Oshi ga Budoukan Ittekuretara Shinu Episode 5: Election Panic

The Cham Jam Rankings Election continued this episode and some of the ladies were losing their minds for different reasons.

Eripiryo's options

Remember this.

Put simply Eripiyo and Maina’s current progress report can be best summed up with the word “miscommunication”.

Because she overworked herself and had a certain accident Eripiyo could only afford one handshake card per show for a while. Maina and many others noticed this. She tried telling her “I’m happy you come to see me” but Maina being the shy girl she can’t properly word it. Of course Eripiyo didn’t get the message but was moved by Maina’s attempted wooing.

Eripiyo considered selling an organ for more cash to support Maina. Kumasu’s like “Let’s go to a maid cafe to relax. They were greeted by an unexpected waitress.

Aya blackmailing Eripiyo and Kumasu

Now we know where A-ya works part-time.

This whole blackmailing scene was hilarious. In short A-ya blackmailed our heroes for votes so she wouldn’t spill the beans on their “betrayal”. Spoken like a true tsundere.

Aya spilled the beans

As expected she couldn’t keep her mouth shut.

Although A-ya didn’t outright say where she saw Eripiyo she did tell Maina she saw her.

Maina distraught

Maina distraught.

I’ll say it again. Eripiyo was broke and considered selling an organ to make money for Maina. Maina and fans thought it weird she only bought one ticket per show all of a sudden. A-ya seeing her and the usual nosy fanboys led to a misunderstanding of Eripiyo cheating on Maina with A-ya. Something about her only liking underdogs. Maina took the misinformation well…

All Maina wanted was to see Eripiyo but again she’s too shy to say it in person and if she did she screwed it up. Again, miscommunication.

Eripiyo begging mom for money

Eripiyo begging mom for money.

Eripiyo being trash. I didn’t say this at the start of my weekly coverage but to the surprise of no one Eripiyo’s Mom is hot. Mom was like “give her this kibi dango”.

Eripiyo and Maina misunderstanding each other again

“Eripiyo was broke and considered selling an organ to make money for Maina. Maina and fans thought it weird she only bought one ticket per show all of a sudden. A-ya seeing her and the usual nosy fanboys led to a misunderstanding of Eripiyo cheating on Maina with A-ya.”

Yup. Copy/paste. Both were at fault here.

Rena and Maina cute

Rena, aka Mini-Sorane returns.


Eripiyo again envied Rena getting a cute handshake from Maina.

Maina treasuring the kibi dango

Mom was right.

Maina’s joy was short lived when A-ya and Yuka questioned Eripiyo’s loyalty. Let’s hope for the best next episode.

Maina treasuring the kibi dango 2

I didn’t mention this throughout the episode but it bears repeating. Maina loves Eripiyo very much.












By now readers should know dots mean “THEY” got to shine. Let’s rock.

Yumeri panicking over rankings

Yumeri panicking over rankings.

We can finally talk about the titular “election panic”. As the votes came in Yumeri went up and Maki went down. Yumeri was very nervous. She was used to dancing side by side with Maki. Let me rephrase that. She enjoyed being by Maki’s side and her closing in the top three meant she wouldn’t get to dance beside her anymore. To make things worse Maki was dropping down to the bottom three. While Yumeri worried Maki was like “Eh. I’m fine being wherever”. My dear nee-san said it best:

Yumeri and Maki dancing

Have I mentioned how gorgeous these two are?

Soon Yumeri made it to 3rd. Everyone, including Maki, encouraged her to show everyone her true power. Suffice to say she wowed the crowd. It was said she’s a great dancer. We got to see how great she really was. Having said that, something was odd about the current ranking. Yumeri was in 3rd but fans lining up to shake her hand hadn’t increased.

Yumeri and Maki evening walk

Evening walk.

After the show Maki asked how it felt dancing in the front row. Yumeri said “It was awesome…but I prefer dancing in the back because I like watching you”. Maki was so surprised she dropped her bag revealing tons of Yumeri CDs. She pulled an Eripiyo (though Maki revealed A-ya bought CDs of herself too). In short Maki wanted everyone to see how awesome Yumeri was (and get an excellent view herself). They agreed to do their best in the ranking with their own power from now on.

Yuri Goddess Statue

Yuri Goddess statue.

So Maki had a ton of handshaking tickets and was like “Wanna do ‘it’?”

Yumeri X Maki Evening

“So how much time do you think this many tickets gives us?”

“How long indeed…”

Bless this couple so very much. They are the Kotone X Shizuku of this show and I cannot get enough!

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12 Responses to Oshi ga Budoukan Ittekuretara Shinu Episode 5: Election Panic

  1. Little Viktoria says:


    Maina looks so happy with the dango. I love how Eripiyo told her mom outright that the girl she likes needs help, and mom made her give Maina a proper gift instead. From now on ask mom for dating advice.

