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Overview (Story)
“Our name will be…”

Aqua finally calls Kana after Ruby decides and plans to form an idol group by herself. While Aqua was in an another entertainment project that turns out to be a romantic dating reality show, Ruby tries to think of a name which is seemingly fit to their new idol group that they are about to form. When everything else has failed, a known V-tuber has helped them, and has given them some advices on how they could become popular by collaboration.

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Review

Review time, fellows! What could be my insights to give in this Episode?

Of course, the number one to spot here is Kana Arima. Her character did really improve here, somehow, after the previous Episode in which she did really give her all with her acting. Of course, the acting of Aqua is really dynamic here. And thanks to that scene, where she is browsing some Tweet posts from other people — in which it has become my basis! Yep, and that “Eh!?” uttering of hers…

And the other characters that are foreshadowed here somehow appeared in this Episode are Akane Kurokawa, and the sensational MEM-cho. I wonder if there could be some romance wars here, wherein there is some sort of “best girls” battle here? But then, soon enough, I could get to know them more soon.

Story is basically two parts, and are parallel, for me. Of course, the first part shall be with Aqua, entering an another entertainment project, where he needs to participate in order to find some further Ai Hoshino-related exploits and mysteries. And then, the other one is on how Ruby could able to form their idol group by just deciding a name.

Yeah, and that V-tuber part is really amazing! It is not about appearance, after all (muscular-bounded chick). But then, the inspiring words had made them, and also me, to get motivation! Of course, you just need to do more work harder in order to inspire your audience.

So then, I have learned from this Episode that you can get something good in benefit, but you have to give your own self and identity to them in exchange. That’s what it means to be an idol or an actor. And that’s why they must need to change their names into their stage names, just in order to protect their own life privacies.

And what’s more that I have learned also from this Episode? Maybe the fact that I have few followers is that I ain’t even trying it yet… Definitely, could it be the time for me to do it…?

Overall, this Episode has given me an another chance to rate it higher than before. Not only because of the weird mannerisms and their other feelings and gestures. But because, something inspiring can make you watch the second part, instead of the first one.

My Rating: GOOD (4/5)

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Series Info
【OSHI NO KO】
©赤坂アカ×横槍メンゴ/集英社・【推しの子】製作委員会

This Anime series was aired and streamed since April 12, 2023 with its first Episode. The first Episode was aired and streamed as a one-hour Episode premiere.

Can be streamed on Crunchyroll and on Netflix.

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Inori Donz

Inori Donz is a blogger, video gamer, Anime enthusiast, bicycle rider, and Anime figure photographer. His favorite area of concentration is 'LoveLive! Series', where he plays its featured smartphone video games, as well as watching its Anime series counterparts. "I like Anime, toys and figures, and mostly, I like playing free-to-play video games. Definitely not your usual commoner you see everyday in the streets." He started his blogging journey since December 2013, with a free WordPress blog, named 'IemDonz Blog'. That free blog contains most of his Anime figure photography works, as well as some of his opinions and experiences in the Anime world.