Nagisa: While I was in grades 1 to 3 of elementary school, I was often bullied a lot because of my name.
CLASS: Hey, boy-girl!
NAGISA: No, I’m a boy!
CLASS: Then why do you have a girly name like Nagisa? I saw you wearing a skirt the other day!
NAGISA: That’s because my sister made me…
CLASS: Nagisa’s crying again! He’s a crybaby girl!
NAGISA: Because of that, my dad told me to get stronger, so I joined the swimming school. That’s where I met Haru-chan.
NAGISA: Ah, I just joined today. I’m Hazuki Nagisa. Pleased to meet you.
HARUKA: I’m Nanase… Haruka.
NAGISA: Nanase-kun, your name is Haruka? You’re just like me! You have a girl’s name!
NAGISA: Ah… I’m sorry…
HARUKA: Don’t apologize.
NAGISA: Um, I get bullied a lot because of my name. Even at home, my sisters make me wear girl clothes and put make-up on me and–
HARUKA: Just get changed.
HARUKA: I told you, you don’t have to keep apologizing.
[NAGISA unzips his bag]
HARUKA: What’s wrong?
NAGISA: My swimsuit… there’s a girl’s swimsuit in my bag… This is my sister’s… That’s so mean… They did it on purpose, I just know it… Now I can’t swim… I hate swimming! [cries]
HARUKA: You can really hate swimming over something like that?
HARUKA: If you don’t like that swimsuit, you can wear mine.
NAGISA: But… then what will you do, Nanase-kun?
HARUKA: [picks up girl’s swimsuit] I’ll wear this instead.
HARUKA: Being a girl or a boy doesn’t matter when you’re in the water. What you wear doesn’t matter. As long as I can swim… as long as I can feel the water… that’s all that matters.