|An Elegant Aikatsu|
|English||An Elegant Aikatsu|
|Japanese Air Date||January 29, 2015|
|Opening||Du-Du-Wa DO IT!!|
|Ending||Good morning my dream|
|Insert Song||Light Pink Day Tripper|
|← Sumire-Colored Singing Voice||The Dance of the Nadeshiko! →|
An Elegant Aikatsu (みやびなアイカツ) is the 118th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 17th episode of its "3rd Season" (
Exchange idol student Miyabi Fujiwara, who comes from Himezakura Private Girls' Academy in Kyoto comes to Starlight. Her elegant appearance and beauty, which is like that of a yamato nadeshiko, makes the Starlight girls curious...
Sumire hands a copy of her Singers Debut CD to Akari and Hinaki. They comment on the covers design before asking her to autograph the copies for them when Akari suddenly gets a message from Yuu. She was to see her off before she heads over to Kyoto as part of the Exchange Student Program. Hinaki tries to recall how Exchanging Students works before Akari reveals that Yuu will be gone for an entire month.
Outside, the trio stand with Orihime, Johnny-sensei, and Yuu's roommate as she is saying goodbye to them all. Akari hands her a box of sweets that Yotsuba made and asked her to hand over, and she tells Yuu that she can call her whenever she feels lonely. Yuu teases Akari before she mentions how impressed she is with her decision.
Yuu admits that it sounded like fun to her, and she was going to use this to test her Skills. Orihime comments on this rare opportunity, while Johnny tells her to show everyone Starlight Academy's best to make them proud and she guarantees that she will before taking off. Akari then asks if they will be getting a new idol, and after it is confirmed she voices excitement in getting to meet her.
Somewhere in Kyoto is a girl preparing to leave for Starlight Academy. She speaks to her teacher and he wishes her well before voicing how good he is sure this decision will be on her part. With that the girl gives one last farewell before turning to leave. She can't help but wonder if she will really determine if she has the potential to become an idol or not.
Back at Starlight the girls discuss Akari's weather report for the day. She is embarrassed over her mess-up, but they convince her that she still did better than the last time, and she will find her groove soon enough. With that Akari promises that she won't make anymore mistakes and Hinaki reminds her of the Exchange Student Program again. Akari looks to find an image of Yuu in the cute Himezakura school uniform and the girls comment on it.
It's then Hinaki happens to spot a strange girl. They identify her as belonging to Kyoto and she observes the many astonishing idols surrounding her.
In class, Miyabi is introduced to everyone as the exchange student from Kyoto's Himezakura Girls Academy. Miyabi asks why he addressed her as "honey", and Johnny explains that this is what he tends to call all of his students. She is still curious, but she says no more and introduces herself to everyone.
After class, Akari speaks to Miyabi and asks to be her friend. She agrees to it, then is surprised when Juri comes by to meet her. She expresses the desire to learn more about Miyabi's school but because she has some filming to do first, it has to wait. She makes her exit quick, and according to Akari is just as hot as usual. Miyabi happens to comment on how everyone is so different which does not go unnoticed by Akari. However, Miyabi decides not to discuss it. Akari then brings up Yuu to her and comments that she decided on her own to partake in the program, so she asks Miyabi why she chose to participate. She claims that she did not choose to come here though.
The girls get to work with dance training, but Akari finds herself impressed with how talented Miyabi is. This continues as Miyabi jumps on the trampoline with her paper parasol, and later as she spots the premium cards she happens to have outside of the school. She is very shocked to learn that only after two months of idoling, she's already gained such impressive cards, then goes on to remark how incredible Miyabi is. She insists that she doesn't deserve this praise though, then stops as she watches two passing students walk by.
Later, Akari is observing a photo Yuu took. She is happy to see that she's already made friends, then notices that Miyabi is reading something by herself. As other students comment on her beauty and refined-behavior, Akari asks Miyabi if she wishes to join her for lunch. Miyabi refuses however, and mentions that she has some other business to do before getting up to leave the room. As she does, Akari is joined by Sumire and Hinaki. They notice her expression and ask about it as Akari reveals that Miyabi didn't choose to come to Starlight.
Outside Miyabi hides by a tree while observing a bunch of the students. Unknown to her, the trio watch from a bush several feet away. While they try to watch her, Hinaki begins to fret that Miyabi is a spy sent to infiltrate the Academy, but Sumire and Akari quickly shoot down the idea.
It's then Otome suddenly appears and surprises Miyabi. From the surprise she falls back and Otome quickly gets down to the ground with her to shake hands. She explains that she had really wanted to meet the "love you" exchange student Sakura told her about. While surprised, Miyabi remarks that Otome is cute.
She heads down the nearby pathway by herself. The others continue to watch her to see Miyabi stop in front of a window, where nobody else is. Sumire feels a little bad they are spying on her, but they are shocked when she suddenly forces herself to make a cutesy expression while repeating Otome. She gets very flustered and angry when Akari accidentally yells, revealing their location to her.
