It was Hifumi’s first day on the job as “Character Team Leader” and we got to meet a new girl. Let’s see how she did.
Hifumi did her best to check up on the others’ progress. Yun assured her she’s doing well and she’d be finished in time for the next deadline, which wasn’t true. Aoba on other hand did say she needed more time but then tried to trick Hifumi into giving her an extra day to work on it. She was then surprised by how easily Hifumi agreed that she begged for forgiveness and assured her she’d get it done quicker. Later Yun confessed to Aoba that she too needed more time but couldn’t tell Hifumi because she didn’t want to demotivate her.
Yun tried pulling an all-nighter but mom called to say she was swamped with work so Yun had to take care of her siblings, messing up her plan to finish her design quicker.
The next day Yun came clean and told Hifumi she was having difficulty with her design. Hifumi gave her some helpful tips and Yun realized she underestimated Hifumi’s integrity begging to be reprimanded. Hifumi puzzled on what to do and…
To say Aoba was left speechless is an understatement.
We then turned to Hajime who was also having trouble with her duties, which was to design underwater enemies. She was stumped and asked Director Hazuki to help her come up with monster ideas. She went to her because she was worried Aoba and Yun would think less of her if she asked them for help. In short Hazuki said “That’s not true. Go talk to them and brainstorm together. No need to be ashamed”. That’s what she did and as expected it was the right decision.
Oh and here’s why I brought up Yun’s brother. Look closely at Hajime and Yun. A Spanish fan of mine brought this up and yes, it makes perfect sense.
Next up Aoba was having a hard time coming up with the design of the final boss of the game, The Queen of Plushy Land. She spoke with Ko and Rin on what her story and design should be. In the end it was Director Hazuki who gave her some great ideas. All conversations were very interesting.
Eventually Aoba came up with this. Look up the conversations to find out why.
Relieved to be making progress Aoba then got a message from another friend from high school named Hotaru who was studying in France and came to visit Nene and her. While showing pictures of her there was one that caught Rin by surprise…
The joke is these kisses are more passionate and longer than the usual when some Western girls greet each other with quick pecks on the cheek.
After having too much fun in the hot spring Nene went to get some grub while Aoba and Hotaru reflected on the paths they chose with Hotaru and Nene going to college and Aoba immediately going to work after finishing high school. Another interesting conversation to cap off another great episode.