So, one of Erika’s three bodyguards wanted to watch Kimiko failing to get the role the second time around. I think if videotaping was allowed, he won’t just burn it in his mind but tape it for Erika to see. Lol, perhaps watch it over and over again =P Of course, based on Erika’s twitching, she’ll be ‘revived’ somehow or perhaps, she’ll want to personally see it, too.
Given her original demeanor, she won’t let this happen while she is at that state. Actually, about that, I’m wondering if somehow Erika recovered, won’t she get the Momiji role back? Iirc, what ails her was something mental and it is up to her if she can walk again or not. Somehow, I can surmise that something dramatic related to that or her will happen at the end of the audition.
Well, they are in a huge film set which got Kyouko all perky with the idea of getting to be together with Kanae day and night. Kyouko cannot help it since she hasn’t experienced it before. Kanae cannot help it since she is allergic to overly affectionate people like how her family was with her.
Still, Kyouko seems to be able to hide her uneasiness when the two are not looking at her. It seems that she is using those swords as some sort of charm that she can pull through this since she tends to look and hold them during such times.
I think Yashiro’s real reason in going upstairs with Kyouko is to help her with her role aside from just checking the competition or going to the manager’s room. I would assume that it will now come to play why Yashiro decided to help Kyouko with this one. Helping her with the audition is definitely one reason.
I’m not too sure if he was hoping of a slight chance that Ren can still get the role or what he’s doing might enable Ren to get the role again. He did feel really guilty about declining the offer though I’m not sure if he’ll do it up to this extent. Nevertheless, he is the major supporter of Ren x Kyouko.
From how the others are talking, I wonder if they are hinting that Kimiko is into the theater since she isn’t that into television. Before talking with Yashiro, she does seem to be the gloomy type. She seems to be two-faced which isn’t surprising because of what happened with Erika. But then, that serious demeanor is similar with Jouji’s. So, the cutey-cute is fake, or it was real but now suppressed? Unless, it is real only if it is with Ren or someone related to him like Yashiro.
Yashiro is obviously acting dumb about why Kimiko dyed her hair. Hopefully, Kyouko’s reactions won’t give him away. ^^; It is interesting that the ‘world’ is mentioned here as her reason for the image change. I would think that this drama can really make the people part of it become known internationally. She would know because her relative is the producer.
I’m getting ahead of myself into thinking that Ren should be in this drama so that there will be some international promotion and they can both go to the US to finally close some loose ends regarding Ren’s past =P But then, ah, I don’t think Asian dramas are internationally released in the US, though possible in other countries with local dubs. Still, going ‘international/world’ might be Kimiko’s goal here that she’s desperate for the role.
One of the actresses is sharp to notice Kyouko being familiar. Everyone knows LME and has found out about her name but they still have zero knowledge of her works. That might be Kyouko’s advantage. Jouji confirms Kyouko’s fears that he holds the strongest influence on who’ll get chosen. The basis here is the hair color.
For a super manager, it is really suspicious that Yashiro didn’t mention about dyeing Kyouko’s hair black. So, perhaps, this is a way of making her stand out or at least, change the ‘ideal look’ of what Momiji should look like? Perhaps, it is also to ‘humiliate’ Jouji for using mere physical appearance as a reason to disqualify people.
Actually, I don’t think Erika dyed her hair either. It would be strange that they’ll dye it back to the original color after the accident which I assume is after the audition. I’m not sure if she cut her hair as part of her disguise or it is because of the accident.
Kanae didn’t mention to Kyouko about the hair color either. I would assume a lot more made a similar mistake when they are auditioning for Chidori. So, I’ll guess Jouji is just making it an excuse to get rid of the competition so that it will be easier for Kimiko to get the role.
Kyouko and the others are already told to leave so I’m not too sure how Yashiro can change that decision. Will he just say something to Jouji or hint something to Kyouko. They would have to impress the other people since Jouji is already biased against them. We’ll have to wait and see what his plan is.
On a side note, I wonder if Yashiro helped Ren with this kind of issue before. He seems experienced on what to expect and how to deal with the competition. Also, on how to deal with biased producers or anyone related to the casting who is already favoring someone in an audition.
Unless, Yashiro is the very talented manager type who can immediately adapt to this kind of disadvantage which would be kind of unrealistic. Hm, if the mangaka wanted to ‘show’ Ren again, I would think that perhaps, Yashiro’s plan has something to do with how Ren dealt with such a situation. I mean, that might make Kyouko think that senpai has indirectly helped her again. =P