|The Furball Launches a Suicide Attack and a Cruel Button is Fired|
|Animation Director||Masaru Heiwata|
|Japanese Air Date|
December 5th, 2015
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The girls attempt to recreate a collaboration dish between Ama and An and Rabbit House after they try to determine if the two Cafe are actually rivals or not. Later, the trio decide to shake things up and attend separate Cafe; Chino goes to Ama and An, while Maya handles Rabbit House and Megumi ends up at Fleur de Lapin.
One day at Ama Usa An, Chino is enjoying tea while Anko sits atop her head. Chiya is happy to know she likes it- voicing that "Emerald Tears" has become popular. She brings up how much her grandmother likes it, and Chino suddenly realizes that one day they will have to take over their families respective Cafe and worriedly asks if the rivalry from the past has anything to do with she and her now. Chiya seems curious and questions this so-called rivalry.
Back at Rabbit House the girls notice how down Chino is. As it turns out, only Chino's grandfather assumed they had a rivalry when Ama Usa An never even paid it any attention. The girls figure he was most-likely imagining it, but Cocoa decides they should look into it further, so she and Rize head out to pay Sharo a visit at work. Rize explains that as Chiya's childhood friend, she may know something. Sharo attempts to think over it but claims she doesn't know anything, causing Cocoa to claim she brought Rize along for interrogation. After imagining it Sharo gets flustered and Rize agrees to it by asking if she has any ideas. Sharo is unable to think of anything but starts to feel badly for it and hits herself on the head with a serving tray until she is too dazed to do it any further.
Just then, Aoyama approaches the girls to see what is going on. She offers to lend them a hand since she was close to Chino's grandfather- but as it turns out she really had nothing to offer other than bringing up some Coffee Anmitsu he used to make. The girls remark it isn't on the list though, and Rise comments that it must be a secret menu. As Aoyama prepares to right down its elegance using poetry, Sharo recalls a past memory from when she and Chiya were little. Chiya wished to scout Rabbit House but Sharo was frightened over the "mean old man" who was there. Chiya attempted to reassure her it was okay since her grandmother is a "mean old lady" too, but this only worsened her fears. Once inside they observed the menu but realized it was really tough sounding, inspiring Chiya to come up with some great menu ideas of her own and yank Sharo back out of Rabbit House as the old man watched them. After the memory ends, Sharo suddenly realizes her comment was the reason Chiya began to come up with odd menu item names.
While they make their way home Rize and Cocoa discuss an old war rival and friend of her fathers. As it turns out the man is a bartender now, but the girls don't bother to think that Chino's father may be connected to her dad, other than the fact he also is also a bartender. After Rize claims that friendship can start on bad terms but turn good, Cocoa recalls how they first met and believes their friendship will only continue to strengthen. Rize agrees, but gets flustered after Cocoa makes another comment and attempts to claim opposite before eventually reminding her they need to hurry back.
After they greet Chino, she asks if they spotted Tippy while out. They start to worry that he may have attempted a "suicide attack" and find Tippy dressed with a headband and carrying a flag. In order to help with his resolve Cocoa threatens to help and asks Rize to teach her how a suicide attack works. Rize refuses and points out that she could die, but they watch as Tippy flees the building and makes his way to Ama Usa An. Inside, Tippy yells and demands Chiya's grandmother comes out to fight him. Chiya is unable to understand but she offers to fight him anyway- but before the battle can begin Chino grabs him. Cocoa intervenes to ask Chiya if she knew about the Coffee Anmitsu that used to be served at Rabbit House, but she, nor Chino seem to understand until Chiya suddenly recalls that it used to be a menu item for them as well. It was a collaboration item between the two Cafe.
Chiya finds the old menu and reveals it to the group while explaining it was a promotional item. With the special-made anko it became really popular, but this makes the girls wonder if Chino's grandfather became bitter over the spotlight being taken away from his coffee. He could be extremely particular about it, and Chiya shows them to the coffee youkan they also made, and in that time people loved the coffee taste and her grandmother would be the one to pout. She remarks that it looked like they had fun and Chino is relieved to see it wasn't a serious rivalry after all. As Rize holds Anko and they play with Tippy, Chiya thanks Cocoa for meeting her back when she did and points out that its because of her that she became friends with Rabbit House to begin with. She then raises a pinky and asks to make a promise with Chino, for them to both become great poster girls of their respective Cafe.
With that the girls take off and Chiya returns to the kitchen to suggest to her grandmother that they make Coffee Anmitsu again. Her grandmother refuses, but she takes it with a smile.
