EPISODE 22: Otonokizaka: First Class

Now that we are done on what has happened to Takayoshi in the previous Episode, let’s head on to the present!

Let’s proceed with Chiharu and the remaining Idol Chasers now.

Chiharu and the Idol Chasers had found out the next Parallel World that they are in to explore. And basically, they were just back into the previous Parallel World that they had been before.

“It’s time to select three members to go out, and to explore and to find the Prism Card!” said Saki.

Honoka then budges in and said, “Saki. This time, I, myself, will be requiring all of your people to participate in this mission.”

Everybody else were surprised.

Honoka then continued speaking to everybody.

“Guys, I think it is really the time that someday, you will be on your own paths, as you are continuing with this journey of yours.”

“What did you mean that we should continue on with our journey?” asked Chiharu.

“This is a matter that I should deal it with myself. And I am needing all of your help!”

Lierre finally steps forward, and said to Honoka, “I understand now, my dear Honoka. After this long journey with us, as well as nurturing us with your endearing words and encouragement, you are going to part ways with us.”

“For this time being,” said Honoka, “I want all of you to come along with me, okay?”

And then, the other members are also speaking.

“Just remember to keep our guards up at anytime!” said Komari. “Who knows that either Antyla or the Black Lace Ribbons gang are just creeping with us along?”

“She’s right,” said Gen. “We can’t predict on when Antyla shall strike back.”

“Anyway, we should be careful on our every footsteps,” said Mami.

And finally, the mission has been confirmed. Saki commands all of the Idol Chasers to move out.

As they had moved out, only Chiharu is not yet moving. Then, Lierre talks to her.

“Chiharu, we must move now.”

“I know. But I can’t just see Honoka leave from my side again!”

“You should realize that you have your own dreams to achieve. It is neither with Honoka, nor with the other School Idols. In fact, the dreams that you are achieving for right now is yourself.”

“My dreams… Myself… Now that I had become a School Idol, what else can I do?”

“Remember that you are making it possible because they are just around you. And Honoka told you about that, right?”

When Chiharu realized something, and recalled, she remembered Honoka saying this to her:

“Please, join and win the LoveLive! You have become a School Idol, right?”

With her hard-nosed determination, Chiharu finally moves out and said, “Let’s do this, Lierre! I just need to fulfill Honoka’s promise… One more time!”

And so, Chiharu and Lierre finally moved out.

And in the streets, the group is seen walking altogether.

Chiharu, Aika, Sho, Lierre, Komari, Gen, Mami, Saki, and Honoka are walking. And then, Honoka leads them the way leading to a certain location.

When they step and climb up the stairs, some of them are stable. While there are some people who are seemingly getting tired easily.

“The steps are too steep…” said Aika. “But then, this is really a part of the School Idol Exercise!”

“This is really tiring…” said Sho. “Do School Idols really do these?”

“This is one of the things that my dear Honoka has told and taught me,” said Lierre.

“Nothing much compared to the last time that I had been here,” said Saki. “Of course, when getting older as usual, I am getting tired with these steep steps, and my legs are getting tired easily!”

Chiharu is really focused, and she is ahead of the others, and Honoka is in the front of her.

When they had reached the peak of the stairways, they had made it somehow.

“I think this is it,” said Honoka as she is standing at the front of them. “This is where everything has begun.”

“The birthplace of the School Idols…” said Lierre. “I see. You have finally returned to where are you from.”

“But then, I am a different Honoka that everybody else knew.”

“Tell me. Who exactly are you?”

“Of course, I am Honoka, after all. I am one of the girls out there who are existing, just ‘before it all began’.”

And now, the Idol Chasers are witnessing something, in which Lierre is talking to Honoka right now about something.

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LIERRE: Yohane the Parhelion Anime is heading towards to its Season Finale soon. Will the next Episode tomorrow be the penultimate?
SAKI: Who knows about it? And also, today and tomorrow is the last part of Liella! 4th LoveLive! Tour Series. Maybe, after their live, they might release some announcements there!
MAMI: Could it be… Are they releasing the Season 3 trailer, really soon? Of the awaited LoveLive! Superstar!! Anime?
AIKA: Huhu… This is really spine-chilling for me!
LIERRE: And speaking of the Headlines… What are the things to highlight today in this Episode?

ALL: This is the Headlines! Stage Start!

