TeensBlessed with his unconventional dance moves, Josh decides to try out for the local dance contest. But, Drake is failing gym and needs to win the contest to pass, so he decides to shake a leg and tangos off with Josh's dance partner.
TeensAfter the boys get in trouble for using Fake ID's Audrey and Walter fear they will fall to a life of crime and sign them up for a "Steered Straight" program, but things start skidding out-of-control when a real criminal befriends them.
TeensOn the eve of his first day as the new kid in class at the big city high school, Yamato finds himself smitten with an angel of grace and beauty. Any doubts he’ll ever catch another glimpse of his vision are promptly squashed when she shows up at his aunt’s boarding and bathhouse… As are his hopes of impressing the driven hottie!
TeensWhen Aunt Ayano decides to host a back-to-school party in their honor, it’s a day of supply shopping for Yamato and Suzuka. And as the two spend some time together their irritation knows no bounds, as they differ in every possible way… Much to the amusement of all in the vicinity! A peaceful respite shared on the steps of a shrine is soon overwhelmed by the presence of all that is Yasunobu. The ultimate ladies man and playboy extraordinaire, Yamato’s not exactly in top form in the constant shadow of his “best friend.” But when the ego-driven young man acts in his friend’s interest, Yamato gets things backwards again!
TeensIt’s the first day of high school and the first day of Yamato’s new life, and with any luck it will be a change for the better. But as the other students settle into their established cliques, the young man’s left feeling more than a bit out of place. That is, until an innocent childhood memory with a cute face sweeps in to save him! Yasunobu takes the opportunity to stir things up… Just who is the player playin’ now? Unsettled, Suzuka blows Yamato off and leaves him out in the cold. Literally! Now he’s sick as a dog and off his feet, yet even out of the game things manage to go off-track around him!
TeensIt’s Phys Ed test time and Yamato is feeling pumped! But when even the girls outperform him… Things get a bit deflated! It’s down to the final event, and as the young man clocks in even faster than the school’s top sprinter, Yamato’s not the only one surprised. As he basks in the onslaught of attention, pleased to have finally found something he’s good at, Suzuka’s reaction remains completely unenthused. Distant, even. And as Yasunobu and his many manipulations enter the game, Suzuka won’t be the only one acting strange!
TeensAfter an awkward embrace that left them both soaking, Yamato is seriously starting to lose it! Seeking out Yasunobu for his impeccable insight into women… The young man might have better luck were he to simply quest for the ever-elusive “Girls for Dummies!” It’s a big ugly mess of mixed signals with everyone involved misreading each other, leaving them all in the dark. As Yamato debates whether of not to go for it, he begins to worry how things might change were Suzuka to reject him. The hormones abound and the storm sets in, with no one making a move. It’s a stalemate!
TeensYamato learns of their unexpected break from school that Saturday and determines to spend some quality time with the girl next door. But what to do? Lucking into two complimentary passes to Fantasy Land and a few mishaps later… The date’s a go! But when the weather doesn’t cooperate and things don’t turn out exactly as planned, Yamato realizes he might never amount to more than just a friend. When inspiration strikes at long last, will it turn into a laughing matter? Or will Suzuka take it pretty seriously? Whoever said change is good didn’t think things completely through!
TeensDepressed that things will never be the same between him and Suzuka again, Yamato’s gone all doom and gloom. So Yuuka takes it upon herself to lift his spirits in her usual inebriated way. But when her drunken advice actually scores a hit, the young man decides to step up his efforts… And what better place to pursue a high jumper than at track practice? Suzuka and Yasunobu both protest his plan, one for not trying hard enough and the other for trying way too hard. Even quiet little Honoka’s against it! Backwards as always and against all advice, Yamato decides he’s done with sitting around on the sideline!
TeensOne track practice under his belt and Yamato’s ready to throw in the towel. The only thing he managed to accomplish was to slow the team down! And as Suzuka tolerates nothing but the best from her teammates… Well, Yamato’s best just isn’t good enough! As the young man strengthens his resolve, determined to make the star of track and field take notice, Honoka’s wondering what to do herself. And when a bathhouse confession reveals the truth behind recent events, it seems as if just about everyone’s jumping to join the team! The question remains, just who will go the distance?
