|I Want to Know More About You|
|English||I Want to Know More About You|
|Japanese Air Date||October 22, 2012|
|Other||October 4, 2014 (Indonesia)|
January 14, 2014 (Hong Kong)
October 31, 2014 (Taiwan)
|Insert Song||Move on now!|
|← So Many Idols!||Oh! My! Fan! →|
I Want to Know More About You (あなたをもっと知りたくて) is the 3rd episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 3rd episode of its "1st Season" (
While preparing tea, Ichigo thinks back to what Mizuki told her earlier: She and Aoi won't rise together to the top as friends. Although she took her advice, she continues to stay by Aoi. She comes to their dorm room to find Aoi contemplating herself on picking up Mizuki in such a short time, when Ichigo reminds her to get some sleep. Aoi claims to be fine and tells her that as Mizuki's manager, she needs to know a lot more about her. Ichigo tries to reassure her by saying she already does know everything about Mizuki, then comments on how nervous she would be to work with the top idol.
Aoi then says that Mizuki is at the top, all alone, while she and Ichigo are on the bottom. She also mentions how Mizuki began her career as an idol during her fourth year at Elementary School, starting as a child model. Then she spent a year with no public appearance at all, but she has no idea why that is, other then it being "something very big" for it to have changed her to who she is now. As soon as her hiatus was over she enrolled in Starlight Academy with pristine song and dance skills.
Hearing this causes Ichigo to admit how envious she is over Aoi getting to spend time with Mizuki now, and observes the poster of her nearby while wondering what she does normally. They theorize if she may be covering up a clumsy personality, or if she enjoys eating, but Aoi claims that she will get to know more about her, although Ichigo is still convinced that Aoi already knows a lot.
When morning arrives, Ichigo wakes up and proclaims she has overslept. She sees Aoi nearby, already dressed and quickly hurries to get ready. After exiting the dorm they part ways and Aoi starts to think back to when Orihime explained how Starlight Academy also trains managers for the top idol. While Aoi is Mizuki's temporary manager, this is a valuable opportunity to learn what being a top idol truly is.
Aoi arrives at Mizuki Palace, Mizuki's private dorm, and walks towards it while thinking about how much she has heard of this place, but never believed that she would get the chance to go inside of it. She enters the house to find that it is about 5 o'clock in the morning. She believes first she must wake Mizuki, but hears sound from the room nearby. As Aoi approaches it, Mizuki surprises her by opening the door first. Aoi tries to introduce herself to her, but a woman nearby recognizes her and approaches to introduce herself as Honoka Tsukikage, Mizuki's regular manager. Mizuki wishes Aoi luck for today and Aoi observes her as she elegantly walks out of the door. For a moment she is distracted until Honoka snaps her out of it.
Outside of the gates where a van is, Ichigo has disguised herself and is hiding behind some bushes. She is determined to come with Mizuki and Aoi, then wonders how she can get into the van without being caught. But when she spots a boy sweeping the ground, she hides behind him, much to his confusion. She explains the situation to him and he moves towards the back of the van, allowing her to hop inside. He expresses confusion at Ichigo's strange behavior when Honoka notices him. She addresses him as Suzukawa, and he shuts the trunk for her. He glances to Ichigo again as Honoka thanks him, but he pretends not to notice her as it drives away.
Inside the van, Honoka hands over their daily schedule for Mizuki as Aoi skims through it. To her surprise, she sees a lot of things that Mizuki must do and they arrive at a studio, where Mizuki is escorted by a staff member while Aoi and Honoka go to the back of the van to grab the bags. But when they open the trunk they find Ichigo. Honoka questions her intrusion and Ichigo comments that she wanted to be Mizuki's manager and asks to join them. Honoka denies her access and asks Ichigo to leave, but Mizuki approaches them upon noticing their distraction and allows Ichigo to be her second manager, having heard the conversation. Honoka tries explaining to her that Aoi won the audition competition the other day but Mizuki still insists to let Ichigo in since she finds her "interesting". She kindly asks Ichigo to help carry the bags - leaving Ichigo happy and Honoka slightly annoyed.
Aoi is rather doubtful over what Ichigo did just to come along and finds it quite suspicious, but Ichigo claims she didn't want to miss seeing what Mizuki does backstage. She wanted to find out why Mizuki thinks she is interesting as well, and Aoi agrees to understanding her desires. Honoka then comes along and tells the girls to get to work, so they head to the rec room, where they find Mizuki record a song. Aoi voices her surprise in finding out that the crew records songs so early, and Honoka mentions that they usually don't since it can be hard to sing well in the morning.
They watch Mizuki sing before she receives a few compliments from the man nearby. The girls acknowledge her skills, with Honoka telling them that Mizuki will always give the perfect performance. They then head over to another location where Mizuki is a guest star on a news talk show. They discuss the Consumption Tax, then she does a lottery activity about feelings. Later on, she goes out to model in a photo-shoot for a fashion magazine, then goes to a fan meet and greet event.
From all of these activities Aoi is able to deduce the Mizuki does everything perfect. Every single time, as a real prodigy. But Honoka steps in to tell them that she isn't a prodigy, which makes them highly confused.
Eventually people gather around the Stadium where Mizuki will be performing. In the waiting area, she browses her Aikatsu Card album to choose a coord, then Honoka wishes her to do her best. Before going though, Mizuki hands over her Aikatsu Phone to the girls, asking them to hold on to it for her. She enters the room with the Aikatsu System and places her card set into the device. She runs through the corridor and appears dressed in the chosen coord set, then appears on stage, singing to Move on now.
As night begins to set everyone arrives back to the gates of Mizuki Manor. She returns to it while Ichigo and Aoi decide to chill for a while at the Gazebo. They relax sometime later while finishing their day, but Ichigo suddenly realizes that she held onto Mizuki's phone and forgot to return it. So they head back to the Manor and enter to hear the faintest music coming from a room nearby. As this indicates that Mizuki is still awake, Ichigo knocks on the door to find it open, then they peak in to find Mizuki dancing. So to avoid interruption they leave and decide to return later on.
In the process of doing this however, Aoi accidentally knocks over a potted plant, causing Mizuki to come find them. She seems to be exhausted and Ichigo nervously returns her Aikatsu Phone. Mizuki thanks them and wishes a good evening to the girls and they begin to leave again. But before they get far they run into Honoka, who comments that she is aware of how much they look up to her. She decides to tell the girls about Mizuki, starting with how she claims that she is not as popular they think she is. Mizuki just happens to train a lot harder then anyone else, and she is not perfect all of the time.
In this time Aoi thinks back to the day that Mizuki did not appear for something and realizes that her time was spent on extensive training. Honoka said that she hasn't ever seen an idol with such endurance more-so then Mizuki, and then she talks to Ichigo and comments that the reason Mizuki called her interesting was because she saw a bright potential in her. She was the only girl who was able to use a Special Appeal at her entrance audition. She goes on to mention that for the girls to catch up to Mizuki they have to put more effort into everything they do, even more then Mizuki. Which causes Ichigo to think back to how she thought Mizuki was simply a prodigy, when it turns out that she really did all of the hard work she needed to become the top idol she is.
- Ichigo and Aoi find out that Mizuki isn't the prodigy they thought she was. They find out that she works extremely hard.
- This episode marks the major debut of Mizuki Kanzaki.
- This episodes marks the debut of Suzukawa Naoto.