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If Her Flag Breaks / Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara

If Her Flag Breaks / Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara


Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara (If Her Flag Breaks) Official JP Homepage
Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara (If Her Flag Breaks) info on ANN

Genres: comedy, romance, slice of life
Themes: harem, school
Objectionable content: Mild
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2014-04-06

Plot Summary: Sota Hatate is a boy who has the unique ability to see “Flags” above the heads of other people. The “Flags” mark critical crossroads in people’s lives — when the choices they make will determine love, friendship, victory, and even death. He transfers into Tokyo’s elite Hatagaya Academy, but instead of living by himself in the boys’ dormitory, he ends up living with many beautiful girls under one roof.

Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara Novels Have Anime in the Works

posted on 2012-11-28 08:10 EST
10ka Takei’s romantic comedy of boy who can see “Flags” that mark people’s crossroads

Ryota Ohsaka, Kana Asumi Lead Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara Anime’s Cast

posted on 2013-11-29 00:55 EST
Ibuki Kido, Ai Kayano, Kana Hanazawa, Yōko Hikasa, Ayaka Suwa, Aoi Yūki also star

Crunchyroll to Stream Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara Anime

posted on 2014-04-08 18:30 EDT
Streaming to begin on Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET

NIS America Licenses Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara Anime

posted on 2014-04-09 21:50 EDT
N. American retail release planned for If Her Flag Breaks

Ep. 01

Rather enjoyed the first episode of this.
It’ll be interesting to see where this goes.

Episode 1 -

I’m a little worried about the death flag over Sota’s head. It doesn’t look like he can break his own.

[quote=“LadyOfWicca”]Episode 1 -

I’m a little worried about the death flag over Sota’s head. It doesn’t look like he can break his own.

[details=spoiler]I think that ties back to him being the only survivor on the cruse ship.
I also have a feeling that those little “Conquest Complete” flags have something to do with him breaking his death flag in later episodes.

But yeah, his looked like a nasty one. All swirly and long.[/details]

[details=spoiler]The flag being tied to the ship didn’t occur to me, but now that you mention it, it would make sense since he was the only survivor. Perhaps his survival came with a price.

I can also see how those “Conquest Complete” flags may tie in. Nice insight there, Coffee God! At the very least, you’ve given me something to think about![/details]

Could the DEATH Flag have been triggered when he made Akane fall in love with him? It would also explain the title. Meaning that if her flag breaks, it’ll trigger his death flag…

[details=spoiler]If that’s the case, it would be the death of him to break the conquest flag(s)

Somehow I’m thinking there will be more people with that flag[/details]

[quote=“LadyOfWicca”][details=spoiler]The flag being tied to the ship didn’t occur to me, but now that you mention it, it would make sense since he was the only survivor. Perhaps his survival came with a price.
I can also see how those “Conquest Complete” flags may tie in. Nice insight there, Coffee God! At the very least, you’ve given me something to think about![/details][/quote]

You’re welcome!

It’ll be interesting to see which path of possibles this series takes to explain this.
I’ll be rather sad if it just treats it like a “monster in the corner” kind of thing.

Episode 2 –

[details=spoiler]The dorm is rebuilt for Souta and looks like a palace! The bit with Megumu was funny – way too many flags! LOL But now that the dorm is all fixed up, it will be shut down if Souta continues to live there by himself. The solution? Have the harem (plus one) move in!

Death flags can fly around? And attach themselves to objects? The flag leads to a letter found in a drawer. A letter that takes Souta back to the ship, and a girl named Sakura that plays a strange game of chess. She points out the knight, magician, samurai, dragon knight, bishop, ninja, thief, and summoner. Sakura tells Souta that the magician is “troublesome” and should be gotten rid of first. The knight protects and will always follow the Royal Banner. The bishop is a decoy and the ninja will attack from behind.

Apparently Souta has lost the game, and the loser has to listen to whatever the winner says. Sakura begins to talk about flags and tells Souta that she will give him her power. In exchange, Souta must learn the “ultimate truth of this world”. Souta comes back to the present and begins to put things together.

It seemed like hardly anyone was on the ship to begin with. Souta remembers having a sister, but Kikuno doesn’t remember her. I can’t wait to see how Souta puts all this together![/details]

Episode 3 –

[details=spoiler]The gift that keeps on giving! The dorm acquires a robot! A very cute robot named Ruri that has been sent to help Akane. And she blushes when Souta speaks to her.

Track Meet Week – wouldn’t that just be a sports festival? It looks fun and I’m sure Souta will enjoy having his ladies fight over him for the events. I hope he likes that three-legged race! LOL

The dorm is threatened with being closed again. It’s co-ed – oh, the horror! It also only has five residents, six if you count Ruri. Quest Dorm will have to win the MVP title at Track Meet Week, or it will be shut down and Souta will be expelled. Mimori certainly likes to make things up as she goes. Why is everyone so sure that Souta will get expelled anyway? I just love the lack of confidence.

