Oshi ga Budoukan Ittekuretara Shinu Episode 6: Loyalty

An episode like this had to pop up eventually.

Flashback Reo, Sorane, Maki and Yumeri

Flashback Cham Jam.

Aya cheering herselfYuka cheering herself

As the preview from the last episode showed we got a flashback of Cham Jam coming together. We began with Sorane seeing Reo in her old group. Auntie asked if she’d become an idol but she’s like “I’m nothing special”.

Sorane abandoned

Sorane abandoned.

This was clarified when her old tennis club teammate abandoned her. Compared to someone like Reo she considered herself expendable.

Lovely Reo

The face that gave Sorane hope for a brighter future.

That all changed when her aunt sent an application for Cham Jam on her behalf. She was surprised to see Reo there too. Put simply her words and encouragement gave Sorane a brighter outlook on life. It didn’t take long for her and the rest of the gang to build a strong bond.

Reo asking Sorane for support

Reo looking to Sorane for support.

Cham Jam’s first show was around the corner. They had a feeling the crowd would be small but it was kinda less than expected. Reo assured everyone that soon the crowds and venues would grow. She dared suggest they’d one day perform at Budokan but Sorane felt her nervousness. She swore to support Reo for as long as she could.

Back in the present Sorane tried helping Yuka do her homework but the latter was like “boo to school”. This scene was kind of important for later.

Maina worried about Eripiyo's loyalty

Describing the Maina X Eripiyo scenes this episode would not do them justice. They’re that funny.

Idol pilgrimage emulation

Emulating an idol pilgrimage.

Sorane heart

My 3rd sexiest. The top two should be obvious by now.

Let’s get this out of the way. Remember the homework thing? So Sorane was rumored to be spotted walking with a guy. In the idol world (Actually in Western pop media too but kind of less extreme as far as I know) that’s a death sentence in terms of popularity. For someone like Third Guy it’s a low blow mainly because he wanted to be the one Sorane would lean on when in trouble. To others like Kumasu and Eripiyo an idol was someone they projected their dreams, meaning someone they could only dream of becoming. Something like that. Point being it was a lighthearted look at what happens when female idols are rumored to hook up with guys and how it affects their most devoted fans. Sorane’s popularity took a nasty blow but thanks to Eripiyo and Kumasu’s slight push Third Guy put up with it to continue supporting her.

His support wasn’t the important part.

Smooth Reo

Hers was.

On the train Sorane was like “When idols throw the word ‘love’ to fans it’s to thank them for their support”. When Reo showed her love Sorane was like “You love everybody…but that’s exactly what I love most about you”. My hopes for Reo X Sorane are the lowest of the established/potential couples but I’ll hope for the best regardless.

As for the rumor thing the truth was kind of obvious and very amusing.

Eripiyo's 5 second moment

At long last the big moment from the 2nd trailer is here!

Back to Eripiyo and Maina. Like I said they had so many hilarious moments this episode words cannot do them justice. Granted it’s more of the same but at least they returned to the status quo, meaning the “Is Eripiyo changing favorites?” stuff was undeniably resolved and Eripiyo’s eternal love reestablished, much to Maina’s shock. So good!

Delightful stuff as usual.

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Flashback Maki and Yumeri

So hard to choose between long and short hair Yumeri. One thing’s for sure, Top 2 sexiest members right here!

Best Couple didn’t have many moments but there was one zinger of a line by Maki I HAD to bring up.

Maki knows how to play the game

Maki knows how to play the game.

During the Sorane boy toy rumors Maki was asked how she kept her cool. See above reply. Pay attention to Yumeri’s reaction. I don’t know what it’s like being a lesbian idol, especially those dating fellow members but I think they have less need for concern.

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19 Responses to Oshi ga Budoukan Ittekuretara Shinu Episode 6: Loyalty

  1. Little Viktoria says:

    This episode was just pure fireworks all the way through! I loved it!

    Reo is a real angel. No wonder that Sorane thinks so highly of her.

    Kumasa keeps being the unbending support that he is. Good job cheering up Eripiyo when it counted the most, once again. A real hero and backbone to the group.

    That incredible five second love confession was worth ALL the waiting. And Maina’s blush matched it. So lovely. Now Maina’s idol groupmates need to teach her to make a proper heart sign. I guess no one could have expected her to be quite so clumsy and shy as to mess up even that one simple thing ^^

    Yumeri x Maki strike sparks without even needing to say anything. By the way, was Maki’s dress always so revealing? First time I noticed… very nice.

    Come to think of it, Eripiyo still had five seconds to spare. How about looking deep into Maina’s eyes for four long seconds and then saying, “I love you” one more time? Oh well, we’re only halfway there ^^

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    • OG-Man says:

      More Reo X Sorane would be nice. Whether we’ll get it remains to be seen.

      Kumasa is a good man.

      The ball is in Maina’s court. Let’s hope she can make a basket.

      She is the sexy one after all.

      One step at a time.

