|Admiration is Forever|
|English||Admiration is Forever|
|Japanese Air Date||July 3rd, 2014|
|Insert Song||Eternally Flickering Flame|
|← Where Legends Are Made||Shining☆Future Girl →|
Admiration is Forever (あこがれは永遠に) is the 89th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 39th episode of its "2nd Season" (
After the success of her CM appearance, Yurika meets a fan who reminds her of her old self. Now as she prepares for the unveiling of LoLi GoThiC's Premium Rare Constellation Dress, she can't help but think about that fan...
Yurika is asked into Headmistress Orihime's office. There, she is informed of a request for a strawberry-oriented breakfast cereal. Orihime admits surprise at this, given a vampires weakness to light, but Yurika decides to do it because she thinks it can work out. Once she agrees, Orihime explains that she was sure Yurika would accept the offer.
Ichigo, Aoi, and Ran sit down to watch a program coming on after the weather finishes. It will feature Yurika's new commercial and the girls are super excited to see it. They watch the commercial before commenting on how cute Yurika looked, and how well she did to make it nice. Then Aoi goes along to mention that Yurika will also be appearing at a convention coming up. The man on the television comments on how he was surprised that Yurika did this commercial, but before he can finish, Yurika shows up and threatens to suck the blood of the viewers if they change the channel.
They begin to discuss the commercial, with the host commenting on the manor used in the commercial. She explains that it belongs to Maya, the top designer of Loli Gothic. She had suggested that they use it because she knew it fit her vision for the commercial. She then shows all of the stuff that went into it behind them and while explaining everything. Then before they finish, she ends the program by telling everyone of her upcoming event.
The other girls seemed to have enjoyed it too. With Ichigo fawning over her and the Dream Academy Girls discussing the elements that Yurika applied. Ki herself believes that it's also because of Yurika's self confidence she has, and she compliments her ability to self-produce.
Back at Starlight, Ichigo, Aoi, and Ran had been dance training. They are interrupted by Kaede who came to speak to them about Yurika. They are also joined by Powapowapuririn, who went out that morning to check on the cereals in the stores, to see how it may have been selling. Sakura announces that there had been tons of sampling done with many people snapping it up right away. This disappoints Kaede as they continue on to announce they were able to get their own boxes. So, all of the girls sit down to try some.
They go on to ask Kaede if she has any behind-the-scenes information from Yurika, due to their partnership. She reveals to them however, that she didn't even know about it. Ichigo is surprised but Aoi isn't, because usually new projects are always kept under wraps by the workers to avoid anyone ruining it later on. Kaede also points out that Yurika only told her the day before it aired.
Later in the day, Orihime and Johnny discuss Yurika's special handshake event coming up. Johnny mentions that because of how many people they found out were going to be showing up, they had to hire extra staff just for the occasion. Orihime also brings up the fact that Yurika happens to be the only idol she knows of that was able to build her character from the ground up, so she sees a bright future for her further down the line.
The following day, after a small pep-talk Yurika heads out to the booth to greet her many fans that showed up today. In them is a young girl who struggles to get to the end of the line, due to the others who run ahead of her. She makes it though, and is very excited to see Yurika. Everyone who shows up to speak to Yurika all have different things to say to her. Such as one who asks about the adorable bat, one who has dressed up for the occasion and is complimented by Yurika, one who has come with a gift for her, and some that even requests that she says her line.
The little girl who has come to see Yurika is next. She is nervous and drops the book she held with her, one called "Transformation Calendar". Yurika happens to spot it and questions it and is able to summarize the book, announcing it as one of her favorites. It's time for the girl to leave, and she tries to ask Yurika how she can become a stronger person such as herself, but she is unable to get an answer and is forced to walk away.
Later on, Yurika has come to see Maya. She is somewhat depressed though, which he doesn't understand because he didn't know what was said. He reveals that people made rumors about him though before, like swallowing live bats, or using magic to design his outfits. He is able to make Yurika laugh in saying this, and she reveals what the little girl asked her. She's been thinking about it a lot and was unable to answer her. Maya claims that Yurika is seen by everyone as an invincible vampire, which is good enough, but he can also understand this and recalls how troubled she was the first time they met.
At Starlight Academy, Aoi, Ichigo, and Ran discuss with Kaede the scandal Yurika was involved in. They expected Kaede to know this but she doesn't, so they get the article out to show her. Kaede overlooks it while Ran claims Aoi was able to help her by saying scandals are the mark of a real idol. But they all helped her out of her depression during it, and with all of her fans, she was able to see how much they loved her. This makes Kaede happy that she learned something new about Yurika.
Back at Maya's home, he reveals to Yurika that the premium constellation dress for Loli Gothic will be finished soon. He plans on making a big announcement event for it, and with how much Yurika has overcome, he wishes for her to wear it. This makes Yurika very happy, and he tells her that he would like for her to help prepare the show too. She agrees and he promises to send the cards over after it finishes.
The work begins soon after. Yurika helps lead designing for the event, along with structuring and even aiding Maya a little. She thinks about her fans more and while they know about that horrible scandal she was involved with, her new fans do not know how weak she used to be.
While in her room she pulls out the same book from earlier on while thinking about the little girl again. She wants to give her an answer, to tell her that she used to be weak. But before she can think more of it, the little bat comes by to drop off the premium constellation dress cards for her.
The next day, Yurika has asked the others to help her find her fan from before. She's tried calling out to her but she was unable to find her. They assume that she will be there somewhere though since she's performing today, and Kaede comes by to lend a hand. Yurika is surprised to see her, but Kaede claims that she would never miss any of her performances. Yurika tries to describe the girl but struggles to do that. Kaede suddenly gets an idea and takes off with Ichigo, so Yurika gives Aoi and Ran the book from before, since she's sure Chimaki will have it too.
Ichigo and Kaede run out into the crowd while disguised as staff members to try to locate Chimaki. Ichigo thinks it would be hard though since they don't have a description or anything, but Kaede claims that because she knew what Yurika used to be like, she should be the one focusing on the people. Unaware that she's actually behind them by a few feet. They are joined by Aoi and Ran and they have the book, so within a few minutes they find her.
They take her backstage and to everyones surprise, Yurika has come out with her hair worn down and with her glasses. She reveals that this is her true appearance when she isn't in character, and reveals that what made her strong was her desire to do her Aikatsu in the Loli Gothic outfits she loved so much. If the girl wishes to change herself she should do it a little bit at a time and gives some examples on how to do it while she prepares her hair behind a nearby wall. She finishes her pep talk to the girl before changing into her brand new coord. She appears on stage and performs to "Eternally Flickering Flame".
The next day, Yurika is approached by Orihime. She compliments her job well done and asks if something is still on her mind. Yurika mentions that when she thinks about the past idols before her she is sometimes still surprised that she's doing the same Aikatsu that they are. Orihime comments that Yurika is a one of a kind, which makes her happy to hear as the little girl is shown trying on a new dress.
- Yurika Tōdō
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Seira Otoshiro
- Sora Kazesawa
- Maria Himesato
- Ki Saegusa
- Kaede Ichinose
- Shion Kamiya
- Otome Arisugawa
- Sakura Kitaoji
- Yurika receives her second premium rare coord in this episode.
- The Nightmare Capricorn Coord makes its debut in this episode
- The Holy Goat Coord and the Sunny Dreamer Coord made a cameo appearance in this episode..
- The song Eternally Flickering Flame appears for the first time.