However, Rin’s training may end up killing everyone anyway. Turns out Rin is Souta’s childhood friend. Chalk up another conquest![/details]

Ep. 3

Run do not walk away from the girl with the Yandere Flag

Ep. 03

[details=spoiler]That has to be my favorite line thus far!
Souta telling Rin:
“My friendship with you wouldn’t end just because of something like this.”
Breaking her “Yandere Flag” after confirmation.
Then he notices the “Conquest Flag” and internally says:
“Rin-kun, why… Why are you so easy…”[/details]

That was just so great!

[quote=“TheCoffeeGod”]Ep. 03

[details=spoiler]That has to be my favorite line thus far!
Souta telling Rin:
“My friendship with you wouldn’t end just because of something like this.”
Breaking her “Yandere Flag” after confirmation.
Then he notices the “Conquest Flag” and internally says:
“Rin-kun, why… Why are you so easy…”[/details]

That was just so great![/quote]

I agree!

Episode 4 –

[details=spoiler]Track Meet Week is in full swing and Rin is still in charge of the Quest Dorm residents. They all need to make MVP or the worst will happen. Her schedule is brutal, but it will get everyone the most points if they succeed. Despite that and the somewhat ridiculous events, Quest Dorm is doing quite well. They’re in first place, but it’s only the first day.

It looks like Souta’s flag is getting even more menacing, and it seems to be distracting him at the next day’s events. By the end of the week, Quest Dorm is in eighth place and things are not looking good. Souta confides his imminent death to Ruri, but she has no concept of death and doesn’t understand. Souta’s greatest fear is that his death will bring sadness to the other girls and Megumu.

In talking to Ruri, Souta thinks that if he just leaves, the pain for the others will be less than if he died. Better that they don’t know the real reason for his leaving. He tells Ruri that he can break other death flags, but there’s no way to break his own. Then he remembers the letter. He mentally gives each of his girls a designation and that seems to resonate with something inside of Ruri. She’s connected to all this!

Ruri announces a new program and gives Souta a choice. It seems that there may be a way to get rid of his death flag after all. He asks Ruri about Sakura, but she doesn’t have access to that information – yet. So, he asks about the “first gate” and Ruri projects an image. It’s Quest Dorm and Nanami is there as “princess knight”. Akane is the “magician”, Ruri is the “ninja”, but who is the “bishop”? Nanami tells Souta that he is the “Royal Banner”.

Nanami leads everyone into the dorm and to a tunnel below it that leads to a strange door. This is probably the first gate. The gate opens and Sakura’s voice is telling Souta that she will give him her power so that he can learn the truth of this world. When the projection has finished, Ruri tells Souta that this was updated in 1938 by Ruri. But perhaps this is another Ruri since this Ruri is only two months old. Souta must also find out the identity of his “bishop”, but Ruri can’t help him there either.

Of course now that Souta knows Quest Dorm may be connected to the first gate, he can’t possibly leave. If he can find out the “ultimate truth”, he won’t have to die and the others won’t have to be saddened by his death. I suppose even an android can get a flag, when Souta tells Ruri that he needs her. All this should be enough for Souta to get the incentive to win this sports festival. He even gets the others to raise victory flags! And Rin’s is another flag once again. LOL The win should be guaranteed now.

But when Souta talks to Nanami about her flag, he realizes that she’s never shown any kind of flag and he wonders if she even has any. They are the anchors for the race, but a small accident may prevent them from winning. Souta wants to take Nanami to the infirmary, but she wants to finish the race first. They run, but everyone else suddenly passes them. Refusing to give up and bring sorrow to the others, Souta picks Nanami up and runs with her in his arms. However, they still only come in second.

It looks like Souta will have to leave after all and Nanami blames herself, not only for getting hurt, but for not having a flag. Suddenly victory flags pop up again. Mimori has brought over the board members that wanted to shut down Quest Dorm. They were touched by Souta’s concern for Nanami, and compliment the friendship and true teamwork that has come from the Quest Dorm team. They have been awarded MVP! Yay! Souta can stay and begin his personal quest for the truth, but it seems that he already has an unknown enemy. I can’t wait to see who she is and how she ties in to the story.[/details]

Episode 5 –

[details=spoiler]Looks like Souta’s quest is on hold again. He kind of promised Akane a date without realizing it and now the rest of the girls at the dorm are up in arms. Nanami suggests that they all go on a date. However, Nanami and Ruri end up staying home. Souta doesn’t seem happy with all this in the first place, but at least there will be two less girls to fight over him. Still, it looks like Nanami staying home comes with a price. LOL

Souta meets Megumu first and Megumu treats Souta to a “manly” date. I don’t think it turned out that way though. I loved all the kissing flags that popped up at the café. Megumu may as well face it – he’s better as a girl.

