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|Japanese Air Date||October 23, 2014|
|Opening||Du-Du-Wa DO IT!!|
|Ending||Good morning my dream|
|Insert Song||Good morning my dream|
|← Aikatsu Dash!||Idol☆Halloween →|
Let's Aikatsu with all we've got! Hinaki admires that Akari works so hard, but seems to be having trouble. Those troubles surprise Akari, but could a past incident be related to those worries?
Sumire awakens to find Akari already awake and looking through things about the Pon Pon Crepe Image Girl event she recently won. She is still pretty surprised by the events, but she recieves a call from Johnny asking her to stop by Orihime's office as soon as she can, because she has to tell her something. After Akari agrees to come she runs right over.
Orihime congradulates Akari and begins to tell her about her busy schedule now that she has won this special campaign. She will be advertising at shops, appearing for handshake events, and even star in commercials. But before she does anything she needs a poster for the Pon Pon Crepe team to put up all over the country. This is usually everyones first impression of the new girl and she tells Akari to make a poster she can be proud of.
Akari meets up with Sumire and Hinaki and admits to being nervous. She shows them her super-busy schedule when Hinaki points out that her poster work will begin the next day. Akari is worried over how cute the previous poster girls were, but she promises not to let them down. Hinaki then tells Akari that she will be fine, since she was chosen above everyone else, they clearly wanted her true self. Sumire agrees, although Hinaki decides that a little preparation would not be the worst thing either. Akari thinks she should start to think of a pose first of all, and Hinaki tells her that it needs to stand out from the rest. So she offers to ask her mother to send over a bunch of posters, because she is an editor for a fashion magazine.
The girls remain behind in class to observe the many unique posters. Akari wonders how she can possibly display the feeling of Yumminess and Hinaki brings them to the practice area after they all change into their training wear. She shows them a trampoline and reveals that the Pon Pon Crepe posters are always shot midair using one. Akari is quite eager since she had a lot of experience over the summer break. Hinaki then hands her one of the donuts from the cafeteria and Akari is quick to get to work. At first she does wonderful, but when she lands to see the other two making peculiar expressions, Hinaki explains that Akari should not be flashing her panties. Which would have been possible with the pose she made had she worn anything but pants.
So they try again and this time Hinaki holds up her phone to act as the camera. She tells Akari to remember where the camera is located this time, in order to avoid anymore possible panty shots. Akari is able to do a few really nice shots and soon they take a break. They compliment her work and she decides to go again since she just got inspiration for a wonderful new pose. Hinaki comments on Akari's behavior, and when they get confused, she explains how she is enjoying her positive attitude. She is about to say that she would like to be more like Akari, but stops when she gets a remainder call for a gig she has. So she takes off and Sumire brings up what Hinaki was going to say.
As Hinaki is traveling to her gig location, Hinaki thinks about how wonderful Akari's training went.
While in their dorm room, Akari wonders if it is possible that Hinaki is worrying over her own Aikatsu. Sumire voices the desire to help her, as does Akari, but Sumire also reminds her that for the time being she needs to focus entirely on Pon Pon Crepe. Akari is very excited and promises that she will, because she trained hard and has the perfect image in mind. She thinks about it using a chibi variation of herself, but gets anxious upon realizing her many ideas are beginning to spill over one-another since she did so many poses. As she panics, Sumire tells Akari to look outside, and upon seeing how clear it is, and how windy it is, Akari decides to clear her mind by going for a jog before it gets too late.
To her surprise, Akari happens to spot Ichigo running in her direction. They stop to greet each other and Ichigo congradulates her for becoming the brand new Pon Pon Crepe girl. Akari is happy with Ichigo's words but is forced to admit that she kind of got mixed up due to how many poses she did, and she's so worried over Hinaki. Ichigo is able to recognize Hinaki by her first name, surprising Akari, and they go to sit down to discuss things.
They head to the small Gazebo nearby and Akari voices that she believes Hinaki may be beating herself up over something, but because she rushed off to work they have yet to see each other. Ichigo stands up again to start stretching and points out that when friends can't see each other it is important to focus on work, but making someone smile through work or not, is the most important thing. Akari takes these words to heart, and Ichigo mentions how she, Aoi, and Ran would always support each other to the best of their abilities.
She suggests to Akari that she focuses on being the new Pon Pon Crepe Girl, and even points out that Aoi thinks Akari would make a great Pon Pon Crepe Girl. With that she decides to leave, but she is stopped by Akari, who mentions that she is very happy to see Ichigo. Ichigo claims that she felt the same way, whenever she used to see Mizuki outside. She also tells Akari that she will always be there to support her.
Akari begins to head back when she finds Johnny there, trying to call to her. She meets with him and he mentions that he went through her schedule and found out that she will have the time to go and see Hinaki's event after the poster shoot. She is very surprised by this, and Johnny explains that Hinaki will be starring in a live concert for the debut of a new lip gloss. Akari thinks about things for a moment to realize that Hinaki helped her out despite having to prepare for her own event. This makes her very happy and she asks Johnny to take her there.
