Kaoru happily hugs his guitar. He quickly exclaims for Shinya that part just now, play that again, one more time, and they play together. Shinya sighs over how many times he had already said, ‘one more time’. Shun tells Kaoru that he’s still quite persistent and tells Shinya to be aware of that [Kaoru is persistent]. Teppei says that he also want to do it one more time. Somewhat flustered Aki can only look on as the band happily prepare to play again. Soichiro is looking at Aki. Meanwhile at school, it seems to be a break as the students are chatting and doing their own thing in class. Reiko is writing on her notebook. Then, her cellphone rings. She looks at her tweets urging people to stop Mushroom from going onstage and she’s so annoying. Reiko smiles because a certain mimikanano mentioned that she’ll re-tweet this. Reiko slyly glances at happy Riko who is tapping her fingers on the table and feet on the floor while listening to Aki’s song. There are more tweets from other people agreeing to re-tweet Reiko’s tweet. Reiko smiles more. Just then, Riko looks at Reiko’s direction and is surprised at how Reiko is looking at her. Reiko’s smile freezes and she quickly turns away. Puzzled Riko watches Reiko busily writing with her bunny pen. After school dismissal, at the light music club, Riko’s co-members are delighted over the music that Aki made after listening to it. They exclaim that it is awesome. Yuu asks what kind of music is that for it made him really want to jump along and no matter it is the music of CP’s Aki. Sou asks if they are going to perform at Budokan. Riko covers his mouth and whispers that she was told that this is absolutely a secret so what would happen if someone else knew. Sou says but then, indeed, they had been warned and information leak has already happened twice. Riko listens to the music again and tells them that it is really such an amazing song. Then, Sou gets a message from Miwako.
At the studio, Soichiro shows to Aki a paper about the email from a CP fan who complains that on this special day, she does not accept such a bundle sale tactic by making Mush & Co perform. Shun checks the Twitter to see [Reiko/love_cocoro] saying that obviously Mush & Co don’t have onstage experience so they’ll just defile CP’s stage and really they don’t have a sense of shame. The other CP fans twitter back about ‘not wanting to see that’, ‘not wanting to see that even if Mush & Co play backstage’ and ‘not wanting to pay money to Mush’. Shinya checks Facebook and there is a page on ‘absolutely do not let Mush go on CP’s stage’. At Office Takagi, Miwako asks Riko and the others as to whom did they tell. Riko exclaims that they didn’t tell no one did. Miwako says but last time, there is also an information leak from MS. Sou asks if she doubts them. Flustered Miwako says that it isn’t like that. Holding her ipad, she tells them that it seems that this person is the one who is spreading the news and it seems that she is very influential among CP’s fans since her followers surpass 1000. She shows them the Twitter page of love_cocoro. From the profile picture, Riko looks at the bunny pen that love_cocoro uses while writing Crue Play♡ on her notebook. Riko says that bunny is very cute. Pointing at the twitter post, Yuu tells her that this isn’t the time to be saying that. Sou deduces that since she uses that kind of notebook, could it be that she’s a student. Riko recalls how Reiko is holding that same bunny pen and creepily smiling back at her. Riko says speaking of that, it shouldn’t be Terada, right? Back at the studio, Aki says that this thing doesn’t matter because they’ll just be bowled over by Riko’s singing. To everyone’s surprise, Shinya shouts for him not to say it that simple. “Can’t you still understand it? That feeling of obviously not anticipated [by the audience/fans], but one must go onstage to perform. *bites lips upon recalling how the fans hold up a long banner ‘CP’s bassist is Aki!!’* I won’t allow Mush to go onstage. With this kind of malicious upfront attack, I absolutely won’t allow her to stand onstage!” Everyone is still surprised by Shinya’s outburst. Riko is still reading the tweets of love_cocoro. And, the last scene is the Budokan.
Comment: It is nice to see how Kaoru’s hard work with some help from Shinya has finally paid off. To be praised by Soichiro who would actually let him play. It is really something. I’m not sure though if his playing would just be recorded or he’ll be playing LIVE. I guess Soichiro’s reason for not playing LIVE is because Kaoru would be busy being lively and smiling that he couldn’t concentrate on his playing. As he mentioned, that is okay in a Bar’s Live House but in a huge stadium, performance is given the priority. This made me think of recent concerts I’ve seen..well, rather glimpses of in the television/newspapers ^^; on how grand current concerts are and had observed that there is more focus on the show, gimmicks etc rather than the songs/music itself. It makes me recall the publicity stunts that some singers are even trying to pull even if I thought the song was already nice by itself. So aside from enjoying the music, there is also that entertainment factor in major concerts. Except for the drummer, in bands, I think members would jump up and down, and kept moving around the huge stage so indeed, it would be hard to concentrate playing perfectly especially if one isn’t ‘that good’ yet. Well, unless the fans are okay with flawed playing/music performance. Nevertheless, this is a major progress for Kaoru ^-^ Because of this, it seems that he had somewhat warm up to Shinya and for a moment there, they are acting like a whole band. It does make me wonder what Aki was thinking there..something like, ‘I should be with them’? And finally, Reiko made an accidental slip up that has revealed her identity. It is also thanks to Sou’s hint for Riko to give them a suspect. Honestly, Riko is somewhat like an airhead to just say that the bunny pen is cute. ^^; And, it is just within the day she just saw that same pen that Reiko was using. ^^;; Anyway, I hope Sou can figure more things out and realize something about his cellphone. And, lastly, Aki has a point and so does Shinya regarding making Riko perform or not. As I’ve mentioned, they have contrasting views since the other is ‘idealist’ = ‘everything will work out fine when Riko sings.’, while the other is ‘realist’ = ‘yeah right, it didn’t happen when I’ve replaced Aki in CP and I play better than him.’ I’m not too sure if what Aki is thinking will happen. I mean would this zealous CP fans just keep quiet and listen or they will make a ruckus like booing, etc, if this pushes through? Anyway, since they are now close to figuring out about Reiko, I’m sure someone would have a brilliant idea of ‘changing things’ to make this performance more palatable for these fans. Maybe some other gimmick? I think they can still pull things off like what they did during the MS tv show. If so, I’m curious how such things are done in the music industry with this kind of situation – continue, scrap or some sort of compromise/different way of dealing with this? Oh ya, maybe with Shinya’s outburst, maybe the issue of ‘fitting or not fitting in with CP’ will be brought up and hopefully resolved/addressed rather for things to keep on like this. Well, for the sake of Shinya’s sanity. ^^; Scans by 红莲&wink炖蘑菇汉化组
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