Sooo UtaPri Maji Love Revolutions (a.k.a. Season 3) is now done.
Honestly, it was a very so-so season for the franchise and most episodes felt like fillers for the whole thing.
And the ED theme just wasn't as catchy as the first one. ( who can forget DOKI×2で壊れそう1000%LOVE HEY!!)
I didn't really care about the rivalry between Starish and Quartet Night and I no longer cared if this is a story tagged as romance because that ain't happenin'!
It's sad that Haruka is actually growing/maturing in season 3 but she ended up mostly as a background character. You have to give her credit for being so professional by not only composing Starish's song but for Quartet Night too. You'd think that she'd be partial to Starish since they be her harem but nooooooooo! When Quartet Night asked her to make changes to their song, she said yes, no further questions asked.
I mean composing a 반짝반짝 song to the "evolution" (their word not mine) of the 4 senpai (which I dub their diss song).
Answer is the "EVOLUTION"
We can't become stronger
The price I paid in earnest for you
These bonds that turn the world into a song
This is an evolution
So nothing much happened actually and I would suggest you skip out this season except for the episode where Otoya and Natsuki were trying to be like Tokiya and Syo (that one was funny) and the last episode because episode 13 was the saving grace of season 3 and would probably the only reason why you'll want to continue on to season 4 (well at least episode 1 of season 4 if the script keeps on sucking and sucking).
So what is it about episode 13? Well the whole concept of season 3 is that Shining (the annoying asshole that he is) is having Quartet Night be the opening act for some whatever and Starish wants in but papa Saotome ain't having any of it until the kouhais undergo revolution (whatever it meant to him anyway) so the 7 boys had some mix and match shit so they can reach Quartet Night's level (which I, as viewer, did not think there was much in the first place).
Anyway, the senpais had acknowledged their growth and now treated them as rivals instead of mentees and episode 13 was supposed to be their battle but both performances (again, as a viewer) were so-so. Quartet Night's song was pretty much a diss song towards Starish and it really wasn't much about them and their own growth and their voices don't blend well so yeah. Starish's song was so-so as well.
Lo and behold, a 3rd contender wanted in the fun! Remember the trio called HEAVENS? Well, they multiplied! HEAVENS now consists of 7 members and to match their Starish equivalents. While Ren's match was pretty obvious, I wasn't really expecting the other ones and I still have to see why Tokiya was matched with whoever he was matched with.
Sincerely, the addition of HEAVENS to the final episode was pretty unexpected and a breath of fresh air after the bull people got from the rest of the episodes.
I am hoping that all 3 groups would amp up their game and the SCRIPTWRITERS better get their heads out of their slumps because all these characters deserve justice and they owe the viewers the feeling of anticipation the same way they did in season 1!
And here's proof of season 4. Hehe.