Now that Mizore have resolved her feelings with Nozomi, how will the band fare in the Kansai regional competition?
The time has finally come and of course, there is not much I can say. Most of the episode focused on the competition itself. However, we see some things behind the nervousness and excitement. It’s obvious that Hazuki wants the band to succeed. She admits that she wants to get better so that she can play on play in nationals. Either way, It’s nice to see Hazuki show her fighting spirit.
Still, what perplexed me is Azusa calling Kumiko a day before the competition. Apparently, her school is playing seventh. Azusa said she does not want Kumiko to talk to her as she would lose her train of thought. From the results, it’s obvious that Azusa’s school did not make it to nationals since they got silver. It’s quite shocking, but thankfully this news didn’t upset Kumiko yet.
Aside from some nice moments with Reina saying that she will play for Kumiko, the performance was nice. It’s a good thing that the last performance wasn’t a complete copy since there were additional scenes added. Still, I enjoyed their performance a lot since the animation is detailed.
Thankfully, Kitauji High School made it to nationals after the dramatic announcement. Despite the initial nervousness, everyone seems to be happy with the results. Also, it’s nice that Mizore completely changed her mind about competitions. She seems to enjoy them now. Maybe it’s thanks to Mizore resolving her feelings with Nozomi and the outcome of this competition. Either way, the band members should be proud by the end results and hopefully strive to win first place in nationals. ¶