Rinmeikan's Determination is the second chapter of the main story of Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight: Re LIVE.

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Karen (icon).png Karen:
Everyone, listen! This is really bad!


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Do you have any idea what time it is!?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
It's all right, they made it before the dorm closes for the night.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
That's not what I meant... There's not much time left to prepare for the Seisho Festival and the Performance Festival.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Sorry, Jun-Jun! But this is really, really important!


Junna (icon).png Junna:
What is?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
The audition.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Huh?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
What are you talking about? What audition?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
You don't mean THAT audition, surely?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
That's exactly it.


.....!

Maya (icon).png Maya:
What's going on?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
"Starlight" is...disappearing.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
What?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
N'importe quoi! What's this about? How can it "disappear"?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I don't get it either...


Karen (icon).png Karen:
But everyone's forgetting about "Starlight"! And then the audition started. and then--


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Slow down, Karen-chan!


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I can't help it!


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Karen-chan...


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Is it really true?


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Tsuyuzaki-san, can you explain what happened?


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Sure.



Junna (icon).png Junna:
Okay, now I have a pretty good picture of what happened. But...


Nana (icon).png Nana:
What's the reason behind it?


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Elle said it's "the natural course of things."


Nana (icon).png Nana:
What?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
I don't get it.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
I don't get it either.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
So you're saying the only way to save "Starlight" is for us to become the top stars?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
N'importe quoi! Are you kidding me? We have to go through those auditions again!?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
We have to fight the Korosu in etudes, and other students in the Revues?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
And our opponents will be the other schools participating in the Performance Festival...


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
The performance Festival?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
The other schools? Really!?


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Rinmeikan, Frontier, and Siegfeld are the other schools signed up for the Performance Festival.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
We met with representatives from those schools today.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Karen, the least you can do is try to remember the schools we'll be performing with. Were you even listening to the teacher's explanation?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I thought I was?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
*sigh* Anyway...


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
But being forced to participate in the audition is just not right!


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Can't we withdraw? Is there no cooling-off period?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Yeah! Can't we just cancel it now?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
That's not possible... At least not with the Giraffe's auditions.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Unreasonable as always, I guess.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
And anyway, we have to protect "Starlight"!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Yeah, that's right.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
I won't let our "Starlight" be forgotten or lost.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
We can't lose. No matter who we're up against.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
We'll be pitted against the other three schools from the Performance Festival...


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Rinmeikan, Frontier, and Siegfeld... The one we've got to watch out for the most is Siegfeld.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Oh, and we met Akira Yukishiro from Siegfeld! Her movements were amazing!


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Akira Yukishiro, huh? I was wondering why she wasn't at the meeting, but it seems she was at the audition.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
You know her?


Maya (icon).png Maya:
A bit.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
She's really famous.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
She's the top of her class at Siegfeld Institute of Music and heads the student council. Her dad is a movie director and her mom used to be an actress.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
There was an article about her in a theater magazine. "Top marks! A high school student combining movements with subtlety of expression."


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Wow, so she's a big deal.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
And Michiru Otori, who was at the meeting today...


Maya (icon).png Maya:
I've heard she's one of Siegfeld's top performers as well.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
I'd be more concerned about Shizuha Kocho from Frontier School of Arts. We performed together at last year's Performance Festival.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Oh yeah, come to think of it, this is going to be the second Performance Festival for you and Tendo-san.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Oh, I remember her. Shizuha Kocho.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
You know her?


Nana (icon).png Nana:
I saw a performance by her school's drama club when we were in junior high school.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
She was already really good at acting, but what was really amazing was her voice!


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Plus she really captured everyone's attention with her personal charm.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
She made a huge impression on you, huh?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
I thought her acting was top class at last year's Performance Festival. I was surprised to hear she was from Frontier, to be honest.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Huh? Why?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
How do I put this? They don't really have the best reputation.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Yeah... Their results at competitions are not exactly jaw-dropping either.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Really?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
According to online comments, lots of students go there just for fun and aren't serious about performing arts.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
It's still a new school and they're desperate for students.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
They hold all sorts of showy events to attract new students and invest in technology only to create a buzz about how modern they are.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
I heard they give tablets to all new students!


