|The Brilliant Dancing Diva|
|English||The Brilliant Dancing Diva|
|Japanese Air Date||April 30, 2015|
|Opening||Lovely Party Collection|
|← The Magic of Units||The Burning Passionate Jalapeño! →|
The Brilliant Dancing Diva (輝きのダンシングディーヴァ) is the 131th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 30th episode of its "3rd Season" (
The debut of Sumire's new unit Dancing Diva has given them multiple jobs like: CM tie-ups, sign events and many more other big jobs and things to do, and now their debut live is the only job left. On this day that will be remembered, can the girls succeed?
The idoling world is ablaze with the announcement of Sumire's unit with Rin. A true performance of the unit's debut will be announced, along with their chosen name very soon. Akari, Juri, and Hinaki excitedly discuss the turn of events and start to wonder if they have thought up a name yet.
At the moment, Sumire is taking off and greets her fans while passing by. She heads back to school to reunite with Rin and reveal their unit name to Orihime and Johnny. They discuss how they came across the name, saying that they took Rin's love of dance and mixed it with Sumire's talents in singing and the name came to them in due time. They thought really hard but wanted a simple name, and Orihime voices that she believes the fans will like this name. She goes on to reveal their first job, a shampoo that originally offered Sumire the role of image model a while back. She recalls how it had come up while she was trying to decide which Idoling path to take and had considers entering a Rookie Singer Audition. She refused the audition to be a model and the offer came from the same woman who originally pushed to have Sumire work for them.
While showing the girls their upcoming schedule, they discuss how the girls will be really busy. Rin is surprised to see the packed schedule and Orihime points out that first they must record their song. The girls head out to the recording company to discuss the pre-recording of the song. Rin watches as Rin nervously trails behind her and they step int othe office, where they join the people at the table. Sumire addresses Rin to everyone, then Rin asks what they will be doing in the meeting. Sumire grabs a nearby paper while informing her that they will get a chance to meet the entire team and talk about specifics regarding the commercial.
With that the meeting starts. The supervisor reintroduces herself as Mizutani to Sumire. They share a quick greeting and she explains that the moment she heard the song was the moment she knew it would be perfect for their brand new product, which has the theme of "cool beauty". She believes both girls embody this, along with the song and the man next to her tells the girls to keep this in mind when they record. Mizutani wishes the girls luck and they take off soon after.
Rin is a little worn out by now and Sumire has her listen to the song. She had gone ahead and recorded their last voice lesson and she explains how a voice can sound pretty different when recorded. She feels that to lower the surprise factor from it, it is important for one to repeatedly listen to their own voice.
Eventually the day of recording arrives. Sumire has awoken Rin around six am and they go out for their morning run, pointing out that it takes ones voice at least five hours to fully warm up in the morning, so since their recording is at eleven they will be cutting it really close. They do some stretches to loosen their bodies, then they head right over to the recording studio.
There they test out the microphone to make sure it works. Rin tells them that she did a lot of practicing thanks to Sumire and she starts to sing the song while Sumire sits by and drinks some quince honey tea she prepared earlier. After Rin finishes she gives her the drink while explaining it's wonderful properties. As Rin happens to observe the drink, along with some lyrics and cough drops, Rin mentions how much Sumire enjoys singing. Sumire then runs in for her own turn, but the man outside of the booth tells her that she seems to be too tense. Rin suggests that Sumire loosen her shoulders and when she tries, she sings much better.
Afterwards the girls head back to Starlight Academy, where Johnny gives them an evening dance lesson. He compliments the girls, along with Rin's ability to dance since her ankle healed. He wishes the girls luck with their debit and brings up the magic of units. However, as he recalls what Orihime said, Sumire finds herself wondering about a few things.
In this time, word begins to spread regarding the girls brand new unit, debut performance, and name.
Akari happens to spot Madoka in the Cafeteria and questions what she is up to. Madoka explains to her that because Rin has been so busy, she hasn't had much class time and was copying her own notes to give to Rin later on, so that she can study in any free time she has. She happens to spot the book Akari is holding and as it turns out, she does the same for Sumire. Madoka is happy to know that they thought the same and after a while they take off while discussing the concert.
They were lucky enough to score tickets from Sumire and Rin, due to how quickly they sold out, and Akari mentions just that because their friends have soared quickly, they can't stay too far behind them. As they approach a wall nearby, Madoka comments that she hopes to experience the power of an Idols Unit at some point, which Akari agrees with.
Rin happily observes the CD with Sumire in a shop and recalls how excited she felt when she first saw her original debut a while back. She claims to feel even more excited now though and thanks Rin for being such a wonderful party. Rin however, is too flustered to respond, so the girls prepare for their autograph session.
To their shock, the men nearby inform the girls that they may have a problem. They have too many people and with so little staff, they don't believe it'd be wise to fit so many people inside. The girls observe the massive crowd of people outside waiting to see them and they start to fret over what to do. Sumire greets everyone for coming and she tells them that the autograph session may take a long time but she promises that they will not forget anyone. So she asks for them all to be patient and wait until they can finish, even if they wait outside and everyone cheers for her before they run back inside.
There, Rin thanks Sumire and explains that because of how new everything is, she's been struggling when it comes to adjusting to it all. She is hardly able to keep her bearings but because of Sumire being there, she is able to handle it just a little better.
That evening the girls return to the school and they promise to put on the best concert the following day. As Rin prepares to leave, Sumire stops her and invites her back to her dorm room for some tea. She feels bad for keeping her, but she is sure their bonding will pay off. They discuss what Orihime said the other day and wonder how they may fill the second half of the magic for a unit. Sumire voices that the first half probably involves finding a partner, so the second half would involve the actual ability to shine with her. She mentions how they barely knew each other until just recently, and because they can understand and enjoy each other, their feelings are in synch and it will allow them to brightly shine; more than they ever imagined. They listen to their song together and by the time Akari and Hinaki happen to reach the dorm room they find Sumire and Rin asleep on her bed. Akari covers them and happens to spot the Tutu Ballerina lyric sheet opened, just nearby, and compares the moment with a specific lyric.
The next day everyone has shown up to watch the girls perform. They step into the machine and change into their brand new unit coords, then appear on stage to sing "Tutu Ballerina".
Afterwards, Orihime speaks with Johnny regarding how the girls did. He voices confidence in their performance and Orihime wonders who may be the next idol to reveal such a brilliance to them.
Suddenly, Juri is struck by inspiration to find her own partner...
- Sumire Hikami
- Rin Kurosawa
- Akari Ōzora
- Hinaki Shinjō
- Madoka Amahane
- Juri Kurebayashi
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Johnny Bepp
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- The unit Dancing Diva debuts in this episode.