Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Morning, Akira! Looks like a nice day today!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I suppose so.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
That's it? You're just as brusque as usual, aren't you?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
It's a special day today. I don't have time for idle chit-chat.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Sure, sure, I know.


Girl A:
Look! It's Yukishiro-senpai and Otori-senpai!


Girl B:
Oh, yeah. They're so stunning!


Girl C:
Of course they are. They wouldn't be Edels otherwise!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
They're talking about us. Why don't you stop by for a chat with them, Akira?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
It's a waste of time. I've got to go.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Always so uncompromising...


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Morning!


Girl A:
Oh! Good morning!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Are you first-years? The summer's over, but are you having fun at school?


Girl A:
Y-Yes! It's just so much fun!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Good, good. I'm glad to hear that!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Oh, but there's even more fun coming up in December.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Akira, Mei Fan, Yachiyo, and I will be performing "Elysion." Don't miss it!


Girl A:
O-Of course!


Girl B:
I, um... I'm so happy to get to talk to you, Otori-senpai!


Girl C:
Hold on, what? Otori-senpai was talking to me, not you!


Girl A:
You're both wrong! She was talking to none other than me!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Hey, now. No need to argue. Please be nice to each other, okay? Do it for me.


Girl A:
O-Okay!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Oops, I better go or Akira will leave me behind! See you!


Girl A:
Otori-senpai is such a kind person!


Girl B:
Many elite students gather at Siegfeld Institute of Music...


Girl B:
But even among them, only the top five are granted special titles named after precious metals and gems. She's one of them, bearing the title of Frau Saphir.


Girl C:
Oh gosh, she's so amazing. I can't believe we talked to her.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
That was fun!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
You're an odd one. Was it really so enjoyable to talk to them?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Yeah!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
I'm sure they wanted to talk to you, too. You're Frau platin, after all.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I have nothing to say to them. Let's go.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
You never change.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Are you ready, Akira?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Obviously. You?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Yep, all good here. And now...


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Mei Fan, you good?


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Yes... I'm a little tense, but it's not a problem.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
That might be a problem, Mei Fan.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Why don't you take today off? I'll do your lines instead!


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
I-I can do it!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Yeah, looks like you're both fine!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
But really, Akira-senpai comes up with really bold ideas.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
It'll be great if we can find someone good, but I'm not overly hopeful.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
I'm sure we will! We've got Akira-san with us!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
What do you think, Akira?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
It should be obvious.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
It's time. Let's go.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
All right!

Akira (icon).png Akira:
My fellow students, the summer is over, and fall has just begun.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Autumn colors, chirping crickets, moonlit nights--this is a beautiful season bursting with color.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
But there is something you must not forget.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
For us, students of Siegfeld Institute of Music, fall is a time of preparation for winter.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
As you all know, December brings an event which is a tradition at our school.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
A performance of the play "Elysion."


Akira (icon).png Akira:
The five Edels star in the play. Such is our custom, eternal and unbroken.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
However, currently there are only four Edels. The position of Frau Jade is currently unfilled.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Our previous Frau Jade has left Siegfeld Institute of Music.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
It appears she was not worthy of the position of Frau Jade.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
It is a very concerning, deplorable state of affairs.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
However, it also offers you a unique opportunity.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I hereby announce...


Akira (icon).png Akira:
The title of Frau Jade shall be given to one of you, who can prove her ability!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
That is all from me.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
The vice president of the student council, Michiru Otori, will explain further.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Please continue to remain quiet.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Hello! I'm Michiru, taking over from Akira!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
You're all probably getting tired of listening, so I'll try to keep it brief.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
I think everyone knows this already, but Siegfeld Institute of Music is an elite academy.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
We've got many exchange students too, and the global appeal of our school means we attract talent from all over the world.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
The school is flexible in offering opportunities for growth, such as allowing particularly talented junior high students to take classes with older students.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Others may have mixed opinions about us, but we're very highly esteemed in the world of art.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Siegfeld has a special system of titles called Edels.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Let me explain the history of the Edels just a little bit.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
It all started with the play "Elysion," Siegfeld Institute of Music's time-honored tradition. A system was born to select five top students to perform in the play.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
As time went on, those five students were given other roles as well, such as running the student council.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
These students representing Siegfeld started to be known as Edels.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Some time after that, five titles based on precious metals and gems were created for the Edels.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Some people think the titles and the Edels are the same thing, but the titles came afterwards.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Anyhow, now the top five students perform the school's most famous play and run the student council.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
I guess it's a system worthy of Siegfeld Institute of Music, where everything is centered on the arts.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Right now we're looking for a new Frau Jade. It's the first time we're trying this, but as Akira said, this is your chance!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Now, as for what you need to do to be chosen...


