|Ending Theme||Thank You Yesterdays|
|Air Date||January 7, 2013|
|Previous Episode||Puchim@s Episode 4: Eat or Be Eaten|
|Next Episode||Puchim@s Episode 6: Good-for-nothing|
Faceoff is the fifth episode of Puchim@s which aired on January 7, 2013.
The episode begins with the Producer entering the room. Ritsuko Akizuki asks the producer to stop the fight between Miki Hoshii and Afu who stole Miki's (Ritsuko's) rice ball. Just as the Producer is about to intervine, Miki and Afu yell at him as a sign to stay out of it. In the end, Ritsuko stops the fight and scolds them, making the Producer feel inadequate. When Ami Futami asks the Producer what's wrong, he says he is useless, to which she and Mami Futami point out. During the scolding, Miki congratulates Afu for being brave enough to steal a rice ball from her but she will not lose next time. Ritsuko becomes even angrier because Miki and Afu were having a conversation while she is talking and as punishment she hits Miki on the head. Miki is seen doing chores and Afu shows her something. She asks Ritsuko if the Producer is combustible garbage and now he feels like garbage.
- Miki Hoshii
- Mami Futami
- Ami Futami
- Ritsuko Akizuki
- Ritsuko breaks the fourth wall by pushing between the splitscreen line between Miki and Afu