I'm sorry, but what? They graduate? So they don't die or anything? Oh god, please let graduate be a kind euphemism for death, I couldn't stand it otherwise, I know wanting a bunch of young girls to die is horrible, but if they don't it'll all feel kinda cheap. They battle with anti-entertainment forces, but if there are no casualties how is it supposed to feel real and threatening? There's crying in the OP, so I assume there must be some tragedy at some point.
Honestly I didn't know that Sonata was so young compared to everyone else, I quite like her, for some reason I'm reminded of Yamada from Working!! when I look at her and see her actions, don't quite know why. Anyway I liked the episode because it portrayed the harsh reality of competition, I doubt it's the first show to do this (I imagine the recent IDOLM@STER did this, but I haven't watched it yet, though I plan to) but I appreciate it all the same.
You get the feeling that Kanata would progress quickly if she just learnt to love singing and dancing don't you? When the choreographer (I saw the ridiculous hat and started laughing at how stereotypical she looked, and then he started talking, I must have looked surprised, I remember the guy from Tiger and Bunny, why is it black people are the go to people for outlandishly camp people nowadays?) talk with the manager about Kanata after she left crying saying they found a catalyst, it did become obvious that they do want her to succeed. I kinda feel sorry for the other one (Mimori) because she doesn't have the excuse of not liking singing, she's just lacking. Pretty sad for her right?
I'm liking this series.