Now that Yu is part of the team, Yoko wants a practice match. Of course, Manaka and her friends find out the secret plan Yoko is planning all along.
From last time, Manaka managed to block one of Yu’s shots into the goal. With that, Yu holds up her bargain by joining. After practicing with the team, she received her official uniform with the same number she had on her old team. Yu notices it when she saw it, but she doesn’t seem to make this a big issue. Yoko also sent the training video and Yu questioned it. Yes, she thinks it’s very sus.
he next day, Manaka asks Yu if she wants to eat lunch together. While Yu seems reluctant, but she goes along. Yep, Yu can’t resist turning down Manaka. It’s obvious that she wants to participate in the All-Japan Championship. Of course, they need to win first in Championship B first to compete with the best. Still, Manaka seems confident even if it’s difficult. Still, I find it funny how Manaka and Yu said it’s best to aim high. I guess they have one thing in common. Yoko seems to agree eventually as Yu introduces herself.
The interesting thing is that nobody asked why Yu left her old team and seems supportive. Yu eventually asks about it. Of course, Yoko said there is no reason for them to and that Yu being there matters only.
The funny thing that Manaka asks Yu if she will come over to her house for a bath. Of course, Yu saw her grandmother. Yep, it’s apparent that Yu’s grandmother is friends with Manaka’s and know each other well. As expected, Manaka thinks this is a faithful encounter from a past life.
Before going in the bath, Manaka wants to come up with a catchphrase. Her friends rejected the one Manaka came up with. Still, I think it’s funny and it’s something that came out of a magical girl show. Of course, Yu came up with a phase which she found on the banner that Mami made. Apparently, Mami is still playing hockey, but on one of the top teams after Manaka revealed who made the banner.
Yoko revealed that the girls will face off Ice Pucks for a practice game. Yoko mentions the thing. Yes, Manaka finds out from Juri that Yoko wants them to do victory dances. After Juri shows them, they become surprised that the stretches was a dance. Yep, that is one big deception that Yu obviously don’t want to be part of before Manaka mentions Yoko’s dream of packing the stadium.
As for the match itself, Yu managed to score one point. However, going it at alone didn’t help as she messed up and the Ice Pucks team scored a point. When she attempted a third time, she elbowed someone trying to gain control of the puck, giving her a penalty.
Apparently, Yu is a bit flustered as it seems that she doesn’t trust her teammates. It’s not too surprising given that she had issues with her former teammates. However, going at it alone isn’t going to work as ice hockey is a team sport. Yu should know this. When she got back on the field, she eventually puts trust into her teammates, especially Manaka. With that, they eventually scored a point before the game ended.
While Dream Monkeys lost by one point, Yoko still insists them to do the victory dance. Yes, she is that desperate for the girls to do it despite them losing. Yu obviously don’t want to until Manaka encourages her. I guess this is really an idol sports anime now. Still, Yoko obviously has hope in her team despite losing, especially with Yu being the ace of the team.
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