It’s finally time to learn the truth of the dark fairy.
So Liella moved on the Nationals. Awesome. Wien being the diva she was cut a heel promo saying “I will not accept this!”. Kanon’s like “Brah. The people (of the anime, not the real world) voted for us fair and square. They saw the passion in our performance. If you’re not down with that get off the stage”.
Fun fact. Everyone was so focused on the competition they didn’t realize it’s held on New Year’s Eve.
Kanon couldn’t stop thinking about Wien because despite turning heel on school idol fans before her performance and her soft post-result tantrum she had to know what her deal was. That and the school idol fanbase let her have it on social media for insulting the genre. Wien being gloomy of course meant she posted on Twitter or Instagram. It doesn’t matter which.
I paused the episode and stared at Wien gloomily stare at the “depressing sky” for a couple of minutes. Who knew it’d be the last time I’d be entertained by her. More on this at the end of the post. Thanks to some help translating her tweets Kanon learned the truth about her. She saw her most recent tweet, recognized the stadium and ran over.
Okay. I jumped the gun. The below exchange was the last time I found Wien funny:
Kanon: You weren’t accepted into the Vienna music university your older sister was studying in.
Wien: How did you know about that?
Kanon: Because you tweeted it.
Kanon: I know how you feel. I too failed a big music entrance exam.
Wien: Fool! We are nothing alike. How dare you pity me? You stole my dream from me!
Kanon: What do you mean? Tell me!
Wien: Mother and father said if I won Love Live they would recommend me into Vienna.
Kanon: Is that the only reason you competed?
Wien: Of course! Why else would I lower myself to such drivel? Were it not for the uncultured peasants known as school idol fans I would have been victorious. You know full well which of our performances was superior. Now do the right thing and withdraw from the Nationals.
Kanon: No. We won fair and square. The fans resonated more with us. They felt we connected more with them. Our passion was stronger than yours.
Wien: What folly.
The second half of the episode was pretty straightforward. Headmistress called Kanon to her office. Kanon was invited to enroll into the Vienna Music University. What caught her attention wasn’t so much the huge opportunity but the quick glimpse of who she thought was Wien (Most likely her big sis). The gang were worried and rumors spread in Yu(r)igaoka that she would accept and study abroad. Kanon said she’d stay and finish her studies in Yu(r)igaoka. She thought the road to finding her love of music would take her to a big university but through forming Liella she realized she already found that love. The gang were elated…except Chisato. As she thought about it she spotted a sneaky Wien in a corner and gave chase.
Chisato: KANON’S NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH A “YOU BETTER TELL ME” FACE WIEN!
Wien: Mother and father said if Kanon went to Vienna I could accompany and become her apprentice. But you heard her right? She said no. The fool. I do not need her to achieve my goal.
Chisato: The big fancy school sees THAT MUCH potential in her?
We ended the episode with Chisato announcing to everyone Kanon should accept the invitation. There’s a brief moment earlier Kanon showed some doubt about declining the invitation despite doing so.
There are some inescapable fates in the world of Love Live. Girls studying abroad is one of them.
So anyway, about Wien. As mentioned in a previous episode what I liked most about her was her teleportation powers, mind games and trolling of Kanon. Now that we know what her goal was (Still not sure why she’s obsessed with Kanon. Probably because the Vienna University were watching her too) I am indifferent. Even if it’s revealed last minute she has some feelings for Kanon I still see her as a less interesting Mia Taylor. Mia did the “musical daughter” thing better.
Good stuff as usual. I assume the next episode will be the last unless we get a surprise 13th. Remember Liella S1 was the only one in the franchise so far with 12 episodes.
Of course I noticed who hugged who during their victory announcement.