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Chapter 1 - We are Aqours

Part 1

Chika: Over here~! Ehehe......Thank you for earlier♪
You: And welcome to Aqours's clubroom!
Riko: We do our school idol activities here.
You: Looks like Aqours's activities will be getting strong support because of you! It's very reassuring~
Chika: Yeah. Also, I can feel that we'll get along well more and more♪
Riko: Earlier was a bit of a mess......sorry about that
Chika: Once again, let us introduce ourselves!
You: Alright! Well then, starting from me!
You: Watanabe You! A 2nd year high school student who loves sailing! I also love occupation-type uniforms, such as policewoman and firefighter♪
Riko: It's really cool when people do they're best at they're work.
You: I know right? Then, my liking escalated, that making and wearing uniforms became my hobby.
Chika: Well......To explain simply, cosplaying?
Chika: Making them is really great! You-chan also makes costumes for Aqours's
Riko: When I wear Aqours's costume It makes me truly feel that I became school idol
You: Hehehe I am very particular up to the corners.
Riko: Chika-chan, please introduce yourself♪
Chika: I am Chika Takami! 2nd year in UraGirls', member of Aqours and.......
Chika: ......oh, could it be......
Riko: What's the matter?
Chika: Now that I think about it...... There's nothing that I could add to it. Eee, what should I do!!
You: Ehh!?
Chika: Hmm.. Also, our house runs an inn?
Riko: It has history, and the atmosphere is really good. I feel envious
Chika: Is that so? It's not a gorgeous hotel It might not be that really good a place......
You: Eee! Even if it is that lovely!? Chika-chan, you're too extravagant~
Chika: But it's not like I have someone taking care of everything for me
Riko: Hihi, Chika-chan, you're not a customer so there's nothing you can do about that
Chika: Ahaha, of course......
You: We Aqours meet often in Chika-chan's place
Chika: Yup! Practicing dance there is difficult But for things like sharing song ideas it's more than enough
Chika: Come visit us next time After playing, let's go to the hotsprings together♪
Chika: I didn't get to introduce myself well But I'd be glad if we get along bit by bit and talk about many things
You: Last is Riko-chan, please introduce yourself~
Riko: I am Riko Sakurauchi Like Chika-chan and You-chan, I am a 2nd year student at Uranohoshi Girls High School
Riko: I ...... just moved here recently, So we don't do family business like Chika-chan And I also look plain
Riko: There's nothing special about me, but let's get along
Chika: Ri---ko---cha--n!!
Riko: Eh, Eehh!?
Chika: What are you saying Riko-chan! Just having you here makes us feel super energetic
Riko: Eh.....Is that so?
Chika: A super cute beautiful girl arriving from city~ Everyone's glad about that
You: That's right! In this unchanging eveyday, a school with few students Riko-chan's the hope that appeared right in front of my eyes!
Riko: No way......I was completely unaware of it
You: Which reminds me, Riko-chan, the place you were living in is a holy ground of school idols, right?
Riko: That's right. I wonder if you know, they're called μ's...... Before I came here, I was in the same school as μ's
You: μ's is a famous idol group that even won the Love Live! Competition, right? Amazing~
You: Riko-chan, could it be that you have met and shook hands with members of μ's? ...... Or rather, you went to the same school, so you might have taken the same classes with them--
Chika: Uuuu, uuuu.......
Riko: Woah, wh, why are you crying, Chika-chan!?
Chika: To be in the same school as my super beloved μ's, I'm so jealous!!!!!!!
Riko: Ehh!?
Chika: Riko-chan, that's unfair! Riko-chan's body have been at Otonokizaka Academy......
Riko: Waah, wh, why are you touching my body~!
Chika: To feel even a bit of Otonokizaka Academy's atmosphere......Sniff sniff
You: That's bad Chika-chan! That would make you a pervert!
Chika: I'm not a pervert! It's because you don't know μ's properly that you can say that!
You: That's true...... μ's is really great to the point that Chika-chan can get that high
Chika: Yeah μ's, you know, is my dream and my aspiration, but also seems like an illusion.......
Chika: Alri-ght, I have decided!!!!!
Chika: Today we'll watch μ's DVD all day long! Everyone, let's gather at my house after this
Chika: From morning till evening...... no, even till the next morning we can watch it continuously♪
Riko: Till the next morning......!? Are you serious, Chika-chan?
You: Sounds great~, I also want to see μ's perfomance!
Chika: Alri-ght, come to my house at once! Hurry up and let's go!
You: Oka-y! After that, let's research about μ's until tomorrow morning!
Riko: No way! I mean, those two have gone already......
Riko: Well...... We'll do our best from now on, so please take care of us.
Riko: Chika-chan, You-chan! Wait for me~

