School Idol Festival Edit
Today's the Festival. Will all that practice pay off?
|Eli: OK, that's enough practice for today!
Rin: Phew... That was a workout...
Hanayo: Tomorrow is the big day. It's the School Idol Festival!
Umi: The new song that Maki wrote for us is really good, and it's so much fun to practice.
Nico: Are you talking about how energetic it is? I love that song. It has such a great feeling to it.
Honoka: I remember you asking us all about it before, Maki. Did you jus get a flash of inspiration for the song or something?
Honoka: Maki, what were you thinking of after that discussion that inspired you to write this song?
Nozomi: If you say "nothing in particular," then it must have been something, right?
Kotori: You don't have to push yourself to come up with an answer. No matter what you say, it's still an amazing song.
Maki: Well, honestly... I think it was when we were all discussing school idols.
Maki: School idols don't really need special abilities, right?
Maki: Please don't misunderstand. I'm not trying to put anyone down.
Maki: I was just thinking about how this is a field in which your success is in direct proportion to the amount of effort you put in.
Hanayo: Success based on effort...
Maki: I mean just looking at all of us in µ's, I don't think any of us were born with idol qualities.
Maki: And yet, we supported each other, we practiced together... We saw the results of our hard work because we did it together.
Umi: In the beginning, I had no idea how this would go... But lately, I feel more and more like we're idols.
Maki: That's why it's not talent, it's how you feel that's most important...
Rin: That's right...
Maki: I want all the school idols across the country who are working hard, like us, to do the best they can.
Maki: No, I don't think it's just school idols. I wanted to cheer on anyone who is doing their best. I want the song to be inspirational.
Maki: U-umm... Anyhow! I wanted to reach out to anyone who's working hard toward something, so I wrote this song.
Honoka: Maki-chan... You're amazing, Maki!
Eli: Reaching out to anyone who's working hard... How wonderful.
Nozomi: I really get that feeling from the song. We should all do our best to convey that to the audience.
Nico: But, do you really think it's fair to say that nobody has any special talents? Do you think you can leave me out of that part?
Rin: Nico, you're special in a lot of ways.
Umi: Eli... Do you think we can practice it once more?
Eli: Sure... But how come?
Umi: I want to try putting more feeling into the song, to express myself like Maki was talking about!
Eli: I agree. All right, let's practice that one more time!
Kotori: Let's do our best to breathe life into Maki's song.
Maki: Everyone... Thank you.
Eli: OK, but just one more time. Tomorrow's the real thing, so today we should go home and rest up.
Umi: All right, this is the last practice. Let's go, Honoka!
Honoka: A school idol's success is based on how much work she puts in...
|Honoka: Everyone! Thank you so much for coming to see us today!
Honoka: How was my singing and dancing? Everyone in µ's has been working had and practicing...
Honoka: Hee hee... Ha ha ha...
Honoka: Don't leave me behind!
Honoka: Pant... pant... Oh... I thought I was done for...
Yuhiko: Sis... You really shouldn't miss the show by being late. Not after you've worked so hard.
Eli: Honoka! Yuhiko! Good morning!
Alisa: Good morning!
Honoka: Oh! Hi, Eli and Alisa!
Honoka: Thanks! I'll do my best! Having you cheering for us, Alisa, is like having our own private fan club!
Honoka: There'll be a bunch of other school idols, too. So I think Yuhiko will enjoy it.
Honoka: I-is that so?
Alisa: She said that the µ's show is amazing! Yuhiko's a big fan!
Yuhiko: Alisa! They don't want to hear about that...
Eli: Haven't Alisa and Yuhiko even been practicing µ's songs?
Honoka: Wow... Is that so! I'm happy to hear that.
Honoka: Thanks, you two! Let's dance together sometime!
Yuhiko: N-no, that's not necessary. I'd be too embarrassed!
Eli: You're all so cute.
Umi: Honoka! Thank goodness you made it in time.
Kotori: Umi-chan was so worried. She was convinced that you'd oversleep and be late.
Umi: Looks like I was all worked up over nothing. I'm glad.
Nico: Pretty soon... we'll be standing on the stage of our dreams.
Rin: I'm a little nervous...
Hanayo: I-it'll be fine! We practiced so hard!
Rin: That's right! Thanks, Hanayo.
Maki: I really hope this song reaches everyone...
Eli: All right, let's go.
Alisa: Good luck, sis! Good luck, everyone!
Yuhiko: Although it's mostly my sis that I'm worried about...
Alisa: We should go find our seats!
Yuhiko: Yeah! Let's cheer them on together.
|Umi: We're up next, huh?
Rin: I'm so nervous...
Nico: Don't worry about it. Wow, some of these other school idols are pretty amazing.
