So the Legend of Mahiru continues to grow as three singers from the West come to see Mahiru’s child. Not only does Mahiru have celebrity friends she also was responsible for a one hit wonder. Sadly it seems that Wakana is not too keen about trying to live up to her mother’s legacy. Certainly the pressure that her mum’s friends have put on her probably isn’t helping too much. Instead it’s Konatsu and Sawa who have been slowly teasing out Wakana’s musical return. Wein seems to be on track to raise Wakana’s flag given how they are erstwhile classmates in supplementary classes. I also have to hand it to Wein for a NICE tackle against a bicyclist. Yes, his attempt at a falsetto was a terrible mating call but risking life and limb to stop a stalker surely should have netted him some points from Wakana.
Konatsu seems to have been struck hard with the hero worship and it must have been galling to Sawa to see Konatsu go gaga over some old men. Thankfully while Konatsu is capable of folly Sawa loves her just the same. Yes Sawa could have been a little more tactful in reminding Konatsu of the purpose of the choir club and the importance of singing one’s own songs, but it was something that needed to be said. Sawa did storm off but her love will never die and thus did she organize practice without Konatsu. Sawa was most gracious to put up with a camper in her backyard; sadly her sleep over with Konatsu did not end as a resounding success. Still there is likely going to be ample opportunity for having a night of Sawa and Konatsu that goes on forever and ever. Maybe in the future Wakana can join in on the fun although right now it seems that Wakana might be ogling Konatsu.
Konatsu to her credit did not simply gawk at three burly old men but got off her butt and grabbed the only stage she could get. For a moment she had a terrible case of the Iverson when she wanted to get out of practice to go fangirling. Thankfully she eventually saw the light and with a bit of help reclaimed her gumption and dedication. Konatsu wasn’t wrong for remembering love for the Condor Queens but she was wrong for backsliding on her own choir club. While their first stage was small along with the audience it matters little as getting a good start was more important. Part of growing up means being you own hero and making a solid start, and so far Konatsu has been able to get past her own adoration for Condor Queens and wants to someday sing on the same grand stage.
Wakana is making this overly difficult, it’s a damn shame since Taichi is being more of an active participant and embracing FREINDSHIP. Even if Wakana is trying to distance herself from music it is rather disappointing that she is moving ever so slowly towards being part of the Choir Club. Sure living up to Mahiru’s legacy is an impossible task but Wakana can still carve out her own legacy. Throwing out the piano is a waste though, if she wants to be rid of it she should either sell it or donate it.
I like how every one in the Choir Club has their own hopes and aspirations. Wakana doesn’t seem to have any well defined ones yet along with Wein, but Sawa seems to have dreams of winning horse racing glory and Taichi as ever has grand ambitions for badminton. Hopefully this show will be as much about hopes and dreams as making choices to achieve those dreams.