Kasumi is surprised and realizes something that leaves her feeling distraught.
(Spoilers in this review)
Most of PoPiPa are at a bit of a loss after hearig that Space is shutting down. O-Tae in particular is emotionally devastated. However, Kasumi pulls the group together with her cheerfulness and decides to approach Owner for another audition. Since this is just a day after they failed their first audition, Owner shoots PoPiPa down.
While they muse over what they lack, PoPiPa runs into CHiSPA (aka Saaya’s old crew). They’re about to audition and the girls wish them luck.
It turns out that their bassist plays too fast and the drummer is overwhelmed. Furthermore, the keyboardist and the guitarist plays more loudly in order to cover up their mistakes. However, the girls admit that this is the best they can do right now. I guess this satisfies Owner since she passes them.
Saaya and Tae wonder what’s the difference between them and CHiSPA. Hanako, aka the best girl in the series, shows up and starts flirting with them all before telling them all to step back and think about it. Apparently the rest of Glitter*Green considers that to be good advice?
Still unsure of what they lack, Kasumi and the others continue thinking of what’s wrong well into the night. Kasumi then heads over to Space and confronts Owner.
It turns out that Kasumi just wanted to tell Owner that they’ll keep trying. That just had to happen in the middle of the night, huh? Owner replies that she hadn’t changed since they failed the audition and that her attittude is the only thing she’ll acknowledge. She then informs Kasumi, who believes she played well during the audition, that she had the weakest performance.
This isn’t surprising by a long shot since she’s the most inexperienced. The other band members have been playing their instruments for a much longer time. However, Kasumi becomes shook.
As a result, Kasumi starts praciting a lot more. Morning practice and lunch practice! Arisa is shown getting grumpy once again, however.
Turns out Arisa isn’t really having fun being a tryhard for this audition. However, she is convinced to work harder which causes Kasumi to glomp her. However, Kasumi is still shook since we see her shake like a tree as she places her hands on her knees. She even hugs her imouto at home.
The following day shows the girls confessing that they all had the wrong attitude before the audition, but now they’re going to work hard for this next audition. Kasumi is still depressed and works on practicing late into the night.
When they apply for another audition, Owner sees that they all look confident. Except for Kasumi, who looks like she’s scared. However, Owner decides to let them try.
During the actual audition, however, Kasumi…chokes. She can’t properly sing or play her guitar. Her words fail to come out and she’s left realizing she’s inadequate. She’s a failure.
Choking is a real hazard that is not strictly limited to just food.
Seeing the carefree girl break down like this is always an interesting sight. Am I messed up for thinking this is better for the story? Probably. Let’s hope Kasumi can bounce back soon.