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I couldn’t get enough of both couples flirting at the library.
I love these adorable dorks!
The library couple is my favorite. They’re super cute and the girl doesn’t mess around in the manga.
What a truly lovely episode. The two couples are equally wonderful -- each in their own way.
Sakurako's just toying with him at this point. Takeru needs to do his part, they make such a great couple.
Yeah, at this point it seems like Sakurako knows exactly what she’s doing. She really is hypnotist Takagi!
She plays him like a fiddle even without any hypnosis.
As it turns out, the hypnosis is just her giving him a chance, every other power she has is even more devastatingly effective.
I'm patiently waiting for Takeru to make a move.
When will Takeru make his move?
At the start of the episode I was very charmed by Urushi as usual, especially with her life in the perpetual state of startle, but I think Sakurako is progressively making in-roads to replace her as my favourite part of this show. Her little schemes are just delightful, like giving both Ayumu and Takeru what superficially look like the same chocolate, but then sitting with him on the park bench, unwrapping it for him and revealing the heart, all the while revelling at its impact. She's such a delight and, perhaps unfortunately, putting the main couple's efforts to shame, even when you combine their chocolate giving.
Time to lift your game again # *teamshogi*, # *teamlibrary* 's comeback to the accidental video call stole Valentines Day from you!
Ayumu walking with 400 ping with Senpai tracking him like a turret really cracked me up lmao
Urushi's offense in the library was actually effective until she [used Self-Destruct](https://i.imgur.com/vImNduw.png) and [fainted...](https://i.imgur.com/O8TRiol.png)
I love all the mutual and embarrassing flirting going on in the library with both couples.
Well that was a steamy library scene
[Steamy indeed.](https://i.imgur.com/O8TRiol.png) Urushi heated up to 1000K.
Sakurako whispering "concentrate" into Takeru's ear is probably resulted in exact opposite of him concentrating.
Well, concentrating on his studies at least.
I did not expect her to go that far with it!!
Maki like a Valentines Day Santa giving out chocolates to everyone left and right lol.
Ayumu was kind of adorable all nervous like about getting chocolates. Takeru and Sakurako were the absolute cutest though. Takeru wanted to be a good wingman but then Sakurako took his chocolate and that was that haha. Those two basically are a couple in everything but name only. Just make it official! Really liked that heart shaped chocolate moment haha.
Urushi practicing in the club room was too cute. She would have pulled off that casual nbd attitude if Ayumu hadn’t come in all suuuper obvious haha. Glad she managed to get him the chocolates in the end.
Urushi throwing up Shogi gang signs in that second half was too precious. Then my guy Ayumu hits Urushi with the “you’ll always be cute” line. Smooth! Haha. But man, that was some study session. The guys could barely concentrate, especially Takeru lol. Sakurako sure was enjoying herself! Urushi embarrassing herself and just progressively scooting further and further from Ayumu was hilarious.
Good thing the tutoring paid off. Too bad Ayumu wrote them in the wrong column so he basically failed haha.
HanaKana and her characters continue to be the gift that keeps on giving.
At this point I’m sure Sakurako knows what she’s doing and is just being playful with poor Takeru. But it makes for an entertaining watch.
I love these dorks! Urushi was so disappointed she couldn’t play shogi with him.
Urushi must have been looking forward to it, the adorable goof!
> Maki like a Valentines Day Santa giving out chocolates to everyone left and right lol.
She's such a great character. Very much enjoyed her drive-in approach to visiting Senpai in addition to her "make it rain" approach to valentines.
> Urushi throwing up Shogi gang signs in that second half was too precious.
The extent to which she truly is a Shogi geek is impressive.
Urushi’s all about that Shogi Life haha
Give her some more club funds and she'll get them oversized tees and baseball caps with Shogi symbols on them lol
The [pawn promotion gesture](https://imgur.com/xCCXIGL.png) was not quite the gesture they're doing [in the credits](https://imgur.com/blOkQrq.png).
I was wondering why that ["peace sign"](https://imgur.com/a/vy72hK6) from the opening looked so weird lol
I'm glad it has a special meaning though!
Oh no, [Urushi joined a street gang!](https://imgur.com/kPXybzm) Her size and gang signs might not be very intimidating, but if she can get Ayumu to join..!
Urushi wants to give Ayumu some *courtesy chocolate!* Love how [Maki doesn't say anything](https://imgur.com/XJeun3z) and simply let Urushi give more and more away!
But sure, it's courtesy chocolate, doesn't mean anything... [That's why she has to practice giving it to him!](https://imgur.com/hCOVesj)
Is it expected to give back something on White Day, for courtesy chocolate? I thought that was just for the *lovey dovey* chocolate, like if you give something back it's kinda like an accepted confession or something... I mean, people won't all give something to Maki after she showered them in chocolate, right?
If it's just for the special chocolate, then this may be Ayumu telling her "he got it", and he feels the same!
As for the side ship, [things are still going well!](https://imgur.com/ecNU78P) (If he accepts&eats a chocolate with a heart on it, surely it means they're legally dating now, right?)
I'm surprised we still haven't seen Kendo girl, halfway through the season! I noticed her in the OP and she intrigued me right away, I wonder what's her part gonna be; We already have a side ship (and no other boy to ship her with), we already have a Cupid... Will she be some kind of love interest, just to make Urushi a little jealous or something? Or maybe just some random friend. Anyway, can't wait to see her!
>As for the side ship, things are still going well!
The outrigger, if you will.
>Urushi wants to give Ayumu some courtesy chocolate! Love how Maki doesn't say anything and simply let Urushi give more and more away!