TeensThe track team may be back on the road, but it’s a homecoming for one of their numbers. Meanwhile on the field of love the race remains heated, with Suzuka strong in the lead… Honoka trailing ever further behind. When Yamato’s despair inspires nocturnal nurturing, the sweetly shy Honoka surprises them both with a tactical kiss! Confusion soars to new heights as the young man finds himself torn between two women: The one he’s been busy chasing and the other he’s just realized has been busy chasing him! As Suzuka basks in the afterglow of her most recent victory, Honoka’s celebrating a win of her own!
TeensRunning hot to confront Suzuka about her secret love, Yamato stumbles upon a secret of an entirely different nature. It seems that while the track star’s been busy haunting his thoughts… Hers have been haunted as well! In the whirl of emotions and flashbacks, it’s revealed exactly how much the young man resembles the old flame Suzuka just can’t let die. Feeling the idiot for totally misunderstanding things, Yamato’s decided that enough’s enough by the time she comes back around. And not only is he calling it quits on her, but on the entire track team as well!
TeensFeeling as if the closer he gets to Suzuka, the farther she slips away, Yamato’s a bit distracted as the trials for the up-coming tournament roll around… Distracted and doubting himself again! Trying to focus and not let the tension get to him, the young man shatters his own personal best and qualifies. But when Suzuka’s congrats are less than excited, Yamato forces the issue only to learn that she despises him. And now he’s stuck on the team, for she’ll hate him more than ever if he calls it quits! While his success may be personally meaningless, his presence is really lifting spirits. Exactly who does he remind everyone
TeensIt’s the day of the big tournament and Yamato is nowhere to be found… He’s been busy feeling bummed about recent events. Yasunobu tracks his forlorn friend down, using his own unique talents to trick Yamato into showing up at the last hour. Finding Suzuka in tears upon his arrival, Yamato – true to form and making things worse as he tries to make them better – confronts the one responsible for this most recent distress. He has just challenged his biggest competitor for the coming event! When his best efforts once more fall short of the mark, unexpected sympathy might heal more than hurt pride!
TeensA single soft-spoken caress of delicate lips, and Yamato has turned his long-squandered affections away from Suzuka to a girl who’s been long awaiting this very chance. Having seen it all go down first-hand, Miki decides this is a definite must-know for Suzuka… A must-know which hits hard indeed! Determined to outrun the fast-spreading news, the young man informs his former obsession of his newfound bliss. But Suzuka’s been prepped, and her reception’s on par for her cold, aloof rep. As the two somehow manage to miss their train home, Honoka tries her best not to look nervous!
TeensJust as things are finally cooling down, they’re heating up as well! While in some ways his poor performance at the tournament proved invaluable, Yamato’s fall from grace has earned him some extra hours after practice. Another round of auspicious amusement park tickets sends the group off on an adventure… But the love triangle tension soon waters down the fun. When Honoka finally finds time to work out the geometric confusion with Suzuka, the young man in question just happens to pass by, taking it all in surprising stride. While they may be on the same page at last, it’s still gonna be a tough read!
TeensStill stranded and with no way home, Yamato and Suzuka have no choice but to wait for his father’s arrival before life can continue on. They attempt to fill the interlude with family, but unscheduled reunions can only kill so much time… What to do? Tapping into local tradition, Yamato proposes they head out for the river to take in a bit of nature’s nightlife. Uninterested at first, it is interesting what does make Suzuka change her mind! As the two prove unable to find any fireflies, they do discover the untold second half of the custom! Sometimes humor hides a kernel of truth. But sometimes a joke’s just in bad taste!
TeensEver notice how it always seems to rain just as things are at their worst? So when Suzuka lends her umbrella to Yamato, Miki’s convinced it’s now well past bad! And she’s not the only best friend interested in the young man, as he and Honoka head off to meet up with… No way, it’s Nana Shirakawa!?! First suffering a severe case of star-struck, then accused of cheating with the stellar object herself, Yamato’s bound and determined not to impress his love’s nearest and dearest. As karaoke fails to cover further confusion, Yamato’s forced to admit how little he truly knows about girls, especially the one he’s dating!
TeensAbsence does make the heart grow fonder… Or at least it did in Yamato’s case! Floating along in a heavenly daze, the young man’s bubble gets burst posthaste as Yasunobu adds some racy to the rapture! Overwhelmed with worldly woman advice, Yamato’s still reeling later that evening as Honoka arrives to cook dinner for two. But she wasn’t prepared for all the pointers from the pit, and it’s the Indy 500 from bad to much worse until the young girl blue-streaks it back out of the room. While Yamato’s never been much of a player, he knows it takes more than one person to make a team!
