Another week and another episode of The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague where I am screaming from start to finish. If every single episode keeps being this freaking cute, I think I will spontaneously combust. There is something to be said about a story that makes you giggle like a schoolgirl but is about adults.
Where We Left Off
In episode three, we were introduced to a man with bright red hair, fiery wings, and who was emitting fireworks. Episode four opens and Himoru lets Fuyutsuki know Katori is his childhood friend, who is a descendant of a phoenix! An ice guy and a Phoenix guy as besties? I love it!
He recently changed jobs from an artist to a salesman for the company. We are also introduced to the girl with short hair and glasses, Otonashi. It seems like the two of them have something going on. That or Katori is crushing super hard. I am here for it!
A Second Ice Date
Through your typical “bump into each other and drop office papers” moment, Himoru discovers that Fuyutsuki is interested in a movie about, you guessed it, cats! Since the sequel is in theaters, they make a date to go together. Well, specifically Fuyutsuki asks Himoru if he’d like to go with her. He says yes, and plans to watch the first movie at home on his own.
One thing I LOVE about Fuyutsuki: she has zero hesitation in making a move. As Himoru and her are texting about the first movie, she immediately asks Himoru about reserving the seats, beating him to asking her. They both are too excited to sleep (see Himoru covering himself in ice) in anticipation of the movie.
At the movies, they are seen by their coworker Saejime who is on his solo date to watch the movie Rice. As Saejime is seated waiting for the movie to start, in comes Katori and sits right next him. Saejime, who just wants to be alone and not spend his day off with a coworker, isn’t too thrilled about this.
Meanwhile, Himoru and Fuyutsuki are having the time of their lives watching George 2. This is probably my favorite part of the episode due to Himoru’s inner dialogue throughout the film. He thinks about how nice it is to discover new things in adulthood and how thanks to Fuyutsuki, he is being exposed to new experiences.
This reflection particularly I think is one of the most beautiful parts of dating and relationships as adults. I think as we get older, we stick to our routines and what we know we like. The opportunities for new experiences happening naturally aren’t many. You either have to purposely seek them out or they happen with new relationships you make. I love that The Ice Guy is showing this realistic side to dating someone new.
After their date, Himoru and Fuyutsuki are stuck doing overtime together while their coworkers all get together for dinner. This was my second favorite part of the episode, specifically for all the coworkers’ speculation on Himoru and Fuyutsuki.
As you already know, I love Komori so her geeking out over the suspension bridge theory was the highlight for me. I can already see what a riot Komori and Katori will be together with their hype energy. I am still hopeful there will be a romantic relationship between Komori and Saejime even though there hasn’t been anything yet.
What is Next for The Ice Guy
As always, I will be counting down until next Tuesday to see what happens next! I also noticed the ED for this week was different, a very cute picture of Himoru and Fuyutsuki setting off fireworks. I did go back and check, and the first three EDs are all the same so I’m wondering if they will be changing every few episodes.
See you all next week!
You can watch The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague on Crunchyroll.