「 Before we did any full-scale action, we contacted the higher-ups from the other party and asked for their apology 」
Shou-neechan says while inside her beloved American car.
The talents under the umbrella of death star production were harassing Yukino in the TV station.
Eri, Rie, and Mitama disclosed that on the show last night.
It seems that Yukino’s father, Shirasaka Sousuke’s death has created some kind of damage to the public entertainment agency that he was intimate with when he was alive.
Even so, they’re cowards that send not the talents in their company, but the entertainers from a weaker production company, forcing them to do the harassment acts.
「 You see, the higher-ups in the gangs are aware of our fight with the Yakuza from Kansai, and so they’re afraid that the fire will spread to them 」
Kyouko-san and Miss Cordelia got into the Kansai Yakuza and weakened them a lot.
The overwhelming violence of the two of them took down the hardline Yakuza.
「 Then, the chairman and president of Death Star Productions, and the people who issued the order were dealt with by the organization. They already withdrew the harassment on Yukino and others. I mean, the variety show of Ken and Gin, and the other celebrities who were doing the harassment were canceled. They will do a rerun of old period dramas by next week 」
「 That Ken and Gin seemed like real jerks but I feel sorry for the talents of the other agencies who were just ordered to participate in the harassment or they will lose their work 」
Like the three motorcycle delinquent comedian girls.
「 Yes, we had Death Star Productions give them a regular gig on another show as an apology for that one. We can’t do much in the show business 」
Kouzuki group sponsors a lot of TV shows, but…
They don’t know much about the TV industry.
「 I’ll carry out a follow-up, but, well, I think I can guarantee them to be regulars of a show for at least half a year. It still depends on their skills 」
So that’s all the nuisance fee we can do for those comedians.
「 Naturally, the organization also offered to pay us up to their nuisance fee 」
「 And so, I asked them to cede the entire female idol division of death star productions 」
「 Why the female idol division? 」
I don’t get it.
「 Well, male idols or Enka singer division won’t fit in, right? 」
Shou-neechan said with a smile.
「 Minaho-san told me but it seems that it will be changed to “Shirasaka Yukino office,” and Yukino-san will become the manager 」
Yukino will become a manager of a female idol office?
「 Isn’t it for the better when we consider the future? We need to make sure that we have a pipeline to the entertainment and TV industry 」
If we’re going to keep Yukino showing up on TV.
Putting Mitama aside, Eri and Rie are also suited to that flashy world.
If her aim is to become a supermodel, then we should have a stronger pipeline.
「 Right, Black Forest should have their own entertainment company too 」
「 And so, if you could break Tsukiko-san with us 」
「 I’m sure that there will be spies from the yakuza among the managers and talents that belong to that company if we’re taking the female idol division from Death Star Productions. I want to check on the personnel 」
Oh, so using the Miko power to sift their thoughts.
「 I think that some of the employees and idols will quit on their own if they’re separated from the industry giant like Death Pro, but… 」
I mean, if they think about it, nobody would trust a company where a high schooler Yukino is the president.
Not just the managers and the talents…
Not even ordinary people will accept that.
Even if she was the one harassed, Yukino will never be in a place where she controls the female idols of Death Pro.
「 Those who will quit right away are those skilled employees or already popular idols who can get hired right away by another big agency even if they quit Death Pro, right? 」
I asked Shou-neechan.
「 Right, it’s a pattern in any company that the most capable leaves first 」
「 If that’s the case, we can have the whole female idol division of Death Pro, well, if we get rid of the spies, the remaining talents would be… 」
None satisfactory will remain.
「 That’s likely to happen 」
「 Besides, from yesterday’s broadcast, Death Pro seems to have an underhanded structure from the beginning 」
That’s how it felt.
I don’t want that kind of shady mood to be brought to the new office.
