Tomo-chan is a girl! Season 1 Episode 11 Summary
In a surprisingly complex episode Tomo Chan shows exactly how complicated friendships and feelings can be, even when everyone has the best of intentions.
We’re rounding up the Crunchyroll anime series Tomo-Chan Is a Girl! Season 1, Episode 11, “My First Part-Time Job/Abandoned Cinderella”, which contains spoilers.
In a surprising turn of events Jun (Kaito Ishikawa) surprised viewers last week when he finally revealed his attraction to Tomo (Rie Takahashi). While realization may feel overdue, this is the first step toward romantic advances. However, knowing Jun just because he’s accepted his attraction doesn’t mean he’ll act on it. It seems viewers will have to wait and see what this sudden revelation means for Tomo and Jun’s relationship, if it means anything at all.
Tomo-chan is a girl! Season 1 Episode 11 Summary
The episode begins with Tomo narrating Misuzu She wants to take a part-time job so she can buy Jun a birthday present. Misuzu and Carol decide that they will join her when Tomo is looking for a job.
What kind of job does Tanabe offer Tomo, Misuzu and Carol?
Tanabe overhears their conversation and tells the girls that they should work with him at his family’s ramen restaurant: God Ramen Tatsumi. They are hired as servers for the weekend and start a few days later. Though there’s a bit of a learning curve as the girls figure out everything from uniforms to how to deal with customers, their first day starts off surprisingly well, at least until Jun shows up for lunch.
Although embarrassed to be dressed like a maid, Jun tells Misuzu that he thinks Tomo’s uniform is beautiful. When Tomo Jun serves his food, she expects him to make fun of her and even ask him to remove it from his system, but Jun admits he doesn’t think it looks terrible on her before he promises to come back next day.
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After their last night of work, Jun shows up to take Tomo home. Tomo jokes about Jun’s daily visit and teases him for being bored. However, Jun tells her the reason he visited the restaurant every day was because she was there. He thought they might need someone to stop her when she’s upset with a customer, but he says that for some reason the ramen tasted better when she served it to him.
What did Tomo Jun get for his birthday?
For Jun’s birthday, Tomo gives him a new watch that matches hers. She also brings him a cake.
Why is Misuzu pushing Jun down the stairs?
When Tomo asks Misuzu for advice on how to take her and Jun’s relationship to the next step, Misuzu suggests more physical contact. Though Tomo isn’t quite ready to allow Jun to pet her, they decide the best way to go is to snuggle Jun in her arms rather than casually.
Knowing how much stronger Jun is than her, Misuzu decides that she will only be strong enough to push Jun down the stairs, knowing Tomo is strong enough to catch him. When Jun arrives, Misuzu suddenly pushes him. However, he dodges Tomo at the last second and accidentally grabs Carol’s chest to catch himself.
Why doesn’t Misuzu want Tomo and Jun to get together?
After Misuzu earns her “vengeance” by stumbling down the stairs in Tanabe, Misuzu begins to feel something is wrong. She admits to Carol that she mustn’t want Jun and Tomo to get together because she makes things worse every time she tries to help. She feels so bad; She doesn’t show up for school, too scared to face Tomo.
After three days, Tomo shows up at Misuzu’s house to check on her and hand in the script for the upcoming school festival. Things aren’t going well, however, and Tomo admits that she feels Misuzu doesn’t want to be her friend anymore. As she leaves, Tomo tells Misuzu to say anything that’s bothering her as she’s probably thinking too much. Despite this, Misuzu feels that he has wronged Tomo and Jun too much to deserve forgiveness.
Tomo-chan is a girl! Season 1 Episode 11 ending explained
Misuzu returns to school only to find out that she has been cast as Cinderella in the upcoming school festival production, with Tomo playing the prince and Carol playing the evil stepmother. After attempting a group rehearsal, Misuzu gets frustrated and instead drags Tomo away to practice. When Tomo admits that playing the prince doesn’t make her feel like a girl, Misuzu soon begins to realize that over the years she’s helped perpetuate the idea in Tomo’s mind that she wasn’t feminine enough to to begin with. and vows to fix it. Seeing that she is upset, Jun reluctantly tries to give Misuzu some advice, telling her to try speaking it out.
The episode ends with Jun helping Tomo write her lines, awkwardly playing Cinderella in Misuzu’s place.
While viewers could see that Misuzu had struggled for a while, today for the first time she tried to understand why she felt the way she was. As a woman, I appreciated how the show chose to address those feelings rather than use them to make Misuzu the show’s villain. She knows she hasn’t always made the best decisions, but is trying to improve and it’s nice to see those emotions being explored. You don’t always get that kind of introspection in a high school romance anime, let alone the kinds of female bonding you see in Tomo, Misuzu, and Carol. Despite all of this, the show managed to maintain its fun, hilarious tone throughout the season and show just how versatile it really is.
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