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DadAsFuck

ruka figured out the whole plot in 2 minutes


goffer54

She still missed one crucial detail: she's in 4th place, not 3rd.


Dude0Covid21

Who's 1st 2nd and 3rd? I thought Mami is the 4th placer.


bl1tzy7

Mami is 1st Ong


Dude0Covid21

Petite is cute, after all.


ThrowCarp

Poor Ruka.


DadAsFuck

[imagine the horrors this poor bastard has seen and still manages to keep a smile on its face](https://imgur.com/a/zAEkV0f)


Frontier246

Poor thing…Kazuya was too hung over to properly feed it!


DVC454

Best character of the anime! ^^That ^^ain't ^^Sumi


sidewinderaw11

By now its had to have made its peace about living with kuzuya


linux_n00by

if you despise mami, it means she's doing her role well


DecentlySizedPotato

I'm sorry I can't despise a Y.Aoi voiced character.


UnderstandableXO

whenever i hear her i just hear evil madoka, imagine her saying homura-chan in the mami voice


ShaheerS2

yaoi?


scot911

So what does it say when I adore Mami then? ~~Probably that I'm a jaded manga reader lol.~~ And to think I despised her when I first watched S1....


Stoppels

I still despise her as an anime-only, the irony is just that she's less annoying than the overly cringy MC. Other than that it's just leaking manga opinions here lol


Aliensinnoh

Mother’s Basement was right, this show becomes a lot more bearable once you start rooting for Mami lmao.


Lemurians

Why would I despise the best character? Mami's clearly the hero of this story. Knowing how terrible Kazuya is to women having dated him, she makes it her mission to save other girls from his menace by imploding his love life.


HugeRichard11

The Joffrey (Game of Thrones) of anime basically


Rampantlion513

She is like a wrestling heel. I fucking hate her, that’s why she’s a great character


CindersNAshes

My big question about her is "Why does Mamie even care?" Is her behavior out of jealousy? Out of possessiveness? So far the show has not given any reason to root for her, but only hate her guts. I really wish there was a reason given for Mami stalking Kazuya.


linux_n00by

No reason yet. Even in manga. But yeah i think she is just jealous now because kazuya is surrounded by 3 girls now


goffer54

Honestly, Mami's my favorite character because she actually *does things*.


Lemurians

Her back must be killing her from carrying this whole damn show


sidewinderaw11

Her nose too, after repeatedly sticking it in other people's business


Demolosse001

She's the only decent character in this show and I love her for it. I wish she was in a better series.


Educational-Step4561

Not necessarily.


Se7en_Sinner

[Mami's theme is so good.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Doh-AyKYjVI)


kicksFR

We finally got it in the show. It slaps so hard


MidnightProphetAsahi

I somehow completely missed it, when did they play it?


kicksFR

I’m the scene where Mami is at the counter in Kazuya’s job


MidnightProphetAsahi

Ahhh yep just went back and found it, thank you!!


HugeRichard11

Didn't realize this existed. Sounds very kawaii with that voice


Frontier246

That was her character song? It was really cool how they worked it into the show.


sidewinderaw11

it really felt like a terrace house fight when it came on


Lemurians

This is flawless. Captures her attitude so well


Viktorv22

I totally love this theme since it released, but didn't you think it was quite in distracting when they put into this episode? Not really common to use voiced character theme like this


shibuinuchan

Way better than the other music (excluding OP/ED) in this show lol, the music direction in this show pretty much miss the spot all the time for me.


SYZekrom

[All of this would've been so much easier if you just told people you were neighbors](https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/992553264560210031/1007752639813013665/unknown.png) My girl did you just follow your ex's grandmother how embarrassing are you


magnumcyclonex

Surprised Mami didn't figure that part out given that it's Kazu's train stop as well.


oops_i_made_a_typi

i think that's why she asked about Chizuru living around there, but Chizuru said she was just visiting.


