Rihoko is now committed to her diet. As part of her effort to lose weight, she is exercising on a skating rank to burn off some calories so she can lose weight and win over Junichi’s heart. I still have a gut feeling this is not going to work.
The beginning of the episode where Rihoko was hanging on the wall of the rink while everyone is having a fun time skating was not so surprising. Rihoko was never that good in athletic activities. This is why I don’t really expect her to know how to skate well that quickly. Junichi offered to help, but Rihoko wants to do it by herself and ends up drifting away until Junichi saves her.
Well, Junchi suddenly becomes a big pervert by accidently gropes Rihoko’s breasts and seeing her panty when she fell to the ground. It seems that Junichi’s perverted personality woke up from hibernation after Ai’s arc. In addition, he was groping a meat bun to see how big Rihoko’s breasts were. What disturbs me more than the breast groping is that he was already doing perverted things in his childhood. In a flashback near the end of the episode, Junichi makes a snow woman with big breasts. I wonder, who influenced him to act like a pervert around the girls.
The problem I see in this episode is the lack of Rihoko. Most of the episode was spent on mostly the Tea Club. They had Junichi help them out with the club and the festival. Also, they want to convince him to join so they could set him up with Rihoko. As a result, it made the episode half enjoyable, half boring. At least they got the Founders Festival over with and we got to see Rihoko in a Kimono. She looked pretty cute in it.
Lastly, Junichi receives a pair of gloves that Rihoko as a gift and he likes it. Even though he doesn’t have a gift for her, I think he has some romantic feelings for her. Hopefully the next two episodes show us the kiss and also more exercising?