|Brilliance of One's True Self☆|
|English||Brilliance of One's True Self☆|
|Japanese Air Date||June 18, 2015|
|Opening||Lovely Party Collection|
Hello New World
Wake up my music
|← Exciting☆Unit Cup||Johnny and The Bride →|
Brilliance of One's True Self☆ (素顔の輝き☆) is the 138th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 37th episode of its "3rd Season" (
During the unit cup. Something has befallen upon Akari Ōzora! Although Akari struggles to overcome it, the time for Akari and Madoka's unit Skips♪'s performance is getting closer...! In the end, can the stage of Skips♪ be successful...!?
Akari tries to figure out where their cards with their dresses went while Madoka searches around the room. Akari recalls what led to this moment, thinking about the underclassman who brought her the box earlier. She offered to leave it on the table, but since it isn't there something had to have happened. Madoka brings up that their turn will be approaching soon so they decide to ask the girl if she might know anything.
Through the hallway the girls bump into Kokone and Miyabi. The duo explain that they were tasked with interviewing Dancing Diva, but before the conversation can continue Akari hurriedly runs away, saying they need to hurry. Kokone is curious and tries getting answers but neither respond, causing her to wonder what happened.
Akari and Madoka manage to track down the girl and apologize for interrupting her, then after Akari brings up the box the girl is confused, she left it there as instructed. Akari asks her to come back to their dressing room and the girl points out the exact spot she left it, the middle of the table where it would be hard to miss. She describes the package while Madoka goes over what she's been told, stating that the cards had to have vanished afterwards. The girl feels terrible for what happened, but Akari assures her that its okay and that it will work out. She once found three, four-leaf clovers in one day, so luck is on her side.
On stage, the announcer reveals that Dancing Diva will be taking their turn next, so he has Kokone and Miyabi start their segment. They step into the dressing room after reminding everyone to vote if they are their favorites. There, they find Sumire and Rin having tea before their performance. Sumire shows them the tea, having made some for everyone and they remark on how relaxed it makes them feel. Kokone is surprised because for as calm as they seem, it's hard to believe they will be putting on a performance within the next few minutes. Miyabi is able to explain it poetically, using the tea as reference until Rin points out she is just exaggerating the report. With that, Kokone accepts another cup of the tea, then asks to have a cookie. Sumire allows her to have more, and she starts eating until Miyabi points out she has to finish the report.
With that, Kokone shows off her cuteness while eating and Miyabi scolds her by claiming she only reported the cookie, not Dancing Diva. It's then they are told that they have to hurry and finish, since they need to go onto standby. Kokone and Miyabi finish the report while Sumire and Rin speak some parting words and pose together. With that they go back stage to change and appear on stage, performing "Tutu・Ballerina".
Afterwards, the announcer compliments Dancing Diva did while Madoka and Akari keep searching. They are unable to find anything and are joined by Juri and Hinaki, who have come to do their report. Akari is forced to reveal what happened and Juri points out that they don't have much time left, and they attempt to think back to see if they saw the box at any point. They then recall two girls of the staff team trying to determine what to do with the fan gifts, and the four realize they must have accidentally picked it up. They hurry out to check.
In the room, they talk to the girls. But they were in such a hurry that they don't really recall spotting that specific box, but since they put all of the presents in the Reserve Classroom they offer to take the four there.
In the hallway, Sumire and Rin are greeted by Kokone and Miyabi. Rin happens to spot the six girls run past them, along with the camera staff. As their report will be going on soon Juri and Hinaki have no choice but to leave. The other four try to figure out what is going on.
In the classroom, the girls reveal the mountain of presents. They didn't know where else to put them. Akari stresses out knowing time is winding down and the four quickly begin digging through the large pile in search of the cute little box addressed to Akari. The report segment starts and everyone is confused by the display, leading Hinaki and Juri to quickly explain the issue. The fans start to worry for them, along with the girls- but Akari takes notice of how many fans everyone has as she sorts through the items. She decides that for them, they have to keep going and she apologizes to Madoka for causing her so much trouble that day. To their surprise, they find more of their friends have shown up to lend a hand.
With that, Akari, Madoka, Juri, Rin, Sumire, Hinaki, Miyabi, and Kokone, plus the two staff girls try to find the little box. The announcer and fans watch from the performance room, surprised by the turn of events but happy to see how everyone is working together despite their rivalries during the Units Cup.
As they continue to look, Madoka comments on how much Akari amazes her. No matter how many hurdles come her way, she always keeps on going to see to it that the fans are happy. They hurry and continue to look as the announcer reveals they are almost out of time, but just then Akari spots the box and she opens it to take out the cards. With that, she and Madoka hurry up and run with to the stage, while Juri and Hinaki continue to follow and end their segment.
From their living room, Raichi and Ringo watch and discuss how hard Akari and Madoka worked. Raichi decides to use his votes on them.
Akari and Madoka arrive to the stage sharing a few words before they step inside to change. They appear on stage and perform "Hello New World".
Afterwards, everyone comes back out and awaits the results of the Unit Cup. The scores are counted and while Kokone and Miyabi are in the lead it's still anyone's game. Dancing Diva surpasses Miyabi and Kokone, but Madoka and Akari have managed to surpass Sumire and Rin and they manage to win. Everyone congratulates Madoka and Akari and cheers for them. Johnny admits that he didn't really think Skips would win against Dancing Diva, and Orihime comments that Dancing Diva surpasses everyone in terms of talent. This causes Naoto to remark that it was another aspect that pulled Skips the win, which Johnny believes has to do with the fans. Naoto comments on this and they watch as Akari and Madoka end the event by performing their unit cheer with the audience.
- Akari Ōzora
- Sumire Hikami
- Hinaki Shinjō
- Juri Kurebayashi
- Rin Kurosawa
- Madoka Amahane
- Kokone Kurisu
- Miyabi Fujiwara
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Johnny Bepp
- Skips♪ wins the Unit Cup.