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Writer: 日日日 (Akira)
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Location: ES Lobby
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Hm? So, basically, all the Yumenosaki idols are gonna join that new agency?

We’ve always been “unaffiliated”, so I don’t think paperwork’s gonna be a big deal --

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No, this isn’t an age when power is centralized anymore. If only one authority monopolized everything, it would merely rot away as time passed…

I say that with Yumenosaki’s -- no, all of humanity’s -- history in mind.

Basically, I believe there will be approximately four agencies which idols will be allocated into.

However, this only applies to any graduating students and those connected to them.

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“Four agencies” --

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Yes. If I had to name one you would know, there’s CosPro. Due to their continued use of a slavery-like "scholarship system", for a long time only the privileged few at the top of their hierarchy have been able to carry out their idol activities.

Additionally, thanks to the debacle that occurred during the SS, most talent is staying away from them. They’re absolutely desperate for immediate assets.

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Ah, now that you mention it, Saegusa-kun has been contacting me pretty often lately, saying stuff like, “Would you like to convene and talk so we can deepen our amity?”

He started acting all friendly out of nowhere, so I was wondering what he was scheming. I guess he was trying to scout people, huh.

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Ahaha. Come to think of it, CosPro’s been trying to headhunt ever since Autumn Live.

I guess they predicted that this kinda development would happen.

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I haaate CosPro! But those big shots who pulled that stunt at SS have probably already resigned, and I do love Bari!

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Fufu. I’m quite fond of Saegusa-kun, too. As always, I would prefer to have a strong and intelligent enemy than I would a foolish ally...♪

In any case, many parties have been working just as hard as CosPro, and negotiations are constantly being held behind closed doors.

Every idol of Yumenosaki, who has been “unaffiliated” up until now, is planned to be sorted into an agency.

Of course, everyone is free to continue their idol activities independently, but they’ll consequently lose the support of ES -- that would by no means be an easy path to tread.

In truth, I wonder what will happen to Valkyrie, who has refused to cooperate with anyone so far…

It would be ideal for me if Itsuki-kun came back from overseas with more influence and power, returning to us like a Kurofune.[1]

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Hmph. Personally, I'm annoyed by how you keep deciding other people's courses of action on your own, but there really isn’t any merit to remaining unaffiliated.

It depends on what this new agency or whatever is like, but for now I don’t have any reason to refuse outright.

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Of course, I won’t decide this for you. You all are free to choose on your own.

Although I'll have to adjust things to a certain degree on my end, you’re welcome to object to anything if it doesn’t sit right with you, or to choose a different path altogether.

This is merely an option that can be taken by the current idols of Yumenosaki who are suspended in the limbo of being “unaffiliated”, myself included.

I think after this generation, the decision of which agency to join will be left up to the students’ themselves; they’ll be able to choose whatever they’d like.

So if you spot any potential talent, I’d like for you to discreetly take them under your wing and guide them towards our agency, Mao.

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Eh, me?

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Who else other than you? From here on out, Yumenosaki Academy will become a farm that will birth skilled idols -- an organization that will nurture newcomers.

You’re the Student Council President now, so I want you to become a shepherd that will observe them from up close, assess their skills, and ship them off to me periodically.

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Fufu. So you’re branding the school a farm, are you? If you do not choose your words carefully, you’ll be disliked for no good reason, Eichi-sama.

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I know that. But essentially, it’s an idol training school -- keyword “school”, correct?

It’s a factory where the precious resources called “children” are crafted into products, a farm where they are properly cared for and raised.

However, school is a mere microcosm; it isn’t society itself.

It isn’t as if our lives are over once we graduate -- let’s think of what’ll happen next, about the world to come, together.

It would be nice if we could move forward hand in hand, so we can all reach a brighter, happier future.

With that having been said, I’ll go ahead and broach the main topic.

I’ve spoken a little about this to Mao at Repayment Fest already, but I want to entrust a special job to you, Trickstar.

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Ah, yeah, you did… None of us are graduating, so Trickstar was just working behind the scenes during Repayment Fest.

But in order to make up for that, you said you’d entrust a huuuge job to us.

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Yes. Putting it simply, it's a live to unveil ES. The plan is based off of Anzu-chan's work, and so I'm entrusting the live's construction to her as well.

Its purpose is to grandly introduce ES' existence to the general public.

It'll be the first step towards a brand new world, and so it should begin with you, Trickstar.

Anzu-chan and myself will handle the difficult formalities as well as the management of ES.

You four need only show the masses what an ideal idol is like, just as you have been up until now.

I want you all to become the leaders -- the symbols -- that will drive ES, the next generation of idols, and the new era forward.

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("An ideal idol" --

For me, that’s Eichi-sama.)

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Now you understand why I invited you to come here, right?

It's unthinkable that you, yourselves, would know nothing about ES as you unveiled and introduced it.

I plan to show you around the building, explaining all you'd like to know until you feel satisfied enough to accept.

As you stand on that stage, I want you to show everyone the things you'll experience here -- the “sparkliness” that Subaru-kun mentioned.

Surely, that brilliance will enrapture them all, not allowing them to tear their eyes away. Yes, you four, as your name implies, will become the guiding star of hope: Trickstar.

  1. Kurofune (Black Ship) was the name given to Western vessels arriving in Japan in the 16th and 19th centuries. You can read more about them here
Translation: haranami
Proofreading: Peace
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