At last, Fruit Tart finally made it to the second half of the live performance. However, Hoho comes into the bathroom looking depressed for some reason. I wonder why?
After the excellent performance thanks to the power of yuri from Fruit Tart, Ino is in the bathroom again. It’s obvious that Ino is talking to herself as she is nervous about the second half. I find it funny that when she came out of the bathroom stall, I find it funny how Hayu, Hemo, Roko and Nina is standing there. It’s obvious that Ino is super embarrassed since she thought that her friends overheard her. Thankfully, they told her not to worry since this happens to everyone. Then again, she should have turned on the privacy device in the stall.
On the other hand, it seems that Hoho came into the bathroom all depressed. Apparently, she received a phone call from the higher ups that they need to sell 1000 CDs. Otherwise, they won’t be able to eat meat ever again. I guess Hoho shouldn’t have produced that many CDs thinking it will sell out easily. Thankfully, Fruit Tart managed to sell 500, which is the good news Tone reveals as they already halfway fulfilling the goal. However, it gets tougher as the merch sales slowdown in the second half. Yes, Fruit Tart has a huge hurdle to overcome, but they can do it.
Thankfully, Tone gives some suggestions to possibly excite their fans. After all, they haven’t interacted with them really like most idol groups does. I find it funny how they stare at Nina’s breasts for a possible solution.
Of course, Roko and the rest approves this and of course, Nina does not want to do it. Still, the girls try to figure out ideas on how to fire up the crowd. Of course, Roko wants to ask her little sister, Chiko for advice. That is when Chiko pops out of the bathroom stall all disguised. I never knew she is hiding out in the bathroom too.
I knew she will be there at the live performance because of her older sister. She is very noticeable even with her coat on and wearing a mask. Talking about a paper-thin disguise, especially when she bought hundreds of Fruit Tart’s CDs. It’s obvious that Chiko is doing for her older sister’s sake. Still, I find it funny how Ino tries to beg her to buy 500 more. While she doesn’t go along with it, there is someone that will.
With that, Roko asks Chiko for advice. This is ironic since Roko is the older sister to engage the fans. Of course, they can’t come up with something on the whim since the planning is done beforehand. Chiko also reveals that she had similar experiences when she started out. Roko seems disappointed, but it’s not too surprising. Still, Chiko gave her valuable advice that idols and the audience need to become fired up together. Makes sense since if only one side does it, it’s hard to build up the excitement.
As expected, Cat Production’s president finally appears in front of Tone. She asks her what makes Fruit Tart unique. Still, it’s surprising that the president looks like a little child, but I highly doubt she is that young. She also kind of looks like a cat girl with her cat-ear like hairstyle.
Somehow, thanks to Ino’s efforts to break the initial stage flight by sharing the group’s struggles and even going so far to considering stripping, the crowd manages to get behind them. With that, they performed their second song and of course, it compels the president to buy the rest of the CDs. I guess it’s her interest to keep Fruit Tart alive. Still, I wonder what her master evil plan is?
As promised, it’s nice to see Fruit Tart have a celebration after their big performance. It’s obvious that it’s at Tone’s family restaurant, which comes as no surprise. Of course, Hoho is recording the whole thing as Hemo and Ino does the cooking Okonomiyaki in two different styles. Yep, that caused a disagreement on what style is better. Still, I find it amusing that idols are cooking Okonomiyaki just like a certain idol group did.
In the end, Ino presents a signed copy of their CD to Tone. Yes, she seems happy. Of course, she mentions Fruit Tart’s show is at risk of getting cut because of renewal season. I find this hilarious how Ino and her friends become surprised by that revelation. Still, I guess they must work harder now to improve their popularity and prepare for the big national idol competition. Will they make it? I wonder. ¶