"You did care, that's why you come in so early."
|Early Bird Marina and a Bouquet From the Heart|
|Japanese Title|| 早起き少女まりなと心の花たば
Hayaoki Shōjo Marina to Kokoro no Hanataba
|Dub Title||You didn't bring me flowers|
|Air Date|| April 11th, 1999 (JP)
November 19, 2005 (US)
|Episode Direction||Yoshihiro Oka|
|Animation Direction||Yasuhiro Namatame|
|Next Episode||A Wish for a Precious Shirt|
|Previous Episode||Pinch! The Teacher Found Out!!|
The opening begins with a bunch of pretty flowers being watered. Panning around to show the many flowers being watered by someone. It is then to be revealed a girl in Doremi's class who comments on how the flowers look before revealing a huge shelf filled with the many colorful and shining plants.
Hazuki attempts to help a classmate she recently befriended after another classmate hurts her feelings.
Hazuki comes earlier then usual to school in order to get some violin practice in privacy. She changes into her school shoes and heads to the classroom, only to stop upon noticing someone else in the room. She watches Marina open the windows, put out a vase filled with fresh flowers, then cleans off the desk when she notices Hazuki there.
The next morning Hazuki comes in once again to see Marina doing the same things as yesterday. When asked about what she has been doing, Hazuki mentions that she has a recital coming next Sunday and she wanted to make sure she got as much practice as possible. They discuss how much they have been learning about each other lately, then Hazuki leaves for the music room. She changes into her witch apprentice uniform to summon a group of vegetable people.
Later on in class, everyone is currently in the middle of reading. Seki-Sensei silently thanks Marina for the flowers after she comments on them.
Soon a break comes up and everyone has gone outside to play. Marina is busy working by pulling weeds from the flower patches when Doremi, Hazuki, and Aiko pay her a visit. Marina mentions tending to her favorite flowers, the Daisies when suddenly a soccer ball comes flying by and hits the flowers. Shocked, the four girls only stare at the sight when Kimura and the guys come to get their soccer ball back. Doremi tells them off for getting so careless, but the guys end up agitating her further when they question where she gets off by telling them this. When Doremi and Aiko demand an apology, Kimura refuses to give one and claims he shouldn't have to apologize to a girl like Marina.
This greatly upsets her and she runs away from everyone else. Hazuki attempts to stop her so that they can talk but it is no use. Marina just runs until Hazuki is forced to stop and yell at her. But this doesn't provide any use either.
The following day, Hazuki is saddened when she doesn't find Marina there at school like usual. She waits until it is ten minutes after eight, when she is joined by Doremi and Aiko. It is then she happens to spot Marina, and she goes to talk to her but Marina informs Hazuki that she decided to quit. She does not want to be the first to class anymore.
During recess Doremi yells at Kimura, blaming him for what happened to Marina. Aiko too yells but Kimura doesn't seem to get it. Marina is shown to be spying on them from behind the wall and Hazuki sneaks up on her to try to speak to her again, but instead of expressing her feelings, Marina casts blame on her mother instead. She explains that when she was little, Marina was having trouble making friends or fitting in, so her mother suggested that Marina could come to class early to brighten up the room, since she enjoys flowers. Marina finishes her story by saying she doesn't care, and that she hates it before taking off again.At the Maho-do, everyone continues to discuss the dramatic problem going on back at School. Hazuki points out that she has a lot in common with Marina; because she also had to do something she didn't want to at first, but now she likes it. She is sure that Marina feels the same way. The girls continue to chat until a customer suddenly arrives. They run down to greet them, but in shock, they find Kimura standing there. Doremi is quick to snap at him, but he claims he only came to check out the store and happens to see a strange charm. He decides to buy it, then takes off.
It is now evening and Hazuki is busy practicing her violin. She feels a bit depressed, and stops when Rere seems to notice this. They try to figure out what they can do to help Marina, and suddenly Hazuki gets an idea. She will go and visit Marina the next morning, before school begins.
When that happens though, Marina snaps at Hazuki and tells her to mind her own business before she goes back inside.
