Yui fails her midterm exam and needs to pass a make-up test in order to remain a member of the club. However, she is distracted by her new-found interest in practicing guitar.
- The writing on the blue shirt Yui is wearing while (not) studying says “Champion”. The yellow one she wears later reads “Challenge”.
- The shirt Yui wears in the other girls’ fantasy sequence reads “older sister”, and the one Yui’s “sister” in this fantasy wears reads “little sister”.
- Ritsu gets hit on the head three times (for being a nuisance during studying).
- In Yui’s dream, Ritsu’s snowman is apparently a substitute for Yui. It seems Ritsu went insane in the snow by herself…
This episode picks up the manga exactly where the previous episode ends, starting with the last three pages of the third 4-koma chapter and continuing with the fourth. The anime adds scenes of Yui studying on her own for a week, before the part where the club members all visit her house and meet Ui. Also original to the anime is Nodoka’s visit and Yui’s dream.
OST tracks used:
- Small flashing - 2:50-4:25
- Patrol of stroll - 4:38-5:28
- Happy languidness - 5:42-6:29
- Ukkari Kimi no Tame ni - 7:03-7:58
- Kawaii Inbou - 8:26-9:51
- Virtual love - 10:43-11:48
- Kendama-kun - 11:49-11:53
- Patrol of stroll - 12:10-12:20
- Morning dew - 12:33-14:02
- Have some tea? - 14:04-15:54
- Happy End - 16:16-17:33
- The other side of evening sun - 18:10-18:50
- Karui Joudan - 20:49-21:34
- Tanpopo Takkyuubin - 21:40-22:08
I don’t have a lot to say about this episode. It’s probably the least remarkable of the early episodes, nothing really stands out about it much one way or the other. I suppose it’s worth noting that this episode introduces the Light Music Club members to Ui and Nodoka, so from this point on the cast all know each other.