Considered a genius due to having the highest grades in the country, Miyuki Shirogane leads the prestigious Shuchiin Academy's student council as its president, working alongside the beautiful and wealthy vice president Kaguya Shinomiya. The two are often regarded as the perfect couple by students despite them not being in any sort of romantic relationship.
After finally making her long awaited smartphone debut, Kaguya restlessly contemplates over how to respond to Shirogane's LINE message. As Hayasaka watches over, she realizes that Kaguya is not aware of the "read receipt" function. If Kaguya lies by responding that she just read the message, she runs the risk of exposing the truth that she had been obsessively staring at Shirogane's message with glee. Weighing out her options to best serve her mistress, Hayasaka decides to explain LINE's functions when suddenly a new problem emerges.
Kaguya makes a big fuss when she learns that Shirogane was invited to a karaoke group date and orders Hayasaka to remove him from the venue. Dissatisfied with such treatment yet unable to refuse her mistress' instructions, Hayasaka joins the party as Shirogane's acquaintance Smithee A. Herthaka and plans to ruin the atmosphere by airing out that Shirogane once dumped her. And although she manages to get Shirogane out, a rebellious spirit against Kaguya has begun to grow...
Shirogane accidentally steps on Maki Shijo, a female student who had collapsed on campus, and takes care of her in the student council room. Apparently, she has suffered from the sorrows of love. When Maki discusses her situation with him, her expression changes from high-spirited, to anxious, to explosively angry, to tearful. After witnessing such an intense range of human emotion, for some reason Shirogane was struck by a strong sense of déjà vu. What on earth was this feeling?
After their second semester final exams end, there are plans for a sleepover at Kaguya's house. But Shirogane and the others are unable to come, leaving Fujiwara as the only one who can join. While barley glancing at an upset Kaguya, Fujiwara gets excited about the totally hot butler Mr. Herthaka without realizing it's Hayasaka dressed as a man. That night as the girl talk unfolds at the pajama party, a sleep-deprived Kaguya takes on a strange mood before anyone can notice. With that energy, she calls Shirogane and ends up asking outrageous questions.
Shirogane couldn't tell Ms. Herthaka that sometimes humans need to expose their weaknesses and endeavors to practice rapping which should be able to convey that. But his rapping skills are catastrophic. Fujiwara, who previously taught him singing and dancing, tags along for practice. But she's a total amateur when it comes to rap that she's on the level where she's convinced it's all simple-minded puns. So Fujiwara begins special training. With the advice from Shirogane who has overflowing knowledge on rap music, she rapidly improves... But something is still missing!
Parent-Teacher Conferences to determine each student's future begin at Shuchiin Academy. One wishes to continue in the academy's university, one is considering taking exams for a different university – both will declare their future plans. Fujiwara, who is joined by her father, jokes around and expresses her desire to go to a university outside of the academy. Meanwhile, Kaguya's father didn't show up, but she informs them just as her parents instructed – that she will continue to Shuchiin's university. While Maki, Hayasaka, and the others each discuss their dreams, last but not least is Shirogane who is taking the exam. In a clear and confident tone, he declares the road he must proceed. And that answer is...!
While all the classes were consumed in preparation for Shuchiin Academy's Hoshin Culture Festival, Shirogane and those from Class 2-B were working hard at making balloon art. As Fujiwara delicately puts finishing touches on a cute balloon bear, the clumsy Shirogane keeps popping them no matter how many times he tries. The sound of balloons popping echoes sadly in the classroom. But Fujiwara, who has joined Shirogane's special training many times up until now, hardens her heart and decides not to help this time. To overcome this without the help of others, Shirogane heads to the student council room for practice. However, Kaguya is in the room...