|Cocoa and Murderous Intent Without Malice|
|Animation Director||Ryosuke Kimiya|
|Japanese Air Date|
May 8, 2014
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The girls have fun playing badminton and various other activities. Later, Rize attempts to get help from Sharo when it comes time for her to find a gift for her father.
Maya, Megumi, and Chino prepare for a round of badminton in gym class. Maya practices her posing during most of the class however.
The following day, Rize and Chino prepare and join Cocoa to see her moving oddly. She explains that her school is having a ball sports tournament coming up. She asks that they excuse her from work for a few days so that she can focus on it, and nobody seems to mind - which saddens her a bit. Rize and Chino question if they should have stopped her before Chino asks Rize to teach her team how to play better. Rize happily agrees, but Chino starts to worry about her decision afterwards.
Later, Chino and Rize make their way to a training area and discuss how late it is. Chino is concerned since she doesn't have Tippy with her and they stop upon spotting a park and see both Cocoa and Chiya have passed out. Worriedly they try to determine what happened to them and note that the only thing there is a ball. She is quick to fear the worst, believing that they may have beaten each other up and were using the tournament as a front - but as it turns out they were just playing volleyball. Chiya attempted to hit it and beamed Cocoa right in the face, and because she used up all of her energy she fainted as well. Rize comments that this will make things difficult and Chiya admits that she had no idea hitting people in the face was a bad thing.
With that Rize and Chino prepare for badminton. Chino misses the ball but Rize encourages her to keep going. Watching them makes Cocoa want to play, but Rize refuses, while Chiya worries over trying to control where the ball ends up going so that she doesn't hit others. Cocoa suggests she easily hits it and sends the ball her way, and Rize attempts to hit the badminton but accidentally sends her racket flying at Chiya; who notes her shoe is untied and bends down to tend to it, missing both the volley ball and racket. Cocoa asks that they trade places and she agrees. Watching them is an older woman who comments on their activities before deciding to use the material in her next book. She then walks away.
Chino isn't very sure Cocoa can play Badminton, and in the end she's correct when Cocoa gets hit by both it, and the volley ball. Chiya frets over what she did, but Cocoa is convinced this is an act of love since she's the only one being hit. Rize approaches her friends and tells them to get ready for strict training, and proceeds that she should be focusing on Cocoa instead of helping the other two.
It's then they're joined by Sharo - who came to pick up Chiya since her mom started to worry because she didn't show up yet. Rize suggests that she joins her, causing her to panic when she realizes Rize is there and seeing her in such plain clothing. They believe the outfit is fine though, and she is dragged into it. When Chino suggests they play volleyball, Cocoa is quick to give her a caffeinated drink to give her more energy, which results in a very hyper Sharo running around the field. They begin to play and Sharo is able to keep up with Rize while Chiya stands to the side to cheer for her, hesitantly playing and trying to be gentle. Cocoa plays in an attempt to look cool in front of Chino - but eventually she and Sharo find themselves worn down and unable to play further.
When the Badminton game approaches, Chino is able to play a good game. Maya and Megumi cheer for her and mention they need one more point to win, but by now Chino is worn out. To end it she decides to use the serve Rize taught her.
After school, Cocoa shows up in high spirits at Rabbit House and points out that she won. She recalls how Chiya ended up switching places with someone on the dodge ball team to put her dodging abilities to good use. She then asks how Chino went, and Chino reveals the birdy she hit ended up getting stuck in the net and Chino passed out from exhaustion. So they ended up losing, but they decided to practice their Victory Pose anyway, for all the had work they did.
Later, Cocoa and Chino work at the counter. Cocoa asks Chino if she is okay and Chino brings up that Father's Day is approaching. Rize shows up at work a few minutes later to inform them of her plans to work elsewhere for a bit and she's already worked on a schedule. She explains that while practicing her serves, she accidentally broke a window when the Birdie bounced off of a tree. She accidentally broke a bottle of his, so she wants to atone for it by getting him a bottle of wine he's always wanted. They wonder if she could actually buy this if she is a high school girl, and she claims a minor can if its only a gift.
