|The SHINING LINE of Admiration|
|English||The SHINING LINE of Admiration|
|Japanese Air Date||September 25, 2014|
|Insert Song||SHINING LINE*|
|← To the Wing's Dream||Let's Aikatsu!☆Ready Go!! →|
It's time for the middle school's First Year Recital at Starlight Academy, but lately, Akari has been finding herself on Cloud 9 near constantly after seeing 2wingS' Twinkle Star Cup performance. Thinking her admiration for Ichigo will hinder her focus, Akari bans herself from her idol. In spite of all of this, Akari finds that it is that admiration that brings forth strength.
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Akari Ōzora
- Seira Otoshiro
- Aoi Kiriya
- Kī Saegusa
- Ran Shibuki
- Sora Kazesawa
- Mizuki Kanzaki
- Mikuru Natsuki
- Otome Arisugawa
- Maria Himesato
- Yurika Tōdō
- Sakura Kitaoji
- Kaede Ichinose
- Hikari Minowa
- Shion Kamiya
- Noel Otoshiro
- Johnny Bepp
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Naoto Suzukawa
- The episode's title is taken from the last line of SHINING LINE*.
- This is the second time in which the full version of an insert song is used in an episode.
- Notably, the full version of a song was used for both final episodes in season 1 and 2.
- This marks the final episode in which the first generation girls are the main characters before Akari and the second generation girls take the primary focus for the anime's third season.
- This episode marks the first time in which not all of the featured performers are present on stage from the beginning of the song.
- This episode marks the first time (insert song wise) that Yuna provides the singing voice for Ran.