The introduction of Nagatoro’s sister is not only hilarious but also serves as the perfect plot device to help progress their relationship forward in this week’s adorable episode.
We recap the Crunchyroll anime series Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro Season 2 Episode 4, “Why Don’t You Come Inside, Senpai-kun?,” which contains spoilers.
In Episode 3, both fans and Senpai were pleasantly surprised to hear that Nagatoro (voiced by Sumire Uesaka) could see herself falling for someone she spends a lot of time with. How could Senpai not be the first character to come to mind when hearing something like that? While, for now, most of their encounters have been teasing or harmless flirting, it’s hard not to feel the connection between them growing every episode. However, Episode 4 may just throw a wrench in the pair’s budding romance as viewers get their first look at Nagatoro’s sister. Knowing how territorial Nagatoro can be over Senpai, let’s hope she can keep her cool during the encounter.
Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro Season 2 Episode 4 recap
The episode opens with Nagatoro’s sister, Misaki or Anetoro (Senpai’s nickname for her that is a play on the words Big Sister and Nagatoro), coming home from the store to find Senpai entering her gate. She snaps several pictures and declares that she is going to report him as he stutters over an explanation for why he’s there. She then realizes who he is before introducing herself as Nagatoro’s older sister and inviting him inside.
Senpai sits nervously at the kitchen table when Misaki comes in, informing him that she is still asleep. She invites him to wait and teases that she’s heard a lot about him, specifically “naughty things”. Much like her younger sister, she enjoys messing with him and seeing him flustered. After seeing him looking at pictures of young Nagatoro, she asks if he’s interested in hearing about her, but before he can agree, a disheveled Nagatoro emerges from her bedroom. Nagatoro immediately runs out of the room upon seeing him, wondering why he’s there in the first place. She reappears several minutes later with her hair fixed and a new outfit.
Misaki had run out earlier to grab pudding at the request of her younger sister. With Nagatoro now out of her room, she prepares the treat for them but requests to talk about everything as they enjoy it. Senpai is in awe of how easily Misaki seems to be able to manipulate Nagatoro, noting how similar the two actually are. To avoid her sister embarrassing her, Nagatoro insists that she and Senpai eat in her room.
In her room, Senpai apologizes for showing up out of the blue, but Nagatoro doesn’t mind and actually thanks him for checking up on her. As they enjoy their pudding, a mischievous grin flashes across Nagatoro’s face before she holds out her spoon, offering to feed him. Since no one is around, he caves and agrees. Just as he’s taking a bite, Misaki walks in with juice, humiliating both of them. Nagatoto once again bans her sister from her room, but before she leaves, she promises that she and Senpai can continue their talk about Nagatoro later.
The air in the room suddenly becomes awkward as Nagatoro and Senpai finish their pudding. She’s irritated, but when Senpai tries to leave, she invites him to play the video game he beat her at the first time he’d visited. He can tell she’s practiced since the last time they played, but just before he is about to win, she begins interrogating him about what he and Misaki spoke about, causing him to lose. He tells her he would not pry without her permission, which seems to satisfy Nagatoro. After beating him a second time, she makes a bet. If Senpai can beat her, she will tell him one of her secrets. Reluctantly he agrees.
As they play, Nagatoro asks him what he would like to know if he wins, but he is too nervous to think of anything. She teases him with various body measurements like cup size or hip size, but in the end, he bashfully reveals that he would like to know her first name. Despite his embarrassment, Nagatoro agrees easily enough, clearly happy with the request despite trying to play it off. She teases him for wanting to be able to call her by her first name before the time runs out on the game, and he wins.
Blushing, Nagatoro prepares to tell Senpai her first name. Just before she can reveal it, though, he stops her. Although he still would like to know, he admits getting to learn it because a video game bet does not feel right. He says he would prefer to learn when he can ask her properly. She playfully mocks him but also seems to understand. Suddenly Misaki bursts into the room, killing their moment. In her hand, she has a photo album filled with pictures of young Nagatoro that she immediately begins flipping through.
Nagatoro walks Senpai out, thanking him for visiting before warning him that she will be back to messing with him again the next day. As he walks home, he repeats the name “Hayase” to himself, having learned Nagatoro’s name when her sister used it moments earlier.
The next day, Nagatoro bursts into the art room, declaring that she is feeling better. She offers to model for Senpai’s drawings as a thank you for visiting her before immediately returning to her usual level of taunting. In the end, they decide to pose her doing a robust Bruce Lee kick, but when she cannot hold it, her leg begins to buckle underneath her. Senpai uses his own body to break her fall, and despite being flattered, still teases him for being a pervert anyway.
While this season of Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro has already proven itself to be a worthy sequel to the first, episodes like this remind you just what it is about this show that’s worth coming back for. Nagatoro clearly gets joy out of teasing Senpai, at times going too far, but she’s been working on toning it down a lot since season one. The closer they become, the more their relationship evolves. Of course, because this is a romantic comedy, you expect them to develop feelings for one another, but seeing them start with a foundation built on friendship and mutual respect is worth the slow burn.
Most of this episode is spent with Senpai and Nagatoro, which I often feel is when the show is at its strongest, but Misaki was a fun addition to the cast that I hope we’ll see more of in the future. It’s obvious that Nagatoro gets a lot of her mischievous tendencies from her older sister, which was a fun little detail about her past in a show where the character’s backgrounds are often not the series’ main focus.
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