|Light of the Stage|
|English||Light of the Stage|
|Japanese Air Date||September 17, 2015|
|Opening||Lovely Party Collection|
|Insert Song||Little beat, Little wing♪|
|← The Bonds of Stars||The Road Following Our Meeting →|
Light of the Stage (ステージの光) is the 151st episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 50th episode of its "3rd Season" (
The idols to appear on the last day of the Great Starlight School Festival was revealed. It would be the unit Luminas composed of Akari Ōzora, Sumire Hikami and Hinaki Shinjō, as well as Soleil composed of Ichigo Hoshimiya, Aoi Kiriya and Ran Shibuki. To compete with Soleil, who is an existence of admiration on the same stage, Akari has become aware that she has begun to embrace the different feelings she has up till now...
While practicing their jumps and poses, Akari, Hinaki, and Sumire suddenly falter and fly down to the ground, bouncing until they get the trampoline to stop. They are unable to understand what their problem is, since they got the form itself down. They are unable to get their timing and height straightened out, and if they can't they will surely lose. With a smile, Akari tries to perk up her teammates and hands them each a towel to cool off with. With surprise, Hinaki reveals that the girls have been training for three hours. Akari encourages Sumire and Hinaki to keep going, believing that they truly can shine even brighter. This works and the girls get back to training.
Johnny-sensei reveals the remaining units to be performing for the final day of the Great Starlight School Festival. He explains to Orihime that he has been determining it with the use of a lottery, which was suggested by Ichigo. He shows that he has already picked one card, that being Soleil. The second card, he has just picked and he reveals it to Orihime.
Suddenly, Akari gets a call and she reveals to her friends that they will be performing on the final day of the Festival with Soleil. The very same news makes it's way around the idoling news channels, along with the fact that the top five units being revealed following those performances to crown the top unit. This adds more pressure onto the girls as they think about their competition. Akari quickly encourages Hinaki and Sumire to not get discouraged, so with the week remaining before their Performance they trained, sang, danced, and practiced their special appeals as much as they could until then.
As the days passed, the girls continued a variety of training. But as they did not too long back, they falter on their jump and still have not gotten it down. Hinaki worries she may have lost sight over it, and she asks if they will really be able to shine as they hoped. Akari claims she can tell, and tells her friends how brilliantly shiny they look to her. Everyone feels discouraged every now and then, and if you focus too much on your ideals and training you will lose sight of yourself. But without doubt, even by little they are still moving forward. They thank Akari before she comments hearing something similar from Ichigo. She reminds them of the limited time before their concert and with that the girls resume, unknowingly before Johnny and Orihime.
Until the big day arrives, the girls do a variety of things to use every single minute until their performance, like pull extremely heavy weights, bungee jump from the sides of buildings to practice their appeals, and even climb Angely Mountain. Once again on the trampoline, they jump high into the air and pose together, realizing they finally managed to perform the appeal they worked so hard to obtain.
Eventually the final day of the Great Starlight School Festival arrives. The announcer explains that Luminas will be performing that morning, while Soleil will perform during the afternoon. The two units great each other and give good wishes to each other before Luminas goes back stage to perform. They share some words of encouragement and change into their coords, appearing on stage to perform to "Little Beat, Little Wing".
Afterwards, everyone cheers and compliments their job well done. On stage, Luminas thanks everyone before Soleil make their way back stage to change. They share a quick cheer and change into their coords, appearing on stage to perform "Diamond Happy" in their brand new unit coords.
All ten units return to the stadium as the announcer reveals the top five. On the screen, the units are revealed to be Vanilla Chili Pepper, Tristar, Soleil, PowaPowa-Puririn, and Luminas. As the girls happily cheer over it, the other idol units sadly admit defeat as the winning units step onto the stage. He then goes over to reveal each of the units rankings, saying that Vanilla Chili Pepper came in fifth, while PowaPowa-Puririn came in fourth. In third was Tristar, much to quite a few shocks - despite the huge gap between scores. Kaede thanks everyone, along with Yurika and Mizuki. Luminas is revealed to have placed second, which surprises them as the announcer reveals they topped Tristar by 304 points. In first is Soleil, and together the trio thank everyone and share words over how much fun they had during the School Festival.
That evening, Akari goes for a walk when she spots someone using the training building. She is greeted by Sumire and Hinaki, who are equally surprised not to be in that building that evening; since they spent such a long time training in it. They are surprised to see each other there however, and Akari admits that despite how painful the entire ordeal was, it was worth it. She knows they will have even more fun and reach their dreams in due time.
- Akari Ōzora
- Sumire Hikami
- Hinaki Shinjō
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Juri Kurebayashi
- Rin Kurosawa
- Madoka Amahane
- Otome Arisugawa
- Sakura Kitaōji
- Shion Kamiya
- Mizuki Kanzaki
- Yurika Tōdō
- Kaede Ichinose
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Johnny Bepp
- Naoto Suzukawa
- Main article: Episode 151 - Light of the Stage/Image gallery