|Let's Aikatsu!☆Ready Go|
|English||Let's Aikatsu!☆Ready Go!!|
|Japanese Air Date||October 2, 2014|
|Opening||Du-Du-Wa DO IT!!|
|Ending||Good morning my dream|
|Insert Song||Let's Aikatsu!|
|← The SHINING LINE of Admiration||Good Fortune →|
Let's Aikatsu!☆Ready Go!! (アイカツしよう) is the 102nd episode and Season 3 premiere of Aikatsu! TV anime series. It is the 1st episode of its "3rd Season" (
While working one day, Akari comes across a girl with tarot cards who says that an "accident" will arrive and she will have a "parting"...
One morning, Akari is out running before she begins her busy day. She happens to come across Yu and they run together, until she notices a card slip from the grasp of a mysterious girl passing them. She picks it up and calls to the girl, who takes it from Akari and thanks her. Akari is then called by Yu and they resume running, however, Akari can't help but think about how pretty the girl looked. While the girl turns over her card and notices it was a "chance encounter", and it will be followed by a "departure" of some sort.
Later on, Akari is in bed having a lovely dream of a sunny day. But suddenly rain pours down on her and a storm forms in the sky. By the time she wakes from it, she is alarmed to find the entire roof has begun to leak and in a panic begins to fret over her poster of Ichigo while trying to determine what to do. After Yu comments on how bad it is, both girls run to find buckets and pans to hold the water in. While Akari is saving her poster of Ichigo, Sakura comes in to inform her and Yu of their new living arrangements.
The girls are happy about this until they learn that they will have to be in seperate rooms though, since they do not have any open rooms for the both of them to share. This is a little saddening but with some encouragement from Sakura, and no other choice, they begin to pack their items and take a picture with her before leaving the damp room.
Arriving to her new room, Akari knocks on the door while Yuu realizes it belongs to Sumire Hikami, a very gorgeous girl that she has shared a few live auditions in the past. She continues while Akari observes the poster of Yurika nearby, going on to admit that she never actually talked to Sumire before. But before anymore is said, Akari is called to Orihime's office to be introduced to Sumire.
As soon as she arrives Akari happens to spot the same, mysterious girl from earlier. She is surprised to learn that this girl is also her roommate and they share a quick greeting with one-another. As it turns out, their classes are also next to each other, and before now that Sumire has never had a roommate either. Orihime goes on to tell the girls that there was another reason she called them to the room today and hands them the Aikatsu Phone Look, which includes a brand new App called Idolook. It will allow the user to manage her schedule, periodically recieve special job offers, and even upload her personal profiles for viewing. Orihime then hands Akari and Sumire their fall uniform coords and begins to explain their lovely accenting of Navy blue to bring all of the coords together. While the stars will show that those who have them are Starlight Academy students.
With that, Akari and Sumire return to their dorm room. Akari is still pretty flustered over getting to share a room with someone like Sumire, and they sit onto their beds and make an attempt to talk. After a few minutes though, Sumire offers to make some tea and begins to ask Akari some specific questions, such as what kind she likes, and if she would like milk. She then leaves to go make it once Akari answers.
When it is done, Sumire mentions that it is Apricot tea, and Akari is surprised by how sweet it is, even without the sugar added in yet. She goes on to then comment on Sumire's beauty once again, then mentions how interesting it is that Sumire happens to like Loli Gothic. It is then Sumire notices the time and mentions her private lesson. Akari tells her that she can go and offers to clean up everything for her, so with that Sumire leaves once she thanks her for the help.
Akari walks through the hallways a while later when she is greeted by Yuu, who has come to introduce her to her new roommate, Matsuri Hasegawa. They exchange greetings before asking Akari if she met Sumire yet. When she confirms that she has, she mentions how nice and beautiful she is, and how she like tea, but that is about all she knows so far. After Yuu explains that they were going to head over to the Cafeteria, Matsuri invites Akari to join them but she turns down the offer and they leave. It is then Akari gets a message on her brand new Aikatsu Phone Look, and to her surprise it is to announce the audition to be Ichigo's manager for one day.
