|The Queen's Flower|
|English||The Queen's Flower|
|Japanese Air Date||March 12, 2015|
|Opening||Du-Du-Wa DO IT!!|
|Ending||Good morning my dream|
|← Spring Bouquet||The Other Side of Admiration →|
The Queen's Flower (クイーンの花) is the 124th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 23rd episode of its "3rd Season" (
With the Starlight Queen Cup approaching everyone works hard for her own chance at winning. In this time Sakura deals with a mysterious burden while the girls learn more about the Queen House.
An important meeting is called in Starlight Academy. The girls comment that this isn't an everyday thing and watch as Orihime steps up onto the stage to announce the big, upcoming event. She felt that it was best for herself to tell everyone and reveals that the Starlight Queen Cup is approaching this Spring. It is opened for everyone and she hopes they will all consider entering it.
As this is going on, a woman on Television also reports the news to everyone around Town. She mentions that it is usually held in Fall, but for a change they have decided to hold it now to make way for a new tradition.
In the Cafeteria, Akari, Sumire, and Hinaki discuss the goings-on. They look through a magazine that discussed previous Queens, including the current Starlight Queen Otome, and Mizuki, who held the title for three years. They discuss how Ichigo had gave Mizuki a run for her money during her third year however, then mention that the both of them are on top of the Idols World currently. The girls feel they may not be ready for such a role, but they do not plan on letting it stop them either, so they quickly get to work training for the Starlight Queen Tournament.
They run by the school grounds and discuss who they think may stand a good chance at winning. Hinaki brings up Sakura and how everyone is convinced she is the top contender for it. She has been really popular lately and neither of them would feel bad to lose to her. But to their surprise they happen to find her running up ahead of them and she spots them and stops to talk to them. She comments on how motivated they seem to be and they reveal their plans to enter the upcoming event. She reveals that she will be entering as well and wishes them well. Before they can discuss more however, they are joined by Otome who has come to tell Sakura that Shion is coming by. She reveals that she has been packing up to move out of the Starlight Queen House, where she has been staying since she won the title previously. She will be moving back to the dorms for whoever wins and she mentions that she feels a little overwhelmed with the moving since it's so big.
She invites the girls inside and Hinaki comments on how cool it is, revealing that she went in before. They follow Otome, but Sakura stops and reconsiders since she wishes to continue her training. She thanks Otome for her kind words and runs off, much to the girls surprise. They watch her leave and head inside soon after.
It's then they spot Shion, who has been helping to clean up since the recording for her Drama ending earlier. She claims Otome wouldn't have been able to finish on her own anyway and Otome decides to give the girls a tour, first with a very slippery hallway. The she leads them to the bath, along with Ga-tan her rubber duck, and a waterproof Ebi-pon she stole from Ran. Then she leads the girls to the bedroom and she reveals that everything packed consists mainly of magazines she's been in. They admit that they expected to see more and Otome finds herself unable to resist looking at them, causing the girls to comment that they understand why she's taking so long to pack. With that, the tour is finished and they thank her. She decides there is a final spot to show them however, and leads them to the lesson room. She reveals a strange marking on the floor and claims that it was the remnants of Mizuki's dance practice. They offered to fix it when Otome moved in but she insisted that it was left the way it was, so that she could remember how much work Mizuki went through.
The girls sit down for some tea and discuss the house. Otome mentions that she has been able to focus a lot more since she's lived there and points out that it isn't just a reward she gained from winning, but it's a lot more special. She started to think about Sakura again and Akari recalls how she backed away and Otome comments that maybe Sakura didn't feel comfortable coming inside yet.
Sakura continues to train late into the evening. She didn't want to enter the House and refuses that she will not until she becomes Queen. As the girls are leaving they spot Sakura run by and they wonder if they weren't taking this seriously enough.
Sakura continues to train throughout this time, practicing her poses and dancing. She also remembers to go out running but finds herself too worn out and stops for a rest. Otome approaches her with a basket for a picnic and she pours them some drink, but she incidentally spills it. Sakura cleans the mess and they discuss how nice the drink is before she thanks Otome, claiming that because of her a burden is gone. She thinks about how she always had a friend and upperclassman to rely on during her time there and thinks back to when she first joined the school and how Mizuki inspired her to become an Idol. At some point she wished to become an admirable mentor, just like Otome, and she reveals her wish to become the Starlight Queen. She doesn't want to triumph over other idols, but because she wishes to become an idol of respect. Sakura promises to do her best and they soon pack up and begin to walk back to the school as Otome reveals she still has a lot of packing to do.
Eventually the Starlight Queen Cup approaches. Otome gives the announcement for the show to begin, where a man reveals that Ichigo, Aoi, and Ran have even attended. It is also shown that Mizuki is watching from somewhere. The girls all take their turns to perform for everyone, but they all ended up eliminated in the first round. However they put their everything into it, so they're not that unhappy. They are glad to know that Sakura also made it to the final round.
Sakura heads back after the announcement and thinks for a moment before she chooses which cards to use. She changes and appears on stage and performs to "Blooming♡Blooming".
After her performance the finalists step back on stage, where the announcement is made that Sakura won. Everyone begins to cheer or her and she expresses surprise before thanking everyone. Ichigo compliments her for winning and she is given the official Queen tiara from Orihime as Sakura hands her some flowers. She comments tha this is a very responsible job, but she has full confidence in her to know that she will do well. Sakura thanks Otome as everyone cheers by embracing her.
That night, Sakura approaches the Queen's Home and opens the gate with her ID Card. She hesitates before taking her first step and comes inside, then looks around before she is surprised to find all of her friends there, ready to throw a party for her.
- Sakura Kitaōji
- Otome Arisugawa
- Akari Ōzora
- Sumire Hikami
- Hinaki Shinjō
- Juri Kurebayashi
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Shion Kamiya
- Yurika Tōdō
- Kaede Ichinose
- Mizuki Kanzaki
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- For the Starlight Queen Cup, the crown symbol on the center of the Sun Paradise Stage has been replaced by the Starlight Academy crest.