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
It's extremely simple. All you need to do is show us you have the skill for!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
If you manage to convince us Edels, led by Akira, that you've got what it takes, you're in!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
We'll post the requirements later, but basically, we want to see what you can do without worrying about too many rules.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
So, we're really looking forward to welcoming someone new to our Edel team!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
That's all from me! Good luck!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
That was a long-winded explanation.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Ooh, harsh. Better than your lofty speech, though!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
All right, fingers crossed we find someone good!

Akira (icon).png Akira:
Next.


Girl A:
Um... So let me get this right, should I just follow that choreography?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Leave.


Girl A:
What? But I haven't even danced yet...


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
It's enough. Please do as you're told.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Sorry, but that's not the pace we need. We're looking for someone who doesn't need to be told everything.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Your time's over. Do you have any more questions?


Girl A:
*sniff* No, I don't!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Next. Come forward.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Ah, as resolute as ever.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
I hope that girl doesn't get too down on herself.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Nah, I think she'll be fine.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Maybe getting to stand in front of Akira was enough to make her happy.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
I'm not sure I'd go that far.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
That's how it is, though.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Huh, what? Is that how you'd feel, Mei Fan?


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
It's a very rare treat to have Akira-san's attention.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Michiru-san, we have some time, so do you mind if I give it a try?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Huh? Sure, but you may lose your title if Akira disapproves!


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
I'll be fine!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Ho ho! Mei Fan's going to take on Akira! This is going to be good!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Akira-senpai never ceases to amaze me.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
She even comes up with new choreography on the spot each time for the evaluations.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
AND she remembers every step every time!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
You know how training at Siegfeld is draconian compared to other schools?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
But Akira breezes through it all like it's nothing.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
She really is a genius. I've got to keep trying harder.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Yeah? Then are you going to try to pass her test, too?


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
No, I'm not as gung-ho as Mei Fan.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
I know, right? Besides, who can be bothered?


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Oh, looks like Mei Fan's done.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Welcome back! It looked like you were doing pretty well.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
No, not even close. I thought I could do better than that...


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Akira-san is really extraordinary.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Ahaha! Your eyes are sparkling!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
What about me? Am I extraordinary, too?


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Huh? Um... Yeah? You are.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Hey, that didn't sound sincere.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Mei Fan only has eyes for Akira-senpai, and you can't do anything about it.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
That's... That's not true...


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Ah, I get it now. So that's how it is.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Good luck, Mei Fan!


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Uh... Thanks...


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Next.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Yes...


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Ah, time for the main contender.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
The main contender?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Yeah! I'm guessing she'll end up being picked.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Even Akira has her eye on her.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
She does...?

Akira (icon).png Akira:
Come in.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
E-Excuse me...


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Hello!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Oh, hello!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
You don't have to be so nervous, you know.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
There's no one scary here, except Akira.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Huh? Huh!?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Michiru, no more jokes.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
I wasn't joking, though!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Akira-senpai can be more than a little intimidating.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
That's just part of her charm.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Whoa, some positive spin for you, Akira!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Sit over there.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
O-Okay.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Yachiyo, explain.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Sure.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
So, we asked you to come today to officially welcome you as a new member of the student council.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
You mean...


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Shiori Yumeoji-san. From this day on, you're Frau Jade.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
I'm... Frau Jade...


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Akira insisted no one besides you is fit for the role.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Oh, I'm so happy!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Well, it should've been obvious from the start. After all, you're the younger sister of Fumi Yumeoji.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
...Uh.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
......


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
One sister leaves, another takes her place! How dramatic!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Yeah, we were put on the spot when she left, so it's good to have you!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Yachiyo, mind what you say.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Shiori is here through her skill alone. Don't say anything unnecessary.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Don't worry about others' opinions. Simply show them your talent.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
I understand...


