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  • Chapter 1: After three years of suffering, Keitaro decides to leave the Hinata Inn for his own sake, ignoring Hina's pleas not to leave.
  • Chapter 2: Naru and Motoko attack Keitaro yet again. This doesn't deal any serious damage to him as he blows this off as if it were nothing, and refuses to apologize for their bad behavior.
  • Chapter 3: When all the girls show up to confront him about leaving, Keitaro doesn't show any fear and refuses to back down.
    • To top it all off, he breaks up with Naru.
  • Chapter 4: He proceeds to outline exactly why he's leaving, calling each one out on how they've hurt him.
  • Chapter 5: Granny Hina actually lays down the law with the girls for once, informing a shocked Naru and Motoko that they WILL be respectful to Keitaro's father/her son while he's visiting.
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    • Shinobu growing a spine by calling out Naru and Motoko's hypocrisy in front of everyone, specifically pointing out how Motoko, despite insisting Keitaro was nothing but a worthless pervert, was still willing to pretend he was her fiance when it suited her.
    • Seta again calls Naru out for attacking Keitaro for simply being honest about how horribly she treats him.
  • Chapter 6: Nanami and Kanako call out Shinobu and Mutsumi, pointing out that while they may not have directly bullied Keitaro, they still allowed the others to abuse him rather than standing up for him.
  • Chapter 7: Nanami tells Hina off for manipulating Keitaro, and makes it clear that she isn't going to allow the girls to hurt him anymore.
    • When Hina tries to defend the girls, Kanako rips into her for neglecting to inform Keitaro about the changes she'd made to the Inn before he arrived. She didn't let him know how she'd changed it into an all-girls dorm with troubled tenants because she was more concerned about what SHE wanted him to do, and wouldn't let him make informed decisions about his future.
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    • Kanako confronting Suu on being a selfish brat, and trying to force Keitaro to come back, calling her a stupid idiot (despite Suu being a mechanical genius) for not seeing or admitting why Keitaro left.
  • Chapter 9: Seta is scornful of Naru, disliking her bad attitude towards Keitaro, such as her habit of jumping to conclusions whenever it comes to him. He also realizes that Naru has been a bad influence on Sarah. What's more, Seta takes Sarah out of the dorm, realizing that keeping her there is bad parenting.
    • Shinobu making sly comments to Naru about her denying the truth despite the latter's temper.
  • Chapter 10: Marumi making a strong introduction by making Haruka call her “aunt”, and based on the dialogue this isn't the first time this happened.
    • Haruka counters by telling Marumi to lay off Keitaro.
    • Marumi continues by telling off Hina for what a big mess she caused by trying to manipulate Keitaro, pointing out that, if Keitaro knew the truth, he wouldn't be so forgiving.
  • Chapter 12: Keitaro holding his own against Nagisa in a sparring match, impressing her enough for her to offer to train him. This is made even more impressive when you realize that, while Keitaro had practiced martial arts for a short time, he had never really done kendo before, while Nagisa has been training since she was little.
  • Chapter 13: Keitaro refusing to budge, pointing out that Hina never told him important details like the fact that the inn had converted into a girls dorm. When Hina reveals that she knew all along of his promise girl in an attempt to get him to change his mind, he angrily rejects Hina, calls her a cruel person for keeping it a secret, and sends her away defeated.
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    • Shinobu telling the other tenants that she hates them for their crap, refusing to leave when Motoko slaps her and not running away when Naru was going to beat her up.
    • Marumi getting the deed from Haruka, which causes Hina's plans to further blow up in her face.
  • Chaper 14: Keitaro telling Naru it is not his problem if Marumi goes through with her threat to kick the girls out of the inn. When Naru tries to counter by telling him who his promised girl is, he turns around and he reveals that he already knew, and thinks that Granny is a cruel person to hide it from him. When threatened, he refuses to take that back, pointing out that her cruelty is the truth. In response, Naru tries to punch Keitaro when his back is turned, only for Keitaro to quickly turn around and block her punch without even trying, calling her a thug, and embarrassing her by pointing out that there are other people around.
    • Haruka stopping Naru from beating up Shinobu and Kitsune, showing some moral fiber, and disapproving of Naru and Motoko's actions.
    • Marumi telling the tenants that she will kick them out, and there's nothing they can do about it.
  • Chapter 15: Keitaro telling off Mutsumi for selling him out to Naru and being a bad friend. After she derides his more than justified anger at her and the other former inn residents as just 'acting like a child, he snaps and tells her he wants nothing to do with her. When Mutsumi faints in response, instead of rushing to help her like before, Keitaro just left her a note to see a doctor.