Part 2

Yoshiko: Hello! Are you finding the fallen angel's school comfortable, little demon?
Yoshiko: While there are nine members of Aqours, if we all came at you at once, I wouldn't stand out... Err, I mean, you'd get confused, wouldn't you?
Yoshiko: So we decided to introduce ourselves three at a time, by grade.
Yoshiko: *Squeal* I'm such a genius.
Yoshiko: New then, we first years are ready to introduce ourselves.
Yoshiko: ...............
Yoshiko: Hey, no one else is here!
Yoshiko: ...............
Yoshiko: Quit it, you two! You're making it seem like Yohane is all alone out here!
Yoshiko: Ruby! Zuramaru! Get out here this instant!
Yoshiko: Are they really not here? C'mon, don't leave me all by my lonesome!
Ruby: *Sniff* *Whimper* *Sniff*
Yoshiko: Wow, you're trembling like crazy!
Ruby: C-cuz I can't greet someone in front of other people.
Yoshiko: If you can't even say hello, you'll never be able to survive on stage as a school idol!
Ruby: *Whimper* B-but...
Ruby: Pikiii! I'm sorry! I know, I'm a useless nervous wreck!
Yoshiko: Fine, I give up. Where's Zuramaru? I know she's not a fraidy-cat. Get out here!
Hanamaru: Huh? You called me, zura?
Yoshiko: Whew... Good, you're here. Everyone in Aqours is introducing themselves, grouped by grade.
Hanamaru: Introductions, huh? Guess you gotta at least say hello.
Yoshiko: Exactly. And toay I'll give you the privilege of going first.
Hanamaru: Whattup? I'm Hanamaru Kunikida. Nice to meet'cha, zura!
Yoshiko: Too short!
Hanamaru: Aight, I'mma get going.
Yoshiko: W-wait! Oh geez, I'm all alone again!
Yoshiko: ... Ahem. It appears we're in need of a new direction.
Yoshiko: All right! Was it you who asked for an audience with Yohane, my little demon?
Yoshiko: At this moment, the only people in this world are you and I. And since we're alone, I will reveal my deepest, darkest secret.
Yoshiko: The truth is... I'm a fallen angel who was cast down from Heaven.
Yoshiko: Don't tell a soul, okay? You see, I was cast out because the denizens of Heaven were so jealous of my incredible beauty.
Yoshiko: Through Aqours, I plan to amass a legion of little demons who wish to fall with me to the deepest, darkest depths.
Yoshiko: Basically, just by cheering for Aqours, you'll automatically join Yohane on the journey to the pits of He-
Hanamaru: Yoshiko, that's not true.
Yoshiko: Z-zuramaru! How long have you been listening?
