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|"An Autumn Storm Blows In"|
| ||Aki no Arashi ga Yattekita|
| ||December 4, 2012|
|Theme Song List|
|"Kimi ga Yume wo Tsuretekita"|
|"Days of Dash"|
|Image Gallery||List of Episodes|
An Autumn Storm Blows In (秋の嵐がやってきた Aki no Arashi ga Yattekita?) is the ninth episode of the Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo adaption. It aired on December 4, 2012.
- Kanda Sorata
- Kamiigusa Misaki
- Shiina Mashiro
- Aoyama Nanami
- Miyahara Daichi
- Mitaka Jin
- Sengoku Chihiro
- Rita Ainsworth
- Akasaka Ryuunosuke
- Shiroyama Koharu
Sorata is jolted awake with Misaki and Mashiro painting on his wall. The character they were drawing is a character that Misaki has imagined since her kindergarten, and is going to be serialized. She also tells that the story takes three days to complete just the summary.At school, Sorata meets Nanami, and asks her to pick him up tomorrow before leaving for school, since he barely made it today. (Misaki removed the battery from Sorata's alarm clock.) Suddenly, the class started to discuss rumors about the two, which involved Nanami chasing after Sorata by joining him at Sakurasou. Just when the two of them reach the peak of their embarrassment, Sorata's friend, Miyahara Daichi, who likes Nanami, stands up and tries to defend both of them. Unfortunately, it develops into a new rumor now with Miyahara and Sorata in a yaoi relationship. Back at Sakurasou, Nanami protests about the rumor spread about her during dinner and insists that she wants to fix the way of living in Sakurasou. While they were having dinner, the doorbell rings, and Sorata goes out to open the door (because he was standing up, and at a streak of bad luck). To his surprise, the person behind the door was a very pretty, blond and foreign-looking girl named Rita Ainsworth. Surprised with what he saw, Sorata become speechless, and when Rita flirts, he says " I cannot speak English", in English. Later, Mashiro and the rest of Sakurasou members come out. Mashiro jumped off and hugged Rita. Chihiro, who also recognized the girl, introduced her to all of the stunned Sakurasou members, Rita was Mashiro's roommate back in England. Rita then continues the introduction by telling them her name. Rita also stated that her reason for coming is to take Mashiro back to Japan, which Mashiro vehemently rejects. Mashiro then pushed Rita out of the house and closes the door before her. Feeling somehow sorry, Sorata goes out and gets her to stay, despite objections from the rest of the household. Even at first Sorata refuses, he finally agreed, because Rita promised him that she will tell all the past of Mashiro that she knows. Mashiro is also actually a childhood friend of Rita. In the morning, Rita fell down and hugged Sorata in his futon, which definitely brought Sorata into an awkward moment once he awakened. As predicted, when morning came and Nanami opened the door, she was surprised with the scene she saw: Rita, half asleep, hugging Sorata in his futon. Soon after, Mashiro comes in and sees what happened too. She then asked if Sorata is on Rita's side now. Sorata was about to respond negatively, but suddenly Rita stops him and answered that she will keep staying with Sorata until Mashiro decides to go back to England. The ruckus kept getting louder when the other members of Sakurasou join up to tease him. This moment stopped with a protest from Ryuunosuke, who finally came out of his room simply to fulfill the mandatory attendance requirement. He also introduces himself to all the "new" members of Sakurasou (i.e. the members he never saw in person) At school, Ryuunosuke was noisily typing on his keyboard while eating tomatoes. This makes his teacher, Shiroyama Koharu, angry. Then, the teacher, who is pissed off, tried to get his attention. Ryuunosuke stated that only came to class to fill the minimum attendance requirements, which obviously makes the teacher more pissed. Ryuunosuke pisses the teacher even more by telling her to teach something that would interest him if she wishes to get his attention. Meanwhile, Sorata and Nanami are discussing about Rita and Mashiro. Nanami also reminds Sorata that not everything has a second chance: that if Mashiro goes back, he can't easily make her come back to Japan. Back at Sakurasou, Sorata was trying to re-think everything that Nanami has said while finishing Mashiro's laundry. Once the laundry is finished, Sorata is about to return the laundry to Mashiro. Accidentaly, he meets Mashiro just outside his room. When he about to return it, Mashiro replies with "Stupid Sorata" (空太のばか Sorata no baka?). This statement is repeated several times by Mashiro whenever they meet: in the house, in the school, and even during the Tropes First and Last Letter tournament for Anglo-Japanese Relations game Misaki set up.
A few days later at school, Mashiro was painting in the art room. When Sorata was on his way to fetch her, he saw some of her classmates going out from the class with desperate faces. Wondering what happened, Sorata takes a peek and finds that Mashiro was currently painting seriously. Then, Sorata waits outside the room. While Mashiro was painting, he texted her (because Sorata is unable to tell it to her personally), about exactly how he feels and everything he wants regarding to the issue with her returning, that he doesn't want Mashiro to return to England and he wants to see her manga being serialized. He said that he isn't on Rita's side, but he isn't on Mashiro's side, either. Mashiro the replies it with a single letter さ (sa?), and linked it with sentence "Sorata no baka" (S as in Sorata) Sorata's reaction makes Mashiro happy, which is a development, given their tense terms over the issue.
Back at Sakurasou again, all of the members are discussing about the upcoming cultural festival. Misaki and Jin, who will graduate at the end of this term, are tasked to make a great festival which they can remember. Misaki then proposed to make something that only Sakurasou members can make, and categorizes the labor depending on the residents' talents: Mashiro and Misaki for the graphics, Jin for the script, Nanami for the voice and Ryuunosuke for the codes and program. Sorata suggests that they make something that requires the audience's reaction to make the story go on, and later Mashiro suggests that they use Nyaboron as their anime basis. After the plan was laid out, they all then appointed Sorata as the director. Sorata became speechless, since he's somewhat terrified with the idea to bring all of Sakurasou together, but in the end, he accepts the job. Later in Sorata's room, while Sorata was busy with plan for the festival, Mashiro comes in and asks Rita to stay in Mashiro's room so Sorata can focus on his work. Rita doesn't object, as long as she can go on a "date" with Sorata.
Next Sunday, Rita brings Sorata to a hotel for their "date", which gives Sorata some misunderstanding with Rita's true intention. Mashiro and Nanami follow the two, but after Sorata and Rita enter the hotel, they get found by Rita, who asks them to tag along as well. Then, Rita brings all four of them to an artwork exhibition in a hall in the hotel. While Mashiro was staring at one picture, Rita brings Nanami and Sorata to another picture, which is undoubtedly drawn by the excellent hand of Mashiro. The picture was outrageously beautiful and real, which convinces Sorata that Mashiro should return to the art world. However, it remains unclear whether or not Sorata will side with Rita and ask Mashiro to return to England.
After the ending theme, Ryuunosuke is mad at Rita because she ruins his routine, explaining that he goes to the bathroom at 6:45 AM, but Rita uses it at that time.
- ↑ Actually, the picture Mashiro looked at is painted by Rita. This will be clearly stated later at the following episode(s) by Mashiro herself.