Mockingbirdguy

Mami was on her sherlock, she'll figure that out soon


LeonKevlar

###Stitches! * [Kazuya & Ruka](https://i.imgur.com/AtVJuT0.jpg) * [Dead Eyes Mami](https://i.imgur.com/SExfdq7.jpg) [I love the list of songs on the karaoke's](https://i.imgur.com/oGxfFvr.jpg) hit chart of the week. I wonder if all of it are Aoi Yuuki songs. [That entire scene between Mami and Ruka](https://i.imgur.com/hTGKXDF.jpg) was so hard to watch but [Ruka definitely hit the nail right there on the head](https://i.imgur.com/LrAGbsI.png) with her comment about Mami being the one who can't let go. [That final scene with Mami is so terrifying.](https://i.imgur.com/7HE2jl9.jpg) I don't even know what she's planning but whatever it is, I feel like it's definitely going to be entertaining.


tdawinner

Found this on Twitter [The other songs on the list are from the main heroine cast's solo careers, oh and Kuri's seiyuu.](https://twitter.com/takammy_hawawa/status/1558149471212634113) I caught the Los! Los! Los! reference, but not the rest.


Frontier246

I love how we got to hear Aoi Yuki singing Mami’s character song (?) in the background. Ruka calling Mami out has got to be one of the best Ruka scenes. She may be deluding herself but dang it if she didn’t own that scene. Meanwhile Mami plotting to take everyone down.


Manitary

Ruka: I love you more than anyone! Kazuya: I love ~~Emilia~~ Chizuru


dxing2

It still hurts to this day


CindersNAshes

Who is Rem?


Frontier246

Admittedly when he’s at a point where he and Chizuru can’t even friend each other, he might be better off with the more sure thing.


polaristar

Realistic he should dump Ruka, ask Chi out to get it out of his system, get dumped and move on.


entelechtual

Or just try going out with Ruka for real, if he really still doesn’t vibe with it, then break up like normal people. Even in this episode he couldn’t make a clean break with her. It’s what pisses me off the most about Kazuya is how he keeps leading Ruka on because he obviously secretly loves the attention she gives him.


polaristar

Pretty sure it has more to do with the blackmail she has over him


entelechtual

Nah she gave up on that ages ago.


polaristar

No she didn't she constantly swings between doing it, he's with her because she's a lose cannon.


Nesp2

Man this show is an absolute dumpster fire but goddamn do I love it. Best episode so far, Mami chan always means chaos!


wildeofoscar

To be honest I was only watching the second season just to see Ruka tear into Mami from the manga.


dxing2

Ruka just banished Mami to the shadow realm. Hats off to nao touyama for that performance.


Frontier246

That was so satisfying. It was a great Ruka moment, especially because of how accurate she was. I’m course it also just emboldened Mami to ruin all of them…


Demolosse001

I don't know how great it was having a employee yell at a customer for literally no reason. No matter how right she thinks she was, this is not a socially acceptable behaviour, especially when she was just jealous over small talk (and Mami acting "cool", whatever that means). If anything, it just highlighted how immature Ruka is. I like the girl and thinks she deserves better but she certainly didn't come on top in this exchange.


Frontier246

I guess that's a fair point, but knowing what Mami's really like and how she acts, and how Ruka's statements were on-point in that regard, it felt satisfying.


i_am_the_kiLLer

That was great?? She was extremely rude and a complete bitch in that moment. Made me hate her even more than i already did. Mami is the best part of this show and the only one who actually acts somewhat decently.


Rampantlion513

> Mami is the … only one who actually acts somewhat decently. Huh? Have you watched this show?


edwardjhahm

Alright, I like Mami but even I find that BS. Mami does not "act decently." She is manipulative, immature (not in the "simplistic" Ruka way, but "manchild" selfish way), and just acts like a sociopath in general. That of course, is exactly why I love Mami. She moves the story forward and is an excellent antagonist. Also, she has the best character design of the four, fight me.


i_am_the_kiLLer

Why would I fight you when I agree, Mami is best girl. I said she acts 'somewhat' decently, which I said in comparison to people like Kazuya and Ruka. She is selfish and manipulative about her ex, but I find that much more forgiving than Ruka blackmailing herself into a relationship and Kazuya stalking Chizuru and just his existence in general.


