Nico: Nico-Nico-Ni! I'm everyone's favorite idol, Nico! Kotori: Nico, this person has come to help us out. Nico: I see. So you brought them to meet the club president first. Smart thinking. Maki: We met them first... Nico: In the world of school idols, I am front and center. My name's Nico Yazawa. Remember that. Rin: You sound like a basketball player or something... Maki: It's safe to ignore about half of what Nico says. Nico: ... Kotori: Ha ha ha... Nico: You! You look like you don't know that much about idols. Nico: I'll teach you the important stuff... Oh yeah! Like the Leader position! Nico: It wouldn't be exaggerating to say that the success or failure of a live show falls completely to the Leader. Hanayo: The Leader position is the star of the team. Depending on the situation, they can completely change the feel of a song. Honoka: Even in the same Team, you might want to the Leader, depending on the song. Nico: That's right! For now, you should just go ahead and set me, Nico Yazawa, as the Leader. Maki: Feel free to ignore her. Nico: ...Maki! Honoka: Nico and Maki are always like that. Umi: Setting that aside, it would be good for you to understand the purpose of the Leader position. Hanayo: Yeah! Let's study it together!
Nico: As you can see, the Leader position is super important.
Hanayo: Being in the Leader position is a badge of honor for any idol. Maki: Well, unlike Nico, I don't really have any interest in being the Leader, so it's fine with me. Nico: Aha... Maki: Wh-What? Nico: This again. I know all about it. The secret song that you're writing a song for the day you finally get to be the Leader. Maki: Hey... Th-there's nothing wrong with that! Maki: It's absolutely normal to write a song to match the image of the person in the Leader position. Honoka: Wow, what kind of song is it? I really want to hear it! Maki: It-It's nothing special... Umi: I'm interested, too. Kotori: Me too! I really want to hear it! Rin: I really want you to play it for me! Hanayo: With Maki as Leader... It would have to be something really cool! Maki: Ugh... Forget it! Honoka: Wait up, Maki!
Honoka: S-Somehow we ended up outside the school while we were chasing after Maki... Rin: You don't have to run away like that... Maki: Pfft... Nozomi: Oh my! Good to see everyone together! Honoka: Nozomi... Nozomi: Oh, nice to meet you. I'm Nozomi Tojo, a third-year and vice president of the student council. Umi: It's impressive that you fund your way here. Nozomi: It's because I have this. Rin: Oh, on of your treasured tarot cards! Nozomi: It says that if I wait here, the person I'm waiting for will come. Hanayo: That's the spiritual leader of µ's for you... Nozomi: Are you running the new Member through orientation right now? Kotori: Yeah. They're getting a lot of experience. Hanayo: You pick it all up so quickly... It's amazing. Nico: Well, at least you're not useless. Nozomi: Well, time to use everything we've learned then. Nozomi: During a Live Show, you can use Special Skills to appeal to the audience. Umi: When you use a Special Skill, the atmosphere of a live show will change drastically. Nozomi: Want to try it out?
Kotori: Doing great!
Nozomi: Keep in mind, during a Live Show, there won't be many chances to appeal to the audience, so think hard before you decide. Honoka: I see... How informative... Umi: You should've known these by now... Honoka: H-Hey, Umi! I just want to make sure I know how it works! Umi: (Stare) Honoka: Umm... Maki: Rin, too! Rin: What're you talking about? Hanayo: Rin... Nico: Speaking of which, Nozomi, did Eli say anything to you? Nozomi: Oh yeah. Eli asked me to come back to the student council room. Kotori: I wonder why? Umi: I'd like to introduce you, anyway. Let's head over! Honoka: Yeah!
Eli: Nice to meet you. I see you're met everyone already. Honoka: Yeah! Eli: My name is Eli Ayase. I'm a third-year student and the president of the student council here at Otonokizaka High. Honoka: Eli isn't just on the student council, she's also a member of µ's. Hanayo: She's really dependable, so we rely on her! Maki: She's definitely different from a certain other third-year student. Nico: What'd you say? Eli: Please excuse this noisy lot. Eli: Anyway, thanks for going to all of this trouble for us. Eli: We're looking forward to working with you. Rin: Nice to meet you! Hanayo: If there's anything you don't understand, please feel free to ask. Nico: At least... try not to hold us back, all right...? Ouch! That hurt, Nozomi! Nozomi: Take your time. Let's work together! Maki: Looking forward to it! Kotori: We talked about a lot of things all in one conversation... Let;s just work on getting better together! Umi: I hope we can all work together and get better! Honoka: Hee hee... It's going to get interesting from here on out! Nice to meet you!