While replying to @leviyato I came up with the idea of listening to episodes 21-22′s dialogue and comparing it to chapter 30′s written one. While I knew the anime scripts were pretty faithful to the manga, it wouldn’t hurt to check this episode given it’s full of Rivamika fanservice. RIGHT?
The good news is that the script we all know and love was kept almost intact, but there are some small but very interesting changes even I missed after rewatching / rereading this part in both anime and manga.
S: Manga dialogue compared to the anime script. [+additions] removals
THIAGO BARELY LOOKED up from the book he held inbetween his hands, reading as he sat curled up on the couch, as one of his younger sibling’s best friends came barging into the living room. Somehow, they always caught his attention, however admitting it would ruin his pride — they were a couple of years younger, first of all, and besides that his younger sibling’s best friend. It couldn’t go any more wrong than that… and he hadn’t even paid attention to the undeniable factor in his life yet; being the fact that dating was not his forte. He wasn’t good at it… flirting even. It all caused miserable embarrassment All of that combined just screamed a massive no. “What’s up?” he muttered absently, as soon as he noticed their lingering presence, before turning the page, his eyes never having left the words printed on the pages.