(Spoilers in this review)
Despite the fact that the girls now have a practice space again, they now have to rebuild their heroine program from scratch since they were issued a cease-and-desist order from the most popular heroine (who they were admittedly imitating).
Mikan was able to come up with a concept and a scenario for the group, which leads to the creation of the Hinano Cheer Fruits (and they helpfully explained that “Cheer Fruits” sounds like “cheerful,” which describes An to a T). Genki ends up having to talk to a teacher over her older sister’s trunancy. Apparently Yuki, Genki’s older sister, is an idol who quit and returned to Hinano for some reason, but she’s been skipping out on school.
The performance goes well enough, but the audience were disappointed with the scale of the whole event. As a result, Genki suggests that Team Cheer Fruits incorporate an audience sing-a-long feature. However, the three heroines aren’t very good at singing (Mana scored a 62, Mikan scored a 65, and An scored a 18). The villains are villains and thus shouldn’t be singing along with the audience (Kanon scored a 30 while Roko scored a 92). The stagehands are stagehands, but they also proved to be competent at singing (Misaki scored a 88 and Genki scored a 96).
In light of these results, Genki decides to show everyone Yuki’s singing. The episode ends with Genki and Yuki about to have a conversation.
There’s not much to be said about this series since it’s a rather typical Girls Club show. Setbacks keep coming up and they keep finding ways to overcome them by making use of innate talent. Wait, am I talking about Girls Club shows or shōnen action shows?
Be that as it may, Action Heroine Cheer Fruits is at least sort of funny. And it’ll be nice to see the girls develop their heroine program until it becomes something amazing, but I’m not sure if the payoff is worth the wait.
I really do like Mikan. She is such a sweet girl who is always quick to notice when others are upset and who strives to be useful.
She also resembles Kotori from Love Live! Mikan is probably the main reason why I’m remotely interested in this show.
The show continues to play by the numbers. Quite an average Girls Club show, truthfully. Nothing to really write home about, but nothing to really condemn, either. Sakura Quest held a similar vibe at the start, but Action Heroine Cheer Fruits is weaker at getting viewers to become invested.