I guess Wakana is going to take a long while before she fully embraces her new friends, but quite why she is so apprehensive is a mystery though hopefully it will end soon. In the mean time she seems to have gained a new stalker who is likely an old friend of her mother’s. Unfortunately Wakana is not adept at foreign languages and mistakes the poor European for an Anglo-Saxon and takes him for a beggar. While I am sure that Wakana is a smart girl, I rather enjoyed her attempts to fend off the Euro with cries of “No Money.” On the Konatsu front it seems that with recital over with her club has largely gone back to student life and she is now in need of hardened veterans to fill her club roster. Thankfully she already has Sawa and she did well to draft Wakana. Ta-kun also has his club of one status rescinded, and so begins Konatsu’s plan to start a hostile takeover of the badminton club.
Ta-kun was trying to inflate his own meager numbers by drafting Wein but sadly he gravely miscalculated and instead has ruined both Wein and his sister for marriage. I am unsure if I want to ship that one since Ta-kun’s onee-sama could do better but it is all entirely dependent on Wein proving himself worthy. Konatsu may be the smallest of the lot but she sure is craft from forcing Makoto into compliance via an open secret to artfully manipulating Taichi into a 3 vs. 1 match. In then end Konatsu has met most of her goals with Sawa and Wakana’s help. She got through the recital and started the Choir and Sometimes Badminton Club after the mass desertion. Luckily for Taichi while his intellect is limited Konatsu’s mercy is boundless and he will be allowed to compete assuming that he puts forth a respectable effort.
I guess the Vice Principal has something that can pass for a heart; certainly she seems to have a certain affection for Wakana’s mother and isn’t giving Konatsu a hard time purely out of spite. If we are lucky we will get bits and pieces of Wakana’s mother and how she came into such high regard. If not then I expect an info dump at some point, but hopefully PA Works will bring enough game to avoid the need for it. Summer is also in full swing and from the look of things the festival should be a hoot. Wakana seems rather intent of avoiding her friends over the break but she will have little choice but to conform soon enough. Sawa was enterprising as ever and got a job, Ta-kun is still doing his best to aim for a world championship, Wein is attending summer classes to gawk and megane Wakana, and Konatsu is hanging around Sawa.
Konatsu may have stage fright but it seems that she has made significant strides towards performing in public. I also like what Sawa and Konatsu did with their hair when they went to the beach the results were quite stunning. Wakana may be no money and a rather frosty friend, but she did stand up for all of them in challenging the Vice Principal for the right to have a club. I still want to know why Wakana seems to be somewhat of a shut in. I guess she just moved here recently but if Wein is fitting in so fast there is little reason for Wakana to want isolation. We may be in for a spat next week but hopefully it will blow over quickly. I am relieved to see that for now my SawaxKonatsu ship is not under threat from the likes of Wein and Ta-kun, with any luck Ta-kun and Wein can enjoy some bromance while my yuri ship makes it successfully to the open sea and to the port of lasting love.
It is also possible that the parents and siblings of the Choir and Sometimes Badminton Club will figure prominently, I hope that this is the case as having a healthy family situation is a rather refreshing change.