edwardjhahm

Oh, ok. That's fair. I'm still inclined to disagree on Ruka and Kazuya being worse *per say* - if I met Ruka IRL, I might consider her as bad as Mami. Kazuya, I might pity him, but I probably wouldn't hate him to the degree of an IRL Mami. Probably be disgusted and move on. Ruka's the reverse, I think I find her palatable and likable purely because she is an anime character. That and the fact that she looks like Subaru from Hololive (which now that I think about it, might be my main reason for liking her). There's also the fact that in Mami's absence, she's another fun chaotic character who can come in and mess things up. But as far as the story goes, I always have found Mami more despicable. And there we have it, Mami is an antihero. At the end of the day, no matter how much of a shit she is, she's got the right idea. Alright, her tactics of going after Kazuya's family might be tipping her over into true villain territory, but in general, I find Mami to be a delight whenever she is onscreen. TBH, I find Chorizo to be the least interesting, and to be honest, I'd place her on par with Kazuya, as well as being equally responsible for the shitty situation they are in. She's not a good person like Sumi, who's not really exciting, but is a good person as well as having a certain Slice-of-life aura to her, or Ruka and Mami, who can shake up the plot and make the story crazy. She's dull, high maintenance, and generally, just not really appealing to me. But I digress. Regardless of what semantics we get into, I'm glad we can both agree on Mami being fun, fellow Mami enjoyer!


Frontier246

I mean, she wasn’t wrong though. I like Mami but Ruka was also accurate.


i_am_the_kiLLer

She was right on her being hung up on Kazuya. But the rest of her rant about accusing her of acting cool and all was just obnoxious. Also i feel much more forgiving of someone being interested in their ex's life over someone who just forces herself onto a guy by essentially blackmail. FWIW, Mami and Kazuya were talking normally and there wouldn't have been a problem if Ruka wasn't there.


Warm-Enthusiasm-9534

Mami is the secret hero of RaG, but she's still a psychopath who is spying on Kazuya, and Ruka picked up on it.


viGilgamesh

She was wrong she told them they had sex which is a straight up lie and let's be real she's not actually his girlfriend


ThrowCarp

And it was great!


NoTemperature4368

This ep is wild. Put Mami and Ruka together and we have chaos! I love whenever Mami appeared, boss theme started playing. And she even had her own song too. Does anyone know the name of the song when Mami came into the karaoke?


michhoffman

And then Mami butted heads with Chizuru too. I'm just glad Sumi stayed away from the fallout.


Frontier246

Ruka vs Mami was as satisfying as I’d hoped. And Mami’s not done! I think that was her character song? It sounded like Aoi Yuki singing.


zero1380

Yes, it's the Mami Rap, by Aoi Yuuki


Rampantlion513

The song is the Mami Rap, you can find it on YouTube


Pink3y3

I'm only watching this cause I think this show is gonna become a crime show once Mami is murdered.


Warm-Enthusiasm-9534

>this show is gonna become a crime show once Mami ~~is murdered~~ *begins her killing spree*.


shibuinuchan

Remember the other time another male MC let his dick dictate his love life? Kazuya is going to end up on a boat if he keeps this up.


Vashstampede20

Let's be realistic here. If the cast was gender flipped so it becomes Rent A Boyfriend, Kazuya's role would be loved simply because waifu and Mami's and Ruka's roles would be hated even more. That scene where Ruka cries because Kazuya won't date her? If it was a guy doing that, people would be throwing the simp and loser cards at him.


realrimurutempest

It’s all good until the author steals your comment for the plot of the sequel to this series lol.


Vashstampede20

Lmao. Not wrong about that


polaristar

I'd read that shit


edwardjhahm

Oh lord...


DVC454

>Rent A Boyfriend Sorry to veer off topic, but this reminds of the time when the actor playing Kazuya for Rent-a-Girlfriend's live action adaptation was "criticized" by some folks that [he's waay too good looking](https://animehunch.com/fans-criticize-rent-a-girlfriend-live-actions-kazuya-for-being-too-handsome/)... to the point some got the impression that Chizuru is the one renting *him* instead.


Vashstampede20

Oh wow. Where they expecting him to look like sloth from the goonies?