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
It's a special occasion, so why don't you go out for a meal together, Akira and Shiori? To get to know each other better.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Um... Yes, well. You can invite me any time.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Okay! Thank you!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
........


Akira (icon).png Akira:
That's all from me. The meeting is over.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Yachiyo got a scolding!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
I said too much...


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Welcome to the team, Shiori! Bye-bye!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
I, um... I don't like being compared to my sister.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Oh, really? But it's a good way to motivate someone.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
If you can, please judge me for who I am, not in comparison to my sister.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
I understand how you feel, but...


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
We can't exactly forget about your sister, because it's Fumi-san.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Yeah... We can't help seeing you as Fumi-senpai's little sister.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
I know... I know that's how it is.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
But still...


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
No, never mind. Thank you for today.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
It's all right. Sorry about going on about that.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
But you shouldn't worry about it too much. You wouldn't have been chosen if you weren't talented, remember?


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Akira-san never lies. You can trust her words.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
So be confident and work to become worthy of Frau Jade!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Yes. I'll do my best.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Okay, we've got to go now, too. See you!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
See you later!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
......

Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Huff... Oof...


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Here I go...like this! And follow up with a pique turn... Aah!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Huff... Huff...


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
That's not good enough... I have to be able to do better or I'll be holding everyone back...


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Ngh... One more time...


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Shi-o-ri!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Huh? Whoa!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
O-Otori-senpai!? How long have you been here?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Hahaha, did I surprise you? Success!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Anyway, first of all, no need to be so reserved. Call me Michiru, okay?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
All the Edels call me by my first name.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Okay then... Michiru-senpai.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Yeah, that's better.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
And as for how long I've been here... The answer would be right from the start, I guess!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Whaaat?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
You know, you looked like something was on your mind today.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
So I got worried and sneakily followed you here.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Was that a bad thing to do? I'm sorry, okay?


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
N-No, it's all right!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
I should be thanking you for being concerned about me.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Oh, good!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
By the way, you're feeling stuck, huh?


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Y-You can tell?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Looks to me like you're obsessing over whether you deserve to be Frau Jade.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Yes... The more I think about it, the more uncertain I become.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
I was trying to get over this anxiety by losing myself in a dance, but it didn't work at all.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Yeah, it totally sucked.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Huh?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
You're not quite ready to dance without thinking about anything, Shiori.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
You've got the choreography down, but you need to be conscious of your every movement down to your fingertips.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
You're letting your emotions get the better of you, and you lose all sense of balance.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
You can tell all that from what you just saw?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
I'm actually quite amazing, despite appearances! Haha.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
I'll give you tips on where you need to do better, so want to try it again?


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
!!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Yes, that's very kind of you!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Huff... Huff... Whew! How did I do, Michiru-senpai?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Nice! Now that's what one would expect from Frau Jade.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
I'm so glad!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Um... I'm really grateful. Thanks to you, I feel a bit more confident now.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
You took the time just to help me out...


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Don't worry about it! Because you know what?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
You're my friend, and I take good care of my friends.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Your friend... I'm so happy!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Yup!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
I'll be looking forward to seeing how you do from now on. If there's anything troubling you, tell Akira or me, okay?


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Okay! Thank you!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
But wait, we're not done yet! Back to practice!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Okay!

Akira (icon).png Akira:
Yes, that's it.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
You've improved a lot in the last few days.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Thank you! I'll keep it up!


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
.....


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Quite a surprise, isn't it?


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Not really.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
No, seriously, even I was shocked. You don't have to pretend in front of me.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Your charm lies in your honesty, you know.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Well, you can understand why Akira-senpai is so invested in helping her.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
I'm not going to lose to her...


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Oh? Are you jealous?


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
What are you getting at?


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Even before Shiori showed up, you used to say Akira-senpai was your rival to overcome one day.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
She was your goddess and your rival, and you're telling me you're not bothered at all now that Shiori's here?


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Wha--!?


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Might you be jealous that Akira-senpai has a new favorite?


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
It's nothing like that.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
If you say so!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
But it is bothering you, right? You should just be honest and confess.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
C-Confess WHAT!?


