Primarily based on the manga sequence by Kumiko Saiki, the story follows our two feminine leads, Ai Narata and Sarasa Watanabe. Ai swears to by no means work together with one other man ever once more after being compelled to graduate from her Idol group JPX4848 following a controversial incident with a male fan. Utilizing her skills and robust need to get away from males, Ai auditions for the unique all-female Kouka Faculty of Musical and Theatrical Arts. She tried to journey incognito as a way to get to the varsity with out drawing consideration, though her cowl will get blown. Her fame (and related controversy that triggered her early “commencement”) preceded her upon reaching the varsity, consequently, this made her an outcast from the get-go.
And simply as she is drawn to the “cursed” sakura tree inside the campus, a tall woman reached out for her ticket that acquired blown into one of many tree’s branches, then requested her if she might take an image of her below the identical tree. However Sarasa Watanabe, the tall woman, earned some stares when she declared her intent to develop into the “high star” sometime (a few of them embody the daughter of a household of stage actors and one who handed on changing into a prima ballerina to enroll within the faculty). Succeeding on this explicit discipline will contain extra than simply uncooked expertise for these younger ladies as jealousy, deceit, and the cruel realities of present enterprise put their psychological fortitude to the take a look at. Will Sarasa and Ai have the ability to rise to the highest and stand on the silver bridge?…
Very similar to that “Dungeon Black Company” present, I’m left questioning who the fuck is that this explicit present made for? The story itself looks like an “Odd Couple” dynamic with excessive opposites in the identical room collectively resembling a disillusioned apathetic feminine ex-celebrity who hates present enterprise and refuses to belief or join with anybody, but she’s going to highschool for present enterprise and dealing with folks? And then you definitely match her with a lady who loves present enterprise and folks. In any case, it doesn’t make an effort to make me give a shit about Ai Narata as a personality.
At most, this must be fascinating with out feeling contrived. Certain we the viewers wish to see our characters struggling in compelling methods and even one thing with a ardour for its creative material. It has contrivance written throughout it to have a sullen, brooding, former idol ass being compelled to roommate with and group up with a loopy woman for the sake of getting a present. It’s clear that regardless of Ai’s proclamation of hating males tries to make her look weak and robust on the identical time which simply doesn’t work, particularly together with her “don’t give a fuck” persona. I don’t suppose she hates all males, however I do suppose it will be rather more logical and fascinating if her trauma by some means no less than clarified which males she is okay with, so she can be combating male academics, and Sarasa would cheer her on and assist her thoughts heal.
Total this primary episode feels prefer it’s 2 very totally different tales which might be combined into one. Ai explains that she determined to go to Kouka as a result of there aren’t any male college students. Okay then, why would Ai go into theater? She casually and overtly expresses her disdain in the direction of the movie star life and she or he lacks any curiosity, enthusiasm, or motive to even pursue it once more. So why would she go away being an idol to then transition to changing into an actor? Wouldn’t which have quite a lot of similarities particularly being a social determine, which might I don’t know… entice extra males?! Or is the theater truly solely visited by girls who partake in lesbian romances? I’m hoping later episodes additional clarify Ai’s Misandry in a means we will perceive and sympathize together with her as a personality as a result of, for the primary episode, this was a tough mean-spirited mess to get by means of…