Not Enough Teamwork! (チームワークが生まれない! Chīmuwāku ga Umarenai!) is the ninth episode of theAmagi Brilliant Park anime series.
Having not improved at all with their attraction due to their lack of teamwork, the Elementario Fairies are invited for dinner with Latifah and unwittingly activate the castle's defense system. Trapped inside the castle, the fairies must reinitialize the system from the inside, but to do so, they must pass a series of trials that demand them to work together.
The episode is about Elementario girls. Because of their bad performance, they are invited to dinner by Latifa, or actually Seiya, because they where having a hard time with their new show, in an effort to get them working as a team. While Muse tries to get everyone excited for it, Salama could hardly care less, Sylphy is her usual hyper self, and Kobory is trying to also get into it as well. Seemingly this is all part of some huge plan by Latifa, because she suddenly says she needs to go get some more sauce for the meal, and then leaving the room. But before she does, Latifa mentions a certain button for them not to push because something bad happens.
Leaving the girls alone now, Salama joking to press is, but Muse is yelling at her to not to it, but Salama is then accidentally pushed away at Kobory, that bumps into Sylphy, and then bouncing into Salama, and thus accidently pushing away Muse and pressing the button with her head.
After stumbling around the button is pushed the the castle is sent into a high security mode, sealing off all the doors and windows and activating massive cannons to shoot anything that approaches the castle. It’s first victim is the park security guard Ookuro. Macaron and Tiramie also try to launch a counter attack to take back the castle but they fail as well, the cannons having unmatched accuracy and massive firepower as well. Back in the command center Isuzu briefs Seiya on the situation and what must be done in order to fix the problem. The security mode will deactivate in 24 hours though so Isuzu suggests they wait it out, but Seiya sees a huge problem in that. Being Saturday tomorrow, there are bound to be lots of people, and with the castle in high security mode lots of those people will get killed by the cannons. The only way to stop the bloodshed would be to close the park all day and wait till the castle is back to normal at 9PM. But if they do that then they lose a whole day of would be guests, thus halting the progress towards the desired number.
After Moffle’s failed aerial attack Isuzu then reads out there is an emergency shut down switch inside. For this emergency shut down switch to be pushed, all four of the fairies have to work together to achieve this goal. After calling the fairies and telling them the plan, it’s up to the four of them to descend the staircase into the depths of the castle and turn off the defense system. What they don’t expect is that to reach the emergency shut off switch, they’ll have to pass 4 challenges first that require them to work as a team.
First up is a karaoke challenge. To pass this challenge they must get a combined total of 300 points before they can move on, and if they fail they get punished. Muse, Kobory and Sylphy each sing and pass with lots of points to spare, but Salama isn’t good at singing at all and fails terribly. The total break down of their points is pictured and you can see that Muse is clearly the best singer of the group. After being punished for failing, they go again. This time Muse goes last and scores 100 points to make up for Salama’s low score. Adding the score up it’s 301, leaving the challenge cleared.
Next up is a dancing competition, something they should be better as as they’re all dancers. Well no, not exactly. Muse and Salama do well, Sylphy aces it but Kobory fails. Turns out Kobory’s not good at dancing. Their punishment is having flour dumped on them. Going again, they fail once more. Third time is a charm though as Sylphy proves she’s not just an air head but can actually dance really well. With high scores from everyone they’re able to pass the second challenge.
Challenge 3 is a typing one. Salama wins big time because of always being on her phone. Kobory and Sylphy do moderately well too, but Muse fails. After being punished a couple of times Salama goes all out and scores 150 points, more and they match the 300 points needed to pass.
Finally they rech the last challenge. Each one enters a metal cylinder and has a screen in front of them. On the screen is a choice they have to make: one of them must die. The trick is simple though as if each person gets one vote or less, then it will mean no one dies. In order to do this they all have to vote for themselves. Simple enough but Muse almost decides to pick Salama, but then remembers how she helped her out in the typing challenge. Moved by the will to preform on the stage with everyone, Muse picks herself, stopping the large drill about to go into the top of her head.
Beating all the challenges they deactivate the security system, but more importantly they become a tighter group and are able to preform better. They then show when the Elementario girls are on stage, performing their new routine and nailing it perfectly. The crowd is happy and the girls are happy as well.
Later, Isuzu informs Latifa that things are all going well and they’re getting lots of guests. Latifa then mentions that they might have a miracle in store after all, before following up the statement by telling Isuzu to “keep that thing a secret” from Seiya.
- In order of appearance:
- The Four Trials
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|"Not Enough Visitors!" • "Not Enough Time!" • "Not Enough Reinforcement!" • "Not Enough PA Productivity!" • "Not Enough Money!" • "Not Enough Hands!" • "Not Enough Pool Safety!" • "Not Enough Love!" • "Not Enough Teamwork!" • "Nothing Can Be Done!" • "Nothing to Worry About Now!" • "No One Knows the Future!" • "Not a Good PV!" • No Time to Take It Easy!|