Now that the founding festival is coming up soon, Yoshino wants to make it a success. Will it be enough to revive the village?
While previous efforts had positive outcomes, this is probably the most ambitious. The director decides to record an episode for Moving Mountains about Manoyama. Since the director came from Manoyama, it’s not surprising why the network wants to host it there. They want to record the girls’ efforts of reviving the town. They eventually accept it.
With that, the recording crew start recording the next day. It’s funny how Yoshino forgot that the director plans on recording right away. With that, the director and his records crew the girls’ meetings. Sure, this caused Ririko to become nervous and wear a mask during the meeting. Thankfully, the girls noticed that they are being a bit too self-conscious just because the cameras.
With that, they loosen up and Ririko took off the mask. At least it’s nice to see that the director allowed the girls to introduce themselves during the recording to share what they are doing.
After a day of recording, it seems that Yoshino starts to doubt herself. The director mentions that Yoshino failed to find a job after college and is too normal. This causes her to doubt herself. She thought that becoming a queen will allow herself to change, but it’s not the case. Thankfully, her friends convinced her otherwise. After all, the effort to revive Manoyama might differ if Yoshino didn’t take the job.
In the second half, things aren’t going well in the meeting. It seems that the girls came up short with the sponsorship, thus they need to cut some things out. Thankfully, the director came in with the good news. They plan on taking over the costs of the festival and plan on adding a concert to the event to attract more people. With that, the girls became happy that things will work out.
However, when it comes to the meeting with the merchant board and community members, it’s a different story. The coupons idea might not work out. Also, there is not many people willing to volunteer for the trivia event. It doesn’t help with most of the people being skeptical if it’s going to work. It’s not surprising since the community club members recall the last founder’s festival being a complete flop.
Thankfully, Kumano suggests that the event should put the spotlight on the restaurants and provide a discount. He believes that it will bring more traffic that might drive sales for the shops. Eventually, the board accepts the idea while the community club members decide to volunteer.
With everything set, the festival might be a success. It’s obvious that Yoshino, her friends and the towns people want to make it a success. Still, I think there is some difficulties ahead. The visitors will go to the festival just to see the concert and not participate in the other activities. If that is the case, Yoshino hurts her creditability and the towns people will become angry. Either way, we have to wait and see what happens next. ¶