My Happy Marriage Episode 1 Ending, Explained – “My Happy Marriage,” or Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon in Japanese, is an anime series adapted from Akumi Agitogi’s Meiji Restoration-era light novels of the nineteenth century set in a fictional Meiji Restoration world and featuring Miyo from the Saimori family – particularly her life after losing both parents as well as mistreatment from her stepmother, half-sister, and father. Miyo is at the center of this tale with struggles stemming from her loss and her stepmother’s mistreatment from her stepmother, step-sister, and father as she pursues her destiny toward adulthood.
Miyo’s life is optimistic when she meets Kiyoka Kudo, head of the Kudo family, and her future husband. In episode one, we meet Miyo and her family and witness their dynamics; true to its title, it also depicts their initial meeting. To further explore what transpired during episode one of “My Happy Marriage,” let’s discuss its concluding moments in detail.
My Happy Marriage Episode 1 Recap
Beginning the anime series, Miyo takes on the role of narrator, sharing her hardships and loneliness with viewers. It soon becomes evident that she has experienced verbal abuse from both Kanoko and Kaya, yet Miyo seems more distressed due to their neglect than from Kanoko and Kaya’s cruelty.
Early episodes of this show draw heavily from classic fairy tales such as Cinderella, evident through Kanoko as she personifies a stereotypical evil stepmother. Creators purposely avoided including supernatural elements in this pilot episode to allow for character development before unveiling any magical realm they inhabit.
Koji Tatsuishi is one of Miyo’s acquaintances, and she remains uncertain about his true feelings towards him, although he tries to assist in alleviating her predicaments as best he can. Though their friendship may stem more from pity than true affection when Miyo’s parents discuss something with Koji’s parents during a discussion between both families, he appears with gifts for Miyo from Koji; it later turns out their families have already made arrangements for Koji to marry Kaya; as customary in this society, the heir is typically married off.
Miyo finds herself disappointed to learn that, despite being the oldest daughter, her future husband won’t inherit any privileges from the Saimori family; rather, Kaya’s future spouse will receive such privileges. Miyo discovers Koji and Kaya’s arranged marriage. However, she knew its chances were slim, and she still held out hope that perhaps Koji could propose, not because he meant anything special but more because he could provide some much-needed comfort in her life.
My Happy Marriage Episode 1 Ending Explained
On the same day that Miyo’s father announced Koji and Kaya’s engagement, he also unveiled his plan to arrange for Miyo and Kiyoka Kudo – patriarch of the Kudo family – to get married. Kiyoka is depicted as being attractive with a military background – something most ladies might find appealing; however, reality proves otherwise.
Miyo was initially shocked and appalled at her impending marriage to Kiyoka, having heard tales of his cruel nature and hearing reports that none of his previous marriages had survived the past three days. Yet Miyo finds herself drawn to Kiyoka from their first encounter due to his striking appearance; soon, she manages to put aside her fears and enjoy the company of this captivating man.