Re: Episode 17
Hahaha, oh wow. Houtarou ends up blackmailing the culprit into buying copies of the book and then goes even farther and offers him and Satoshi to be co-conspirators in the last step of his plan in order to sell the rest of their stock.
We get a cute Satoshi/Mayaka scene as well as as Irisu/Eru part 2.
And all of the subplots (Satoshi's issues, Mayaka and Kouchi, and the answer to the Juumonji situation) all end up connected thematically. A damn shame we will probably never see another TV series and the remainder of this one is unlikely to do much as it will almost certainly be the remainder of the sidestories. I have no doubt they will be entertaining, but sidestories mean they won't really be doing much with the character issues and relationships and certainly won't be able to do anything approaching what this festival arc did.
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