Yep, it’s the Halloween episode and apparently, everyone in Muse is determined to beat A-RISE, but at what cost?
I admit that Halloween is perhaps my least favorite holiday not because I don’t particularly care, but rather for the trick-o-treaters that keep ringing the doorbell to no end. Even so, I still find the girls’ brainstorming for ideas to generate impact rather hilarious. Out of these three attempts, I enjoyed the girls trying to trade places with each other the most. I feel that Hanayo did a very good job in imitating Nico. Of course, I also enjoyed all the other impersonations as well. Even so, I knew this wasn’t going to work, especially going to extremes and dressing up like the rock band Kiss. They almost got into trouble, but at least they have good taste in choice of rock music.
Overall, this episode feels like an Aesop Tale showing that perhaps the girls don’t have to go to such extremes just to make an impact. I think their fans would rather see them perform like they normally do rather than try to be something else. While we didn’t get to see A-RiSE’s performance, I highly doubt they go out their way and try to do something out of the ordinary that might turn off their fans. Aside from that, we don’t know what kind of impact Muse’s performance will have, but we’ll see soon enough.
As for the ending, Yukiho finds a letter that surprises her. While we don’t know what it is, I have a feeling that it has to do with either Honoka’s academics or her poor performance as a student council president. While Nozomi points out Honoka flaws when she imitates her, its apparent that she hasn’t done enough to become more responsible. Granted that she might not have been the best choice, I think Eli and Nozomi chose her anyway so that she can become a better leader. If news leaks out that she is an irresponsible student council president, I think this will look bad for Muse as a whole. We’ll see next time.