Just A Stone's Throw To Winter

Just A Stone's Throw To Winter is an anime episode of The Pet Girl of Sakurasou that was released on 01/08/2013
The residents of Sakura house continue to enjoy the fame of their successful show, but as it begin to fade as Christmas approaches and the idea, the thought, and the want for love begins to take over.
— Crunchyroll

Plot Summary

Sorata wakes up from a crazy dream where Mashiro pilots the Nyapollon after slapping Sorata. On the roof, Jin chats with Sorata a bit where they talk about Akasaka and Rita. Misaki notice Jin is sleeping and tries to kiss him. Though, Jin stops her. When Misaki presents a bento with some love for Jin, Nanami notices that Mashiro is curious about it. In the hallway, Nanami is frustrated how Sorata does not notice what Mashiro is thinking. Later, Nanami pops by the shoe locker area where she spots Jin receiving a love letter that has a wedding registration application from Misaki. Jin gives Nanami, tickets to a play. At Sakura Hall, Mashiro asks Sorata to teach her how to make bento. Moments later, Jin dress Mashiro up in apron. Then, Sorata teaches Mashiro how to prepare the food until Mashiro cuts herself with the knife. After Chihiro does some first aid, she reminds Mashiro about her manuscript deadline.

Later, Sorata chats with Ayano who asks him if he likes Mashiro or what Mashiro is doing. He comes home where he opens a letter only to feel disappointment. Mashiro comes by, and Sorata asks her about her manuscript. He yells at her to focus on her manga instead of cooking. Mashiro, who feels hurt, cannot convey her feelings. Outside, Nanami contemplates whether this is date or not, but she manages to get Sorata to accept her invitation.


  • Japanese Name: "Fuyu no Ippo Temae de" (冬の一歩手前で)
  • Opening Theme: "Yume no Tsuzuki" (夢の続き) by Konomi Suzuki
  • Ending Theme: "Prime Number (Kimi to Deaeru Hi)" (Prime Number ~君と出会える日~) by Asuka Ookura.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Mashiro Shiina ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sorata Kanda ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Misaki Kamiigusa ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Jin Mitaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Nanami Aoyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Chihiro Sengoku ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ayano Iida ( x ) ( x ) ( x )


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Hajime Kamoshida Original Concept Hajime Kamoshida is the creator of Pet Girl Sakurasou.


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