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
I was half-joking! Only half, though.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Tackle the situation head-on, so at least you'll know where you stand. Remember what you did during the auditions for Frau Jade?


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Just do something like that again. Confront Akira-senpai and unleash your pent-up emotions.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
You're right. It might be better than the way I feel now.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Aww, sweet adolescence. So much excitement!


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Akira-san!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Don't interrupt. Wait five minutes.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
I... I won't wait!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
!?


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
I'm sorry to butt in, but I want to challenge you in a dance!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
A challenge, you say?


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
That's what I said.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
It's been a while.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Shiori, let's take a short break.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Oh...okay.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Shiori! Come over here!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Mei Fan, you really meant it?


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Of course!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Very well. Let's have a dance-off.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Ooh, things are getting exciting! Maybe I should go and get Michiru-senpai!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
...Are you enjoying this?


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
No way! I'm worried, really. It doesn't happen often, so feast your eyes!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Huff... Huff...


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
...Akira-san. I admit defeat.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
An obvious result. But you weren't bad.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
You've improved, Mei Fan. You made a good showing.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Akira-senpai...


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I'm sorry, Shiori, but I've changed my mind. I feel like getting some exercise myself now.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Mei Fan, want to practice with me?


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Yes, thank you!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Shiori, looks like she stole Akira from under your nose! What will you do?


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Huh, what? Is that what happened?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Aww, I guess Shiori doesn't feel the same way as Mei Fan.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Whoa! I didn't see you coming, Michiru-senpai!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
That Akira's a heartbreaker, isn't she?


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Well, isn't that what she needs to be the top student here?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Ahaha, could be!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
But... Maybe she needs to be reined in a little.

Akira (icon).png Akira:
Too slow. Again, from the start.


:
Okay!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Yeah, yeah.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Listen, in this scene you have to pay attention to each other's expressions—


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Akira, you got a minute?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
What is it? We're rehearsing for "Elysion" right now.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Yeah, I can see that. Anyway, can I talk to you?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
.....


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Mei Fan, Shiori, Yachiyo. Please carry on without me.


:
Will do!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
See you later!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
What is it, all of a sudden?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
What is it? Gosh, you don't know?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I have no idea what you're trying to get at.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
It's about Shiori and Mei Fan.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Akira, you noticed that Shiori's upset about Fumi, right?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Fumi? Ah, yes, that.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
She may benefit from my advice on the subject of performing...


Akira (icon).png Akira:
But it's not my place to pry into this business between her and her sister.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
She needs someone to talk to about it!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Become her ally, her mentor... That's a sure way to gain her trust!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
I gave you a natural way to set up a chance to talk about it on the day she joined us, but you didn't even notice!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
"You can invite me any time"? Are you so socially inept you can't see she'd be too intimidated to do that?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
All you had to do was play along and engage with her!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
I need Shiori for my future plays! What are you going to do if she quits!?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
But things worked out...


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Huh? So what?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
They only worked out because I stepped in.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
That... Well, that's true, but...


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Getting sloppy and thinking it's okay because things worked out is third-rate!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
*sigh* How long do I have to wait for you to finally go from third-rate to second-rate?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
What does it even take to become second-rate in your mind?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Huh? You're talking back to me?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
...Never mind. I should have done better.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Hmph. That's not all, though.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
First you don't do enough to support Shiori, but then you become obsessed with coaching her.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Mei Fan was burning with jealousy!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
It all worked out in the end, but Yachiyo was egging her on!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
I need both Mei Fan and Shiori to achieve my goals. Get that through your head.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
All right... I'm sorry about that...


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Apologizing to me won't fix anything. Apologize to her!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I...can't really do that...


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Huh? What are you so flustered about? Of course it was a joke!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
We can't have anyone else see you acting all humble.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
You should know better.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
.....


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Well? Don't you have anything to say for yourself?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
...No, I don't.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Listen, have you forgotten the plans I have for you?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
You want to create the ultimate troupe with me at its center.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
You got that? Then do as I say.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Things won't work unless we keep everyone idolizing you.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Oh, there you are! Um...


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Ah!?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
You're the top student at Siegfeld, Akira, and I'll do all I can to support you!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Support me...? Oh, thanks.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Let's get back. Everyone's waiting for us!

