Now that Yoshino has become queen and signed a contract without knowing, she is assigned her first task. What is it?
Last time, Yoshino made an unsuccessful attempt to return to Tokyo. From the looks of it, she changed her mind, but still wishy-washy on committing herself to take the role as queen. Mr. Kodota happened to ordered 1000 cases of Chupakabura Manju instead of 10. It’s her job to sell all of them in one week. He makes a deal if she accomplishes this task, he will void the contract and she can go back home.
From the looks of it, it’s easier said than done and selling all 1000 boxes is nearly impossible. Yoshino and Shiori asks Maki how many people they need to sell it to. As expected, it’s not an easy task. Yoshino and Shiori eventually goes to a restaurant, which led them to a sweet shop where Shiori’s friend, Riri lives. They want to learn more about Chupakabura to create some marketing materials.
Eventually, they decided on a website and asked a website designer, Sanae. It’s funny how she wants to move to the countryside when she is afraid of bugs. Eventually, she agreed to help them create a website to market the product. They decide on a simple with a fancyccult design. Sanae worked through the night to create the site.
After much preparation, it seems that the website didn’t attract much attention. To make matters worse, they only got 76 hits. I guess it’s a bit too early to tell. Sanae improved it by adding Yoshino’s endorsement. That only garnered three sales, mostly from Shiori’s whole family out of pity. It looks like if Yoshino is about to give up. Thankfully, Maki suggested a video promotion, which is hundred times more effective.
With that, it looks like the girls are having fun filming the promotion video. I have to admit, it’s a funny commercial and the video became fairly popular. Sadly, it didn’t translate to sales. They only got one sale thus Yoshino failed her first task. In other words, Yoshino has to uphold her side of the bargain and finish the duties of the contract she signed. At least not everything is lost. She got to work with Maki, Sanae, and Riri and even had some fun making the promotional video.
In the end, Maki asks an interesting question. She asks what Tokyo has in it for Yoshino. As expected, she says everything. Is that true? When Yoshino asks Sanae on why she left, it’s obvious that Sanae got tired of the city. Moreover, she doesn’t need to be there to make a living. It’s quite obvious that the city is not the only place to find jobs. Maybe it’s true that Yoshino is being a bit too picky. There are opportunities everywhere if Yoshino is willing to take it. ¶