DVC454

I guess. Dunno what's their deal. Having seen the live action, I don't mind one bit.


Vashstampede20

It's out already?


DVC454

Yes. Unfortunately I can't give links here, but it's on the high seas.


Hatdrop

The bane of being beautiful.


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AverageRdtUser

The difference is she has things going for her


polaristar

Besides being cute she basically has the same things going for her as Kazuya, her sincerity where she can say shit and mean it.


AverageRdtUser

I mean you can say besides, but that proves my point lol, kazuya doesn't really have anything going for him because he flip flops even on his sincere comments when he gets flustered, but Ruka is cute AND stands her ground, and is skilled in stuff like cooking which kazuya was impressed by


polaristar

Ruka also flip flops, she values honestly but constantly lies.


AverageRdtUser

Not about feelings, but to get what she wants


polaristar

That doesn't really win her points in my book, if anything it makes her seem kinda worse in that she is willing to toy with others feelings for her own sake.


DecentlySizedPotato

I don't think she's that bad idk. At least she's not a bad person like ahem, two other certain main love interests (no points for guessing).


Lemurians

I don't think Kazuya's personality inside a girl would make for a very popular waifu haha. It's not like Ruka's beloved here or anything, and she comes *kinda* close


Vashstampede20

I'm not sure if kazuya wouldn't be considering people tend to waifu such characters at times. Not that I'm saying there wouldn't be hatere, it's just that it won't be to the same degree male kazuya gets


Lemurians

Sure, I'm just saying it wouldn't be *loved* (well, except by a select few. Even Kazuya has his fans)


Vashstampede20

You're right he does. Lol. It's just that his haters are more vocal than his fans. I'm no fan of kazuya, i just sometimes feel like he's way too overhated and i don't even defend him like i used to. Same with chizuru after that hawii arc in the manga cause of they kept the lie dragging and his family being okay with the whole thing even after chizuru was outed by ruka and mami as being a rental girlfriend for 2 years


dagreenman18

I disagree with the notions that Kazuya would be loved. Being an compulsive liar to the point of sociopathy, a chronic masterbater, and having zero redeeming qualities beyond “they like their grandma” is terrible for any gender. As for Ruka… well she’s at least tolerable with her crazy. Mami would be equally if not more so hated yes. Though Ruka deserves better still than Kazuya.


carry-on_replacement

This would hold true in a logical argument for a logical crowd. Unfortunately, sex sells (incredibly well) so 'chronic masterbater' would be a plus for the horny readers, 'liar' would be gap moe, and 'they like their grandma' would be endearing.


Vashstampede20

Ruka deserves worse imo. Idk blackmail, sexual assault and lying to chizuru about sleeping with him in the manga isn't really a reddeeming quality in of itself. Idk there's no likable characters in story except for sumi and Chizuru's grandma.


dagreenman18

True. Sumi is best girl and not just by default. Everyone else can be obliterated by a meteor .


Vashstampede20

She should've been the series focus. I used to defend kazuya and Chizuru back than but after the Hawaii arc i gave up. They're grown adults but act like middle schoolers.


Sarellion

Yeah, I don't get it either. Ruka threw herself at him and her self esteem in the gutter. It's pretty obvious that he isn't interested and her crazy antics ensured that, in any sane world, he would ditch her completely as soon as she lost any blackmail material. Her mental image is a bit wrong. She's not just some girl he's dating, she's the one he's forced to date.


polaristar

Fax.


xatnagh

This is the single best episode we had in this entire season so far by such a far mile it aint close.. I didnt want to say it but Mami is acutally carrying the entire show


entelechtual

Get you a girl who bats for you against psycho exes and manipulative escorts the way Ruka do. Makes Chizuru in episode 12 seem kinda pathetic. Ruka and Mami and Sumi are all the best girls in this series. Ruka and Mami rocking out those big brain moves. Meanwhile we got smoothbrain Chorizo walking right into the Devil’s line of sight, calling out to her, and flashing her stupid bag.


BiggerG7

I know MC only loves Chizuru but damn it kind of hurts seeing how much Ruka loves him. And oh hell what is Mami planning by following MCs family on not twitter?