Ruby: It's okay if you want to be a fallen angel, Yoshiko, but Aqours has nothing to do with suck things.
Yoshiko: You too, Ruby>
Yoshiko: Oh, come on! You've been missing the whole time. Why'd you have to come back right as I was introducing myself!
Yoshiko: ...Ahem. Please don't misunderstand them. This "Yoshiko" they speak of is another person, completely unrelated to me.
Hanamaru: It's like how I'm Hanamaru Kunikida, but I go by Maru. Ruby Kurosawa goes by Ruby, and Yoshiko Tsushima is Yoshiko.
Yoshiko: Don't reveal my full name!
Ruby: Umm... I'm Ruby Kurosawa. Nice to meet you.
Yoshiko: Don't introduce yourself in the middle of all this madness!
Hanamaru: Yay! Ruby, you said hello!
Ruby: Th-thank you!
Hanamaru: So my house is a temple, but Uranohoshi Girls' High is a Catholic school.
Hanamaru: God takes many forms. So Yoshiko's whole fallen angel shtick actually works out just fine.
Yoshiko: Don't call it a shitck!
Yoshiko: *Pant* Can I please stop playing the straight man now? This is exhausting.
Ruby: I've also got an older sister, Her name is Dia Kurosawa.
Ruby: We're polar opposites. She's a smart, talented, raven-haired beauty. Please be good to her, as well.
Hanamaru: Ruby's cute, but her sis is a whole different type of beautiful.
Yoshiko: Now they're introducting Dia, too...
Yoshiko: See? You're capable of introducing yourselves, Though, as members of my demon army, they were a bit off.
Ruby: Oh, I just remembered! We're all supposed to go to Chika's house to watch μ's DVDs!
Hanamaru: Myooze is Chika's favorite school idol group. I'mma watch really close and learn all about them, too, zura!
Ruby: Anyone would become a fan after seeing μ's perform. You're gonna love them, Hanamaru!
Yoshiko: Hmm... This doesn't sound like something a fallen angel should concern herself with.
Yoshiko: Even though I really wanna see...
Yoshiko: I'm afraid your beloved fallen angel Yohane is much too busy to watch DVDs with the rest of you.
Ruby: C'mon Yoshiko! I wanna watch μ's.
Hanamaru: Yoshiko, if you're not ready to go home I'll help you get your stuff. Gimme your bag.
Yoshiko: *Gasp*
Yoshiko: F-f-fine, if you insist!
Yoshiko: I'm extremely busy, but if you're both that desperate for my company, I'll come with you. Lead the way!
Hanamaru: *Giggle* Now you've met the Aqours first-years. Welcome to the gang!
Ruby: W-welcome!

