The Stupid Man
Oroka Otoko (Mono)
Ro-Kyu-Bu!, Episode 16
Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS ep04 screenshot
Air date (Japan) July 26, 2013
Episode Guide
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Using their friend Kazunari's contacts, Subaru and Aoi meet a candidate for their team — Airi's older brother, Banri Kashii. However, the meeting does not go well after Banri finds out that Subaru is Airi's rumored "perverted" (へんたい hentai) coach and punches him without thinking.

The next day, as the team prepares to practice on an outside basketball court, they are confronted by two middle school girls, Nana Yotsuya and Mayumi Odaka, who are coached by Subaru's old rival, Ryuuichi Suga (to whom Subaru lost in a match against Shizuno Middle School, seen in the beginning of the episode). He challenges Subaru to a 3 on 3 match (so him, Tomoka and Airi), which the latter loses, much to his chagrin. In the next few days, everyone agreed to give it their best before the upcoming rematch with Ryuuichi and Subaru manages to convince Banri to help out by being Airi's personal coach. One evening, Tomoka comes over to Subaru's house for a sleepover to practice together the next day, much to his surprise.

Trivia Edit

  • This episode reveals that the Kashii family owns a gym and sports shop. This might explain how the Kashii siblings are able to keep their bodies in shape, especially Airi, whose respiratory condition has since improved from her first competitive basketball match.