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Wow, that's pretty cool.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
But since they're not picky about recruitment, they don't always get the best students either... Some say their Stage Expression Course is an exception, though.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Shizuha Kocho is the class rep for that course.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
I bet she's gotten even better now than when I last saw her.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
I heard there's one more exceptional girl from Frontier, though I didn't see her today.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
What was her name again? Meh, doesn't matter.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
As for our first opponent, Rinmeikan Girls School...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
*yawn* I'm going to sleep! See you later. Nighty night!


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Hey, Kaoruko!


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
What was that all about?


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
It seems like she knows someone at Rinmeikan. They had a bit of a run-in earlier.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
That so?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Jun-Jun! What's Rinmeikan like?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
It's an esteemed school with a long tradition, like Seisho.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
At least it was, anyway...


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Having a long history sounds great, but their buildings and equipment are getting old. They're struggling to get new students to enroll, too.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
C'est triste... That's very sad.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Their Performance Department is going to be shut down... Tamao-san and her friends will lose their beloved department.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Hey, everyone.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
What's up, Banana?


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Let's get "Starlight" back, no matter what. It's our precious play!


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Of course! We're not going to let it disappear!



Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Kaoruko? What's the matt--


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Gran? It's me, Kaoruko. I wanted to ask you something about Rinmeikan Girls School...

Karen (icon).png Karen:
Morning!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Oh, good morning, Karen-chan.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
You're up early, even though there's no school today.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Yeah... I was too keyed up to sleep in.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
No wonder, with the auditions starting again.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Can't expect anyone to remain calm in this situation


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Yeah...


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
............


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Oh, by the way! Karen-chan, I steamed some sweet potatoes my parents sent me. Want one?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Whoa! Sweet potatoes?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Sweet potatoes for breakfast? Are you okay, Mahiru?


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
I'm a little jittery, too. Hold on, Karen-chan. I'll be back with the 'tatoes in a minute!


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Huh? Where's Banana?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
At school. Preparing for the Performance Festival.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Ah...


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Hikari-chan, let's practice together!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
...All right.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
That was sudden.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I can't sit still, I've got to do something!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Huh? Karen-chan, what about your potato?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I'll have it when I get back!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Then I'm coming with you!


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
EVeryone's going to school? I guess I could do some swordfighting practice.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Get me an ice cream on the way back, okay?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Why do I have to run errands for you? Anyway, shouldn't you practice too?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
............


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
You're slacking off with dance practice lately, aren't you?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
That's nonsense.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
.............


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Wh-What is it?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Did you put on weight?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Huh!?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Fine! I'll go and practice, too!



Karen (icon).png Karen:
All right! Let's do this, for "Starlight"!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
............


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Hikari-chan?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Oh...



Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Ah...


Rui (icon).png Rui:
Tamao-senpai?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
What are you doing here, Tamao-han?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Why? You have a problem with us being here?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
And who are you? I was talking to Tamao-han, you know.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Um, we came to discuss the Performance Festival preparations...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Ah, that's right. You're also doing the Festival.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Whatever. Good luck to you. Bye.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
............


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
What's her issue?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Sorry about Kaoruko, she can be harsh sometimes. Don't mind her.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
...It's all right.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
I'll see you later.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Hey, Kaoruko! Wait up!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Kaoruko-chan went too far...


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
I just want to say one thing.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Uh, yes?


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
We... We won't lose at the next Revue. Excuse me.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
It's hard for them, too. They want to save the department that matters so much to them.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I get it. But we can't afford to lose, either.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Let's go, Karen.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Sure! Okay, let's practice!

Karen (icon).png Karen:
Huff... Let's go over this one more time, Hikari-chan!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
No, Karen. You're overdoing it.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Karen-chan... I know you don't want to lose at the next audition, but...


Karen (icon).png Karen:
No, I just want to make sure.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Of what?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
That we'll save "Starlight" no matter what.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Karen...


Karen (icon).png Karen:
So, let's try it again!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
No. I understand how you feel, but...


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Knowing when to take a break is also important.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
...If you say so. Okay.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Let's take a short break then!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
*sigh* Oh, I have an idea.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Yes?


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Maybe Banana and the others are done talking about the Performance Festival.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Why don't we invite them to join us, Karen-chan?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Oh, good thinking, Mahiru-chan!


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I'll go and get Kaoruko-chan and Futaba-chan, too!



Karen (icon).png Karen:
Kaoruko-chan! Futaba-chan! Come join us--



Rui (icon).png Rui:
I...challenge you.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
?


Rui (icon).png Rui:
I said, I challenge you.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
You're from Rinmeikan? Erm...


