Episode 13 –
[details=spoiler]The sunrise finally appears over the building and everyone seems satisfied, except for a dejected Asako, who has left. Mitsuyoshi still hasn’t said anything about Asako and I wonder what he is thinking.
Shizuku has been studying and hasn’t seen Haru since the New Year, but she has been thinking of him. As she wonders what he is doing at that very moment, Haru pops through her window, scaring the living daylights out of her! He’s looking for something and although he wants to keep it a secret, I think he’s lost Nagoya. Anyway, he forgets his phone as he leaves through the window again.
Next, Haru shows up by Asako and asks her if she’s seen “him”. After she spits out her coffee at his surprise arrival, she tells him that she has no idea what he is talking about, but Haru keeps acting like she does. Then Haru tells her that he doesn’t have time to talk and runs off. But he runs off so quickly that he’s left his net behind. Then it was time for Sohei and his friends. Funny that each time Haru runs off, he leaves behind a piece of advice! And with Sohei, he lost his goggles.
Shizuku is still studying when Haru’s phone begins to ring – and won’t stop! It’s Sohei and he’s concerned about Haru and wonders what he’s looking for, but Shizuku tells him that it probably isn’t anything important. Asako brings Haru’s net to the batting center, but it seems deserted. Sure enough, Mitsuyoshi is out for the day. Then Shizuku shows up with Haru’s phone and leaves it with her to return to her studying. Shizuku senses something wrong with Asako and thinks she might have a fever, but Asako assures her that she’s fine.
Yamaken and his boys are visiting a friend in the hospital and they are outside when Haru shows up. He’s angry because he can’t find “him” and throwing his gloves to the ground, runs off. Of course they all thinks Haru is nuts and Yamaken can only wonder what Shizuku sees in him. With his gloves, Haru has also dropped his keys and Yamaken picks them up. Meanwhile, Sohei and his friends show up at the batting center to return Haru’s goggles and Sohei is surprised to find Asako there. She explains why and they talk a little about what Haru is looking for and it looks like the guys are going to stay and hang out for a while.
Oshima’s friend, Yuu, is walking down the street and comes upon a rooster. She snaps a picture and sends it to Oshima. Oshima recognizes Nagoya and quickly phones Oshima. And again, Shizuku is studying and still thinking of Haru. She finds herself reaching for the phone, but stops, deciding to get something to eat instead. Unfortunately, she’s a little low on rice and ends up going out. She comes upon a lost Yuu, walking around with Nagoya under her arm.
Sohei’s friends are leaving the batting center, but Sohei decides to stay with Asako and wait for Haru a little bit longer. As they walk out, Yamaken and his boys show up. Sohei tells them that the place is closed, but Yamaken pulls out Haru’s keys, as his friends run to Asako. Then Shizuku and Yuu walk in with Nagoya. So, now everyone realizes that Haru is out looking for Nagoya and they have no way of reaching him! They all wonder where he is and how he may be doing.
Shizuku thinks Haru might be at the river and they decide to go look for him. However, Yamaken decides to leave and can’t be bothered looking for Haru. His friends stay because Asako is staying. Shizuku decides to leave as well and she and Yamaken end up walking out together. He starts to says something to her, but she cuts him off and walks away. As she walks home, she ends up bumping into Yamaken again who is apparently lost – or is he? He insists that he is not lost, but Shizuku ends up walking him to the main street. He is really sweet too when he asks if he can carry Shizuku’s rice, but she rebuffs his offer.
The others can’t find Haru and Sohei suggests that Asako go back to the batting center in case Haru or Mitsuyoshi show up. But upon hearing Mitsuyoshi’s name, Asako gets all nervous and tells Sohei that’s she fine with continuing to look for Haru. Now all this time, Yamaken’s hospitalized friend has been with them, walking along with his IV, but now his wound has opened and he’s bleeding!
And it looks like Shizuku’s bag of rice is getting heavier and heavier as she walks along. I’m sure she never expected to be carrying it so long. As she struggles up some stairs, she sees Haru, who wonders what she’s doing. She tells him that they found Nagoya and that he’s back at the batting center, but Haru seems surprised that Nagoya was missing. So, what was he looking for? A glowing bug! One that he had seen that morning, but had escaped from him. He had wanted to share its glow with Shizuku, thinking it would be prettier with her. Shizuku smiles and tells him that everyone is worried about him. He puts his helmet on Shizuku’s head and throws her bag of rice over his shoulder.
As Haru walks up the stairs, he spots the glowing bug. He did get to share it with Shizuku after all. And as they watch it, it begins to snow. Shizuku still has a lot on her mind and many questions yet to answer for herself but she is happy to be with Haru in this moment. This was a very sweet anime that definitely had some interesting moments! It looks as if the story isn’t finished yet either and I’d love to see another season and the continuation of the story. I just love these “feel good” shows![/details]