|The Emotion She Lacks|
|Air Date||October 19, 2008|
|Opening||Dream Star by the generous|
|Ending||Namida (ナミダ) by 2BACKKA|
|Feast of Horror||The Labyrinth of Reunion|
The Emotion She Lacks is the third episode of the anime series.
It's Kyoko's turn on stage and she makes a great impression on the judges with her unique skill. However in the second audition her hatred overwhelms her causing her to be eliminated. After a talk with Sawara, Kyoko realizes that as an artiste she must want to be loved and want to love people back, however she knows that she has lost this essential emotion. She ponders and cries over this loss the whole night, and decides not to continue trying but the Boss at Darumaya challenges her decision.
Kyoko's performance was to cut the daikon (radish) into a rose, using a knife lent by her boss at Darumaya. Her performance amazes the judges including the president, Lory, since the skill is famous and difficult to master. Though the daikon turns out to be a peony (lettuce) rather than a rose, Kyoko easily passes. As she continues to the next audition, entry number 46 (known as Kanae Kotonami later on) approaches her.
She taunts her, warning Kyoko that the test they were about to take was the true beginning of the audition. The test required participants to react to a phone call and participants started to act out happiness. Entry number 46 actually even manages to shed tears. When it came to Kyoko, however, she reacted with what the judges describe 'strong murderous aura', as the voice of the phone reminded her of how Sho dumped her.
The phone is thrown angrily onto the ground, and the president seems about to cry at the sight. Later, Sawara reveals that she didn't pass that level because she was missing the important emotion of love. Kyoko returns to Darumaya, thinking about the path she was going to take, and her childhood. She decides to give up on competing with Sho, but her boss at Darumaya expresses strong dissent at this. The president of L.M.E. also mentions Kyoko to Sawara, and the plans he could have for her if she were the next talent.
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