I don’t know about you but I would have loved to have been able to dress up as a magical girl as a kid.

Summary:

There’s a play coming up at Tsumugi’s school/daycare. Tsumugi wants to be the magical girl mascot, Galigali; but her friend Hana wants to be Yoshiko, the main character. This causes a rift of sorts between Tsumugi and Hana, as Hana was hoping that the two could dress up as Yoshiko together. After this event, Hana starts ignoring Tsumugi.

I think Sweetness and Lightning is one of the few rare anime that actually shows a father attempting to comfort his kid.

Meanwhile, Kotori’s high school is about to hold a cultural festival. As another class is also planning on selling crepes, the class has an emergency meeting to determine what they should do to stand out. The class decides to make a new menu item, and the responsibility to brainstorm this falls on Kotori. Upon hearing this, Kouhei realizes that Tsumugi has never tried crepes before. So he and Kotori agree to have a crepe tasting party at Kotori’s restaurant.

Love the lighting in this scene.

Later on at Kotori’s place, the whole gang (Shinobu and Yagi included) are there to help make crepes. As it’s autumn, Kotori suggests that they make sweet potato crepes. The crepes ultimately turn out well. While Tsumugi enjoys her first taste of crepes, she’s still bothered by the conflict between her and Hana. Kouhei comforts Tsumugi the best he can, and reveals that he plans on making her a Galigali costume.

Kouhei is best anime dad.

Thankfully, the costume manages to resolve the rift between Tsumugi and Hana. Kotori’s sweet potato recipe also becomes a huge hit at her school festival.

Kotori finally makes a friend from her class!

My Opinion:

There was some more drama in this episode, but thankfully it wasn’t as bad as episode 9. In this episode, Tsumugi has a bit of trouble with one of her friends named Hana. The main conflict doesn’t seem to be as clearly explained in the anime as it is in the manga, but Hana is essentially upset that Tsumugi doesn’t want to play Yoshiko with her. Even then it can still be hard to grasp just why Hana is so upset, but hey; they’re six-year-olds. Six-year-olds are petty; and I say that remembering how petty I was at that age. (Everything is a big deal when you’re still that young, because you don’t have enough worldly experiences to put your problems into perspective.)

Kouhei tries to help resolve their conflict the first time, which doesn’t go well. This eventually leads to the conversation he has with Tsumugi while they are at the crepe party. I think that’s a pretty good lesson to learn. Even among good friends, conflict can still arise whether it be because of clashing personalities or opinions. This is inevitable. What matters, however, is how a person handles that situation after a problem has arisen. And I think Kouhei conveyed that message to Tsumugi rather well.

Because Tsumugi’s conflict took up so much air-time, the cooking segment in this episode was once again mostly glossed over. But I think that’s okay, since it’s pretty obvious by now that you would look up a real recipe to cook these dishes rather than relying solely on the anime. I had honestly never heard of sweet potato crepes before this series, but now I’m interested in trying it out.

Overall, a semi-serious episode, but it was still a good watch nonetheless.

Out of five for this episode, I give:

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This is cute and all, but it feels so weird to see Tsumugi without her huge fluffy hair.

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