DRAMATIC STARS and High×Joker collab concert... This isn't a dream, right?!
No matter how many times you make sure, it's real just like Producer said.
If you don't believe it, would you like me to pinch your cheeks? *pinch*
Ow... The pain is real... ! That means the collab concert is real too... !
... Jun... Shiki is teary eyed...
You're quite noisy, High×Joker!
Teru-san! And Kaoru-san and Tsubasa-san. Sorry for being so noisy in front of the lesson room.
It's okay. It looks like we were the only ones there at the time anyway.
U-Uhm... We'll do our best so we look forward to working with you on this collab concert.
Yes. But just so you know, if you cause any troubles during the joint lessons, you will be kicked out, students.
Uhm... That part just then... Everyone's a bit out of sync.
Let's redo that part one more time from the start. Our tempo needs to match...
Dancing is definitely a lot harder than singing...
... Sorry I'm late! Ah, it looks like you guys have already been practicing.
... Ah, Haruna... Hi. Are you done with today's extra classes... ?
Somehow. So... Are you guys practicing your parts now?
Hayato, since Haruna-san's here now, we might as well go through it from the beginning.
Ah, I've got the whole choreography memorized, so from anywhere's fine.
As expected of Haruna. Alright, let's go through that part one more time!
Phew... Let's wrap up today's practice for now.
Some of the fine details need improvement, but we didn't do bad for the first day.
Ever since Harunacchi came, it feels like everyone's gotten better!
Well, if you compare us to the first time we tried dancing... We sure have improved.
Yeah... Haruna was good at dancing from the start, but... We were terrible.
Ah, you mean the Hip Hop Dance Battle we did? But that was a good experience, too, wasn't it?
It depends on how you look at it... But it certainly was an unforgettable memory.
Right? Even if we failed, it became a good memory afterwards!
Oh! Well if it isn't High×Joker! You're all here. Do you have a lesson today?
Terucchi! Good work today!! We all did self-practice today~!
Oh? You're all fired up, aren't you!
It's not that big of a deal, really. It's just necessary for the concert.
I'm glad... we did today's practice... My movements have improved a lot...
Today was the first day of self-practice, so we're only just getting started.
That sounds nice. Shall we do self-practice too?
I approve of your determination, but overdoing it will also increase the possibility of getting injured.
By the way, it's still a bit early but do you guys have the day off school today?
Teru-san, we're already on summer vacation... ! I have extra classes though.
Summer vacation, huh... ? Sure brings back memories. *
Summer vacation is hyper fun! Our schedules have been tight since we became idols, though.
And on top of that you have extra classes. That seems pretty tough.
I have less subjects than last year, so even though it may not look like it, I'm making progress. Haha!
It's no laughing matter. If you're so carefree about it, things will be difficult later.
Haruna, seriously, do your best on the exam. It really won't be funny if you fail.
If it's a supplementary exam then the contents of it must be easy. As long as you study hard, you should pass.
You're right. Now that Kaoru-san's saying it as well, I definitely won't fail. You guys can leave it to me!
... Yeah. You can do it.
* Teru makes a pun using 懐かしい (nostalgic) 夏 (summer).
Everyone's here! Our joint lessons start from today!
You're really excited. I take it that you've been practicing quite a lot so far?
I wouldn't say we're perfect, but we're at a somewhat satisfactory level.
That's right. But we won't know unless we try and team up...
Yeah. Let's team up right away. I'm looking forward to dancing with everyone.
This job is a big event in honor of 315 Production. Let's do our absolute best.
We want everyone to see the best of us!
DRAMATIC STARS, we look forward to working with you from now on!
Yeah. We look forward to working with you too, High×Joker!
Your breath should be shorter here. You'll stand out when you start singing the first line if you're too loud.
Ooh, Kaoru-san's advice is amazing! It's so easy to understand!
Right, left, turn...
If you pay attention to the position of your shoulders, it will look good.
Shoulders? I was paying more attention to my feet. Thank you.
Jun, your movements have gotten better since self-practice...
We better work hard too, Natsuki. Let's go through it once more.
At this interlude part, Teru-san and I cross the stage and move like this...
Which would attract the audience's attention. Good idea! Let's try it!
Joint practices sure are motivating. I'm having so much fun... !
Huh, that's weird... Even if I apply this formula the answer doesn't match... Hmm.
Studying during break as well? That's rough. If you don't mind, would you like me to teach you later?
Really? That would be great!
What's the subject? It's not my specialty so let's get Sakuraba and Tsubasa to help too.
Hey, Sakuraba, Tsubasa! Let's look at Haruna's homework together after practice.
It takes three people to help a student with their studies? Do you intend to get him into Todai or something? *
If the three of us teach him, I'm sure it will get finished right away. Let's do it, Kaoru-san!
