Nao seems to have a fight with her mother. She decides to stay over at Himeno’s place for one night. Of course, they had a nostalgia trip.
As expected, this was a chill episode, mostly focusing on Himeno’s relationship with Nao. After all, Himeno rediscovers those New Year’s post cards from Nao from second grade. Of course, she didn’t write much on it. As expected, she suddenly finds Nao downstairs.
Of course, we find out more about Nao. She only revealed them when Himeno finds a Chinese bell flower. It’s surprising that Himeno found them since they only stick around until September. She in fact finds them in the most unexpected place. Yes, on a manhole cover.
Apparently, she was an outcast mostly because of her interests. Yes, it’s thanks to her father sharing his anime and manga from the Showa era. I find it interesting how Nao mentions laserdiscs, now that an obscure format compared to VHS tapes, CDs, and DVDs from the 90s. I also find it funny how Himeno doesn’t get any of that. This can explain Nao’s interest in anime and stuff like that.
Nao also mentions the time Himeno talked to her for the first time. It’s because of that cup Nao made was too big. She decides to add a spiral cut to the oversized cup to make it a yawn bowl for her mother.
As expected, her classmates bullied her saying that nobody can’t drink out of that creation. That changed when Himeno seems to appreciate the design. This is when she finds Nao looking sad from all that bullying. Nao was going to throw it out until Himeno came to her and thinks the cutout looks like a cat’s tail.
Besides Himeno reminiscing her time spent with Nao during her childhood, there is that cringey moment. Himeno also recalled the time when she saw Nao dressed as an explorer decide to go to an abandoned house. She followed Nao there and she saw her make an abandoned van a cream-colored koala. Himeno finds that cute and likes this aspect of her.
Eventually, Nao reveals that she gave that bowl to her mother. Of course, her mother uses it occasionally. Himeno eventually says how happy she is to meet Nao. Eventually, Nao apologizes. Aside from that, it was interesting to learn more about Nao and Himeno’s friendship, especially during their childhood. Sure, Nao is strange, but it’s easy to see why Himeno is her best friend.
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