As promised, Hinako episode this time on Pronouns. Sana is sure gonna be popular with kids later on.
It’s Hinako’s 11th birthday and she returns home to find her mom away again. Feeling lonely, she decides to run away from home and bunks over at Sana’s place, causing quite a bit of trouble for him. Seizing a chance while she’s in the bath, Sana searches for Hinako’s identification papers and discovers that it’s her birthday. He decides to celebrate it for Hinako, even if it’s a day late.
The next day, Sana brings her out shopping on the pretext of getting her to choose a present for a girl (read: herself), and he even arranges for Syuu to “coincidentally” bump in to them. The three of them have a fun day out shopping, eating and watching a movie. With that done, the trio returns to Sana’s room, with Syuu following along to “take a look at Sana’s room for the first time.”
When they arrive, Hinako is given the surprise party treatment by Aoi, Syuuri and Nanaka. Hinako is overjoyed and the whole gang spends the evening partying when finally Sana calls on Hinako. Getting the hint, Hinako decides to return home that night, and after a karaoke session to top the day off, Sana walks Hinako back home, and Hinako gives him a surprise kiss on the cheek as a sign of thanks for him.
Overall, not a bad episode. Hinako is pretty likable. Good episode throughout, but didn’t really contribute much to the main plot of Sana and Nanako. Guess they need to give some service for the loli fans :P. The kiss at the end was very touching though, but why did it had an ominous atmosphere?
Can’t wait for the next episode though, from the preview, it looks to be a Wakatsuki twins episode and also some Nanaka development.