|The Burning Passionate Jalapeño!|
|English||The Burning Passionate Jalapeño!|
|Japanese Air Date||May 7, 2015|
|Opening||Lovely Party Collection|
|Insert Song||Poppin' Bubbles|
|← The Brilliant Dancing Diva||Hello New World →|
The Burning Passionate Jalapeño! (灼熱の情熱ハラペーニョ!) is the 132nd episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 31th episode of its "3rd Season" (
The action of Sumire forming a unit has influenced Juri Kurebayashi to start her journey to search for her unit partner. Affected by the passion of Juri, Akari and the crew decide to help her, and during the choosing event, even though there are many "voices" that are able to soar and reach Juri, she is not satisfied. Suddenly, Akari has something in mind...
One day, Madoka, Akari, and Hinaki are checking out the recent idol rankings to see that Dancing Diva's are on top of the chart again. They have held high rankings since they formed their unit, and Hinaki suddenly recalls how much Juri has spent her time lately searching for her own unit mate. They look up to find her approaching a random girl sitting nearby and she asks the girl if she'd like to be her partner. She is instantly taken by how cool Juri is, but as it turns out the girl simply wants to focus on her idol modeling - but she will be looking forward to seeing Juri's unit.
In the Cafeteria, the girls discuss by asking Juri if she has asked anyone else. She mentions Shizuka, a girl that she mentored earlier on and she believes that due to their opposite personalities, everyone thought they were really interesting. Shizuka had genuine interest, but she turns down the invite because she feels she isn't as good as Juri. Juri claims it doesn't matter, but she also tells her that she isn't sure what type of idol she wants to be yet. She wants to use this time to devote herself to studying for the time being, until she figures it out. Such reasoning deeply resonated with Juri and she respects her decision, much to the agreement of the other girls. She wants to make a unit more than anything though and voices that she was inspired after watching Sumire and Rin perform together, and she wants to form a tight bond with someone that she can be with for more than just one job. She wants to form something fresh and unexpected, and compares this to the chocolate-covered potato chips they have to snack on. These words inspire Hinaki and she promises to help Juri find the best partner. Akari and Madoka agree to lend a hand also.
With that the girls began to locate a good partner. Juri followed her intuition to approach anyone who caught her interest, but the first girl is unable to understand her request, saying that she prefers cool songs and does not really get her "chocolate potato chip" theory. The girls watch from the distance as she promises to become more intense. She tries to show everyone her dream of being in a unit, but while they are unable to understand her, she catches the eyes of so many fans. With that, Hinaki approaches and she offers to translate what Juri is saying. She explains the Chocolate Potato Chip to everyone and everyone promises to cheer for Juri, having caught on now. While they observe from the distance, Madoka and Akari realize how perfect Juri and Hinaki are together.
Hinaki and Juri go outside, where Juri keeps trying to get someone's attention to agree to form a unit with her. As Hinaki tries to help her out, Akari and Madoka pass out fliers. They overhear plenty of girls chatting with Juri and how they wish her well, then they listen to the girls next to them who genuinely wish to try, since it sounds like a lot of fun - but they aren't sure they could keep up with Juri so they decide not to bother.
As the girls meet up in the Cafeteria again, they reveal this to Juri and Hinaki. This makes her disappointed but she is happy that they are at least excited. They ask if she clicked with anyone, even a little, but Juri admits that she hasn't. Hinaki wishes her luck and Akari brings up a hypothetical question by asking Juri which of them three she may choose to partner with. She never once gave that any thought, so Akari suggests that she tries it out by choosing one of them, telling her to try to imagine what sort of unit she would make using Hinaki. She is sure this can help the search, and Hinaki agrees. So Juri agrees, deciding that the most important thing for her unit would be and then tells the girls what she saw in her vision. As they watch Hinaki and Juri chat, Madoka and Akari decide they are right after all and they voice their idea to the girls. At first, Hinaki and Juri are surprised by this, but the girls seem to be perfect for one-another. They are sure of it, so Juri admits that she feels very comfortable around Hinaki. She agrees to this but she worries that a wonderful unit may not happen between them, since they've been friends for a long time now and it isn't really "fresh".
Akari claims this to be untrue though, saying that Juri's passion is like the salty-ness of a potato chip. While Hinaki is sweet, much like the chocolate. It fits them wonderfully to create a unique, brand new flavor. The grls agree right away and decide that because of their long time friendship, a fresh and new unit didn't actually seem all that possible. But now, they feel very happy about this and know that it was still unexpected, so they call each others partners and make it official.
That evening, Sumire returns to find Rin in their hotel room. She reveals Juri and Hinaki's plans to become a unit and Sumire mentions that she already found out. They never expected that, but they are happy anyway and decide that they can't just slow down now that they are catching up. Orihime and Johnny-sensei also discuss how wonderful the news is. They have asked to hold a concert and filled out the proper things.
So with the time before then, Juri and Hinaki spend it practicing their dancing and exercises. To their surprise, they find a box of the chocolate-covered chips and happily accept the box left by Madoka and Akari before they open it. They begin to discuss the unit name but struggle since Juri is quite hung up over the chocolate covered chips. Hinaki eventually tells her that they can't use a unit name with them, no matter what she tries to do with the name. She mentions that a name had right away clicked in her mind upon forming the unit, and soon the performance day arrives. They will be revealing the name publicly and stand backstage while waiting to begin their concert. Juri admits to being nervous, but Hinaki tells her that they will do good because she stand there with her. With that, they reveal the name of Passionate Jalapeno. They share a few more words, then run to change, appearing on stage, where they perform to "Poppin' Bubbles".
After the performance the girls stand up on stage, where everyone cheers for them. They exchange more words while Akari and Madoka compliment their performance and job while done.