Damn, bullies suck. I remember when we found out a new kid at our admittedly small, boring school had this condition and he was basically treated like a minor celebrity for a while even though he was also a normal, nerdy kid. I'm glad this had a happy ending though I wouldn't have minded learning more about the new girl.
Jesus, I wasn't expecting this chapter out of nowhere. I didn't think we'd get the other side of that little flash we saw of why Kei cut her hair but, I gotta say, don't think she was wrong to run off in that moment. At that point Kei didn't seem ready at all.
But as deep as it was, I didn't think it was sad, just something to set the tone for what's to come.
Ahh, I've said it before but I just really love the couple here. Nana's so normal and smart and warm, a best friend without so many of the ultra-dramatic tropes, but the romance is still significant and rootable, when it comes down to it we see how important it is to them and how happy they are. It's just nice.