「ＰＶを作ろう」 (PV wo Tsukurou)
“Let’s Make a PV”
Even when things are looking grim, we can count on Chika to keep the group looking forward.
When you really think about it, you can’t really call Sunshine a successor to original Love Live unless there was some kind of school emergency plaguing the idols. And in true Love Live fashion, it was revealed that unless something drastic happened to enrollment numbers, Uranohoshi would be closing. And as much as I wanted to bag on Sunshine for being so nonchalant about revealing this information, the way the show runners executed it and subsequently showed us a little failure with a splash of success felt nearly perfect.
Specifically, I nearly died giggling seeing just how ecstatic Chika was when she realized just how similar her situation was in comparison to μ’s and Otonokizaka’s possible closure. Tossing aside (at least at first) all the negatives to her school closing, I really appreciated the different tone that Sunshine was aiming for. Not wanting to completely ignore the severity of the situation though, we had our mature third years rounding out things with a more realistic view of the whole ordeal. From Mari and Kanan discussing plans to Dia opening up just a little more than usual, there’s no denying you could feel the join Aqours ball moving.
Finding Your Muse and Looking Ahead
While this episode didn’t have anything remarkable to talk about, it was awfully soothing seeing Chika and the group discover just what makes their little seaside town special. With everyone working together hand-in-hand for a shared goal and an amazing landscape serving as an excellent backdrop, I think it became pretty clear just what Aqours should be focusing on if they wanted to save their school from shutting its doors.
That said, it looks like our last three members are still stubbornly refusing to join. But can you really blame them? With some kind of traumatic experience haunting them to the point that someone like Dia would renounce her love for school idols, maybe the threat of Uranohoshi closing will kick them into gear. Unfortunately, it looks like next week’s episode is going to be more of a fun one with the girls heading to Tokyo. I did see Mari in the preview shot though, so maybe there’s still a chance one of the third years will join!
Catch you guys next week!
- Insert Song: 夢で夜空を照らしたい performed 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）、津島善子（小林愛香）、国木田花丸（高槻かなこ）、黒澤ルビィ（降幡愛）
- Current favorites no change! Still: Hanamaru, Ruby/You, Yoshiko, Chika, and Riko. The slashes just means I couldn’t pick between the two and they share the same spot. Let me know your favorites down in the comments! And it’s cool to change them later, I know mine might :’)
- Hanamaru was so adorable this week. God this show knows how to appeal to the Hanamaru fans.