Idolish7 part 3 story 15.5 notes
Yamato is surprised to hear that TRIGGER is performing at concert houses instead of concert halls since it’s much smaller. Ryu said it’s hard to find big ones that they can afford. Sougo asks if they’ve found a sponsor and Gaku says that Anesagi has been looking for one but most are scared to take them on. Mitsuki suggests they do a web program to net more fans since that worked so well for Idolish7. Tenn thinks the lives would be a better investment for them.
Tamaki asks why they went independent. Gaku explains it was a result of talks with the agencies, but it seems it’s because of Tsukumo Productions needing to make an example out of TRIGGER. They start talking about Zool and the fact they’re associated with Tsukumo and how the feel in the industry has changed and people won’t speak up so they don’t cause any sparks. Yamato points out that Zool’s image of being free and defiant is also rather intimidating that it’s hard for the adult like professionals to handle. So he thinks TRIGGER’s adult/professional image needs to come back.
There’s a whole conversation about money and how important it is for idol groups but TRIGGER argues that they really can’t do much because they don’t have money and are just relying on savings right now. Tamaki reminds them of what Re:Vale went through as an Indies group where they were super poor and could only afford small places and had to deal with alot of stuff including ghosts and stalkers. Ryu reassures him that they won’t have that problem where they’re living. Gaku says that they didn’t come from rich families so they don’t just have expendable money. Yamato says he doesn’t wanna hear that from Yaotome-junior.
Sougo breaks up the fight and asks if it’s okay if they give him the money. He defends his question by reminding them that they can invest the money and increase their revenue. Tamaki asks if Sougo can really do that and asks if Sougo can take his money too. Sougo thinks they can use that money to get a bigger hall for them to perform in. Sougo has apparently learned how money works since and even put away 1 million to let that increase through interest. Ryu asks how much it has gotten to. Gaku doesn’t think it has gotten to much since Sougo was a child at the time.
Sougo explains that it was his dad’s money and since he left the family, he hasn’t touched it so it’s reached 2 billion yen. Everyone freaks out! To rent out a good venue for 3 days it costs about 7 million yen. Ryu says that they can’t ask Sougo to work investments for them, but he can help them in another way. They actually found a big a hall that they would work the best for them but Anesagi already talked to them and they refused TRIGGER. Sougo asks what the place is and it’s FSC’s hall in Kyoto, which is owned by Sougo’s family. FSC used to be TRIGGER’s sponsor so they are familiar with them. Ryu says that Sougo might not understand him, but he would be able to reach his family better and they’ll understand him this time. Ryu just encourages Sougo to patch things up with his family in general.
Gaku asks Ryu what Sougo’s family has to do with FSC at all (since it’s still a secret). Ryu freaks out and tells him to forget everything he said, but Sougo reveals that his dad is the president of FSC. Sougo has never reached out to his family since he left to become an idol. Ryu asks if he’s really okay with things staying that way and if he wants to talk to his family again.
Tamaki gets mad at Ryu for even suggesting that when he sees that the Osaka family is the one that abandoned Sougo. Ryu argues that the present is what matters more than the past. Tamaki is pissed at how they treated Sougo in general as a child and that parents shouldn’t treat their kids that way, and that people who grew up in good families wouldn’t understand. Sougo is considering contacting his family to Tamaki’s surprise. Sougo relates it back to what Nagi said about the intended feelings of Dear Butterfly. Tamaki takes it personally because of his family situation and is angry at Ryu for saying what he did.
Gaku is confused as to why Tamaki is angry. Ryu asks Tamaki if he’s afraid that Sougo will leave to go back to his family and will end up being alone. Tamaki gets mad and is about to fight Ryu when the others stop him. Tenn breaks up the tension and tells Tamaki to go to the store with him and they leave. Ryu and Sougo apologize to each other about the commotion, but Ryu asks him to seriously consider what he said and that Sougo and Tamaki’s situations are different and that he needs to do what’s best for him.
Tamaki takes out his frustrations on Tenn outside and accuses him of thinking badly of him based on what Ryu said. Tenn calmly denies it and lets him vent. Tamaki starts venting about how he searched so long and hard for Aya only to find out she was with Kujou and no one bothered to tell him. Tenn calmly apologizes. Tamaki talks about all the sadness Sougo relayed to him about his family and is frustrated about everyone being sad, including Tenn and Aya. He’s frustrated with the people who just up and disappeared like Sakura Haruki and his mom. He starts screaming about how everyone is an idiot for thinking that people are fine just because they look happy on TV. He even says RIku is an idiot with his loneliness (I didn’t really get this one). Tamaki doesn’t want himself or anyone to be lonely anymore. Tenn promises that this will end soon and that he’ll make sure Aya returns to Tamaki. Kujou’s dream just needs to be achieved so that Aya can leave Kujou. Tenn asks if Tamaki can wait a little longer and Tamaki agrees. Tenn tells him it will just be till next summer and he will definitely reach Zero.
Haruka is happy that he doesn’t hear about TRIGGER on TV anymore and he mocks Kujou. He recounts the promises that Kujou told him and never kept, that he would surpass Zero and that he would become his son. Ryo interrupts this moment by practicing the trombone after watching Idolish7′s program where they talked about Riku playing the trombone. He just found himself wanting to try it afterwards.