Tari Tari’s second episode portrays an enjoyable presentation by one of our three main characters, alongside her choir team – a grand musical recital of much effort, excellently showcased in an auditorium.
An introduction occurs within this episode by means of a flashback – a scene showing when the cute orange haired teenager, Kontasu Miyamoto, was a child, living in her house with her grandfather, the two dancing with each other to their heart’s content. While they were enjoying their time in the past, one can hear sounds in the background – someone is singing, perhaps either the radio or the TV. In any case, one aspect which is clear is that apparently, Miyamoto wants to be one of the best when it comes to singing.
Returning to real-time, there stands the five main teenagers of this series, confused – everyone had seen Miyamoto sing her heart out to the world, and the highschoolers poured their questions towards one another as they heard Miyamoto sing.
Fast forwarding onward, the three bishoujos of the series decided to go relax at Sawa’s temple house – where afterwards, Sawa shows Wankana an embarrassing video of Miyamoto desperately trying to sing in front of an audience, recorded at the last recital.
Whilst the occasion was marked with laughter, a passive amusement, the three girls now discussed the possibility of recruiting members to join their newly formed choir class. One of the three girls volunteered to ask their mother to devise a flyer to propagandize their school’s attention. And with essentially all the basic discussions settled, it’s a choir in the making.
Back at school, as Miyamoto steadily passes out the fancy fliers, she then walks to the principal’s office to discuss the matter of making the group official since she already has five members as per school requirements. However, the principal and the bishoujo enter a bit of an argument regarding whether or not to recognize the group – yet suddenly, the old geezer falls in favor of it, deciding out of nowhere to make her group “official” under the reasoning that it may be interesting.
Now, shuffling along to some subsequent results of official recognition, Miyamoto and Wankana are in a classroom in search of a music sheet to perform as their first song. While Miyamoto is doing most of the work, Wankana is merely sitting next to the piano – however, she feels inspired to play a bit of a tune. Although she performed herself as well, Sawa’s surprised to hear Wankana play such a harmonic song. Miyamoto then asked Wankana if she could indeed manage such a song – thinking of it’ll be their first musical recital.
Intriguingly, while Wankana plays the piano, she has a flashback – a reminiscence upon sitting in her mother’s lap whilst playing the piano together with her.
Turning back to reality, as Miyamoto helps her classmates recite their first song, she asks her music teacher for permission to perform the first song as per the coming show. Yet even though she asked with all due respect, the teacher tells her this isn’t a song to be sung with enjoyment – however, Miyamoto’s gives her reason to sing this song. From a simple conversation between student and teacher, permission is granted.
And from there, it’s a display one would call “the moment of truth” – the hard work doesn’t go to waste as a performance is had, and “success” is the name of what’s seen afterward.
One may have noticed the unusual method of storytelling too difficult to miss – this series basically shows the developing modern lives of a few girls and some others, all the while, it continually jumps back in time to show how they’ve had an all so relevant experience in the past. Tari Tari is tying together what these characters have faced collectively – and showing how it came to be an integral part of their life, as well as how they’re continuing to chase it. For instance, the flashbacks do well to allow one to learn why music may mean so much to a certain character.
Then of course, to see them hound their dreams many years later, with plenty of time expended on practicing in between as well, it’s a struggle strong and lovely – driven by self-motivation under a love for the subject in question.
Progress has been impressive in these first two episodes, yet there still awaits an ambitious third and many more – each of which are likely to see progress speed, grow, and inevitably, meet some sharper junctions.