EPISODE 3: ROMEO AND JULIET
One day, after girl's PE class, Yoshino is told, in front of all of the other students, to begin wearing a bra. She is devastated.
When the homeroom teacher asks the class what they want to do for the upcoming Cultural Festival, the voting is for a 'gender bending' stage play. Maho, Anna, and a few other girls gossip during takes at their modeling photo shoot. Yoshino calls Shuichi and suggests that he write the play. Shuichi begins a notebook, with pages of ideas, but stays up too late, and is sick the next day at school. So Shuichi stays in the nurse's office, and soon Yoshino comes in to mention the fact that she is being asked to wear a bra. The new play is also discussed.
That afternoon, Shuichi returns to class. Mako tells Shuichi that their voices will soon change with the onset of puberty. Mako suggests recording their pre-puberty voices, and that evening they both dress in girl's clothing to do the recording. Maho's boyfriend breaks up the session, and offers a sick Maho oranges. Left to himself, Shuichi 'changes gears' and finishes the rough draft of the play that very evening. Saori also writes a draft script for the play. Next day, both drafts are given to the teacher, and he mentions that both drafts could be combined into one good play. Shuichi and Saori begin working together to do just that. Saori invites Shuichi to her home to work on the play. Saori offers Shuichi a pretty dress to wear while they are together, but he declines. They decide on a modern 'Romeo and Juilet' , wherein both characters are transgender teenagers. Romeo will be a male to female transgender teen, and Juilet will be a female to male transgender teen.
The next day, at the beginning of the school day, a boy walking past Shuichi points out the fact that the girl walking ahead of them is wearing a bra for the first time. When Yoshino greets Shuichi a few moments later, it is very obvious that Yoshino is also wearing a bra for the first time !
At the end of girl's PE class, Yoshino is told by the coach, in front of all the other girls, to begin wearing a bra. She is completely devastated and falls to the floor, while Chi, who has big boobs to begin with, is laughing her head off.
In class, the new teacher asks the class for suggestions as to what to do for the summer Cultural Festival. Among the many ideas, Saori shocks the class by offering the thought of having a 'genderbender' play. A vote is taken, and the gender bender play wins the most support. After school, several classmates discuss potential roles for the play, and who should play the roles. Saori becomes offended, and leaves the group.
Anna, Maho, and another teen fashion model gossip during a photo shoot, while a fourth girl is in front of the cameras. Anna gets offended, and leaves.
While peeling green beans at home, Shuichi receives a phone call from Yoshino, with Yoshino suggesting that Shuichi write the script for the transgender play. In his room, with his sick sister, Shuichi begins to write, racking his brain for ideas. He becomes distracted thinking about his past friendship with Yoshino. In the morning, his sick sister stays home from school, but a very tired Shuichi is sent to school. He hangs out in the nurses station. Yoshino comes by to see Shuichi, and tells her troubles to him, about having to begin wearing a bra. The script for the play is also discussed. At noontime, Shuichi is told to leave the station and return to class. Maho's boyfriend asks Shuichi if he can come by their home and visit Maho. Shuichi agrees. Mako tells Shuichi that both of their voices will soon change, and they need to record their pre-puberity voices now !
That very evening, in Shuichi's front room, both Shuichi and Mako dress in girls clothing, and begin to record their voices on a cell phone. However, a very sick Maho breaks up the session, and then the visit from her boyfriend further ruins it, with accusations of 'cross-dresser' being thrown around. Shuichi and Mako step outside, while the boyfriend offers Maho a bag of oranges. He then leaves, Mako leaves, and Shuichi decides to once again try and work on the script for the play. He imagines himself as the male to female transgender girl, who establishes a deep friendship with the female to male transgender boy, namely Yoshino.
The next day at school, Shuichi turns in his script, and finds out that Saori has also written a script. The teacher tells the two to work together and combine the scripts into one exceptional play. Shuichi and Saori agree to work together, even as they are gossiped about by other students when they are seen in the library. After school, Chi comes from behind, and squeezes Yoshino's boobs, greatly angering Yoshino.
After relocating to Saori's bedroom for privacy, Saori offfers to Shuichi the chance to wear a pretty dress while they rewrite the scripts. Surprisingly, Shuichi declines. It is decided to go with the idea of Romeo as a boy who wants to be a girl, and a Juliet who wants to be a boy. Shuichi finally walks home in the rain. While it is raining, Yoshino is at home in the bedroom, trying on a sports bra. The bitterness and resentment of it all does not escape her.
In the morning, on the way to school, Mako and Shuichi are walking together, when two other boys walking together pass them. They remark that the girl in front of them is wearing a bra for the first time, since they can see the outline of the bra straps from behind, barely showing through her shirt. When Yoshino catches up with Shuichi and Mako, she says a greeting, and runs off. Mako points out to Shuichi that Yoshino is wearing a sports bra for the first time, since he could see the outline of it, barely showing through her shirt !