Alpaca Escape!/Nine Paths Edit
Lunch trouble. / Nico directs the first µ's movie!
|Honoka: Ahh, I'm hungry!
Umi: Honoka, you say that several times a day.
Kotori: Hey guys? It's nice and warm out today, so let's eat in the courtyard.
Umi: I agree. Eating outside would be nice.
Honoka: Then let's go already!
Honoka: Huh? That's Hanayo and the others. HEYYY!
Hanayo: Wha-? Oh! Are you guys eating outside today, too?
Honoka: Yeah, let's all eat together!
Maki: It's nice out today, after all. We're all here now.
Rin: But Eli and the rest aren't here. I'll go and get them!
Kotori: Watch your step when you're in a hurry, Rin!
Umi: I'm always amazed at how fast she is.
Hanayo: I wonder if all 9 of us will make it?
Rin: I'm ba-ack.
Eli: Isn't this a beautiful day?
Nozomi: I'm glad we all get to have lunch together.
Nico: I don't know why it has to be outside, though.
Kotori: If you eat outside, bathed in natural sunlight, everything tastes better and you'll be happier.
Nico: Are you sure about that?
Umi: Shall we dig in?
Hanayo: Huh? There's nothing wrong at all. Actually, I feel pretty good.
Rin: B-But... That can't be right.
Maki: What's wrong? Actually Rin, you don't look so well yourself.
Honoka: It's not a side to the main course of rice balls, either?
Hanayo: No! It's just one of the rare days when I want a sandwich.
Rin: Oh, so you have days like that.
Honoka: I think I get it! Today was a rare day I wanted a lot of veggies, so I put extra into my lunch.
Umi: Honoka normally eats more meat. It's good to eat vegetables, though.
Nozomi: They help bring out the flavor of the meat, you know.
Honoka: Hehehe. I wanted to eat a lot of veggies, and get healthy.
Hanayo: Huh? Was that an alpaca I heard just now?
Hanayo: It might be worked up. It's alright, you're OK... Don't be scared. Let's get you home.
Eli: We've got to let the students and teachers know. I'll head over there for a bit!
Kotori: Ahhh! It's getting away with Honoka's lunch!
Maki: Honoka, watch out! Give up on the lunch, and let's just wait till it goes back home.
Honoka: No way! I'm the only one who will eat my lunch.
Honoka: Gimme back my lunch!!
Umi: Honoka, wait!
|Hanayo: Phew... Honoka and that Alpaca are too fast.
Rin: We've lost sight of them. Maybe they went in another direction?
Kotori: I hope Honoka's okay...
Nozomi: Relax, Kotori, I guarantee she's okay, so no need to worry.
Kotori: You're right. Thanks, Nozomi.
Umi: Yeah, but where did the two of them run off to?
Nico: Kotori, you have an idea?
Kotori: In this situation, maybe we should try putting ourselves in that Alpaca's shoes?
Kotori: Hmph, I'm hungry, bahh.
Nico: What are you doing? You can't actually channel an Alpaca like that!
Hanayo: But it might lead to clues. Alpaca, where are you now?
Kotori: I want to go somewhere without people, bahhh.
Nozomi: Yeah, it's never seen a car before, and all the people might have spooked it.
Maki: That Alpaca doesn't know traffic rules, either. I hope it doesn't get hit by a car or anything.
Rin: We need to find them both soon.
Hanayo: Honoka must still be chasing that Alpaca.
Maki: Let's go after her.
Nozomi: It looks like she went into Kanda Shrine.
Honoka: Got you! You're not getting away again!
Hanayo: And it looks like that Alpaca's over there, too.
Nico: Both of them are such a pain! Let's finish this here.
Nico: Phew... There you are.
Honoka: Ohhh... My lunch...
Nozomi: It was bad luck, but I'm sure Alpaca here didn't mean any harm. Can you forgive it?
Honoka: I suppose...
Rin: Aw, he's licking your cheek, Honoka!
Hanayo: I think this is his way of thanking you for the lunch.
Honoka: I still miss it, but I'll cope, if it means the Alpaca's this happy.
Eli: Good work, everyone. That was crazy.
Eli: Yes. Apparently the kid on caretaker duty forgot to lock them up.
Hanayo: So that was it. We've got to think up another way to check to be sure nobody else forgets.
Eli: I'm really glad everyone's okay, though.
Rin: In the end, only the contents of Honoka's lunch were harmed.
Umi: It's alright. We'll all share ours with you, okay?
Kotori: That's right! So sheer up already, Honoka.
Honoka: Oh, thank you, guys!
Honoka: I'm sad my lunch got eaten, but everyone's so nice and Alpacas are so cute, I forgive it all.
Eli: Hehe, you've earned it. I got a little extra lunch time today, so let's eat now.
Kotori: I feel like I know Alpacas better than before. This was fun!
Nozomi: What's up, Eli?
Eli: Well, I want even more people to know about what we do in µ's.
Nozomi: Yeah, not just the kids that come to see us. People with no interest in school idols, even.
Nozomi: And spreading news by word of mouth seems to have limits.
Eli: You've shot a club introduction video before, right Nozomi? How about doing it again?
Nozomi: I don't see why not. And maybe go a little deeper this time?
Nico: Heh heh heh. Time for the school idols specialist to go to work, then.
Eli: Yes, Nico, we might need you for this too.
Honoka: Wow! So Nico's making us a movie now.
Kotori: Sounds fun!
