After the disappoint results from last time, Yoshino needs a breather. In other words, she went back to her home town while Maki and Sanae visit their friends in the city.
From last time, things didn’t go well as planned. None of the tourists came back after the festival ended despite the huge attendance. With that in mind, Yoshino needs a breather. Yes, she went back home to see her parents and little sister. While things are not going too well for Yoshino, Nagisa seems to have a straight forward plan for the future. She plans on getting a job with the help of her father, hang out with friends and marry her boyfriend. She also mentions that achieving normal happiness is the hardest thing to do.
From what she says, this is true in real life. Believe it or not, millennials like Yoshino face a competitive job market, high student loan debt and reduced opportunities. With that in mind, it’s difficult to achieve the ideal life of having a dream job, buying a house and a having a family. As seen with Sanae’s friends, one of her friends still live with their parents.
However, this doesn’t mean finding happiness is impossible. It’s going to take effort and there may be multiple ways to achieve a dream. Also, there is always going to be opportunities that come along that will allow one to get to that goal. As seen with Maki talking to Taiga about a workshop that might give an opportunity for an acting career, it shows that they exist. One needs to act upon that opportunity. With that in mind, Yoshino will eventually find something that will allow her to achieve her dream.
While Yoshino spends time with her family during a local festival, Shiori and Ririko work on solving the tourism problems. It’s not surprising why people don’t come to the town. There is no lodging. With that, they work on a proposal to use abandon houses for bed and breakfast. To me, it’s probably a good idea since it would solve the lodging issues. Will the plan work? We’ll have to see next time as Yoshino returns.