Oi, Kashiwagi... Good grief. If I'm going to do it, I'll do it thoroughly. Are you fine with that?
Ugh, please go easy on me... !
* Abbreviation of University of Tokyo, one of Japan's most prestigious universities. / This line seems to have been recently (need source) updated to say 東慶田 (West Keida), instead of 東大, which is a fictional university that appeared in the event Campus Festival 2014. However, it is assumed that they use the same abbreviation (with possibly a different reading e.g. Higashidai) and/or that Higashi Keida is the equivalent to University of Tokyo.
I taught you this auxiliary verb earlier, didn't I? The conjugated form is "ki" in the past tense...
Oooh, amazing! I can solve it so easily!
As expected of a lawyer, doctor, and pilot!
Haruna-san is actually understanding something... Amazing. Your method of teaching is really good.
It was easy to understand even just by listening...
Impressive. So you three really were smart since your high school days?
Hehe... Well, if you're talking about studying, then I guess so.
It seems like you have the knowledge to teach students, Tendo.
Hey, have you been doubting my knowledge until now?!
Now, now, you two, not in front of the students. Please settle down.
Haruna, you passed the exam? Congrats! I'm so happy for you...
You did your very best... Congrats, Haruna.
Thanks! But you didn't have to come all the way here to wait for me.
We had summer classes so it was just a coincidence. It's not like we came for your sake...
Oh, come on~! Juncchi, you were really nervous about the results!
Ugh... ! Shiki-kun, don't talk nonsense... !
(Shiki runs off)
No~! Because I only tell the truth~!
Ahaha... Those two never change, do they? I never get tired of watching them.
Haruna... ? What's this all of a sudden... ?
Haruna-san, are you okay? Don't tell me you're repeating another year...
No. I just wanted to say it for some reason.
If you're worried about something we'll listen, so just say it!
He's right, Harunacchi! Don't be so distant! If you there's a problem-...
No, no, really, it's not like that! You guys worry too much.
Ah, look. Let's hurry up and go to the studio to do our lesson!
... Okay, break's over. Let's go through it once more from the start. Sound good?
... Yes, let's do it. We've had plenty of time to catch our breath, so it's fine.
I really do like moving my body more than studying.
When I imagine dancing on the stage, I get really excited!
Haruna... You look like you're in a good mood today... More than usual.
Ah, I know! I bet you're happy to be released from those evil extra classes!
Ah, I see. You've sure had it rough until now... Good job.
Well, there's also that, but... That's not the only thing.
Being able to do lessons and stand on the same stage with everyone is really fun.
Y'know, at first... I joined the band and became an idol... because I wanted to move up a grade.
But now, it's something I can face seriously. And, I feel this way...
Because High×Joker was there for me... I could have never done it alone.
Haha... Saying things like this over again... It's kinda embarrassing.
Haruna... I feel the same way. Because the five of us are High×Joker, right?
Even if one person was missing, I'm sure I wouldn't be the person I am today.
Yeah! We wouldn't be High×Joker even if anyone was missing!
... Yeah... Me too... I'm so glad I met Hayato and Haruna and Shiki.
That's right. Everything changed when I met you guys... I'm sure that's the same for all of us.
Alright, let's make this 2nd anniversary concert a success!
Today's lesson was good. At this rate, it looks like things will go smoothly until the actual performance.
... Hey, Tsubasa, Sakuraba. If you don't mind, do you wanna go somewhere after this?
There's this favorite store of mine where we can have a chat about the lesson and at the same time take a break.
That sounds good. It's been a while since the three of us sat down and relaxed.
I refuse. The sound of Tendo's "favorite store" worries me.
C'mon, don't say that. I may not look it, but I was a lawyer. I know some good places.
It's a good store with a mature atmosphere so you'd definitely like it!
Let's go, Kaoru-san. We need to take a break once in a while.
... If it ends up being some strange store then I'm going home.
Ahem. Uh, thank you all for coming here today. Well then...
It's a bit early, but here's to the 2nd anniversary of 315 Production and the founding of DRAMATIC STARS!
This is a lovely store, isn't it? I didn't know such nice place existed.
The atmosphere is decent. It's not bad overall.
Right? It's my secret place. I'd be happy if you like it.
2 years ago, I was scouted by Producer here in this store.
Here? Well that makes it a place of special memories, doesn't it?
Yeah. You could also say it's the place where my idol life started.
The reason I became an idol... was because of a certain young boy's plead.
I wanted to help that kid who didn't have anyone on his side, so I ran about frantically.
But once the law firm realized it was unprofitable, they withdrew from the case.
In order to defend that child, I left the firm and became a freelancer.
It was great that we got as far as to appear in court. But after that I suddenly lost my job...
Of course, no one would ever entrust a job to a lawyer who has no support.
I knew that, but I was able to endure it. And then I came here to sulk.
