Love Live! Ep 2 – Road to Becoming School Idols

What happens after an idol group is formed? Training and preparation for their first live of course… And that is what episode 2 was mainly about.

This is training!

This is training!

Starting an idol group is always not an easy task… Your idols must be trained sufficiently, the songs must be popular among the people and the idols have to maintain a good image. However, maintaining a good image is not really needed for the group at this stage yet, as they first need to make a good impression.

This gave me a weird impression..

This gave me a weird impression..

Right from the start, the live concert is announced and the location was settled easily, with a bit of help from Vice-President Nozomi. And since they could not use any classrooms or other rooms for practice, the rooftop is used of course! Then, came the dieting and stamina training, initiated by Umi, with some thighs.. Dieting failed immediately but at least they took the running seriously. Running up the stairs to the shrine and praying there after is not such a bad deal…

Even the legs are blushing!

Even the legs are blushing!

Even the always cheerful and positive Honoka broke down, only momentarily though. Well, it was expected once she started to realise the pressure of holding their first live, and every optimistic person will experience a period of time where they lose their optimism, same with Haruka from Idolm@ster. Although Honoka’s one was extremely short… where almost immediately after, she regained her usual bubbly self with the support from her classmates.

Friends are always there for support~

Friends are always there for support~

It was also with the support of Rin and Hanayo that she managed to convince Maki (and also by using Umi’s method of push ups while smiling). Along with a bit more help from Nozomi, Maki composed a song with Umi’s lyrics! Hence, everything turns out well by the end as they overcame all the difficulties that popped up! Even the name of the group was settled by a single slip of paper, μ’s (muse). According to Greek Mythology, there were 9 muses, and they are the personification of literature, dance and music. Hence, the name is really meaningful for this idol group which is also about to have 9 members.

Good start eh.. And never giving up always works :)

Good start eh.. And never giving up always works 🙂

I am starting to like two characters, Rin and Maki (Maki from ep 1 already). Rin is the really adorable one, especially with “nyan” in this episode. Maki is all cool on the outside but actually really nice… The plus point is that she has a powerful and nice voice! Anyways, I hope to see more development in these two and maybe some moe from Maki…

Nyan is better...

Nyan is better…

It looks like Love Live is somewhat slower in terms of development as though characters are introduced, they do not join the group easily. There is more space for the development of the other 6 characters which I would really like to see. Until then, let us wait in anticipation for the outcome of the live concert which they only had less than a month to practise for…

Honoka doing the right things at the right time.. Moving Maki

Honoka doing the right things at the right time.. Moving Maki

And more legs!! From Maki!!! XP

And more legs!! From Maki!!! XP

 

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