Nohivoa

I've never gotten the impression that Ruka loves Kazuya tbh she just latches onto the trial period because of some dumb heartbeat thing and neither of them are able to communicate properly & settle the differences in their feelings. She's too possessive and seems to be under the impression that dating = love/having romantic feelings


Frontier246

Like, jeez, the girl is so upfront about being your girlfriend and cries over how much she loves you…and you can’t even friend your fake girlfriend. I feel like Mami might be plotting to expose them now that she’s aware of the tangled web of lies they’ve spun.


entelechtual

Kazuya: “oh man I’m so hungover and beat, if only I had a loving girlfriend who would drop everything in a slowed down heartbeat to run across town just to take care of me!” Ruka: °_°


LegendRazgriz

Ruka's fate was sealed the moment Nao Touyama took the role.


nocivo

Is just a teen crush because she doesn’t know what love is. It will pass but will take time because of plot :p


Dude0Covid21

Time will pass like Ruka being the second wife behind Chizuru.


ArchadianJudge

That Ruka roast was INSANE. Was totally not expecting it. But I gotta be honest, she's playing with fire. Ruka now has to watch her back for Mami because she's now on Mami's shit list.


exInfinite

Ruka's brain is humongous


Frontier246

I love how we had both Ruka and Mami put everything together in their heads and Ruka telling off Mami and Mami planning to do worse to all of them.


chryco4

She uses the ribbon to contain it


bl1tzy7

Mami 🛐


Frontier246

Nobody keeps things interesting and juicy quite like Mami does. The moment she caught Chizuru with the bag and in a lie, I knew they were screwed. But hey, Ruka got her moment too.


Joseph_Beefman

Honestly, Mamis the only one who actually makes the plot move forward. Even when she does, they somehow manage to fuck it up.


yworker

Mami is actually the hero of this series. She sees bullshit and acts on it.


edwardjhahm

Mami is a textbook anti-hero. She's a manipulative, toxic bitch, and the world is much better for it. God, she really is the best part of this show. Sumi is more fun in a SoL style, Mami is fun because she's what would happen if you got every single soap opera antagonist and boiled it into a single package.


toadkarter1993

This woman is pure poison and I am here for it


imextremelylonely

Say what you will about how toxic of a character Mami is, but I get the most excited about this show whenever she's on screen. She's the only one propelling this train wreck forward plot wise, so you know shit's gonna go down when she shows up. Maybe that doesn't make her a best girl contender, but maybe best villaniness? And her being voiced by the star Aoi Yuki is just such a treat as well, especially when she's in her yandere killer mode.


dxing2

The amount of venom in her voice despite playing a good girl is honestly impressive. The female leads in this show are really really good.


Frontier246

Mami finally realizing how much of train wreck it is and plotting to blow it up in the most satisfying way possible. I love how Aoi Yuki shifts her Mami’s tone and personality as easily as she breathes. We even got to hear her singing Mami’s character song!


CrasianLe

I truly hate how obsessed Nanami is with Kazuya now, like why? You had your chance and blew it, now you see him genuinely happy and enjoying life you have to intervene b/c what, you're jealous? She does add some drama and excitement in the show but just him and the other 3 would be just as good. Nanami is just tryin to destroy it


Bibi_sama

She wanted him on the hook that's why


CrasianLe

Wish he was brave and confident enough to tell her off, but even after 2 seasons he is still a spastic immature overreacting kid, and he is in college which makes it worst, i really don't like him as a MC but it is what it is


NationalStrategy

FR, she dumped him after dating him for one month and she thinks she has a right to act like a vindictive jealous ex-girlfriend and screw over his supposed love life. Get a hobby, join a sports team, just do something else with your time and mind your own business woman.


IcyHach

Friendly reminder of season 1 mami scene in that luxurious car with a seemengly rich guy and she with a bored/mad expression. In every other show thats red flags for some spicy backstory involving also the real reason she broke with Kazuya. Lets give her some time, in the meantime she is creating some plot movement as chaos


Dude0Covid21

Who is Nanami again?


