With the entire shopping district taking an interest in the big news, Tamako is unsure of how she feels. With a proposal from Mechya to deal with, Tamako reminisces about how much her little shopping district has meant to her throughout her life.
The Tamaya Mochi shop prepares a mochi-pounding event for October 10, Mochi Day, and Anka asks Tamako to set aside something special for Yuzuki, her crush. Mochizo learns that Yuzuki will soon be transferring to another school.
Dera has become to fat to fit into a birdhouse Kanna has lovingly crafted for him, so a food restriction is put in place. Choi continues acclimating herself to her surroundings, becoming closer with Tamako and the girls along the way.
The mysterious girl turns out to be Choi, a fortune teller from the Southern Islands who is on the same mission as Dera. Fearing her wrath, Dera tells Choi that he was trapped here. Choi gets to know the citizens of the shopping district.
While Tamako and her friends prepare for the big swimming field trip at school, Mochizo decides to tell Tamako how he feels about her. Dera decides to lend a helping hand, only to encounter a protective Midori intent on keeping Tamako safe.
Asagiri is the "cool girl" to Tamako and her friends; Dera falls for Asagiri at first sight, and pursues her at every chance. Little do they know, Asagiri is painfully shy and often finds it difficult to put her thoughts into words.
Tamako works at her father's mochi shop, and along with her friends she enjoys a comfortable life at Tama-ya, the local shopping district. A talking bird suddenly interrupts their little slice of paradise, and things begin going downhill from there.