Now that Kazumi’s team-building camp was a success, Karin becomes pensive as she thinks about the future.
From last time, the girls really enjoyed the slumber party. With that comes the future of the School Idol Club. That is when Kasumi stormed in, sharing the rumor that the club might become officially recognized. Of course, Setsuna reveals that it’s the club’s decision to do this. This comes with many benefits, but would they go for it? More on that later. Of course, the talk of online competitions came up, but we know how that turned out. Yes, with the club disbanding before Kasumi decides to pick up the pieces.
Aside from that, we learn a few things. Mia decides to help Kasumi out with studying for exams. All we know is Kasumi did terribly in the first term’s examinations. I wonder why she didn’t need to take remedial classes because of failing the exams. Of course, she spaces out since she can’t stop thinking about if the school idol club should go official.
Meanwhile, Lanzhu doesn’t seem ready to do the Love Live thing since she is not used to performing with everyone yet. Karin, Emma, and Kanata also learn from Mia that she has already gone to college. Not too surprising since she is a child prodigy.
Eventually, as for the School Idol going official, we finally have a decision. That is after the School Idol Club members after school bought crapes. Kasumi finally decides to stay with the status quo and not change anything. After all, they don’t know who might join the club later.
Now that the girls have this settled, Kasumi can finally focus on her studies for her exam. Not really, as she gets distracted while doing homework. Also, Setsuna shared her intentions that she was not running for reelection when she talked to Shioriko. She did what she accomplished, so she wants to spend her last year focusing on school idol activities. We learn that Shioriko seems interested in the position of student council president.
The next day after school, Kanata and Emma notice that Karin is acting strangely. It’s not until they meet her they wonder what is up with her. She shares her experiences being part of the club for the past 6 months. She asked what she would do in the future with graduation on the horizon.
Emma and Kanata essentially tell Karin not to worry too much and focus on enjoying the time they have left. After all, if you worry about everything, you will miss the fun things. But, of course, that comes with the idea of doing a live performance with everyone in the club. So, she eventually calls everyone to Seaside Park to share the plan. This is probably the best way to showcase what the club has to offer.
As for the exams, well, Kasumi still somehow passed. Still, a 55 out of 100 is a bad score as she barely passed (50-59% is below average/D in Japan). That is with Mia helping her. At least it’s better than a 22 out of 100. The funny thing is that Karin receives the same score, although having the opposite personality as Kasumi.