You know what I said about this anime focusing on certain characters each episode? Well they did it this time again. Nope, not Mimori, not Nagisa or Chieri and Yuuko MIA, she’s out of the question. So who on earth can they focus on?
Well… They focused on that pervert of a photographer who just happened to sell out the entire group. There is a funny little joke in this entire episode that can is either coincidental or on purpose, but hilarious all the same. More on that later.
The whole background story was that Mii-chan, or Minegishi Minami the 5th, had a really tragic background story and made bad decisions because of that. But everything will be completely fine after she accepts her mistakes and decides to help the AKB girls.
Now for the big joke. A while back (not sure how long back), the real Minegishi Minami had a scandal which was dirty, messy and hairless. So this episode could be reflecting on that whole incident and how Minami decided to take the punishment and restart as an understudy. No idea if this is on purpose or not, but somehow I feel that the choice of words they used for the script really reflects heavy on that.
So after as much pointless talking that you would see out of a slice-of-life show, finally some action did happen. So they decided to throw in a song that pumps you up and give you a mecha battle. Everything to make the fans happy.
By now, the plot and script feels really messy to me. What on earth they can do with the characters now? I mean I really cannot imagine where they can go with this, other than a really cliché ending of completely overpowered main characters.