Aqours Updates

Numazu Jimo-Ai Matsuri 2023

TAKAYOSHI: It’s about time for Aqours to do an another live event, don’t they?
LIERRE: I think so, Takayoshi.
TAKAYOSHI: Speaking of their live show… I heard it’s called as Numazu Jimo-Ai Matsuri 2023, right?
LIERRE: That’s right. And this Event shall be held on at least 3 days, weekends until Monday! On October 7-9, 2023 JST!
TAKAYOSHI: I am gonna leave the details to you now.
LIERRE: For the details, we are going to tabulate them below!

Day 1 (October 7, 2023 – Sat)Anju Inami (Chika)
Kanako Takatsuki (Hanamaru)
Aina Suzuki (Mari)
Day 2 (October 8, 2023 – Sun)Nanaka Suwa (Kanan)
Arisa Komiya (Dia)
Shuka Saito (You)
Day 3 (October 9, 2023 – Mon, 2 Parts)Rikako Aida (Riko)
Aika Kobayashi (Yohane)
Ai Furihata (Ruby)

TAKAYOSHI: I see, so this event is really divided into three days, with the hosts differing from each other.
LIERRE: So, if you want to see them all, and their songs, you have to attend all of the three day performances!
TAKAYOSHI: Attending in all of the three days to see them all is kinda expensive, but I got no other choice.
LIERRE: Aside from them performing as Aqours, they shall be including elements from the Yohane the Parhelion Anime, and that is one of the things to expect here!
TAKAYOSHI: Yep, and it is a matter of fact that this Event is just a month away. Better be prepared ourselves!
LIERRE: Numazu Jimo-Ai Matsuri 2023! On October 7-9, 2023 JST, at Kiramesse Numazu! Look forward into it!

Yohane the Parhelion – Episode 11
They are all standing in front of us. But where are Dia and Ruby?

AIKA: Huhu… Poor Lailaps…
SHO: This thing is really psychological! I can’t really tell if I am happy or sad now!
AIKA: Right now, we are heading towards the Season Finale! Keep yourself braced on!
SHO: Yohane, you have to open yourself to reality!

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Nijigasaki Updates

Nijigasaki Livestream (September 19, 2023)

MAMI: I had seen something in my newsfeed, and it’s an another Nijigasaki Livestream, which shall be done on September 19, 2023, at 9:00 pm JST!
SAKI: Who are the hosts?
MAMI: Kaori Maeda (Shizuku), Coco Hayashi (Setsuna), and Akina Homoto (Lanzhu).
SAKI: Looks like we are reading the same page. Anyway, we just need to tune-in to their livestream soon for their upcoming merch, media, and some content updates for the SIF2 rhythm game!
MAMI: It seems that they had released recently these 12 love songs for the SIF2! Find out in the SIF2 Headlines later to see what are these songs!
SAKI: Also, we could finally find out the details of their upcoming 6th Live! Series soon! I think this was highlighted in the previous Episodes, isn’t it?

Nijigasaki 5th Album Previewed

GEN: So then, the “13th song” has been previewed, and it is titled as “Fly with You!!“. Otherwise, the preview for their 5th Album CD has been previewed online.
TAKAYOSHI: Also, the other 12 songs have been previewed, and they shall be playable on SIF2, wherein we could find out these titles later as we read through!
GEN: Their upcoming 5th Album shall be released in Japan stores on October 4, 2023. Also, this could be your lottery ticket for their upcoming 6th Live! Event on December 2023!
TAKAYOSHI: Not only that. They also have an exclusive ‘serial code’ that can be inputted for the SIF2 rhythm game!
GEN: Otherwise, look forward into this release!

Liella! Updates

TODAY: Liella! 4th LoveLive! Tour Series – Part 3

SAKI: We are now at the last part of their 4th LoveLive! Tour Series!
LIERRE: This time, it shall be in a favor of 5yncri5e! Unit, composing of Chisato and others!
SAKI: The Tokyo Part of their series shall be commencing later afternoon! And tomorrow at 4:00 pm JST! Overseas paid live streaming is available, for those who can’t make it to the venue!
LIERRE: Speaking of this… Somewhere at the end, they might release some announcements.
SAKI: There is a possibility that they might release some big announcements at the end of their live. So, when you attend at the Day 2 of their live performance, it is better to keep your eyes keen for their sudden announcements!
LIERRE: Otherwise, keep your eyes on their feed for this possibility, after their live performance on Day 2!
SAKI: And anything that we had encountered during that Event, we might be including them in the next Episode!