Later on during the day, the girls happen to notice how bad the weather has gotten. It has become dark and is really windy. When break comes, everyone happens to notice this, including Kimura, who spots Marina hiding from a distance while observing the flowers. He is rather concerned, knowing it's supposed to rain really badly later, and he can already see how poorly the flowers are fairing.
By the school day ends, it has began pouring rapidly. Aiko suggests that they should all get to home or shelter as fast as possible, but Hazuki tells them she is going to head home with Marina instead. She goes outside to check on the flowers to find Kimura trying to cover them with a tarp. Marina tells him that he doesn't need to bother doing this, but he ignores her, so she just says she has nothing to do with the garden anymore and storms off.
Suddenly the tarp blows away and to make matters worse, Kimura is getting very feverish. Hazuki takes him to the nurses office and once she leaves, she knows she has to do something to save the flowers; along with give Marina the courage to just be herself again and fix their friendship.
At home meanwhile, Marina is still outside, trying to bring flowers inside while her mother tries to get her to stay in. While doing so, Marina thinks about how hard Kimura tried to protect them and she decides she has to do something too. So she grabs her rain jacket and tries to leave to head to the school, but her mother stops her due to how dangerous it could be.
Hazuki transforms and tried to think of a way to protect the flowers. Hazuki summons a miniature greenhouse, but it only lasts for a few seconds before vanishing. As she resumes panic, she is joined by Rere, Doremi, and Aiko. They explain that Doremi made an attempt to call Hazuki, but when she didn't answer they figured she was still at the school. So they had to come find her.
Since their magic is not enough alone, the girls decide to combine it by using Magical Stage in order to summon many tiny umbrella. They are able to all form and sit together to keep the flowers safe from the violent rain storm. But to make sure the girls sit by to wait a while before they leave.
The following day, Misora has become damp and wet, with many puddles all over the town. Marina leaves extra-early and heads right over to the school. Before she arrives the little umbrella all vanish in puffs of smoke, and to her surprise upon arriving, all of the flowers have bloomed. Hazuki explains that it is because of Kimura that they were able to survive the way they did. Marina then decides to finish what she told Hazuki earlier, saying that at first she really didn't like to do this, but now she has begun to, and she loves the flowers too. Hazuki agrees and explains that at first she didn't like to play the violin, but now she does too.
Once school ends, Marina pays Kimura a visit, having found out that he had a fever and had to stay home. After he answers, she hesitates before handing him a flower. She thanks him for what he did for her, causing them to be somewhat awkward for a moment until they start to laugh.
As this goes on, it is revealed that the two are being watched from the corner by the Ojamajo. They make so much noise though, that they begin to run to avoid being caught, almost tripping Hazuki in the process.
- Characters introduced: Marina, Kimura
- Marina and Kimura's relationship begins with this episode.
- Marina: Are you going to practice today?
- Hazuki: The recital is on Sunday so I want to practice more. This is the only time of the day that the music room is available.
- Marina: I didn't know that.
- Hazuki: Eh?
- Marina: I didn't know you play the violin Hazuki-chan.
- Hazuki: If I didn't come earlier I wouldn't have known about you either. Marina-chan, you did so many things for us.
- Marina: I quit... I don't want to be the first one in class anymore.
- Doremi: She's still shocked by Kimura's words.
- Aiko: Look's like it...
- As Hazuki walks into the room to see Marina, her legs go missing.
- At one point Marina is shown with brown eyes, instead of dark blue.
- Hazuki's tap beads go out of order during the beginning of the episode when she appears in apprentice form.
- Hazuki's left arm becomes very disformed after she stops chasing Marina.
- When the girls cast Magical Stage, it was not shown to be raining. But as they are standing in the rain, it should have been visible.
- Kimura has light skin when he holds the flower; but his normal skin-coloring is tan.
- As Hazuki and Doremi watch Aiko in shock, Hazuki lacks her ponytail and her bow is brown, like her hair.
- Doremi references episode 9 while they make charms during this episode.
- It's shown that class begins around 8:00 am.