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Good Fortune
Episode 103
Aikatsu Season 3 Episode 2 Preview 03
Episode Information
Kanji いいこと占い
English Good Fortune
Air Date
Japanese Air Date October 9, 2014
Featured Songs
Opening Du-Du-Wa DO IT!!
Ending Good morning my dream
Insert Song Tarte・Tatin
Shining☆Days
Episode guide
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Good Fortune (いいこと占い) is the 103rd episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series the 2nd episode of its "3rd Season" (3年目(サードシーズン) lit. "Third Year"). The episode aired on October 9, 2014.

The scenario was written by Yoichi Kato with storyboard by Kenji Kodama and direction by Kazuo Nogami. The animation directors were Kenji Matsuoka and Hiromi Maezawa, while Satomi Watanabe was as the chief animation director.

Story

It was Sumire who won the one day manager job to Ichigo Hoshimiya and though happy for her, Akari can't help but be jealous. In the end, she accompanies them and Ichigo lets her stay, much to Akari's delight but for some reason though, Sumire is a tad anxious...

Summary

While Akari is excited for Sumire's one-day manager gig for Ichigo, Sumire is feeling somewhat concerned over something. To make herself feel better she decides to check her fortune for the day. The result is-less-than desireable, which causes Akari to worry until Sumire teaches the trick she learned from her older sister. it is called Positive Reading, which is when you take something you don't like and put a positive spin on it. 

Akari asks her what she can do for her fortune then, but Sumire voices that it may only be a thing she will come to realize in due time. She also thinks good things are sure to come afterwards, which makes Akari feel a lot happier again. She mentions that she would love to meet Sumire's older sister, and Sumire admits that she would like to invite her sister, but every time she attempts to she ends up worrying that she isn't good enough yet. Akari then suggests that they hope the day will come when Sumire can invite her sister. 

The girls walk down the hallway with a bunch of magazines centered on Ichigo. They head into the cafeteria when they happen to spot a bunch of sweet foods at the counter. The girls standing there discuss how the new chef has been making a lot of them lately, so after they grab some tea and one snack, Akari and Sumire sit down. Sumire comments on how Yotsuba, the chef has so many blends of tea. She is quick to apologize after a moment though, worrying she may have began to ramble a bit. Akari insists it is fine since she is just happy they can talk like this, then she sits next to Sumire to go over the things in the magazine. 

They do not get very far in the discussion however, because Ichigo has come by with a favor for them. She hands Sumire her bag and asks her to bring it to the van for tomorrow, but she tells them that they can look through it first to help Sumire learn what tomorrow may involve. So with that, the girls head back to their dorm room. They pull out a long cord for rock climbing, a little oxygen mask Ichigo used to sneak into Dream Academy, and a farewell parashoot given to Ichigo from Kaede before she left to America. Sumire really wonders if they would be using all of this stuff, and while unsure, Akari tells her that she can finally find out what makes Ichigo so great. The girls decide to go to bed shortly afterwards, but Akari struggles to get to sleep, feeling a little envious over Sumire. 

The next morning, Sumire and Ichigo meet up. They greet each other and Ichigo begins to discuss how she had to do this in the past, but before she can finish she happens to spot Naoto and approaches him. She happens to quickly see Akari hiding behind his back, then finishes her statement by revealing it was originally Aoi who won the role of Mizuki's one-day manager, but because she felt a little jealous, she used Naoto to help her sneak behind them. Until she was caught that is, when they just allowed her to come. 

In the van, the girls go over Ichigo's schedule. They see there is a lot to it, and upon getting out of the van they find a recording crew just waiting for them. Ichigo reveals to Akari and Sumire that they will be following them and recording the entire day, to have some footage to use for a special staring Ichigo. 

They start at the radio station, where Ichigo is approaching the end of her program for the day. She thanks everyone for listening, along for their record-high amount of fan letters they have sent in since she announced the theme not even five minutes prior. They return to the van afterwards, and while traveling she has a snack and they come to a recording studio for Ichigo to record a brand new song. While this goes on, Akari and Sumire give drinks to everyone in the room. 

