Previously on Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out, we saw that Uzaki began to think more deeply about her relationship with Shinichi Sakurai. After they had a compatibility test, Uzaki feels elated at the idea that Sakurai might like her romantically — that was, at least, until she saw Sakurai being overly friendly with her mother, Tsuki, and calling her by her first name.
We see Sakurai come to the cafe that Uzaki works at, only to see her treat him extremely coldly. Ami and the cafe owner note that she’s been cheery to all of their guests, except for Sakurai.
As Tsuki comes in, they discover that Uzaki had been so upset due to the fact that Sakurai calls everybody by their first name except for her.
The others urge him to call Uzaki by her first name — ‘Hana.’ He’s embarrassed at first, but obliges.
Uzaki then teases Sakurai by calling him by his first name — ‘Shinichi.’ He gets a bit flustered by this. Uzaki seems to enjoy having the power back on her side; and their relationship seems back to normal.
A Family, Confused
Sakurai joins a gym where Uzaki’s father works as a personal trainer. They meet, not knowing that they both know Uzaki.
At home, Uzaki is relaxing on the couch when her father comes home. They begin talking about Sakurai and her father gets the wrong idea that she has a boyfriend.
As the rest of her family joins in on the conversation, Uzaki reveals they aren’t actually dating and instead they begin to wonder how Uzaki and Sakurai are so close without dating. Uzaki’s father is defensive, asking why his daughter isn’t “Good enough” for this ‘Senpai’ of hers.
Uzaki’s siblings are shocked she’s been to his house and slept over without so much as a kiss. Tsuki comes to the conclusion that Sakurai must be interested in her — the mother — if he isn’t making moves on her daughter.
The family is confused and in a spin when Uzaki goes to take a bath to end the day.
Episode end, roll outro.
Opinions / Analysis
As we’ve stayed away from the formula of “3 side stories per episode,” I’m finding that I enjoy each episode more.
It’s a bit of a trope in anime for people to become embarrassed when switching to a first name basis, but I don’t mind it too much this episode because it only took up about half the episode.
I also like that we see the rest of Uzaki’s family start to become more intertwined with Sakurai — after all, a partner will eventually need to meet the family, right?
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