With the help of the other girls, Futaro manages to get Yotsuba to quit the running team and focus on her exams. Of course, they still have to pass the exams. Can Futaro redeem himself after their last results?
Miku visited Nino in her new room after following her. Nino revealed what Futaro did, but didn’t say what she did. Regardless, Miku has come to get Nino to return home, although she needs her help with Yotsuba first. At first, she was reluctant to help, but after bonding over tea, she had a change of heart.
Meanwhile, Futaro tried to get Itsuki to pretend to be Yotsuba and quit the team, although Itsuki’s hair is much longer so it didn’t go as planned. Then the “real” Yotsuba turned up and quit the team, yelling at them. Of course, that was actually Nino who cut her hair to accurately portray Yotsuba.
The Quints returned to studying with only a couple of days until the exam. Unfortunately, they failed… all of them. Still, they were ready to continue and eager to improve so when Futaro didn’t show up, they were surprised. It turns out he quit before the exam, aware of how they would do. That wasn’t good enough for the Quints who demanded he come back, however, their father had banned him from their building.
On Christmas eve, the Quints showed up at Futaro’s new job, which was a cake shop, and asked if he could deliver a cake. He tried to say no, but his boss told him to do it. They walked along the river, which tipped Futaro off. This wasn’t the way to their apartment. Well, it turned out that they rented their own place so that Futaro could continue to be their tutor. He then fell in the river…
What did you think?
This was a better episode than the previous ones this season and it probably helped that all the Quints came together to back Futaro and even went to extreme lengths to ensure he could tutor them. It was funny when they all jumped in the icy cold river when he fell in. Dumb, but funny.
I was a little disappointed in Futaro for quitting before the exam. Has he no pride? He’s changed quite a bit since the first season. His confidence has taken a beating and he doesn’t seem as clued in as normal. Has he been replaced with a doppelganger?
Also, I still don’t like the new animation. That is all.
What have you learnt?
I like that the Quints have taken a step to do things their way. It’s a big commitment towards Futaro as they branch out on their own. It would appear that Nino has finally come around, although that too felt a little sudden given how she treated him in the last episode. It did, however, seem believable that they would all jump in the river. That’s not the sort of problem-solving skills that will help in their next exam. Well, at least, they are all on board now. Good luck, Futaro.
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Season Two
- Episode 13 – Quite the Crappy Kyoto Quagmire
- Episode 14 – Seven Goodbyes Part 1
- Episode 15 – Seven Goodbyes Part 2
- Episode 16 – Seven Goodbyes Part 3
- Episode 17 – Good Work Today
- Episode 18 – The Last Exam
- Episode 19 – Begin the Offensive
- Episode 20 – Scrambled Eggs
- Episode 21 – Welcome to Class 3-1
- Episode 22 – Five Cranes in Return
- Episode 23 – Sisters War: Part 1
- Episode 24 – Sisters War: Part 2