Part 3

Dia: What exactly were you thinking, Mari?
Mari: Hmm? About what?
Dia: This is supposed to be Aqours' initial introduction. We should be doing it in the club room, shouldn't we?
Mari: Oh, really? But the view here is to die for.
Dia: That's not an answer.
Kanan: Is it that big a deal?
Kanan: When you think about it, both the club room and the sea are part of Uchiura!
Mari: Indeed, indeed!
Dia: Dear me... You two are incorrigible.
Kanan: Ha, ha, ha. Dia, you overthink things. The place doesn't matter as long as we introduce ourselves.
Mari: Exactly! Now, let's move on and tell our new supporter about the Uranohoshi senior class!
Kanan: Mind if I start?
Mari: Be my guest.
Kanan: I'm Kanan Matsuura. I love the sea, I love Uchiura...I guess I'm just your typical Uchiura girl. Kanan: I'm also a diver. I want everyone in the world to learn about the joys of the sea... I get that from my grandfather.
Mari: Kanan's also the main attraction at her grandfather's diving shop.
Dia: Don't let her looks fool you. She's quite a shrewd businesswoman.
Kanan: Ha, ha, ha! I'm not in it to drum up business. I honestly just want to increase awareness about the sea.
Kanan: I think I'm more suited to swimming underwater than being a school idol, but I'm not one to turn down a challenge just because I'm not naturally good!
Kanan: School idols treasure their friends above all else. I think being an idol will become very important to me in time.
Kanan: I hope that by working together, we'll all walk away from this with memories that last a lifetime. Glad you're with us!
Mari: Oh, I'm not planning on stopping with just a few happy memories.
Kanan: Mari...
Mari: I'm Mari Ohara. You can just call me Mari!
Mari: Have you taken a good look around town? Uchiura is such a beautiful place.
Mari: My father runs an international hotel chain, so I've traveled all over the world.
Mari: The second I set foot in this little port town, my antennae perked straight up!
Kanan: Wow, really?
Dia: Mari, you're exaggerating again.
Mari: I would never! I knew right away I'd enjoy every day of my life in this wonderful, shiny town. I felt it deep in my heart!
Mari: And we've gathered a bevy of beauties in Aqours that even the town itself can't outshine.
Mari: I'm sure there are lots of incredible school idols in places like Akihabara, Tokyo, but our idols can complete with anyone!
Mari: My dream is to take us higher and higher!
Mari: Someday I'll sail across this sea and make a big splash in Tokyo!
Dia: Sail...You know you can get to Tokyo from here without a boat, right?
Mari: No, I meant a big splash, like with a big boat! I'm just trying to show my spirit.
Kanan: *Chuckle* Sounds fun.
Kanan: So, you're not just here to make happy memories... I could learn a thing or two from you.
Dia: It's a good point. You'll never get anywhere if you give up before you even get started.
Mari: Starting right now, all the days ahead are sure to be shiny and sparkly. Let's charge forward together!
Dia: Ahem. Moving on...
Dia: I am Dia Kurosawa. I'm a senior here at Uranohoshi Girl's High School, and the student council president as well.
Kanan: She's smart, beautiful, and a natural leader!
Mari: Dia and Ruby shine every bit as brightly as the jewels they're named for. In fact, aren't you two quite famous for being so pretty?
Kanan: Probably. They're both very beautiful, even if their personalities are completely different.
Dia: Originally, I was opposed to the whole idea of Aqours.
Kanan: Oh no, not this again. You're into it now, so what difference does it make.
Mari: I agree. There's no need to dredge up the past as long as you're amenable to it now.
Mari: Honestly Dia, it's not cute at all.
Dia: What-What...
Dia: I'm perfectly aware that I'm not cute!
Dia: I know...that I'm not like Ruby.
Mari:Huh?
Kanan: Dia, that's not what she meant.
Dia: .................
Kanan: If you don't show how you feel right now, it'll seem like you're the only one who isn't motivated.
Dia: That would...be regrettable. You see, at first I was opposed to Aqours, but now...
Dia: *Chuckle* But now what?
Dia: Now, I approve!
Mari: Pfft! Ha, ha, ha! You approve? Oh Dia, you're serious to a fault.
Dia: What?! That wasn't supposed to be funny.
Mari: Loosen up a little. Just say something casual, like how you really like Aqours now.
Dia: But...
Mari: You do like Aqours, don't you?
Dia: Of course I do. I just need some time to prepare myself before talking about the things I love.
Kanan: *Giggle* Dia, you're adorable.
Dia: Please stop teasing me.
Mari: So as you can see, Aqours is very near and dear to all three of us.
Kanan: Hopefully we'll all learn and grow together.
Dia: Indeed. And I'm sure the other six members feel the same way.
Mari: Oh, I just remembered.
Mari: After we're done here, we're all supposed to go to Chika's house for a μ's DVD viewing party!
Dia: That's right. As the old saying goes, you must know yourself as well as your enemy.
Dia: Learning about your enemy is the first step.
Kanan: μ's isn't our enemy...Well, whatever. I'm excited to watch their performances!
Mari: I hope we'll all become wonderful friends. Shall we go?

