Keima has an idea to quickly grow his relationship with Jun by forcing her to hate him and then turning those feelings into love, though this plan backfires as it only causes her to be more concerned about him. After finally getting him alone in class, Jun tell Keima her belief of him using video games as a form of escape from reality, but he scolds her for judging him by her own standards. With no other choice and a change of plans, Keima asks Nikaidō for more information about Jun, which she agrees to in exchange for helping her in her schoolwork. Meanwhile, Jun still affected by what Keima told her earlier, decides to help his class in their schoolwork after Ichiro Kodama insults them as failures. But when the students tell her that they do not have the zeal to improve themselves, a frustrated Jun inadvertently berates them before storming out the classroom. Keima later finds out that Jun and Nikaidō were both on the girls basketball team before it disbanded over an incident in the past.