In Episode 8 they help Aoi in a 3 v 5 game.


At the end of episode 9 Aoi references both names together again.

Aoi's friends refers to the pair of girls (one with short purple hair, the other with medium-length pale brown hair) seen shopping with Aoi in episode 7. Not to be confused with Subaru's friends, who are probably also Aoi's friends.

Like Aoi, they mention being in Subaru's class in middle school.

Later they and Aoi meet up with him and Hatsunari.

The one with brown hair then refers to the purple-haired one as Zono. Aoi refers to the other as Shouji later.