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|The Tragedy of Calories!|
Karorī no Higeki!
|English||The Tragedy of Calories!|
|Japanese Air Date||January 7th, 2013|
|Other||December 13th, 2014 (Indonesia)|
February 18, 2014 (Hong Kong)
January 9, 2015 (Taiwan)
|Insert Song||Trap of Love|
|← We wish you a merry Christmas!||Naughty Detectives♥ →|
The Tragedy of Calories! (カロリーの悲劇！) is the 13th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 13th episode of its "1st Season" (
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 a lot of weight by the time school starts.
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 since she was hoping to let her relax for the New Year, but Ichigo is fine. She tells her mom that she is happy she can still make foods like she used to, since she hasn't been able to in some time. They are joined by Aoi and a few of their friends from the school they used to attend. They ask for an autograph when Aoi happens to spot Raichi taking pictures of her dressed up for the holiday. They also happen to notice that Ichigo seems a little bit pudgy since last seeing her.
Meanwhile Mizuki is busy having a chat with Orihime about Ichigo. Orihime is in the middle of painting something and Mizuku happens to notice that since she doesn't have an option in this, she decides to trust Orihime's intuition.
Back at Nandemo Bento, the Hoshimiya family watch as Mizuki is on television. Their meal has just finished being made and Raichi watches as Ichigo eats a lot. She mentions going onto her fifth bowl of rice and Raichi asks Ichigo if she always ate this much, but she can't recall. She claims however, that she's eating so much because of their Mothers great food, which makes Ringo very happy.
Later they continue to watch Mizuki while Ringo makes the New Years soup. She asks them how many pieces of Mochi they would want in their bowls, and while Raichi only asks for one, Ichigo asks for three. Over the course of time, Raichi keeps noticing other suspicious eating habits, such as how Ichigo ate some cake, and an entire box of chocolate. He reminds her that school will resume soon and Ichigo promises that she will eat better the next day.
But the next day, a shocked Aoi realizes that Ichigo has put on a lot of weight.
At school, Ran and Otome chat with each other until they are joined by Ichigo and Aoi. Ran is shocked to see Ichigo like this, but Otome happens to like it since she thinks it makes Ichigo look cute. She tries to offer Ichigo some Pop'n Popcorn, but Ran scolds Ichigo for being careless with her eating habits. She goes on to question if Ichigo can really keep being an idol and they head to class, where even Johnny-sensei expresses shock. Ichigo is sure he's just exaggerating though and claims that some exercise will fix her weight.
As a new years present, Johnny announces a great audition he scored for his class. It will be for the New Year Shining Girl, causing everyone to become excited, although Ichigo isn't. Johnny asks for anyone who wishes to partake in it to raise their hands. Aoi decides to volunteer Ichigo for it since she is sure it could motivate her.
During break everyone goes for a run. They find Ichigo behind them, pretty far back and they try to keep her going by pointing out she's only done a single round. Ichigo's lazy behavior continues throughout the day as they keep trying to encourage her, although she tries to get them to let her off of the hook. While she works on her book balancing practice, Otome comes by to try to offer her more Popcorn.
While they eat Lunch the girls notice that Ichigo has gotten a lot of food. Aoi and Ran warn her that she has to work on losing this weight and they need to work on the Audition, which they can't do if she keeps getting tired right after starting. To show Ichigo the error of her ways, they decide to bring her to the Coord Change room. At first Ichigo doesn't understand, until they try to make her change into a coord. The device will not open though, and Ichigo worries that it may be telling her that she wont fit, but Aoi reveals that it is because Ichigo forgot the most important thing about being an Idol; gaining weight is not bad, but Ichigo hasn't been her normal self.
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. She decides to go for a run and starts to recall that the others wanted her to do this audition to try to encourage her to lose the weight she was putting on and to stop being so lazy.
As they head to the track they spot Otome running around and Ichigo quickly starts. But she later regrets it because she ran too much and Ran tells her this. Ichigo points out that she had reason to though, since she only has a week before the Audition, but Aoi and Ran promise to join her and they have also gained a couple of pounds each, so they will all go on a diet together. They do about twenty minutes of exercise 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 was able to slim down, but has still been doing her exercise. However, she's dieted too much and realizes she is getting hungry while running. She keeps going until she can no longer move, then stops until she smells something good up ahead. She finds Naoto burning a pile of leaves and she expresses guilt after he offers her a potato that was baked. She refuses, but he makes her take it before she leaves.
Ichigo runs into Mizuki and they sit down to chat. She gives her the potato and explains what happened, before wishing she could be more stoic like Mizuki is. Mizuku claims that it is okay to let go every once in a while, mentioning that she enjoys ice cream after training, and she offers a little bit of the potato back to Ichigo while explaining the importance behind having energy.
Now that it's time for the audition, Ichigo changes into her coord she chose for it and begins dancing to "Trap of Love".
After her performance, Orihime mentions that because the four have been passing so many auditions lately, she will grant them permission to start applying for Drama roles. Ichigo expresses surprise and she realizes that nobody bothered to inform the girls of their various audition types. While they are excited, Johnny scolds himself for being forgetful.
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
- The song Trap of Love appears for the first time