Titre original : I'll Be an Assistant to a Famous Actress
Futomaki, wearing a kimono, had announced the AmeJo elections in a somewhat dramatic press conference earlier in the day. Next to him is a scroll sign that says 'Elections.' "The 2009 national elections has already replaced the administration. In the Idol world, there may also BE a change in power! Or maybe not. It's already AmeJo's 3rd Founding Anniversary! Everyday, members who are also currently working hard in a place where the sun doesn't shine... they were not given a chance... So for this reason, we will hold the elections!"
Back at the GMT meeting, Takuma explains it by way of a pile of biscuits. "Those who are voted into the Top 20 will be promoted as regular members of AmeJo. Those who are ranked 21-30, will be termed as 'reserves'. These Top 30 members can perform in their Annual New Year's Eve Live show. Those who are ranked 31-40 are the 'beyond.' For those who are in the remaining bottom 6... Well, the subs, right?"
As Futomaki had announced earlier: "However, past the 40th ranking, those 6 will be...", he takes out a sword and with dramatic flourish, he slashes off the 'Election' sign next to him, to reveal the word, 'Dismissal' in red characters underneath. The girls are astonished to hear about it. "Dismissal?" Takuma takes one of the biscuits from the 'bottom 6' pile and eats it. "Yeah. Well, that's how it is. Sorry." (What happened to your 'I will never abandon you' speech? lol) Ellen: "Geez, it'll really be impossible for us, since we're like underground idols or something." Mana: "How will they do the voting?" Ayumi says it might be through the internet or through mobile phone. Shiori suggests they should vote for themselves. Ayumi: "In that case, we can keep casting block votes as we wish." But Takuma tells them not to be so pessimistic. "The President is giving you a chance (to go up the ladder)." Aki: "But those 6 will be fired, right?" Takuma: "Those who don't make it within the top 40 should give up now and look for a different path. He is doing that out of kindness. It's been decided anyway.. Please think of a way to survive. Okay, that's all. Goodnight."