Allow me to first say that Change is as good as I hope it would be, though I shouldn't have expected any less from a 26 part commercial for the the game and its downloadable contents Surprisingly the scene that got me most was actually the part where Chihaya was singing while her former loli self was doing the same, minus the suffering. It almost made me feel bad for all these poorly-conceived jokes targeted at her. Almost.
Even though I've totally given up on Project Fairy to ever be formed, trust A-1 to persistently tease at the possibility. It is also a reminder that this song (watch it) isn't part of the initial catalogue of free content for the PS3 version of the game. And at apparently 10,400 yen a pop for the entire set of clothing, accessories and song, it's one expensive reminder.
More trolling from A-1. As I have mentioned two episodes ago, Miki was supposed to only go into "Honey" mode after a series of events. Instead, we have ourselves a pime taradox - not that I mind of course. As you already know, Miki has grown quite a bit on me, and I'm okay with her slutting it up to Broducer (and so is he). If anything, it looks like she will still play a major role yet again in the second cour, since it sort of seems she has taken the lead role away from Haruka
Why the big fuss over a magazine you ask? Za terebijon is the equivalent of Rolling Stones in Japan, and having your face plastered on the cover with their trademark lemons pretty much means you're a bona fide celebrity. If you're curious, the cover of the inset of the actual magazine features Morning Musume, the one time de facto all girl group who has since then plummeted in popularity, bowing out to the likes of AKB48
Rare shots of a pair of Chihayarus Fanus, although I did thought they were related to Chihaya for a moment. Did a double take and remembered that her only sibling is rotting six feet under somewhere. For once, I actually do want them to get this whole suffering thing out of the way, if only to focus a lot more instead on the final boss, now that he's shown his voice.
While the pacing felt a bit sluggish, it was a decent transition between the first and second half of the series nonetheless. Now that everything has been set up, there is that inevitable showdown between the two idol groups and resolution for certain characters to look forward to, interspersed with dedicated episodes for those who have yet to get their own. And by own, I meant that me and Miura want another Yayoi-centric one. Please?