Naturally the next episode to follow a Christmas themed one would be New Year’s. Let’s join our uber stans and their fav idols getting ready for the occasion.
It was the last show of the year but Eripiyo felt gloomy due to their usual venue being closed for repairs throughout January. We have the Christmas lightning bolt to thank for that. Not only would the fans be denied a Cham Jam show till February but Eripiyo was denied a live birthday celebration for Maina. She’s a January cutie, see. She tried brushing it off with her usual “Maina’s the cutest” factual proclamation…until some Yumeri fans relished her birthday being celebrated before the month long repairs.
Eripiyo was on fire this episode. More so than usual. Ai Fairouz is a potential mega seiyu in the making with three fantastic roles in her repertoire.
As a treat for fans Cham Jam would record a special voice message for them. As we can see Eripiyo relished Maina’s message as only she could. Poor Maina misunderstood, as usual, Eripiyo’s madness. This moment served another purpose.
Miss Sakiko rarely appears but when she does I feel blessed. That’s all I’ll say about Eripiyo’s family. The rest of the scene felt too real. It hurt my soul watching it. The pain…
Watching Eripiyo sulking, eating ramen and watching Reo’s show made me laugh. Don’t ask why. Eripiyo was like “It REALLY sucks I won’t get to see Maina for over a month!”. She called Other Guy (more importantly Rena) to visit the shrine for the traditional New Year’s prayer.
Eripiyo spent most of the evening stressing over her last meeting with Maina. It wasn’t the best. We knew Maina didn’t think badly of her but as always, misunderstandings. Fortunately by the time the sun rose Eripiyo bounced back and vowed to continue loving Maina throughout the new year yelling her devotion to the mountains and heavens. Best part was her calling for Rena when they got lost in the crowd. She was like “Who cares about Other Guy. Don’t leave me Rena!”
This episode served another small purpose. Give viewers a better idea of how Yuka’s mind works. After the last show Reo reminded everyone her hopes of them performing at Budokan. Everyone but Yuka was very pensive. Yuka said she didn’t care about going to Budokan. During the shrine visit with Maina we got a better explanation. When Maina asked about it Yuka said she didn’t care because what mattered most was the love and adulation of the fans. Hence it didn’t matter where she performed so long as everyone loved and cheered for her (and the rest of Cham Jam). This changed when some of her fans requested she record lines saying she’ll meet them at Budokan. Thanks to that she’s like “Let’s all to Budokan!”. Yuka is straightforward and does things her way but when given the right motivation she goes the extra mile for the team.
Those were the main talking points of the episode. Great stuff as usual. Okay. Let’s not beat around the bush and get to what many of us are here for:
So how did Cham Jam spent New Year’s? Reo was on a talk show. Sorane and A-Ya were at home, Maina and Yuka went to the shrine. What were the hot couple doing?
Why spend New Year’s together of course. What else? Another important detail?
Maki didn’t care but Yumeri wasn’t ready to publicly announce their love. Yuka, for obvious reasons, didn’t seem to care about lesbians, meaning she’s like “love is love”. Pay attention to Yuka’s response to Yumeri’s excuse on why Maki and her were so close.
Lastly as my dear sister said, “Please tell me they live together”. We’ll most likely find out next episode. The hype is real.