|The Hot Wind of Aikatsu!|
|English||The Hot Wind of Aikatsu!|
|Japanese Air Date||November 20, 2014|
|Opening||Du-Du-Wa DO IT!!|
|Ending||Good morning my dream|
|← Put Your Feelings in an Apple||The Passionate Sangria Rosa →|
The Hot Wind of Aikatsu! (アイカツのアツい風！) is the 109th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 8th episode of its "3rd Season" (
An audition for a new drama titled "Aikatsu! Teacher" has been announced and Akari wants to try out for it. But suddenly, a new idol appears and starts stirring up a hot wind at the academy...
Akari, Sumire, and Hinaki are on their way to class. Along the way they discuss what they think the big news is, and upon arrival they quickly change and meet up with everyone else in the training room. There, Johnny announces that an exciting new drama titled Aikatsu Sensei is approaching; which immediately excites all of the girls, especially Sumire and Akari since neither of them had ever performed in a drama before. Johnny continues on to discuss the plot behind the drama, in which the new teacher will be causing quite the stir at the new school she teaches at, due to her devotion and unconvential methods. He also points out that the experienced teachers will be played by Ichigo, Aoi, and Ran.
Akari once again expresses the desire for this part and Hinaki wishes them both luck, although she plans not to go easy on them since they are still rivals. It is then a strange girl, revealed to be the transfer student, comes into the room, announcing her plans for to take part in the drama audition. She starts to pose and move in a way that easily impresses everyone, then she claims that she will be getting this part and nobody can take it from her.
Everyone is given a script to practice from soon after, and they watch as Juri is quick to gain more attention and shows off the fact she already seems to have memorized the entire script, and even practiced minor details; such as the title drop. Hinaki then happens to let slip that she knows Juri from the past by saying she changed, then greets her before the girls head to the Cafeteria for break.
Akari comments on that she had no idea Hinaki knew Juri, and Hinaki explains that they worked together as children. But then at some point Juri stopped taking jobs, so it's been a few years since she last saw her. When Akari asks why Juri quit, Hinaki admits that she doesn't know, which makes Akari rather curious. Sumire then brings up what Hinaki said in class, and she mentions that Juri was tender and gentle in the past. She brings up a moment from their past when both girls had just finished a photo shoot and bonded over the dresses they were offered to pick between.
They then watch as Juri comes into the room and selects what she wants to eat. Akari comments on how she keeps showing a hot-side, even when choosing something simple like that, and Hinaki wonders what could have happened to Juri to make her lose that tenderness and become so heated up. They wonder if maybe she is just really focused on acting, which seems possible to Hinaki since her mother is the famous actress Karen Kurebayashi, an actress that Akari and Sumire happen to recognize from the show "Carmen Saw It", which is a detective drama. Sumire also mentions that she and her family used to watch it together every week.
Hinaki then reveals that Juri's father is also a famous chef who has gained a lot of attention from his Spanish cuisine. But she stops the discussion as Juri walks by, and invites her to join them. Juri thanks them, but turns down the offer by explaining how for the time being she only wishes to focus on the role of Aikatsu Sensei. After hearing a few girls nearby, she finds herself somewhat sullen and begins to leave once they comment on how much she resembles her mother; somethat that is noticed by Akari, Sumire, and Hinaki.
Later on as evening approaches, Sumire and Akari wish Hinaki luck with her job for Gourmet Corner. Then they turn around and begin to head elsewhere while discussing how professional Juri is. Sumire admits that seeing her made her want to get into acting a bit more, and Akari agrees with this before saying that she thinks it would be fun to act alongside Juri. After both girls then comment that they would not mind playing student roles for Aikatsu Sensei, Akari asks Sumire about practicing together, and when Sumire agrees they quickly begin to make their way to their destination.
Hinaki happens to cut through the training field when she spots someone kicking soccer balls. To her surpise she sees Juri, then finds herself thinking back to how Juri used to be in the past again, until Juri spots her. They stare at each other for a moment before Juri resumes kicking soccer balls, and before she leaves Hinaki finds herself wondering what made Juri suddenly return.
The next day Orihime stops in class to announce that they will be holding the Aikatsu Sensei drama auditions that day, then goes on to introduce the girls to Director Katou, allowing him to take over for her. Director Katou goes on to explain that each girl will take their turn acting as Aikatsu Sensei, and also brings up that when they are not the one doing this, he would like for them to participate as background students. Then he continues on to Ichigo, Aoi, and Ran, and thanks them for taking the time from their schedules to do this.
