As Rin sets off to her trip to Iwata for the New Year, she visits some spots. Also, at home, Aki, Aoi, Aoi’s little sister, and their club advisor, Minami does some new year festivities. This is while Nadeshiko delivers New Year’s cards.
At last, Rin finally arrives at her destination near the seaside. I find it funny how she does the “It’s the ocean” thing. Sadly, she holds herself back from doing it. After all, it’s winter and of course, it’s too cold to wear swimsuits. It’s obvious that this is the closest we will get to a beach episode.
Aside from that, Rin hits up the places she wants before heading to the campground. Yes, she went to the tea shop in Kakegawa since her mother wants some tea from there. The funny thing is that the lady that works there recognized Rin after she tasted some tea.
As expected, they met at Yashajin Pass in the first season. This is when Rin tried to go through a road that is inaccessible to motor vehicles. Rin finally recognizes her after the lady after she took off the glasses.
Still, it’s nice to see Rin run into her again, even if it’s by chance. At least she bought the tea before receiving a text that her mother gave her an additional 1000 yen. In other words, Rin treated herself to a matcha tiramisu and green tea set. Still, I find the lady’s reaction when Rin immediately coming back hilarious.
At the next destination, Rin stopped by the dog shrine. Rin is surprised that the dog looks fox like compared to the one she saw at Kouzenji. Sadly, after making a New Year wish at the wishing cow at the shrine, she ran to see the real-life Shippeitarou. She finds out the one there died three years ago.
Sure, Rin shares her disappointment to Ena, I guess she doesn’t realize there is a successor that is still alive. Sure, she got the doggy charm, but as she walks away, there was one behind her. Yep, she didn’t get the chance to meet it. Hopefully someday she will run into it, maybe.
When she arrived at camp, I find it hilarious how she sets up her tent quickly so she can check out the ocean. She is also happy to see Mt. Fuji, although it looks smaller. She eventually goes back to her camp site to light a fire in the portable fire pit using an alternative method. I guess pinecones are being abandoned. Still, the dinner that Rin makes looks delicious, although she forgets about that cup ramen Nadeshiko gave.
Meanwhile, it seems that it’s snowing back home as Rin’s friends messaged her friends after sharing the photos. After resting, Nadeshiko texted Happy New Years before Rin rested. She eventually wakes up and went Fukude Beach to see the sunrise.
Of course, Aki goes to see the sunset with Aoi and their advisor, Minami. The funny thing is that Aoi’s little sister tagged along and she sticks a snowball in the back of Aki’s shirt. The funny thing is she asks for her New Year allowance. Yep, Aoi’s little sister is a troublemaker like her older sister. They went up to a mountain shrine to see the sunrise there.
As expected, one sunrise is not enough. Minami decides to take them to the other sunrise Aki wanted to see. Yep, they only have two minutes to get there. I find it hilarious how Minami drives like a maniac along with drifting the curves. This is looking like Initial D, all they need to do is add a Eurobeat track and it won’t look too different. Of course, when they got there, the sun was already out. I find it funny how Aoi and her little sister chases Aki with snowballs as punishment.
Of course, I find Rin’s dilemma of eating curry or having pizza quite hilarious. She eventually settled on having pizza. Then again, it doesn’t matter since the roads to go back home is covered in snow. In other words, she can’t ride back on her moped back home. She must wait two days before her grandfather can pick her up. This makes me wonder, what she will do during those two days? We will wait and see next time. ¶