It’s the beginning of summer. With that, Ohana and her classmates go on a class field trip to a coastal city where many things are bound to happen.
Believe it or not, it’s been a very long time since I went on a school field trip. It just feels nostalgic to see the girls having some fun, especially Yuina, Ohana and Minko. While the episode is mostly about Yuina, there were some funny moments with Minko. One of these involves Yuina and Ohana forcefully reveal her rather cute swimsuit and throwing her into the ocean water. If that wasn’t enough, another boy tries to ask her out and as usual outright rejects him in an aggressive manner. Nevertheless, Ohana, Yuina and Minako just look gorgeous in their swimsuits, which is no wonder why they are so popular.
Of course, I completely forgot about Nako as she scared the crap of Ohana into thinking that she is a kappa. Poor Nako… but then again, she loves swimming so it was predictable.
Besides the fun, we get to learn more about Yuina’s personality. While her cheerful personality is similar to Ohana’s, they have different mindsets. As shown in the last episode, Ohana is emotionally attached with Kissuisou Inn and her friends she work with that she is willing to put her romantic life on hold to achieve her goals. In contrast, Yuina is quite the opposite, as she isn’t satisfied where her life is heading. Apparently, her parents have arranged a marriage with her childhood friend Yosuke, an heir of the Fukouyo Inn. Even if she had some enjoyment being around Yosuke, she is not really interested, if at all with his plans to have her become manager of his inn after she graduates. In a way, Yuina’s situation is very similar to Ohana’s mother, Satsuki sans the craziness since she wants to control her own future and be free.
Also apparent in this episode is the drastic differences of management from the Fukuyo and Kissuisou Inn. Since Fukuyo is big, their workers have to do even more work compared to the amount of work a smaller inn has to do. This is where I highly disapprove with Yosuke’s managing style as he is simply too strict, which makes Sui’s strictness look like it’s nothing. He pushes too much work on the girls with so little pay. To make matters worse, he doesn’t allow the girls to use cellphones or wear any makeup, which lowers their morale even further. This is why I can’t really blame them for quitting, since running an inn is not easy. Without friendship and compassion as seen with the workers at the Kissuisou Inn, you are most likely to fail no matter how successful and big you want to be. Unfortunately for Yosuke, he failed to realize this and things are going to get worse unless he changes how he manages his workers.With Yuina’s answer of wanting a career of her own, hopefully he changes for the better.