Let me just say off the bat that I am a screaming Monkees fangirl, so everytime I hear a Monkees song in an episode of Haromoni@ it makes my day. (Mike Nesmith I loooove you!) LOL!
Anyway onto the episode! Tsuji is a guest member this episode, and her lamb ears were just too damn kawaii! Koharu and Aika are absent from this group (and as we learn at the end of the episode) apparently are off on an adventure of their own. The mystery item of this episode is a flat circular piece of marble that apparently smells like cookies. (I thought it was a cutting board at first sight).
The first stop of this episode was a long shopping arcade. A short way in Tsuji spotted a croquet stand, which she was extremely excited about stopping at and eating. The owner of said shop was also EXTREMELY excited to see the girls. I know I would be as well! Tsuji decided to try the mystery kujira croquet…. which is apparently whale?! I’ll pass thanks.
Shortly thereafter they come across a banner featuring photos of an older man and others dressed in rather bizarre cosplay. I’m not sure if they were told he had just left or not, but they then spot him walking away down the arcade. Tsuji and Sayumi are then tapped by Akachin to go hunt him out. (Actually Tsuji is at first and protests about going alone so Akachin tags Sayumi to go with her). They finally track him down in a sports store (Kimochi ga warui!)
Next the girls stopped at a retro appliance & electronic shop. Wow! Now, we still have in our house one of the old wooden floor model TVs from the very late 70s early 80s. The thing is monstrous and ancient, but the stuff in this shop was like more than a decade older. Rabbit ears? Next they came across a mysterious sign by a large circular flat looking concrete stump. Eri was once again tapped to discover the meaning of ALONE. She suceeded in finding someone who knew about the sign, but forgot to find out what the mysterious word “Gamu” was. She dragged Miki back to discover the answer. It was (I guess) the seed pod on top of cattails. What this had to do with anything perhaps someone else could elaborate.
And now for this episodes mystery item! They stop at cake shop Sugar Rose where the head chef Isago-san gives them a demonstration of it’s purpose. The marble plate sits atop a spindle which can be used to rotate the plate. A cake is set on top (in this case a cheesecake) and the plate spins for easier frosting. I loved Hitomi’s face at this revelation. The girls are then given a piece of cheesecake each to enjoy!
At the end of the episode Aika and Koharu were revealed to be off on a mission of their own, visiting a temple? Perhaps we’ll discover their purpose in the next episode!