BRAND NEW ME! ~Encounter with a Brand New Me~
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Legenders and FRAME are suddenly requested to film a commercial for hair wax.
Our idols that don't normally use hair wax set out to research all about it.
FRAME decide to meet at Shingen's house to study hairstyles, but they can't seem to settle on what to do.
They find helpful hints from a certain someone for their filming.
On Legender's side of things, they are enthusiastically practising hairstyles on each for their preparation.
Chris seems to be quite captivated by the commercial's tag line ever since he heard it at the meeting.
Bring out a new you with a new hairstyle, and let's make this a wonderful commercial!
【An Overt Look】Chris Koron
Let us set sail on a new course. We're adventurers after all…!
Today’s me is a capable me! I’ll ace any scene, and capture everyone’s hearts!
The times when you can’t reach an answer by thinking, it might be better to start by moving your hands instead~
【A Wild Look】Seiji Shingen
To motivate yourself starting from the outside… So that works too.
Seems like there’s times when this scary face of mine can be good for me too. I’m glad, but it’s kinda embarrassing...
It feels pretty hot out today. You alright?
See: BRAND NEW ME! ~Encounter with a Brand New Me~/Event Scenes
Seiji-san, Hideo-san. Producer-san said to use this for reference.
A hair wax sample, huh. We'll being shooting a commercial for this one, right?
We were told at the meeting that we would be shooting in formal wear, at a bar with a night view.
Haha, that sounds kind of embarrassing, but I guess we do have to make the hairstyles stand out.
I don't really know any fashionable hairstyles in the first place, though.
Ah… me too, actually. Shingen.... Well, he probably doesn't either.
That's true… Even though there'll be a scene where I'll have to apply the wax myself...
It wouldn't look very good of you to be stumbling around with it during the filming… Ah, that's it!
Since Producer-san went ahead and gave us these samples, we should practice with it!
Good idea. I was thinking it would be good to discuss the commercial step-by-step with the two of you as well.
In that case, why not come to my house on our next day off? I'll cook lunch for us too.
Is that okay? Alright! It's been such a long time since I got to eat Seiji-san's home cooking!
With just your fingers, and your hair as a canvas, your style is your art~… Hair wax, huh~ I don't use it very often~
I've sold it when I worked as general store clerk before, so I know how to use it at least.
I don't personally use any either… It'll come right out when I go into the ocean, you see.
To think there's not one experienced person here. Well, I'm not one to talk.
Sounds like FRAME is in the same situation, since they'll be practicing hair styling on their day off.
It would probably be best if we were to practice with wax beforehand as well.
There'll be a scene where I fix Chris-san's hair, so we need to make sure to practice that too.
It seems like I'll be styling your hair with wax… Chris-san~?
...Ah, pardon me, Sora! These commercial documents caught my eye...
This page is about… the commercial's tagline?
Yes, the phrase is “Obtain a new you”...
It's a wonderful phrase… it's certainly struck a chord within my heart!
We've got the wax, so now all that's left is to put it into practice, huh.
Dry wax, a glossy type… There's a lot of different kinds for just wax.
We have to make the viewers want to use it, so let's choose hairstyles with a real impact!
Seems like the right hairstyle depends a lot on your face's features.
I see. You said you weren't too knowledgeable, but you sound like you know what you're talking about.
I just flipped through this magazine before I came. I'll let you guys borrow it later.
Hmm, I wonder what kind of hairstyle would fit me the best?
How about an slicked back style? I think that'd certainly suit you.
That's pretty flashy! In that case, why not take it a step further and make it a ducktail style!?
You don't have enough hair for that. Actually wait, if you don't try then you won't know, right…?
Haha. Once we decide on hairstyles, we still have to discuss our posing too.
Before that, we gotta eat. When we get to my house, I'll get cooking right away!
This hairstyle that Sora has fixed for me is wonderfully done.
I think so too. You're pretty skilled, aren't you, Kitamura.
It's thanks to all the wrapping I did at the general store. I referenced the hair catalogs too, so I got the gist of it~
When I saw the name of this hairstyle, I thought it was perfect for Chris-san~
So what's the name of it? Let me see the catalog.