「 Can we just not pick up the good ones from them? 」
「 Those who are motivated, skilled, and know a lot of people in the industry, that is currently affiliated with Death Pro, but dislike their nature, and want to leave them to do their own 」
「 That’s for the best, but it’s hard. I don’t think Death Pro will let us do whatever we want, and we don’t know how many talented people will be attracted to our new agency 」
「 Well, as for individual skills, Kouzuki SS can investigate that. We can ask what people in the industry say about them. As for their personality, we have to ask Tsukiko-san to check on them as expected, but… 」
「 It’s already a huge loss for the industry giant like Death Star Productions to pay for settlement when they handed us their entire female idol division 」
Shou-neechan smiled at me from the driver’s seat.
Yeah, Death Pro already paid us quite the sum as an apology, and then…
They also have to appeal to the public.
It’s an exemplary punishment so nobody harasses Yukino and the girls again.
「 This is a lot of trouble 」
「 Yes, it’s inevitable 」
「 If that’s the case, then it’s worse of an idea of making Yukino the president of “Shirasaka Yukino office.” We can’t let Yukino be responsible for that much 」
Many among the Death Pro members don’t like it that we’re taking their female idol division.
Yukino will receive all that resentment as she’s representative.
「 Right. Someone else has to be the president until Yukino-san becomes an adult 」
「 But, I wonder if there’s anyone good for it? 」
Someone we can trust and can compete in the show business industry.
「 Hmm, that’s a problem 」
Minaho-neesan’s busy in her new brothel opening.
Katsuko-nee’s also busy supporting Minaho-neesan and in our bakery.
Nagisa’s got her flower shop, and she’s pregnant.
Shou-neechan and Rei-chan are faces of Kouzuki SS.
They can’t do any work in show business.
「 Anyway, we’re okay with Death Pro Cessing their female idol division to us, right? 」
「 Yeah, can’t help it 」
The talks are already making progress.
「 Also, you’re the one who will be recruiting the new idols in the new office 」
「 Yes. After all, Tsukiko-san can find out their personality, but she doesn’t know the charm of female idols, right? 」
「 No, even I don’t know how to look for girls that can become talents 」
Arisu, who had been listening to our conversation in the car, speaks up.
「 Shouldn’t Kuromori-sama just pick whoever he likes? 」
「 No, that’s not how it works 」
「 I think that’s a good idea. Yoshi-kun can pick on his tastes 」
「 Then, Megu and Arisu, do you girls want to be idols? 」
「 No I won’t, geez! 」
Megu leaned on my right shoulder and said.
「 Isn’t Arisu much more suited as an idol than me? She’s much cuter 」
She talks to Arisu on my left side.
「 No, I don’t think I’m good at it 」
Arisu doesn’t like flashy stuff.
「 If I’m ordered, then I’ll become an idol, but… 」
Kinuka speaks from the passenger seat.
「 No, maybe not you Kinuka 」
She’s small and cute, but Kinuka is just like her sister, Mitama, they’re too much into combat.
「 Kinuka, you can’t sing or dance, can you? 」
「 I cannot do a dance to show to other people, but for singing 」
「 Are you confident in your singing? 」
「 I’ve mastered the secret technique in Anjou style singing, the Apache Yell 」
「 It’s a secret technique passed down in the Anjou house, where you sing loudly to vibrate the surrounding material and create a shockwave. Its power is described as something similar to the piercing monument valley 」
I’ve been thinking for long, but maybe Anjou Arts is just about 30 years old?
「 Kinuka, that’s not singing, and in the first place, idols don’t sing to attack someone 」
「 Then, how do they defeat their enemies? 」
She sure looks cute, but her brain is filled with combat.
「 If it’s dancing, then I still haven’t mastered Anjou Arts Fighting stance named “Mysterious Dance 1” 」
She says it with a straight face, and that’s a problem.
「 Mitama-oneesama has mastered “Mysterious Dancing 3,” and “Traveler Waltz” 」
I see. Let’s have her dance next time.
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Today is Margo-san and Edie’s martial arts tournament day.
It’s Saturday, so we went to the venue after we were dun selling pastries after lunch.
Margo-san, Edie, Michi’s sister, Kudou Haruka, and Tendou Otome(Kendou Maria,) are all participating.
Nei, the manager, also went to the match venue early.
