The long awaited English subs of this highly anticipated special/OVA have finally come out. Let’s check it out.
We kicked things off with Chiya and Syaro hurrying to the train station. It looked like Cocoa was leaving everyone…for a week…to visit her family. Unsurprisingly Cocoa and Chiya acted like they’d never see each other again, them being soul mates and all.
On the train Cocoa ran into ABM who was “on a journey”. Her editor made sure ABM didn’t lose track of her responsibilities.
Back at Rabbit House Chino had enough time to stop acting all tsundere-like and start feeling lonely without Cocoa around. Clearly the lovable genki had a huge impact in her life.
Fresh reminder of where Cocoa and the arch-enemy of someone I will not name got their looks from. Cocoa envisioned a cuddly “welcome back” from her family but what she actually got was even better.
Rize was put in charge by Cocoa as the temporary Onee-chan while she was away. As expected she’s strict with the posse.
Rize’s strictness reminded her of when they first met. I imagine it must be tradition for people to be blessed by Rize’s fantastic body on their first meeting. Unsurprisingly Chino’s first impression of Rize was an intimidating one but over time she SLOWLY mellowed down. Chino then realized she was strict but also very kind.
After mellowing down Rize gifted Chino with a plushie. When the rest of the posse asked Rize where they could buy one she said it was confidential.
After work Chiya and Syaro found Rize at the park feeling down. She explained that she knew how much Chino missed Cocoa. The figured out what she really wanted was the posse to look up to her in a cute way rather than be intimidated by her. The two cuties knew exactly what to do.
Due to Cocoa’s family living far off in the mountainside they didn’t have wi-fi connection so it took a while before Cocoa could call Chino. After said call Chino noticed something about the plushie. Its sewing looked rough, meaning she solved the mystery of where the plushie came from.
Rize felt a mix of embarrassment and glee that day.
Back at the Hot Bakery the Three “Bakerteers” started off their morning fresh. Cocoa wanted to show her family how much she’d improved but realized she still had a ways to go to reach their level of skill. She’s gifted with the family’s sexy gene so she had that going for her.
The two went to deliver some bread on Mocha’s sweet scooter and then visited a spot with a great view of the ocean.
They had a discussion about what Cocoa wanted to become when she grew up. Longtime fans of the show will know what her first idea is. This reminded Mocha of what Cocoa wanted to be when she’s younger. Unfortunately for her Cocoa didn’t like being reminded of that.
When Mom saw her girls in a bit of a pickle she devised a brilliant plan to help them patch things up though she had to be a little tricky to get it done. Cocoa saw first hand how hard Mocha worked and the experience she had with customers. It helped her calm down and rekindle her admiration and love for her onee-chan. Later that evening Cocoa and Mom talked about what she really wanted at that moment in time.
One amusing dream later and it was already time for Cocoa to return to Rabbit House.
On the way to the station Cocoa told Mocha what she wanted to become was someone who could make people smile just like her role model. The joy in Mocha’s heart was immeasurable.
There was talk of an upcoming festival throughout the Special. Not gonna go into details discussing it. Fun times were had.
Overall it was a 60 minute episode and a fun one at that. Nothing amazing but everything was of higher quality so there you go. Feel free to share your highlights in the comments section. Mine was everything involving Cocoa’s family.