Youko is weighing herself and isn’t happy with what she sees. For whatever reason, she starts to suspect her tail, so she starts a workout and diet for it. At school the next day, Youko pays a visit to Keita to show off that her tail lost four grams. One of Keita’s schoolmates, a guy named Kawarazaki Naoki, then comes onto the roof with a request for Keita to find a person. Actually, Keita doesn’t have to do anything because the person Kawarazaki is searching for is none other than Youko, who he had seen on the street one day. Kawarazaki wants Youko as the model for his heroine for his comic. Youko initially is thrilled, but that turns to anger when he compares her tail to a raccoon’s.
At home, Keita tries to speak up for Kawarazaki. Youko suspects something is up and she’s right: Keita promised a date between her and Kawarazaki in exchange for one week’s worth of lunch bread. Just as Youko is about to kill Keita again, the cat from the hot springs shows up, dressed in a Buddhist costume. Soon after, a black shadow comes into their apartment and puts Keita and Youko into costumes too. The black shadow is actually a wooden chicken, the one Karina had told Keita about on the previous night over the phone. This chicken has special cosplay powers (ones that prevent the victims from taking off the clothes) and followed the cat here.
When Kawarazaki comes to their apartment, the chicken reacts to him and takes a spot on his shoulder. It seems to read his mind, transforming Youko into a magical cat girl and Keita into a cat boy in a girl’s school swimsuit. Kawarazaki runs around town with his newfound powers transforming everyone in sight. Keita knows that the cosplay wears off after two hours, which will leave everyone naked. He finally confronts Kawarazaki by the water during the sunset and the two proceed to have a fight. It ends in a draw, and Kawarazaki escapes via the river. The special investigator Karina arrives and takes the chicken, which is now smoking because its used up its powers. He explains that the chicken read people’s minds and changed appearances. Back at home, Keita is combing Youko’s tail and comments that it’s thinner now. Youko blows him up because she thinks he’s being sarcastic since her tail has actually gotten fatter.
The first half of the episode wasn’t that funny, but once the cosplay started, so did the laughs. So many random costumes and references to random series (Gundam, various sentai shows, etc), and almost everyone got neko-mimi (cat ears) lol. Actually, the DBZ scene was the best one, just because of how well they parodied it (in the very over-the-top fashion). I could have done without seeing Keita in a girl’s swimsuit though. I probably won’t ever look at one the same way. >_<
The return of the cat was a bit random since I didn’t expect him to be a recurring character. Maybe Kawarazaki, the fighting otaku, will return too to continue his fight lol.