Out in the hallway, Ran comments that Aoi fits the teachers role much better then she and Ichigo, and Ichigo agrees. But Aoi claims that they are both plenty experienced in her opinion, but stops upon noticing a woman walk by that she believes she may recognize.
In class everyone is busy setting up while the girls watch, except for Juri, who is standing off by herself. She happens to overhear Akari, Sumire, and Hinaki. Akari mentions that she and Sumire got the idea of acting as different character student types for each time they play the role of a background character. She also mentions that they made sure to memorize all of the lines for Aikatsu Sensei too, but they are interupted when more students start to recognize the woman standing in the hallway. She is a bit embaressed that she was found out, and the director invites her to relax after commenting on how it's been a long time since they last spoke. She accepts the offer and he resumes to work.
Aoi comes by Karen and greets her a good morning, then thanks her for her help from a guest appearance she had taken part of on Naughty Detective. Aoi goes on then to introduce her to Ichigo and Ran, and she comments that they look much cuter then they do on television. With that, Karen discreetly informs the girls that she came in hopes of sneaking a peek and listens as someone nearby tells the other staff to get her some coffee. She feels badly for the attention she is getting, but Ichigo believes it was inevitable since she always seems to catch everyone's eyes wherever she goes. After Ichigo then admits that she thought Karen would be a lot different, she mentions how she tends to get that sort of comment a lot.
They are joined by Orihime, who claims that someone tender and kind like Karen is able to do a complete 180 whenever she dons the character of Carmen, and Aoi believes this to be the mark of a top actress. Karen apologizes for showing up like this then, and reveals that she came to see Juri's audition; something she couldn't just ignore or pass up on.
In class Hinaki informs Juri that her mother has come, but she already knew. She thinks back to that memory of them as children when they were choosing dresses again and recalls how close Juri was with her mother. Hinaki tells Juri that she has changed since then, from the tender and loving girl she knew, but Juri informs her that she wants to earn this role with her skill, causing Hinaki to wonder if Juri is worried that people think she is riding her mother's coattails. When Akari questions what this means, Hinaki explainss how celebrity children often get cast in great roles and make a lot of television appearances; which builds publicity for the publication or show.
Juri confirms that Hinaki's suspicion is correct, saying that she doesn't want people to think that she is chosen just because she is Karen Kurebayashi's daughter. Hinaki then asks her if she quit in the past because people said that to her, and Juri admits that she never thought about it much. She thinks back to the past and discusses how much she loved taking jobs as a child, and how she assumed that one day she would become a famous actress just like her mother. But one day she happened to notice how hard her mother was practicing and realized that she would never become an actress like her if she didn't change. She confronted her mother afterwards, but Karen understood and explained how she had gone through something like this herself in the past. So from that day on she spent every day training and working very hard to make sure people saw her as Juri Kurebayashi, and not just Karen Kurebayashi's daughter.
After so long, when she finally felt confident in her abilities she decided to take the transfer exam to get into Starlight Academy. The girls understand this, but she is let displeased when some nearby crew members recognize her as Karen's daughter. However she is caught off guard when Akari expresses the desire to act alongside her, along with Sumire and Hinaki, who agree with her words. This touches Juri and she thanks Akari for such kind words, since they have relaxed her and she promises that she will act as Aikatsu Sensei, not Karen's daughter, or even herself. With that the audition begins and Juri is called first.
By the time her audition ends, Akari and Hinaki comment on how natural her acting was, as does Karen and Orihime. Akari then discusses how the rest of them did their audition, and soon after it was announced that Juri won the role as Aikatsu Sensei; which makes everyone very happy for her, even if the failed.
Later on in the day, as everyone is preparing to pack up and leave, Karen approaches Juri and apologizes for dropping by like this. At first she is a bit hesitant, but she grows happy to see that her mother has begun to see her as a real person with talent. She then thanks Akari, Hinaki, and Sumire and claims she was able to embrace the role because of them. With that, Hinaki welcomes her to the academy and the episode ends as Juri poses.
- Akari Ōzora
- Juri Kurebayashi
- Sumire Hikami
- Hinaki Shinjō
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Johnny Bepp
- Matsuri Hasegawa
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Karen Kurebayashi
- This episode marks the official anime debut of Juri Kurebayashi.
- This episode has the first drama that appears in Season 3.
- The song Lovely☆Bomb appears for the first time.