Hanayo: I've got to jot this down..
Hanayo: I'm taking notes on all the cute things they're doing.
Maki: I agree, some of their vocals and dance moves are pretty cute.
Nico: You'd know, Hanayo. If you weren't in µ's, then you'd have been part of the Idol Study Club.
Honoka: I saw this event in a magazine... There are so many idols here! It makes me really happy.
Rin: Everyone's an idol.
Kotori: These costumes are adorable! I should take some notes, too.
Eli: Almost time for µ's.
Nozomi: They're calling for µ's.
Eli: We're about to be standing on the School Idol Festival stage.
Hanayo: Th-that cheering's amazing...
Nico: That means they have high expectations for µ's!
Umi: Hanayo, are you OK? Your legs are shaking.
Rin: Are you all right, Hanayo? Here, you can hold my hand.
Rin: Ha ha, got you to smile!
Hanayo: Hee hee... Thanks!
Umi: We practiced hard every day... This will be just like any other performance.
Eli: Small mistakes are fine, don't worry. Just keep your confidence up.
Kotori: A-all right!
Honoka: I want to treasure all the feelings that Maki put into this song.
Honoka: I want to cheer on other school idols.
Honoka: I want to cheer on everyone that works hard... No matter if they're studying, doing hobbies, or working...
Honoka: That... That will be my inspiration!
Umi: Honoka... I agree!
Honoka: We'll energize everyone in the audience. That's the kind of show we've got.
Rin: Energy, huh? I've got plenty of energy, so I'm sure I can spread it around!
Hanayo: What about me... I wonder if I could inspire anyone...
Nozomi: You worry too much, Hanayo! You've got so much energy. Don't worry about little mistakes!
Hanayo: I-is that so? But I'm still so nervous.
Rin: I could squeeze your hand again.
Eli: This is a festival for school idols. Everyone's here to have fun.
Hanayo: Th-that's right. I'm here to have fun, too.
Nico: On this stage... I'm going to be the best school idol I can be!
Honoka: Everyone! Let's have fun, and inspire this crowd!
Honoka: All right. Here we go!
Together: Start the music!
|Honoka: Wow... Yesterday's performance was amazing!
Rin: That was so much fun... It's like we were real idols...
Nozomi: We were idols in every sense of the word.
Hanayo: I never thought we'd be onstage, giving a performance like that. It was incredible.
Umi: That was an incredible experience... My heart was pounding!
Nico: Wow... I want to do it again.
Eli: He-hey! Everyone! It's already past time to start practice...
Honoka: It's OK, just for today... I'm feeling a bit fried... I'm kinda tired.
Rin: Me too... Yawn...
Hanayo: Maybe I should eat a rice ball and then take a nap...
Eli: Huh? If you want to take a nap, shouldn't you go home first and sleep there?
Nico: It's a rule that idols have to get enough sleep. Yawn... Now I'm getting sleepy, too.
Nozomi: Wait. Speaking of breaks, is Maki-chan out today?
Hanayo: She said she had something to do, so she's still in the classroom.
Nico: Yawn... Still in the classroom? Is she studying? She's such a bookworm.
Maki: What are we talking about?
Maki: Sorry, I just got here. So, what are we talking about?
Nico: I was just saying how lonely I am without you around!
Maki: I'm not buying it. You were talking about me behind my back, weren't you?
Maki: Eh, it's fine. Anyway, I've got something I want everyone to listen to.
Honoka: Something you want us to listen to?
Hanayo: Wake up, Rin! Get up!
Rin: Huh... What's up?
Umi: Is this about yesterday's performance?
Maki: Will you just listen already?
Honoka: Huh... What's this?
Eli: I've never heard this song... Does it belong to another school idol?
Nico: It's a beautiful song.
Maki: Truth is, I wrote it after the festival yesterday.
Hanayo: You're amazing, Maki!
Nozomi: Wow... You must've been really inspired yesterday, huh, Maki?
Maki: Well... There were so many school idols yesterday, and so many people in the audience...
Maki: Once we finished our performance, I just felt this incredible surge of emotions, and the song kinda came to me...
Eli: You were that inspired, huh? Then again, yesterday's performance really was something else.
Umi: That's right. Well, since you went to all this trouble, how about we practice this new song right away?
Rin: Me too! I just love Maki's songs... Let's work hard today!
Kotori: Hee hee... Looks like nobody's sleepy anymore.
Nico: I want to be the first to master this new song!
Eli: That's great. It seems like everyone's back to normal.
Maki: Back to normal? Was everyone being weird?
Nozomi: No, no. It's just that µ's can't get started without you, Maki.
Maki: Stop it, all right? ...You're embarrassing me.
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