Spoilers for Roselia’s episode 2 story, because I have to talk about my feelings for it ;w;
Can I just say how much I love Roselia’s development in the new story? First off, the new story gives us insight as to what kind of band Roselia is. It’s so easy to miss (which is why the members themselves missed it), but half of the members don’t really see Roselia as a band in the same way that PoPiPa or Afterglow do. They’re not in Roselia for the sake of being in the band. Rather, they just see the band as a means of achieving their own goals. Sayo, because of her complex with Hina. Yukina, because of her complex with her dad. Lisa, to help Yukina achieve her goals. Sure, they’re friends and they care about each other, but they’re not really thinking about how to move Roselia forward as a whole, but thinking about how to move themselves, as individuals, forward.
And it’s just really realistic to me, the way they thought about Roselia. It’s like sometimes in real life, “I’m doing this volunteer work to make my resume look better, not because I actually care about this cause.” But in the story, the members of Roselia actually moves past that to appreciate Roselia and its members as one, cohesive unit. They’ve definitely been feeling the unity all along, but the new story is them realizing it. Like, “I knew this volunteer work is meaningful, but I’ve learned to actually appreciate it.”
Bandori’s writing is top notch and it gives me so much emotions ;;
Edit: ALSO SO MUCH DEVELOPMENT FOR SAYO. I was so happy that when Yukina went back to being strict, Sayo was able recognized that what Yukina is doing isn’t right, and instead worked with Lisa to try and figure out how to fix everything.
okay listen,, yes the hhw angst event will be pain x100. but why are you guys slEEPING ON PASUPARE ANGST? HELLO? HINA FINDING SOMETHING SHE CAN'T REALLY DO OR NOTICING THAT PEOPLE ARE ANNOYED WITH HER BECAUSE SHE CAN DO EVERYTHING? EVE HAVING TO GO BACK TO FINLAND? CHISATO HAVING A MAJOR ACTING THING AND SHE HAS TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THAT OR THE BAND? AYA EXPERIENCING ANGST AGAIN? SHE ALREADY DONE DID THAT SHIT. AND MAYA NOT FEELING LIKE SHE DESERVES TO BE IN THE BAND BUT MORESO THAN SHE ALREADY DOES. DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW HURT I AM. thanks for coming to my ted talk.