Hime gets the opportunity to star in Pelocan's latest TV commercial, but she gets stage fright. Later, Hime and the Sket Dan discover that they have practice exams. Using Yagi and Ayumi's advice, Hime's group studies at her house with her mother making goodies.
Can Hime overcome her stage fright and can the Sket Dan ace their practice exams?
Hime has to smile and say the new 3 flavors
A Pelocan commercial plays, and Hime stops the commercial and points out that the girl is not actually eating the Pelocan. She plays the part where the girl licks the candy again. Hime begins to whine and states that she would eat it with relish. Then, Switch informs Hime about the Pelocan girl audition for a new TV commercial by revealing the website. He states that Hime's love for Pelocan is unsurpassed while her looks aren't so bad. Hime declines the offer. Later at the Pelocan headquarters, Hime does her audition and states her skills and favorite flavor. When a man ask her what Pelocan mean to her, Hime states it is just a word. Surprisingly, Hime passes her audition. In the Sket Dan clubroom, Chiaki's younger brother gives Hime, flowers as congratulations. Bossun teases the little boy, and Chiaki helps her brother asks Hime to give an autograph. Chiaki's little brother thanks Hime, and Hime starts to feel nervous. At the studio, Hime makes that face that Bossun does when he gets embarrassed. Bossun teases Hime about her missing make up. Nishimura, the director, greets them and informs them that they don't have time. When Bossun annoys Hime, she slaps him and tries to leave the studio with the director pulling her. Moments later, the director goes over the script and it ends with a smile while the Pelocan girl states the three new flavors. To add on to the pressure, the director states that they will do it one go. When the director says go, Hime starts attacking the mascots, and Bossun restrains her.
Pelocan Girl wearing an Oni mask
Since the mascots are unable to move, Hime and her friends are dressed for the commercial with Switch as the bunny and Bossun as a raccoon. The director asks if Bossun wants to wear the Japanese Oni mask. As they start rolling, Hime messes up the song. The director stops them and tells Bossun and Hime to relax while he tells Switch to not advertise. Meanwhile, Chiaki and her younger brother are out shopping and thinking about Hime's TV commercial. Chiaki asks if her brother wants to buy all of the Pelocan flavors. After Himeko and her gang fall down from bouncing too much on the trampolines, Himeko goes ballistic on the director. For the next scene, Nishimura asks Hime if she has any special moves she can do. Bossun shows that he can fold origami while Switch bust some moves and Hime reveals her hockey wielding skills. Nishimura does not approve any of this, but since time is of the essence, they let Hime do it. Hime decides to recite all the Pelocan flavors while swinging her hockey stick like a nun chuck. After that commercial is over, Hime, the Sket Dan, and Chiaki with her little brother watch the commercial with a shocked response.
Hime cries that she's stupid
Hime and Bossun talk about Pelocan, and Bossun calls Hime's thighs thick which prompts Hime to punch him. Switch reminds them that practice exams are tomorrow. Bossun does a parody of Doraemon, and Hime checks up if Switch is actually studying. Then, Bossun states he is good at memorization, but he is bad at math. The two think about their punishment. Moments later, Bossun and Hime asks Yagi and Ayumi how they study. Both Bossun and Hime have some similarities in wasting their time by reading manga for their study methods. Yagi and Ayumi propose that they should study together. Since Bossun and Switch cannot study at their house, Hime finds herself having the boys over at her house, so she calls her mother to clean her bedroom.
Hime's mom tells them to study the whole night
Over at Hime's house, Hime's mother embarrass her by teasing Hime a bit and doing what mothers do best. In Hime's bedroom, Hime realizes this is the first time she has boys in her room. When Bossun jumps in her bed, Hime attacks him. Bossun and Switch start going through Hime's manga gallery. Hime's mother enters the bedroom with Castella and treats. She starts asking Hime's friends some questions before Hime pushes her mom away due to sheer embarrassment. During their study session, the group slowly gets distracted by reading some of Bossun's manga. Moments later, Hime's mother comes in to see everyone slacking off and yells at them. Hime gets scared and explains that her mom is known for being the Oniyome. Hime's mother tells Bossun and Switch to study until dawn and brings out her hockey stick. When the father comes home, he finds Hime and others being watched closely. He tells Hime to be strong. On the following day, the gang find themselves with great scores.
Points of Interest
Oniyome - Demon Bride
- Himeko's favorite flavor used to be Octopus Wasabi, but it's Fried Oysters.
- Himeko's skill: She can recite 47 Pelocan flavors in 30 seconds.
- Chiaki still wears her golden lion emblem that she won in the Genesis World Grand Prix game.
- Pelocan mascots are Pelorin and Pelobon.
- Switch is seen playing the same SIM game with Sayaka, the tsundere girl, from episode 52.
- Bossun is not good at math.
- Hime's mother is nicknamed Oniyome.
Manga & Anime Differences
This episode covers chapter 126 and 169.
- Chiaki and her little brother only appear in the anime.
- The Pelorin and Pelobon are also anime exclusive.
- They introduce the Oni mask late in the manga.
- The beginning of chapter 169 is different from the anime because the anime has the pelocan candy prize at the beginning of its 2nd story.
- Japanese Name: "Susume! Shūchūryoku wo takame, minna de kyōryokushiau perokyan gaaru benkyō kai" (進め！集中力を高め、みんなで協力し合うペロキャンガール勉強会)
- Manga Chapter: Chapter 126 amd 169
- Opening Theme: "Reboot" by everset
- Ending Theme: "Colors" by The Sketchbook