Akira (icon).png Akira:
Now that everyone's here, let's get straight to the reason I called you.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
We received word from the National Student Drama Performance Festival committee about the students who have qualified.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Performance Festival for short, it's the oldest such festival in Japan!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Oh, that's awesome. So, who's been chosen? I bet it's Akira-senpai again!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Wow! Two years in a row, that's amazing!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Hold on, what if it's all of us?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
It is, in fact.


:
!!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Akira Yukishiro, Michiru Otori, Liu Mei Fan, Yachiyo Tsuruhime, and Shiori Yumeoji.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
All five of us have qualified for this year's Performance Festival.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
I... I qualified!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
That's incredible! I'm so happy!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Hey, we're the Edels, after all.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Incidentally...


Akira (icon).png Akira:
While five students have been chosen from Siegfeld Institute of Music...


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Nine have qualified from Seisho Music Academy.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Whoa, that's almost double.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Quantity doesn't matter! Seisho can't compare to us!


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Right?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
You go, Mei Fan!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
That's all from me.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Don't let the joy of being chosen to perform at the festival go to your heads.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
We have "Elysion" coming up.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Of course!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Our focus must be on practice.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Let's get started right away. Come to the rehearsal room as soon as you're ready.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Um... Didn't it seem like Akira-senpai wasn't quite herself today?


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
You noticed it, too? I thought the same.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Yeah, maybe something's bothering her. Maybe the fact so many girls from Seisho were chosen?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
No, I don't think that's the only thing.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Sure, the numbers might be one thing, but there's something else, too.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Look at the list of Seisho members. Maya Tendo is among them, see?


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
That name rings a bell! She was Akira-san's rival at last year's Performance Festival.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Bingo!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
The last Performance Festival turned into a showdown between Siegfeld's Akira and Seisho's Maya Tendo.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
They weren't even playing leading roles, but they overshadowed everyone else.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Yukishiro-senpai was so cool at the festival.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Yeah, I know! That performance motivated a lot of girls to apply to our department.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Of course, most people like that give up and leave once they realize how tough our practices are.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Well anyway, that's why I think Akira's thinking about Maya Tendo.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
I bet she wants to determine who's better once and for all.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Akira-san will win, hands down!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
I can't even imagine Yukishiro-senpai losing to someone else.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Ahaha, you all really look up to her.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
That's good... Hehe.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Seriously though, I wouldn't miss this year's Performance Festival no matter what.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Yachiyo-senpai, you won't, because you'll be performing, too...


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Oops, that's right!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Well, girls, that's enough chitchat. Or Akira's wrath shall be upon us! Time to go.

Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Yachiyo, are you ready?


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Oh, sorry. I've got something to do, so go ahead without me.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Oh, okay. I'll go now, but try to hurry.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
We're at the most important stage of "Elysion" rehearsals...


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Sure, sure, I know.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
*sigh* All right then.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Time to write my report.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
To Siegfeld Institute of Music's Board of Directors... First, an evaluation of the Edels.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Frau Rubin, Liu Mei Fan.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Serious, honest and straightforward. An exchange student from China who speaks Japanese fluently.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
She's into Japanese capsule toys and owns an impressive collection of them.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
She can handle a wide range of roles with enough skill to impress even Akira Yukishiro.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Her dancing skills are also top-class, and her diligent personality adds to her great promise.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
That said, her excessive adoration of Akira Yukishiro causes occasional unpredictability.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Frau Jade, Shiori Yumeoji.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
She is likely the most sensible of all the Edels.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
She's shy but also strong-minded and friendly. She has no faults of character.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Given the latent character flaws of the other Edels, her addition to the team has been the greatest boon in this school term.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
She is competitive toward her older sister. Some uncertainty was observed initially, but that has now been resolved.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Others may need to be present as well if she is reunited with her sister.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Frau Perle, that's me.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
No special remarks. Happily taking part in all activities.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
That should do. Don't need them investigating me needlessly.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Frau Platin, Akira Yukishiro.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Demanding toward others, but also unforgiving toward herself. The perfect student, excelling in all disciplines.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
However, she works hard for this perfection.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Her talent does not make her complacent, and she spares no effort to stay at the top.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
She tends to believe she's always right, but Michiru Otori is there to keep her in check.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
She is worthy of her position as Siegfeld Institute of Music's top student and is capable of leading our school in the right direction.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Preparations for "Elysion" are progressing as planned and I do not foresee any problems with the public showing of the play.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Lastly, Frau Saphir, Michiru Otori.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
At first glance she seems friendly and open, but she keeps her cards close to her chest.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Her level of ability is yet unclear and further observation is required.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Other than that...


