Science Fell in Love Episode 3 explores the science of true happiness

Season 2 of Science fell in love continued to toy with the line between slice-of-life anime and the hard science of chemistry and experiments, and episode 3 takes that in a whole new direction. Much of Season 1 was dedicated to proving the love between Himuro Ayame and Yukimura Shina, while the final episode explores more diverse ideas about science and true happiness.

Even abstract, universal ideas such as art and human emotion can be analyzed through the lens of science and hard data, and that’s exactly what Saitama University students are doing in the episode 3. Ena and Kosuke in particular put basic human happiness to the test and eagerly await the results. However, what they get might surprise them all.

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Season 2, Episode 3 of Science fell in love explores the boundary between science and happiness in two distinct ways. First, burly Professor Ikeda presents his contribution to the university brochure, wishing to use the science of bodybuilding to make Saitama University more attractive to prospective students. It’s true that colleges can use creative and memorable ideas to inspire new students to enroll, but Professor Ikeda’s idea falls short in Ena’s eyes.

Ena gently criticizes Ikeda for projecting too many of her own beloved hobbies onto the pamphlet, and the training is irrelevant to Saitama University’s science department anyway. Professor Ikeda is appalled that his idea was poorly implemented, but it can still be saved. Luckily for him, Ena shows her kind and caring side and writes a brand new paper on the hard science of exercise and mood, and she’s sure it can be used by the university in some way or other. ‘another. In fact, she feels inspired enough to try her own exercises, which baffles Kosuke.

This all helps prove that the sharp-tongued Ena really does have her generous side, and it says something about Ikeda, too. He may be an excellent scientist and an excellent bodybuilder, but he clearly struggles to express his ideas in a sympathetic and convincing way. This minor, humorous weakness will definitely show up in future episodes of Science fell in love.

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Kosuke with game girl

Later in episode 3, Science fell in love tests the line between science and happiness in an even more compelling way. Episode 2’s final scene hinted at a budding romance between Kosuke and Ena, and Episode 3 takes this to the next level when Ena reviews Kosuke’s methods of finding his soulmate. Kosuke knows what he likes – a short, sharp-tongued beautiful girl with frilly outfits. The problem is that the fictional Lasally Naim proves too difficult for Kosuke to unlock in his favorite mobile game, and his statistical approach is totally wrong. He won’t find true happiness that way.


Ena corrects Kosuke on his calculations, then uses Drake’s equation to determine how many Japanese women will meet Kosuke’s strict criteria. Much to Ena’s amusement, the end result is less than one, and she can barely get it above that number, even with less stringent settings. Kosuke almost gives in to despair until he realizes that if he is only one Japanese woman who matches his criteria, so Ena, standing in front of him, might be that woman after all. She matches the parameters exactly, and the math says she must to exist. And she certainly does.

Kosuke remains too shy and edgy to talk about it, and it’s likely he hasn’t come to terms with his budding romantic feelings for Ena yet. It’s a challenge that should keep Kosuke busy for the next episodes of Science fell in love, and anything he says or does about it will say a lot about him. The same could also be true for Ena, who at least finds Kosuke funny and cares about his well-being. So far, it doesn’t seem like she has a serious crush just yet, but she blushed a bit at Kosuke’s funny behavior. The seeds of romance may already be planted in Ena’s mind, and it’s up to Kosuke to water them. They’re sure to find happiness in each other’s arms before long, and best of all, the math is checked. It’s meant to be.



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