When we last left our heroines they’re about to make their stage debut but unfortunately the day before an unexpected storm hit the neighborhood. Would the show go on despite it?
At first things didn’t look good. Even Manager Onee-chan couldn’t hide the sadness of her precious imouto’s big show possibly ruined before it even began. Many of the guests our heroines sold tickets to couldn’t make it but a select few did such as Drunk Rock Lady, later named Kikuri, and the two cuties Hitori sold tickets to.
Knowing she already had loyal fans made Hitori go Super Saiyan along with her delightfully creepy joy. Unfortunately their optimism was short lived as not only did the storm mess with their debut but some of the guests weren’t interested in seeing them perform. Their first song was a mess. Nijika tried to keep everyone together but as they began playing Hitori noticed they’re all off. It’s so bad an interested guest left and the loyal fans went from bopping along to concern.
Kita was nervous and even Nijika who seemed in control earlier was about to give up saying to just get the next two songs over with and call it a day. It looked like Hitori was about to agree but the worried looks on the two fans’ faces pushed a button inside. She couldn’t give up. She had to do something to get the band back on track thus revealing her hidden power as Kikuri, the only one who didn’t stop bopping as if waiting for this moment had a “There she is” look in her eyes. The band proceeded to pull a banger.
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We learned Kita’s weakeness. The one thing to break her pure wall of optimism, being reminded of her first name Ikuyo. Ikuyo Kita roughly means “I’m here! Let’s go!”. Ask her and she’ll boldly say her real name is Kita Kita. Before the big scene near the end the senpai gave Hitori some sage advice after her latest breakdown. They told her not to focus on becoming famous but enjoy the journey and do your best.
On to the big scene. Hitori noticed Nijika hadn’t come back in a while and went looking for her. She went outside to reflect and was glad to see Hitori. She figured out her secret alias “guitarhero”. Wit the jig being up Hitori explained she waited until she grew stronger before telling everyone, especially Nijika. Nijika was happy to know that cool guitarist was in her band because it meant she’s one step closer to fulfilling her dream. See, her mom died and dad was disappeared so Onee-chan’s the only family she had left. Earlier Kikuri asked Manager why she quit her band. She didn’t want to say but Nijika revealed it’s to take care of Nijika and open Starry to make her happy. Truly a siscon. Nijika wanted to carry on her legacy and use Kessoku Band’s eventual fame to boost Starry’s credibility to one of the best music clubs in Japan. Hitori then revealed her dream of helping Kessoku Band be the best it can be and become rich and famous so they’d never have to go to school again. We ended the episode with Nijika excited to hear more of BOCCHI’s rock. BOCCHI THE ROCK.
Great stuff as always.