DeFourAwesome

Nanami Kento or Nanami Mami?


NationalStrategy

So what's stopping Mami from just telling everyone that Kazuya is dating Ruka and screwing over his year long lie?


i_reddit_too_mcuh

Kazuya can tell people he has to pretend to date Chizuru because they don’t want to make their grandmas upset.


NationalStrategy

I feel like that would make things more complicated, his friends would then ask questions like "You've been telling everyone that Chizuru's your girlfriend for over a year, why'd you lie to everyone if it was just for your grandmas?", "Who is Ruka and how long have you been dating her?", and "Why didn't you tell us about your actual girlfriend?", and knowing Kazuya whatever lie he comes up with will just dig a bigger hole for himself.


i_reddit_too_mcuh

I mean he’s been lying the whole time either way, considering he didn’t really date Chizuru. I actually think Mami’s understanding of the situation is the best outcome for Kazuya should he decide to come clean. After getting dumped by Mami he got so depressed he got a rental girlfriend. Things got complicated when he introduced Chizuru to his family and friends. The grandmas are friends and his own grandma really really likes Chizuru so he can’t tell her the truth. He also felt he couldn’t tell his friends after how much Kibe stood up for him during the beach episode. I think Kibe knows the grandma too if I recall. Not to mention how pathetic he’d be seen for getting a rental in the first place. And when he’s all depressed, he met Ruka, who was so understanding and accepting that they ended up together for real. And while Kazuya is working up his confidence to tell his friends, Mami found out and ratted him out to everyone first. Again he’s lying either way and at least this version of events makes sense given how pathetic he is. 🤷‍♂️


NationalStrategy

That might work if he frames it that way, but the real challenge will come in when he has to stick to that new lie.


i_reddit_too_mcuh

Hahaha. I trust in Kazuya’s ability to dig himself a deeper hole.


NationalStrategy

Digging bigger holes for himself is the one thing that he is good at.


SmokeyFan777

loved seeing Ruka shit on Mami lmao


Filldos

touyama slayed it today, that is all.


Whyt_Shadow

If only the anime was like the ED. Just 4 cute girls enjoying life.


Drand_Galax

3 girls holding hands + Mami...just there


Shinuki_no_Reborn

And you wouldnt be watching it...


IcyHach

Then we wouldnt have a dumpster fire romcom but a charming SoL with cute girls There are thousands of both type of shows so who cares And we would lose one of the most popular and referenced MCs in the last couple of years.


Whyt_Shadow

True true. Just saying. I dont want it to replace KanoKari, just an alternate spinoff would be enough🤣


HydraTower

Was that insert song sung by Yuuki Aoi?


polaristar

One thing really stood out about this episode is great use of soundtrack and insert songs, including one song use for "sad moments" being played in a comedic ironic way. Nice for Chizuru to leave a sign she was there otherwise who knows how long his existential crisis would have lasted? I think it's a bit silly he assumed just because she was mad at the situation and at her friends for putting her into it that he assumes she took it as something personal for him. Kazuya has self-awareness but.....he lacks awareness towards others around him, sometimes things aren't about you man, at least until you make it about you. Reminds me of a Line from Dobo in *Crazy Taxi* about how people that lack self-esteem and hate themselves are often next door to Narcissists. Bro don't overthink the friend request, just send it, worse she can do is say no and you haven't lost anything. We see that Chi is thinking about sending him one herself though. The top Karaoke track being "Ho's Ho's and Ho's" I laughed at that, I see what you did there! ;) Ruka sees right through Mami's BS and we see later that the line about Her not being the one to move on, hits pretty hard despite how cool she plays it. I feel really bad for Ruka, not just for her current situation and feeling she has to pin her hopes on Kazuya but how such an earnest and sincere girl just has so much baggage she needs to get rid of, I really hope in the Manga she gets that resolved. Mami putting stuff together about Chi, and that after credits scene....very omninus. Kibe in Season 1: Calls Mami out on her bullshit and sees through her. Kibe in Season 2: Just goes ahead and gives said Crazy Psychi Ex a bunch of Information about his friend..... No one is perfect I guess? Great episode, reminds me of one of the reasons I love this show! The Sudden Death Twist and sincerity that is the perfect mix of "relatable" and "brah." On a note, I never had trouble sending online friend request to people. When I was younger I didn't really have fear of social humiliation, I had to learn that later in life. It'd more be I'd "just do it" and from inexperience realize later (sometimes years later) Yeah that was pretty cringe.


