Note: This review was originally part of a Lightning Round post.
I’m totally not showing favoritism with all these Miku screencaps. Not at all…
Anyway, this episode was fine. It’s more or less your usual summer festival scenario though a few scenes stand out to me. I’m normally not fond with the imouto trope but Raiha’s ability to guilt the quintuplets into acting a little more civil with Fuutarou and comply with some of his requests is pretty great. The fact that the girls willingly get their homework done in time is a reassuring sign that they can take their studies seriously if the circumstances is just right. The final act where Fuutarou sets off to locate all the sisters for Nino feels kind of symbolic, suggesting that one who’ll help Nino secure the unity she longs for will be Fuutarou.
Evidently, it looks like Ichika will be the next focal character. Quite a lot of mystery has been built around her so I’m curious what exactly her deal is.
Thanks for reading!