The third episode introduces another Alice-*nouryokusha*, Kirika, who’s taken quite an interest in Aruto after watching him copy the girl’s story from the last episode. She asks him(actually, traps him) into helping her research on the Alice-*nouryokusha* and Aruto is given a bracelet to wear that will react whenever he shows a liking or excitement towards something. Aruto gladly obliges to wear it and the next day(or was it later?), he goes out to an art exhibition with Kiraha, bumping into Arisu. This sparks off a fight between the two in finding out Aruto’s interests. The next day, he returns the bracelet to Kirika and finds out he’s most excited when writing his stories. Later, Kirika calls on them to inform that she’s moving in next door :).
Ahh… yes, the introduction of the prerequisite *kyonyuu* girl of the show, which is Kirika. I LOL’ed a lot too on discovering her Alice transformation actually turns her into a loli, XD.
Increasingly, I find myself enjoying Alice more for the laidbackness of the show itself, where there’s not much tension in the air, even with the ongoing Alice fight. It doesn’t really help when the setting and BGM mesh in perfectly to produce a really dreamy atmostphere. I find it quite funny to watch Kiraha and Arisu fight over Aruto as well.
There’s also a change in the ED sequence this episode too, which you can see in the screencaps below. And speaking of that, now that I know it’s Aruto in the bunny suit in the OP, anyone thinks it’s quite gay?