Now that Bocchi became closer with Aru and Nako, it’s time to befriend another girl. This time, it’s a foreign girl.
Now that Bocchi took the step of having Aru and Nako visit her, there is another girl she tries to befriend. Before that happened, she tried to give two ladies a morning greeting while blending in with the pedestrians to cross the street.
It’s obvious that Bocchi wants to avoid interacting with other people. Sadly, she ends up being too stealthily, causing a misunderstanding with a foreign looking girl. Her name is Sotoka Rakita. She does somewhat remind me of Hana N. Fountainstand from Hanayamata with the very similar hair style and obsession for some part of Japanese culture.
For Sotoka, she came to Japan to become a ninja. Given that Bocchi tries to avoid interacting with people, Sotoka thinks that Bocchi is a ninja. I find it funny how Bocchi runs away and sees someone who looks like Nako and then mistaken the person. She had to hit her head behind the real Nako’s back like how Aru does to make sure it’s her. Either way, this situation seems traumatic to Bocchi.
Knowing that Sotoka is rather lonely given that she is a foreigner, Bocchi wants to befriend her. To her dismay, Sotoka insists of having an apprentice/master relationship after opening up the origami ninja star. Yes, Bocchi is in despair, until she realizes that she can simply finish Sotoka’s apprenticeship and then ask her to be her friend. That kind of works, but Sotoka saw through it expecting more.
Eventually, Bocchi scraped her leg and Sotoka decides to take her to the nurse’s office. The funny thing is Bocchi did a similar kind of training with her former childhood friend, Kai. Thankfully, Sotoka finally decides to become friends with Bocchi while holding her up. With that, this only leaves 25 people Bocchi needs to make friends with. At least she is making good progress. ¶