After Hisao runs into Shizune alone at the Shanghai, he realizes he would like to learn sign language to communicate with her as an equal. While the student council prepares stall for the upcoming Tanbata festival, he signs up for a course in sign language. Although he struggles, he begins to understand the conversations between Misha and Shizune, thanks to some after-school tutoring from Misha. But he wants to keep it a secret until he can communicate on her level. After Misha tells Hisao that she'll have to be away for a few days to catch up on schoolwork, she confesses that she already told Shizune everything, thinking it would be better this way. Hisao is angry that Shizune knew he could understand them all the time. But since Shizune's growing more comfortable around Hisao, he can hardly complain.

After much preparation, Tanbata comes. Misha, Shizune, and Hisao attend together. The two girls wear traditional Yukata, which Hisao can't stop staring at. Before long, Misha admits that she's tired and leaves. Shizune and Hisao find a space on a field and look up at the night sky. In the romantic moment, Hisao asks Shizune if she wants to be his girlfriend. She says yes.



  1. Message Passing
  2. Talk to the Hand
  3. Chinese Whispers
  4. Advanced Game Theory
  5. Bread, Scissors, Paper
  6. Interface
  7. Spring Into Action
  8. Past Imperfective
  9. When Stars Embrace