This episode provided a deep insight into Akane’s family history and posed a question: will Akane leave with her mother or defy her and continue her role in the cafe?
Hayato is highly intuitive. The way he could read Akane like a book and tell that the reason why she was dishing out compliments to everyone was because she was planning to leave was really impressive. I feel like deep down Hayato is analysing each one of the girls and devising a plan on the best way to approach them. He seems like a schemer to me – always planning ahead and calculating the best way forward.
With Akane convinced that her year-off has come to an end, it’s gonna take some smooth talking to get her to stay at the cafe. Luckily that’s Hayato’s strong point, and he’s ready for action. The Hououji family being super famous was a nice twist, it’ll put a lot of weight on Akane’s shoulders to do the right thing when your family has high responsibilities like that. As expected the other girls begged Akane to stay, but Hayato seemed pretty indifferent, only caring about who’s going to fill in at the cafe and other business related problems that could arise following Akane leaving.
No shock to any of us I’m sure, but Akane’s mom really wasn’t very nice. It seemed like she cared more about the family traditions than she did about her own daughter, even forcing Akane to marry someone of her (Akane’s mom’s) choosing. Hayato stepped up here though, what he was saying about Akane having to stand up for herself and not rely on anyone else to speak for her was just what Akane needed to hear, and lo and behold it made her fall for him. Riho and Ouka have expressed slight romantic interest, and now Akane has joined them. The harem is forming!
Originally I had the least interest in Akane out of all the girls, but after getting to know her and her backstory I dare say she’s now in my top three. Ouka and Riho take first and second for me, how would you rank them? How did you feel about this episode? Let us know below! Also – judging by the preview next week’s episode is going to be the fabled beach episode. With how the fanservice has been in this anime it’s gonna be a wild one. See you then! *Nervous laughter*
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