Why is #4 blushing?
Never before have I wished that my favorite show would end here and now. Noe, girl, you're making me fall for you as well, but I know it's going to end in disappointment as you're having your good end way too early ヽ(；´Д｀)ノ Seeing Noe's joy as she happily tells #4 about how Shin'ichiro had just proposed to her was a bittersweet experience. Speaking of the latter, instead of letting the testosterone overwhelm him, Shin lets his heart speak , as he rejects Aiko's advances and turns her down in a proper manner. A commendable action by our male lead as he does it right there and then without being wishy washy about it or doing a Itou Makoto® Well, I guess her story ends here and she'll be playing a supportive role from here on and maybe go back to Nobuse instead.
Day 1 of Shin x Noe starts off well, and they look so awesome as a couple ;-; Shin'ichiro even reveals to Noe about the picture book he was working on, to which Noe gets all excited as it features Raigomaru as its central character. Suddenly OP music! FUCK YOU P.A WORKS! You're making this look like the last episode, damn it! Stop messing with my mind! （（ヽ(｀０´）ノ）） Shin'ichiro narrates a portion of the story to Noe and unsurprisingly, she enjoyed every bit, so much so that she tells the aspiring author that she loves him even more than ever before and rewards him a peck on the cheek.
The cheerful first half of the episode then takes an 180 degree turn, as it refocuses on Hiromi, strangely absent in the previous episode. More bitching by the milf that is Mrs Nakagami as she sarcastically commends on how Hiromi has the ability to win men over despite her docile appearance, similar to her mother. Hiromi decides to cool off by asking Jun out for a date as they head to the school gym for a game of "truth basketball" where the loser will have to answer any question posed by the winner truthfully. With the odds stacked against him, #4 falters as he tells Hiromi that Noe has never gone out with another guy before due to her eccentric personality. Hiromi observes his expression and calls him a siscon, which was right on the mark, as he blushes in embarrassment. Hehe.
Jun also tells Hiromi that the deal he had with Shin, as she queries as to whether it will all be over should one side break apart. Sensing trouble, #4 tells Hiromi he'd do anything for her not to do so. On their way out, Jun and Hiromi stumble upon Shin'ichiro and Noe. The two girls have a some small talk, when Hiromi suddenly lashes out at Noe with the same line Mrs Nakagami slapped her with. Sudden Hiromi bitchiness is hot! With that, Hiromi returns home to confront Shin's mom with the defaced photograph of her real mother and apologizes for being a burden. She runs off and heads off to Jun's place once again and asks him to take her out on his bike.Yet again, on their way to "a town where it doesn't snow", Hiromi bumps into Shin'ichiro once more but this time they do not exchange greetings. Cue emo and dramallama.
Another amazing episode, but as I've said before, the story now seems to be hinting towards a Hiromi end. While I've got nothing against her, I wish they'd didn't give me false hopes by serving us with so much Shin x Noe. Whatever the case may be, I'll probably have to prepare baww'ing in the later episodes. Also, noting Hiromi's outburst, it's pretty obvious she's green with envy and the next episode suggests that she might have a minor makeover, and I must say, she looks really enticing, to say the least. Shin out.