From last time, ChuChu won’t give up and asks Kasumi and her friends to hand over Tae. Will they give in or will Tae step in and share how she feels?
It’s obvious that Tae’s performance with RAISE A SUILEN amazed Kasumi and her friends. Of course, Kasumi, Rimi, Saaya and Arisa felt down since they believed that they are holding Tae back. Still, it was a mistake to invite ChuChu to their usual practice place. It’s obvious that ChuChu won’t give in and want Tae to quit Poppin’ Party for her own selfishness.
While Tae already made up her mind not to quit Poppin’ Party, her friends are conflicted. Not only that, Rei, Tae’s childhood friend doesn’t want to see Tae quit Poppin’ Party. This can explain why she got angry at ChuChu for trying to scout her friend. This does put into perspective Poppin’ Party’s existential crisis. Sure, Kasumi said that Poppin’ Party will still be Poppin’ Party, but is it without Tae, but is it? After all, Kasumi formed the band mostly because of her friends.
After Kasumi made some preparations to prepare for their self-sponsored event, she eventually runs into Tae. Tae finally talks to Kasumi saying that the thought of quitting Poppin Party never entered her mind until Kasumi and her friends mentioned it. This is not surprising since Tae only played with RAISE A SUILEN temporarily to improve herself. Still, it’s obvious that Kasumi and her friends only want the best for Tae even if it’s something she doesn’t want to do. It’s understandable.
After Tae played guitar with Kasumi, she came up with lyrics for a song sharing how she felt. It’s obvious that Poppin’ Party means a lot to her. Thankfully, with Tae revealing how she felt, this is a sign of relief for Arisa, Saaya and Rimi as they shared their thoughts about Poppin’ Party. I have to admit this scene was very heartwarming. From this, I felt that the bonds between Tae and her friends are now stronger now that they know how much she cares about the band.
Now that Poppin’ Party’s existential crisis is over, it’s obvious that ChuChu will receive the bad news from Tae next time. Tae isn’t going to give up on Poppin’ Party to join ChuChu’s band. In other words, ChuChu will have to find another guitarist to take Tae’s place. Maybe if only ChuChu finds out how awesome Rokka’s guitar playing is, maybe she will find a suitable replacement. Still, I am quite curious about Pareo saying that ChuChu helped her out of the darkness. I guess her backstory will receive some focus in the third season. Aside from that, it should be interesting how Poppin’ Party’s self-sponsored show turn out in the last episode. ¶