TeensSitting alone on the steps of a shrine, Suzuka laments the past and present both as solace approaches from the night with silent tread. But when the tearful track star denies the truth, disclaiming any feelings for Yamato… Well, quiet little Honoka turns from comfort to confrontation and lets the diva have it! After all, while one has lost a love, one has had it taken from her! Fleeing words she’s not yet ready to hear, Yamato arrives soon thereafter to be sent on his way by the wise Honoka. Finally finding Suzuka in a rainy park, the young man resorts to desperate – and painful – measures!
TeensYamato’s lack of seemingly basic social skills has left him with only one day to find the perfect present for Honoka’s birthday! So what does he do? What only he does best… Going about everything completely backwards again! As Yamato lies to his girlfriend in order to ditch their date and spends the time shopping with Suzuka instead, even the blind could read this tale’s not-so-happy end! Prepared to forgive him and take it all quietly in stride, the young man forces Honoka to return his surprise with an even greater one of her own! Will this kid ever learn that when the going’s good, the good should just shut the heck up?
TeensTalk about misdirection! Too bad it’s unintentional! Honoka’s still upset about how her birthday played out, the time Yamato spends in Suzuka’s company and the obvious pleasure this brings. So when she starts avoiding her boyfriend, well… The witless wonder goes back to the very source of their problems! Acting on Suzuka’s advice, he finally chases Honoka down – Literally! – and with one last bittersweet kiss, the deal is done. But when the track queen learns of recent events, she starts to feel the culprit. That is, until Yamato tries to laugh it all off! Just what is he up to, anyways?
TeensOne step forward, two steps back – Not a great approach to life if you’re on the track team! His mind still racing round and round with thoughts of Suzuka… Too bad the same can’t be said of his performance at practice! As he struggles with the relay, Miki takes pity and coaches the young man in matters both on the field and off. Sound advice leads to a noisy clash, and Yamato’s seeing the track diva in a far different, unflattering light! But a surprise encounter at the laundromat will rinse the issue clean, even if the spin cycle seems a bit unbalanced! Go, no stay. Wait, stay. No go!
TeensJust after it has run the rumor mill that they’re together… It’s making the rounds that they’re apart! While Honoka may be giving her ex the cold shoulder, Yamato is still very much in her heart and thoughts. At least she has her best friend Nana to turn to. Meanwhile, poor Yamato’s trying to keep it all under wraps, preferring that Suzuka despise him for all the wrong reasons than she ever learn the truth behind the break-up: None other than the high school high jumper, herself! Surprise support comes from elsewhere on the team, as Miki spends some tender time off the track with the forsaken young man.
TeensA new goal requires a new game plan, and Yamato has become a far cry from his former self! He has a purpose now, and that purpose is to be the best! With the Metropolitan Meet only two weeks away and Miki’s continued coaching, Yamato has taken training to new levels of obsession… Until even the driven Suzuka thinks it’s too much! But as he improves second by second, little else matters to the reformed runner. For when he’s finally the best in his event, then he’ll be on equal footing with the hottie high jumper (and her ghost). And only then will he be good enough for Suzuka!
TeensYamato has never been more focused, more pumped… More ready to take on the fates! It’s the day of the Metropolitan Meet, and only time will tell if his extra hours on the track will pay off at last. But the wait looks to be short-lived, as he draws against the current champion in his very first heat! As Yamato’s solid start soon leaves his lagging far behind, the young man despairs of ever confessing his feelings for Suzuka! But as evening brings her to his door looking to cheer his low spirits, he inadvertently echoes the fates he so recklessly challenged, sending them both fleeing into the night!
TeensAnother day, another tournament! And rather than focusing on the race before him, Yamato’s thoughts are in orbit of the ever-distant Suzuka! Yasunobu turns the lovesick runner around to focus on the finish line, but the young man’s sight is soon set on an even higher goal… To be the number one sprinter in all Japan!?! While the runner he has to beat to claim the title is competing against him in the relay, Yamato’s in all reality racing against a ghost. Seconds late and second place, and even Suzuka’s acclaim falls on deaf ears. Only one thing haunts his thoughts now: He simply has to be the best!
TeensIt’s time to face the pain… The pain of loss, the pain of loneliness, the pain of growing up and moving on. For until Suzuka can come to peace and say good-bye to the past, there is simply no way she can truly live in the present!