The next day, Akari is introduced while showing everyone her cute coord for the poster. Everyone welcomes her and Akari thanks them before they get to work. She begins to jump on the trampoline and poses with everything she's got, and they are quite surprised by how high she is able to jump. At one point she takes a bite out of the crepe and everyone panics, worried they need a replacement, but they continue when the photographer decides he actually likes it.
Eventually they finish and they let Akari eat the one she's been hanging onto. The man admits that he has never seen someone do that before, and she thanks them for the wonderful day.
At her own event, a woman nearby mentions that the announcement for the new Twin Lip is today. She will be performing a song for PR and they reveal the song, and even ask about the coord. They mention how bold it is, but it was the right decision to let her handle it. Hinaki stays in the dressing room and overlooks the original coord she had wished to use; the Smile Dwarf. But she is sure it may be too flashy for today's event. To her surprise, she is visited by Sumire and Akari and she invites them in. Akari discusses the poster for a moment, then claims it was because of Hinaki's inspiration during her training that she was able to do it. Hinaki seems sullen for a moment until she reveals that she keeps realizing how much she likes Akari's attitude. She had said the same thing yesterday, and Hinaki explains that Akari always runs with her inspiration the full way. Akari claims it is only because she has nothing else to do about things, but Hinaki argues that her power comes from how long it took for her to actually make a big break.
It is then the girls happen to spot the coord Hinaki plans to use. She mentions that she wont be using it, and she wishes that she could be more like Akari and the girls sit back down. She reveals that she was really young when she first entered the industry, and her mother is a fashion magazine editor and her dad was a cameraman. Hinaki was so eager watching them work that she decided that she wanted to too, so they dressed her up and got her some professional photographs taken by her father. They uploaded the best pictures and compliment how wonderful they turned out and Hinaki's dad decides to make a promise with her to put her best and most into everything she does.
Hinaki agrees and she ends the story by mentioning that she got her start right after that but at some point she lost the ability to effervesce from deep down. The accident that showed her this happened about four years ago, when she appeared as the first star on the public recording of Good Morning Studio. It had been kind of gloomy out and Hinaki tried to be herself and to make everyone happy, but when she just did what would normally do, she happened to hop into the air and slip after one foot landed into a puddle. The fall was so severe that it knocked her unconcious and she had been rushed to the hospital. It was nothing serious, and she continued with her normal behavior during recording, but since the accident, whenever she would hop into the air or do anything, everyone became overprotective. She did appreciate it, but she felt bad that they worried over her like this. Since then, whenever she got an idea she would unconcsciously ignore them.
Even now she is unable to resolve to go through with anything she wants to do. She reminds Akari of what she said the other day, and points out that it is her who needs to learn to be herself. All she can do is give the staff a peace of mind by acting how she thinks they want her to. She hasn't been acting like her real self, but seeing Akari put her entirety into everything she does inspired her to effervesce again. Sumire and Akari would both like to see the true Hinaki, but suddenly she gets a message with the draft involving the Pon Pon Crepe poster. She asked them to send her all of the pictures they would be considering and she lets Hinaki and Sumire see.
Hinaki is very inspired and loves how fresh Akari was by eating the Crepe for a change. She feels like she should be thanking Akari for giving her the courage to move forward and decides that she will try to show them her true Aikatsu by using the Smile Dwarf coord she wanted to use; since she thinks it will match the lip gloss much better. She reveals the song she also plans on singing and mentions that a line in there just fits the lip gloss wonderfully. She is sure that by changing now it may cause trouble to everyone but she really wants to show them her true self. So she goes to the people she talked with earlier and they happen to adore her new ideas. She thanks them and sends a sign to Akari and Sumire to confirm that things went well. She heads backstage and changes into the Smile Dwarf coord, then appears on stage to sing "Good morning my dream".
Afterwards, they comment on how great the change in outfit and song worked and thank her for the input she put in for them. She thanks them for believing in her and to her surprise, she finds her parents. They saw her performance and comment on how different she behaved out there and wonder if something nice happened. Hinaki admits that she thinks she may have gotten a fresh new start in Aikatsu and she decides to introduce them to her new friends, Akari and Sumire. They are very happy for Hinaki and watch as she interacts with them.
- Akari Ōzora
- Hinaki Shinjō
- Sumire Hikami
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Johnny Bepp
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Kī Saegusa (poster cameo)
- Aoi Kiriya (poster cameo)
- Hinaki's parents (nameless)
- The Smile Dwarf Coord makes its anime debut in this episode.
- The song Good morning my dream appears for the first time as an insert song.
- This is the first episode that features the making of the Pon-Pon Crepe Campaign Girl poster.