|Chief Animation Director||Sakai Takahiro|
|Japanese Air Date|
March 18th, 2017
|← N/A||Soul →|
Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Washio Sumi's Chapter - Friends (結城友奈は勇者である: 鷲尾すみの章 - 友達, Yuki Yuna wa Yuusha De Aru: Washio Sumi no Sho - Tomodachi) is the first of three films based on the light novel Washio Sumi is a Hero. It aired on March 18th, 2017. The film also serves as episodes 1 and 2 of the second season of the Yuki Yuna is a Hero anime, which aired on October 6 and October 13, 2017 (respectively).
Washio Sumi is a patriotic student, who was chosen to protect Shikoku as a Hero alongside Nogi Sonoko and Minowa Gin. With Sonoko sleeping on her desk and Gin arriving late, Sumi has little hope for them. Forestization begins, and the girls go into their first battle. After many problems, one of which involving Gin getting stuck in a ball of water, Sonoko tells the others a plan and they successfully defeat the Vertex. The Flower Calming Ceremony pushes its remains back, and Sumi feels as if she wasn't good enough for the fight due to her lack of sociality.
After being excused by the Taisha and Aki-sensei, Sumi invites the others on a trip to the Gelato Store. She asks if they could be friends, and Sumi is graciously accepted into the two's hearts. A month later, another Vertex attacks, being barely beat by Gin, which has the girls scolded by Aki-Sensei and Sonoko being chosen as the new leader. Sumi believes it is due to her family's influence on the Taisha and swears to keep the group together as they are sent to a training camp.
Afterwards, Sumi suspects Gin is up to something due to her constant lateness, and spies on her with Sonoko. She discovers she is busy with her family and baby brother, not to mention her habit of going around town and helping anyone who is in need. Embarrassed, the girls regroup for Udon, but Forestization begins again. Using tactics from training, the girls manage to get the upper hand. As the battle draws to a close, Sumi fires a well-timed arrow, Sonoko tears through it with her spear, and Gin destroys what's left. Suffering injuries from the fight, the girls rest under a tree. Sumi, realizing Sonoko is smarter then she looks and Gin is more then a brute, starts to cry and apologizes for how she looked upon her friends. She finally admits to calling them by their first names, much to Sonoko and Gin's excitement.
Character Appearances Edit
By order of appearances:
- This marks the first appearance of Gin in YuYuYu animation media.