Shizuka shows up for the auditions for The Third Aerial Girls Squad. After reading for one part, she is asked to read for the role of another character. Meanwhile, Aoi and Seiichi once again meet up with Yūji, who agrees to help out with the project after deliberating a question Aoi gave him during their last meeting. Later, a new production assistant, Daisuke Hiraoka, joins the production team. Seiichi participates in a meeting deciding on the cast, with a few members arguing over aspects outside of voice acting and trying to push their own personal choices regarding who should voice the main character. Eventually, the matter is settled by sound producer Yoshikazu Inanami, while Chazawa arrives late and quickly approves of the most popular vote. When it comes to deciding the final character, the one that Shizuka was asked to audition for, Shizuka is considered as a possibility by Seiichi, but in the end, the staff decides to select someone with more experience. The next day, the team is impressed by Midori's research, and Marukawa and Watanabe ask her to join the staff as a setting instructor, which she gladly accepts. It is also revealed that Misa is helping out with the CG animation for the series through the company she now works at. Upon hearing the news, Shizuka is left feeling ostracized when she learns everyone else in the group is working on the same project. Later, Aoi is sent to negotiate with a secondary animation studio, Studio Taitanic, to help out with the project, with some help from Daisuke and Honda.