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So Many Idols!
Episode 02
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Episode Information
Kanji アイドルがいっぱい!
Aidoru ga Ippai!
English So Many Idols!
Air Date
Japanese Air Date October 15, 2012
Other September 27, 2014 (Indonesia)
January 8, 2014 (Hong Kong)
October 24, 2014 (Taiwan)
Featured Songs
Opening Signalize!
Ending Calendar Girl
Insert Song Idol Activity!
Episode guide
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Even if I become an Idol? I Want to Know More About You
So Many Idols! (アイドルがいっぱい!) is the 2nd episode of the Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 2nd episode of its."1st Season" (1年目(サードシーズン) lit. "First Year") The episode aired on October 15, 2012.

Synopsis

Ichigo Hoshimiya and Aoi Kiriya have entered Starlight School and are ready to start their idol training. However, as soon as the two get settled they must face off against each other in a "special audition".

Summary

The sun sits tall at Nandemo Bento. Ichigo and Aoi show Raichi their brand new school uniform and he decides to take pictures of them; though he mostly spends the time focusing on Aoi, who claims that today is the day to celebrate being accepted into Starlight School. She brings up that their very first autographs will be worth a lot. Having been watching them, Ringo asks if she and Raichi can join in on the fun so they all begin to pose for pictures.

Ichigo and Aoi take their leave for the Academy soon afterward, and upon arrival at the gate, Aoi says that once they step past it and their Idol Activities will begin. They wish each other good luck before Aoi states that no matter what was to happen to them while they are here, they will always be friends. 

Meanwhile, the headmistress of the school tells Mizuki that Ichigo and Aoi have enrolled into the academy. She mentions that they will be taking part in that audition, which is coming up in a few days. Mizuki also notes that the two are best friends and Orihime starts to wonder what would become of them as they are studying.

At this point Aoi finds her idol expert instincts kicking in after she spots a bunch of girls she is able to recognize. Like Neguchan, a young girl who is known for her unique bedhead hair; a single, long cowlick with a heart on the end of it. She also spots Naomin, who had surpassed much of the modern-day dance choreography and even made up her own, Su-pyon, known for her exotic appearance, and a girl named Perorin. She is overwhelmed with glee to finally join Starlight Academy, then she grabs her cellphone and takes a picture of herself, then one of Ichigo in order to remember this moment.

They come to the entrance of the building and take a self-given tour of it while Aoi explains various features. They will learn dancing, singing, coordination, and many other things. As they come to a hallway decorated with statues of previous students who have moved on to become famous idols or gained the title of "top idol", she identifies a duo statue as the legendary Masquerade. One of the members is Hime, the headmistress of this academy, but the identity of the other girl, Miya, is unknown. They both became national-level idols and soared to the highest peek in popularity, but they "suddenly" retired. Hime became the headmistress of Starlight Academy, while Miya was never seen again.

Now in their dorm, the girls begin to decorate and unpack. Ichigo places down a holographic picture frame on her desk as Aoi hangs up a poster of Mizuki. In this time, Ichigo starts to wonder if she has what it takes to become a famous idol like Mizuki, and having sensed this, Aoi starts to encourage her again, and Ichigo returns the favor. It is then Aoi wonders if they really have enough room for the both of them before heading off to speak to Orihime.

As they stand in the door way, Aoi explains the proper way of approaching someone with such a high status- only for Ichigo to quickly show a lack of tact when she walks right inside.

They approach Orihime, who formally introduces herself and congratulates the girls. She makes note of how Ichigo was able to perform a Special Appeal during the audition, which is something she doesn't see that often- although Ichigo replies that it only "sort of happened". She then compliments Aoi for getting the top scores in the entrance exam, setting down a tray with two sets of cards for each girl containing the coords they wore for the entrance exam as she explains how vital they are for them right now. Ichigo regains her Pink Stage Coord, while Aoi gets her Blue Stage Coord. It is then Orihime tells the two of them that the cards act as their primary "type" choice, then she places down another tray containing their Student ID Cards and their Aikatsu Phone. The phones have the ability to activate the Aikatsu System, as well as store their outfits as digital data.

