|Hello New World|
|English||Hello New World|
|Japanese Air Date||May 14, 2015|
|Opening||Lovely Party Collection|
|Insert Song||Hello New World|
|← The Burning Passionate Jalapeño!||Spontaneous Skips♪ →|
Hello New World (ハローニューワールド) is the 133th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 32nd episode of its "3rd Season" (
Madoka Amahane, student of Starlight School has received an offer to attend and perform in the event "Rookie Idol Super Live". Madoka would like to wear a Premium Rare dress from the brand Angely Sugar, and starts to ask her grandmother for help...
At four am Akari awakens to find Sumire dressed and preparing to leave for work. The girls exchange greetings and Akari reaches into the nearby shelf to take out a container of cough drops that she got for Sumire. She accepts the gift and takes off after they wish each other luck with their work for the day.
A few hours later at TV TKY, Akari is in the middle of her Weather program and announces what the current temperature is. Right now its sunny and throughout the day some clouds will be appearing. After the program she then heads over to the news staff to take part in their morning entertainment news, having come to discuss the recent popularity of units as an idol and student of Starlight Academy. She gives supportive words regarding the units between her friends, but when they ask her if she will be making one, Akari confirms that she wants to at some point.
After school she gives Sumire a call to chat about the program she was on, including how she used it to promote Dancing Diva a little. Sumire thanks her before Akari asks what she is currently up to, and tells her that she's on a music show at the time. She then asks to confide in Akari by asking if she has a few minutes to spare, then once she assures her its okay Sumire voices concern over the school she's been missing lately. She's also worried about Madoka as her mentor, she hasn't been able to give her much time. Akari offers to take care of Madoka in Sumire's absence, reminding her that she was mentoring Rin, who is now Sumire's unit-mate. Sumire agrees and thanks Akari, then hangs up to return to work.
While Akari walks around trying to determine what she can do to help Madoka, she is surprised when Madoka calls out to her. To her surprise, Madoka is able to deduce what was on her mind, and Akari compliments her sharpness. Madoka teases Akari by saying she is easy to read, and they discuss Sumire's call. Akari assures Madoka that should she need to, she can always come to her. Madoka calls Akari a senpai, making her very happy. It's then Orihime joins them with a job offer for Madoka, involving a broadcast station that is sponsoring a Super Live for new idols. She chose Madoka to represent Starlight Academy and is excited to see what kind of performance all of her hard work has led to. Madoka is awestruck with the news, while Akari congratulates her.
At the Cafeteria, Akari finds herself momentarily taken in by Madoka's cuteness, but she snaps out of it to remind her that she will need to do some preparations for the New Idol Super Live. Madoka agrees and reveals to Akari that this will be the first time she's ever stood on the Performance Hall stage, and Akari tells her that with training she will do very good. She also tells Madoka that it is important to pick out an outfit to wear and asks if she has anything in mind. Madoka would like to wear an Angely Sugar Premium Rare, so Akari tells her that the best thing to do is to make the request as early as possible. Madoka isn't sure this is possible, saying that she couldn't ask her Grandmother.
Akari invites Madoka back to her dorm room to continue their discussion. For a moment, Madoka finds herself distracted by Akari's stuffed animal, then by the poster of Ichigo in the Angely Sugar dress. She sits down and begins to tell Akari why she is unable to ask her grandma for a dress of her own, stating that since she was little she's always watched her. Her interest in idoling first came when she caught sight of a beautiful dress her grandmother made, and she could only think about wearing one of the outfits when she grew up. When she told Asuka, she told Madoka to become an idol then, since she makes her outfits for them. Madoka agreed right away and since then, she only dreamed of becoming an idol. When Asuka realized that she kindly encouraged Madoka to follow the dream- but she was also strict.
Madoka confesses that she saw another side of Asuka she never knew about before, she would spend all of her time pent up in her atelier fixated over the tiniest details, and she would work on nothing else until the dress was perfect. One day she told Madoka why perfection meant so much to her, saying that with each new idol who comes to her, the more resolve the girl has. Whether it be trying to handle being refused, as well as shouldering the responsibilities should she accept. So for each idol she pushes past her limits and bounds, laying her life on the line to make each dress more perfect than the last.
It's because of this that Madoka refuses to ask for a dress, because she lacks confidence as an idol. She is sure her grandmother wouldn't accept her like this, but Akari insists that Madoka has plenty of confidence. She isn't entirely sure, but for now they focus on training.
Eventually they notice the performance date is approaching. Madoka calls a break when Akari brings her a drink, and she reminds Madoka that the window of opportunity is shrinking. She compliments Madoka's improvements and while she is very happy, she believes it was only because of Akari's help. To make her feel better, Akari mentions to Madoka that she lacks confidence too, even now, but this is why she continues training hard, with the resolve to improve. She is sure that Mizuki and Ichigo knew they weren't perfect either, and that was why they worked so hard to shine so brightly. Nobody starts off thinking they are as good as they actually are, and because she has seen Madoka's efforts she believes she is ready to pay her grandmother a visit.
The girls head out to the forest towards Angely Mountain. They approach a split road with both signs holding the Angely Sugar logo. However, one path is bright and pretty, with flowers adorning it while the other path is dark and messy. Madoka chooses the latter path, so they run forward and come to Angely Mountain. Madoka begins to climb while she thinks about what Asuka told her in the past. She refuses to give up and climbs while Akari observes from afar.
Once on top, Madoka thanks Akari for joining her and the Gardener greets them. He brings the girls inside for some tea and cookies, and remarks on how he didn't expect Madoka of all people to climb the mountain; since she never did before. They are joined by Asuka and Madoka tells her of the request, stating how much she loves the dresses, and why she watched her grandmother so much growing up. She realized that she couldn't wear them with only half a resolve, and she loves them a lot and has been training very hard. She knows that she isn't entirely there yet but she asks for a chance. Asuka is quick to agree, much to her surprise. She has seen how much Madoka desired to wear the dresses, but one day she suddenly stopped asking, even after being accepted into Starlight Academy. She is glad to see that there is a reason for it, and Madoka says she wanted to wait until she had the confidence for them.
Asuka mentions that she also hadn't expected her to climb the mountain, and she recalls Madoka's birth and how much time they spent together. Madoka showed her something new, and it was her that encouraged her to continue making the dresses. She hopes to inspire Madoka to see something new while in this dress she has been working on, and she hands her a coord set. Madoka promises that she will make it shine right next to her.
With everything settled, Akari and Madoka decide to leave. Madoka thanks Akari for all of her help, saying that she has done a lot for her that day, and now she is ready for the Event.
Come that day, Madoka observes the new Premium Rare set and she changes into it, appearing on stage to perform "Hello New World".
Having watched her performance, Asuka thanks Madoka for being able to show her another new world. Madoka runs up to Akari and embraces her as thanks for helping her, Akari thanks Madoka as well and they smile together.
- Madoka Amahane
- Akari Ōzora
- Sumire Hikami
- Asuka Amahane
- Shōichi Fujisaki
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Rin Kurosawa (mentioned)
- Hinaki Shinjō (mentioned)
- Juri Kurebayashi (mentioned)
- Mizuki Kanzaki (mentioned)
- Ichigo Hoshimiya (mentioned)
- Madoka obtains her first premium rare.