|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)|
|Hm, I see~ I think I’ve got the general gist of what the 【Star Festival】 is going to be like.|
|Are you sure? Your reactions were so bland, I’m a little worried, Leader. Shall I explain it to you again from the top?|
|Trust me, I know now. So in short, the 【Star Festival】 is split into two halves. Specifically, the preliminaries and the finals.
During the first half, which is the preliminaries, all 『units』 will wear their usual costumes, and perform during the time slots given to them.
The live performances will take place in the form of a battle, where those who receive less votes from the audience will be eliminated.
Whether they enter, and who they battle is up to the 『units』 themselves.
But since we’ll be eliminated if we lose even one battle, I’m guessing everyone will be intimidated at first.
We’ll be whizzing through it, of course.
The running orders and magnitudes of the live performances in the second half depend on the amount of votes we gain during the first half, after all.
We have a new song and new outfits that were made for this; it’d be a waste if we weren’t able to show them off during the biggest performance of all.
|Well, it's not like I think we'll lose to the weaker『units』 out there anyway, but……
We don’t know what’ll actually happen during the real thing, so we should make sure to go into it with a proper plan.
|Ah, leave that to me. We’ll be doing most of the preliminaries during the daytime, and I don’t think I’ll be much use during that, so……
I’ll focus more on the planning side of things.
|Okay, we’re relying on you, Rittsu! Your craftiness is one of the prided weapons that belongs to us 『Knights』♪|
|Eh~ I don’t think『craftiness』 counts as a compliment…… Honestly, it’d be easier on us if we just lost and got eliminated early on in the competition.|
|Don’t be stupid. It’s obviously better to let the fun times last for as long as possible~ Especially since all five of us are here now. Let’s take part in as many live performances, while we still can.|
|Whose fault do you think it is that we didn’t have a full set of members for the longest time, Leader……
Oh well, it’s fine - I’m glad to see that everyone is enthusiastic for this.
|Oh, how bold of you to say that~ Anyway, during the first half, we’re aiming to challenge as many 『units』 as we can to accumulate votes, is that right?
If so, I’ll make a plan based on that idea.
|Yep, I’ll leave the rest to you~ ……The Student Council are probably in charge of the 【Star Festival】 anyway, so it’s best to actively proceed through the competition.
That Blockhead 『Emperor』 is cruel to unenthusiastic idols, after all.
Despite all that time he spent bothering me, to the point where it was getting annoying, as soon as I stopped going to school, he’s started looking at me as if I was just a pebble lying on the side of the road.
That bastard - it’s a~ll thanks to me that he even has the status and power he’s got currently.
|……Anyway, the main objective of the first half seems to be to eliminate as many 『units』 as possible, huh.
|Yep. Everyone seems to be really pumped up, compared to our old days,
so it’s especially important to find and select the jewels with real value out of the many 『units』 we have here.
|But really, by the time all the 『units』 perform one by one during their assigned time slots, isn’t Christmas going to be over already?
I don’t get why they’re trying to cram everything into one day.
|I don’t really get it either. I guess it just means that if you don’t take the initiative to participate, you’ll lose your chance to participate at all.
Of course, if you don’t go up on stage even once, you’ll have 0 votes in total.
Ultimately, the total amount of votes each group’s accumulated will be compared……
And only a small handful of the top 『units』 will be able to advance to the finals.
Which means there’s no harm in winning as much as we can and getting as many votes as we can now. An idol who doesn’t go up on stage is just as worthless as an instrument that makes no sound.
While it’s not something I really have the right to say, it’s definitely a fact.
We’re aiming for the very top, of course! Let’s build an entire mountain of dead bodies~ Wahaha ☆
|You’re full of life, aren’t you…… But truthfully, it does feel as if we won’t lose to anyone, if it’s with these members.
Since we’ve only been given one chance to live our lives in this world, we might as well rule everything that exists beneath the sky while we’re at it ♪
|As usual, you all make everything sound so violent……
Geez, you really are boys. I get it, I get it, you want to go all out and go wild, right?
|Knights shine the most during battle; their existences during peacetime will only cause the national treasury to suffer. They don't belong in a world of peace - do you have a problem with that, Naru?|
|No…… I know it can’t be helped, but now that our 『Ou-sama』 has returned, it just feels as if we’re going back to the old way 『Knights』 did things.
You do know that times have changed, right?
I wonder if there’s no way for us to live alongside everyone, peacefully.
I’m aware that it’s rather idealistic of me to think so, but our current situation just doesn’t sit well with me.