IDOLiSH7 Episode 10
Since Mezzo has debuted, the rest of the members of Idolish7 haven’t had much to do, and dwindled in popularity, so Tsumugi suggests they start a LIVE Web Series. This of course was a genius idea. The best part about it was how it gave them an activity to participate altogether as seven, but at the same time, due to it being a live broadcast, it enables them to show off their their characters, which could potentially go a long way for Mitsuki! (The one who desperately needs to develop a stable fanbase of his own.) The highlight for me of course was the fact Tsumugi actually forgot to mention it was a LIVE broadcast, and chaos ensued with them just being their usual clumsy adorable selves. Frankly speaking, it is always far more entertaining to seem idols/celebrities in general just be themselves, even if they mess up the script/show’s outline along the way. Iori was undoubtedly the one who was stressed out the most about it, but showing off how he loses his cool is always fun to watch since he strives to appear “cool and collected”. Naturally, this was the highlight of the episode. My stomach hurts from laughing so much.
Although this week’s episode mainly revolved around the Web Series: “Idolish Night with You”, it was sure to follow up on Yamato’s mixed feelings towards Dramas with him immediately shooting down the offer to act in a two hours drama special. Eventually he comes around and accepts it after Mitsuki motivates him to do so. But when the team watch the drama, they realize that Yamato is in fact an extremely talented actor, and they can’t help but wonder why he was hiding that talent. In the end, it is thanks to Yamato accepting the job offer that skyrocketed their Web Series broadcasts to popularity.
I however, found this development of accepting the job to be rather abrupt and in some ways felt as though it was crammed into the episode. While Mitsuki gave Yamato some great advice and probably some inspiration as well to do thing with everything he got, what bugs me the most about his change of attitude is not understanding why he was so against acting in the first place. We could see he put a lot of effort in the script that is worn and torn from reading it over and over again, but does he really dislike acting? He made quite a case how he is an exceptional actor.
Of course there’s a couple of ideas in my head why he wants to avoid it. Following up from last week, I am quite convinced Yamato is (one way or another) related to the famous actor Chiba Shizuo. Perhaps he feels like he might be inferior to him, or he whenever he did apply for acting jobs, Chiba Shizuo’s name was so powerful, as soon his names pops up, it rather than being judged on his individual skills, they maybe pick him because of his connection to the big name. But then where does Revenge fit in all of this? We have some ideas who he may want to get revenge on, but for what reason? I also have a couple of ideas, mainly based off what we saw in last week’s episode, but for now, it looks like we will have to wait yet another week, or maybe longer, depending on whether or not Yamato’s Arc will continue into next week’s episode, along with his latest drama offer.
Yet despite my mixed opinions of how Yamato’s story was kicked off this week, in reality, I am not too worried about it since the writers have been doing an exceptional job, so I am sure everything will fall into place in due time!