The school begins preparation for the school festival while Kouichi deals with the news of Mao moving out of the house.
I do have to say on a bit of a rather unimportant note it was a bit surprising to see this episode end without some giant cliffhanger at the end. That really seemed to be the formula that nearly every single episode until now had. It would go along a bit slowly and then pick up near the end and then finish with a big moment cliffhanger. Then the next episode would already be calm and they would flash back to it a little later explaining how it settled down. Itâ€™s not really important but it was like that every single time itâ€™s just a bit interesting to see it deviate.
This episode really wasnâ€™t anything that special or spectacular, in fact it was a pretty dull. It kind of showed the situation, showing Futami and Kazukiâ€™s relationship and showing Kouichi dealing with Maoâ€™s leaving but it didnâ€™t actually change anything, it just showed in a big general way how people were feeling. I really hope the Mao story picks up soon. I defiantly like Eriko and Kazukiâ€™s the best but I also donâ€™t hate Mao and Kouichiâ€™s story. It can defiantly end up being something interesting if it picks up.
I have to say that it was amazing to see Eriko acting like that. Sheâ€™s really changed from how she used to be. I would say that this is one of the best examples of character development Iâ€™ve ever seen in an anime. Several anime will give a character â€œdevelopmentâ€™ by essentially just revealing information about them and kind of showing their motivation but thatâ€™s not really â€œdevelopmentâ€™ For Eriko it really was. She started out one way and though the experiences really did change at a fundamental level which was amazing to see. It seems like we arenâ€™t over with her arc though. They still have to give Sakino some conclusion but it looks like it will end up involving Eriko more then I thought. I thought Sakino would kind of give up or tell Kazuki how she feels even though she knows nothing will happen. However, Futami kind of gave a look like she knew something was a bit off so perhaps itâ€™ll be more complicated then I thought.