(Spoilers for up to episode 6 in this review) By now it’s a consistent formula for the series- the members of Cheer Fruits decide they need to recruit someone to enhance their performances and someone either applies or comes to mind. In this episode, Momoi Hatsuri, who happens to Misaki’s childhood friend but acts more like an indentured servant because she really admires Misaki, applies to help with Cheer Fruits and to be of assistance to her role model.
While Hatsuri is a talented actor who knows how to use explosives (due to her family’s occupation) which will surely liven up performances, she goes overboard and is thus rejected. However, she refuses to give up and tries to apply again as an apprectience (think of an office temp or intern, I guess, since she was pouring people drinks and helping others do this or that).
Although she consistently gets distracted whenever Misaki is around, Hatsuri is encouraged by the others to keep coming and she works up the courage to invite them to another solo performance. This time she learned about the importance of limiting the output of the explosive to avoid potential injury and about the importance of conveying that she wants to work as a team with Cheer Fruits.
I guess I shouldn’t be upset that everything always works out so nicely, but at least all of the girls in the OP are now together so that probably means no more new characters. With a lack of introductions to clog the narrative or to conventionally solve any dilemmas, Action Heroine Cheer Fruits is finally getting to the good parts. But is the pay-off worth it?
Be that as it may, the series continues to be hilarious. Big plus there!