|The Tragedy of Calories!|
Karorī no Higeki!
|English||The Tragedy of Calories!|
|Japanese Air Date||January 7th, 2013|
|Insert Song||Trap of Love|
|← We Wish You a Merry Christmas!||Naughty Detectives♥ →|
The Tragedy of Calories! (カロリーの悲劇！ Karorī no Higeki!) is episode 13 of Aikatsu!.
As the New Year rolls in, Orihime informs Mizuki of her planned partnership with Ichigo for a special stage event. Meanwhile, Ichigo ends up eating too much over the New Year's break and gains weight by the time school starts up again.
Ichigo puts the finishing touches on a new years inspired bento and they say farewell to the customer. Ringo apologizes to Ichigo for making her work, when she was hoping to let her relax for new years. Ichigo claims it to be fine though and is just happy that she still has her talents when it comes to making foods. Since she doesn't get to do it as often anymore. It's then Aoi and a few other girls come by to greet Ichigo. Ichigo is very happy to see this trio, as they are her school friends before she transferred. They ask for an autograph and Aoi happens to catch Raichi taking pictures of her dressed up. As this goes on, they happen to notice that Ichigo has put on a little weight...
Mizuki is discussing the situation with Ichigi while the headmisstress begins to draw something with a paint brush. Mizuki realizes that she doesn't have much of an option and decides to trust the headmisstress' intuition.
Meanwhile back at their home, the family watch as Mizuki is on television with a woman. The meal they had been waiting for finishes and Raichi notices that Ichigo is eating a lot. She mentions that she is going on her fifth bowl of rice and he asks if she usually ate so much but she can't recall. She claims it's probably because their mother cooks the best food. This makes Ringo happy and Ichigo keeps eating.
Some time later, they continue to watch Mizuki on tv and Ringo works on the new years soup. She asks them how many pieces of mochi they would want in their bowls and while Raichi asks for one, Ichigo asks for three instead. Over the course of time, Raichi keeps making other notices about her eating, such as how she decides to eat some cake, a box of chocolate. Raichi points out that school will be starting soon and Ichigo promises to hold back the next day...
Come the day to return to school, Aoi stares in shock to find that Ichigo has put on a lot of weight!
At school, Ran and Otome make discussion until they are joined by Ichigo and Aoi appear. While Ran is shocked, Otome seems to like it. Ran scolds her for having eaten so much and Otome offers Ichigo some more Pop'n Popcorn. Ran questions this and wonders if Ichigo can really keep going an idol at this rate...
In class, even Johnny Bepp is shocked. Ichigo claims he's only exaggerating and Ichigo claims she'll only need a little bit of excercising to lose this weight. As a new years present, Bepp mentions a great audition he's gotten for the girls. It will be for the New Year Shining Girl and while everyone is excited, Ichigo isn't. Bepp asks everyone who wants to be part of this to raise their hand and Aoi volunteers Ichigo.
At break everyone goes running. They see Ichigo very behind them and claim that since she's only done one lap she can't quit yet. This continues throughout the entire day and Ichigo keeps being lazy and tries to encourage them to let her off the hook. As she works out her book balancing practice, Otome comes by to offer more popcorn to Ichigo. During lunch, they happen to notice that Ichigo has a lot of food and Aoi and Ran warn her that she needs to work on losing this weight. They need to work on the audition and can't do it if she keeps getting tired out right after starting.
Aoi and Ran decide to show Ichigo the error of her ways by bringing her to the coord changing area. She doesn't understand until they try to make her change into the coord, but the device won't open up for her to use it. Ichigo worries if maybe it's telling her she wont fit, but Aoi claims it's because she forgot the most important thing about being an idol now. Gaining weight isn't a bad thing but Ichigo isn't the same Ichigo she used to be.
With that thought Ran and Aoi wonder if maybe they tried too hard to get Ichigo to realize the problem. As they leave, Ichigo realizes that Mizuki is also disappointed with her and she has to do her best instead of lazing around. Ichigo decides to go for a run and realizes that they wanted her to do this audition in hopes of encouraging her to lose the weight she was putting on and stop being lazy. As they head to the track they spot Otome running around it. Ichigo is quick to start running the track and later on regrets it because she ran way too much. Ran tells her that she shouldn't have run as fast as she did, but Ichigo points out they only have a week until the auditions take place.
Aoi and Ran promise to join Ichigo for the auditions and claim that they had also put on a couple of pounds as well. With that in mind the girls quickly get to work on a diet that Aoi had thought up. They do about twenty minutes of excercise to burn some fat while dancing, then they work to rid the fat around the stomach, then shape the legs while doing model walk. Later on Ichigo goes for a run as Otome stops for a snack.
Come time for audition, Ichigo reveals that she's slimmed down and keeps on excercising now. However, now she is beginning to overdo it a little...
During her run, Ichigo finds herself growing hungry but she keeps on running. She finds herself too tired to even move until smelling something up ahead. She sees the road cleaner burning a pile of leaves and begins to express guilt in even trying to think of eating. He gives her some of the baked potato and she leaves, but when Ichigo finds Mizuki she explains what happened. She wishes to become more stoic, while Mizuki mentions that it's alright to let go every once in a while and mentions that she likes ice cream every now and then after training. She offers some of the potato to Ichigo, claiming she needs the energy.
Now that it's time for the audition, Ichigo changes into her coord she chose for the audition and begins dancing to "Trap of Love". After her performance, Orihime mentions that because the four have been passing so many auditions lately, they will be allowed to start auditioning for drama roles. When Ichigo shows surprise in this, Orihime happens to realize that nobody ever bothered to inform them of this. Bepp scolds himself while the four girls show excitement for this brand new idea.
Meanwhile, elsewhere Mizuki is wondering if Ichigo can really keep up with her...
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Otome Arisugawa
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Johnny Bepp
- Mizuki Kanzaki
- Naoto Suzukawa