This episode is pretty funny in a sense because Haruka shows more “Otaku” related stuff about her :o…. wait, isn’t this supposed to be a secret?
While Ayase was walking to school and browsing the Clumsy Girl Aki-chan website, Haruka meets up with him and shows her the website. Meanwhile, students were annoyed at Ayase for being with Haruka, which caused them to run.
After school, Haruka invites him to go out with her to Akihabara on Sunday and he agrees. They spend most of the time in shops instead of getting the Portable Dream Station (a combination of the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP) and Haruka eventually tells Yuto a story how she became addicted to Otaku culture after a boy gave her the first copy of Innocent Smile after she was scolded by her father, which eased her pain, Meanwhile, he bumps into Nobunaga Asakura and had Haruka to hide. After having him leave, he finds out that Haruka was missing and while looking for her, he crashes into a girl, which fells to the ground into a questionable pose that caused her to become embarrassed. Then he asks where is Haruka is and found that she was surrounded around foreigners, but she helped them. Then, they go to a maid cafe and after Yuto saw the girl who is dressed as a maid, he runs out of the cafe and finds out he was at a maid cafe. Once he come back to the table, he finds that Haruka was missing, but infact dressed in a pink maid uniform and gets his picture taken by Haruka although he denies that she is his girlfriend (but no one buys it). Afterwards, they go to the shop tat sells the PDS, but they were sold out which caused Haruka to be distressed and falls. He picks up Haruka out of the store and cheers her up. Haruka finds a machine and finally gets what she wanted after spending some of her money.
Watching Nogizaka Haruka gives me the impression of a guilty pleasure since of the moe and also the comedy in the show involving Haruka. This episode goes overboard and does the maid cafe scene, which gives the same results as Kannagi Episode 6 with it’s maid cafe scene… Haruka looks insanely cute in the maid outfit… and Yuto seems to flat out denies being her girlfriend when nobody buys it.
Overall, this episode is filled with Otaku references and also alot of comedy that made it enjoyable… and we get the first panty shot from Shiina… The good thing is that this series so far haven’t go overboard with panty shots so far like other series that do it more than 3 times *coughqueensbladecough*… and three times is a bit excessive already. Hopefully we learn more about Haruka’s secret throughout the series… At this rate, I’m just going to watch the whole series, although I heard that the last two episodes weren’t that good as the rest.