Amazed by all of this information Ichigo asks if Mizuki also uses the phone, which Orihime confirms before saying "these cards are life itself", an important phrase for all users to keep in mind. She explains how the girls will be using various cards to customize their outfits and stages, just like Mizuki and the others students have been doing. Before the girls go, she informs them of how important Auditions are, as they include prizes that can help an Idols future performance, along with bringing up the importance of lessons.

She wishes them luck before a man joins them, an energetic dancer and homeroom teacher by the name of Johnny Bepp. Aoi is able to recognize his name and mentions that he is an Artisan Dancer, and has even taught Mizuki all of her choreography. The girls are a bit apprehensive about him, but he shows them a little dance and shakes their hands, leading them to his homeroom to have them meet their classmates.

Once class ends, Johnny informs Ichigo and Aoi that their first audition has already been decided. It is a "super special" audition just for new students, which Aoi questions. He explains that normally an audition is for promotional things like photo shoots, radio, and TV shows. The special one, on the other hand, is for the role to become a temporary manager of Mizuki for a day. This delights both girls as Johnny continues on to say that this is was specifically made for new students to learn how a top idol does her job. The winner will get to follow Mizuki around, but as only one girl can win it, they will be competing against each other. After noticing their concern, he informs them that he expects them to do their best because this is a special opportunity. 

The girls go to change into their track suits while Aoi admits that she anticipated this. Although Ichigo clearly never did, and she finds herself stunned. Regardless, she refuses to hold back and they go to work, beginning with their lessons from Johnny. They dance, sing, run laps, and partake in some crazier training; such as extreme handshaking. While Aoi is able to perform well with everything, Ichigo has a tough time keeping up.

By the time class ends, Ichigo feels that Aoi may be too good for her and asks how she can try this hard. Aoi replies that it's because she really wants to become an idol, and it has been like since since first grade. She used to try getting into all sorts of traditional hobbies, like Calligraphy, Piano, Equestrianism, and Violin. One day while walking down the street she happened to see a report on Idols and was instantly taken by their singing and dances. Since then she dreamed of becoming one herself, and has been obsessively watching them. As her passion grew over the years she eventually sat down with her parents to reveal her new dream and how she wanted to study at Starlight Academy. Seeing how much this meant to her they agreed and let her apply. She was so happy to be able to follow this dream, especially with Ichigo.

After hearing this, Ichigo begins to think to herself again. It encourages her to try even harder, and she will definitely see to it that she gives it her all. 

Eventually, the two girls find themselves in an empty room with a trio of doors. A voice announces to them that the Special Audition is about to start and it instructs the girls to choose their three Aikatsu Cards to create their outfits, then takes to the stage. After exchanging words the girls separate and come to a booth, where they place their cards down, including the School ID on the crests before them, then head into the Magical Door that appears. They are led to the Magic Corridor and change into their chosen coords, appearing on stage as the Announcer explains that their scores will be decided by the live audience at the school, as well as people who watch it through the internet. Ichigo is highly impressed, and they begin to perform Idol Activity!.

Suddenly, Ichigo trips and falls onto the floor. Shocked by this, she quickly shakes it off and resumes performing in time to finish.

A bit later, Johnny-sensei reveals that Aoi has won. Everyone applauds her efforts, including Ichigo.

Eventually,  night falls and the girls have retired to their dorm room. But concerned over things, Ichigo gets up and heads outside, where she reaches the gazebo and recalls what happened during the performance. While she had a lot of fun and she is happy for Aoi, she feels envious. Suddenly someone calls out to her and she finds Mizuki, who brings up the audition and claims that despite Ichigo messing up, she followed through to the end and that is worth admiration. Ichigo thanks Mizuki and voices her desire to become a top idol like her, which is why she decided to attend the school with Aoi to begin with. It's then Mizuki sternly points out that no matter how close they are, they won't be together very long. A lot of idols suffer from failure, but it is part of the journey. As she presses on he challenges will get harder.

While concerned, Ichigo proclaims that she will do her best, and Mizuki bids her a good night before leaving. She wonders if someone like Ichigo could really catch up to her.

Character Appearances

Trivia

Major Events

  • Aoi wins the special audition and becomes Mizuki's temporary manager.
  • This is the first time both Ichigo and Aoi take a special audition.
  • Aoi's parents appear for the first time.

Gallery

Main article: Episode 02 - So Many Idols!/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