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Although on the surface she's a loyal follower of Akira, I suspect that behind the scenes, Michiru has the upper hand over her.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Nah, I can't put this in.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
They told me to keep my guesses out of the report, so I'll delete that...


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Okay, that's all five. No issues.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
I shall continue my observations.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
I remain committed to upholding the fine traditions of Siegfeld Institute of Music... There, done.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
*yawn* Writing this tired me out!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Not like I can refuse an order from the school board, but I never thought I'd be acting like a spy.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
What are they so worried about, anyway? Beats me.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
...Oh, shoot! Look at the time!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
I can picture Akira-senpai's angry face already!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Got to get going!

Akira (icon).png Akira:
It was a wonderful show, everyone.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
No one besides us could have taken it to this level.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Many of those in the audience are saying it was the best performance to date.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
But this is not good enough. We must continue our training every day.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Never ease up on your practice. Keep aiming higher and higher!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
...That is what I would usually say, but today I want to thank you.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I'm grateful for your hard work in making this happen.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Akira-san...!


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Performing "Elysion" with you has been one of my goals...


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Now that this dream has come true, I'm so overcome with emotion.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Me, too. I'm so happy, I loved it so much. My heart is still beating fast...


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
I wasn't originally meant to perform in this play...


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
But I got this opportunity thanks to you choosing me as an Edel...


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Whoa, aren't you two being too melodramatic? It was fun, that's for sure, though.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
But there's still more to come.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Yachiyo is right. The Performance Festival awaits us next.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
For you this will be about taking down Seisho, right?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Don't be silly.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
That is, however, what the public seems to make out of this festival. So we will face Seisho Music Academy, we will face Maya Tendo...


Akira (icon).png Akira:
And crush them.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Haha! That's Akira-senpai for you! I'm with you!


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
And me, too!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
And me!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Okay, guess you can count me in, too!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
Lead us well and don't stray off the path, okay, Akira?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Heh. Of course.


Elle (icon).png Elle:
Welcome, Stage Girls of the Siegfeld Institute of Music Acting Department.


:
Ah!?


Elle (icon).png Elle:
Do you have what it takes to pass the auditions, become top stars, and stand on the stage of destiny?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
What?


Elle (icon).png Elle:
Those who take pride in their skill find their way without fail...


Elle (icon).png Elle:
To the Revues featuring chosen Stage Girls.


Elle (icon).png Elle:
Where you battle for Brilliance, where you wager your pride, hoping to emerge victorious.


Elle (icon).png Elle:
Three rival schools await you.


Elle (icon).png Elle:
Rinmeikan Girls School, Frontier School of Arts, and Seisho Music Academy.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Seisho!?


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
It's like we're destined to face them.


Elle (icon).png Elle:
If you are interested, I will lead you there.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
This sounds really fishy! But it looks like it's got Akira-senpai's attention.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I'm not one to back down from a challenge.


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
.......


Elle (icon).png Elle:
It is sure to include a Revue against the rival you hope to face.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
...Even you're saying this?


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
I want to do this, too! Sounds fun!


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
If Akira-san is going to do this, I will, too!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Are you... Are you all going?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Of course.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
You wouldn't listen if I tried to stop you, would you...?


Elle (icon).png Elle:
Oh? If it isn't the younger sister.


Does that mean...!?:


Elle (icon).png Elle:
You will know if you participate.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
...Okay. I'm going, too!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
You can't take the easy way out, can you, Shiori? Don't worry, I'll be there for you.


Meifan (icon).png Mei Fan:
Yeah, right. You just want to see what happens.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Hahah, you got me!


Michiru (icon).png Michiru:
So, Akira? You okay with this?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Obviously. Edels of Siegfeld Institute of Music...


Akira (icon).png Akira:
We will take on this challenge!


Elle (icon).png Elle:
Thank you for signing up for the auditions.

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