Kyouko brighten up since Kuresaki will evaluate them as an ‘actress’. Here, it seems that only Kyouko and Kimiko are confident that they can pull it off. Well, Kimiko’s uncle definitely knows of her strengths so this audition would likely make use of that so that she can finally snag the role.
Based on what Kimiko is thinking, I think Kyouko can edge her by doing something better than the ‘routine’ but not varying it too much since it would be different from doing what was told = improvise rather than memorization, etc which is what the test is for. So, yes, the key is, how they do it.
Apparently, Yashiro had indeed anticipated the possible problem with Kyouko being in talent but as usual, Lory likes to do things the ‘hard way’ which is typical of the principle of Love Me = make someone improve themselves. He seems to have high hopes that Kuresaki will evolve after moving above his bias against talents. Well, aside from it being entertaining to him ^^;
I think it is interesting that it was mentioned that Kimiko was already based in the US. So, why is she desperate for this role? Will it help in some way regarding her work in the US? Nevertheless, I think this is hinting again that they [Ren and Kyouko] might go to US sometime soon.
It find it intriguing though that Kimiko’s manager is quite observant and still keep herself inform of what’s happening in Japan’s showbiz. So, Ren has arrived in Japan. Will Yashiro ask him to go to the audition? Or, he’ll leave the audition and fetch Ren? He was supposed to surprise him that he can drive, right?
Ah wait, Ren couldn’t go there since he’ll still be blond so scratch that. I don’t think Ren will wait until Kyouko finishes the audition so that they can go fetch Ren. Apparently, the Chidori role isn’t decided yet? So, aside from watching, will there be a possibility of interaction-type audition between Kyouko and Kanae for them to get the roles? Until the next chapter...