It’s been many years since the events of Kira Kira for those in the Second Literature Club band. 10 whole years, in fact. While Kirari’s moved on and become a world famous singer, all the other members have completely distanced themselves from the world of music. They’ve graduated college, they’ve started working real, salaried jobs as fully fledged members of society, and most of them have reached that point in their lives where they’re finally starting to see just how bitter that can be. Their time in the band is just an old memory now.
For Shikanosuke, Chie, and Kashiwara, it’s become hard to tell if this is really the right way for them to be living their lives. As they’re looking to the past and worrying about their futures, Kirari finally returns to Japan, asking them to join her for her anniversary concert.
It’s a great chance, but none of them are young anymore. They all have jobs, responsibilities, obligations, and all the other bonds that tie adults down. They’re all forced to turn her offer down at first, but can they pull it off? Can they even perform like they used to after 10 years of letting their instruments collect dust? How will this once in a lifetime chance change their outlook on life? How will DEARDROPS change them all?