The four girls head out to the fountain while Miyabi once again states that she didn't want to take part in the exchange program. Her teacher had pushed her to do it, thinking she would be able to discover her true idols potential while here. They ask if she has discovered anything, and all Miyabi can say is that they are cute. She feels she isn't Idol-like, but she struggles to explain it.
Since she was scouted she felt out of place amongst other idols. Her teacher approached her to recruit her, but she didn't understand what he saw in her and he refused to tell her, since she had to figure it out herself. From her first day every idol she saw was doing their best to push themselves and work hard to achieve their dreams and it inspired her to join.
With a little help from her teacher she was able to perform in concerts. But she really wonders if someone so rigid and stuffy has what it takes to really be an Idol. Akari claims that due to her talents she shouldn't need to worry, but Miyabi states that talent has nothing to do with her problem. She was hoping to find an idol who was like her, in hopes of understanding her teachers intentions. She refuses to stand on stage from this point on until she can.
Suddenly Johnny appears to reveal that a Special Live will go on to celebrate the Exchange Event. However, Miyabi isn't very happy and worries that she won't find her answer. However, Akari, Hinaki, and Sumire plan to help her out.
The girls change into their training uniforms. Sumire goes over her singing exercises and the teacher remarks that it has improved since last time. To their surprise they find Miyabi on the floor, who comments that she is very moved by Sumire's singing abilities and she asks for her training.
She goes outside with Hinaki, who decides to get a picture of her and help her confidence. She comments on the Yamato Nadeshiko air she has about her and calls it cute while moving to the side. She asks Miyabi to smile for her, but she does not do it at first, until Hinaki encourages her by putting on a silly mask.
Miyabi finishes her dance lesson with Johnny and while wiping off the sweat from her face, Akari shows Miyabi her performance using her phone. Miyabi is concerned that she has messed up and she asks Akari about it, but she admits to not having noticed at all. So until evening Miyabi continues to practice in order to improve the parts she messed up on.
Later on, while Sumire is asleep, Akari goes over the forecast for tomorrow's weather report. She happens to hear sounds coming from outside and sees Miyabi practicing with her Naginata. While she makes her way out she comments on how cold it is and Miyabi reveals that she was raised to believe that one is to never neglect their daily training. Akari questions if Miyabi comes from a family of Samurai, but she reveals that a long time ago the family did, but no more Samurai exist in Japan these days. Akari then comments that this is why Miyabi speaks the way she does, but she is quick to quiet down out of concern she just offended her.
Miyabi assures Akari that she is well-aware of how she talks, and is fine with Akari saying this. She voices that she does not think an Idol should speak so stiffly like this, and points out that she failed to find any idol like herself. While disappointed with this, she is surprised when Akari points out that this is actually an amazing thing. This is what makes Miyabi special as an Idol, being one-of-a-kind.
Akari calls her incredible once again, then discusses how she used to imitate Ichigo when she first became an Idol. She doubted her abilities as an Idol, but Miyabi already has an Idols light in her that isn't like anyone else. It's then Miyabi realizes what her teacher meant and thinks back to his advice of seeing the idols of Starlight Academy.
Meanwhile, in her office, Orihime is speaking with Miyabi's teacher. He comments that Miyabi had an elegance about her that he knew was the radiance of the unique idol. He believes in her, but he knows that she must discover this for herself before she can truly walk down the path of an Idol.
The following day, Miyabi observes her cards. Happy that she may have finally found her own Aikatsu, she heads inside and places her coord cards before stepping into the machine. She changes outfits and appears on stage to perform to "Light Pink Day Tripper".
After the performance, the trio meet with Miyabi and compliment her performance. Hinaki shows her the fans reactions, which makes her feel happy. To Akari's surprise, she addresses her by her first time and grants her permission to do the same for herself. Akari then questions if she will be switching school uniforms, but Miyabi refuses, despite Hinaki pointing out her nice legs. Miyabi calls it embarrassing and scolds them after they call her cute, then they begin laughing.
- Miyabi Fujiwara
- Akari Ōzora
- Sumire Hikami
- Hinaki Shinjō
- Juri Kurebayashi
- Yū Hattori
- Matsuri Hasegawa
- Mimi Watanuki
- Arisa Mizukoshi
- Reika Yūki
- Otome Arisugawa
- Matsuri Hasegawa
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Johnny Bepp
- Sakura Kitaōji (mentioned)
- This episode marks the debut of Miyabi Fujiwara.
- Along with Miyabi's debut, this episode also marks the debut of Sakurairo Kaden, the primary card brand that she uses.
- Yū moves to Himezakura Private Girls' Academy and Miyabi transfers to Starlight Academy.
- The Hagoromo Princess Coord makes its debut in this episode
- The song Light Pink Day Tripper appears for the first time.