IndependentMacaroon

> Dobo in Crazy Taxi Dob*u* in *Odd* Taxi presumably? Anyway, great taste there


polaristar

Yes.


sidewinderaw11

Ruka woke up and chose violence and I'm all here for it! Props to her for standing up against Mami *Angry Toyama-san noises intensify*


Redmon425

Probably the most I have ever liked Ruka this episode! Loved her telling off Mami like that! But now Mami knows everything after running into Chizuru. Next week looks like more Chizuru, which is really all I care about at this point as she is for sure best girl.


Frontier246

I don’t know what’s better, Ruka telling off Mami, Kazuya squirming, or Mami putting the picture together after seeing Chizuru and planning to ruin these two.


HatsuneMarku

Ruka actually processed and knew who Mami was so quickly and was so fierce in her declaration LETS FUCKIN GOOO RUKA ITS ALL OUT WAR mega-bonus Ruka [crying face](https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/895796883476316191/1007771822659469412/Screen_Shot_2022-08-12_at_5.05.15_PM.png) afterwards MUST PROTECC


Elitealice

Only took 7 weeks but finally a GOOD episode. In fact it’s probably the best I can recall. A Mami AND Ruka episode?? Turn me tf up, been waiting on two best girls to meet for so long. [Mami v Ruka was perfect. Ruka roasting Mami had me dying.](https://imgur.com/a/eMPsgQh) Mami and Chizuru’s awkward train ride was hilarious as well. [Yandere mami is here and I’m loving it. Incredible ep.](https://imgur.com/a/99nnv9g)


Warm-Enthusiasm-9534

It really was a good episode. It kept the time-wasting down to a minimum. Even Kazuya agonizing over whether to friend Chizuru was more understandable than his usual flip-flopping. Basically, the man needs a permanent hangover to grow as a person.


edwardjhahm

I noticed that the episodes get worse when they focus on Mizuhara too much. It ends up padding the episode with Kazuya's simpery. No Mizuhara, no simping. The amount of simping Kazuya did today was minimal, and I'd even argue relatable in a painful scenario such as his.


anveias

Thank you, Ruka-chan. That interaction with Mami was satisfying.


BosuW

Chaos Queen let's goooooo!


AverageRdtUser

All I gotta say is god damn they really upped the cringe for this one lol


ILovePopeyesChicken

how lol


kirsion

I think he is confusing cringe with drama, which I don't blame him since we have been subjected to cringe the majority of show


AnthdieSoos

such a beautiful rant from Ruka


mojo72400

Ruka, I know you're honest with your feelings but you're literally digging you and Kazuya's own graves. It's kinda cute how Ruka's tears made small rainbows when she cries. Shit, since Mami knows Chizuru owns the bag, she'd give her a lose-lose question. Great, now she's using his family connections for something evil.


NoPaleontologist2683

in this episode, at 8:05 the song which is playing in background, anyone knows its name, damn it was kind of good song lol


UberDueler10

Mami’s done nothing wrong. Change my mind.


Bibi_sama

But she wants to do wrong to other She loved the fact that kazuya was a looser who couldn't get over her She would love to destroy chizuru social life by outing her to the others students/friends , colleagues from acting and family


UberDueler10

Chizuru is lying to them. Mami’s actions will simply lead to the truth.


entelechtual

Again: Mami has done nothing wrong. She just makes the worst in other people come out.


Atario

*She* dumped *him*, but now that he's over her, she's trying to screw him over at every turn


magnumcyclonex

What an episode! I think it's worth watching the chaos play out over again. Ruka really claimed her possession and made it known to Mami. Mami is stunned but lets herself out, questioning everything and plotting her revenge. And what a coincidence, to discover the bag she saw the other night on Mizuhara, solving her little jealously puzzle. Mizuhara feeling very uneasy and weary over the whole train encounter. Had to straight face lie to Mami's question, which proved Mami's theories correct. Now Mami goes to target Kazu's followers and preys on sweet old grandma. Also what kind of shit bag friend of Kazuya still talks to his ex and gives her all the details?