    • Shinobu casually saying the tenants were doomed to be kicked out leaving everyone in shock.
    • Yoshinari mocking Hina when she says that she cares about everyone by sarcastically asking her if she did intend to tell Keitaro about the changes at the inn, but it slipped her mind. When Naru and Motoko threaten him in response, Yoshinari doesn't back down and is more than willing to fight them. He also hands out their eviction notices.
    • Kitsune trying to stop Naru from continuing to do stupid things.
    • Nagisa rejecting Mayako's nonsense reasons for inviting Kagura, Takeru's killer, to his grave.
    • Ranma making an appearance, showing that he too had escaped his troubles.
  • Chapter 16: Keitaro continuing to improve himself by training more seriously in martial arts, something that includes sparring with Ranma. He resolves to make up for his past mistakes, even if he isn't forgiven for them.
    • When Sarah tries to kick him in the shin he dodges it, causing Sarah to miss, and he taunts her with the same line he used on Naru.
    • Keitaro also gains a subtle one as he wins the heart of Nagisa, who is attractive, kind, honorable and a very skilled fighter, in just a few days.
      • What's more is that he does this without trying.
    • Seta putting his foot down on Sarah's bad behavior.
    • Marumi evicting everyone.
    • Marumi cutting down Seta for trying to manipulate Keitaro so that Seta could get to Haruka.
    • Saori cutting down Hina over the fact that Hina promised to help Naru change for the better, but instead she failed.
    • Saori also telling the ever delusional Mutsumi that Naru didn't get better because of the promise and the fabled magic of the Hinata Inn. Rather, it was the work of surgery done by a specialist that young Naru was healthy. Followed by Haruka telling Mutsumi that she's Not So Different from Seta, making promises without the other's consent and expecting them to go along with it, despite Naru being only two years old and too young to remember, and Keitaro not even aware of Mutsumi switching the promise around.
  • Chapter 17: Keitaro casually shutting down Su's machine with the device he was given like it was an everyday event.
    • Sosuke, Keitaro's uncle, also earns a moment as the device Keitaro used was something he developed.
    • Kitsune trying to stop Su from using her machine to control Keitaro, and vowing to change for the better.
  • Chapter 18: When Naru complains about the work schedule, Shakiko tells her to put up with it or just leave.
    • Kitsune pointing out Naru's hypocrisy when Naru says that she couldn't handle the work because it would take away from her studying time.
      • As pointed out by Kitsune, Keitaro handled maintaining the inn by himself and still was able to do class work for Tokyo U.
    • Kitsune giving Motoko's adult novels to Tsuruko to use to show Motoko's hypocrisy.
    • Keitaro going to his parent's home to apologize to them and Kanako in an attempt to own up to his mistakes.
    • Shakiko seeing through the fact that Hina is hiding something from her.
  • Chapter 19: Keitaro shows off his chick magnet ability once again: by just putting his hand on Nagisa's shoulder, and telling her that he cares about her, he causes Nagisa to be briefly stunned, and then smile at him. Moreover he had Nagisa bashfully ask him if he wanted to spend the day with her, and although he was shy himself, Keitaro quickly accepted, showing more confidence in himself than he usually does.
    • Keitaro also detected Naru when she was eavesdropping on him and Seta. Noteworthy as Seta, a martial arts expert, didn't realize Naru was there until Keitaro pointed it out while Keitaro had known she was there since the moment she arrived.
    • Kitsune putting in a lot of effort while working at the Kuromitsu Inn, including getting up at 5:30 in morning to set up the rooms and clean up most of the area.
    • When Naru tells Kitsune that she's an irresponsible drunk and always will be, Ktsune responds by slapping her in the face, saying that Naru isn't in a position to talk.
    • Shakiko immediately figures out that Su ate some fruit that was going to be served to the guests, noting signs like food bits on Su's face and the smell of the syrup used on the treats.
      • Shakiko and chefs telling off Naru for wasting time and taking too long in doing a simple task, like carrying a box.
    • Despite Marumi being angry with him, Keitaro still shows up at the Hinata inn so he can turn the ownership to her.
    • Etsuko and the council removing Motoko as the heir through a backhanded apology.
  • Chapter 20: Keitaro telling Marumi that he isn't there to take back the inn, surprising her with the change he went through.