Hanayo: So what will we focus on now?
Umi: Our key player Nico is the only one missing.
Eli: She looked pretty intense, I wonder where she went.
Maki: Oh, there she is.
Nico: We're rolling!
Rin: We may be, but we're waiting on you, Nico.
Nico: Avoid calling me Nico for a while, starting today.
Nico: Call me "Director". Got it?
Nozomi: Ahh... Some bizarre switch flipped in Nico-cchi's head, then.
Nico: We all want people to know about µ's, right? Well, we've got to go all out.
Kotori: Just acting normal seems alright to me...
Rin: This is scary. I want to go home.
Nico: Come on, get ready!
Nico: Today, as usual, Umi Sonoda contemplates what it means to be a school idol as she writes lyrics.
Umi: You're filming me brainstorming!?
Nico: Songwriting is an important school idol activity, right? Show me how you normally do it.
Eli: I'm really curious about Umi's songwriting, too.
Hanayo: When do you usually get ideas, Umi?
Umi: Hmm, well, in the bath, and maybe when talking with everyone?
Rin: Wow, Umi, you're thing even in the shower and while you're talking.
Maki: Can I see your notebook?
Nico: Adding some action. So you don't yell lyrics during archery, or try to show off anywhere?
Umi: I'd never do that!!
Nico: And here, Maki Nishikino lowers her hands to the piano. Composing can be a solitary battle.
Maki: Please stop with the creepy narration!
Honoka: Do you compose in front of the piano? Or on paper until you finish?
Maki: I write down ideas in a notebook first, like Umi. Then I just suddenly sing the overall idea sometimes.
Nozomi: Whoa, I kind of suspect that suddenly bursting into song is part of your genius, Maki.
Maki: I-It's not like that.
Nico: Right, right. So, Maki, put this on.
Nico: It's a strength training tool for your arm. This will add something to the movie, too!
Maki: Are... Are you insane? There's is no way I'm doing that.
Nozomi: How's it going, Nico-cchi? Does the movie look good so far?
Nico: Well, it's short on action, but it's not bad.
Rin: I wonder if Director Nico is filming it weird.
Hanayo: The narration is out there,, but it shows that you're very passionate about being a school idol, Nico.
Hanayo: So I want to be able to make the kind of movie you want to. We're with you, Nico.
|Nico: To manage the punishing rehearsals required of a school idol, today, as always, Hanayo Koizumi eats rice.
Hanayo: Um, Nico, it's kind of hard to eat to that narration.
Nico: Eat the rice! More!' screams Hanayo. Her passion for rice touches our hearts, as well.
Eli: Dance lessons are next.
Honoka: Nico, the movie will be finished soon, right?
Nico: Right. Everyone's rehearsals are getting more boring than I imagined, so I'm about to wrap up.
Nozomi: Nico-cchi's really trying hard.
Eli: So, for Director Nico's sake, let's all do a song together today.
Umi: Hanayo, you're a little late.
Maki: Honoka, can you breathe a little longer at the end?
Honoka: I think so. I'll try again.
Eli: Everyone, try to smile a little more next time. And again!
Rin: Don't give up!
Nico: Hey... this is pretty good!
Kotori: What's up, Nico?
Nico: I thought up all kinds of things, trying to make a flashier movie. But µ's is just amazing.
Nico: Looks like I don't need to make it any flashier. I think I've been charmed by everyone's rehearsals.
Hanayo: Oh, Nico.
Nozomi: It's fine! Seeing Nico-cchi moved by µ's working hard makes a beautiful scene.
Maki: Nozomi! You've been recording a movie too!?
Nico: Why? Don't you trust my camera work?
Nozomi: That's not it. I wasn't at all worried about how you'd do.
Nozomi: But if you were directing, there wouldn't be anyone to film you, Nico-cchi. So I just took care of that.
Nico: Now I understand, Nozomi. Thank you.
Nozomi: I'll set up the camera, so at the end all 9 of us can rehearse together.
Eli: Haha, good idea. Let's get started, Nico!
Nico: Yeah, I'll give it my all!
Nico: At last, the movie I've been working on is finished!
Kotori: Oh, this is Umi writing lyrics, right?
Umi: After that, she eventually got a shot of me writing lyrics in my notebook.
Hanayo: It's so cool how there are lots of words I'd never think to use!
Rin: And here we have Maki singing.
Eli: Wow, it's neat to get a chance to hear a song in the making!
Maki: S-Stop it... Anyway, nobody wants to see me. Let's skip this part.
Nozomi: Next is a lunch break she filmed.
Hanayo: Heyy, "eat the rice: narration is still there!
Rin: Your love of rice is in its own league, after all.
Nico: Don't worry. These kinds of things bring your character to life.
Hanayo: Are you sure? If you say so, I do kind of believe it.
Honoka: And last is where we all danced together.
Umi: Eli, what's wrong?
Eli: When you were filming before, Nozomi and I weren't there.
Eli: I'm just glad we all got to appear together, and got to say we're µ's.
Nozomi: I know. We're really part of the team, huh?
Nico: Well, I've been in µ's forever, but leaving behind a record in a movie like this is important, too.
Maki: Watching something like this really touches my heart.
Honoka: Thanks, Nico! It's a great movie!
Nico: Right? I'll do another for you all eventually.
Umi: With this, whoever sees it will really understand µ's well.
Eli: Yes. It's the perfect movie, for us and for the people that come to see us.
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