After Hitori manages to sell all her tickets, thanks to the help of a particular drunk rocker lady, what is left are final preparations. Of course, Nijika and Ikuyo decide to visit Hitori’s house.
As Kessoku Band’s first live performance nears, their next job is to create a T-shirt. Surprisingly, Ryou didn’t tag along. Also, I find it funny how Njika mentions all the excuses she made to avoid hanging out with other people. When Nijika and Ikuyo find Hitori’s home, there is a silly banner on her house. Hitori comes out wearing a tracksuit looking like she is going to party. Ikuyo and Nijika stand surprised as Hitori brings out the confetti.
I have to admit that it’s funny seeing Njika’s and Ikuyo’s reactions since Hitori looks like an oddball. Also, seeing a bunch of ants carrying a dead cicada adds more to how hilarious this moment is.
It gets funnier when they enter Hitori’s bedroom looks like a party room. This includes party decorations and a colored disco ball. I guess her parents made her take down all those photos of the Kessoku photos since it hurt their eyes. Instead, they put some seals to ward off the bad omens. Not too surprising since it looks like when you use a picture with tiling on a computer.
Of course, Futari brings out that photo, which is her older sister’s favorite but blown up. I find Hitori’s parents making a remark that the blown image looks indistinguishable compared to the original. Yep, we have AI to enhance photos in Photoshop now.
When Hitori brings up the drinks, she self-depreciates itself as Ikuyo’s and Nijika’s attention is now on Futari and the family Shiba-Inu dog. Not too surprising they are more outgoing and less awkward. Not to mention, Futari and the dog is cute as Hitori freezes up again. Yep, she wants the dog and Futari to leave so they can focus on their task. Hitori had to tell Futari about an ice pop to get her to go.
Also, Futari tells her parents that Hitori has actual friends visiting her, not imaginary ones. Yep, when they saw them, they were surprised. They bought them food, too, when Futari bought her parents to see Hitori’s friends. Nijika tells her that Hitori joined after she asked her. I find it funny how Hitori is standing there in her own world as Ikuyo and Nijika talk about her to their parents. Yes, they even bring up her daughter playing twister by herself, putting up party decorations, and taking them down repeatedly. Not too surprising, given what we have seen from Hitori so far.
As for the meaning of them coming over, it’s to come up with a t-shirt design. Ikuyo came up with one in hot pink to show friendship, effort, and victory. Then, of course, Hitori breaks down and talks about the sports festival being the worst thing for introverts as they get shamed for being dead weight. I find it funny how Hitori gets scared about class unity as introverts get thrown the slave labor since they lack athleticism. I find it funny how Hitori imagines being burned at the stake for ruining the festival’s mood.
After lunch, it seems the girls didn’t accomplish anything except have fun with Hitori. For Ryou, she sent photos of food instead of t-shirt ideas. As for Hitori, she eventually shows her t-shirt design, and it’s, well, interesting. However, it doesn’t look that coherent until Hitori reveals that she has her parents buy clothing for her. Nijika and Ikuyo want to see Hitori in regular clothing besides a tracksuit. Yep, Hitori looks surprisingly cute as Ikuyo takes pictures of her. However, when Ikuyo and Nijika want to pull back Hitori’s bangs, Hitori literally turns into ash. Nijika and Ikuyo made a big mistake as the seals failed to work. I find Hitori’s parents’ reaction hilarious as they discover their daughter passed out along with Nijika and Ikuyo.
Thankfully, the girls came up with a simple design that conveys Kessoku Band perfectly. Yep, it was Nijika’s design all along. Not too surprising since the other designs were unworkable. Sadly, they have a typhoon coming on the day of their live performance. They made teru teru bouzu to make it go away. We know how that turns out since it had the opposite effect. The typhoon moved off the original forecast to where they were performing. They shouldn’t have made it in the first place, given Hitori’s luck.
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