Part 4

Chika: It's Muse! Just look at them go!
Kanan: Chika, you've said that a couple hundred times already.
Dia: I can't believe we actually stayed up all night watching DVDs...*Yawn* This isn't good for my skin.
Hanamaru: I'mma fall asleep sitting up...
Ruby: Mmm...
Yoshiko: *Snore*
Ruby: *Snort* Bwuh? I'm awake! I'm not asleep!
You: That's it! I've got an idea for a new costume!
You: *Snore*
Riko: Is You talking in her sleep?
Mari: Wow, look outside! The sun's coming up.
Chika: Really? Let's check it out.
Chika: Holy smokes, it is! Look, everyone! The sunrise!
Riko: The sky's such a vivid orange. It's beautiful.
Dia: It's a sight I'd rather see after waking up early instead of pulling an all-nighter, but it really is pretty.
Ruby: I'm so glad we could all see it together.
Yoshiko: Ungh...The morning sun's light is really harsh on a fallen angel.
Hanamaru: You okay, Yoshiko? Here, hold my hand.
Yoshiko: Th-Thanks...
Mari: What a gorgeous view. It's almost like the sun is here to celebrate our ship setting sail.
Kanan: Ha, ha, ha. The good shop Aqours, huh?
You: Full speed ahead! Unfurl the sails! Aqours is heading out to start its journey. Aye aye!
Riko: Maybe I shouldn't say this so plainly, but...
Riko: Right now, I'm really glad that I joined Aqours, and that I'm sharing this morning with all of you.
Riko: How about you, Chika?
Chika: Yeah!
Chika: I started a school idol club because I love school idols so much, but the truth is, I barely know anything.
Chika: Even right now, I feel like I'm just having fun watching μ's perform, rather than researching how to put together live shows.
Dia: Perhaps we need to have more discussions on what concrete actions we should be taking.
Chika: I understand that we'll have to work our tails off or we'll never get anywhere
Ruby: You know...
Ruby: I used to think I'd never be a school idol. Now that I'm with all of you, I feel like I can do it.
You: Yeah, me too!
Dia: It's not based on anything, but I feel the same way.
Hanamaru: We've got a lot to look forward to.
Mari: I agree with everyone, but we can't get be on confidence alone. We've got to buckle down and press forward.
Chika: Yes!
Kanan: I'll do whatever I can to support all of you.
Chika: Working hard without ever slacking off... That's kind of a difficult for me, but I'll try my best!
Yoshiko: We haven't come up with anything for our live show, but I know there are lots of little demons out there who can't wait to see us.
You: Yeah. So if we're gonna do a live show, what kind of vibe should we be going for?
Riko: We'll have to gradually settle on the music and get the costumes together.
Dia: We should probably go with something close to a traditional Japanese dance, don't you think?
Mari: Oh, no. Wouldn't rock music be a better choice?
You: Like riding on a big wave, and crashing into the shore? Sounds cool!
Ruby: I like cute things... What do you think, Hanamaru?
Hanamaru: I really don't know what to say...
Riko: Well, for example, what kind of music would sync up with the things you like to do?
Hanamaru: Things I like... Great authors?
Chika: Great author music?
Dia: Come on. There's no such thing.
Yoshiko: Forget that! Yohane's presence demands a hellish score.
You: We need originality. I vote for a sailor song!
Riko: Hellish...great authors...I can't imagine what that would sound like.
Kanan: Ha, ha, ha. It's a nine-way split.
Chika: Maybe, but I think that individuality is a good thing!
Riko: Yeah. It keeps things interesting. I'm starting to get excited!
Mari: *Chuckle* We've got some fun days ahead of us.
Chika: Umm... As you can see, Aqours is finally about to get started.
Chika: Everything might not go according to plan, but I'm not going to give up, no matter what.
Chika: μ's taught me that.
Riko: Let's all do our best
You: With your support, I just know we'll be able to go the extra mile.
Chika: I guess what I'm saying is, the nine girls of Aqours...
All: Are counting on you!

Chapter 2 - What's a School Idol?