    • Todo and the chefs sending Naru away for slowing them down by questioning how they work, and not doing immediately what she was asked to do.
    • Shakiko punishing Su and telling Hina that, if Su doesn't accomplish the task she is assigned, she is out of there, no matter what Hina says.
      • She also calls Hina out on her habit of making excuses for Su's actions.
    • Haruka firing Mutsumi for foolishly siding with Kagura and Chisato.
    • Tsuruko refusing to talk to Motoko after the way Motoko talked to and about her.
      • When Motoko tries to follow Tsuruko into the house, Shippu blocks her, forcing her away.
  • Chapter 21: Keitaro takes off his glasses, seeing his old style as a symbol of him seeing things incorrectly. This help to prove to Marumi he has truly changed.
    • Hikaru preventing Naru from getting into another argument with Kitsune. When Naru is about to make the usual excuse, Hikaru asks her if Kitsune did anything to make her stop what she was supposed to be doing, to which Naru awkwardly answered no. The former also warns Naru if her grandmother Shakiko sees her goofing off, she will get in serious trouble.
    • Chizuka telling Naru off for the way that Naru attacked her husband, Kyoji, for no real reason. Kitsune then tells Naru she was wrong, and that she needs to apologize, and when Naru refuses to, Shakiko steps in and forces Naru to do so.
    • Shinobu preventing Mutsumi from interfering while Keitaro speaks with Marumi, staying there despite the fact that Chisato and Kagura both try to force her out of the way, even though both girls are bigger than her, and Kagura is a murderer. She even manages to kick them before Haruka shows up and deals with them.
    • Haruka grabbing both Chisato and Kagura to throw them out and slapping Mutsumi for not staying away despite the fact that Mutsumi hadn't even been banned from the premises for an hour.
    • Kitsune revealing that she told Shakiko the truth of what was going on at the Hinata Inn, something that involved admitting her own wrongdoings. When Su sends out her MechaTama, Kitsune quickly gets to the guest's children, and gets them out of range, despite how dangerous they are. Kitsune also stops Su by slapping her, and managing to shut down Su's machine that she was going to use against the Japanese Defense Force and the police.
    • The police and the Japanese Defense Force earn a moment when they save the guests and attempt to stop Su's 'playtime', even though she was using destructive machines.
    • Sosuke casually shutting down Su's MechaTamas while sitting in the back of a police car.
  • Chapter 22: Hikaru choking Su for hurting her Grandma Shakiko while she and the uninjured guests call Su a monster and a terrorist.
    • Shakiko getting back up quickly with no injury after facing a exploding MechaTama.
    • Chizuka having Naru arrested for the way she assaulted Kyoji. When Hina tries to stop her with her lame excuses, the police point out that she used the same excuse about Su's actions, causing Hina to be taken back. When Hina tries again, Chizuka tells her she doesn't want to hear anything from her, and calls her a senile old bat, causing Hina to be taken back again.
    • Sosuke telling Hina that she has no chance of getting the Hinata inn back.
    • Shinsuke, Isana, and Etsuko detecting Soun, Genma and Nodoka even though they were a few miles away from the apartment. Isana deals with them personally, as they had come to try and force Ranma to come back. Isana fights barehanded against Nodoka, who uses a Katana, winning the fight with no injuries to herself, though she breaks Nodoka's arm. Before the fight Isana also boasted that Ranma wouldn't be upset with her for she was going to do to Nodoka, and she was right, see below.
    • Ranma mocking Nodoka (someone who scared him before with her Seppuku pledge) by saying that fighting Isana was a idiotic move, laughing at her attempt to force him back to Nerima.
      • Ranma also reveals that Kasumi (who tried to 'sweet talk' him into coming back), Nabiki (who tried blackmailing him), and Akane (who tried to force him) came before them and he dealt with them all. Ranma, who usually gave into their tactics, defeated them without really doing anything to them.
  • Chapter 23: Kanako punching Mutsumi after Mutsumi slapped Keitaro for choosing not to follow Hina's plans.
    • Nagisa stopping Tamaki's brother from bothering her.
    • Nagisa telling off Motoko for acting like Keitaro is to blame for her problems when it is Motoko's own fault.
    • Shakiko ending her friendship with Hina, telling her to never bother her again.
    • When Motoko tries to fight Keitaro, he tells her with annoyance that her nonsense is getting old.
    • Saori striking Naru through the jail bars and telling her what a despicable and ungrateful brat she is.
