When we last left our heroines big changes were hinted. Let’s see what new stuff came our way.
At first glance I was concerned about Suzu V2. She got a “maturity” haircut. My knowledge on Japanese traditions is vague but the haircut is a sign of overcoming past demons or in Suzu’s case growing stronger. My concern was although in terms of her character this was a good change it could mean we would get less “Suzu-isms”/Suzu flirts.
As the episode progressed I was proven right. Suzu’s still Suzu but her “Suzu-isms” were greatly toned down. Thanks to my dear sister however, it all made sense. Suzu said Misa-Nee told her to think more about herself and focus less on admiring her. Suzu feels more comfortable with shorter hair. The haircut was a sign she fully embraced her gayness. From now on she would only use her great power when it mattered and not be as reckless with her flirting. So while we won’t get as many glorious Suzu moments in the last quarter of the show her character development is excellent. Hopefully the Valentine’s promise (we hope) they made off-screen did happen.
Plus we got this lovely side-by-side of Suzu and Megu looking so nice.
Alright. That’s all we got from Suzu V2 for now. Let’s continue the story. At long last the time had come for the remaining two girls in the OP to be formally introduced. We already know Chikage is Sakura’s soft-spoken imouto who deeply admires her onee-chan. Unfortunately Sakura’s in college so we won’t get to see her fawning over her in secret anymore, though she missed her dearly. Nanami I predicted would be a challenge for Mira to befriend. While she came off as a stick in the mud at first it wasn’t for the reasons I thought.
See, Nanami joined the club with hopes of pushing it in a more serious direction, specifically one geared towards the study and research of meteorology. Put simply meteorology is studying the weather to better predict downpours, storms, natural disasters and the like. Our three club cuties were taken aback by her seriousness but they persevered by organizing a “Welcome to the club!” barbecue. However, it rained on BBQ Day. Fortunately they managed just fine.
It wasn’t long before Nanami told everyone why she was so serious about meteorology. Three years ago her relatives were victims of a flood. Thankfully no one died but property damage was severe. Many of their treasured belongings were damaged beyond repair. Seeing her auntie’s sadness was the trigger. Nanami vowed to learn as much as she could to help ensure everyone became more prepared in the future.
Long story short the gang, especially Chikage, helped calm her down. It felt like she’s forcing herself to become a meteorologist. They helped ease her stress and learn to enjoy her studies from now on. Less pressure and stuff like that.
That’s it for these cuties. On to Ao and Mira.
Remember the contest hot Sensei had a pamphlet for? Well it was coming up and our main heroines each had to write a qualifying essay to enter. The BBQ was partially organized to help Ao and Mira find inspiration to write them. The good news was Mira’s was accepted. The bad news? Ao’s wasn’t. Ao’s sadness was Mira’s sadness. Chikage took up fortunetelling and predicted something like that could happen. They’re sad but promised to do their best separately till Mira’s return.
Funny thing about love. It always finds a way to work miracles. Tune in next time to find out how Ao made it against all odds. Good stuff as always.
PS: Forgot to include this little diddly.