Compared to the other girls, Yayoi is not so fortunate since she isn’t well off and her parents have to work most of the time in order to support all six children. Out of curiosity, Iori and Hibiki tags along to experience how Yayoi shop for food and meet her siblings.
From the start, Yayoi is a cheerful girl despite being underprivileged. When she shows Iori and Hibiki her siblings after they went shopping, Yayoi reminded me of Nako from Hanasaku Iroha since she also does the same with her siblings while at home. Even though both of these girls are two years apart, they are the oldest siblings, cheerful and both of them decided to work for their own reasons. While Yayoi is more outgoing than Nako, she is very mature at such a young age since she does all the food shopping, chores and most importantly, she is good at cooking. Unfortunately, she doesn’t let the eldest boy, Chosuke to help out. This eventually causes him to lash out on her after being asked to apologize for hitting his younger brother. As a result, he ran away and hid somewhere. Although I feel that he is wrong for doing this, Yayoi should have realized this so she can give him a chance to support her. Luckily for her, Iori knows where he is hiding and wants to comfort him.
For a girl like Iori, I thought she would be a very spoiled girl since she came from a wealthy family. However, this wasn’t the case since she was very appreciative of the work Yayoi does for her siblings. Later, she also called the Producer to help them look for Chosuke even though she finally figures out where he was hiding. Iori felt the same way about him since she also fights with her brothers for making fun of her. After sharing her experiences, she encouraged him to become brave and tell the truth to his older sister. In a way, her visit to Yayoi was a special experience for this very reason and has made her a more redeeming character.
While Iori took most of the spotlight from Yayoi, the episode was simply endearing. It was interesting to see how Yayoi’s family was with some really fun moments. While there is a lack of Azusa in this episode, she finally gets the spotlight when some guys kidnap her and Makoto have to save her. This is very ironic since Makoto wants to be more feminine.
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