Akane is next and they end up on a lake at a park. After Akane shows off her gondolier skills, Souta thinks it would be better if the rowed together. That ends up in an accidental embrace and Akane gets a wet dress. As least Akane’s mom told her to wear her “good” underwear and Souta has to wonder about that mother.

The third date is with Rin and once again, Rin is just too easy. They sit in a park and share childhood memories. But an embarrassing memory ends up with Rin making a scene, and fainting.

So, when Souta meets Kikuno for the fourth date, he’s carrying the unconscious Rin. They take her back to the dorm and end up having their date in Kikuno’s room. Another childhood memory shows how Kikuno became Souta’s big sister.

In the end, although Nanami had the dorm to herself the entire day, I think she would have liked being out with Souta as well. However, the other girls praise her for letting them have the day with Souta. And Souta was sweet enough to remember the cakes for Nanami too.

Ruri has some information on the underground passage, and reports to Souta. The tunnel actually exists under the dorm, but was buried. However, Ruri has already dug it out! She takes him to the tunnel and there, at the end of it, is the First Gate! But doesn’t he need to have the others with him? Convinced that the truth of the world is behind the door, he opens it.

The only thing the next room contains is a large chest with figures of the knight, magician, bishop, and ninja. There are other figures as well, but Souta can’t identify them, nor can Ruri can’t see the interior. Souta decides to leave it for now. Then he notices an opening in the back of the room, and Ruri tells him that it leads to the forest behind the dorm.

Suddenly, a bright lights shines from the opening, and Souta runs to investigate, telling Ruri to take care of the others in the dorm. Souta comes up out of a well in the forest where the bright light disappears to reveal another girl. This one tells him that she doesn’t like him messing with the world’s flags. She points to the top of her head and calls Souta “Mr. Enormous Death Flag”. She seems to be another one like Sakura![/details]

Here’s who’s who so far:

Princess Knight
Nanami Knight Bladefield Note: (She’s a real Princess and Knight is in her name)

*Akane Mahougasawa *Note: (Mahou is the Japanese word for magic)

Ruri Ninjabayashi Note: (Ninja is in her name)

Kurumiko Daishikyōgawa Note: (Daishi is a Japanese word for Bishop or Priest)


Ep. 04

So we actually start getting an idea of where this is all going now.

Episode 6 –

[details=spoiler]The episode starts out strangely with the Council of Seven Virtues, a group that cures the Earth of it plagues. They think humanity is one such plague. Number 0 addresses them regarding Souta. “Is he a true messenger of the Sacraments, or will he bring harm to this world?” Number 0 looks to be the one that was watching Souta at the Track Meet Week. Meanwhile, the girl that appeared to Souta in the last episode has just transferred to his class!

Souta wonders who Mei is. She has the same power that he does. She’s already breaking flags left and right in his class. Souta finds out that he has to go on both class trips, Ocean and Forest. This is going to be hysterical. I’m sure the girls will be pulling Souta in all different directions. I did laugh at the boy’s version of a two piece swimsuit. But Megumu looked very nice in it.

Because of his accident, Souta has problems with the ocean. I don’t blame him in the least. When he meets a little girl, her flag tells him that she will move the story to the next stage. When Kurumiko introduces herself, Souta realizes that her name means “Bishop”. But is she his bishop? He asks if she’s in middle school. Kurumiko gives him an evasive answer and leaves in a bit of a hurry.

Just when Souta thought he could get away from the ocean on the second part of his trip, the teacher announces that the Forest group will be going to the ocean. But at least he meets Kurumiko again. He finds out that her parents are deceased. Akane comes over with a sea cucumber problem and buys all of Kurumiko’s popsicles to share with everyone. Kurumiko also evades Akane’s questions and hurries off.

Souta goes after Kurumiko and walks with her. As Souta talks with her, her flag progresses to the next stage. Kurumiko takes Souta to a cave by the sea. It’s her special place where she comes to remember her parents. She confesses that she knew who Souta was. It turns out that her parents were part of the crew on the Premium Ambriel. The two help one another with part of their pain. But they stayed in the cave too long and the tide comes in. Kurumiko takes the blame again when they get trapped.

Kurumiko wishes she had a brother like Souta. Souta replies in kind. She asks if they can be siblings in spirit, and then three death flags appear on her head. How can Souta get rid of them? He tells Kurumiko that he wants her to be his real sister, not one in spirit. The flags disappear as Kurumiko cries with happiness. Another flag pops up and Souta has once again advanced to the next stage.

But three more death flags appear and Souta quickly invites Kurumiko to his school. As she accepts, the flags disappear. Ruri shows up and she makes a pretty good sea monster. LOL Ruri rescues them and Souta brings Kurumiko with him to introduce her to everyone. But it seems Souta is about to meet another girl first.[/details]