Title - Kurushii Toki wa Kamidanomi (苦しい時は神頼み) - Turning to God Only in Times of Suffering

Date - May 31, 2010

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As Keita tries to study, Ako and Riko compete with each other to be the most helpful. While alone in the room, Riko and Keita end up doing some 'footplay' under the kotatsu until Ako catches on. While looking up on good luck charms to help Keita with his studies, Ako and Riko learn of one that is made using pubic hairs. After much deliberation, the sisters pluck their own hairs to make the charm and give it to Keita, convincing him not to look inside. Keita takes it to school with him, though, and Ako and Riko are understandably embarrassed.

Adapted From

Chapter 7,11



Difference between manga and anime is that in manga the siblings are preparing for new year celebration while in anime keita is trying to study hard in order to pass the exams.

Cultural References

"easter eggs"

Memorable Moments

  • In a censor version of this episode, the part where we see Riko and Keita footplay are blocked by rubber duck.