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That Rocking Girl is the Dream☆Girl
Episode 51
Aikatsu! - 50 24.32
Episode Information
Kanji ロックなあの娘はドリーム☆ガール

Rokku no Anoko ha Dorīmu☆Gāru

English That Rocking Girl is the Dream☆Girl
Air Date
Japanese Air Date October 3, 2013
Featured Songs
Opening KIRA☆Power
Ending Original Star☆彡
Insert Song Idol Activity! (Ver. Rock)
Episode guide
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That Rocking Girl is the Dream☆Girl (ロックなあの娘はドリーム☆ガール) is episode 51 and the season two premiere of Aikatsu! anime series adaption. The episode premiered on October 3, 2013.

The episode's scenario was written by Yoichi Kato, Ryuichi Kimura did the storyboard while Shin'ya Watada directed the episode. The animation directed by Ryō Kodama and Satomi Watanabe.

Story

A new rivaling Idol school by the name of "Dream Academy" issues a challange to Starlight with their newest debuting Idol. After Aoi is chosen for the Live Concert Duel, she struggles after realizing how much is at stake if she loses.

Summary

Aoi Kiriya and Ran Shibuki introduce themselves and the school to the audience as they leave for work. Aoi has been focusing on her career as an actress and was invited to a special event for "Naughty Police Chief: The Movie", while Ran has been focusing on her modeling and has become the representative model for her favorite brand, Spicy Ageha.

As Aoi is leaving she sees many fans have shown up to visit her and she thanks them, pausing when she sees someone familiar- only to realize it's a girl who resembles her. While heading back to school she mentions that a year has passed since Ichigo left for America. At first they texted each other as much as they could but now it's only once in a while. She thinks about the amazing things Ichigo could be up to and meets with Ran, noticing a bunch of observant girls nearby. She says nothing of it though until they see a limo approach and two girls step out of it. Instantly Aoi recognizes this and brings up that they attend the brand new idol school: Dream Academy.

  • "Keep saying that and I'll suck your blood!"
  • "Ah, since she's a Queen!"

It has only appeared within the past year but it has already been producing popular Idols. She stops to take a picture of Sora and Maria before she resumes chatting about this with Ran and they stop to grab drinks from the building they were to do work in. They discuss how Dream Academy has been on everyone's lips as of late, including how they have been on pretty much everything related to Idols, including rank charts. Just a year ago these originally belonged to the Idols from Starlight School.

While Aoi is excited, Ran reminds her that they need to remember that they were there first, and the idols of Dream Academy are their rivals. It's then Yurika stops by for a surprise with Kaede. They mention that they ran into each other and bring up how lately things aren't going very well. Otome Arisugawa comes by and tells them to cheer up, along with Sakura and Shion, and Yurika accuses them of being in good spirits due to them being the only still active unit there. Especially since in the time Tristar and Soleil have been put on hiatus, hey managed to gain more fans and a television series. They have also been attending events like candy festivals and bird watching. It is also revealed that Otome is the currently reigning Starlight Queen since Mizuki and Ichigo left, giving her unit further perks. She is very happy and wishes to follow in Mizuki's footsteps.

After they take off, Yurika mentions that they need to remain on guard in order to avoid losing to Dream Academy. But it's then a strange girl interrupts them and they don't recognize her. She comments that she won't lose to them and takes off.

That evening, Aoi tries to figure out who this girl is but nothing has come up. Ran points out that she may not be an idol and she agrees, only to bring up how much like Ichigo she was as they recall how impulsive she is during their early Idol days.

The next day, the headmistress Orihime Mitsuishi is giving two important announcements. First is that the Aikatsu cards, which have undergone a historic advancement and will be changing to reflect the top designers decisions to come together to unite and make series themes. The first being "Constellations." The top brands have already been producing their brand new constellation dresses and she is hoping this will open up a whole new world of Aikatsu to everyone.

  • "We're going to hold a showdown live!"
  • "Me!?"

Suddenly, a new woman interrupts, only to be told by Johnny that she wasn't supposed to be on stage yet. She apologizes and after bringing up her excitement Orihime moves aside while introducing her as Tiara Yumesaki; the headmistress of Dream Academy. She introduces herself to everyone and reveals the second announcement- both schools will be coming together in a face-off Live Concert.

It has been a year since Dream Academy was founded and never once has an idol from both schools been on stage with each other. She and Orihime got together and agreed that they will each choose one representative from their schools to do battle. From Dream Academy it will be the massively popular new idol, while Orihime announces that she is choosing Aoi to represent Starlight Academy.

Aikatsu! - 51 11.19

"If Aoi Kiriya lose, you're going to quit!?"

As she walks through the halls, Aoi watches a news segment announcing this event. The girls find Orihime and Johnny in front of the Masquerade statues and overhear as they seriously talk. They are shocked to learn that if Aoi was to lose, Orihime will be resigning as headmistress. Starlight Academy will also lose it's place in the idol world, which is why she will be the one to take responsibility for the loss. Feeling further pressure, Aoi begins to worry.

