It's official - Hatsumi and Ryoki are no longer a couple...kinda.
To avoid seeing her bossy (and totally former) b-friend, Hatsumi agrees to hang out at hunky (and totally adopted) big bro Shinogu's place.
Hatsumi's dad stops by to fill the kids in on the Machiavellian scheme he and Ryoki's father were embroiled in, but this only reinforces Shinogu's resolve to sever his familial ties to the Narita household - and to convince Hatsumi to see him as a man, not a big brother.
Later, Azusa gets more than an earful from an extremely unapologetic Mr Tachibana, and Ryoki all but hooks up with another lovely lady...kinda.
All this and more in Miki Aihara's Hot Gimmick, one of the most talked-about shojo manga!