In Episode 8 of Yamada-kun at Lv999, our favorite gamers find themselves at a school festival where Akane, who doesn't usually play, sponsors the guild in return for fixing her computer. This episode is all about her interactions with Yamada.
The teasing and playful banter lead to some interesting moments. For example, when Eita jokingly suggests that Akane and Yamada are dating, Akane takes it seriously at first and storms off. But she soon realizes it's a joke, which leads to an embarrassing and funny situation.
The episode also focuses on Runa's struggle with the upcoming entrance exams. Akane's ability to empathize with Runa's concerns is typical, proving her ability to understand and empathize with others when her own emotions aren't as strong.
A funny twist in this episode is the rumor that Yamada is dating an older college girl, namely Akane. Despite their actual awkwardness, the rumor is creating excitement among audiences. The situation gets even more interesting when Yamada genuinely expresses his affection for Akane, leaving viewers guessing about his true feelings.
The potential romance between Akane and Yamada is quite visible to the others, even if the duo doesn't see it themselves.