At Rabbit House, Chino is suddenly overwhelmed with emotion and starts to feel influenced to create a great cafe to franchise all over. Cocoa offers to help, but their attempts to make fancier menu names falls flat and comes off as being too dark.
Later, Chino greets a customer at Ama Usa An and seats her. Chiya approaches to ask her if she is alright and she comments that the kimono doesn't feel right on her. After she spots Anko she puts him onto her head and feels much better. She is shown to be much more competent in this form and cleans up after another customer. She voices surprise to know that they had a kimono that fit her- but Chiya mentions that it was made for an old friend, but she never got a chance to wear it. She is delighted to have Chino there with her, and Chino is also happy, saying she taught her many things in this time.
Rize and Cocoa discuss how Chino is going at work over at Ama Usa, but Cocoa starts to worry she may suddenly be influenced by the differences. Rize points out that its a short-term thing as part of a work experience project and she has nothing to worry over since it will only be for three days. She then turns to ask Maya if she really wants to work there. She claims it will be easy since she's used to being there, but Rize threatens to work her hard until Maya kisses up to Cocoa so that they will be lenient on her.
Elsewhere, Megumi shows Sharo the Fleur de Lapin uniform. Sharo is a bit surprised she's there, and Megumi admits that Sharo always looks radiant whenever she wears the uniform. Sharo is taken by her pure comment, but upon realizing Aoyama is there she quickly tries to keep her away.
Chino is observed by Chiya's grandmother. She threatens to work her hard, and claims mistakes wont be forgiven; but this ends up worrying Chino. Chiya attempts to calm her down by impersonating Rize and Cocoa until her grandmother tells them to get to work. They head into the kitchen and begin to prepare various sweets for the customers while Chino brings up Sharo not working there. Chiya mentions that as her neighbor she was probably embarrassed about it, and it would be too hard to ask her to help there. Chino realizes in this time that she seems lonely with no coworkers and voices her desire to see them work together some day. She suggests Chiya asks Sharo when she comes home, with her grandmother listening to them.
Outside Chiya sweeps the walk as Sharo returns home. She explains what happened that day and Sharo brings up that Megumi came to work at Fleur de Lapin too. She notes the strange voice Chiya makes before heading inside and sadly she heads inside to speak with Chino about it. Chino suggests she won't know if she's really happy to be at Fleur de Lapin unless she asks her for herself, and Chiya agrees, going back to Sharo's place and stepping inside. She brought some sweets with her and finds Sharo sewing something. Sharo explains that she asked Megumi to show her some ballet and in the process she incidentally ripped the uniform- so she's making it up to her by repairing it. Chiya claims her own coworker is also talented and decides to take off after dropping off the sweets, with Sharo confused as to what is going on. She spots a note and observes it, leaving her with shock.
Chino attempts to write her work experience report when she gets a call from Tippy. He asks how things are going and she is suddenly confronted by Chiya's grandmother, who has brought some monaka for her to snack on, along with Youkan and claims her to be greedy. She also brings her some tea while going on about how presumptuous she is, just like her grandfather; while poor Chino attempts to figure out what just happened. Before going Chiya's grandmother tells her to take things easy and Chino tries to the food- commenting on how delicious it is and ignoring Tippy until the phone is hung up. Just then Chiya returns- Sharo is revealed to have chased after her and opens the room door to confront her. The note is revealed to have said, "I want us to work together and wear matching uniforms."
Sharo is annoyed by her response and claims if she had just been honest with her she could have given her a direct answer. She holds up the Fleur de Lapin uniform and reveals she made it for Chiya. She quickly puts it on and enjoys wearing it, but Chino points out that Sharo may have incidentally got the wrong idea. The kimono she had planned on giving to Sharo was worn by Chino that day, but Chiya decides not to say anything when they notice how happy she looks. Chino remarks that she probably felt the same way, and Chiya feels a lot better to know this and offers to try it out one day to see how it is. Chino decides to put this into her report, but the mood is replaced by a darker one after the chest button pops off and hits Sharo- who remarks that the uniform was the same size as her own.
Later in the day, Maya leaves with Rize. Suddenly Cocoa notices she has a message from Chino, saying she will be home late since she was invited to stay for dinner. Cocoa is disappointed and alarmed after she gets an image from them posing together. She responds by sending an image of she, Rize, and Maya together as a challenge and Chino happily teases it. It's then Chiya finds the missing button, but by now Sharo is having second thoughts about her working at Fleur de Lapin. She claims its for no reason when asked, and tells her to shut up before chasing her around to get the uniform off.
By order of appearances.
- Chiya's Grandmother