>But sure, it's courtesy chocolate, doesn't mean anything... That's why she has to practice giving it to him!
Mhm, oh yeah. Totally just obligation chocolate. No suspicious stuff here.
HanaKana's character is the MVP here for pushing the storyline forward though.
[Adorable episode all around as usual.](https://imgur.com/a/CFBjWPL) Both couples trying to muster up the courage to give their gifts was so cute. Poor Urushi, tho. Now she has to split time with her man because he’s taking remedial classes, lol.
I have been bopping my head to the ED
[Please refrain from flirting at the front desk of the library beside your friends](https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/995037545069019177/1007714211293560833/unknown.png)
[Well that's fucking stupid](https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/995037545069019177/1007716185342754836/unknown.png)
* [Blushing Urushi Stitch](https://i.imgur.com/0AUgLRt.jpg)
[And just like that](https://i.imgur.com/aLu2G9I.jpg), Ayumu threw away all of that tutoring time with Urushi. I can relate to this so much though. I had an exam like that where I answered on the wrong column. Ended up begging my teacher to reconsider my final grade which she was nice enough to do after I showed her the dumb mistake I did. xD
Urushi is always adorable! Meanwhile Sakurako is an adorable teaser (poor Takeru)
Urushi being so disappointed she couldn’t play shogi with him was priceless.
It's interesting to see Ayumu shaking so hard when he got nervous. Love the library scenes. Sakurako and Takeru were cute as usual and at this point I think the anime should rename as *When will Takeru make his move?* lol. I mean, I really want him to do something, Sakurako's hints were so obvious.
Btw, poor Ayumu for failed the exam this way. That is the worst thing that can happen in an exam.
Sakurako's hypnosis rivals Itachi's genjutsu and Aizen's Kanzen Saimin.
Even just the threat of it is enough to get Takeru in line. And she knows it!
Unlike Lelouch she can keep using her Geass.
Is the dancing in the OP where they film live people dancing then place the animation over it?
Poor Senpai head gonna explode one day.
Her friend reminds me of the sid character girl from Magic-senpai.
So knew the wrogn column joke was coming.
[Valentine's Day chocolate from Urushi by Souichirou Yamamoto](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FZ4rqGvUcAQbZDj?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)
We have both Valentine's Day and White Day at the same episode. And check out how Urushi move away from Ayumu and then overheat herself during the study for exam.
A girls’ desperate attempt to give out chocolate while trying to maintain their platonic never gets old.
They really are hitting/speedrunning all the major anime romcom beats. Next week will probably be the beach/pool episode.
> We have both Valentine's Day and White Day at the same episode.
This show is well on its way to achieving sustainable fusion with its unprecedented powers!
A really cute episode. I wonder if the girl who was making it rain chocos ended buried in white day gifts from the entire student body.
[Answering in the wrong column just gave me PTSD flashbacks of Scantron sheets](https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/995037545069019177/1007716185342754836/unknown.png)
I was worried for a second that the valentine wouldn't get delivered but fate intervened.
Sakurako showing she has more than one method of hypnotism. And saves Ayumu from his friend bombing the scene as a third wheel. Set-up is already perfect, no need to be a third wheel.
"Whether your dumb or not you're still cute" is a really asshole thing to say but he's so sincere and earnest saying it it's hard to be mad.
Cute episode not much to say about it though.
How the hell do you fail the entire test from one line? Unless he like put the wrong mark consistently for EVERY question?
BTW when I see cute wholesome romance shows it makes me horny but when I see horny shows I want wholesome, anyone else ever feel that? Like you need the other half to feel complete?
what about cute wholesome horny romance anime like dress up darling?
Yes those shows I always like IRL romance is wholesome and horny at some point.
That ending scene was golden, Ayumu literally dropped by the club room just to give Senpai her White Day present then ran off for a remedial lesson
Senpai's immediate reaction is to get flustered at the gift but it immediately turns into disappointment at how she can't get her shogi fix.
Poor girl's getting withdrawals from prolonged shogi deficiency...
This show is just pure cuteness and fluffyness I love it.
That library scene was amazing.
AAAAAAGHHH Just when the first half was okay, Urushi says "Give me a minute" and then it just jump cuts to Tanaka in an empty classroom in the evening.... A WHOLE MONTH LATER. Is this some kind of fever dream? If not for the weird arbitrary way they cut together random scenes (and also still not a fan of most of the voice acting) then this show would be alright. As it stands, the show can't hold a flow of events for 2 minutes without the conversation making a hard reset and changing topics after the previous bit's punchline.
Yes, I didn't really follow how the flow of time was meant to work in a few places, but this show is a bit odd like that and it doesn't really seem to matter in the scheme of their bond or romantic non-progress, so I just let it slide lol
These 2 pairs should just go get married already :P
Wow. Just read the review of this episode on ANN, and the comments there. Its like I've been watching an entirely different series than they are. The main reviewer made the focus of his review to complain about janky animation and cliche tropes, neither of which I even noticed.
Sorry not sorry, but this series has been one of my favorite watches every week since it started.
Another great episode of Peaceful Kiritsugu-kouhai and Smol Medea-senpai.
no way ayumu LMAO
Sakurako's hypnosis would give the uchiha's a run for there money LMAO
What does Ayumu mean by putting the answers in the wrong column?
Ayumu being an honest chad as usual and blushing Urushi is kawaii.
Probably used an answer sheet like this: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/14/34/41/1434413d98ba405072ed380c03861e4f--multiple-choice-quizes.jpg
Urushi is so cute, I want to screenshot all of her cute expressions