The girls try to find Nina-sensei’s soulmate! The four also also end up dealing with a fox spirit!
(Spoilers in this episode)
We find out that Nina-sensei, while her four students try to study, tries to use divination in order to find her soulmate and she keeps at it every single day. In order to give back to their teacher, Chiya, Kon, Koume, and Nono decide to try to use pendulum divination in order to find Nina-sensei’s soulmate. The only requirement is for the soulmate to appreicate the same things that Nina-sensei is passionate about (which includes liking her students).
Saku starts tailing them because she thinks they’re goofing off, but it leads to her own subordinates chasing her down as a sketchy person. The jig is up once Chiya pounces on her after recognizing Saku’s scent. Saku admits she was worried about them, which leads the girls to think that Saku is Nina-sensei’s soulmate (but was there any doubt). The girls invite Saku over for dinner and she graciously accepts after hearing that Nina-sensei is making beef stew.
The second half of the episode has the girls try kokkuri divination, which is when they ask a fox spirit questions using something reminiscent of an ouija board (and which happens to be Koume’s speciality). After the girls are worried upon hearing how kokkuri divination can backfire, Kon is quick to assure the girls that they only need to follow the proper procedures to minimalize such chances.
However, Koume messes up and lifts her hand from the coin before the ritual is done, which causes the fox spirit to possess her, Nono, and then finally Kon. Chiya manages to keep the possessed Kon from causing too much mischief by scratching under chin. And again Chiya is hyped up to be an amazing urara (this time, the fox spirit is impressed with how Chiya was never paralyzed or caught in telekenesis. The spirit also notes Chiya’s crimson eyes, which hints that there might be something special about her heritage. Probably). In fact, the fox spirit grows really attached to Chiya, but Chiya is insistent that the fox spirit stop possessing their dear friend’s body.
In an attempt to make the fox spirit leave them alone, Chiya ends up remembering what Kon had mentioned about procedure and ends up doing a dogeza while begging for the fox spirit to return Kon. Amused, the fox spirits obliges. The girls return home only to see that Nina-sensei was also possessed by a fox spirit while making dinner.
Thoughts on this Episode:
- So why did the girls automatically assume that hetereosexual couples are the norm?They don’t even get to see that many men. At least they realize that yuri is fine, too, by the end of the first half.
- The episode also really emphasized the Chiya x Kon ship, it seems. Well, I guess that was evident from their first encounter, which this episode brought up.
- I found myself wondering if Nina-sensei would be an even better urara if she wasn’t spending all her time doing love fortunes for herself. Saku should just marry her.
- Koume is really good at stringing others along as seen in how she manages to convince everyone to agree to give pendulum divination a shot.
- The belly flashing rears its ugly head once again.
- It really seems that Kon is getting the most focus (aside from Chiya) since the second of the previous episode also focused on Kon. This episode once again focused on her. Next week’s episode seems to be focusing on Koume instead, at least.
- At this point, it seems like the show is very much fluff and I should stop trying to hope that there’s any sense of plot to accompany the cute girls who are goofing off and engaging in activities that girls their age should be refraining from.