After seeing Tsuwabuki's brothers and sisters in tears over his absence, Ichiko sets out to find him with the help of Momo'o. Seeing how happy theTsuwabuki home life is, Ichiko grows troubled at the realization that something is missing in her own life.
Don't cry Mika!
After a recap done by Mizunoe, Ichiko rolls in from the bush, and Rika and her siblings see her without Keita. In the forest, Keita finds his ankle broken, and at the bus station, Mika starts to cry, Sorata cries after her, then Ryuuta cries, and finally, Rika cries. The scene reminds Ichiko of her, and she runs off to help Keita. Once Ichiko gets into the forest, she blows the doggy whistle, and Momou pops out from the whistle. Ichiko hands Keita's handkerchief to Momou to track the smell. Riding on her dragon, Momou signals Ichiko to Keita's location. She finds Keita who is unconscious, and Ichiko struggles to wake him. She begs him to open his eyes. Suddenly, Momiji stabs Ichiko from the back, and she hands her the small extractor. Momiji tells her that she is not a god of death and that if someone dies while she is on the job, she would get into trouble. Ichiko breaks the extractor that heals Keita's injury.
As dawn breaks, Keita finds Michiko sleeping on him, and he picks her up. He finds a path of golden flowers that directed him to the bus station. Everyone hugs Keita while crying. Meanwhile in Butsumetsu City, Momou and Bobby find a turtle man being bullied, and they brush off the men. Despite being saved, Mizunoe sees he is in another kbad situation. Momou (in his dog form) tells Ichiko that they got the box. At the convenience store, Rika remarks that Michiko is like an angel sent from the gods due to saving Keita. After a montage of Keita's family, Ichiko leaves the house. Before she does, Keita spots her, and Ichiko makes up a long lie. Keita thanks Ichiko for saving him, and he asks her to say goodbye to her family. However, Ichiko refuses, but she tells him that they will see each other soon. By the river, Ichiko receives the box and restores herself back to normal. Momou and Bobby eagerly await their reward, but Ichiko is not in the mood.
Ichiko: You better be grateful!
Next day, Yamabuki tries to talk to Momiji who is busy singing karaoke. When Ichiko enters the room, the others find her not her normal self. Bobby gropes Ichiko only to be blasted away. Then, Momou tries to cheer up Ichiko by getting into his S & M stuff in dog form. However, Ichiko sleeps with Momou, and Momou freaks out and jumps out of the window. In class next day, Momiji observes Ichiko from afar while Yamabuki poses as Momiji. When Ichiko tries to talk to Keita who is gone right away, Momiji rants about how Ichiko has fallen for Keita. At Sakura's home, Yamabuki tells Momiji that she has a limit and that she will send another god. In front of Keita's home, Ichiko starts yelling at herself until Keita appears. Ichiko is at a loss of words when she gives Keita's handkerchief back, and she starts acting pompous and leaves Keita confused. Arriving home, Ichiko sees Momiji and the others making the place like a pig's sty. She beats up everyone, and Momiji is happy that Ichiko is her old self.
Points of Interest
- Momiji sings a song during karaoke. It's the ending theme to Binbougami Ga! "Love Riot" by HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
- Yamabuki appears in class one day as Momiji.
- There wasn't an episode of Nadeshiko Ga! this week.
Manga & Anime Differences
- There is no Jojo's Bizarre Adventures reference in the manga.
- Recap placement: In the manga, Mizunoe does his recap before Keita's family and Ichiko reach the Glistening Plateau. Compared to the anime, he did it after Keita's family visit the plateau.
- Japanese Name: "Me o Akerooooo!!!!" (目を開けろぉぉぉぉ!!!!)
- Manga Chapter: Binbō-gami ga! #2 (2nd Half of Chapter 8 and the rest of 9)
- Opening Theme: "Make my Day!" by Piko
- Ending Theme: "Love Riot" by HAPPY BIRTHDAY