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|Japanese Air Date||June 11, 2015|
|Opening||Lovely Party Collection|
Love Like Caramelize
|← The Name is, Sweet & Soft☆Nadeshiko||Brilliance of One's True Self☆ →|
Exciting☆Unit Cup (ワクワク☆ユニットカップ) is the 137th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 36th episode of its "3rd Season" (
After the order of appearance has been decided for the unit cup, the 8 teams are very motivated. This round, the idols will have their true selves reported backstage, featured on this event's unique corner. Thanks to the event, the teams will have many chances of bumping into each other!? Now, right here, let the Unit Cup begin!
The girls have come to enjoy the Pre-Party before the upcoming Units Cup. Yotsuba tells the girls to try all of the wonderful new unit donuts he has made for them all and goes over what he did with them all in mind. For example, he made sure Miyabi and Kokone's donut was very fluffy and sweet with an interesting flavor, and he tweaked Jalapeno's donut by keeping the spiciness by balancing it with sweetness. While it is good, the girls still believe it may be too hot to handle, so he promises to keep working on it and introduces the donuts he made for Dancing Diva, which is cooling and sweet with a mint flavor. For Skips, he made their donut sprinkled with candy and a unique, popping flavor.
After everyone tries the donuts, Johnny-sensei summons them all into the Auditorium for the main event during the Pre-party; a special drawing to determine the order of performances the following day. He has all of the participating units come up on the stage and reveals the order of the eight performances before Orihime comes up onto the stage. There, she explains that they will be trying a new, expirimental scoring system that will be recording the idols actions off of the stage as well. This is a way to get everybody involved.
The next day, the Units Cup begins. The announcer explains what will be going on, such as perfromances and the fans involvements. He also brings up how fans can support their favorite unit by pressing a special button on their home remotes while viewing their before and after performance activities. The fans votes will be taken into attendence from this and with that, the announcer brings the first duo up; Hinaki and Juri. They change into their coords and perform to "Chica*Chica".
As this went on, Sumire and Rin watched from a room. A man comes by to tell them to prepare for their backstage reports and takes off after the girls compliment how wonderful Juri and Hinaki performed. The girls leave their room to find Akari looking around. She mentions how she is waiting for her dress to arrive, because she asked Sena to adjust the size of her dress. At first they worry but Akari assures them it will be fine since he called her earlier on to tell her that he would be bringing it very soon.
With that the film segment begins. Sumire welcomes everyone and tells them that if they enjoying the honest and unadorned actions by Passion Jalapeno that they will now be witnessing, they should put in their vote. They walk into the changing room and greet the girls before asking them about their thoughts regarding their performance. The girls answer while they wipe off sweat and take a sip of their water. Upon realizing out hungry they are, they decide to try some of their donuts for today, but like the day before, it's too hot. They are quick to drink their water, causing Rin to comment on this before her curiousity gets the better of her and she asks to try one too. She does and just like them, finds it way too spicy and downs the water handed to her while Sumire ends the segment. The announcer reminds the audience that if they enjoyed seeing this, they should vote on it.
In their room, Madoka is busy doing stretches while Akari brushes her hair. The second performance will be going on and Akari is a bit concerned that Sena won't be showing up in time. Madoka also voices concern, so Akari goes to contact him - only to stop as a girl working on Staff comes by to remind her that they needs to go on standby for their report. Seeing their disappointment, the girls asks what their problem may be and offers to lend them a hand after they explain how they were waiting to get Akari's dress. She runs outside to look and happens to spot a box labled to Akari. She asks to take it since she was expecting it and runs back inside to give it to Akari.
With that, Madoka and Akari begin their backstage report for Fluffy Sweet Nadeshiko, who are preparing for their turn. They step into the room, where Kokone is quick to do her catchphrase and pose. They respond to it before Akari asks what they do while preparing to go on stage, and Miyabi mentions how she likes to conentrate in a quiet room, while Kokone likes to take a quick and short nap. She claims she wasn't doing it right now though, instead she was going over an outfit she picked out for Miyabi. Once again she refuses, and to her shock, Kokone develops a case of the hiccups. She slowly panics, worried that she won't be able to perform on stage like this, so the girls try to help her. They get her a bottle of water, but this does nothing, then Miyabi mentions that she could try to hold her breath.
When this fails, Madoka mentions that sometimes being tickled can help. The trio tickle Kokone, so the girls keep tickling. They are reminded that they are out of time, so quickly Akari and Madoka try to hurry up and end the segment while they resume tickling Kokone. In order to lend them a hand, Juri and Hinaki go backstage to find some girls struggling with something. They were told to bring in the many fan sent in gifts but they are trying to find somewhere to keep them because where they are now is just an obstacle. Juri and Hinaki are able to help them determine an idea and they run off to find Kokone, Miyabi, Akari, and Madoka. To their surprise though, Sumire and Rin are also there. Hinaki brings up the hiccup situation and decides to try her own method.
Meanwhile, as the girls are picking up all of the gifts, they accidentally take the package with Akari's new dress.
With Hinaki's hiccup trick having failed, they move onto Rin's idea - which involves twisting the waist from side to side. This fails, so Hinaki suggests that Kokone yell. The girls keep trying to suggest ideas and in the background, Miyabi and Akari chat amongst themselves. Akari brings up that surprising Kokone would probably be the best bet and Miyabi agrees, so Akari hands her the cutesy coord Kokone wanted her to wear. She is sure that if Miyabi put it on, it'd shock Kokone and surely rid of her hiccups; but Miyabi hesitates because she doesn't like such cutesy clothing. But for the sake of her unit, she decides to put it on and quickly changes.
The girls surprise Kokone and let her see Miyabi. Her cutesy outfit and catchphrase that Kokone wanted her to do works to shock Kokone, and the girls are happy to find out that their plan worked. With that, someone announces that it is now time for the fourth performance, which is Kokone and Miyabi. They go to change and come on stage to perform to "Love Like Caramelize".
Afterwards, the announcer chats before he concludes the first half of the units cup. He shows everyone the scores of the units up until this point, and taking the lead is Fluffy Sweet Nadeshiko. Juri and Hinaki congratulate them for doing so well, not at all upset to be in second. As he is announcing everyone to stay tuned for the second half, Akari and Madoka watch the segment from their dressing room. They got very high scores, which encourages the girls to work as hard as they can too. But suddenly, Akari notices their dresses are not anywhere in their room.
- Akari Ōzora
- Sumire Hikami
- Hinaki Shinjō
- Juri Kurebayashi
- Rin Kurosawa
- Madoka Amahane
- Kokone Kurisu
- Miyabi Fujiwara
- Yū Hattori
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Johnny Bepp
- Raichi Hoshimiya
- This episode premiered on Hinaki Shinjō's birthday.
- Other teams that are participating in the Unit Cup are: Orange Grape, Mimi♪Rara, THUNDERBOLTϟ and Shampoo & Rinse.
- The song Chica×Chica appears for the first time.