As Riko, Mahoro, Aya, and Miharu starts their new gig of creating a motion capture fantasy adventure show, Mahoro receives a letter. It’s about a time capsule, which reminds her of the lonely past she wants to forget. That is until Miharu insists her to dig it up.
It’s obvious that Mahoro is being a child actor have no time to create friends. As a result, her classmates don’t attempt to become friends with her. They believe that she won’t have the time to hang out with them. Even in the job where a girl wants to become friends with Mahoro while acting in a movie, the girl seems cold towards her. That is because Mahoro won’t let go of her hands. This give Mahoro the impression that she can’t make actual friends, which causes her to become lonely and introverted.
Aside from that, we see the girls’ first day and this time, there are workers. The girls put their motion capture suits. Sure, Mahoro, Aya, and Miharu might find the suits weird and embarrassing, but not to Riko. Apparently, she wears wet suits when she goes surfing and this is no different. Still, I wonder what this adventure story the girls will make? It does kind of feel like one of those random adventure stories in full CG without any coherent story. Remember Narita Girls? Still, probably more involved compared to V-tubing.
Aside from that, Mahoro had a strange dream. Eventually she opens a letter from her old elementary school about the time capsule that she never dug up. Not too surprising since Mahoro was so busy that she couldn’t come to her coming-of-age ceremony. Apparently, she doesn’t want to go there given her bad memories, but Miharu, given that she is a go getter wants her to go. After all, would Mahoro regret it if she had the time capsule thrown away?
Eventually, Mahoro and Miharu went to Nagoya where Miharu used to live and attend school there. Of course, Mahoro has some sense of nostalgia as she walked around the city. As expected, Mahoro mentions that she has no friends, thus she was lonely.
I guess despite Mahoro being a child actress, she didn’t have the time to make friends although she desired it. She believes her classmates shut her out from interacting with them. Then again, this is probably just a coincidence since they know that Mahoro won’t have much free time.
Even after walking around the city and eat at a restaurant, she still doesn’t want to dig up the time capsule. After all, she didn’t have many good memories thanks to her lack of friends and the essay in the capsule she believes is probably something stupid. It appears that she wants to run away from her childhood past, although Miharu still insists on doing it.
In the end, maybe it’s a good thing. Sure, the organizers put it back in the ground so Mahoro can have the full experience, but she doesn’t seem motivated. Even so, Miharu still insists as it took until evening to find the capsule. Eventually, Mahoro saw the essay. It’s all about her experiences of being cynical of being a lone wolf. She wrote in the essay if she is still lonely.
It’s kind of emotional to see her child-self wrote that she will never have friends and stay lonely forever. It’s certainly not true as people change as they grow up as they meet new people, learn new things, and have new experiences. You aren’t the same person when you are 10 years old compared to being 20.
With that, it’s easy to see why Mahoro become emotional as she is no longer alone. She has friends. But I can see why she felt that way since she didn’t have the time to make friends because of her child acting career.
Either way, Mahoro doesn’t seem to regret this trip after all as she finally got to see how her child-self have felt. Also, it gives her the sense that she changed. I guess it’s good to see Miharu tag along. If Mahoro simply had the school threw away the capsule, she probably regretted it.