Copyright: © 1997 B-Babas / Chiho Saito TV / Tokyo Shonen Iinkai, © 1998 Central Park Media and Software Sculptors
Director: Ikuhara Kunihiko Original Story and Character Design: Saito Chiho Character Design: Hasegawa Shinya
Miki Kaoru is a prodigy when it comes to playing the piano. Yet he can often be found playing one particular song over and over again -- a song that seems to hold something very dear to him. This song hasn't escaped the notice of the scheming Kiryu Nanami, and when she asks Kaoru about this song, she discovers that he is trying to re-discover something that he had lost some time ago. A feeling which he once shared when he played with his sister, when they were both children. But there's something else afoot, as well. Nanami discovers a photograph of Himemiya Anthy within one of Miki's score books. Could it be that he has feelings for the Rose Bride?
Meanwhile, Wakaba is distress at her latest score on a math exam. But she's not alone. It seems that all the fuss about the Duel has taken its toll on Utena as well...
Anthy is once again cornered by a group of school bullies, who accuse her of causing Kaoru to drop out of the final school piano competition. Luckily, piano prodigy himself comes to her rescue -- and discovers that Anthy is also having difficulties with math. Unexpectedly, he offers to help the young woman in a subject at which he's very adept. This has an immediate side benefit for Utena, who is also given help by Kaoru.
But Kaoru is also a member of the student's council, which must mean that he would also be duelling for the hand of the Rose Bride. But Kaoru denies any interest in the Duel; in fact, Utena notices that his interest in Anthy seems to be on a deeper, much more personal level than the others. Yet things are bound to get rocky when Nanami invites herself along on one of the tutoring sessions. Especially since she has plans to put Anthy into more embarrassing situations.
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