EPISODE 29: Operation Final Boss
In order to get the money that we need to build the Project Link, I had agreed to perform a live show along with Haruka and her own School Idol Group. Our Collab Live was a success, and we are able to earn enough money that we need in order to contruct the Project Link!
In the end, Maya Ellen did really help us. And so, the construction of the Project Link is now complete!
And now, for the next part of our story… (Looks at the page of the Digitariel)
No way… Does it mean that we have to… Okay.
This is Chiharu Umiboshi! I am a School Idol, a Supporter, and… an Idol Chaser!
The respective Charm Items of Chiharu and Komari are placed within the Project Link. Now, the Project Link begins to operate.
And then, the portal begins to activate, and it finally opens the warp gate leading to the Interdimensional Space.
“Alright, it’s opening!” Takayoshi said when he has saw the portal gate opening.
“But then, it only opened the Interdimensional Space,” said Rika. “We just need to place the Linker Point to the place where it should be linked!”
“I will do this!” said Chiharu as she steps in. “I am going to use Lierre’s Digitariel to link it!”
Chiharu finally steps in to the portal alone, while carrying the Digitariel. She was then warped into the Interdimensional Space.
“Talking about recklessness, Chiharu…” Komari commented. “Her excitement can’t be stopped!”
“What is she doing!?” Maya was surprised on Chiharu’s passing through on the Interdimensional Space. “She can’t go on like that!”
“Don’t worry about it, Maya,” said Rika to her. “You know, talking about initiativeness, she is knowing what she is doing now.”
“What did you mean about it, Rika?”
“She got Lierre’s Digitariel now. And she might know how to handle things.”
And then, inside the Interdimensional Space, Chiharu was floating around. She then uses the Digitariel and said, “Digitariel, please lead me the way to Lierre’s world, Planet Eidos!”
And the Digitariel has led her into a white, shining portal. And it finally led her into the deserted area of Planet Eidos.
When she has landed into the ground after teleportation, a portal has appeared next to Chiharu. And that was the Linker Point. The Linker Point was then transported via the energy transport coming from the Project Link.
And back at the lab…
“Success! She did it!” said Takayoshi.
“And we need to teleport right away!” said Komari.
“Good luck on your warp,” said Maya to them.
“Go on now!” said Rika to them.
And then, Takayoshi and Komari has took their warp through with the Project Link.
And at the Planet Eidos grounds, Chiharu, Takayoshi, and Komari finally met.
“Good thing that Lierre’s Digitariel has served its purpose!” said Chiharu.
“Yeah! And we need to do is…” said Takayoshi.
“We need to get into Mikako Kira’s world!” said Komari, continuing Takayoshi’s sentence. “The question is… How are we going to get through on that world?”
“I see… So our transporation is still not enough. What should we do?”
Suddenly, the Digitariel has resonated. And next to the Linker Point where they came from, it has created an another portal gate. Looking similar to the Linker Point, this portal is black-pitched and is emitting dark aura. And that portal gate has opened.
“An another Linker Point!?” said Chiharu.
“Does it finally lead to… Mikako Kira’s world?” asked Takayoshi.
“No doubt about it,” said Komari. “Let’s go now, guys!”
“But then, the Digitariel speaks into my head!”
Komari and Takayoshi were surprised about Chiharu’s last sentence.
“If we step into that portal, we cannot go back anymore. That’s what the Digitariel speaks to me in my head!”
“Can’t realize the Lierre’s digital tablet book is also talking to Chiharu,” said Takayoshi.
“But then, we need to save our friends!” said Komari.
“Okay, let’s go! Idol Chasers, we can do this!”
“So what’s the command, from now on?”
“Just say the magic words, Chiharu!”
“Okay! Idol Chasers! Stage… START!”
Everyone said, “S.I.F. !!”
And finally, they had warped into the dark Linker Point. That dark Linker Point has led Chiharu and others leading to the dimension where the world of Black Lace Ribbons are there.
Meanwhile, back at the Shinonome Lab, the Project Link is running. However, as the Charm Items of Chiharu and Komari, which was used by the Project Link, has been displaced, it was then sucked along with the Interdimensional Portal Gate. With these sucked inside the portal, the Project Link ceased to work.
“Oh no! They had been trapped!” said Rika.
“Never thought that this is going to happen,” said Maya. “I guess that our role in helping them was over.”
“But then, I guess it’s time for a backup when things are in a pinch. Leave this to me, Maya!”
“Okay. Komari, guys… We shall be leaving the rest to you now!”
SAKI: It seems that our Headlines last Episode is quite shorter than before…
AIKA: Basically, we just only highlight the critical ones… I mean, the relevant ones, where most people outside Japan can able to access!
MAMI: Livestreams… And some of their stuff, like those in the SIF2 Headlines!
LIERRE: We can’t possibly highlight everything. But here are some of the things which can be relevant, for you.
SAKI: Going back, what are the things to encounter soon on LoveLive!? Especially with the birthdays of these School Idols, as usual.
ALL: This is the Headlines! Stage Start!
TOMORROW: Aqours Livestream
LIERRE: Somehow, this livestream will be interesting as usual. You know what? It is because two parallel series will be there!
TAKAYOSHI: Aqours’ world… Yohane’s world… No matter what world it is, if their feelings are mutual, they will unite!
