Can you say no to a face like that?
We actually met some boys last week, so is that going to change anything about how the love research goes? Again this week we get out of the school, but it’s not really a good place to meet boys this time.
What to Do With a Threat?
Maki takes it to extremes like always
The Student Council has decided they’re going to keep studying love and answering questions, even with the threat from the Newspaper Society. And now Sayo recognizes a threat from Momo and Nana, even if it’s mostly by reputation. But without knowing what the specific threat is, they don’t really have much choice but to keep going with what they want to do, researching love. But hopefully they don’t research how to bring Dakki to life.
They could interact better if he didn’t get laid out so often
But trying out things on each other is still as old as it was before, and Suzu has a point that she can practice with people she’s (more) comfortable with, but when she meets a real guy, she’ll just fold. So Riko suggests that they all come over to her house to interact with her little brother.
A Visit to the Kurahashis
Someone is smitten
Rentarou’s not too keen on being the designated boy to interact with Riko’s sister… until he meets Maki. She’s definitely not what he thought Riko’s friends would be like. “Beautiful, a pretty face, a nice figure, and so pure!” and not anything like his sis…ter. Oh hi Riko! ~thwack!~ In fact, Ren get knocked on the head a lot in this episode, by Riko and her mom, as well as insults from Sayo and even Suzu, who takes the opportunity to throw some rather.. arcane… insults at him. The best part is that the first one comes true that very day.
A possible match?
But perhaps the most lasting effect of the girls’ visit to Riko’s house is the result of Ren’s revenge. Finding a failing test in Riko’s room, he rats her out to their mom, who sends Riko out to cram school again. It’s definitely a good setup for the rest of the series, because as I mentioned last week, that’s where the boys are (not at Fuji Girls). Of course, we get reunited with Satoshi and “Yan”, and it certainly looks like Riko and Satoshi have a thing for each other.
Another great episode of laughs. I’m still really enjoying the serial nature of this show, and think it’s great that they’ve broken out of the Student Council room to make it more about Riko’s life. Rentarou was definitely the special guest star this episode, and even if he’s infatuated with Maki, I tend to agree with Sumairii who thinks that it’s much more likely that Ren ends up with Suzu. Of course, he’s got a few years, although Suzu’s only a couple years older than he is. And he’s definitely a ladykiller as Sayo sees right off the bat with his apology to Eno. But all in all I just think the series is going great places, and keeps being funny.