At last, the Producer gets a performance at a concert for the girls. They become excited and start to practice their new routine amidst some setbacks.
From the girl’s intensive training, managing a large group of girls without sufficient experience is a difficult task. Through the struggles that few of the girls faces with the dance routines and singing, it’s apparent that each girl have different strengths and weaknesses. This wouldn’t matter too much if they were split into groups of three, since the instructors could give more attention and help the girls. For a large group, this leaves less time to help them individually because of time constraints. Even so, watching the girls work together to overcome these weaknesses through their determination was a good experience. In particular, Chihaya assisting Haruka with the singing has caught my attention.
I was happy that Chihaya finally got some time in the spotlight after sitting at the sidelines for so long. Seeing that she worked alongside Haruka in the cooking game show and her awesome singing talent, it came at no surprise. She simply invites Haruka to come over for the night so she can help her with studying and singing. While they cook dinner, Chihaya reveals that she lives alone as a result of her parents’ divorce. Besides this, the other girls practiced hard on their routines and eventually got it. Unfortunately for Miki, she became massively disappointed for obvious reason.
Unlike the other girls, I noticed something about Miki that troubled me. Following the inception of Ryuuguu Komachi, Miki has obsessed over getting into their unit. Through some misunderstanding from the Producer and Ritsuko, it gets her hopes up too much. Eventually she asked Ritsuko in person and I knew off the bat that it wasn’t going to happen. Ritsuko is simply happy with the three girls she chosen because it blended the talents perfectly and adding another person would ruin it. What Miki doesn’t realize that Ritsuko didn’t pick her because the lack of talent, but to bring out the talent of the group. Although I can blame her for being too spoiled, I felt that the Producer hasn’t done enough to keep the girls satisfied. Had he made teams of three girls, he could give the remaining girls the attention they need. Hopefully this drama won’t drag out for too long and understands that she can’t always get what she wants.
Through Miki’s disappointment and calling the Producer a “liar,” the preparation has to go on without her. This may look like a big setback, but hopefully they pull through. From their performance, hopefully she will realize that it’s she didn’t work hard for her own interest, but the studio as a whole. Otherwise, we are in for some trouble. ¶