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As the team RISE was able to qualify for the block finals in the Extreme Hearts tournament, Hiyori and others will make their another game for a chance to debut in the live stage. Their block game shall be in a basketball sporting game.
Their rival, Smile Power, was able to turn the game around, due to Hiyori being the weak spot of the team. In the second half of the game, will the team RISE be able to turn the tables around, and win against Smile Power? Will their win be able to allow them to debut on the stage?
Let’s have an impression in this Episode. While reviewing some scenes here, let’s have somehow an observation, at least!
Sumika and Saki can be strong in sports, but they can be weak when it comes to singing and dancing on the stage. Hiyori is just an opposite polarity from the two — weak in physical sports, but strong in singing and dancing. And these were just previewed during the previous Episode, where they were singing in a karaoke. There are so lot of characters and groups to spot here, and some of them are acting as “stock” or shadow characters that appear randomly without introducing themselves.
In the story, it looks like some parts there are indeed “fast-forwarded”, having no idea on what has happened afterward. But then, I didn’t get to see the other groups who debuted on the stage — It’s just only two who just made appearance and that’s it! I am just really hoping that I could get to know the other groups, too, as well as its members! Story is just fine. However, I don’t have any idea on how Hiyori got into her “Limit Break” state, where she was able to outbest her rivals at the late game (Something like from some MOBA games lol). And also, how did these idols able to rehearse and practice at their live show for a very short time? Weird, but interesting to make fun with.
In the end, I have learned that sometimes miracle do happen. If you keep believing and you keep up your pace, then something can eventually make you successful. Just never give up and keep going!
Extreme Hearts began airing in Japan since July 10, 2022 with its First Episode, and began streaming on some streaming networks worldwide.
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