Part 1

Riko: *Hum*
Hanamaru: You look like you're in a good mood, zura.
Riko: Hee, hee. I was just thinking how great it is that we've become real school idols, and it made me smile.
Ruby: Yeah. We've even got a name and everything. Everyone in Aqours is a true-blue school idol now!
Dia: I understand where you're coming from, but aren't you getting a bit ahead of yourselves?
Kanan: It's true. At this point, Aqours is still standing at the starting line. We've got lots of work to do.
You: We've gotta start discussing what kind of songs we should pick, and what our costumes should look like.
Mari: And how we can make our performance extra shiny, so we get really popular!
Yoshiko: I want a song that's appropriate for a fallen angel. Something cool and beautiful at the same time.
Riko: A fallen angel song... Is that something all of us will be able to sing?
Hanamaru: I could probably handle being a temple of fallen angel, I guess.
You: Do you have any ideas, Chika?
You: Huh? Where'd Chika go?
Riko: Oh... I could've sworn she was here a minute ago.
Mari: Perhaps she went to the classroom or the roof. Let's go look for her.
Chika: *sigh*
Ruby: Hey, there's Chika!
Chika: Hrmm...
Mari: What's wrong, Chika?
Riko: Are you not feeling well?
You: If your stomach hurts, I'll give you a tummy rub.
Chika: T-Thanks, but it's not a stomachache.
Chika: I've just had something weighing on my mind lately.
Yoshiko: Whoa, hold your horses! It's not like you to suddenly get philosophical, Chika.
Chika: I just keep thinking about it all day, every day. *Sigh* How am I suppose to live like this?
Kanan: Is it that serious?!
Hanamaru: Maybe we can help.
Dia: Chika, please tell us what's going on. Perhaps we can help you solve your problem.
Chika: Okay... Thanks, everyone.
Chika: I've just been wondering... After all this talk about school idols...
Chika: What the heck IS a school idol?!
You & Riko: Huh?
You & Riko: Whaaaaaaat?!
Yoshiko: You're just now asking that?!
Chika: I mean, I'm not ignorant. I know what school idols are like.
Chika: They're super cute, and they have this... this... This aura about them!
Ruby: An aura?
Hanamaru: I'm not sure what an aura is. Ruby, do you have one?
Ruby: I don't think so.
Hanamaru: Well, if you don't have one, then I definitely don't.
Chika: I thought when we became school idols, our lives were gonna completely change. Like...
Student: Whoa! That's Chika Takami, the school idol!
Student: We should all go and greet the idols together.
Student: Let's scatter rose petals all around the school entrances for when they arrive.
Student: Then we'll give them a big round of applause as they walk by!
You: Whoa, whoa, WHOA! That's nuts!
Kanan: Chika... you've got quite an imagination.
Riko: If people made that big of a fuss every time we arrived, we wouldn't even be able to come to school anymore.
Chika: A-Ah, ha, ha... Maybe you're right.
Chika: We've got all these ideas about what we want to do, but we haven't decided on anything concrete.
Chika: When I think about what the next step should be, I get so overwhelmed that my head starts spinning!
Riko: Chika, you're really worked up, aren't you?
Mari: So, to put it in simple terms, you want a specific definition of what a school idol is?
Chika: I... think so.
Hanamaru: I see. Perhaps you want to go back to the basics of a school idol?
Kanan: I don't think there's a very strict definition for school idols... but I wonder.
You: Yeah! Heck, every high school girl in the world is a school idol!
Riko: *Giggle* I think that might be going a little too far.
Ruby: Well, isn't any high school girl who sings and dances technically a school idol?
Riko: It's not like you have to take a test...
Yoshiko: Aqours is already a super-popular school idol group in the underworld.
Dia: We're not talking about the underworld. We're talking about Uchiura.
Yoshiko: Yohane lives in Numazu, not Uchiura.
Riko: Maybe there's something other school idols have that we don't.
Kanan: Well, we haven't been at it very long. You can't blame us for not being that good at it.
Chika: Ability is part of it... but there's something more.
You: Something bigger and more important than raw ability?
Mari: Hmm. If we can figure out what it is, we might make more progress.
Ruby: I'd be so happy if I could get even a little bit closer to all my favorite school idols.
You: The school idols in the magazines are definitely different from us somehow. Here, Kana. Take a look.
Kanan: Hmm... Now that you say that, it does feel like something's different.
Dia: *Gasp*
Mari: What is it, Dia? Did you figure it out?
Dia: Yes. This is just a theory...
Dia: But the difference between us and other school idols is...
Chika: Is...

