|The Passion of Sangria Rosa|
|English||The Passion of Sangria Rosa|
|Japanese Air Date||November 27, 2014|
|Opening||Du-Du-Wa DO IT!!|
|Ending||Good morning my dream|
|Insert Song||Passion flower|
|← The Hot Wind of Aikatsu!||Dear My Fans! →|
The Passion of Sangria Rosa (情熱のサングリアロッサ) is the 110th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 9th episode of its "3rd Season" (
Hot idol Juri Kurebayashi is feeling "cold." In order to regain her heat, she must wear a premium rare from her beloved brand, Sangria Rosa but in order to do that, she has to visit the top designer...
Akari, Sumire, and Hinaki watch as an episode of Aikatsu-Sensei comes to an end while on break. Hinaki points out how much activity has been going on around the show and Juri, but they notice how odd she is behaving when she comes into the room. They invite Juri to sit with them and ask her if she is having trouble with the role, but she just mentions how unhappy she is with her acting for the climactic moment; in which Aikatsu-Sensei will unleash the passion inside of Principal Samusugi, a man known for sucking out motivation from students.
To make her feel better they try to tell Juri that everyone likes her acting, but this doesn't help. So to try to ease her worries Hinaki suggests that she practice the performance on them, then decides that Sumire can act as the Principal. They change into their training clothes and go into the Dancing Room, where Juri and Sumire begin to act.
As Juri expected though, she is unhappy and claims that she is not nearly as hot as she could be. She thanks the girls, then runs off as they try to comfort her. Juri runs to her families home and eatery, Bailarin, and sits down with some tea. Her father brings by some pudding for her and he brings up how her mother went through a rut like this when Juri was really little. This surprises her and she asks to know what happened, but when Karen walks into the room she joins her daughter, so her dad says that she can explain what happened to her.
Karen begins with saying that she had gained her very first drama role playing a girl born on the day of the Tomato Festival. This girl would help to prepare for it, but she struggled to capture the part right and the more she tried, the futher from her goal she fell. However, what kept her going was the Sangria Rosa Premium dress she was given to wear for it. It was able to help her connect to the role much better, after she found herself taken by it's beauty. It reminded her so much of the tomato, and to her surprise Juri is able to recall the dress also. In fact, she claims that it is the reason she loves Sangria Rosa so much to begin with. Karen agrees with this and believes that with it and that role she was reborn as an actress; which makes Juri voice how much she would love to wear her own Sangria Rosa Premium dress too.
The following day Juri announces her plans to locate Encierro, the top designer for Sangria Rosa. She is uncertain though, and explains how her mom was unable to get ahold of the Encierro because he fell out of contact. Her mother told her that he tends to seclude himself whenever he gets stuck on a new dress, and they even have a few spots that they know of where he goes. So her plan is to check those places, but this causes the trio to show concern for her.
Juri believes she has no choice though, so before she goes Sumire offers to read a fortune for her. But she lands on a page that tells them that no matter how long Juri tries, she will always be trapped. With such an ominous reading however, Sumire uses Positive Reading to say that Juri is only lost right now because she is so worried over too many things. Following her intuition would be the best solution, so with that Juri thanks them. She leaves, but the girls trail behind her.
On the train Juri thanks them for coming with her, then admits how she wasn't very confident. They are happy to help, and when Akari admits that she is mainly curious over meeting Encierro, they start to discuss him until coming to their first stop, where Juri comments on the wind and believes he is not there. They board a bus and resume discussing him, when it is revealed that he loves the Flamenco Guitar and roses. When they arrive to their next stop Juri feels this place to be wrong too, so they notice a train; and upon stepping on it, Juri notices how different the area feels. She confirms that this third location is the spot where Encierro is, having realized how it has the scent of the Andalusian winds.
It is then Sumire spots a strange man with the flamenco guitar. Juri is quick to run down the nearby steps and approaches him, where she asks if he is Encierro, the top designer. The man confirms that he is, so Juri quickly apologizes for being so disruptive and asks him to make her a premium dress. He tells her that he isn't in the mood however, which makes the girls discuss how he is acting.
