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|Brilliance of One's True Self☆|
|English||Brilliance of One's True Self☆|
|Japanese Air Date||June 18, 2015|
|Opening||Lovely Party Collection|
Hello New World
|← Exciting☆Unit Cup||Johnny and The Bride →|
Brilliance of One's True Self☆ (素顔の輝き☆) is the 138th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 37th episode of its "3rd Season" (
During the unit cup. Something happening had befell upon Akari Ōzora! Although Akari struggles to overcome it and to fight it, the time for Akari and Madoka's unit Skips♪'s performance is getting closer...! In the end, can the stage of Skips♪ be successful...!?
Akari tries to figure out where their cards with their dresses went while Madoka searches around the room. Akari recalls what led to this moment, thinking about the underclassman who brought her the box earlier. She had offered to leave it on the table, but since it isn't there, something had to have happened. Madoka brings up that their turn will be approaching, since the fifth unit is performing now, and their the eight. She suggests that because of this, they should go ask the girl if she knows anything and the girls leave the room.
They run down the hallway trying to locate her and on the way, they bump into Kokone and Miyabi. They question if they are taking their report turn and Miyabi reveals they were tasked with interviewing Dancing Diva, but Akari stops her from saying anything else and runs off saying that they are in a rush. Kokone tries to talk to them but neither girl responds, causing her to wonder what may have happened.
Akari and Madoka manage to track down the girl and apologize for interrupting. Akari brings up the box, but the girl is confused since she left it there. Akari asks her to come back to their dressing room and the girl points out the exact spot she left it, choosing the center of the table where it would be really hard to miss. She describes the package while Madoka goes over what she's been told, stating that the cards had to have vanished right after that occurred. The girl feels terrible for what happened, but Akari assures her that it is fine and claims that she will find them in no time, even bringing up the time she once found three, four-leaf clover in a single day. With that, she leaves the room again.
On stage, the announcer reveals that Dancing Diva will be taking their turn next, so he has Kokone and Miyabi start their segment. They step into the dressing room after reminding everyone to vote if they are their favorites. There, they find Sumire and Rin having tea before their performance. Sumire shows them the tea, having made some for everyone. The girls join Sumire and Rin and drink the tea, commenting on how relaxing it is. This confuses Kokone, and she mentions that it's hard to believe they will be going onto the stage within moments. Miyabi is able to explain it poetically, using the tea as reference until Rin points out she is just exaggerating the report. With that, Kokone accepts another cup of the tea, then asks to have a cookie. Sumire allows her to have more, and she starts eating until Miyabi points out she has to finish the report.
With that, Kokone shows off her cuteness while eating and Miyabi scolds her by claiming she only reported the cookie, not Dancing Diva. It's then they are told that they have to hurry and finish, since they need to go onto standby, so Kokone and Miyabi finish the report while Sumire and Rin speak some parting words and pose together. With that they go back stage to change and appear on stage, performing to "Tu Tu Ballerina".
Afterwards, the announcer compliments how well Dancing Diva did while Madoka and Akari keep searching. They are unable to find anything and are joined by Juri and Hinaki. They have come to tell them that they will be doing their report, but Akari reveals what happened to them. Juri points out the lack of time remaining and they explain what happened earlier, and describe the box. Juri and Hinaki think and recall spotting it when two of the girls were trying to determine what to do with all of the fan gifts. The four girls realize they must have accidentally picked it up and taken it with them and they run off to check. Madoka suggests they go with them so the two quickly trail behind them.
In the room, they talk to the girls. But they were in such a hurry that they don't really recall spotting that specific box, but since they put all of the presents in the Reserve Classroom they offer to take the four there.
In the hallway, Sumire and Rin are greeted by Kokone and Miyabi. Rin happens to spot the six girls run past them, along with the camera staff. Juri and Hinaki have no choice but to quit, since it's almost time for their report. So they stay back while the other four try to determine what is going on.
In the classroom, the girls reveal the mountain of presents. This was why they couldn't find a good place to put them other than here, but Akari worries they won't be able to find the cards in time. With that, the four girls quickly begin to dig around for the cute little box addressed to Akari as the report segment starts. The announcer and fans are pretty confused by this, so Juri and Hinaki quickly explain the problem to everyone. The fans start to worry for them and they stand back to watch Madoka and Akari. They both worry over not being able to make it, but Akari expresses happiness in seeing how many fans everyone has. She decides that for them, they have to keep going and she apologizes to Madoka for causing her so much trouble that day. She is able to encourage Madoka to keep looking and to their surprise, their friends have shown up to lend a hand.
With that, Akari, Madoka, Juri, Rin, Sumire, Hinaki, Miyabi, and Kokone, plus the two staff girls all try to find the little box. The announcer and fans watch from the performance room, surprised by the turn of events but happy to see how everyone is working together, despite their rivalries during the Unit Cup.
As they continue to look, Madoka comments on how much Akari amazes her. No matter how many hurdles come her way, she always keeps on going to see to it that the fans are happy. They hurry and continue to look as the announcer reveals they are almost out of time, but just then Akari spots the box and she opens it to take out the cards. With that, she and Madoka hurry up and run with to the stage, while Juri and Hinaki continue to follow and end their segment.
From their living room, Raichi and Ringo watch and discuss how hard Akari and Madoka worked. Encouraged by this, he uses the remotes button to use his votes on them.
Akari and Madoka arrive to the stage sharing a few words before they step inside to change. They appear on stage and perform "Hello New World".
Afterwards, everyone comes back out and await the results of the Unit Cup. The scores are counted and while Kokone and Miyabi are in the lead, it's anyone's game. As it turns out, Dancing Diva surpassed Miyabi and Kokone, but Madoka and Akari have managed to surpass Sumire and Rin. Everyone congratulates Madoka and Akari and cheers for them. Johnny admits that he didn't really think Skips would win against Dancing Diva, and Orihime comments that Dancing Diva surpasses everyone in terms of talent. This causes Naoto to remark that it was another aspect that pulled Skips the win, which Johnny believes has to do with the fans and how they watched the girls continue to search for their missing dresses. Naoto comments that sometimes perfect performances isn't what wins everyone over in the end and they watch as Akari and Madoka end the event by performing their unit cheer with the audience.
- Akari Ōzora
- Sumire Hikami
- Hinaki Shinjō
- Juri Kurebayashi
- Rin Kurosawa
- Madoka Amahane
- Kokone Kurisu
- Miyabi Fujiwara
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Johnny Bepp
- Skips♪ wins the Unit Cup.