The cultural festival has finally arrived, but does it go to plan? You should know that answer already.
From last time, Tae decided to go play for RAISE A SUILEN. She finds out that the concert lands on the same day when Poppin’ Party performs. The problem is Tae wants to do both and Kasumi thinks she can make it happen. Sadly, given how Murphy’s Law works, it ends up being a disaster, at least for Poppin’ Party. If Tae not showing up for rehearsals indicates this already, this is basically setting up a big disaster for Poppin’ Party.
When the day came, Tae got caught up having to do several encores. That causes her to become late right before Poppin’ Party’s turn to perform. Tae ended up leaving late and Kasumi went to get her. Thus, other girls had to cover for her until Tae show up. Of course, there is a limit on how long they can wait. The audience simply left after Roselia performed. In short, Tae’s effort to get back to the school was a huge waste.
From this, it’s obvious that Kasumi is upset and Arisa is angry. Who is to blame for this? Obviously, Tae since she is being selfish here for wanting to play in the same band as her childhood friend at the expense of her friends. She doesn’t necessarily have to play with her in the same band. She could have played with her childhood friend during their free time. Still, this is not fair for her band members who worked hard to perform for the cultural festival. Now with Tae’s no-show, they let their fans down.
The worst part is that Tae doesn’t give up playing for RAISE A SUILEN. This will end up being a disaster if Tae doesn’t realize what she did. Shibuya Rin did the same thing by joining another idol group, which almost caused New Generations to disband and left poor Uzuki depressed. Thankfully, Rin realizes this mistake before it got worse. I feel that Tae focusing more on RAISE A SUILEN and neglecting Poppin’ Party is going to cause an existential crisis. After all, Poppin’ Party cannot exist without Tae.
Of course, I have to blame Kasumi for this too. Her naivety is her problem since she believes that everything will go to plan. Real life is not like that and things aren’t always going to go as planned. I felt that Kasumi should have not allowed Tae to do both, thus forcing her having to choose one or another. Even if Kasumi allow her to do both, she shouldn’t have the full expectation that Tae will show up. She should have someone else stand in for Tae if she didn’t show up. Still, I felt that from this situation, Kasumi is a weak leader. Hopefully this will serve as a wakeup call, especially since the same thing could happen at their self-sponsored show.
With that, hopefully Kasumi and Tae realize the mistakes they done. From this, its obvious that people are going to hate RAISE A SUILEN because their existence comes at the expense of Poppin’ Party. Then again, Tae could resolve this by suggesting ChuChu to recruit Rokka. After all, the way she played the guitar would fit RAISE A SUILEN perfectly. Not only that, Rokka is desperately trying to find a band to join. Regardless, it should be interesting how the problem Tae caused will resolve itself within the next few episodes. ¶