Sparkle by the Pool! Edit
Aqours makes its own promotional video.
|Mari: So, before the music starts, everyone in Aqours will be standing poolside striking a dramatic pose.
Dia: Dr-Dramatic, huh? Okay, what's next?
Mari: Aqours will let out a great big shout, and the pool water will part straight down the middle! Cool, right?
Yoshiko: I get it. The waters part and open the road to Hell. Then the fallen angel Yohane leads everyone on a tour of the underworld.
Dia: I don't understand a thing you two are saying.
Mari: Aqours will swim through the water right as the intro starts! Oh, what kind of fate do you think lies in store for Aqours!?
Yoshiko: It's not a horror movie. It's a demon recruitment ad.
Dia: *Sigh* All right, listen. We are making an MV for Aqours. Nothing more, nothing less!
Hanamaru: What's an emm-vee, zura?
Riko: MV stands for music video. It's a promotional video for us, I guess? The point is to introduce the group, as well as showing off our performance.
Riko: And now Aqours is making one, too.
Hanamaru: Once we finish this emm-vee, we're going mainstream, zura!
Riko: That's why we divided up all the work. Remember, we're in charge of the music and the lyrics.
Hanamaru: We're doing a swimming pool theme, right?
Hanamaru: We can't compose songs, but is there anything we can help with?
Hanamaru: Maybe other groups out there have done songs about pools and summer stuff.
Riko: That's not a bad idea. If we listen to lots of different songs, maybe we'll find the direction we want to take.
Chika: Okay, let's do it. To my house, everyone! We'll watch my DVDs and talk things through.
Riko, Hanamaru: Yeah!
Ruby: *Giggle* You're really good at fitting clothes, Kanan.
Kanan: It's from working at the dive shop. Divers and school idols both move around a lot, so getting the sizing right is paramount!
Ruby: We're doing a swimming pool theme, so I guess we should do bathing suits?
Kanan: We're gonna record the video at the school pool. Should we wear our school swimsuits?
You: No, no, no. School-issued swimsuits aren't fancy enough for school idols!
Kanan: I guess wearing school-issued swimsuits would make us look like we're in our class. Just thought it might save you some time and effort.
You: We're going to make costumes that are comfy, mobile, and cuter than anything anyone's ever seen! It's gonna be tough, but I've got high hopes!
Kanan: Okay, let's start by talking about the design.
Chika: You think anyone will watch our video when it's released?
Yoshiko: Of course! Have you any idea how many little demons there are all over the country?
Kanan: Us...with fans... *Giggle* I feel really bashful all of a sudden!
You: There are lots of school idol groups in Japan. Have all of them released videos?
Ruby: Is there something special we can do to make our video stand out from all the others?
Dia: An ordinary video will get lost in the shuffle. You've got the right idea, Ruby!
Kanan: Ruby and Dia... The Kurosawa sisters are both so versed in school idol knowledge!
Yoshiko: Hmph. Don't underestimate the power of a fallen angel. I can attract legions of little demos without resorting to cheap tricks!
Mari: I think we know how to show off our charms pretty well. But we need that extra oomph to make us succeed.
You: We live in Uchiura, right? Why don't we put on a swimming competition?
You: I know, right? If we clock some impressive records, I can almost guarantee that people will be super interested in Aqours!
Kanan: Nice! That'll really make a splash.
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