...I see, so it's called a fishbone braid. It really does fit Koron, huh.
This hairstyle is called a fishbone braid…? That's definitely what you said just now, right!?
Now that you mention it, the summary indeed says it is meant to resemble a fish's bones…!
Hm… the roundness resembles the scales of the
sotoiwashi as well- also known as the bonefish.
Could it have been meant to be so thoroughly similar…!? I wish to wear this hairstyle to the actual filming!
Calm down a bit~ If you show up with your hair already styled, there's no point in filming the commercial~
Alright, that's enough playing around for now. We should get to practicing for real.
Hmm… what to do...
Hideo, you haven't decided on a hairstyle yet?
Not yet. Maybe it's because I'm not familiar with styling, but I don't really know what would fit me.
The other day, when I saw you and Amane playing together, I was thinking…
Why don't you try a style with pushing your bangs out of the way?
Eh… But, my face is kinda scary, so pushing my hair out of the way is…
I want to see that too. Hideo-san's usual bangs are good, but…
We never get to see your hair up, so it'd feel refreshing to see!
Even in the magazine you lent us, the styles showing more forehead looked pretty mature.
I think it would go well with the commercial theme this time. Why not try it out?
I see… It wouldn't hurt to give it a shot. Thanks, you two.
Starting with me, huh. I still can't get used to my forehead showing like this, and I'm still kinda nervous, but…
I want the people that'll see the commercial to think I look cool… Alright, here we go!
Good work, Hideo. That went great, didn't it? You were real charming.
R-really? That's great… ha… I feel like I can relax now.
We got to see some never before seen Hideo charms. So, next up is Ryu?
Yes! I'll show you charms that can't lose to Hideo-san!
(Here is when I touch my bangs… and then look toward the camera… h-how's that!)
I'm so glad it went over well! Seiji-san, Hideo-san, how was that!?
Good job, Ryu. You looked real cool out there, even the staff praised you.
Really!? Hehe, that makes me happy! Good thing we worked so hard on our practice!
Haha, you're back to the same old Ryu already. You seemed like a different person during filming.
You too, Seiji-san! Your atmosphere is completely different than usual today.
That's right. And I'll make this a success so it's not just for show.
(The three of us practiced posing and expressions. I shouldn't worry about being nervous)
(Now to lean on the bar counter… like this)
(...Alright, the staff's reaction looks good. I'll keep it going like this.)
Good work! ...Eh? That went well? Thank you!
Good work, Seiji-san! You did great - everyone's really loving you!
The maker looked pleased too. If it's this muscular Shingen, then the sexiness will be at full power.
That's right! They even said Seiji-san's maturity adds a new appeal!
I see, that's a relief. I'd say it feels.. how to put it.. refreshing.
Refreshing…? What do you mean?
Well, up until now I thought this sort of thing wouldn't suit me…
But changing up my appearance like this feels like casting off my shell a bit.
Wow, it's unusual to see Shingen saying something like this. You're actually pretty confident, huh.
Well no, actually, Amane thought this hairstyle was cool too, so… haha.
Ah… I see now. Well, that is a pretty Shingen reason too.
He seemed like such a different person before, but Seiji-san is definitely still Seiji-san after all!
With this, the filming is done. All we can do in the meanwhile is to wait for the commercial to be televised.
Koron, you really took a liking to the slogan here, huh?
“Obtain a new you”, was it~?
“Obtain a new you”... That is, to transform into a you more different.
If I were to speak about it in ocean terms, it would be like finding a new course on the sea.
On a new course, we would be able to see new sceneries and gain new knowledge.
That is surely what it means to “obtain” a new you.
I'm happy that we were able to show everyone how enjoyable it is to explore the unknown…!
That old Chris-san from before has really become someone that looks forward to filming work now~
Heh, it's times like this when Koron's face is truly glowing.
Now I'm really looking forward to the commercial airing.
Yes! I can't wait for everyone to see the “new me” soon!