They come to the main event of today soon after, where they will be doing all of the Aikatsu Ichigo is famous for. She asks them if they want to join her after noticing how excited Akari is, and eventually they arrive to the destination and begin their rock climbing adventure. While Ichigo doesn't struggle very much and reaches the top pretty quick, Akari and Sumire keep up. This also happens when they go swimming, and sky-diving. 

Soon evening comes and Ichigo is ending the footage video for the day. Akari was very excited by it, but after she happens to notice Sumire seems troubled, she quickly asks her if she is okay. Ichigo also seems to notice this. 

The girls get out of the van and it drives off. Ichigo compliments them, then asks the girls if they would like to come by their dorm room, where Aoi happens to be. Ichigo asks them what they thought of today, then she admits that she noticed that Sumire seemed to be a little troubled too. Sumire admits to them that she has noticed just how big of a gap is between herself and Ichigo, and she really doesn't have any of her talents or skill. Aoi claims that Ichigo is not just a normal idol though, while Ichigo admits that she used to feel the same way that Sumire did, commenting that she wanted to become an idol just like Mizuki. But even now she is still very far ahead of her, but it is just how things are, and the most important thing is to always put your all into doing what you can.

She then asks Sumire what her favorite thing to do is, and Sumire explains that she likes singing, and it was her sister who suggested she attend Starlight Academy after hearing her. Ichigo points out that singing is just Sumire's greatest weapon as of now, and she is sure that as long as Sumire puts everything into what she is doing, she can be one of those who shine the brightest, even if she feels hesitation. She then invites Sumire to come and sing at her concert the following day, because she would like to hear her sing. 

In bed, Sumire thinks over what Ichigo said, along with Akari. Neither of them really thought about things the way Ichigo said them, and Sumire wonders if maybe she should tell her sister about the concert. Akari tells her that she should, and with that Sumire agrees to do so. 

The next day, Ichigo and Akari have come to give Sumire some support before she heads onto the stage. She gives her a new set of Aikatsu coords, from the brand new type "Romance Dress". She explains that it was what all of the top designers came up with for this years theme, and because Aoi knew how much Sumire loved Loli Gothic, she is sure the Odile Swan Coord will fit Sumire well. Sumire thanks Ichigo, then runs to change before she appears on stage and sings "Tarte・Tatin".

After the performance, Sumire is approached by Ichigo and Aoi. They compliment her performance and Sumire thanks them before she says goodbye to them as Ichigo leaves to prepare for her performance. Sumire is surprised to see her sister, and she apologizes for not inviting her sooner. Her sister tells her that she doesn't mind, and goes on to bring up Positive Reading once more. She recalls the day when she first handed Sumire the fortune book, and when she first showed her how positive reading works. 

When Sumire's fortune reads "nobody knows where you will end up", she feels down until her sister explains "without the kite string, you can fly to even greater heights". This cheers her up and she claims that Sumire will always be herself, even if she becoems an idol, and she will do just fine. The three girls then exchange smiles as Sumire mentions how precious Akari is to her. 

Characters

Trivia

  • Like Episode 102 and its similarities to Episode 2, this episode shares many similarities with Episode 3.
  • The Odile Swan Coord debuted in this episode making it the first Romance Dress to appear in the series.
  • The songs Tarte・Tatin and Shining☆Days make their anime debut.
  • The way Ichigo gives Sumire the rare coords mirrors how Nao Suzukawa gave Aoi Kiriya the Prism Cyber Coord in episode 7
  • Sumire winning the chance to be Ichigo's manager for a day and Akari tagging along is exactly how Aoi won the chance to be Mizuki Kanzaki's manager for a day and Ichigo tagging along

Animation Trivia

  • While Sumire performed in a Swan Lake Romance Dress in this episode, the stage and song were inspired by Snow White.
  • Unlike the credit for the first opening animation which used "総作画監督", the "chief animation director" credit is written as "チーフ作画監督" in the episode.

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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