|That first episode felt like it did a really rushed job of introducing all the main characters... I couldn't really retain most of it, but I did at least get an idea of which characters are the 1st year, 2nd year, and 3rd year characters.|
Episode 02 - Catch the Transfer Student!
Chiki keeps on bugging Riko to join, and she keeps apologizing and declining... You-chan helps Chika out by designing some costume ideas and flyers...
Dio (the student councilor) starts arguing with Chika and You when she finds out that Chika is a fan of muse. Dio actually knows quite a lot about muse and quizzes them on various things. During this argument, Chika accidentally activates the school-wide intercom device, and the whole school learns that Dio is a muse fan.
Later, Chika meets those 1st year girls again to try to recruit them... Ruby is hiding behind a tree and Chika uses candy to lure her out... Hanamaru has a really weird gimmick where she ends every sentence in "zura"... oh and Ruby explains that she can't join Chika because her older sister, Dio, is against it. Ruby's gimmick seems to be that she acts like a timid 5 year old who can be lured out with candy...
The rest of this episode is really sweet... Chika happens to run into Riko again near the ocean. Riko thinks she's just trying to recruit her again, but Chika wants to help her hear the ocean to get her inspiration back... The next day Chika takes Riko to that older blue haired girl's place, and they go diving... Chika and You-chan help Riko find the sound of the ocean...
Riko agrees to help Chika write music for her idol club, but doesn't agree to joining... Then they all go to stay over at the inn owned by Chika's family to start working on a song. Riko tells Chika she needs lyrics, and Chika struggles to find anything... They want to do a love song, but none of them have any love experience, and Chika just starts researching muse some more... Riko mentions that Chika really loves school idols a lot, and realizes that's what Chika needs to write about... The way that Chika described her love for school idols to her in the first episode... She really has a way with words when it comes to this thing that she is really passionate about.
That night, Riko is thinking about Chika's words and her own passion for playing the piano and how she recently had lost it... after listening to "Yume no Tobira", she started playing that on her piano while singing along with it... Chika overhears her, and convinces her to join by saying she can get her inspiration for the piano back.