The girls who’re coming to cheer together with me are Megu…
I also invited Arisu, who doesn’t have many opportunities to go outside.
Kinuka’s our bodyguard.
Shou-neechan’s driving the car to the venue while reporting the stuff about Death Star Productions.
There’s always the possibility of wiretap and so it’s better to do this kind of conversation personally.
Once we arrive at the venue, she would go somewhere else for work.
Another person will pick us up on our way back.
「 Still, to think that Takeshiba-san allowed you to take a break 」
Normally, Megu should still be training with the women’s track and field group, and yet…
「 Autumn just ended, and also, Edie came over to cheer on me. 」
The results in the district tournament were good, but they couldn’t reach the prefectural tournament.
Edie and I went to watch it.
「 That’s why Captain Takeshiba allowed me to go so I could cheer on Edie’s tournament too 」
Takeshiba-san seems to like Edie.
「 If it’s martial arts tournaments, then I’d like to watch it by all means…I invited Mitama-oneesama, but… 」
「 Onee-sama is well known because of the TV show, and so she refrained from going 」
Mitama and the twins show up on TV, but…
During the broadcast last time, Kinuka was wearing a black hood, hiding her face, naming herself “Stealth Kinuka”
There won’t be any fuss even if she goes to the martial arts tournament.
「 Eri-san and Rie-san want to go to cheer on them, but… 」
It seems that the twins are interested in watching martial arts tournaments oo.
「 But you know, if those girls come it’ll become a lot of trouble 」
They kicked and made Ken and Gin’s testicles swell, and they fainted in agony.
The remaining fans of Ken and Gin are treating Mitama as enemies together with the two.
I’m sure that the onlookers will find it interesting and make a fuss about it.
They should not go where there are a lot of people around for now.
「 Ai said that she’s scared so she won’t go. She seems to not like martial arts 」
Megu’s right, Ai said that she’ll make more prototypes in the bakery.
「 Kana-senpai seem to be uninterested in martial arts 」
That girl is the type who prefers the gorgeous ones so she doesn’t want to watch fistfights.
「 Agnes still can’t go to places with a lot of people, and Tsukiko too 」
「 There will be a lot of people excited watching martial arts, and it’ll make them feel unwell 」
Shou-neechan said from the driver’s seat.
「 Yeah, it seems like it’s a lot of loudspeakers and rough music when it comes to those who can read minds 」
I told what I heard from Yomi.
With that said, Tsukiko, Yomi, Luna, and Koyomi-chan can’t come along.
「 Misuzu-sama and Ruriko-sama had to refrain for today too 」
The young ladies of the Kouzuki house shouldn’t be in a sweaty martial arts tournament at all.
Shou-neechan and everyone will have a hard time securing them.
「 With that said, not just Misuzu and Ruriko, but also Yoshiko-san, Karen, Erica, and Mariko, the young ladies of that school, aren’t coming. 」
「 Michi’s the only one we’ll be meeting up in the venue 」
「 Yes, I contacted her earlier and she’s already at the meeting spot 」
Michi gets along with Edie, and her sister, Haruka, is also competing, and so she’s coming to watch.
With that said, Misuzu and the girls have Haiji as their guard.
「 Mana’s looking after everyone in the mansion, ufufu, it’s been a while since I can monopolize Yoshi-kun’s side like this. I’m happy 」
Megu said, and hugs me from the right
「 Me too, I’m happy 」
Arisu clings to me from the left.
Oh, Megu and Arisu both hold back when it comes to Misuzu and the girls, and Agnes.
「 Oh my, that’s envious. I want to go there too 」
Shou-neechan said while driving.
◇ ◇ ◇
「 Oh, Michi’s over there 」
I see Michi wearing her usual uniform on the side of the main street.
Michi’s wearing her traditional sailor uniform from that school, wherever, whenever.
Although, Michi’s beauty is much like a Japanese doll, and so the classic style uniform suits her.
This facility is placed in the heart of the city, so it’s closer to Michi’s school than ours.
