Pop Quiz: Who has the smallest bust size?
You knew it was coming, and there was no way that a show with such a huge lineup of girls would not have an episode where they headed down to the beach. All the shenanigans were present save for the blindfolded watermelon smashing Filler it may have been, but it was to set up something pivotal to the plot, but let us leave that for later.
Xenoglossia Chihaya had boobs. The travesty!
Instead, I am going to pick up where I left off and bully Chihaya for a bit. For the record, I do not dislike our little self-absorbed songstress; I actually do like her a lot, but I cannot help but tease her whenever the opportunity arises simply because she is the type you cannot leave alone. For someone like Chihaya who rarely displays her emotions, picking on her just to watch her reactions is the best form of love! Which is exactly what Haruka is subtly doing, considering none of the idols actually give a shit about Chihaya
Despite her faults, I personally think one of Chihaya's charms is her flat chest. Too bad is she is unappreciative of the gift the gods has bestowed upon her, and instead wallows further in her own insecurities and self-perceived inadequacies Incidentally, if you did not realise already, Chihaya is the flattest of the lot, compared to even the likes of the twins and Yayoi (she is the only one whose boobs did not grow, if you exclude the ones that already long past puberty). Forever 72.
Also, a bit of trivia: When Hibiki first made her debut as one of the rivals, she was portrayed to have a much smaller bust size compared to what she has now, until they revealed her actual measurements. That is why when you look up Hibiki fanart, you will notice the discrepancy where she has smaller breasts in the initial batches!
The biggest revelation this episode is of course the approval of Ritsuko's sub-unit, the Ryuuguu Komachi, consisting of the fine ladies you see above. While they make excellent choices, Ritsuko's picking of Ami has had me wondering quite a bit. You see, back in the first game, the Futami twins were considered a single idol, where they would take turns performing as Ami. In a way, all Mami ever did was ride in her older sister's coattails, which is why she grew out her hair and is now her own idol in the sequel. While I have no idea as to whether or not the formation of this sub-unit would cause any dissonance within the entire group, it is certainly interesting to ponder over the possibility of some form of rivalry between the twins and if this would effect that in any way...