Last time, a girl from the high-tech school with a cat smile entered from the roof. You might be wondering what she wants with the DIY club. It becomes obvious.
At the beginning of the episode, we get a glimpse of Kouki Kokoro dressed up for a special occasion. Given what she wears, her family is wealthy and from a South Asian country. Her nickname is Shii. Like Juliet, she can hack the school’s security system to disable the cameras so she can get onto the other side. Yep, the school is teaching their students to hack their perimeter security in a way.
As expected, we find out that her parents are wealthy merchants. They find out after the club advisor, Haruko visits the clubhouse. That is after Kokoro did an arm wrestling match with Rei but lost, thanks to Haruko coming into the room. Apparently, Haruko looked after her when her parents visited Japan.
Still, I find it funny and cute to see Kokoro as a child trying to catch a big koi from a pond and wanting to cook it. But, of course, it manages to escape and go back into the pond. They also reveal the DIY club’s intention to make a secret hideout. Either way, Kokoro joined, although she can’t count as an official member since she is from a different school.
Of course, Miku had an awkward conversation with Juliet that night over Kokoro being at the DIY club. As expected, Miku asks why and Juliet doesn’t know why. I find it funny how her robot assistant bugs her about the OS update as Kokoro talks with her parents. Either way, she seems excited over the DIY club’s plan to make a secret hideout.
As expected, Miku asked Kokoro why she joined the DIY club. Obviously, she has a vendetta against it. Kokoro revealed that they allowed her to join and wondered if Miku was interested. As expected, Miku said she would never join a club like DIY. Sure, she can deny it as she wants, like a typical tsundere, but it’s obvious she wants to join.
The next day, the girls share their secret base idea. While Serufu came out with an elaborate design that impressed others, it seems unrealistic. As for Juliet, she wants to make a ninja house. Either way, Rei takes out a notebook listing the basic materials they need to build it. But, of course, they can only get lumber from old desks and unsalable items from her family shop.
After Juliet and Kokoro find out that the TABs or tree attachment bolt needed for the tree house is expensive. It’s way out of their budget as it is 80,000 yen, which is about $547. I find it funny how Juliet takes out her black credit card. The real-life version is the Amex Centurion Black Card, which rich people usually have. Yep, she is willing to pay for it along with Kokoro. Rei tells them they can’t use personal funds for club activities.
Thankfully, Kokoro finds another way to obtain lumber. She finds a shop with a bunch of wooden pallets sitting there. Thankfully, Rei got the green light, as the shop didn’t want it. Thankfully, they made a shelf out of the wood they took off from the pallet. But, before that happened, they struggled to disassemble the pallets until Rei showed how it was done. Then, of course, Kokoro managed to replicate what Rei did.
In short, they still had a lot of wood to complete the three houses, although some were no good. Still, it looks like the girls had a lot of fun building the shelf. Also, Serufu used power tools without messing up or injuring herself. Obviously, they couldn’t do it without Kokoro,
Now with all the main girls except for Miku joining the DIY club, the only one left standing is Miku. Sure, she can deny and bash the DIY club as useless. But I think she will join next time. Deep inside, she really wants to do it as she hates being alone. So it’s only a matter of time until she drops the act. The next episode’s title somewhat makes this obvious.