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  2. Giack31 says:

    SURPRISE SHIP. I didn’t think that Reo and Sorane could be a ship but they actually are. As you said though the chances of it to amount to anything are quite low. Still it was a cute moment.

    I really enjoyed the flashback. It was fun seeing how there already was something between Yumeri and Maki and A-ya and Yuka’s first meeting.

    Eripiyo has some good lungs to be able to say all that in such a short time.

    I always find the whole “sighting with another guy” thing in idol anime really dumb and frustrating but whatever.

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  3. Lionqueen says:

    I don’t know if it’s because I am different but I don’t understand the hate when an Idol is seen dating someone. Like who cares, she is nice with her fans, she sing and dance well, she seems to be a good person . She is a good Idol. I would have staned her forever. I know that it’s a rule so she would look unprofessional, but let her live her life.
    Also, it kind of kill the possibility of the ship ReoxSorane, since they take being an idol and its rules seriously. But, even if they don’t “date” as long as I can see their strong bond in the “if we weren’t Idols we would have been dating” kind of way, I will ok.

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  4. Makoto Itoshi says:

    Sorane’s episode, she and Reo are adorable together, let’s hope it wasn’t a one time thing.

    Maki and Yume had a short but powerful scene. When someone is so alpha they don’t have to deal with drama.

    Meanwhile Eripiyo finally fighting against the time limit, she used her time to say everything she wanted to say. The ball is on Maina now, she could play that game too and practically solve all her problems, but we know that’s not her style. So now she has to come up with something to express her feelings properly, the almost heart was a good attempt, perfect scene to close the first half of the season.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Hopefully.

      Precisely. Maki don’t give a hoot. What matters most is being with Yumeri.

      We’ll have to continue being patient waiting for Maina to make her move.

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  5. Jack Cactus says:

    Extremely high lesbian energy in this episode. Sorane and Reo didn’t come as much of a surprise to me because with only 2 members left, them being with each other is the logical conclusion. While still being new, I can see the potential development for this couple in the future, I’m sure Kumasa-san would approve of this………………….but not Motoi though, he’d die if he sees that train scene.

    FInally, Eripiyo-san managed to convey her feelings to Maina-chan…….in front of a large crowd (nice!) fearlessly while Maina’s attempt to reciprocate is so precious and adorable. I think we definitely need another train ride with them. Also poor Rena, little did she know that her precious idol has fallen for the Weird Crutch Lady.

    Also, why is Yumeri with long hair sooooooooo cute? Maki sure knows how to choose her lover.

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  6. Red says:

    Funny how the guy who looks the creepiest kind of ends up being the least so of the trio.

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  7. tbiscut74 says:

    Another fantastic episode!

    Eripiyo’s 5 second love “confession” was pretty amazing. And their interactions this episode were all funny and great.

    Even when Maki and Yumeri had not as much to do in this episode, they still steal the show with their love! I Love these 2. So precious.

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  8. LuzeP says:

    If Reo x Sorane ship is going somewhere, It could be very interesting. Sorane admired Reo so much, she thinks there’s no way Reo would love her for real. And I think Reo loves Sorane too but decided to go with the flow. The flashback was fun, I need more of ChamJam the earlier days. For idols, it’s very important to maintain image. There’s so many idols out there, if you slip up a bit, that’s the end of your career. And yes, that’s harsh for (Asian) idol culture. But that’s the way it is. I don’t think Eripiyo x Maina and other couples are in any kind of danger. Like I said if it between girls no one will suspect anything. And if there is, I don’t think fans would mind.

    Yes, Eripiyo and Maina were super hilarious in this episode. What I like about Maina (my fave ChamJam) that she’s not perfect. She just being Maina. She can be clumsy and a dork and people still love her. By people, I mean Eripiyo and Rena. Those other guys can’t see how sweet Maina is. Although she needs to learn how to make a proper heart sign. Best 5 seconds ever. Maina’s response was adorable. Never doubt Eripiyo’s loyalty, Maina. That last scene tho, lol. Maina’s laugh after that was priceless. I’m guessing next week Rena will finally notice Maina’s feeling to Eripiyo.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Hopefully Reo X Sorane go further.

      So I noticed. The idol world can be harsh.

      It’s quite sad most fans don’t acknowledge Maina’s greatness.

      5 seconds of awesomeness.

      So pumped for more.

      Like

  9. yurimylove says:

    now I know how to do qigong 😀

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  10. My week wouldn’t be complete without another round of misunderstandings from Eripyo and Maina!

    Kumasu and Maina doing that photo thing was hilarious.

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  11. Nick says:

    Gotta say, I didn’t see Reo X Sorane coming at all. That was a welcome surprise indeed. Would like to see more of them but I don’t think that’s where the show is going.

    Eripiyo and Maina with their ongoing misunderstandings and such. Still waiting for the moment Maina finally speaks up and expresses her feelings to Eripiyo. I’m guessing that’ll happen by the end of the show.

    Maki and Yumeri being cute as always. Love them to much.

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