After Yoshino failed to reach her goal, she focuses on her first real media appearance. How will it go?
Now that Yoshino lost the bet, she has to make several media appearances as queen. From the looks of it, the questions she got asked caused her having to make stuff up. It’s not surprising since she doesn’t know anything about Manoyama since she wasn’t born in the village. Still, it’s not too late to learn more about it.
With that, Yoshino eventually decides to learn more about Manoyama. Mr. Kodota insists that Yoshino should experience it herself. As expected, with Shiori, she goes around town asking about what needs to be changed. Of course, people givs her the answers that she didn’t expect. The village doesn’t want change and would rather keep things the status quo. It’s not surprising since the residents value tradition over trends. Even the bus driver calls Yoshino a foolish outsider.
This can explain why Kabura Kid, the former mascot of the kingdom. They apparently spent money on that to promote the town, but it faded shortly after. With the UMA craze, they changed the mascot to Chupakabura. The same thing happened to that mascot as well in terms of popularity. This explains why the sweet buns didn’t sell well. This fact will become important in the second media event.
The next day, Yoshino and Mr. Kodota appears in another media event. This time, they supposed to appear in front of children. Sadly, Kodota accidentally throws away the mask to the Chupakabura costume. In other words, Shiori, Maki, Sanae and Riri comes up with an alternative plan. The girls look for the Kabura Kid costume. Riri manages to find It after Sanae look for information regarding the whereabouts of the costume.
When the girls got there, as expected, the workers find the mask, but dirty. Then Kodota gets into an argument over wearing the Kabura Kid mask. Eventually, Yoshino said she doesn’t care and had him wear the Kabura Kid mask.
With that, she finally understands the village values tradition over change. She explains this by highlighting the mascots fading popularity and desire to look for something that will survive the test of time. In short, she commits herself to the town people as queen to find the special thing to revive the village’s tourism.
In short, I have a feeling that Yoshino finally commits herself to perform her duties as queen. It’s not surprising since she has grown closer to the girls that helped her. She feels that she can depend on her new friends to help achieve the town’s goals. It’s not surprising since the old methods are not working. Perhaps the girls will find new and innovative ways to attract more tourism to the village while upholding the traditions. It should be interesting how Yoshino’s new team will pull it off. ¶