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Kotoura-san #2

Kotoura has gotten used to her new life. She gets up in the morning excited to meet her new friend, Manabe. everyday.  She is also attracting a lot of attention which can be good and bad. During the day she gets an unexpected visit from Mifune Yuriko and she wants Kotoura to join the ESP Research Society.

Mifune YurikoBefore any response can be made Mifune Yuriko kidnaps Kotosura along with Manabe and takes them to the club room. But they won’t be able to leave the club room while this crazy blue head chick is around.ESP ClubEven though everything seems normal there is always a catch. Mifune wants Kotosura to help her with a fortune-telling business to prove that people with these types of special abilities are real. She shares a piece of her dark past that helps in the persuasion to get Kotosura to help out. (I guess you can always win someone over with sympathy.)

Mifune's pastThe fortune-telling was going well until jealousy sneaks in. Moritani Hiyori and her clique come to kill the mood. Moritanti is jealous of Kotosura because she has been spending a lot of time around Manabe, who by the way she has a crush on. She makes sure she said her mouth full so that Kotosura understands how much she despises her.

Moritani HiyoriJealousy is scary, really scary.  All of her words and actions were uncalled for.  They were also upsetting to Kotosura. Bringing back the memories of her past.

Kotosura the fortune tellerWhen the world was looking up to her it came crashing down again. Thanks to Moritani history may just start to repeat itself.

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Kotoura-san

Loneliness and hatred are feelings no one should have to experience especially at a young age. Kotoura Haruka knows of them well and she has learned to accept them. But before she knew of these feelings she knew of happiness. She had a loving mother and father, a caring grandfather, and friends. She laughed. She smiled.

Kotoura's family

Then that smile started to slowly faded away. Kotoura started using her ability to read people’s mind. She started reading people’s mind and people started to avoid her. They called her a liar even though she spoke the truth. Then everything came crashing down in an instant. Her father stopped coming home so her mother started drinking.

Kotoura's mother drunk

Then she left.

Mommy wait

Kotoura lost everything and everyone she loved.

Kotoura

But then she meet Manabe…

Kotoura & Manabe

…and her smile that had been gone for so long came back. This could be a new start for Kotoura or just the beginning of another disappointment.

My thoughts:

Kotoura-san doesn’t lack humor and has the potential to being a likable series. The story plot is different which will draw viewer’s attention. The whole idea of a girl with mind reading powers is intriguing to me.