Last time right before practice, Chisato wants Kanon to study overseas in Vienna. After some thinking, she changes her mind. However, does this even matter in the end?
As expected, Kanon becomes shocked by Chisato wanting Kanon to take up the offer. After all, her dream is to sing for the world to hear. After all, this is the promise she has made since her childhood. However, this means that she must leave her friends behind and what for the future of Liella?
Well, the answer is simple. Kanon wants them to continue the activities without her. The funny thing is that the person that changed her mind is Margarete herself. She suggests that studying abroad can help make Yuigaoka more popular. Kanon decides to change her mind as she sneaks into the school with the help of Chisato. Yep, everyone was waiting for her to make her decision. With that, they work hard to make their national performance their best.
In the end, it seems that the story writer for Superstar really trolled us. We knew that Liella would win on their second try, like with Muse and Aqours. Instead, they got us with Kanon overstaying in the club room before getting kicked out. Seeing Margarete in Yuigaoka’s school uniform made it obvious the studying abroad invite got rescinded.
In Margarete’s family’s eyes, it seems that Yuigaoka surpassed their school thanks to Liella winning Love Live within two years. After all, that is quite a feat for a new school to accomplish. Then again, this is probably a good thing as she doesn’t need to leave her friends behind. Also, this makes it evident that people heard her song worldwide, given that Wien’s family rescinded the invite. Yep, the Love Live writers trolled us big time.
This makes me wonder what the three new members are to complete Liella. 9 is not the permanent number, but probably 12, like with Nijigasaki. With five original members and 4 in the second generation, the third generation will obviously be three. Margarete is most likely in the third generation, as they are probably auditioning for two more members. But if this is true, the whole “if you can’t beat them, join them” has a whole new meaning. Still, I wonder if Liella can pull off a consecutive win that Sunny Passion couldn’t pull off. We’ll have to wait and see when it finally airs.
While the second season of Love Live Superstar was fun, I felt this installment was a little short. I don’t have any problems with the new characters. However, compared to the original five, I thought the new members were just tacked on as their character development was rushed. They didn’t receive the same character development as the first generation. Developing the characters a bit further would go a long way.
Even so, there were some good and funny moments with Ren’s video game addiction, Natsumi in general, and that dramatic moment with Keke and Sumire. Regardless, the second season felt a little disappointing compared to the second season of Nijigasaki. Also, Margarete was a very polarizing character compared to Lanzhu for taking down Sunny Passion and accomplishing nothing in the end. However, now that she is on good terms with Kanon, there is hope for her redemption arc in the third season.