At the restaurant where Minori works, Yūsaku arrives with the model Ami Kawashima, who is also his childhood friend. When Yūsaku and Ryūji excuse themselves, Yūsaku shows Ryūji that Ami is really a conceited and manipulative person, different from her being a self-proclaimed "air head". Taiga soon comes to dislike Ami, and even slaps her in the restaurant. She transfers into Ryūji and Taiga's class, quickly becoming popular with her classmates and the staff. At school she maintains her air head personality. She flirts with Ryūji and seems to only reveal her true nature to Taiga. Ami tries to make Taiga think Yūsaku hates her now because of how she acted, but Ryūji assures her that is not the case.