    Maina practising in front of the mirror to tell Eripiyo how she feels is adorable.

    Yume and Maki are such sweethearts!

    And every episode with mini-Sorane is a wonderful episode.

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  2. Makoto Itoshi says:

    The only thing I can hope for now is that the misunderstanding doesn’t last for multiple episodes, this one is important unlike the lost letters, either they finally talk or the show is over.

    YumeMaki giving us what we want in the meantime is appreciated, they’re like a preview of what Eripiyo and Maina will be once they can start communicating properly.

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  3. Lionqueen says:

    I think they need more time to talk. It would be impossible for them to solve the misunderstanding in the handshaking queue. They should meet again outside of work and Maina need to be fast and say she doesn’t mind talking to her on the train. Eripiyo respect the boundaries of Idol/fan so much she might think she is only going to bother her and make her feel uncomfortable if she approaches her.

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  4. Nick says:

    Wonderful ep this week.

    The miscommunication between Maina and Eripiyo is getting out of control. Give them more time to talk! Unless that’s what all the handshake tickets add up to. But still it feels like it’s barely any time. They need to have a proper sit down and sort things out.

    Maid Aya is cute! Maid cafes seem pretty fun. Would want to go one day.

    Yumeri and Maki moments were excellent this week. The scene at the end of the ep especially, but the two of them throughout this whole ep were great.

    Yumeri really is a great dancer. She should be up front more often because it was awesome to see her shine like that.

    Oh and Eripiyo’s mom. Nice!! Hope we see her again.

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  5. Jack Cactus says:

    Oh Aya you ruined it you loaf, now Maina is confused. Perhaps another train ride and a fully assertive (and bold) Maina might get the feelings across. Instead of letting Eripiyo awkwardly bailing like last time, try grabbing her sleeve.

    Now if I see a kiss between Yumeri and Maki, I think I’ll die. If that’s the case, please use my body as fertilizer for a lily garden.

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  6. Jack Cactus says:

    Also Eripiyo-san. If you MUST sell your organs then I suggest selling a kidney.

    ALSO if someone likes beautiful muscle gals or straight up Amazonian beauties, I suggest giving Dorohedoro a watch (or read the manga, it’s really bizarre)


  7. tbiscut74 says:

    Another fantastic episode!

    Poor Eripiyo and Maina. Their misunderstanding is breaking my heart!

    Aya still as entertaining as always!

    Eripiyo’s Mom is as hot as I’d hoped she be! I would love to see her again!

    The Yumeri and Maki moment at the end melted my heart! So beautiful! Bless this couple so much!

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  8. yurimylove says:

    MakiYume is love! ❤

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  9. cirno9fan says:

    The misunderstandings abound, but with every episode I feel like they’ve gotten a step closer!
    Aya in a maid cafe was ~ ❤
    More Aya please!!!

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  10. LuzeP says:

    Both couple Eripiyo x Maina and Maki x Yume showed how much they love their girlfriend/crush. Eripiyo and Maina really are the opposite. Eripiyo talks too much sometimes she doesn’t make any sense to Maina who always thinks before talking to Eripiyo. Even talks to the mirror first. That is kinda cute. Although I can’t help but feel bad for her. That she thinks Eripiyo will leave her. I believe Maina could’ve talk properly this time if Eripiyo bought more than one ticket. Also Eripiyo and Kumasa are famous as their idols. Aya can’t keep something to herself. That’s just how she is. Now that Eripiyo gave something, I hope Maina will reply with a thank you letter. Rena was so cute this week.

    Now for Maki x Yume (I feel like we are having 2 yuri shows). I’ll say it again, they don’t care about fans. They only care about each other. Why wouldn’t they, they both super hot. So both were like, I want to be in the back so I can watch your hot booty. And also Maki’s tickets worth a night of hand-holding, if you know what I mean.

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  11. Ah, more misunderstandings from Eripyo and Maina.
    Man gossip sure does travel fast among the small but dedicated fanbase Cham jam has! Eripyo’s change in buying habits sure got the gossip mill going.

    Lmao Yumeri’s face when she sees all those CDs!

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  12. Giack31 says:

    Amazing episode.

    I can understand how people are frustrated by all these misunderstanding by I personally find them really amusing. That’s mainly because I know that they are temporary and they will find a way to clear it all out one day. Also I like how the guy with the stopwatch sound so done every time.
    Maina practicing in the mirror was so cute. Also her dog costume was adorable.

    That last scene with Maki and Yumeri BROKE me. Maki wanted to support Yumeri so much that she bought all the cds herself, it’s so wholesome. They both want each other to succeeds, it’s so cute. I want to see more of them but I’m not sure I could handle it.

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