「 Okay, we’re stopping here. See you 」
Shou-neechan stops her car on the road.
「 Thank you very much, Shou-oneesan 」
Megu opened the door and got off.
「 Yeah, thanks Shou-neechan 」
「 Thank you very much 」
Arisu and I got off too.
Kinuka opens the passenger seat door and got off too.
「 Thank you for your time, Master 」
Michi greeted us.
「 Shou-oneesama, this Michi will be their guard for today 」
She tells Shou-neechan in the car.
「 Yes, please do. Michi-san. Well then, send my regards to Margo-san and the group 」
「 You too, take care Shou-neechan 」
Shou-neechan smiled back and drove off the car.
Shou-neechan’s American sports car speeds away.
「 Well, let’s go, Yoshi-kun! 」
「 Kinuka, watch our back, I’ll take care of the front 」
「 Yessir! 」
Michi and Kinuka have a surprising affinity with each other, probably because they’re both bodyguards of nobility
「 Arisu, come 」
「 AH, yes 」
I should hold Arisu’s hands, as she’s raised like a young lady.
It’s going to be a problem if she gets separated from us in the venue.
「 Hey, Yoshi-kun 」
Megu holds my arm.
「 Megumi-oneesama, you can’t do that 」
「 Not good 」
Arisu and Kinuka pointed that out.
「 Huh? Why? 」
「 When you walk while linking arms, it’ll hinder Master’s avoidance behavior 」
「 It will 」
「 And so, please restrain yourself 」
「 Restrain 」
Arisu’s holding my hand already…
So, if Megu takes my other arm…
Yep, that’ll make me slow.
Megu also knows why I have to hold Arisu’s hands in places where it’s her first time going.
「 Okay 」
She agreed and walked next to me.
「 Let’s go 」
Michi takes the lead.
「 Err, where’s the venue? 」
「 It’s in that building over there 」
Michi pointed at the amusement park.
Next to it is a huge baseball stadium dome.
「 The venue is in that blue building 」
「 Blue Building? 」
「 Yes, not the yellow building 」
Oh, inside the amusement park.
After walking for a while…yep, it’s true.
There’s a poster that says “Women’s martial arts tournament,” in front of the building.
「 This isn’t blue 」
Kinuka looked up at the building and said.
「 It was blue before. But it turned to brown since Summer 2014 」
Oh, I see.
「 This way 」
We got in the elevator and rose to the fifth floor.
「 This is a sanctuary for martial arts. This is where professional boxing and wrestling matches are carried out 」
Michi seems to have looked into it.
「 I heard that Shouten is also recorded here 」
「 Shouten? 」
「 Yes, The shouten where you gather ten flat floor cushions. Ten pieces, translated to English is 10(TEN) 」
It’s the SHOW-TEN, a show about collecting ten flat floor cushions!
The elevator arrived while we’re talking.
Oh, it’s a glass door, and you can see the match room immediately.
「 Tickets please 」
The reception told us and so I took out the tickets from my pocket.
Margo-san prepared entrance tickets enough for us.
「 Here you go 」
The person in charge took the papers.
Oh, the time schedule of the matches is here.
「 The matches in the morning are the qualifying round. 」
Since it’s Margo-san and Edie, they won’t get kicked out of the qualifiers, but…
Oh, there’s a lot of spectators.
Is it intermission time between matches?
This is the lobby, and the playing field is across that door.
Oh, there sure are portrait photos of boxing champions and the likes around here.
While I was looking around…
「 Yoshi-kun, there’s something posted over there 」
Like, the combination of the main game?
I looked at that and then…
「 Oh, good day. Kuromori-sama 」
I got called out
I turned around…
And there are two beautiful girls wearing a wedged Hakama, looking like Taisho-era schoolgirls that don’t fit in this martial arts venue.
If I recall, this girl is…
「 It has been a while, I’m Kuromiya 」
「 And her bodyguard, Mikuriya 」
Oh, it’s the spear martial arts young lady at the garden party in the Kouzuki house.
Kuromiya Motoko-san and her bodyguard Mikuriya Kurumi-san.