The mysterious girl is with Tiara in her office going over how soon the concert will be coming. She is very excited and happy to finally have her chance to open up more doors for herself, but she grows curious when Tiara reveals she will also be opening up more doors for all Aikatsu.

While this goes on, Ran and Aoi are running laps outside. Aoi is worried that she may lose but she plans to give it her all despite that.

Back at Dream Academy, Tiara reveals that the girl will be given a producer that is able to bring out her charm. The girl doesn't ask and instead looks to an image nearby to see who Tiara assigned her. She tells her to trust this girl with her whole being.

The day before the concert Aoi receives encouragement from Ran and Johnny as the mysterious girl walks in. She introduces herself as Otoshiro Seira, and she explains herself before being interrupted by Kii, who introduces herself as a third year Dream Academy's producer course student. She is quick to inform Seira that while it's okay to introduce herself, she shouldn't be so open- only to open her own mouth and reveal everything. 

Seira informs her of this and while she feels badly, Aoi is able to connect with her on the sense that she also wants to spread everything she knows about the idols she loves to others too.

They take their leave soon after and come to the backstage area where Seira expresses joy in knowing that starting today she is now an official idol. Kii is sure she will do fine because of her huge background in music, and now is her time to show her idol side. However, she is quick to grab Seira and with a purple ribbon, pulls her hair up into a ponytail. Seira is surprised but she is happy with the new look, with Kii explaining the importance of coords while handing her the premium from Swing Rock. Then Kii gives Seira a hug and she steps into the Fitting Room, appearing on stage to perform "Idol Activity! (Ver. Rock)."

After her performance, Aoi and Orihime, along with everyone else seem to be very impressed by Seira's performance. They try to figure out what her appeal was, finding it unrecognizable until the announcer reveals it is the brand new "Constellation Appeal", but this causes Aoi to worry more as she was unaware of them.

While Tiara and Kii think she has easily won, Seira doesn't seem as sure and receives a Proof of Scorpio. This is explained as a special mark given to Idols capable of performing the associated Constellation Appeal.

That night, Aoi worries and thinks back to what Johnny had told her about the Constellation Appeal. They can only be performed when wearing the new constellation dresses and not everyone can perform them. You have to max out the audience's voltage rating in order to use it. Which leads Aoi to believe that it only comes down to her skills as an idol now. She tries to think of what Ichigo would do and cheers up a little, just enough to fall asleep.

Meanwhile, someone mysterious is talking to Tiara about who they think will win tomorrows live concert. The mysterious person also mentions Ichigo.

The next day, the announcer mentions that since Seira has performed yesterday, today Aoi will proceed to do the same. One of them mentions that if she is unable to perform a Constellation Appeal then she probably wont win. But Ran turns off the television and she tells Aoi to ignore them. Aoi knows she can try as hard as she can but if she loses then Orihime will resign as headmistress.

Suddenly Otome pushed the door and bursts inside to inform them that she saw a great problem. They are unable to tell what it is, but suddenly

"Ittsu mī!
I have returned, I am home!"

This new, bright voice catches the attention of everyone and they stop to see a girl donning a familiar ribbon.

Ichigo Hoshimiya comes inside.

Aikatsu! - 51 22.35

Character Appearances

Trivia

  • KIRA☆Power and Original Star☆彡 begin their debut as the first Opening and Ending for Season 2
  • The story sets 1 year after Ichigo leaves Starlight Academy.
  • This is the second time for the entire Aikatsu! anime adaption that someone other than Ichigo has introduced the show at the beginning. In this case, the opening line was delivered by Otome, Aoi, and Ran.
  • This episode marks the 2nd time someone has worn a Premium Rare coord in their debut performance, the first time this occured was in episode 34 when Kaede Ichinose wore the Clown Carnival Coord in her debut performance.

Major Events

Animation Trivia

  • Left: Blu-ray and Right: TV
  • Starting this episode, the animation style has various changes:
    • The lines on the drawn frames are somehow a bit thicker.
    • The characters' hairs are painted a bit brighter on the top, like a gradient.
    • This is the first episode to start the 3rd generation CG technique in Aikatsu! anime series. The hairs and clothing are all very smooth, and the similarity of the anime and CG is extremely alike.
  • Seira's CG model's movement after the performance isn't as smooth as in the movement.
  • In the Blu-ray release, there were a lot of redrawn and repainted scenes on the A Part could be spotted.
  • Compared from the preview on Episode 50, in this episode Maria's hair when she walking behind Sora is slightly modified.

Referbacks

Cultural References

  • Papasonic, a blunt parody to the technology brand Panasonic can barely seen in the episode.


