Yeah yeah late, whatever.
With my Aikatsu, let's review-katsu!
Good news; Lilie is returning and Yuzu couldn't be any happier. She runs off to meet up with her sickly friend, who shows up while Yume, Laura, Koharu, and Mahiru are out jogging. They waste no time to observe her as the two meet up, and notice that while she is a bit "odd", she leaves you with an impression.
In the Lobby, Anna explains that for the day Hikaru isn't in his office. As such, they had to switch things around and she will be watching over the school, with Yuri in charge of her class training sessions. While the girls watch and feel at ease at her guitar playing, Lilie suddenly feels faint. Yuzu takes her to the infirmary, with Yume, Laura, and Koharu paying her a visit to make sure she's alright. Yuzu assures them that she'll be fine though, because she's resilient like that. She's gotten sick and ill all throughout her life but she always bounces back.
The trio leave afterwards and meet up with Mahiru, continuing their discussion about Lilie and bringing up that she made it to the finals of the S4 Selection. But due to her health she had no choice but to drop out.
Later, Lilie joins the rest of Song Class with their dance training. While she seems to feel better, she is unable to do more than a single push-up and is forced to sit it out. Yume gets distracted by this, worrying over her and observing her as they begin to dance. But she ends up getting too distracted and sprains her ankle during a turn. Laura assists her to the infirmary, where the Nurse informs her that she will have no choice but to take a week off from anything physical to let her sprain heal. Yume is devastated by the news but seeing no other option, slowly accepts it and leaves.
The next day Yume is forced to sit out the training session with Lilie. She watches, with further frustration as Yuri informs the girls that they will be learning a new dance step. Anna then comes in to announce that Lilie's return was leaked to the internet and now she has a million fans making requests for a comeback performance. Lilie agrees to do this, seeing as she returned for their sake and to follow her dream.
With the plans agreed upon, Yuri approaches the other Admin to bring up the revival concert and asks for their help. They all agree, with Yume, Laura, Mahiru, and Koharu observing them from there own location. Distracted, Yume pays the nurse office a visit to get her compress changed, but to her disappointment the nurse isn't there. Lilie points out where the supply is kept for Yume to do it herself, but when she notices how much she struggles she gets up to lend a hand while making conversation.
Yume asks Lilie if she worries about her Aikatsu, and brings up her concerns over her own; and its only because she has to take a week off. Lilie points out that everyone handles their own Aikatsu differently though, to suit their own skill levels and needs. Not everything needs to be done together with the rest of the group. She is full-aware that she can't train like the rest, and she's had to deal with mean people who believe an Idol isn't the right choice for her, but that means nothing, because its her dream. Yume then asks if Lilie feels pain like this, but Lilie claims that she tells herself things to lessen it. Yume seems to understand, explaining her own passionate dream to be an Idol following in Hime's footsteps to become a member of S4 (for the millionth time, am I right?). Lilie assures Yume that her concert will go on well without a hitch, then she takes off.
The next day the concert goes on as scheduled, with Yume, Laura, Koharu, and Mahiru having shown up to see it. In the waiting room Yuzu assures Lilie will be fine, recalling her past efforts of making up for any training she would have missed, and how much this means to her. Lilie thanks her and heads to the changing area, changing into her chosen coord and singing Dreaming Bird.
As the crowd goes wild, Lilie heads off stage and asks Yuzu if her performance was able to express the appreciation and feelings she has for her fans. Yuzu points out how excited everyone is, claiming she did good as the others join them. Yume explains her feelings to Lilie, stating that while she feels she might not be able to catch up to the advanced Lilie, she won't be giving up anytime soon. Her dream is at stake and becoming a rival with Lilie is perfectly fine. Lilie accepts this and welcomes Yume, shaking her hand on their agreement.
This episode... I'm not sure how I felt about it. I like Lilie and it was a genuinely cute episode, but at the same time something bugged me about it. I'm not really sure what. The art kind of upset me because it was all over the place in this one. At points it looked REALLY pretty and detailed- but at others it looked messed up XD did you see how the four looked during their jogging at the start of the episode? They looked like children with big heads. Plenty of spots gave them big eyes or other things that looked strange.
As I said, I wasn't sure what to think. I didn't have any sort of thought during the episode other than, "can't wait until its over so that I can hurry up and write this and move on with my life."
So... yeah. Lately I find myself not loving the AiStars Anime and I have no idea why. I will try to get 27 written in the next few days though, so I'm kind of hoping that goes better.