Part 2

Dia: Is that all the other school idols...
Dia: Have a fashionable, metropolitan style about them!
Mari: Metro...politan?
Chika: Oh... Oh!
Chika: Wh-When you put it that way...
Yoshiko: I don't buy it! Aqours is totally fashionable and metropolitan.
Ruby: I get it. I think all school idols are fashionable!
Kanan: Maybe urban school idols are just more stylish in their everyday lives, as well.
Ruby: Yeah! Their outfits and accessories are to die for.
Ruby: I cut out my favorite pictures from my magazines and save them. I want to dress just like them!
Chika: So the school idol aura that we're lacking comes from being trendy and fashionable.
Riko: Eh, heh, heh... I'm glad we found an answer, but at the same time I kinda wish we hadn't...
You: The truth hurts.
Riko: I wish I'd brought some of that with me when I moved here from Tokyo. I'm sorry, everyone.
Mari: Oh, come on. This whole "metropolitan" thing is way too vague. I have no idea what we're talking about!
Hanamaru: *Sip* Ahh, this tea is so good, zura.
Ruby: Hanamaru, you're so relaxed.
Hanamaru: We are the direct opposite of urban stylishness, zura.
Hanamaru: It's futile for us to even try to become city girls, zura.
Chika: All this seems so beneath her!
Dia: Well... It's true that we're lacking in the urban style department.
Chika: Maybe if we can get some of that style we'll become way more popular!
Yoshiko: I would like to know how they write their songs, and how they make such fancy costumes.
You: Do you think we can still learn this late in the game?
Kanan: I don't think we'll completely transform ourselves, but we might come out looking a little more trendy.
Mari: That settles it!
Dia: Huh?!
Mari: Unmotivated school idols are not shiny.
Chika: Mari?
Mari: Let's do it, girls. Let's make ourselves fashionable!
Mari: Then, we'll grow leaps and bounds as school idols!
You: Okay. Then I move we start investigating the city!
Ruby: Yes ma'am!
Yoshiko: Leave it to me. This stuff is Yohane's specialty.
Dia: Let's examine all our magazines and find the differences between those idols and ourselves.
Hanamaru: Look at this... There are unnatural amount of people crossing this intersection.
Kanan: Wow you're right. Why're all those people there? Is there a festival or something?
You: Well, it's a city. I bet this was taken right after a big concert let out.
Chika: Oh, good call! You, you're so smart.
Riko: Ah, this is the Shibuya intersection. There are always huge crowds crossing there.
Kanan: Always? Like, every day? Even in the afternoon? Don't tell me there're that many people around at night, too.
Yoshiko: No way. Night is when the fallen angels come out! Everyone else is sleeping soundly in their beds.
Mari: Heh. You all are so sheltered. In the city, adults are busy even late into the night!
Yoshiko: You're kidding... right?
Chika: Do people in the city not sleep at night? When do they sleep? In the morning?
Ruby: But it's so dark at night. They could trip and fall into a ditch, or even the sea! It's too dangerous.
Hanamaru: I don't think there are ditches or seas in the city, zura.
Ruby: Oh, I see... Wow, that's awesome!
Chika: We've visited Tokyo before...
You: There were so many people, and just so many things, it felt like we were in another country, right?
Chika: Yeah! Just getting out of the train station was tough enough, it was even harder to get about outside!
Dia: In summary, if we're going to take on the world, we need to become more capable all-around.
Dia: I'm ready for the challenge. We've got no shortage of opponents out there!
Ruby: Sis, Tokyo and Uchiura are both part of Japan...
Kanan: Hold it, hold it. Those fashionable city idols aren't enemies for us to fight. They're role models we should pattern ourselves after!
Mari: Well, now that we've depressed ourselves with how lacking we are compared to the metro school idols, what say we cheer ourselves up with a shopping trip?
Yoshiko: *Sigh* This shopping trip was such a let down!
Hanamaru: I thought Numazu would be good enough for what we want.
Ruby: I wanted a purse like the one I saw in the magazine... *Sniffle*
Dia: Don't cry, Ruby. Here, I'll wipe away those tears.
Ruby: Okay...
Chika: I was hoping having the same things as the city school idols make us just like them.
Kanan: If we can't have them, we'll have to find another way.
Yoshiko: You think it'll be enough to give ourselves a really fashionable vibe?
Hanamaru: If we're gonna experiment, we might as well go all in. Maybe a miracle'll happen and we'll all turn into trendy city girls!
Chika: I want to become like a big city school idol as soon as possible.
You: Then let's go out there, get some fashionable outfits, and become school idols with crazy powerful auras!
Chika: Yeah!
Riko: Tee-hee. Let's do it!

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Chapter 3 - Sparkle by the Pool!

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Chapter 4 - A New Kind of Autumn

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Chapter 5 - An Aqours Christmas 1

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Chapter 6 - An Aqours Christmas 2

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Chapter 7 - Welcoming the New Year!

