Running Side-by-Side Towards Freedom
Jiyū e no Heisō
Ro-Kyu-Bu!, Episode 09
Ro-Kyu-Bu! ep09 screenshot
Air date (Japan) September 2, 2011
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Maho invites her teammates, Subaru and Mihoshi to her mansion for a day at the beach. Kagetsu is against her older sister Hinata going but fails to convince her to stay at home. By the middle of the day, Kagetsu confronts Hinata and the others, but is soon convinced that Subaru is a suitable role model for her. It is later revealed that Kagetsu's concern for her sister stemmed from three years ago, when she failed to let Hinata in from the cold (because she fell asleep while waiting for her), causing the latter to have to go to the hospital. To prove that she is capable of looking after herself, Hinata challenges Kagetsu to a marathon around the resort, which the two finish in dead heat.