Yami is about to have a bad hair day.
Chapter 39 summary:
Rito wakes up in the morning and finds Momo in his bed like usual. Momo tries tempting Rito but he pushes her away, saying that he's not going to participate in any harem plan. Momo tells Rito that a bunch of girls are interested in him, and even Yami is starting to show an inclination towards liking Rito. Later at school, Rito trips on Yami and gets chased by her, but he is saved by Haruna and then a bunch of other girls come in to make the situation messier. Momo realizes that there are still a lot of obstacles to overcome for the harem plan.
Later, the girls from Momo's class have swimming lessons at the pool. Tearju shows up in a bikini and Momo teases Nana about her flat chest, leading to an argument. Yami and Mea watch from the other side of the pool, and Yami states that Mea's actions (2 chapters ago) had made her realized that the people in Sainan High accepts her for who she is, and so it'd be fine if she and Mea remained on Earth. As soon as Yami says that, her hair starts going wild and out of control. Nemesis appears on top of a building saying that this is the activation of Yami's inner darkness. Momo and the others come around to see what happened, but they can't see Nemesis. Nemesis continues speaking to Mea through a mind link and states that everything she has done is for the future of Mea, Yami and herself. Mea's hair then starts turning black and Nemesis takes over the body. Nemesis (in Mea's body) then tells Momo and cohorts that she had correctly guessed that Yami's inner darkness is activated when Yami becomes complacent and doesn't want to fight anymore.
It doesn't take much to bring out Rito's inner beast.
Special chapter summary:
Rito gets a call from Run asking him to go to her house to help her with something. Rito had promised Mikan to do yard work, but Momo volunteers to do it for him. Rito arrives at Run's house and finds it's only him and Run as Ren had gone out for something. Run wants Rito to take photos of her in a bikini, but of course this is really an excuse to tempt Rito. To help Rito's, Run has a special camera which turns its wielder into a pro photographer. Rito takes the camera and wears the synchronizing head piece, and he becomes a really demanding and somewhat perverted photographer who gets Run to make increasingly revealing poses. At the end, Rito tells Run to get naked, but Rito is getting too excited and so the camera overloads and blows up in his face.
So apparently the chapter last month was chapter 38. I was somehow informed that it was a special chapter masquerading as a real chapter, but whatever. To this month's chapter, the story with Yami's "inner darkness" is finally getting going. It sounds like this "inner darkness" is a mechanism planted in Yami so that she will keep on fighting and killing when she doesn't want to fight anymore. Adding to that is that Nemesis had somehow taken over Mea's body, which means a confrontation could be brewing between Nemesis and Momo's group. We'll have to see if Yami will really transform into some dark berserker mode at this juncture, or maybe this is just a preview of what's to come.
As for the special chapter, Run has always been one of the boldest girls in Rito's harem, and Rito shows his inner pervert once again when he's synced to the camera. Too bad the camera wasn't durable enough and the photo session ended without going beyond the ecchi border. Rito is definitely a perverted beast beyond his outermost layer of consciousness.