It's a story of the past now but... The law firm that I worked for was well-known.
I studied so hard and finally got employed... And yet I threw it all away.
... But I have no regrets. No matter how many times I start over, I will choose the same path.
"No matter what you're going through, live honestly." That's my way of life.
... Hmph. Even though you're not drunk, you're quite talkative, aren't you?
Sorry. I just wanted you guys to know about me.
... I don't intend to keep secrets. Because we're teammates, right?
I think Teru-san's way of living is cool.
I'm not interested but I won't deny it. If that's what you've decided for yourself, then do whatever you like.
Thank you. In order for the three of us to aim for the brightest star, once again, I look forward to continue working with you guys!
We're finally performing... Ooh, I'm nervous.
It's okay, Hayato-kun. We're all going to work hard together.
Yeah. We've practiced a lot so it'll go well.
Hayato, even though you're nervous now, aren't you the type that let's it all out when you stand on stage?
If you say that, then isn't everyone here that type?
I'm calm at all times.
Being calm is important too, but how about this time we all enjoy ourselves to the fullest?
Having fun is contagious, after all. Let's have a blast!
... Yeah! We'll definitely make this collab concert a success!
Everyone! Thank you for coming to 315 Production's thanksgiving festival today!
Isn't it amazing? It's been 2 years since High×Joker and DRAMATIC STARS debuted!
We're standing here because of you guys. We can't thank you enough.
Today, with feelings of gratitude, we will sing with all our heart!
Since you came all this way to the venue, I do not intend to bore anyone.
Follow us to till the very end, okay, guys!
We've grown in these past 2 years, so take a close look at our performance!
Alright then, let's go to the next song! We're gonna deliver the best song!
... Phew. It's been a while since it got this intense on stage.
What's wrong, Sakuraba? You're not tired already, are you?
Don't belittle me. I haven't conveyed all of my feelings yet.
Look at you, all fired up. I guess we can look forward to the next song then?
Hmph, of course. I promise to deliver the best time.
Did you hear that, everyone? I'm looking forward to hearing Kaoru-san sing too!
I still want to keep singing! So please let me sing some more!
Now you're talking! Alright, let's do the next song with all we've got!
Hey, everyone! Are you having a good time? Let's have even more fun!
Our dancing and talking skills are at their best today, right, Haruna?
Ah, that's right... Let's join shoulders!
Alright, let's do this!
Ahh, I'm having so much fun right now! Concerts are great.
Yeah! But... This song is gonna end soon.
I wish I could stay standing on this stage...
That's just how it is. Fun times will always come to an end, right?
That's why we'll make this performance the greatest moment... so that we won't regret it later!
Yeah, you're right...
Alright, let's carry this out to the very end!
Yeah, that's the spirit!
When this song is finished, it's our turn. It's the last encore song. Are you ready?
Yes! Let's liven up the stage till the very end!
Fufu. My body is supposed to be at it's limit, but I feel like I can still sing.
We're still full of energy so we can overcome that limit!
The encore will impact the concert's outcome. Let's use up all the strength we have left.
This last number is High×Joker and DRAMATIC STARS' combined effort!
Haha. We've come this far, so all we can do is run until we're out of breath!
Let's go, guys! It's the last big performance from here on!!
The 2nd anniversary concert is over... Was becoming famous a dream... ?
Are you still half asleep? Yesterday's concert certainly did... feel like a dream, but...
... Kaoru-san? Are you okay?
I'm still feeling excited~ I'm completely worn out but that was an amazing performance~
It was awesome, wasn't it... ? That sense of unity and excitement was something special.
I see... It really is over, huh?
I can't believe we were able to experience a stage like that. It was like a dream...
We should hold a review meeting for the concert... Huh?
... Producer-san. How long have you been there... ?
Eh, Producer-chan?! I didn't notice you! If you're there, say something!
Producer is kind of spaced out as well... You haven't recovered yet, have you?
Producer is tired from watching over the preparations and performances the whole time.
Haha, it can't be helped that your like this today. Everyone's in the same condition too.
It isn't a rush job. You should at least take it easy today.
Producer-san, thank you very much.
Let's do our best and have a mega hyper recovery time together, Producer-chan!
It's almost time. Shall we head off to the after-party?
Yes. The other units are already on their way as well.
Party, huh... ? I want to talk with Producer all night about our journey so far.
Hey, Terucchi! Keeping Producer-chan all to yourself isn't fair!
Shiki, you should talk to other people besides Producer-san...
You should talk to us too. About things like yesterday's concert.
We can talk as much as we want today, right? There's a lot I want to talk about.
I'm still excited as well. There's so much I want to talk about, I can't keep calm!
So noisy. How long are you going to keep wasting your breath? Let's hurry up and go.
It looks like today will be a really long day. Producer, prepare yourself!