Episode 10 –
Satoru is still adjusting to his new life. It’s almost time for the summer purification and Tetsuo tells him to invite her friends. But does he even have any? At least he seems to be popular with the girls at school, even if he doesn’t notice.
Satoru doesn’t have any friends at kendo either. In fact, it seems they don’t even like him very much. The captain of the team breaks up what may have become a fight and chooses Satoru for a match. Afterwards, Kinugawa tells Satoru that he’s really good. Satoru also finds out that the girls at school have nicknamed him the “Prince”. LOL
Satoru is thinking of quitting the kendo club, but Kinugawa tells him that he needs an attitude adjustment. This guy is really friendly and even calls Satoru “Prince”. Satoru just doesn’t know what to make of him, but at the moment, he doesn’t like being teased by him. Kinugawa wants to meet him after practice, and Satoru says that he isn’t free, but Kinugawa drags him along anyway.
Kinugawa says that they are going to have fun and takes Satoru around the town. Meanwhile, Makoto is out with her friends and it seems that everyone has an idea of what they want to do for the future, except her. It bothers her, but if she had looked out the window just then, she would have seen Kinugawa dragging Satoru along by the hand. LOL Satoru really doesn’t like that, but Kinugawa is too big and Satoru is too small to do anything about it.
Kinugawa takes Satoru home to his family’s tofu restaurant. Satoru tries to leave, but is invited to dinner. Once again, Satoru is in the midst of a boisterous group and feeling very uncomfortable. It’s really sad that the way he was raised won’t even let him loosen up over a family dinner. Afterwards, Kinugawa walks him part of the way home and apologizes for dragging him around. Satoru says that it was fine, but annoying. Kinugawa laughs and Satoru asks if it was a punishment. But Kinugawa says that he just wanted to hang out with him. Satoru doesn’t know what to think.
They talk about kendo for a little while and Kinugawa helps Satoru realize a few things about himself. Perhaps his world doesn’t have to be so narrow. Back home, Haru is having a fit that Satoru isn’t home yet. When he does arrive, Tetsuo berates him for not calling to say he would be home late. Satoru apologizes. He later falls asleep early – his day was just that exhausting. LOL
At school, Satoru is talking to Kinugawa and Seishiro comes along. He says that he and Kinugawa aren’t friends either, but they really are. Satoru invites Kinugawa to the purification ceremony. Seishiro gets all excited because he heard that Funabashi would be there. He wants to know if she’ll be dressed like a shrine maiden. When Satoru confirms that she probably will, Seishiro gets excited again, but he really doesn’t like shrines. When Satoru finds out the reason, he tells them that he can see spirits. But Seishiro thinks Satoru is laughing at him. Satoru leaves them, trying very hard to suppress his laughter. I hope he realizes he just made a couple of friends.