Everyone heads over to Shijouâ€™s house to scout locations for the movie clubâ€™s film, and to get to know Shijou a bit more.
This episode was great. Even though there werenâ€™t really any big events there was a lot of character development. They didnâ€™t quite have the big events full of drama but this episode certainly built up to them. One of the things they completely just teased us with in this episode was Hoshino. Itâ€™s obvious something is wrong from last episode and they just kept making it blatantly obvious that something was going to happen regarding her, yet didnâ€™t say what. Iâ€™m pretty sure it will be that she is moving away. It would be a rather good way of getting rid of Hoshino without as much drama as there might be if she was still around for Kouichi to end up with Mao, if thatâ€™s what will happen. However my guess is that she will say something along the lines of confessing her feelings to Kouichi before she goes even though it wonâ€™t matter since she has to leave. However Iâ€™m more interested in how this will affect Kouichi and Mao. Not to belittle Hoshinoâ€™s importance but if sheâ€™s going away there really nothing thatâ€™s going to change now. I doubt sheâ€™ll end up staying if her family goes away, and Hoshino and Kouichi are no where close enough in their relationship for there to be any HUGE drama about her leaving. It will however greatly impact Kouichi so I just want to know how that is then going to be transferred to Mao. Mao obviously has feelings for Kouichi but it really seems that she hasnâ€™t really realized it herself yet.
There are just so many roadblocks that have to be tackled before anything can happen with any of the characters itsâ€™ really made this show interesting. Itâ€™s not just a matter of Mao going out with Kouichi its a matter of Mao breaking up with Kai, Kai ending up with someone else or putting closure on him (probably ending with Shijou) then they have to get over the roadblock of Hoshinoâ€™s memories in Kouichi and any feelings he had for her (if she is gone by this point) then they have to get Kouichi and Mao. The level of complexity is really interesting, making the show much more then some other romance anime are.
The other huge thing I loved about this episode was Futami. She is definitely the most interesting character in the show, partially because of her extremely logical view of life is humorous at times but there was HUGE development for her in this episode. Although itâ€™s odd it was really just the way she looked and the inflection of her voice saying a line, but it was enough. When she kissed Kazuki she seemed way different then when she was saying it was an experiment before. Itâ€™s really showing some great development for her and I canâ€™t wait to see more of it.