LIERRE: Facts. And speaking of their livestream tomorrow, it shall be hosted by Shuka Saito and Kanako Takatsuki. Tune-in to their stream to…
TAKAYOSHI: … Get latest info about their upcoming Events, merch and media, and some content updates for the SIF2 rhythm game!
LIERRE: Not only that. Basically, they might include something like a video game which is based from Yohane the Parhelion.
TAKAYOSHI: Sho! Aika! It’s your turn!
“Yohane the Parhelion – BLAZE in the DEEPBLUE” Coming Up!
SHO: At last, the long wait is almost over!
AIKA: No wonder that you are so excited with the game!
SHO: Yep, and I am ready to ignite my gaming skills! Just a bit longer!
AIKA: For brief details, the Yohane the Parhelion -BLAZE in the DEEPBLUE- shall be released on November 16, 2023 JST! It shall be playable on almost all popular latest gaming platforms!
SHO: And what’s more news? I heard that this game is multilingual in text! So, what are you waiting for?
AIKA: I heard that you can try the demo version of the game! But I don’t have a video gaming console…
SHO: Of course, I am gonna let you play this game!
AIKA: Really? Thanks!
GEN: And to end this highlight… The Yohane the Parhelion Saga will just begin.
SHO & AIKA: What are you doing here?!?
School Idol Festival 2: MIRACLE LIVE!
Miracle Collection: Heart-Throbbing School Activity
TAKAYOSHI: (Pant… pant…)
GEN: Did your current Love Gems be able to keep up, Takayoshi?
TAKAYOSHI: Somehow. I am just saving up my Miracle Stars, so that I could blast them up when the Event is ending.
SHO: What!? You can save that big??!?
TAKAYOSHI: Speaking of the Event in the Liella! Side, the Event song to be used is Hajimari wa Kimi no Sora. Play in MASTER difficulty, and get the highest possible Score that you could achieve to get more Event Points, and to place higher in the rankings!
GEN: I am saving more Love Gems for the another Scouting Banner. Seemingly, I have no choice, but to participate and to get the Event UR Natsumi.
SHO: Can Takayoshi be able to get into Top 100 spots in this Miracle Collection Event? Or possibly… Top 10? Find out next Episode!
Song of the Week!
TAKAYOSHI: Today, we are going to introduce a song from the game!
SHO: What could be a song to be introduced this time?
GEN: Let’s find out as we read through!
TAKAYOSHI: And the featured song… is this!
TAKAYOSHI: Ryoran! Victory Road is a song by Nijigasaki High School Idol Club, which is a B-Side from their Nijigasaki Anime SEASON TWO’s ending song, Yume ga Bokura no Taiyo sa.
GEN: Ryoran! Nijigasaki! Is that how it goes?
SHO: You got it correctly, Gen!
TAKAYOSHI: And speaking of the song in SIF2, it has at least two variations, the Type A and B.
GEN: Type A got Kasumi, Rina, Ai, Emma, Karin, and Setsuna. You can find out the difference when you play these two variations!
SHO: Type A and Type B can be challenging! But which of them is the hardest?
TAKAYOSHI: Ain’t giving up landing an FC finish to these songs! Just don’t get addicted to the EDMs though when drunk!
GEN: And that’s it for this song of this week!
SHO: Let’s learn more of the School Idol songs out there!
TAKAYOSHI: Tune-in next time for the next song!
ALL: See you next time!
And then, Chiharu, Takayoshi, and Komari finally reached the Black Lace Ribbons’ world. They are now standing in the grounds, with the surroundings being so dark and deserted.
“So this is Mikako Kira’s world,” said Chiharu.
“No doubt about it,” said Takayoshi. “I can really sense their presence here.”
“I guess so,” said Komari. “Time for the Operation Final Boss, perhaps?”
And meanwhile, in the Black Lace Ribbons’ lair, Antyla has came reporting to Mikako.
“Some targets have been detected within our radius, Mikako,” said Antyla.
“It seems that they are finally here,” said Mikako. “Just don’t let them to get near in our place!”
And in a room somewhere in the lair, this is where some members of the Idol Chasers were trapped and held captive. Aika, Sho, Mami, and Saki were trapped inside.
Meanwhile, Inverse Lierre and Gen finally become Mikako’s subordinates. They had betrayed the Idol Chasers.
“I can tell that Chiharu and the others are here for a rescue,” said Inverse Lierre.
“It seems,” said Gen. “I guess it’s the time to do our roles now, do we?”
And finally, Gen and Inverse Lierre started to move out.
They have finally heard them talking a while ago.
“I wondered on where are they now?” asked the worried Aika.
“I don’t want to die here just yet,” said Mami.
“Ah, I wanna go home! This is getting scary!” said Sho.
And so, Saki said, “Chiharu, please be careful with the Black Lace Ribbons, from now on!”
As long as Chiharu, Takayoshi, and Komari are in the territory of the Black Lace Ribbons, they have no escape!
Finally, it’s Antyla, Inverse Lierre, and Gen who appeared before them!
When they already surrendered, they had met Mikako Kira and the Black Lace Ribbons!
And then, will this be the end of Idol Chasers’ journey?
Next time on SIF Journal Log 3rd Season, “A Live Show Without Audiences“.
When you can’t feel their presence, will you just give up performing on the live stage?