Rui (icon).png Rui:
I'm Rui Akikaze.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Akikaze. What kind of challenge are you talking about?


Rui (icon).png Rui:
Swordplay and Japanese dance. I have some familiarity with them.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
I refuse.


Rui (icon).png Rui:
You think I'm not good enough for you?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
I didn't say that. Anyway...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Why do I have to take you on in the first place?


Rui (icon).png Rui:
It's for Tamao-senpai.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Don't be silly. What are you to her?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Are you going to battle me in her stead?


Rui (icon).png Rui:
That's right.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
How sweet and naive.


Rui (icon).png Rui:
It's not! You have no idea how agonizing it is for Tamao-senpai!


Rui (icon).png Rui:
That's why she said what she did to you!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Look, that stress and agony is just part of the deal.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
You guys have no chance of making it to the top.


Rui (icon).png Rui:
What!?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Listen, why are you so focused on Kaoruko?


Rui (icon).png Rui:
............



Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Rui-chan!


Ichie (icon).png Ichie:
What are you doing here, Rui? You left without saying anything.


Rui (icon).png Rui:
I'm sorry...


Rui (icon).png Rui:
I couldn't just sit and do nothing after what you had to endure, Tamao-senpai...


Ichie (icon).png Ichie:
Rui...


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
I'm sorry if Rui caused you any trouble. We'll be going now.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
............


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
I'm sorry about what I said before, Hanayagi-san.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
...But we'll win. We're not losing to you. We have a place we must protect.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Yeah, okay.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Goodbye.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Kaoruko-chan... Why are you so harsh with Tamao-san? It's been really nagging at me.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
It's not your business, Mahiru-han.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
And... It's got nothing to do with me, either.



Elle (icon).png Elle:
The Revue featuring Seisho Music Academy versus Rinmeikan Girls School shall now begin.


Giraffe (icon).png Giraffe:
To become top stars, you must sing, dance, and battle for brilliance.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Hanayagi-san...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
We're the ones who will become top stars.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
We'll protect the Performance Department!


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Here we go!

Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
No way... It can't be...


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Our beloved department will be lost!


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
I'm so sorry, everyone! I didn't do well enough!


Rui (icon).png Rui:
That's not true, Tamao-senpai! You tried your best!


Ichie (icon).png Ichie:
Yes, it's not your fault!


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
But... But I...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Tamao-han's right. She's to blame for your defeat.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Ah!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Hey, cut it out! Don't be nasty just because you won!


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Leave her alone, Kaoruko. That's really enough.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Your fingertips wavered.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Ah!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Your steps were sloppy. Say all you want but you can't hide obvious mistakes.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
You didn't put your mind to it.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Hanayagi-san, you have no clue about our feelings, do you?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
See, what I'm saying is that you lost because you're so caught up in feelings.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
I asked my grandma, your teacher, about you. "Tamao Tomoe is talented. She shows great promise," she said.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
But she also told me what your weakness is.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
"She's too soft-hearted."


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
............


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
You really are too much of a softie, huh?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Worrying so much about others that you can't focus on what you're doing yourself.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
......


Ichie (icon).png Ichie:
Tamao...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
How about you actually make an effort and put everything on the line for a change?


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Ah!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
That department of yours was doomed from the beginning with you leading the team.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Ngh!


Rui (icon).png Rui:
That's just not true!


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Rui!


Rui (icon).png Rui:
Tamao...senpai...?


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
I still...


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
I still have hope for Rinmeikan's Performance Department!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Oh, you do? Good luck then.


Elle (icon).png Elle:
The next Revue will feature Seisho Music Academy versus Frontier School of Arts.


Elle (icon).png Elle:
To become top stars, you must sing, dance, and battle for brilliance.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Kaoruko-chan, deep down you actually do acknowledge Tamao-san's skills, don't you?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Nope. She may not be a true disciple of my grandma...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
But I still can't stand that someone who was taught the Senka-ryu techniques would show such weakness.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Tomoe likes your dancing, you know, Kaoruko.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Wow, really?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
That's what the teacher said.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Hmph. I don't care.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
If she wants to call herself my fan, she'd better pull herself together.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Right, Futaba-han?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Hey, I didn't say she was a fan.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
The Revue tired me out. Rub my shoulders, Futaba-han.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
You're too much.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
............


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Something the matter, Mahiru-chan?


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
No, I was just thinking about Tamao-san.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
......?


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
I hope she can find her stage to shine on.

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