|The Name is, Sweet & Soft☆Nadeshiko|
|English||The Name is, Sweet & Soft☆Nadeshiko|
|Japanese Air Date||June 4, 2015|
|Opening||Lovely Party Collection|
|Insert Song||Love Like Caramelize|
|← The Center of the World is Kokone!||Exciting☆Unit Cup →|
The Name is, Sweet & Soft☆Nadeshiko (その名も、ふわあま☆なでしこ) is the 136th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 35th episode of its "3rd Season" (
The "Unit Cup" of Starlight School has been announced, with the participants only being those of it's Middle School. Exchange Student Idol Kokone Kurisu would also like to participate in this interesting event, and is really pumped up about it. Is it true that the partner Kokone chose would be a really unexpected person...?
Orihime has called a meeting for the students to reveal that because of the recent making of units, she has decided to hold the Unit Cup. Everyone is elligable to compete and she suggests that whoever wants to enter can make a unit for it now.
The girls head into the Cafeteria to chat about the recent news. Akari and Madoka have already decided to enter, as has Juri and Hinaki. Dancing Diva is the most popular idol unit for now, but they are encouraged to try their hardest to keep up with them.
Walking through the hall is kokone. She doesn't want to miss out and pays someone a visit.
As the girls train they are surprised to learn that Sumire and Rin will be entering. They explain why they have chose to do this and they watch Kokone as she passes them. She tells them that she plans to enter and she spoke to Orihime about her concept, along with her ideal partner. She will be coming at any moment - and just then, Miyabi arrives. Akari is very surprised, but to Kokone's shock the girls swarm Miyabi to catch up with her. She apologizes for not having said something sooner, but it had been a last minute things. She apologizes for making Kokone wait and the girls deduce that she is who Kokone spoke of. She didn't really have a reason to refuse the offer, and she believes it'd be fun to compete against Akari and the other girls for the first time.
In this moment, Rin and Madoka decide to introduce themselves to her. They reveal that they watched her performance against Sakura, and she tells them that she learned about them from Akari. The girls are happy to receive approval from Miyabi, while Kokone is pretty upset that Miyabi is ignoring her. Miyabi claims that this isn't the case though, because she came just to see Kokone. She reaches into her pack and takes out a bag of roasted chestnuts and right away manages to get Kokone to calm down and take the gift. The girls decide to wait a moment in order to observe the friendship between both girls, then they resume with their training.
In their dormitory, Miyabi and Kokone try to think of a unit name. Kokone insists that the name is cute, and shows Miyabi what she thought up. She insists that it fits perfectly, but Miyabi isn't very sure about the name. She hesitantly responds and the girls get to work. They bring some merchandise and ask to have some time on a television show to show their new unit. Miyabi apologizes for not having brought proper paperwork or asking ahead of time, then they go on to ask for a handshake event outside of a CD Shop, and get a recording of them in the park. Kokone scolds Miyabi for not putting her entirety into it - but she's pretty worried over acting cutesy and having people see her, since it makes her uncomfortable.
From the distance, Orihime, Johnny, and Naoto watch and observe the girls. They discuss how much work the girls have already and comment that they put a lot of work on their own just to try to get their name known, but Orihime believes they can still learn some things from the girls here.
On the news program, Good Morning Watch, the hosts introduce the brand new unit. They introduce themselves to the audience before discussing the Unit Cup and asking for their support. The hosts think the girls are adorable, and this continues as Akari works on her weather program and they take more Camera Time. She worries that they may get ahead of her pretty quickly, but it just encourages her to work harder.
Later, the girls are going over their coords to wear for the unit. Miyabi is unhappy with what Kokone picked, because it's too cute, which she is not. Kokone insists that she is though and claims that the unit concept is all about cute. Akari likes the coord but that isn't enough to make Miyabi very happy. She is able to tell that Kokone is lying when she claims she simply forgot, because she knew full-well that Miyabi would refuse to join had she been told this beforehand. She isn't mad but she really doesn't want to wear that dress and walks off. Kokone yells at her while Akari begins to worry about them.
