Tsubasa to Hotaru Anime's 3rd New Episode Streamed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
3-episode series stars returning cast Kanae Itō, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Takahiro Sakurai

The official YouTube channel of Shueisha's Ribon magazine began streaming the third new episode of the television anime adaptation of Nana Haruta's Tsubasa to Hotaru shōjo romantic comedy manga on Sunday.

In the new episode, Aki sees Yūma kissing Tsubasa in the gym storage room, with Yūma remarking afterward that Tsubasa is leaving herself too open. Confused, Tsubasa heads home, thinking that she was only worried about Yūma's injury. She runs into Aki at the station, and Aki mentions that he thought she'd be with Yūma. When Tsubasa gives him some sweets, he realizes that his feelings for her may have begun earlier. When Yūma finds them together, Tsubasa runs off, saying she needs to buy something at the convenience store. Yūma confronts Aki about what he saw at the gym earlier, telling Aki that he kissed Tsubasa. Yūma asks Aki if he thinks Tsubasa still loves him. Aki answers no, but admits that he has feelings for Tsubasa.

Ribon's YouTube channel previously streamed the first new episode on May 8, and the second episode on May 17.

The new episodes are airing on May 10, 17, and 24 as segments within the Oha-Suta ("Good Morning Star") program on TV Tokyo. Kanae Itō, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, and Takahiro Sakurai are reprising their roles as Tsubasa Sonokawa, Aki Hidaka, and Yūma Toba, respectively.

The first anime adaptation of Haruta's manga was a special that was screened at the Ribon Festa 2014 event. The anime received three additional episodes last March.

The story of Tsubasa to Hotaru revolves around Tsubasa Sonokawa, a 15-year old high school girl who fell in love with her upperclassman when he saved her after she fainted at the train station from anemia. She thought it was a meeting of fate, and visited him at his class every day. However, he told her that her feelings were "heavy," and he dumped her. She once again meets a boy after taking over her friend Yuri's job as boy's basketball team manager. She learns that she might have more of a connection with this boy named Aki than she first thought...

Haruta began the manga in 2013, and Shueisha published the seventh compiled volume of the manga in Japan on April 25. The first chapter of the manga is available to read for free on Ribon's official website. Viz Media publishesd Haruta's Cactus's Secret and Chocolate Cosmos manga in North America.

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