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Aiming to be a Star☆彡
Episode 77
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Episode Information
Kanji 目指してるスター☆彡
English Aiming to be a Star☆彡
Air Date
Japanese Air Date April 10, 2014
Featured Songs
Opening SHINING LINE*
Ending Precious
Insert Song Original Star☆彡
Episode guide
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Aiming to be a Star☆彡 (目指してるスター☆彡) is the 77th episode of Aikatsu! TV Anime series and the 27th episode of it's "Second Season" (2年目(セカンドシーズン) lit. Second-Year). The episode aired on April 10, 2014.

Synopsis

Akari Ōzora was chosen on the Starlight School Idol Caravan and thus, the sunny idol walked her first step. Even though the dance and the song are still yet to be, Ichigo quickly registered the performance and was swept away with the rising potential!

Summary

As she cheerily sings Akari pushes her suitcase towards Starlight Academy. She is disappointed as she observes a hill before her and complains over missing the bus earlier.

Upon arrival, she stops to take in the sights and sounds surrounding her, as well as taking a quick picture of herself. She thinks about how much she has been looking forward to this before running inside.

An upperclassman shows up to give her a tour and Akari quickly recognizes the room they are in, recalling that the entrance exam took place there. She thinks about the first time when she failed and almost finds it hard to believe she is there now as they leave the room. They look at various other things, such as previous Top Idols of the school like Mizuki, and how far Ichigo's grown. She is brought to the headmistresses office, where Orihime has been waiting. Akari introduces herself and she is congratulated for passing before being bluntly told how much her singing and performance skills need to be worked on. However, she can sense an unseen potential inside of her, and because Ichigo chose her specifically she must have seen it as well. She then hands Akari the Apricot Torte Coord cards she used for her entrance exam and explains how valuable the coord cards are while handing her a student ID and the Aikatsu smartphone.

Outside of the dorm area, Akari makes her way through trying to locate her room. When she steps inside, she finds Aoi and Ichigo there and quickly leaves realizing she opened the wrong door. She is flustered by the mistake, but Aoi and Ichigo are impressed by how she somehow found them and decide to help her before they leave. Akari steps into her room to find a girl with really short hair. She introduces herself as Yuu and Akari beings setting her stuff up until her mother calls, telling her that a program is featuring her. Yuu uses her phone to turn the program on and finds Ichigo, Aoi, and Ran being interviewed by a man and discussing Akari.

The man asks why the girls picked her to attend the school, stating that she wasn't very skillful or impressive. He wonders if Ichigo was biased since Akari proclaimed herself a fan but she claims that isn't it at all- what first made her notice Akari was how she unknowingly performed Ichigo's signature move during the song at the exact same time, almost on instinct. What really sealed the deal was the fact she can see an idol in Akari; followed by the man suddenly announcing the program's end.

In her office, Orihime and Johnny discuss how Akari's popularity is rising since she was accepted into the school. Johnny wonders if Orihime planned this, but she claims not to have had any idea. She also doesn't know what will happen to Akari either, so she feels the excitement in seeing how she will grow.

In the cafeteria, Ran and Aoi discuss how they really had no intention of choosing Akari. Her performance was really bad and it was the only impression they had of her, but Ichigo pushed so hard and even they had to admit that she kept their attention, especially with seeing how hard she was trying. Ran then asks Ichigo what really convinces her to pick Akari, but she claims not to know herself. They are suddenly interrupted by Seira and Ki, with Ki delighted by them choosing Akari, since it's like they are producing her. Ichigo doesn't understand until the others explain that she was the one to pick Akari, and while she chose her based on a strange hunch, Ichigo should be the one to guide Akari.

Suddenly Ichigo gets a call from Orihime and rushes to the office, where she gives Ichigo a job offer involving a PR concert for the upgraded Aikatsu Navi. Ichigo agrees to take it but asks for a favor. After listening, Orihime gives Akari a call to inform her of the news- leaving her beyond shocked. However, Yuu thinks this is a good idea and shows approval.

The following day Akari is asked to join Ichigo in training, and while she is nervous she is very excited. She greets her as she runs into the room and thanks Ichigo for thinking of her like this, bringing up how honored she felt. Ichigo attempts to calm her down and suggests that for now, they should train normally since she isn't exactly sure what else she can do as her producer.

They start by running laps and work on performing a Special Appeal. Akari struggles to keep up with Ichigo and soon they move onto posing while jumping on the trampoline, then sit down to a big lunch while Akari watches Ichigo eat. Then Ichigo takes a nap, much to her surprise, and eventually, they decide to take a break from physical activity. Ichigo takes off for a moment and returns with a sheet of lyrics for the song they will be performing then and tells Akari to study them. She is sure once she understands the song, she may be able to perform better. With nothing else to lose, Akari agrees before noticing a personal lyric that inspired her to become like Ichigo, and she explains this to her before expressing doubts that she might not ever be able to improve since she messes up so much.

Akari spends the night awake and trying to focus on the song. In their own dorm room, Aoi also finds Ichigo doing the same as she thinks about Akari's words earlier. Aoi decides to leave her alone as she sees she is starting to realize something important.

Soon the performance day comes along and Akari remains nervous until Ichigo joins her and manages to calm her down. She shows her the lyric sheet again and explains that instead of Akari trying to aim to be exactly like her, she should be her own person; the star in the song is her and they should both aim to become original, instead of aiming for someone else. Ichigo then goes on to say that she chose Akari because she saw the light of an Idol within her, the very light she felt when she watched Mizuki perform for the first time. Akari also tried her very best and managed to keep everyone's attention. While her light might be small now, she must continue to do her best and it will continue to shine.

Touched by Ichigo's words, Akari agrees and they change into their school coords before appearing on stage to perform "Original Star☆彡". As it is going on, the girls note that Akari is still a bit shaky but she did do a little better. She even managed to perform a Dress Appeal.

After the performance, Ichigo takes off to join her friends. In this time, Akari thinks about her original dream of becoming like Ichigo and how she must focus on being herself; an original. With that in mind, she returns to her room and puts away the scoop she carried to emulate Ichigo. She then grabs a pair of scissors and begins to cut her hair as she thinks about how she will make her own story.

Character Appearances

Trivia

  • The episode title was taken from Original Star☆彡's lyrics.
    • This is the first episode of the 2nd Season series to use a song's lyrics for its title and the second overall.
  • The lyrics sheet for Original Star☆彡 was shown in this episode.

Major Events

  • Akari decides to cut her hair as she realizes it's time to be herself.
  • Dress Appeal is used for the first time in the anime.

Gallery

Main article: Episode 77 - Aiming the Star☆彡/Image 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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