Now that the girls heard the bad news, they decide to move forward.
From last time, Mari’s father decided to go ahead and merge the schools together. Despite Mari’s efforts, she couldn’t convince him. However, her father gives her the benefit of the doubt. If she can come up with 100 students by the end of the year, then she can save the school. Since the school already have 10 interested students, the school only need 90 more. On the bright side, they made some progress.
Now that the girls now know they have a second chance, they realize the qualifiers are coming up next month. The girls can’t simply use the same songs since they can only perform songs they never performed. In other words, they need to write new songs. From the looks of it, it seems that Chika is having a hard time coming up with lyrics. Hanamaru peeks at her notebook and Chika indeed did nothing besides drawing Riko.
Riko is definitely not happy with the lack of progress Chika made. The girls ultimately decide to split the workload. Chika, You and Riko will work on a song for open house while the others work on the song for the competition. While this seems easier said than done, Dia and the others finds out they can’t work as a team.
While Chika, You and Riko work on their song, the others sort of goof off. They decided to work on the song at Mari’s house. Soon after, the girls became distracted by her big house and of course sweets. It’s not so surprising given how luxurious it is. They had to change places to become productive.
Aside from that, disagreements on what approach the girls should take happened. Given that Mari insists of hardcore metal. Of course, Hanamaru, Ruby and Yoshiko didn’t like it at all. When Chika, You and Riko came over, they witness the 1st and 3rd year girls getting into an argument. Given the differences of preferences, it’s not surprising. Still, I have to admit that Mari’s music preferences don’t quite fit well with idol genre music. Maybe if they are making hardcore metal, it would fit with the overall theme.
In short, it’s a good thing that the girls regrouped and do some team-building exercises. After all, they need to bridge the between the first and third year girls before composing the song. Of course, playing dodgeball is probably not the best way to build relationships. At least they spent time in a bath together. Of course, It’s funny to see Yoshiko being shy over showing her naked body to her friends and Ruby sitting under a waterfall.
After taking the bath, it seems that the girls didn’t accomplish anything. Since it is raining, they take shelter in a shrine. Since the rain not letting up, they finally decide to work on the music. They eventually find an idea. It only took a leaking ceiling and some containers to make it happen. With the droplet’s noise, it makes the melody that the girls are looking for. The only thing left they need to do is write the lyrics.
While the girls in Mari’s group seem hopeless at first, thankfully they pulled through despite their differences. With that, it makes me wonder what kind of songs both groups came up with. We’ll see soon enough.