Written by Czai:
I jumped into Ao Haru Ride because I missed shoujo-romance. I mean seriously there hasn’t been any shoujo-romance lately especially this kind of light-looking romance.
The first part of the episode deals with Yoshioka Futaba (Uchida Maaya) and Tanaka’s past. Tanaka invites her to the summer festival but heard her say that she hates boys thus Tanaka deciding not to meet her at the end and eventually Tanaka transferring schools. My first impression of Tanaka is that he’s so soft or awkward or shy or whatever. He’s a more feminine version of Kazahaya from Kimi ni Todoke.