This was a week where two of my 3 Best Girls got to shine. Let’s find out how.
We joined our trio still trying to figure out how to join an Antarctic expedition while Shirase paid the price of her crazy plan from last time. Hinata then saw something big on her phone, an article about a high school girl named Yuzuki Shiraishi was assigned as a reporter on the very Antarctic expedition they’re working their butts off to try and join. As the above image shows Shirase took it well. Shirase called the company assigning her…and tried having Hinata make the call for her…It went as well as you’d expect.
Luckily for them the girl in question came looking for Shirase asking if she’d take her place on the expedition. Shirase’s reaction?
Unfortunately for our lovely Antarctica-chan her victory was cut short when Yuzuki’s manager called and was on her way. Yuzuki tried escaping…
Being Yuzuki’s mom I’m sure Miss Tamiko Shiraishi’s well aware of her daughter’s tricks. She explained the situation with Yuzuki but Shirase refused to let go of the contract without a fight.
Unfortunately our heroines were no match for a seasoned veteran like Miss Shiraishi. On their way to the hotel Yuzuki continued refusing the gig but Mama, despite understanding her daughter’s plight, had no intention of budging either. There was a Plan B though. She looked up Shirase and told her that if her team successfully convinced Yuzuki to go on the expedition they could join her.
Unsurprisingly their plan to sweet talk Yuzuki failed. She’s as much of a pro as her mom. Mari then asked the million dollar question, why didn’t Yuzuki want to go? Yuzuki realized there wasn’t much point in keeping it a secret. Long story short Yuzuki’s been an actress since she was four. Because of this she hardly had any time to live a school life, especially making friends. She tried once but it looked like the girls only agreed to hang out with her because she’s a celebrity.
Mari empathized with her struggles but Yuzuki argued she couldn’t understand because the three were best friends to which they responded with an “Mmmmm, not really. We just have the same goal”. Yuzuki split up from the three on amicable terms.
Later that evening something weird happened…in a good way. So yeah, it didn’t take long for Yuzuki to join the party. More wonderful Shirase moments followed. The episode ended after the ED with Miss Shiraishi wanting to talk to Shirase about something. Most likely her missing mom.
Ramen Show up next. We joined Yuu once again trying to ask Koizumi-san to join her and the others but was sadly rejected. Frustrated by her friends successfully getting to hang out with Koizumi-san but not her she threw a tantrum. They asked if she tried asking her to go to a ramen shop since that’s all she cares about. Yuu was like “OH DUH!”
The next day Yuu tried again but this time she asked Koizumi-san if she’d ever been to a McDonald’s. She had, in Hawaii.
There’s not much to say about the first sketch as it ended with Koizumi-san talking about exotic ramen and how Hawaii was famous for them. It ended with Yuu being distracted and forgetting what she came to do. The one other noteworthy thing was seeing Koizumi-san in a bikini and her wonderful booty.
The second sketch began with YET ANOTHER FAILURE. Yuu had reached her limit and resorted to begging Koizumi-san to let her tag along wherever she was going. Just ONCE! Koizumi-san agreed as long as she kept it to the beginning and end of their time at the ramen shop and no longer.
Unfortunately for Yuu the shop they went to was one where guests were separated by booths. Not to mention Koizumi-san sat at the far end of a packed shop.
The good news was she got to enjoy some pretty good ramen. The bad news was she failed to get Koizumi-san to notice her once more.
The third sketch had Yuu planning to enjoy her one day without her brother around. Whilst shopping for ingredients she fantasized about her dream of getting to cook for Koizumi-san and be praised for it.
As if the heavens felt sorry bad for our determined gay heroine she found Koizumi-san collapsed due to the ramen shop she planned on visiting was unexpectedly closed on Sunday and she hadn’t eaten at all in preparation for the big meal. Yuu, wanting to rescue her beloved, used her love fueled strength to carry her home.
Once Koizumi-san regained consciousness Yuu prepared her special homemade blend of ramen. To her delight Koizumi-san was most impressed by her first dish despite having a craving for more simplistic ones. Yuu then made dish after dish as she gleefully saw her beloved gobble them all up. She even had a moment where she thought to herself that her dream came true. “It’s like we’re…hmhmhmhmhmhmhmhm.” Koizumi-san was in all-out “Ramen God Mode”
The episode ended with somewhat of a victory for Yuu…finally.
Lastly we have Yuru Camp. We started the episode from Nadeshiko’s perspective as we saw how she prepared to join Rin at camp and when Saitou sent a message of her location to Nadeshiko.
Before we join our lead duo let’s briefly talk about Chiaki’s cute interview. Aoi and her went looking for part-time jobs to raise enough funds to keep the club going strong.
Most of the episode was straightforward with Nadeshiko repaying Rin for her kindness from episode 1 by making some hotpot. Several cute Nadeshiko expressions followed. Rin then told her about the beautiful sight of Mt Fuji at sunrise around 6 AM. Nadeshiko wanted to try and wake up on time to see it.
Sadly she didn’t have enough energy to see it in its entirety. The brightness overwhelmed her and she folded.
I almost forgot to mention Rin apologizing to Nadeshiko for how she acted when she was asked to join the Outdoor Activities Club. Nadeshiko was like “It’s cool. If you ever decide to come along we’ll happily accept.” After the trip Rin looked at the pictures she took, stopping ever so slightly when she saw one particular pic of Nadeshiko. Saitou dropped in seeing her handiwork. She wondered why Rin went camping during Winter and she said because it’s less crowded around that time. She wondered where Rin was going to camp next which got a wary look from the adorable one.
Good stuff once more for all three shows.