Later, she meets up with the others to discuss what happened. Hinaki points out that Miyabi is more into mature outfits and doesn't really do cute, and both Rin and Madoka have been able to take sides on this argument. Rin understands Miyabi better, since Madoka tries to get her to wear cute, frilly clothing, but on Madoka's end, Rin always rejects what she picks out because she isn't really into cute clothes. However, they have never got into a fight over it before, and Madoka admits that she keeps doing it because Rin looks cute when she gets flustered. The girls determine that while Kokone probably knows that Miyabi doesn't like cutesy things, she insits upon them anyway. They also reason that Miyabi didn't get upset because she understands that Kokone didn't mean any harm. The girls decide to brainstorm an idea on how to help them out.
Akari, Rin, and Sumire approach Miyabi to speak to her the next day. She admits that while Kokone has good intentions, she had to refuse. But she does tell them that Kokone always acts before thinking and can be pretty pushy; while her positive-nature is what attracts people to her. The girls understand what she means, and she recalls how they first met some time back. They were on a local show in town called Idol Mountain Climbing Project. As most girls were tiring out, Miyabi was trying to encourage them to keep going. Kokone then tried to encourage them as well an uses her positive nature to keep the girls going. This works and the girls continue, while Miyabi simply watches. While she knew Kokone was pretty tired, she kept going and they soon reached the very top of the Mountain. Everyone was so happy, though Kokone was clueless as to what she actually did to help them. Miyabi ends her story by saying that Kokone tends to effortlessly involve everyone and makes sure they leave happy. She's always been this way, and Akari points out that she's the one to know Kokone the best. So she is able to realize how pure Kokone's intentions were, and why she continues to push cute dresses.
In her dorm room, Kokone looks over the coord she picked for Miyabi. She knows it would look great on her, and Juri, Hinaki, and Madoka agree. She explains that she chose it for Miyabi, due to how girlish it was. She explains to the girls that she always feels better whenever Miyabi is with her, and tells them about their first meeting together in the Idol Mountain Project. She kept going, watching as Miyabi slowly encouraged the other girls to keep going. She knew that Miyabi was someone who could help open her world a little more, and she got excited with the thought of being with Miyabi. The girls suggest to her that she just goes and explains to Miyabi her true feelings they would be able to patch things up.
Come the day of their debut performance the girls apologize. Kokone admits that when she got the coord prepared she didn't even think to ask, while Miyabi claims it isn't a very big deal anymore. She asks Kokone if she believes in their unit and if she can see a future for it. Kokone convinces her that she can clearly see it, and how she wants Miyabi to embrace her cuter side and be on top of the world with Miyabi. She knows their unit will bring a whole new excitement to the Unit Cup as well, but admits that she got kind of pushy. Miyabi then shows her the coord she decided to wear and after embracing, the girls go to change and perform to "Love Like Caramelize".
After the performance the girls watch as they hear some of their classmates chat about theb rand new unit. Sumire points out that their new unit has caused a lot more attention to be brought to the Unit Cup, and just then, Yuu shows up with her roommate to announce they will be taking part in the Unit Cup too. She didn't want to miss out and they've already went on to form a unit. Akari tells the girls that they need to keep working as hard as they can now.
In her office, Orihime, Johnny, and Naoto discuss the attention brought to the Unit Cup.
Outside, Miyabi and Kokone run laps around the track. Kokone is too tired to keep going and accuses Miyabi of being too hard on her after she tells her they should do at least one more lap. To keep her going, Miyabi mentions that they can go try the brand new donut Yotsuba made after they finish and together the girls keep running.
- Kokone Kurisu
- Miyabi Fujiwara
- Akari Ōzora
- Sumire Hikami
- Hinaki Shinjō
- Juri Kurebayashi
- Rin Kurosawa
- Madoka Amahane
- Yū Hattori
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Shun Yotsuba
- This episode marks the debut of the new unit Sweet & Soft☆Nadeshiko.
- This episode will mark the first time all eight second generation main characters are physically seen together.
- This episode also marks the return of Miyabi Fujiwara.
- Yū Hattori returns to Starlight School to join the Starlight Unit Cup.