「転校生をつかまえろ！」 (Tenkousei wo Tsukamaero!)
“Catch The Transfer Student!”
In the world of idols, nothing is ever truly fair. Luckily, Sunshine understands this and isn’t throwing success right at the group soon to be known as Aqours.
The Riko Show
With a majority of the episode focusing on the Riko’s internal struggles, it was nice to see that it didn’t get completely wrapped up in the span of a single episode. Because as nice as it would have been for Riko to be in full form and in idol-music-composing mode, I’m glad we’re instead going to see how she grows from here on out. We know that something happened in the past and her mom was a influential factor for her love of the piano and in the present we haven’t seen her mom yet. Sounds like a certain show we covered on the site a few seasons ago! In any case, I’m also glad that the show managed to get Riko on team Aqours because I don’t know if I could take anymore of Chika pestering Riko.
Dia’s Facade is Slipping
So, as I pointed out last week, Dia is totally a school idol fan. Accidentally letting some prime information about the whole Love Live event itself last week, she completely ripped on Chika and her less than amazing knowledge about the best group in the god damn world. Getting set off after Chika called them U’s instead of Muse, I can’t really find fault in Dia’s little outburst. Because even though I wouldn’t normally appreciate someone acting like that, especially in an anime, I couldn’t help but smile as she demonstrated just what it means to be a fan. Since judging by her demeanor and the little smile she let sneak out when Chika answered a question correctly, she’s probably just doing all of this simply because she’s such a huge fan. Something I’m sure we’ve all done for something we’re passionate about – even if we don’t want to admit it!
Ruby and Hanamaru
On the first year front, I’m loving both Hanamaru and Ruby. And while I’m patiently waiting for Hanamaru to get an opportunity to show us just how cool she really is, boy do I love Ruby. The definition of a shy little kid, I love it whenever she graces the screen. Like this week, where she was coaxed out from her hiding spot with a simple lollipop. And as bad as that sounds, you have to give some props to Chika for being so slick about it (she even got a flying lollipop to land straight into Ruby’s mouth!).
As much as I wish the story would kick things into gear, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying everything we’ve seen thus far. With the characters getting the focus and the story limping closely behind, I hope each of our girls get a chance to really wow us with whatever their appealing factor is. Besides that, I can’t wait for the next insert song to grace our screens, haha.
Catch you guys next week!
ED: 「ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう」 (Yume Kataru Yori Yume Utaou) by 高海千歌（伊波杏樹）、桜内梨子（逢田梨香子）、渡辺曜（斉藤朱夏）( (Takami Chika (Inami Anju), Sakurauchi Riko (Aida Rikako), Watanabe You (Saito Shuka))