He brings them back to the design studio and explains how he used to be a passionate designer. He doesn't think so anymore though, and he recalls how he used to feel whenever he would enjoy a banquet with his friends, or watch a bullfight. But now he believes himself to have just burned out, which surprises the four girls. Encierro continues on by saying that the more he pushed himself to create an even hotter design, the gap between himself and his assistants and friends became even larger. Before he knew it, he had nobody left to stand by his side, and he can no longer bring out the passion he once had.
As he leads the girls back outside, he apologizes to them since they came all this way. He asks how Juri was able to find him though, and she brings up the Andalusian winds once more; saying that she could sense them here. She then attempts to tell him why she came, but he shuts the door on them right after. So they head over to the nearby shore and resume discussing the current events.
Despite the odds though, Juri feels the need to keep trying. She believes that the flame in his soul has yet to go out completely, even if he feels as though this is true. The others are confused, and Juri brings up how he is in such a town, where the Andaludsian wind is, then she claims to want to be the thing that will snap him out of this. With that, Akari asks that she, Sumire, and Hinaki help her out, and they pick up some items and ask to use his kitchen.
Hinaki brings up what Encierro said about Banquets and Akari suggests that maybe making him some hot spanish cuisine may be the thing to remind him of this. After they finish they give him the big meal, and while he finds that he enjoys it, he still feels rather down, so they retreat to the kitchen.
It is then Sumire recalls that he also enjoys bullfights, so Akari and Hinaki pretend to be the bulls while Sumire and Juri play the role of Matador. Encierro calls them cute, but this didn't help much so they go back outside. Hinaki then gets one final idea and she mentions the roses again, so they split up and run all over the city in search for some.
After they manage to each find a bouquet they bring the roses back to Encierro, and at first this seems to work. He is very happy and he claims that he has finally understood their feelings, but he does not feel any better.
As it is getting late, the trio sit down for a small nap as Juri sits off in the distance. She thinks about how the day went and is clearly disappointed and questions her own passion and how she is unable to warm even the iciest of hearts. But out of nowhere she feels something, and with it she rises and begins to dance and pose in a flurry of passion; which awakens the girls and gets Encierro outside to see what is going on. He approaches Juri and she voices that even if he believes his flames of passion no longer burn, she is sure that they do; for she was able to feel the hot Andalusian winds coming forth from him.
Encierro joins Juri in performing the passionate poses and he voices how she was able to remind him of something important. No matter how cold the heart, the hot seed can be planted and blossom into a huge flame. With that he requests that she let him make her a Premium Dress, and Juri quickly accepts.
From then until he finishes, Juri worked very hard on her dance, posing, and acting. They come by to pick up the dress and he introduces the girls to the Rose Glass Princess coord. They are charmed by it's beauty and he transforms the dress into a set of coord cards for her, and then he asks if she would be willing to model the coord in a debut show.
As the show approaches Juri thanks the girls for helping her. She is happy to have befriended them, and they mention that they feel the same way that she does. She then puts the cards into the machine and changes, appearing on stage to perform to "Passion flower".
Later on at school the girls watch the scene that Juri worked so hard to pull off. They comment on how the popularity of Aikatsu-Sensei keeps rising, causing Sumire to tease by saying that they can't just sit around and let Juri get all of the attention. Akari then says that they will continue their own idol activities, and the trio cheer together.
- Juri Kurebayashi
- Akari Ōzora
- Sumire Hikami
- Hinaki Shinjō
- Encierro Atsuji
- Karen Kurebayashi
- Serio Kamino (Juri's father)
- This marks the official anime debut of Sangria Rosa.
- Sangria Rosa's top designer Encierro Atsuji makes his debut
- Juri obtains her first Premium Rare Dress and Romance Dress
- The Rose Glass Princess Coord makes it anime debut
- The song Passion flower appears for the first time.