|Japanese Air Date||March 27, 2014|
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Again♪ Offtime (アゲイン♪オフタイム) is the 75th episode of Aikatsu! TV Anime series and the 25th episode of it's "Second Season" (
It's the second spring offtime with Ichigo, Aoi, and Ran. Last time, they planned to go to a favored hot springs, this time they plan to go to a grassy field and even in the midst of their offtime, Powa-Puri and DreAca is filling everyone's attention. During their trip, the information of the "Secret M Live" was spread around…。
With spring break arriving the girls decide to try reaching the hot springs they missed last time, but not before teasing Ran by saying they have "off-time", after recalling how she corrected them on that the first time they had spring break together. They quickly make their way to their transport- unaware of the brand new, mysterious Idol poster they pass.
On the bus the girls admire the scenery as Aoi recalls the last time they were there as they drive by the field they stopped at. Ichigo suggests they get off for old times sake, but Ran points out that they need to make sure they find the hot springs this time. They are surprised to see a real bus stop has been put there by now though, so they decide to make a quick stop. They hold a picnic, with Aoi revealing that instead of three tarts- she brought macaron with her so they won't need to argue over them again. They tease Ran once more before Ichigo identifying the yellow as lemon and yuzu before she tries the pink and brown macaron.
After finishing their snack the girls begin to unwind and Ran makes conversation by asking Ichigo how she spent her time off in America. She claims it wasn't much different, although she did a lot of wandering around. She also performed in dance battles, sang with a legendary guitarist, and surfed. Initially Aoi and Ran doubt her claims- but they also find them possible and decide not to question her. The girls recall their last spring break when they ended up missing their bus, but in the process they are surprised when they find out Ichigo fell asleep again. Aoi and Ran go on to discuss how things have changed lately, but how some things are still the same; and Aoi teases Ran again over how easily flustered she gets before remarking upon how peaceful it is out there.
Suddenly, she gets a text from Otome with pictures of PowaPowa Puririn in the middle of flower watching. As this is going on, Sakura is shown watching as Otome plays with the fish and feeds them before expressing relief as Shion arrives to join them earlier than she thought. After they spot the box she has, Shion explains how she did some cooking to prepare for her newest role- although she isn't sure about how they taste. The girls believe the food looks good though, and they compliment her efforts. It's then she brings up the "secret live" that has been spreading out and recalls hearing about it at the studio, and seeing the several posters around town. The performance will be held by a very famous Idol but nobody knows who it is.
The girls soon reach their desired hot springs and admire the town, with Ran expressing excitement in finally coming -along with having friends to join her- but they are thrown off guard after spotting a pair of monkey. They quickly run off however, and the girls continue.
Meanwhile, Sora and Maria are also out traveling, with Maria expressing delight by the outfits Sora picked out when they spot a man balancing on a ball. As they watch they soon spot Kaede, who takes the ball and performs with him. After, the girls compliment her and Sora claims Kaede is inspiring to her and leads her to a nearby clothing store for something "Japanese Kawaii". Kaede isn't surprised, and mentions how it's a popular word everybody all over the world knows to describe cute Japanese characters, fashions, and other things.
As they leave, Maria comments that Sora's brand will probably travel all over the world too. Kaede thanks Sora for finding her a cute coord when suddenly, Maria spots the same post nearby and the trio head over to observe it.
At the hot springs the girls have changed and relax in the warm waters, soon spotting three monkey that end up reminding them of themselves. They give them the names "Ichigo-key, Aoi-key, and Ran-key", although Ran claims this is too much and starts to yell at them as they narrate what Ran-key is up to. As the girls are doing this, the monkey pair from earlier also watch.
Later the girls get out and change, deciding to hang out in the lounge they walk by. They decide to play a round of ping-pong after spotting the table, although Ran is confused since they just took a break and bathed. She is won over after they say it would be rude not to play, but she sits by to observe. To make it more interesting Aoi and Ichigo decide to name things that belong in certain categories with each hit; starting with Ran. So as they play they reveal various things about her- such as her hatred of fish bones, how much she loves Ebipon, her interest in plain snacks, how nice she looks in Angely Sugar outfits, passions, how easily flustered she is, how easily lonely she can get, her love of helping others, her love of love. By this point she grabs the ball and demands they stop.
Elsewhere, Seira and Ki arrive at a rock concert, with Ki a bit uneasy as she doesn't think she could fit this type of scene. Seira tells her it would be a waste to spend her time cooped up inside for her entire break though, and she pulls her inside. They bump into a strange girl standing by herself and realize its Yurika; but before Ki can accidentally spill it she quiets her down and claims this to be her "human identity" during the day. Seira expresses confusion at this while Ki appears completely taken by the idea- too much for Yurika's liking. She scolds their awed behavior and threatens to suck their blood unless they quit, causing Seira to bring up how much she enjoyed Vampire Rock Night, Yurika's concert recently. They bond over their shared interest in rock music when Ki suddenly spots the poster and begins overlooking it.
Ichigo, Aoi, and Ran realize they still have some time left before their bus comes, so they ask Ichigo what they should do now; only to find her missing a second later. They see she's hiding behind a picture board and excitedly Aoi takes advantage to get a quick picture. They also soak their feet for a little while, ride a transportation device high in the air, and do some sight-seeing before going back to the train area to finish waiting. Aoi expresses sadness that they couldn't spend the night, while Ran says they should just be happy they finally got to go to the hot springs. She claims they can do this next year instead, but this causes the girls to wonder how they will be a year from now, recalling how a year ago neither of them thought they would get to come here- especially since Ichigo left, Mizuki vanished, and Dream Academy showing up suddenly. To see to it that they come back, they make a pinky promise.
Arriving home, the girls leave the station and Aoi asks Ran about her plans the following day. Ran mentions how she has to work the day after, so she would like to take things easy for the time being. Aoi mentions how she wants to investigate the High School branch they will be starting soon, and suddenly they see Ichigo has tagged along- rather than head home. It's then they spot the poster and realize who the girl on it is- only to suddenly bump into everybody else, who have also showed up to see.
Together everyone heads into the nearby Auditorium as Mizuki stands behind the stage. She observes her new brand and heads back to change, appearing on stage to perform Precious. Everyone is amazed and surprised to see her suddenly again, and Mizuki announces that she has returned.
- Otome Arisugawa
- Sakura Kitaōji
- Shion Kamiya
- Yurika Tōdō
- Seira Otoshiro
- Kī Saegusa
- Sora Kazesawa
- Maria Himesato
- This episode is the final episode to feature KIRA☆Power and Original Star☆彡 as the OP/ED themes.
- This is the first episode in season 2 not to use any school card, followed by next episode.
- It is the second episode in the series overall not to use them, with Episode 01 being the first.
- Mizuki had her Premium Dress performance along with the debut of a DCD collection. The second person to known having this case is Mikuru Natsuki.
- After two years, Ran and her friends finally went to a hot spring.
- Mizuki has returned.
- This Episode marks the debut of the Mysterious Virgo Coord as well as Mizuki's new brand Love Moonrise
- This episode holds the second cameo appearance of Mikuru Natsuki .
- The song Precious makes it's first appearance.
Main article: Episode 75 - Again♪ Offtime/Image gallery