Kyousuke is asked about his relationship with Manami by his friend, Akagi. Akagi is exasperated when Kyousuke answers that, although they don't have a romantic relationship, he doesn't want her to be taken by anyone else.
Kirino finds her first otaku friends at the IRL meet: "Kuroneko" and "Saori Bajeena." They spend their days deep in discussions over their otaku interests. Seeing Kirino this way puts Kyousuke's mind at ease.
While being grilled by Kirino over why he hasn't made any progress in the game she ordered him to complete, it occurs to Kyousuke that she needs some friends that she can talk to without concealing her otaku interests.