Love Live! Superstar!! 2.3: Quest Crossroad #3

Still aiming for gold our heroines come across yet another crossroad on their quest for redemption.

Sumire finally says the thing in Season 2I know someone who probably went bananas when Sumire finally said “the thing” in S2 this episode.

During training Ren got a text from the Yoyogi School Idol Festival inviting Liella to participate in the competition. Not only that but they’re the closing act/main event so a big deal indeed. It’s also an opportunity to become more than the group that got name dropped by the champs.

Sunny Passion's message to KanonSpeaking of Sunny Passion what caught Kanon’s attention was they wouldn’t be at the festival because they’re focused on their “farewell tour”, it being their last year of high school and all. Anyway Kanon finally asked why they name dropped Liella during the interview. It’s like they said Liella were the ones who impressed them the most. Even so they’re aiming to win Love Live! again, not only becoming back to back winners but engraving their name in history as the greatest “Raivarus” of the franchise. Better than A-RISE, Saint Snow and one more soon to be revealed. Kanon gave them her full support but they’re like “You know for us to become legends we have to beat you again, right?”

Kinako gives Kanon some good newsNext day Kanon’s about to train when Kinako showed up. Following Keke’s training regimen paid off. She said it’s also thanks to the encouraging words of a certain (redhead) first year. Kanon’s elated because it meant their efforts to show the first years they’re approachable were working. They even got a fan letter and power juice.

Mei happy her distant support is reaching LiellaThey’re courtesy of Mei. As she celebrated her heroines enjoying her gifts Dr Shiki asked why not show them your support in person. She’s like “Are you kiddin’?” and the doc had an expression that said “I love you babe but you’re an idiot”. She’d again quietly support her beloved redhead later on. The next episode hints they’ll be the main focus so maybe we’ll find out why Mei doesn’t want to openly fangirl.

Mystery girl shows herself to KanonLater Kanon’s still having doubts. She told Chisato about her chat with SunnyPa and seeing how hard they worked to become legends and spread the gospel of their home island thought maybe the only way Liella could etch their name in history and bring justice to Yu(r)igaoka was to win the championship. Currently she thought their biggest claim to fame was being name dropped by the champs. Chisato said everyone giving their all to be the best was also fulfilling in and of itself. Kanon agreed it’s a great feeling. After Chisato left to attend family matters the mystery babe showed herself to Kanon. She’s like “You’re one of the favorites to win Love Live!, right? Show me your moves right now or do you think you’re not all that, hmmm?”. Chisato heard Kanon’s surprised reaction but after a quick glance away the babe disappeared.

Margarethe WienBackstage at the concert mystery babe, Margarethe Wien, again called Kanon. Using a magic butterfly (she can teleport too) she lured her to watch her performance. It reminded me of Reflect Moon from Aikatsu Friends! Good stuff. Dunno if her incredible power played a role in their defeat but they got an honorable mention for a second year. Kanon felt they let their fans and the school down by failing again. She later found out that not only was Margarethe a third year middle school idol prodigy but moved into the dorm next door. She heard about the competition in Love Live, especially Liella but was unimpressed by their performance. Kanon’s like “We’re not one of the favorites to win the gold. We just got name dropped by SunnyPa”. Margarethe’s like “So I wasted my time…though you are an okay singer at least.” Miss Wien won’t let SunnyPa win “best raivaru in the franchise” without a fight.

Yuigaoka girls show Liella their supportThe next day as our heroines felt kinda down they got a surprise celebration from their Yu(r)igaoka sisters proud of their accomplishment. Kanon’s puzzled because they didn’t but the girls were like “We know how hard you all work and these trophies you won show it isn’t in vain. You don’t need to win big to be our inspiration. You already inspire us to be great. You’re our Superstars!!” A huge weight was lifted off their shoulders. No longer do they feel they HAVE to win to achieve greatness. They’ll kick ass as hard as they can.

Liella's thank you for your support performanceThis was also an important moment for Kinako who blamed herself for Liella not winning at the festival. They put on a “thank you for your support” performance to bring joy to the fans and themselves. Refreshed and ready to rock once more.

Great stuff as always. Next time it looks like the doctor and her beloved redhead tsundere will get the spotlight.

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16 Responses to Love Live! Superstar!! 2.3: Quest Crossroad #3

  1. Touma Kamijou says:

    Margarethe Wien is another Lanzhu Zhong of Nijigasaki in the Superstar! world. B-)

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  2. Kotori_Sonoda says:

    Margaret Wein really rocked with her debut performance, loved that song.
    Although the mental image of her climbing up the slide JUST to talk to Kanon, then quickly getting down/hiding/teleporting away is hilarious.
    And then she signaled Kanon to come out of her house and confronted her while standing on top of a balcony. She likes the high ground a bit too much I’d say!

