When the third season of Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka Bloom being announced last year, a special came out in the same year of the announcement. Apparently, Chino’s teacher picked her to do a solo. Now, Chino is a bit anxious about her class’s choir performance during the music festival. However, she eventually gives it a try and her friends help her out.
I must admit it’s funny to see Megu and Maya panicking over Chino fainting from the news of her teacher picking her. Yes, it seems that Chino have stage fright after her teacher picked her after she passed the acapella test. Eventually, Chino decides to go along with after asking for training from Rize. Of course, Chino tells Cocoa not to come, but she wants to anyway.
As expected, Rize seems to be the go-to person when it comes to intense training. After all, she did it for Chiya in the third season. Still, I wonder what running, jumping like a rabbit, and pulling some stuff and balancing on a stump in a river have to do with it? I guess to build her stamina. Thankfully, there are some breathing exercises, which helps build up Chino’s voice. Still, Chino getting selected surprises Rize. Of course, Chino goes along with it in order to promote Rabbit House after all.
I find it hilarious that when Rize and Chino comes back, it’s obvious that Cocoa, Maya and Megu is decorating Rabbit House to prepare for a party after the performance. It’s obvious that Chino is super embarrassed, although it’s her father’s idea.
Of course, the real highlight of the episode is the karaoke box at Ama Usa An. I never knew that the shop has a disco ball and karaoke equipment. Still, it’s obvious that they are doing the karaoke session to practice Chino’s singing. Also, it’s nice to see Sharo become an idol and sing some songs while Chiya sings some enka.
Still, it’s obvious that Cocoa pushed Sharo to sing by giving her some caffeine. Yep, after the caffeine wore off on Sharo, she feels super embarrassed and wants to retire from her idol career. It’s too early for her to retire since she just started.
Of course, everyone sings songs together, which is basically image songs as Chino watched. It seems that she wants to sing too. Yep, Rize and Sharo fights over Cocoa and Chiya to have her in their unit. Yep, it’s bound to happen. Of course, Aoyama was there watching the whole thing.
While Chino got out of the bath and washing dishes, she hears a strange song. Her dad came into the kitchen. Chino tells him that she is still nervous. Her dad asks if she still remember her mom singing during bar hours.
Believe it or not, Chino’s mother was part of a jazz band with her husband and of course, Rize’s father. Cocoa finds out after seeing the old photos of Chino, her mother, and her band. Yep, Chino’s mother used to be a singer, which can explain Chino’s singing abilities.
Of course, Cocoa snuck out and came over to Sharo’s house to work with her and Chiya. Yes, they want to make some things to cheer Chino on. Of course, Cocoa and her friends are there in the audience to cheer Chino on. Thankfully, Chino managed to get over her anxieties and performed her solo without any problems. Obviously, Cocoa is happy to see her performance.
In the end, when Chino returned to Rabbit House, Cocoa and her friends threw a surprise. It’s obvious that Chino’s performance moves Cocoa, Rize, Sharo, and Chiya that they recorded it. Yes, Cocoa wants to sell records of it as well. Of course, Chino is not having it as she raised her voice in dissatisfaction. While the outburst happened, Chino’s father hears his wife’s old recording as he sips on Coffee. Either way, I guess Rize’s intense training came in handy for Chino in this instance.
While this special is a treat to watch mostly for the karaoke box, it’s nice to learn more about Chino’s mother. Besides being a magician, she is also a singer as well in a band with her husband and Rize’s dad. This can explain why the teacher picked Chino given her singing abilities. Did she get it from her mother?
Also, the interesting thing is that Chino’s mother’s singing voice sounds very familiar. Yes, since I listen to a good amount of Mizuki Nana’s discography, I noticed that she voices Chino’s mother. The interesting thing is that Minase Inori, Chino’s voice actress, looks up to her and of course, Mizuki Nana is one of her favorite singers. Inori also releases songs under King Records, the same record company that Mizuki Nana works with. Either way, this is an interesting piece of trivia I wanted to share.