  • Chapter 24: Keitaro telling Motoko that she is being stupid for what she is doing, and when she tries to attack, he easily bests her without really trying.
    • Kitsune resolving to see her mother, to try and make things right with her.
    • The Tokyo U board expelling Naru and banning her from entering the campus.
  • Chapter 25: Marumi telling off Hina on her nonsense reasons and denial on not helping like she said she did.
    • Keitaro getting Nagisa to kiss him (on the cheek, but still) and having Ritsuko desiring him as well.
    • Keitaro, in a flashback, gets slammed into a car and doesn't even feel pain from the impact.
    • Ranma handling Akane without any problem and ending their relationship in relatively civil terms. It helps that he also willingly takes responsibility of his own mistakes, admitting that Akane has as many good reasons to be upset with him as he does to leave her for good.
    • Nyamo training under Ranma and willing to fight Naru if she tried to hurt Keitaro again.
    • Shinobu standing up to her mother on staying with her aunt Yukina.
  • Chapter 26: When Amalla tried to blame Keitaro for Su's action, Keitaro rightfully told her that it's Su own fault.
    • Keitaro has gained a subtle one when he was being kidnapped; Kagura complained how heavy he was and Mutsumi guessed he has been working out. The reason it was a crowning moment for Keitaro was because he is always portrayed as average build, the fact he gained muscle enough to give somebody a problem with trying to lift him shows how much he's grown.
    • Shinobu using reasoning and logic to explain why she will not go with her mother or father and instead tried to make peace between them.
  • Chapter 27: Keitaro, despite being tied up, refuses to be scared, telling Naru, Mutsumi, Chisato, and Kagura off for how they are. His only concern at this point is about Nagisa’s and Yoshinari's well-being.
    • Keitaro also states he and Naru are screw-ups and he is willing to say it while Naru acts like she is always right when she is not. When Naru pummels him, his only reaction is to ask if she feels good about herself and spitefully spits out blood despite being bruised.
    • Keitaro utterly rejects Kagura's attempts to seduce him, correctly seeing she is only doing this to hurt Nagisa. This causes Kagura to feel completely humiliated and angry that her so called womanly charm failed.
    • Keitaro allows Nagisa to have indirect payback as Kagura was planning to use Keitaro to hurt Nagisa and it backfired on her.
    • Keitaro escaping from his bonds with a confident grin and shocking Kagura and Mutsumi.
    • When Amalla tells Lamba that Keitaro was nothing but trouble, he reminds her that she had Shiro almost eat Keitaro and Kentaro, she tried to seduce Keitaro and neither prevented the other girls from beating him nor telling the truth. When Amalla tries to claim she’s trying to help Su, Lamba states that all she did was cause trouble and states that going after Keitaro or the tenants will not help. Amalla simply agrees to this and sighs in defeat.
    • Ritsuko angrily telling Gendo that she refuses to come back to work for him.
  • Chapter 28: Keitaro really shines in this chapter. He starts off by casually flipping Kagura over when she tried to stop him and insulting Chisato by waiting for her to return to show he escaped. He also shows no fear of the thugs that are Chisato and Kagura and casually beats them up with Yoshinari and Nagisa. Lastly he, Shinobu, Mitsune, and Motoko tell Naru off when she tried to get back together with him only for her own selfish reasons.
    • Nagisa shows why she is Keitaro's sensei when she beats up four thugs by herself unarmed.
    • Keitaro and Nagisa telling Mutsumi off on her nonsense.
    • Koshiro and Nanami telling Hina that she is not going to interfere anymore.
      • A retrospective one for Koshiro as he was the one who confronted her on the phone.
    • Yoshinari getting under Chisato's skin when she tried to torment him with Keitaro's capture. It is all but stated that although he was sent to the hospital, Yoshinari did make sure to return the favor against them in that fight. He did it once more by beating up the thugs along with Keitaro and Nagisa.
    • Mayako sacrificing herself to make sure Kagura and Akemi paid for causing Takeru's death. Also she gave evidence to take Kagura's father down.
    • Tamaki and Nagisa confronting the former's brother on helping Kagura and Chisato out.
    • Naru's family including her dad letting Naru know she is not welcome with them. Even Mei gets one as she gave Naru a hateful glare toward her.
    • Mutsumi, after her Heel Realization, accepts her expulsion from Tokyo U, knowing her wrong doings have not only caused a great deal of shame towards the school, but also damaged her relationship with Keitaro, and choosing to return to Okinawa, all without saying goodbye to the boy she once loved.
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