It’s a holiday, and I’m taking a break from an article I’ve been working on for my other blogs in order to have some fun. It’s Valentine’s Day, and I thought I’d let everyone know how it works in Japan, because it’s not like it is here in America.
Ah, Belldandy’s made a Valentine chocolate for Keiichi. Too bad it seems that spelling is her greatest fault… she’s so perfect in every other way. But, hey, it never says that Belldandy is a spelling wiz! At least, not to my knowledge.
Basically, this episode of the anime has Belldandy scrambling to get a Valentine for Keiichi. She has no idea what Valentine’s Day is until Megumi (Keiichi’s sister) tells her about it and says that Keiichi will probably be expecting something. I could be wrong, but I think Belldandy had actually missed Valentine’s Day and thought she had hurt Keiichi’s feelings. I don’t remember the episode well, but I think it may actually take place on White Day instead. Argh! I need to rewatch it!
I don’t have a scan for this one, but Ouran High School Host Club manga has a Valentine’s Day issue during which Honey-sempai winds up with a cavity. Valentine’s Day is his favorite day, and he expects chocolate from all the girls. Tamaki tries to get Haruhi to give him chocolates, but Haruhi is her usual self and barely takes notice of the holiday. The only person she intends to give chocolate to (when she remembers) is her father, and only because he makes a fuss about it if she doesn’t.
I can’t really recall any other instances that I remember well, but there you have it. It’s Valentine’s Day in Japan!