The results are in… Will they make it to the next round? Also, what is up with Nico?
Believe it or not, Honoka dreaming that Muse won’t make it to the next round is basically trolling at this point. If they actually lost, this would have been the last episode. In reality, they made it to the next round, but barely since they took 4th place. One of the reasons they got fourth place is because Muse is still rather unknown outside their local vicinity. Have they not dropped out of the first Love Live, I think they would have a bigger following and possibly come neck to neck with A-RISE. Because of this, I think Muse has to start promoting themselves more often while spend more time practicing if they want to win the next round. Remember, only one group can advance, so they need to work harder if they want to become number one.
Aside from that, I’m quite surprised that Nico has such a dark past. Apparently, she wanted to become a school idol, but couldn’t get it off the ground due to lack of support. Since her siblings look up to her as a super idol, she can’t possibly tell them that she was unable to achieve her dream. This of course poses a problem for Muse for the fact that she still holds on to the past. Thankfully, I’m glad that the group convinced her to perform as a “super idol” in front of her siblings for the last time so that she can move on and help Muse become number one.
While this episode was not as exciting compared to the last, I’m glad that Nico finally got some character development. I admit that the chase scenes, the Photoshopping and her siblings calling the other members of Muse “background dancers” were hilarious and gave me a good laugh. Aside from that, Muse can now focus on promoting themselves while aiming to become better than A-RISE. ¶