Natsuki continues to prove she ain’t just a normal country girl. She’s an idol daredevil!
(Spoilers in this review)
Natsuki, Shizuka, and Sachie head to a town where the guy in charge is allowing various places to dump their unwanted trash. However, Chinatsu, the second-in-command of the Sunlight Party, and her henchmen are vehemently protesting against his activities (to no avail). She also wants nothing to do with Shizuka for some reason.
It turns out that Shizuka used to be part of the Sunlight party, but after Mizuki told Shizuka about the perils of her aura, Shizuka dropped out of the Sunlight party…only to join the Heroine party? I’m not sure why she didn’t bother explaining herself since Mizuki seems like the one who is in the wrong, but whatever.
Even though the Heroine Party wants to help, stubborn Chinatsu says she won’t accept their assistance unless she faces off against Shizuka in a bungee jump challenge (the one who accepted said challenge was Natsuki, however). Natsuki demonstrates she has the guts to jump off incredible heights (and to stand in front of a huge crowd) while coming with an idea on how to get rid of the trash. Well, Sachie was the one who finalized the idea of turning it all to art, but still.
The trash gets turned to art, the corrupt bigshot and his mooks are rendered harmless by singing (once again), and we get to see the nebulous politiican rubs his hands and says some nonsense.
Thoughts on this episode:
- Communication is overrated. The only that speaks to others is idol trials/challenges and concerts!
- It feels a little bad that Natsuki is the only one who’s proud to claim herself as Shizuka’s partner. Perhaps it’s because this partnership isn’t set in stone, but Shizuka seems quite a bit more distant. She definitely cares for her, though!
- As I expected, Chinatsu wins over more idol dietwomen with her guts and determination, but she wasn’t the one who did the concert performance this episode. Will Chinatsu and her henchmen ever appear again?
- Male politicians all look like terrible people. All of them will probably end up falling prey to teenage politician-idols singing and dancing at this rate, too!
- I didn’t actually realize that Mizuki is one of the idol dietwomen dancing with Natsuki, Shizuka, and Sachie during the OP. I guess they’ll have to make up eventually.
- The animation is about average and occassionally ventures into subpar. I wish I could compliment the insert song but it was even less memorable than that of the first episode’s.