Kageki Shojo has returned with new updates for the second week of July. The Kouka Revenue was founded in the Taisho era by Ooizumi Minoru, part of a group of big-name companies in Kobe. The female troupe consists of young unmarried women known as The Rose of Versailles. Their extravagant productions stole the hearts of thousands, and the Otoko-Yaku actress was said to be more gentlemanly than real men. They earned the troupe huge swaths of female fans. After few years, they build a school to train the troupe’s next big stars, the Kouka School of Musical and Theatrical Arts. But the admitting rate is low as Tokyo University.
The school only accepts the most lovely and talented actresses offered admission. The episode is titled ”Beneath the Cherry Tree in a Rain of Petals.” The episode begins inside a train where the students enjoy watching the girls performing live online. The guy is watching the video notice that one of the girls who performed that show is inside the train. He wonders why she is trying to hide in disguise. The boy approached her, but the blue-haired girl runs to the door, and he asks if she is Naracchi. The blue-haired girl quickly gets out of the train the moment it stops.
That girl runs away and hides inside the train station, but another guy confronts her, asking if she is Naracchi from JPX. The girl manages to escape, and the boy shouts that he will always cheer for her and he is waiting for what she will do next. Later she bumps into a guy called her Ai, and he calls her Taichi while hugging him. Ai told Taichi that a fan touched her shoulder.
Previously on Kageki Shojo Episode 1
Taichi told Ai not to worry since the guy no longer chased her and gave her a letter from Kouka. Ai took the note and opened it while looking away. Tachi asks what the message and Ai find that she has passed the first round of admissions. Ai told Taichi that she made it to the next round and only needed to best the next one. Ai said that she would spend two years away from men. Taichi reminds her that at her new school, there are male teachers like him.
Ai replies that Taichi is different from the men she has encountered. The two head home together while at Watanabe Tatami, the old geezer announces that Sarasa passed the first round for Kouka. The citizens are impressed and said that Koouka is the acting troupe where they do singing and dancing. One of the old geezers comments that Sarasa made it, and apples don’t fall far from the tree. The old lady adds that they can’t talk like that in front of uncle Ken.
Cherry Tree Curse
The old geezer replies that Kouka and Kabuku both start with “K”, and they sound the same. Ken interfered and said they are not the same Ken adds that he is not ready to hear acting words. The oldies around the town celebrate that Sarasa has advanced to the next round for Kouka. Ken thanks the citizens for coming to celebrate. Ken tries to call Sarasa, but he realizes that she hasn’t returned. Meanwhile, Sarasa is somewhere offering prayers that she made it to the next round.
Sarasa is at the Watanabe Family graveyard and comments that she is lucky to be born a girl and show her abilities. More than 1135 applicants are waiting for answers, and Taichi said the girls would be in the top 200, but only 40 will get admission. He saw Miyuki Hakuho a Musume-Yaku in the Flower Troupe. They also saw Sugimoto Sawa, who got the top score in the first round. Sawa also won an award for performing in her internationally famous ballet troupe.
Tachi and his friend also saw twin girls with red hair, and the second guy thought they are clones. Taichi replies that they are twins who looked the same, and the other guy comments that he thought it was the same girl taking the test twice. Ai arrives, and all eyes were on her and head to the tree that cursed the person standing near it. Taichi saw her and realizes that it is too late and realizes that he didn’t tell her about the cherry tree curse. Sarasa also joined here, and the two enjoy the shower of petals. Sarasa asks for a picture, and the two became good friends.