School Idol Festival 2: MIRACLE LIVE!

New Songs to Challenge!

TAKAYOSHI: Alright, we are going to reveal the 12 Nijigasaki Love Songs that can be played and to challenge!
SHO: So far, here it is!
GEN: And it is listed below!

  • Walking Dream
  • Senobi Shitatte
  • Koakuma LOVE♡
  • My Shadow
  • Request for U
  • Cooking with Love
  • Cherry Bomb
  • Koisuru Sunflower
  • Watashi wa Magnet
  • Koufukuron
  • Lemonade
  • 5201314

TAKAYOSHI: All of these 12 songs above are coming from their upcoming 5th Album to be released soon!
SHO: So then, are you ready to take on to these songs?
GEN: Quite easy for a player like me. But will some players can handle them?
TAKAYOSHI: Quite a challenge, yet they are so hard to memorize when they are many!
SHO: Yeah! It’s time to challenge these songs!
GEN: Yep. Game on.

Song of the Week!

TAKAYOSHI: Starting today, and in the succeeding Episodes of SIF Journal Log 3rd Season, in the SIF2 Headlines, we shall be featuring a song from the game!
SHO: It’s really exciting to see what could be the featured song for this week!
GEN: Let’s find out, if you continue reading this highlight!
TAKAYOSHI: And the today’s featured song… is this!

Genjitsu Mysterium

Lyrics: Aki Hata
Composition & Arrangement: Takuya Sakai (Arte Refact), Kyohei Yamamoto (Arte Refact)

TAKAYOSHI: Genjitsu Mysterium is the opening theme song for the TV Anime Series, based from LoveLive! Sunshine!!, the Yohane the Parhelion -SUNSHINE in the MIRROR-!
SHO: As usual, Aqours shall be the star here, with Yohane as the center!
GEN: For the EXPERT difficulty of this song, it’s just average. You just need to pay attention with the variable rhythm beats, which is occurring in some occasions. Overall, it’s an enjoyable song map to play along with, besides being just a Level 9 song in EXPERT.
TAKAYOSHI: Yay! I got an ALL PERFECT finish! Well, that’s it for this featured song of this Episode! Tune-in next time for the next one!

SHO & GEN: Yoroshiku!

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“Lierre,” said Honoka to her. “I guess it is really the time to let your people know on who really you are.”

“Who really I am!?” asked Lierre with surprise.

“To tell you the truth, you had become my loyal follower. And I am the one who has given you this digital tablet book, the Digitariel. You are using it to write down your own memories there, right?”

“Now I had known. I had finally found one of my missing memories.”

“And then, I had given you the title of the School Idol Oracle! So that you could spread and pass the School Idol History to the time of the future!”

“I see. That’s why some history of the known School Idol Groups are written in my Digitariel.”

Lierre finally kneels down at the front of Honoka. Honoka becomes embarrassed, and said, “How many words do I have to tell you that I am NOT a goddess to be worshipped! Mou…”

Saki then steps in to the conversation and said, “I got it. So, you are the Honoka of all beginnings. In other words, the first of them, School Idols. You did really come and exist first before I am a School Idol.”

And so, the other people had gave their own thoughts.

“Eh?!?” surprised Aika. “Did you mean that she is the ‘First One’?”

“This kind of twist…” said Sho. “It’s spine-chilling my nerves!! She is indeed the Legendary School Idol!”

“Honoka…” said Komari. “She is the another one from the Honoka that I had met in the other Parallel World.”

“This Legendary School Idol…” said Gen. “It’s in front of my eyes!”

“Honoka…” finally said Chiharu. “So you were the girl in my dreams, after all.”

“Can’t deny that fact,” said and added Lierre, “that this Honoka girl is already… The first of them all.”

“Everybody!” said Honoka to them. “Welcome to Otonokizaka… Our First Class!”

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The Bonus Stage
Yohane the Parhelion (Genjitsu no YOHANE) 2nd Teaser Video

Yohane just returned to Numazu, after failing a live audition. She has finally met with her giant dog companion, named as Lailaps.

Upon her return, something is strangely happening in the town that she ain’t really used into.

Yohane the Parhelion: Sunshine in the Mirror

Premiering on ABEMA TV and Crunchyroll, a week earlier before TV broadcast!

Premiering every Sunday at 11:00pm JST!

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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.