After the shocking rumor from last time, can Yoshino make the festival become a success?
From last time, Kadota broke the bad news. A committee responsible to manage Tomikura absorbing Manoyama approached Kadota secretly. Obviously, they are up to something, but it’s not surprising this will happen.
Given Manoyama’s declining budget, it’s not so surprising since is an ongoing trend that is happening in Japan. While there are some upsides with greater access to services, there are drawbacks. Manoyama can potentially lose its identity and culture. Since they are a small town, they are unlikely to receive any
Of course, Shiori doesn’t seem happy at all about the news. Obviously, she doesn’t want to see the town she lives in go away completely. Despite the rumors, Yoshino pushes on to make the festival a success. Amamiya eventually comes to the restaurant to offer another televising of the festival. He intends to have a casting change to have an idol to take the place of the dragon girl.
Of course, the girls don’t want another repeat of what happened to the founder’s festival. The next day, Yoshino put a list of suggestions to the producer. In the end, Kadota outright refuses to go along with the deal. I guess he doesn’t want anything to do with them after what happened after their programmed aired.
In short, the girls resort to advertising online to get the word out for the festival. I guess it’s for the best given that people are shifting away from traditional media sources. Still, it’s nice to see Sanae show the embarrassing commercial recorded when Yoshino started the job. It shows that she went a long way since then.
With that, Yoshino tells her friends that the call is simply a reminder that her contract is almost up. She doesn’t know exactly what to do after this. After recalling her experiences working to revive Manoyama, she believe that inspiration can be found in any job, which can make a job become more interesting. In other words, there are always going to be something that can make a job interesting, even with a normal one. Still, I wonder what path this will lead her to.
As for the festival, it is going well. While preparing for it, the girls found a rock that contains the names who made Sakura Pond. They eventually find out that Sandal’s grandparents names are on the stone. On the day of the festival, Kadota saw the rock. He comes up with an idea of getting a sister city with the town who built the pond. He thinks it will give Manoyama leverage. The mayor of that said town is looking at cherry blossom trees. Regardless of Kadota’s crazy idea, I wonder if this will actually work. We’ll should find out soon enough. ¶