It’s rainy season, so most the girls have their umbrellas with them. Coming home from the library, Nagisa finds a girl standing out in the rain with her teddy bear. Without even getting her name, Nagisa gives the girl her umbrella and runs home in the rain. This girl is Byakudan Kagome of St. Le Rim. The next day, Kizuna and Remon along with student council president Chikaru get involved in helping Kagome find the person who gave her the umbrella, not knowing that it was actually Nagisa. They investigate the library, but accidentally leave the umbrella lying by the library’s spare umbrella area. Without her umbrella, Nagisa ends up walking with Shizuma, much to Tamao’s dismay. Hikari and Yaya, meanwhile, also don’t have umbrellas, so they take refuge in the church. With Hikari wet and cold, Yaya wonders out loud if Hikari got a cold, would Amane come and visit? She then takes Hikari from behind and hugs her. Hikari asks if there’s someone Yaya likes, but Yaya says it’s a secret. With Yaya pulling her even closer, Hikari suddenly bolts up and suggests that they go to the library to get an umbrella. As it turns out they take the umbrella that Chikaru and friends left there – in other words, Nagisa’s umbrella.
In the next day, Tamao continues to have bad luck with getting Nagisa under the same umbrella with her. Chikaru and friends found the umbrella gone from the library, and they continue to try to solve the mystery. They stake out the library, watching over the spare umbrella rack. Shortly thereafter, Yaya, Hikari, and Tsubomi come to the library to return the umbrella they got from there. Chiyo, who works at the library, sees Nagisa’s umbrella, but before she can do anything, Chikaru, Remon, and Kizuna burst out from their hiding places. And it just so happens that Nagisa and Tamao also enter the library at that very moment. Nagisa recognizes her umbrella, and Kagome returns it to her. This time, they introduce themselves to each other. The girls walk back in the rain as a group: Nagisa shares her umbrella with Kagome, Tamao with Chiyo, Chikaru by herself, Tsubomi and Yaya fight over Hikari, and Remon with Kizuna. Elsewhere on campus, Shizuma is walking together with Amane under the same umbrella. Shizuma says that she realized her umbrella is too big for just one person, making Amane wonder if it’s for two people.
The great umbrella adventure! >.>
Well, watching Chikaru and detectives Remon and Kizuna was certainly entertaining, though maybe not quite as entertaining as watching Tamao trying to get under the same umbrella as Nagisa. Tamao’s such an underdog character that I can’t help but root for her. The same goes for Yaya with Hikari – I admit that I’m a bit disappointed that this episode doesn’t include Kaname or Momomi, but I did like the scene in the church between Yaya and Hikari.
They seem to be shifting towards involving girls from all three schools in each episode, and next week looks like it’ll have more of that. The cast keeps growing, and I’m pretty much to the point where I’m having trouble keeping track of their names lol.
And finally, though I can’t really explain why, I enjoyed the music this episode much much more than usual.