Gallery


VTEList of Aikatsu! Episodes
1st Season 1 - 10 I Can Become an Idol?So Many Idols!I Want to Know More About YouOh! My! Fan!Ran! Runway!Lost in an Autograph!Beware the BlogThe Underground SunMove on now!The Rainbow-Colored Otome
11 - 20 Otome Falls in Love with SomeoneWe Wish You a Merry Christmas!The Tragedy of Calories!Naughty Detectives♥Love Under the Camphor TreeHeart Pounding!! Special Live Act Part 1Heart Pounding!! Special Live Act Part 2Choco and LoveThe Secret Scent of the Moonlit GirlVampire Scandal
21 - 30 Stylish Thief☆SwallowtailIdol Aura and Calendar GirlAn Ageha MuseEnjoy♪ OfftimeApril Fools' Promise☆The Season of SakuraRaise The Curtain☆Fresh Girls CupMizuki and A Soft-Shelled TurtleIdol☆TeacherA Sincere Call and Response
31 - 40 An Idol on Mother's DayIchigo PanicChance & Try☆Hello☆Super IdolStar of TearsTristar Take Off☆Head for the SunStrawberry Parfait♪Go get'em Soleil!Girl meets girl
41 - 50 The Summer-Colored Miracle☆Shipboard Finale☆An Idol in WonderlandMore Than True Crisis!Happy Summer☆VacationRespect J☆Legend Idol・MasqueradeWake up my music♪The Place Where Brightness Goes toThe Memories are in the Future
2nd Season 51 - 60 That Rocking Girl is the Dream☆GirlWelcome Home♫StrawberryLalala☆★RivalSecret of SmilesThe Password is Okeoke Okay☆Top Secret of LoveLoose Cha-Ran-way!Magical Dancing♪Choco and Solution☆Choco-Pop DetectivesThe Rumored Powa-Puri☆
61 - 70 Kira・pata・magic☆The Idol is the Santa Claus!Koh-haku Aikatsu Gassen!Lucky Idol☆Door Towards the DreamThe Wonderful Mutual LoveFortune Compass☆Flower-Blooming Aurora PrincessHospitality Heart♡Stylish Expedition Cool Angels!
71 - 80 The Glittering AquariusHappy☆Idol Fes 1st DAY!Happy☆Idol Fes 2nd DAY!Sakura-Colored MemoriesAgain♪ OfftimeGreat Shock☆Fresh Girl!Aiming to be a Star☆彡A Miracle Begins!Yes! Best PartnerAikatsu! Boot Camp
81 - 90 Bibibi☆PartnerAim To Be☆Perfect PartnersOtome RAINBOW!Blooming Miracle!Fantasia (Rhapsody) in the Desert of the MoonMy Dear Idol!Soleil☆Rising!Where Legends Are MadeAdmiration is ForeverShining☆Future Girl
91 - 101 Forming☆Aikatsu8Summer Idol StoryTwinkle・StarsTwo WingsWhere Dreams BloomLet's! Akari Summer!Secret Letter and Unseen StarTwin DressesThe Flower's TearsTo the Wing's DreamThe SHINING LINE of Admiration
3rd Season 102 - 110 Let's Aikatsu!☆Ready Go!!Good FortuneAikatsu Dash!Bursting Flair☆Idol☆HalloweenTwo DreamersPut Your Feelings in an AppleThe Hot Wind of Aikatsu!The Passionate Sangria Rosa
111 - 120 Dear My Fans!GOGO! Ichigo Cheer CorpsThe Fashionable☆Vivid GirlHappy Christmas Tree☆A Warm☆Japanese New YearŌzora JUMP!!Sumire-Colored Singing VoiceAn Elegant Aikatsu!The Dance of the NadeshikoStar☆Valentine
121 - 130 A Promise to the FutureVampire MysterySpring BouquetThe Queen's FlowerThe Other Side of AdmirationA Warm♪OfftimeEntrance of the Starlit Sky☆The Showtime of DreamsTalk Show RunwayThe Magic of Units
131 - 140 The Brilliant Dancing DivaThe Burning Passionate Jalapeño!Hello New WorldSpontaneous Skips♪The Center of the World is Kokone!The Name is, Sweet & Soft☆NadeshikoExciting☆Unit CupBrilliance of One's True Self☆Johnny and The BrideAikatsu Restaurant
141 - 152 Hot Spicy・Girls!I Want to Say Thank YouHorror!? Summer IslandSurprise Idol BattleA Hot Summer FestivalThe Three of Us Once AgainThe Dazzling LuminasRaise the Curtain, the Great Starlight School Festival☆Our Different ColorsThe Bonds of StarsLight of the StageThe Road Following Our Meeting
4th Season 153 - 160 Let's Fly, Look Out Vast World!We'll Take that Potato, and Replace it with a MicThrilling Carat☆YOU! GO! KYOTO!!Little Devil HappeningI Want to See You, OkinawaGalaxy☆StarlightPerfect Dream Idol!
161 - 170 Tale of the Osaka Idol☆Mecha Panic☆Happiness Party♪New Year Ahead!Luminas☆ChristmasThe First Wind That I Have FoundThe Sketchbook of DreamsA Single Road, Our Parting WaysHinaki Miracle!The Power of Idols
171 - 178 Best FriendSpring DreAca Carnival!Double Miracle☆My Move on now!The Futures that I'd Like to Come TrueQueen of RosesThe Present Heading Towards to FutureThe Best Present
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