ObvsThrowaway5120

Add her you wuss! Lol. Dude is always in his head overthinking everything. He should learn from his fish. “Life is about fish pellets”, true words of wisdom lol. But even Chizuru too huh? These two sometimes… I swear haha. Ruka! Your time has NOT come, girl. Sorry lol. Of course Mami has to show up. That bitch. Ugh. Ruka, you’re out of your depth here! I can’t believe she blurted out she’s Kazuya’s gf and all that shit afterwards. Goddamn it Ruka! You’ve incurred the wrath of that duplicitous bitch now! I like how after all that, once Mami left she was crying and pouty again haha. Oh, Ruka! Just when i thought things couldn’t get more complicated, that bitch Mami bumps into Chizuru on the metro. Ugh. So obvious that skank ass hoe was snooping for dirt during that ride. That end though… that shitstain really going after his family? Devious cow.


darkrai98s

Man I hate everyone in this show except Ruka and Sumi, and the grandmas, bless the grannies. Everyone else should just touch grass, or seek serious help tbh.


edwardjhahm

Hey, what about the fish? The fish is also pretty awesome.


ArcadiaDragon

Such a waste of good animation studio and a good voice cast...other than sumi there's not one tolerable character I mean the male lead makes Ataru Moroboshi a tolerable human being...and he's from a gag manga(urusei yatsura) (and yes this is hyperbole)


Warm-Enthusiasm-9534

It really is one of the better animated shows this season. I wonder if they just locked down top-tier talent earlier than their competition. I think RaG season 2 was announced before everything else this season.


Atario

["Grew up watching Glitter Force"?](https://i.imgur.com/eYDTfwt.jpeg) Anyone know what this is about? Haha that [little note](https://i.imgur.com/oP0vVoK.jpeg) Glasses are [really versatile…](https://i.imgur.com/VcWHrW9.jpeg) [Indeed.](https://i.imgur.com/XHnEZyv.jpeg) It must mean something that you are, right, Mami?


Warm-Enthusiasm-9534

Isn't Glitter Force the Americanized Smile Pretty Cure?


Atario

Hm. Are there hangovers in that show?


Warm-Enthusiasm-9534

I don't remember that, but Glitter Force skipped episodes from the seasons they translated. Maybe they skipped over the episodes where the kids woke up with hangovers.


Drand_Galax

I love how the little notes call Kazuya out on stuff lol


MontBoron

> ["Grew up watching Glitter Force"?](https://i.imgur.com/eYDTfwt.jpeg) Anyone know what this is about? The text that's translated as "There's bad energy in the air" has the phrase バッドエナジー / _baddo enajii_ (borrowing of English "bad energy"). This seems to be an Important Proper Noun in Smile Precure, localized for Glitter Force as "Negative Energy".


mrhades113

One more episode of Ruka being a annoying brat, i think i'm starting to like Mami just because she can bring an end to this tragedy.


futureKCNconnoisseur

It's rentin' time!


Bloody_Diarrhoea

Mziuhara is so damn fine, breedable


blamordeganis

I’m pretty sure that the gloomy piano music during Ruka’s crying meltdown is exactly the same as they play during sombre bits in Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer. Is it a famous piece?


betelgeuse910

Ok I still don't understand. What's Mami's business here? Does she still have feelings for Kazuya? Is she just curious about the drama? Her eyes go blank whenever she has any kind of event. Why is that? Is she jealous? Pissed? I don't get it.


LusterBlaze

they put in her breakbot 'baby im yours' song lmao


raiden_kazuha

Yo Kazuya, always emanating the BRUH MOMENT aura.


pearlcastle23

What Ruka did it’s something I would do, call that shit out after figuring it out. Mami is good at manipulating so I am very excited to see what she is going to make of this 😈 dangerous women are the best