In the fifth episode of ‘Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie’ titled ‘Jolly Times at the River!’ the show follows Izumi and his friends as they finally head to the river to relax. Izumi shows off his cooking skills, while Shikimori also tries to cook something for her boyfriend. When he tries to help a girl, Shikimori’s friend suddenly gets a cramp in his leg and starts drowning. Here’s everything you need to know about the ending of ‘Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie’ Episode 5. SPOILERS AHEAD!
Shikimori Isn’t Just a Cutie Episode 5 Recap
When exam week is over, Shikimori and her friends take the train and head straight to the river where they plan to relax. When they get there, they are all mesmerized by the natural beauty of the place. They waste no time and get everything ready to start cooking for the picnic. When Izumi takes the knife to cut some vegetables, Shikimori gets quite tense, while others worry that he probably doesn’t know much about cooking.
However, to their surprise, Izumi turns out to be very calm all the time and seems to have a lot of experience. He not only cuts the vegetables with ease, but also cooks a delicious lunch for his friends. When Shikimori, Hachimitsu, Inuzuka and Nekozaki eat the food, they are amazed at how delicious it is. Inspired by his cooking, Izumi’s girlfriend also tries to make a dish for her friends.
However, when her boyfriend eats it, he can’t help but spit it out right away. But he doesn’t want to disappoint Shikimori, who has clearly worked hard, and eats the dish without complaint, even though his girlfriend protests. Once they’ve had lunch, they all go to play by the river. Shikimori worries about how Izumi will react to her swimsuit, which she bought at the mall. When Nekozaki realizes what’s bothering her, she talks to her about it.
Meanwhile, Izumi ends up near a less crowded part of the river, where he sees a girl being swept up by the water current, clearly upset because there is no one to ask for help. Without thinking about his own safety, Izumi jumps into the water and tries to calm the girl. He then manages to get her to safety, but just as he is about to get out of the water himself, his leg cramps, and Izumi falls into the river and begins to drown. By that time, his friends have already started looking for him.
They are warned by a girl’s voice calling for help. When they get to her, they all realize that Izumi is about to drown. Shikimori wastes no time and jumps straight into the water. Just as Izumi is about to lose consciousness, struggling for air, she grabs his arm and manages to get him to safety. Fortunately, Izumi is safe and they don’t have to take him to the hospital. Shikimori and her friends waste no time mulling over the incident and just get on with their picnic day.
When Izumi sees Shikimori’s swimsuit, he compliments her, which makes her day. After playing in the river as much as they want, Izumi and his friends head to the nearby market for some shopping. While eating an ice cream, Shikimori gives her boyfriend an indirect kiss and asks him to do the same. Unfortunately, Inuzuka, unaware of what the couple is up to, ruins the moment by eating Izumi’s ice cream. After a long day, Shikimori, Hachimitsu, Inuzuka, Izumi and Nekozaki take the train back home and fall asleep on the way.
Shikimori Isn’t Just a Cutie Episode 5 Ending: Does Shikimori’s Inherent Competitiveness Make Her a Jealous Girlfriend?
Viewers who have been following the show from episode 1 must have realized by now that Shikimori is a caring friend who is always trying to protect her clumsy boyfriend. While she understandably loves him very much, the titular protagonist is by nature a competitive girl who doesn’t like to lose, especially when her boyfriend is watching. During the volleyball match, she turned the game upside down when Kamiya single-handedly dominated the game.
While her competitiveness isn’t a bad thing in itself, she immediately gets quite jealous when she feels someone is getting Izumi’s attention more than she is. Her insecurity and jealousy are rooted in her competitiveness, as she doesn’t love people close to her any more than she would prefer, even if that person is Izumi’s best friend, Inuzuka. In episode 2, when she got a lot of attention after the volleyball game, she became jealous of Inuzuka, who was just trying to protect her boyfriend in her absence.
The same thing happened when Izumi looked at a bikini model’s poster long enough to be noticed by Shikimori. She ended up buying the same clothes, reasoning that she only wanted to do it for him. However, it seems to point to a more intractable problem than Shikimori would like to admit. While her relationship with Izumi has thankfully not been affected by it so far, it could have an impact in the long run if Shikimori doesn’t learn to keep her insecurities at bay.
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