Titre original : My Mom Has a History
Chuubei and Natsu go to the Co-op to inform them of his retirement. "The doctor has said his long-term fishing had affected his body and heart." They wish him well and that maybe it is for the best. Chuubei also asks them if there is any available work around for him. At the shop, Masamune and Daikichi learn of the news from Haruko. Haruko: "But it's gonna be hard to find work for a 67 year old." Masamune suggests an ad he'd read and shows it to them. "It says 'No experience necessary, and no age requirement'..." Then Daikichi notices it. "Hey why are you looking through job ads in Kitasanriku?!" Masamune reveals that he IS looking for a job as a cab driver in the city and that he has to go now for an interview. So it means he is planning to stick around, after all... After he leaves, Haruko tells Daikichi about her talk with Aki (which is not really important lol so moving on...) At school, Aki also tells Yui all about it. "Sounds complicated huh?" Yui comments. "But do you think she's jealous of you? That her daughter was able to became popular in the internet and went on TV?" Aki thinks that idea is just too absurd. Then Yui asks Aki to choose: "Which name do you want for our idol unit? 'JJ Girls' (JJ for Jejeh) or 'AMMA'? We must have a name once they've decided to make us regulars for the show." Yui excitedly explain all about it, even coming up with a "J" pose. Taneichi interrupts to tell Aki that it's time to go to the pool. "That's not 'J'," he notices the reverse 'J' pose they're making. "That's 'し' (shi)." Meanwhile, Chuubei and Natsu are in a supermarket, checking out a job prospect for the retiring fisherman. It was a task of manning the sales counter of sashimi at a supermarket. "It's not so hard is it, Ojii-chan?" says the supervisor. "You are well-versed on types of fish, right?" Chuubei has a hard time accepting to be called "Ojii-chan" and seems confused over how things work, particularly, his salary terms. "Sorry about that," Natsu apologizes for him. "He has no sense of the value of money since he's been in a fishing boat all his life." Aki and Yui go to the shop after school. Aki asks her mom to go off somewhere so she and Yui can have a private talk. Begrudgingly, Haruko sits at a distance from them but still listens to their conversation anyway. Aki proceeds to tell Yui that she had asked Taneichi to go out with her. Yui: "But even if you go out with him, he'll be leaving for Tokyo soon, right?" But she adds: "You can go back to Tokyo and date him there. You can live with your Dad, too. Then after I graduate, I'll go there and we'll both become idols together in Tokyo!" At this point, Haruko butts in of course to voice out her objections but Masamune arrives to say he has gotten the taxi driver job. "Well, there goes the plan for Tokyo," Yui says. Chuubei and Natsu also arrive to say that Chuubei had gotten the supermarket job. So from then on, the new life of the family of five has begun. The two men, Chuubei and Masamune go off to their respective new jobs, while Aki leaves for school. However, nothing has changed between Natsu and Haruko as the two still (lovingly?) bicker over little things. Haruko says the number of people in the house keeps on increasing. Natsu: "Five in six months. It'll be 25 after one year." Haruko: "Don't joke like that!" Natsu: "If you don't like it, the three of you can leave." Haruko: "That'll be bothersome 'cause I won't help you with the shop, Aki won't be in the Ama club..." Natsu: "Who cares? It won't bother me at all. I'll just retire. All I want is to be with my man." Haruko: "Fine... (Gets up and leaves) I'm going to the pachinko~." Natsu: "Haruko!"