Aoi informs everyone to stop production on the characters, despite there being only three months until the first episode airs. Yumi begins revising the character designs based on the author's feedback emails. However, she struggles after Nogame voices his disapproval of the redesigns and gives out vague feedback. With an actual meeting with Nogame impossible, Watanabe advises they should start from the beginning again without anything to go on. After Aoi speaks with Yumi at her secret spot in the local park, she and Seiichi focus on the unaffected material outside of the characters, such as the 3D and backgrounds. Seiichi stresses to Yūichirō and Yuuji the importance of emotions over realism, later telling Aoi his advice was inspired by his experiences after the release of Jiggly Jiggly Heaven. As Yumi continues to struggle with the character design revisions, Rinko tells Seiichi and Watanabe that they aren't giving her enough support before taking Yumi, Aoi, and Ema to a batting center to let out their stress. She then tells them about her own struggles at getting a character design approved, her current "goth-loli" persona being the result of trying to understand her character. With Rinko's help, Yumi dons her own "armor" and comes out with an improved character design. Meanwhile, Watanabe and Katsuragi manage to track down Chazawa and force him to get Nogame's approval, allowing production to resume.