QLeft.png Ahiru Kurosawa is the captain of the Shiratogi High School swimming team. The village pool, "Shiratori Pool", is in danger of closing down and to keep it alive, Ahiru gathers her friends to transform the swimming team into synchronized swimming team.
"Let use our swimming to fill this pool with smiles!"
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Team Captain

Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
“We have to protect Shiratori Pool!”


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“Our summer is only getting started!”


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“We can’t let it end yet!”... Phew.


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A youth story centered around synchronized swimming… Ah, I guess it’s called “artistic swimming” these days…


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Then the team captain has to rally everyone to save their pool… This “Ahiru-chan” character is pretty cool.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
The year is 1950…


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At the lone high school of a sleepy village, Ahiru Kurosawa has taken on the role of first team captain after founding the synchronized swimming club.


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After saving the village’s “Shiratori Pool” from certain destruction, she went on to become a legend in the world of synchronized swimming.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
……


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I wonder if someone like me would even be able to play this incredible role correctly…


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……


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Ungh, no! What do I mean, “someone like me”?!


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I can’t let down everyone in Group B who chose me for the role.


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If I lack confidence, I just need to get some! I’ll just have to study, do some research, and create my role!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
OK, it’s decided, so let’s get to researching! I’ll go to someone who’s the most like a team captain!


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The one who’s most like a team captain…?


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……


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...Who would that be?


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Team captain… Team captain…


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Karen-chan does a great job getting everyone motivated, but she seems like she might forget the date of a match…


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Hikari-chan… Um. Yeah.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Junna-chan is the class representative, and Futaba-chan is great at taking care of others, so those two might work!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Kaoruko-chan could maybe be the captain of a flower arranging or tea ceremony team.


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Banana-chan seems like she’d be good at dealing with a large number of people, and Clau-chan makes club activities fun!


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As for Tendo-san…


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....As for Tendo-san…


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As someone with so much experience in lead roles, she’s more like a... leader.


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A leader… Yes.

Leader

Maya (icon).png Maya:
I see… So you want to research me.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
That’s right. You’ve been acting since you were young, and you’ve performed a lot of lead roles.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Even at the 99th Seisho Festival…


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I have almost no experience as a leader...as the lead role, so I was hoping you could help me out.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Um… Maybe it’s too much of a bother for you.


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Unacceptable.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
…!


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I-I should have known… I need to experience this myself…


Maya (icon).png Maya:
No, not that. What is unacceptable is that you are worried about being a bother for others.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
...Huh?


Maya (icon).png Maya:
It is true that I have taken the lead role many times, becoming leader of the stage.


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The greatest lesson that senior actors of the stage and my colleagues have taught me is…


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“Be selfish.”


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“Be...selfish.”


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The lead role on the stage is only possible because of the numerous people working behind them.


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The effects, the script, the lighting, the props, the costumes. These all exist to allow the leader to shine as brightly as possible, to make the stage brilliant.


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An extreme example would be Siegfeld Institute of Music, where all the students work their hardest to make their “kings” shine.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Ah…!


Maya (icon).png Maya:
This advice might seem a little bit silly…


Maya (icon).png Maya:
But Tsuyuzaki-san, you are the lead in “Synchro Girls”. You are leader of the stage.


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If you agree with that, then you must… “Be selfish.”


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Before the actual performance begins there are always several problems that occur. Worrying about your level of acting skill, the distance between you and the other performers, balance…


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However, what’s most important is you in the lead role. It’s your stage, you should enjoy it the most.


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The only way you can truly thank those that have put in lots of hard work to make the show happen is by giving your best performance.


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Tendo-san…


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Ah… I apologize.


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I was supposed to be giving you advice, but when I get talking about the stage, I get a little carried away…


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
No, no, thank you so much. What you said really hit home.


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“Be selfish…”


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I feel like a big weight has been lifted from my shoulders… I’m actually really looking forward to the performance now!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Thank you for sharing your advice with me! I knew you were the right person to talk to, Tendo-san!


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Heh heh, I’ve just experienced a lot of different stages, that’s all. Plus…


Maya (icon).png Maya:
When asked “Who’s most like a team captain?”, you, Tsuyuzaki-san are the first person that comes to mind.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Really…?


Maya (icon).png Maya:
You put people first, have a kind heart, and you work with everyone striving hard to reach our objectives… You’re definitely the most suited to the role.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
I’m looking forward to seeing “Synchro Girls”, Mahiru Tsuyuzaki-san.


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I’ll make sure to play the crafty clerk to the best of my ability, too.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
…!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Okay! I too will deliver the best captain performance ever!


Mahiru & Maya:
Hehehe!

Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
The lead role of “Synchro Girls”... The team leader… It makes me nervous thinking about it, but I’ll make sure this performance is a success!

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Poolside acting and synchronized swimming… That’s not gonna be a walk in the park, but it’s a chance to deliver something out of this world!


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Playing this role I realized how tough, difficult, yet interesting synchronized swimming is!


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Swimming and acting fused into one… If we nail this performance, it’s gonna give us a big confidence boost!

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