This time Ai met the blonde member of the soon to be quartet.
Must be a fan of both Kill la Kill and Xenoblade Chronicles.
We began with said blonde slaying a pervy Wonder Killer. Like Ai the girl she rescued disappeared too and the person she fought for was represented in a bronze statue.
As Ai got ready for her next battle Rika arrived and suddenly her bruised ribs ached but just as quickly the pain faded away. Rika relied on her cuteness to borrow money for eggs from Ai. She followed her outside the real world for more. The two went to visit Neiru at the hospital.
I went “d’awww” as Neiru smiled when Ai came but immediately frowned at Rika. Rika claimed she used to be a junior idol and Neiru should join her. Ai wondered if she was cute enough to join.
Rika was like “Nice legs. Maybe a backup dancer”.
Yeah. I had a feeling Ai resented the counselor because he hit on her mom and was succeeding. I think there’s more to it but for now we’ll go with this.
Ai’s opinion of Rika changed when they discussed their friends. Rika was like “I need my ‘wallet’ back. She died recently and daddy said pretty people don’t need to pay for anything because others do it for them”. I had a feeling Rika was hiding her true feelings or she really did see her pudgy fangirl as only someone to “milk dry”.
Ai argued Rika picked her friends based on looks.
Rika: So was Koito cute?
Ai: Cute but more so pretty.
Rika: Prettier than Neiru?
Ai: Neiru’s cool but no match for Koito.
Rika: See? Looks.
Later when Rika pushed herself into sleeping over with Ai Neiru texted like “Dood. She’s a hussy. Did you see her hit on adult guys? Not to be trusted”. Ai thought she was just pushy.
AHA! Knew there was more to her resentment but Ai ran off so was it really what she suspected? Could be but I’ll keep this on hold for now.
Ai and Rika about to synchronize. The Slendermen told Ai she ended up in Rika’s Act of Silent Egg Zone because her feelings were stronger at that point. Ai didn’t have time to question Rika as she threw her egg and two girls “hatched”.
It’s here some peeps’ theory about the “hatchlings” already being dead was confirmed. They were hardcore fangirls whose idol, Yu-Yu, committed suicide and they followed.
As expected because our heroines didn’t get along they didn’t work together properly.
They found shelter which was when Ai saw what we did in the bathtub. She made her fess up.
As suspected Rika’s “wallet” was actually her beloved. It’s the dark side of OshiBudo. Hardcore fangirl was so devoted to their unpopular idol they would steal to afford stuff for them. Idol didn’t want her to continue down a dark path so she tried to make fangirl get over her but worded it very wrongly. Rika was like “She was a fatty but she’s MY fatty and I want her back”.
The next chapter of “Ai’s Regret Journal” she admitted to resenting Koito for possibly “playing hickey” with Counselor Man but the two never talked it over because Ai didn’t want to hear it or Koito didn’t want to talk about it. Whichever the case, most likely Ai yelling at herself for not talking to Koito about it, Ai was willing to go down with Koito had she asked. Thus we got another badass Ai moment.
The Wonder Killer this time was the darkER side of idol fandom. Thus Ai and Rika became a proper team. However, their badass moment was cut short. We’ll have to wait and see what happens next.
Great stuff yet again.