Shizuku and Haru start spending more time with each other, but things are still a little awkward after Shizuku’s birthday. After spending some time apart, spring begins and that means a shakeup in the school order! Placed away from the main group, Haru has to adapt to his new environment, and an awkward scenario with Oshima.
After the ski party, Sasayan and Natsume start to fight. Lack of maturity on both sides prevents the two from patching things up. Later, it turns out that Shizuku’s birthday is Valentine’s Day. This gives a pretty adorable excuse for all the girls to get together and make chocolate, while also letting Haru do something for Shizuku.
Finally sick of waiting for a second season, Marlin has decided to catch up on the manga as it’s being released in America. Starting with where the anime ends, Volume 5 picks up on the drama caused by Natsume’s confession, as well as more insight into Haru’s checkered past. Keep an eye out for volumes 6 and 7 later this month!
Putting all seriousness aside, the last episode focuses on Haru’s mad search for something inexplicable inadvertently brings the gang together.
We’re wrapping up our year end coverage with the list you’ve all been waiting for: The GLORIO Blog’s Top 12 Anime of 2012!
Recap: Shizuku settles things down by bribing Haru. Meanwhile, Natsume struggles with her feelings for Mi-san, and whether she really wants Shizuku and Haru to get together in the first place.
With Yamaken coming into his feelings and Shizuku feeling betrayed, the pair seem to grow apart again. Haru’s past is explored, and while it explains his irrational fears, it does not absolve him of his petulant behavior.