Quick reminder, Alice in Deadly School was a bonus OVA unrelated to the main story of Gekidol. Perhaps it’s a potential pilot for a future series. For now let’s continue with the post global disaster stage girls show.
We got a flashback of a young Seria and her sister Alice. It appeared she partially inspired to become a stage girl by Alice. However, it looked like Alice perished in the aforementioned disaster. It scarred Seria worse than I thought during the house call scene last episode.
If Mako’s not in love with Seria I’d be surprised. Then again I’ve been watching yuri for over two decades.
On her way to work she met up with Airi who showed her the TMS (Theatrical Material System). The first of its kind, a live 3D CGI effects stage generator thing. However, since it was the first it had some power related drawbacks. I mention this for something later. Next Seria was properly introduced to the cute girl with the robotic eyes. She was indeed a robot, an Act Doll. She had no name so the troupe called her Doll. Expect her to get a name at some point.
Next up in proper introductions were Akira and Minami. Akira’s a princely tomboy and Minami’s energetic. Not a genki per se as she didn’t seem to be dimwitted.
Next was Mayuri. Probably the stylish one.
Lastly was Kazuharu, aka Air. She’s the quiet one.
One thing of note. No matter how many times Mako and the troupe asked Seria to call them by first name she insisted on addressing them properly. Wonder who will be the first to get Seria to finally do it willingly and not forced?
Too bad the lights went out as soon as Kaworu took off her nightdress. Again, the TMS. We learned she worked two jobs to help sustain the troupe activities and the rent. The second job may be related to a certain sponsor’s business.
Airi was ready to guide the new recruit Seria but her mood changed when she asked about Izumi, the cool actress who inspired her. Airi’s mood turned sour ever since even when Minami brought up the idea of participating in idol events for exposure. She figured, idols and stage girls sing and dance so it’s all good. Airi disagreed.
On the day of the show Airi seemed to be a no show. The rest did their best but again the power went out.
Basically Airi’s beef was with Izumi leaving the troupe because the other company provided better opportunities. She’s pissed but remembered her parting words, to take care of her new future partner, which we know is Seria. That’s what happened during the blackout. Seria tried to keep the show going and Airi appeared to help her out.
At first it looked like things were settled but an idol fan came up to Airi. He recognized her as Ai Ai. Guess we know why she took offense to stage girls being compared to idols. We’ll see how Seria gets through to her next time.