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  3. chikorita157 says:

    Wein reminds me of a more arrogant version of Lanzhu, but of course Sunny Passion now has a lot of competition to achieve the impossible.

    Still, it’s good that Kinako didn’t give up as she got used to it. It only takes effort of course. Also, I wish that Mei would finally admit her feelings for Liella instead of delivering a fan letter and present in private. Hopefully she will defrost soon.

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  4. Alexis says:

    Hi
    Sin estar consciente de ello Liella se ha convertido en un símbolo para las demás chicas sobre todo para las niñas de primero, esa vitrina casi vacia (por el momento) y con los reconocimientos de Liella fue especial y levantó el animo de las Liellas.
    Interesante debut de Margaret y sus mariposas mágicas, supongo que es alemana, veamos si pueden vencer a SunnyPa.
    Natsumi trabajando en L[U]ber eats… por qué? de verdad necesita dinero con urgencia, creo que va a ser la última en unirse. Sumire tan linda como siempre.

    bye
    GALAXY!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • OG-Man says:

      Fue un gran momento viendo sus colegas apoyándolas.

      Margarethe su debut fue impresionante.

      Eso fue todo lo que quise. Verte llorar lágrimas de felicidad escuchando “GARAKSHI” de nuevo.

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  5. Nick says:

    Kinako calling them Sunny Side was a funny moment. As expected Keke reacted strongly to that.

    Mei’s reaction to Liella receiving the fan letter and juice was so cute. Can’t wait to see more of her and Dr. Shiki next week!

    Margarethe Wien certainly brought the heat in her performance! Hard to believe she’s just a middle schooler and is so talented at being a school idol. She’s got some Lanzhu vibes but she’s much colder. Lanzhu was just very arrogant and full of her self off the start before softening up. I guess time will tell if Margarethe will warm up to the Liella girls.

    Sad to see they couldn’t get a win at the competition, but I really liked the scene where all the classmates came into congratulate them on their achievements so far. One day that trophy case will be full of trophies and awards from all the clubs and I’m sure at the very center will be one from Liella and their win at Love Live. It’ll happen, I know it will.

    Looking forward to more next week! Mei and Shiki hype!!

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    • OG-Man says:

      Great moment seeing the love and support for Liella from their classmates. They”ll win the big one for sure.

      Yeah. Margarethe is more egotistical and rude. Very curious to find out what her deal is and why Kanon’ s her target.

      Very excited to learn more about Mei and the good doctor.

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  6. tbiscut74 says:

    Another Great Episode!

    Always happy to see Sunny Passion.

    Mei is such a Tsundere Cutie! Dr. Shiki has good taste in girlfriends! So excited for more from these 2!

    Loved Margarethe Wien’s costume! She looked fabulous!

    Pumped for next episode!

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    • OG-Man says:

      Hopefully we won’t have to wait long for the good doctor and her beloved redhead to share with us.

      I know you’re a SunnyPa fan, yes.

      Margarethe made quite the impression indeed.

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  7. K says:

    Kinako’s come a long way since she joined. Mei’s encouragement really helped. Now if she could use some of that encouragement on herself.

    Liella was ready to show the results of their training but to say that Margarethe’s performance blew them away would be an understatement. Just like with Lanzhu, her debut was very impressive but unlike Lanzhu, she’s not in the business of having friendly rivalries.

    Liella’s(Kanon especially) disappointment was immeasurable, thinking they failed to live up to the expectations they had placed on themselves and they failed to bring glory to their school. The overwhelming support they received from the school told them otherwise . They may not be well-known outside of the school but their efforts have not gone unnoticed nor unappreciated.

    Liella’s like Sunny Passion in a way since they both strive for glory not for themselves but also for all those who believe in them. It would be amazing if SunnyPa managed to win Love Live back-to-back but would the plot allow them to? Liella and Wien will make achieving that difficult, for sure.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Kinako proved it can be done. It’s possible for a first year to achieve school idol greatness. Three more lovely ladies to go.

      Margarethe is our for blood. Kanon’s blood.

      Liella’s homies showing their love and support for their Superstars was yet another great moment in LL history. So good!

      SunnyPa have strong competition in Margarethe and Liella.

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  8. yurimylove says:

    their schoolmates are so supportive! they deserve the great thank you performance Liella gave them at the end

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