If you thought theater is fun, think again! It’s serious business.
Compared to the last episode, this one is rather subdued, but still manages to be a very fun and ridiculous episode. This time, Mai’s Phantom hunting team agrees to help a girl named Kitajima Ayumi out to win a drama competition by acting out a drama that is based on the Ikedaya incident. While the story obviously takes place in ancient Japan, there is a surprising twist when they perform for real in front of an audience Still, I’m surprised that Koito decided to go along with it even though she regretted it in the end considering how enthusiastic Ayumi was who pushed them to do it. Even so, it’s fun to see them try to rehearse and yet again, we get to see Reina punch Haruhiko again after he falls on her after he tripped.
On the day of the performance, it seems that when the girl gets into it, the scenery completely changes to make it seem like the story is happening in real life. After they found out the truth, it seems that the girl they were helping is actually a Phantom (ironically) that was created from the feelings of failing to win a competition in the past 10 years. I have to admit that I felt bad for her, but I am glad that they continue the play as planned. Yep, the play got rather chaotic when they had to save Mai, who plays the role of a damsel in distress again. Thankfully, she fights back towards the end.
At the end of the day, it seems that the audience and judges enjoyed their performance that they won a reward. So, are they finished yet? Not quite since Ayumi wants to aim for nationals and needs their help again. As expected, they got dragged into it again to the point where Koito wished that they sealed her earlier. Either way, it looks like they will have a lot of fun in the next competition. Still, I have to admit that Ayumi looked rather cute.