At Ama Usa, Chiya offers to make their month theme "Military" for Rize, but she claims it unnecessary. Chiya is delighted to have a friend there to join her and she quickly got to work, where Sharo paid her a visit. She questions what the new item "Cherry Blossoms Embracing Obsidian" is, and Chiya brings over Sakura Mochi before revealing they have a simplified menu for first-time customers. This causes her to question why she doesn't bother to put normal names to begin with. At first Chiya seems fine, but with the relatively normal name she starts to panic.
Meanwhile, Cocoa and Chino wonder what to give to her dad. She suggests a polka-dot tie, but Chino points out that it must have a bunny print. Unknown to them, her dad hears them speaking in the hallway. He stops himself from the entering the room.
With the day ending, Sharo and Rize prepare to leave Ama Usa. Rize explains her plans to rotate the days between working there and at Fleur de Lapin, and Sharo is very happy to know this. She heads down a few houses until Rize is out of eyesight, then she returns to her house, right next to Ama Usa.
The following day, Rize has changed into the uniform and looks over herself. Sharo asks if the outfit fits her and comments that it looks a lot better on her. They head into the main room, and Sharo explains to Rize that she has to change her pose a bit - something flamboyant and pretty. Rize has to force herself to do it but they both wind up getting flustered by it.
Over the course of time, Rize ends up greeting every customer with this same pose at each of the Cafe. Sharo asks her if she is tired of working at all three places, but Rize claims to be fine and asks Sharo why she even has a part-time job in the first place. Sharo worries and tries to think of what to say, but Rize guesses that she wishes to be independent from her parents money - so she quickly agrees to it. She claims buying things with your own money is a lot better than having to rely on others money, and Rize agrees.
At Rabbit House, Chino and Cocoa work on trying to sew a rabbit print tie; but they keep worrying. Chino tries to tell her not to worry over it, but Cocoa claims that her dad is like a father to her, so she wishes to help. Chino takes her turn trying to sew and does really well, with Cocoa a bit depressed to know she does much better than herself.
While walking through town, Megumi brings up her plans to cook dinner for her dad tomorrow. Maya comments how nice this is before revealing her plans to give her dad a shoulder massage.
As the girls change into their normal outfits, Sharo brings up that Rize won't be working there anymore. She agrees, since tomorrow is Father's Day and she won't really need to. This disappoints Sharo and she attempts to get Rize to reconsider, saying that she did a great job. Rize sees how much she wants this but she tells her the place doesn't really suit her, so she will kindly pass. However, she did decide to keep the rabbit ear accessory and asks Sharo to join her for the wine. However, they were unable to get it even with their combined money.
Suddenly, Sharo gets an idea and she brings Rize to the silverware shop. She shows Rize a nice set of transparent glasses and points out that there is a sale going on, so she could buy multiple. Rize doesn't believe her father would like such a gift though, and Sharo explains that if she gets multiple she could always give them to both of her parents. She is able to get Rize to reconsider when she explains how hard she worked, and reminds her that her father would like anything she gave to him.
Happily, Cocoa and Chino wrap the present they made for Chino's father. They hope he will use it and Chino brings up that her dad only wears a bow-tie, not a neck tie. Cocoa is shocked for a moment, but she is sure that he will enjoy the gift no matter what.
Hesitantly, Rize brings her dad his gift and steps into his room to drop it off. She decides to leave it on his office table instead of giving it to him in person; but to her surprise she finds out he has another bottle of wine that matches the one she accidentally broke.
Back at Rabbit House, Tippy curiously looks around for the bottle of wine he's misplaced. Chino's father admits he gave it to a friend of his and he is shown wearing the tie the girls gave him.
Rize sets down the present and leaves the room. With the note she left for her father giving thanks to him and hoping one day she can share a drink with him using them.
- By order of appearances.
- Chino's Dad
- Rize works at all three of the Cafe.
- A Badminton tournament is held at Chino's school, while a ball tournament is held at Cocoa's.
- Fathers Day is celebrated.