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Chapter 8 - Sunburn and Valentines's

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Chapter 9 - School Idols on Deck!

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Chapter 10 - The Aqours Theater Troupe!

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Chapter 11 - Spring, the Sea, and Events

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Chapter 12 - Fixing Hanamaru's Weak Spot

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Chapter 13 - Shiitake's Bug Adventure

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Chapter 14 - Come to Uchiura, Sea Girls!

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Chapter 15 - Aqours Housing

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Chapter 16 - Yortunteller Yohane

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Chapter 17 - Hot Spring Holiday!

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Chapter 18 - Survive Flu Season!

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Chapter 19 - Our Countdown Live

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Chapter 20 - The Numazu Snow Festival!

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Chapter 21 - Aqours Shiny Live Broadcast

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Other Stories

Adventure Stroll: Nakamise Shopping Arcade

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Chika: What a fun shopping trip! We sure bought a lot of supplies for costume-making. I already wish we could go out again!

You: Chika, Chika, Chika!

Chika: Oh, hi, You! What's up?

You: What's the biggest, most amazing summer event in Numazu?

Chika: Y-You're quizzing me? Umm... Oh! Next week's big fireworks show, right?

You: Ding, ding, ding! I picked up a flyer for it outside the train station. You want to go again this year?

Chika: You know it! Oh, what is all nine of us in Aqours go together? That’d be even more fun.

You: Good idea! I bet we’ll have a great time. In fact, why don't we go all-out and wear our yukata, too?

Chika: Count me in! You can't get any more summery then going to see fireworks in a yukata. I can't wait!

You: Then let's find the others, and... Huh?

Chika: What's wrong?

You: Y-You're kidding me... The fireworks are TODAY!

Chika: What?! Y-You're right! The flyer even says it's today. I was sure it was next week!

You: Now that I think about it, I did notice a whole lot of people wearing yukata today. It must’ve been for tonight's fireworks show…

You: Aww, this stinks. There's no way everyone will be available on such short notice.

Chika: It can't hurt to ask. We just split up for the day, so they should still be nearby.

You: Yeah. Where do you think they are?

Chika: Hmm... I think Kanan and Riko mentioned something about going out for a drink together.

You: A-A drink? Like people who just got off work?!

Chika: A senior and Junior employee discussing life over drinks…

You: R-Rikoooooooo! Kanaaaaaaaan!

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Riko: Ahh... This is so cool and refreshing. And it's easier to drink than I thought it’d be.

Kanan: Right? Lately I've been stopping here for an iced coffee every day after practice. Nothing like a tall cold one to ease the weariness of a long day! *Giggle*

Riko: *Giggle* Kanan, you sound like an old man.

Chika: There they are!

Kanan: Oh, it's Chica and You.

You: Aww, they're just drinking coffee…

Kanan: Huh?

You: Nothing, never mind. Running here made me all sweaty. Maybe I'll have a drink, too.

Riko: Wanna try an iced coffee, You? It's Kanan’s favorite.

Chika: Your favorite, huh? Can I have a sip?

Kanan: Hey! Get your own! Oh, but Chika, I thought you didn't like coffee.

Chika: I don't... but Riko looks like she's enjoying hers, and if it's your favorite, I bet all like it too.

Kanan: Really?

Riko: Do you want to sip of mine? *Giggle* Go right ahead.

Chika: Thanks. Don't mind don't mind if I do! *Gulp* Ungh… Too bitter.

Kanan: Thought so. That's what happens when you force yourself.

Rko: A-Are you okay? Do you want some syrup?

Chica: Yes…

Kanan: By the way, what is it you two wanted to talk to us about?

You: Oh, I almost forgot. Tonight's the big firework show in Numazu. We were thinking we could all wear our yukata and go together. Are you two free?

Riko: Fireworks? That's so cool! I'm in!

Kanan: I don't have any plans, so I'll come too. I don't know if I have a yukata, though. I'll go look.

Chika: Hooray! Hopefully everyone else will be free, too.

You: Yeah! Where should we look next?

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Adventure Stroll: Izu Mito Sea Paradise!

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