Love Live! Superstar!! Episode 5: Island Trip

With Sumire on the team our heroines were one step closer to the dream. However, one girl as about to hit a personal crossroad.

We’ll get to that crossroad later. Summer vacation was coming up. Due to the heat our heroines couldn’t practice on the roof.

Keke again tried to defend the honor of school idols against Sumire by stubbornly showing it’s possible to dance in the heat. She didn’t last long. With their usual spot being out of the question the girls looked for another spot. The best one at the time was Sumire’s family shrine.

As they continued the discussion at Kanon’s place they got a surprise visit from Sunny Passion! The two were very impressed by their performance at the competition and offered an invitation to participate in a concert at their home island. Kanon accepted on behalf of the team, much to Keke’s hardcore fangirl delight. As the two groups complimented each other Yuuna/Yuna asked Kanon where they got their moves. Kanon said they had a great dance coach in Chisato.

Their reaction made Chisato split from the group to ask the pro duo their thoughts on KeKa. They said they’re good but not “Love Live! Champions” good. Mao explained it was because it felt like they followed their coach’s moves and didn’t add their own personal touch to the performance. Basically they had the passion but not the “it factor”. They also added were Chisato to join the team they’d be serious competition.

However, Chisato thought more about the “Think of their own performance” part of the discussion. Now is the time to talk about the start of the episode. Chisato’s approached by her dance class instructor. The Tokyo Summer Dance Championship was coming up and the class wanted Chisato to represent them in the competition. Thus Chisato announced she wouldn’t join the team on their island trip. Kanon wished her luck in the dance competition.

Vacation clothes. Keke and Sumire bickered throughout the episode.

Hopefully we get another beach episode featuring Chisato and Ren later on.

Closest we got to the dream all franchise thus far. Take it or leave it. Still a cute trick by Sumire.

We learned this episode Kanon uses meditation stretching to think clearly.

Ever since Chisato said she’d split from the team to focus on the competition Kanon couldn’t stop thinking about her absence. She used meditation stretching to come up with new ideas for the team. Keke approached her the first evening on the island and they both agreed on wanting Chisato to officially join them.

She also told Keke why she hesitated in this want. It’s because of a promise Chisato made when they’re younger on wanting to find something she’s personally great at like Kanon was at singing. Thus dancing. Chisato’s determination motivated Kanon to get better at singing.

We ended the episode with Chisato possibly considering withdrawing from the competition to join the team. I say that because I don’t think she sent the letter of withdrawal yet. We don’t know if she’ll drop out or go the classic school idol route and pull double duty because school idols are demigoddesses among humans and all that.

Good stuff as always. We’ll resume coverage a week after this post as Episode 6 will be postponed in favor of the 2021 Paralympics.

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23 Responses to Love Live! Superstar!! Episode 5: Island Trip

  1. CJ Apple says:

    Kanon x Keke starga(y)zing on the beach at night is very romantic.

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  2. tbiscut74 says:

    Another great episode!

    Absolutely loved how Sumire lost her hat then have it miraculously fall on her head!

    We were blessed with the beautiful and sexy Mao this episode, and I am all for it!

    Looking forward to more!

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    • OG-Man says:

      By now you should know school idols have superpowers and/or magic.

      We didn’t get a good look at Mao’s bikini sadly. Hopefully eagle eyed fans noticed the colors for future fanart.

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  3. Little Viktoria says:

    Love Live playing with the pairings again. Is it going to be Kanon * Keke or Kanon * Chisato and Sumire * Keke? Interesting ^^

    I do hope that we get Chisato and Ren in swimsuits later.

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  4. skydragonx8 says:

    Another great episode! It was definitely fun seeing Kanon, Keke and Sumire on their trip and ofc Sumire and Keke’s dynamic is fun and they are Liella’s “baka” characters and a duo this time instead of the usual “baka” trio. Also so close yet so far when it comes to the moment with Sumire and Keke, still a cute moment! Also the ending with Chisato really reminded me of the time Kotori was gonna study abroad, Chii-chan no don’t leave! Next episode is gonna be a good one, but we have to wait again since we have yet another delay but I know it will be worth it!

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  5. chikorita157 says:

    I find it funny how Keke brings up Sumire’s embarrassing role. It’s obvious they aren’t going to get along well. Yep, she really wants to forget that part. Still, the beach episode is good and it’s quite obvious that Chisato will eventually join at some point, probably soon.

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  6. Mauron says:

    When Keke and Sumire were bickering, I was just wondering how long until they kissed.

    …I didn’t expect it that soon.

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  7. Nick says:

    Sumire and Keke make for a great couple. They play so well off each other and they make every scene their in together so much fun to watch. Plus that almost kiss on the cheek was a nice touch too.

    Not much of a swimsuit ep, hopefully we get another one in the future.

    Interesting stuff happening with Chisato, looking forward to more once the Paralympic break is over.

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  8. yurimylove says:

    Sumire’s boomerang hat is funny 😀

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  9. opaco1234 says:

    You see, Keke x Sumire has better comedy duo
    but Keke had more emotional impact with Kanon
    Thought, that mean Sumire will had to share her ships with the mc

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  10. cirno9fan says:

    That wasn’t a “Drop out of competition” letter, that looked like a ‘Withdraw form special course” letter. Dunno how the subs penned it. I’m sure she’ll be in the competition, but dunno what will happen irt her staying in that course or not. IF she does send in that, I imagine that’s what gets the pres to surface in the story again.

    Keke and Sumire seriously make this show XD

    Everything they do is just way too amusing~

    I look forward to the next episode! And am glad I was patient and saw it now, rather than way back then.


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