Later on, Akari listens to "Ichi-Ichi-Ichigo in the PM", a thirty-minute radio program hosted by Ichigo that is about over. Sumire is also returning from her private lesson for the day at that time and sits down as Akari mentions how much Ichigo inspired her to become an idol. She plans on entering the audition coming up to be Ichigo's one-day manager and is very encouraged to do whatever it takes so that she passes it. Sumire wishes her luck, then Akari tells Sumire that they should take it together. Sumire is surprised and voices that Akari wants it so badly, that she can't understand why she would want her to join the audition. However, she does decide to join anyway.
The next day the girls decide to get as much training done before the audition as possible. They head out to jog and run for a while, then they practice their dancing, where Akari shows her a spin she was working on. Sumire offers some advice and then they resume before decide to stop dancing for now. But there is one final thing Akari wants to do before it gets too late, and she leads Sumire to Angely Mountain. She was inspired to do it because Ichigo did it, and she is sure it will be great training if they do it, and they can hope they will pass once they reach the top.
Once they get there, the girls sit and admire the beautiful sun as it sets in the distance. Then they return home, later that night and go to bed. While there, Sumire admits that this was her first time ever to have fun like today, this surprises Akari and Sumire continues to explain by voicing her confusion over Akari's desire to have her compete in the audition. Sumire has been trying to figure out Akari and realized that she simply has a lot of fun doing Aikatsu with others. Akari also admits that she just wants to become better friends with Sumire.
Sumire also brings up how she has never taken part in an audition with someone else before, and reveals that while growing up she pretty much kept to herself. But she has always loved to sing and dance, even when she was not watched, and after her sister happened to see it she thought Sumire would be suited for Idolhood. So she then introduced Sumire to Starlight Academy, in hopes of encouraging her to make more friends. But when Sumire entered, she saw everyone as a rival, because for every idol that ends up succeeding, another would fail. Many would end up suffering and because of that she only practiced on her own. It is then Akari thinks about Ichigo when she performed with Soleil, and how they may never have worried over rivalries because they had all been such good friends with each other.
Come the next day, the girls stand in the waiting area. Akari is happy that they were able to enter together and the two of them head inside. Where they change into their brand new school coords and appear on stage, singing to "Let's Aikatsu".
Once all of the girls who auditioned try out, Johnny brings them all into the waiting room to announce the results. Sumire is announced the winner, much to her surprise. She feels badly for Akari but she tells her that while she is disappointed, she is happy for Sumire and had tons of fun. So to celebrate, she decides that they should go to the Cafeteria and head outside. It is then Sumire thinks about the card Akari handed back to her a few days ago and pulls it from her pocket. She realizes just how correct it happened to be before catching up to Akari once she calls for her.
- The episode's title is taken from the last line of Let's Aikatsu!.
- This episode premiered on Sora Kazesawa's birthday.
- This is the second time an episode premieres on a main character's birthday. Coincidentally, this episode marks an important event, either in-universe or out, much like the first time did.
- Like Episode 2, the episode's performance is for the One-Day Manager Audition. However, unlike Episode 2, both Akari and Sumire aren't new idols by that point, each have their own Idol Aura, and both are able to perform Special Appeals.
- This episode marks the start of Du-Du-Wa DO IT!! being the new opening song and Good morning my dream being the new ending song.
- This episode marks the start of Akari taking the role as the new central protagonist for the anime adaption's third season.
- Along with Akari being the central protagonist, this episode also marks the official debut of Sumire Hikami.
- The song Let's Aikatsu! appears for the first time
- The Pink Parade Coord and the Blue Parade Coord make their debut in this episode.
- The new CG models for the idols have changed in order to reflect Akari, Sumire, and Hinaki's younger age in comparison to the first generation girls.
- The changing room theme has once again changed for the new season.
- Both the episode title, eyecatch and next episode preview themes have also changed for the new season as well.