Sakura Quest- Episode 2 “The Gathering of the Five Champions”

Episode Synopsis

In order to celebrate the coronation of a new Queen, Kadota purchases a thousand boxes of Manjū and tasks Yoshina with selling all of them. He promises to Yoshino that if she can sell all of the Manjū within one week, then she will be released from her contract.


Review

We begin with the episode in which a shipment of Manju arrives, and Kadota, who is still recovering from the events of the previous episode, expresses that there are 100 of them, only to be informed that there are 1000 instead of 100, and the guys at the tourism board get into an argument with Kadota about the number he mentioned.

Kadota informs Yoshino that she can get out of her contract early if she sells the manju in one week.

Shiroi and Yoshino return to their lodgings, where Shiroi encounters Maki and recognizes her as an actress from one of her favorite shows.

The woman discusses how Yoshino could sell the manju, but that due to the amount of tourism they get, selling all 1000 in a week would be difficult.

They stop at a local restaurant on their way from shop to shop, and Yoshino, as in the first episode, has her fortune read, asking how she can complete the mission she has been given.

Shiroi thinks of her childhood friend Ririko Oribe, who is also a main character and is voiced by Brina Palencia.

Ririko Oribe

When Shirori asks Ririko for assistance in understanding what a chupacabra is, she shuts the door in their faces. Ririko starts to explain after shiroi asks for her help.(I already know what one is because I saw Scooby-Doo and the Beast of Mexico, which is one of my favorite scooby-Doo movies… sorry, not sorry…)

Following their meeting, Yoshino decides to continue the story by creating a website to compensate for it, and it is here that they meet our final main character, Sanae Kouzuki, who is voiced by Elizabeth Maxwell.

Sanae Kouzuki

Yoshino and Shiroi introduce themselves after hearing Sanae scream as she is frightened by a centipede on the surface.

They explain their predicament to her, and she decides to create them a website. They then discuss how to sell the Manju.

They begin to discuss the website and its design when they return to Yoshino’s lodgings.
They go down to the Kingdom to get a stand up and ready to sell the manju, leaving Sanae to do her thing, and Yoshino expresses her desire to get out of town, which hurt Shiroi.

Yoshino and Sanae speak about the town and Yoshino’s perdiciment late at night in their lodgings.

The next day, Yoshino and Shiroi wait at the stall to sell the Manju, but no one comes. The girls are puzzled as to why they haven’t sold anything, and they discover that the website has only received 76 hits.

They change their plans for Yoshino to sell Manju as the queen herself, and the next day, only the Shiroi family buys three boxes out of sympathy.

Sanae and Maki talk about ideas and decide that the best course of action is to get people to know Yoshino, so the girls decide to make a video with Ririko’s help.

But after releasing the video they still get no customers, they are visited by Mr. Sandal voiced by Jerry Jewell, but that only sells one box.

Yoshino is annoyed that they didn’t sell anything, they begin to eat and they actually taste good, and that they are made and produced with Manoyama crops.

while eating the girls start to come together and they talk about the blooming sakura’s, Shiroi explains that they don’t fully bloom until at least 2 weeks.

Yoshino agrees to stay until then.



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