Well it’s a new arc and the focus is now on Rihoko for whom she is a very unlucky childhood friend of Junichi. Unfortunately, Rihoko’s love towards Junichi seems to be unrequited even though they are best friends. I wonder why?
I have to admit… it is hard for me to get out of bed especially in winter considering how cold it is. As a result, I wake up a bit too late and I have to rush to my classes. Rihoko is exactly the same as she is unwilling to get out of bed. Since she couldn’t get out of bed, she was late to school. She had to use the hole in the fence as a short cut so she would be on time for school. Unfortunately, she gets stuck because of her butt and had to get Junichi to pull her out.
Obviously Rihoko’s clumsiness and innocence is what make her character rather enjoyable. In addition, her love for food pretty much adds to her cuteness. Unfortunately, she became a bit conscious about her weight. She thinks that her weight is one of the reasons why Junichi doesn’t love her. She tries so hard to stay on a diet and exercise, but her love for food is keeping her back.
Personally, I don’t think Rihoko is overweight at all. Sure she is a little chubby, but its not like her metabolism isn’t burning enough of her fat. It’s a sad reality with most girls in today’s society. It seems that the media these days puts the emphasis on mostly thin figures that are very attractive. Because of the media, girls think that they are still overweight even though they aren’t in reality. Sadly, this leads them into harmful eating disorders like anorexia (refusal to eat) and bulimia (Eating the food and then throwing it up). It’s always best disregard what society thinks about your appearance. Just be proud of being yourself since stuff like this can ultimately harm someone. If one still wants to diet, it’s best to practice a balanced diet and exercise every day. This is the only true way to maintain or lose weight.
Towards the end of the episode, there is a flashback with Junichi, his sister Miya and Rihoko as a child. They have this magic trick with Junichi wanting Rihoko to become a princess or a delicious “meat bun”… It also features Miya’s laugh as a child, which I found pretty funny and cute.
I think Rihoko arc is going to be pretty entertaining considering how cute her personality is. Also, I probably know how the arc plays out with Rihoko trying to get better at physical activities while maintaining a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables. Junichi will eventually start to have feelings for her and fall in love. Well, that is my assumption considering that I haven’t played the visual novel. Hopefully this arc will turn out good unlike the last one.