|The Dazzling Luminas|
|English||The Dazzling Luminas|
|Japanese Air Date||August 20, 2015|
|Opening||Lovely Party Collection|
|Insert Song||Little beat, Little wing♪|
|← The Three of Us Once Again||Raise the Curtain, the Great Starlight School Festival☆ →|
The Dazzling Luminas (輝きのルミナス) is the 147th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 46th episode of its "3rd Season" (
Soleil has returned from their tour and are performing in the Great Starlight School Festival. In order to perform, you must be a trio unit. Akari wants to participate and invites Sumire and Hinaki to join her unit...
Hinaki watches a program regarding Aikatsu8 and their recent concerts. She is joined by Akari and Sumire, who had been trying to find her. They reveal their desire to form a unit with Hinaki for the Great Starlight School Festival. All three girls had the same plan of asking the other two so they agree to do it.
Around campus, everyone is going on about the exciting trio-unit festival approaching. As Hinaki observes a poster, she is joined by Juri, who brought her some orange juice to deal with the summer heat. Hinaki thanks her and takes the drink, and Juri sits down to join her. She discusses Akari, Hinaki, and Sumire's idea to form a unit before voicing her own desire to do it too, along with Madoka and Rin. However, while she talks she happens to notice that Hinaki has been quiet and questions it. She admits to having been thinking, and voices her frustration she was not to have made it into Aikatsu8 and grew worried that she may not have been good enough to be in a unit with them. But she knows that not being chosen has encouraged her to strive for something further. She hands Juri the empty glass and runs off to work in a perked up mood.
Hinaki goes for a jog through town, encouraging herself to work even harder now. She happens to spot a few girls and thinks over how well coordinated their outfits are while continuing her jog.
Meanwhile, Kayoko approaches a few stage workers and questions how things are going. She compliments their work before being joined by Orihime; who asks to stay and observe the photoshoot since her appointment ended early. Kayoko allows it, very happy to have her there and mentions that Hinaki will be coming soon. As it turns out, Orihime actually wished to speak to Hinaki - knowing how shocked she was by being left out of Aikatsu8. She thinks about the girls who got into it this year, and brings up how the girls activities was taken into consideration by the fans. Hinaki gained a huge deal of popularity as a representative model in a fashion magazine, and has been appearing on numerous magazine covers as of late. However, she compares her to another fashion-oriented idol, Ran, saying that her effort and work had made her suitable for the muse of Spicy Ageha's top designer. Kayoko says that Hinaki has put in her own devotion and effort, and tells Orihime not to worry over her.
It's then Hinaki runs inside and greets everyone. She voices surprise to see Orihime - who in tern brings up her good mood suddenly. Hinaki claims this to be true and explains how she ran there. She did it in order to build up her strength, and while doing so, she also learned what was currently fashionable now. Kayoko is sure that Hinaki is ready for the photoshoot and they go to have her change.
Eventually Hinaki finishes and heads over to watch the filming of Aikatsu Sensei. She thanks Juri for allowing this, and she plans to learn a lot from her acting. Juri encourages her and Hinaki wishes her luck as the rehearsal begins.
Later on, Hinaki decides to do some training. She jumps on the trampoline to practice her poses, then stops for a break before thinking of her next plan. She recalls that the girls need a unit name and makes an attempt to think of one - however, she struggles. Suddenly Johnny appears and reveals that Kayoko just called. She wants Hinaki to come back for a few more shots for the Vivid Kiss collection, but Hinaki is concerned by the retake and takes the transfer van, worried that she may have messed up.
Upon arrival she greets everyone before greeting Kayoko, who apologizes for making Hinaki come at the last second like this. Hinaki quickly apologizes for herself, leaving Kayoko confused until Hinaki claims the first set of photos must have been bad. Kayoko calms her worries by claiming they were actually the best she's ever seen, the only reason she called Hinaki back was out of greed; she created a brand new coord and wanted her to wear it. She explains that while overlooking the various girls they took pictures of, she was inspired upon viewing Hinaki's. She got so many ideas that she suddenly put together this, the Fine Drum coord. She explains what story inspired it before Hinaki compliments the wonderful outfit. Hinaki asks that Kayoko allow her to wear the dress after teasing her and Hinaki quickly changes to pose for some new photos.
While watching Hinaki, Kayoko thinks about the important things for a model. They have to be able to display the appeal of their outfits and themselves, and she knows that Hinaki has learned this and is able to show it for everyone to see.
With that the days flew by, with the girls training, working, and taking lessons. The Great Starlight Festival event would be approaching soon.
One morning, Akari is going through her weather program. She reveals the time and weather forecast and she wishes for everyone's health during this warm day. After she finishes, she goes over her plans for the day, and realizing that she actually has the afternoon off, she'll do some shopping. She changes and purchases a crepe from a stand she never visited before, then starts screaming upon spotting something amazing. She quickly takes a picture of it and contacts Hinaki and Sumire - who have been trying to work on thinking up a name. The girls run to her location before Akari points out something. To their shock, Hinaki looks up to see a large image of her dressed in the Fine Drum coord. She hears many girls speak of her and how much they like her. In this time, Hinaki suddenly thinks of a unit name: Luminas. She explains it's meaning and both girls agree.
With their new idol unit formed and a name, Hinaki runs to the performance when she runs into Kayoko. She put aside her plans for the day in order to see Hinaki perform in the brand new coord. Hinaki is touched and admits that she lost her confidence and felt bad after not making it into Aikatsu8 - but now, she has seen that her hard work has been paying off and she has gotten her confidence back. She asks that Kayoko continues to be there for her and she agrees before deciding that Hinaki is her muse. She explains the meaning of it to Hinaki and she thanks her before being joined by Sumire and Akari. They call for her and they take off, with Kayoko in tow for the audience area.
Back stage, the girls compliment each others special coords and their plan to wear them together. With Hinaki in the Fine Drum, Akari wearing Girly Violin, and Sumire in the Flute Mystery. Sharing a quick cheer the girls run through the changing area and appear on stage, performing "Little Beat, Little Wing".
Afterwards, the girls head outside and comment on how much fun they had together. They agree to make the Starlight Festival just as exciting and fun and share another cheer.
- Akari Ōzora
- Sumire Hikami
- Hinaki Shinjō
- Juri Kurebayashi
- Rin Kurosawa
- Madoka Amahane
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Mizuki Kanzaki
- Sakura Kitaōji
- Yurika Tōdō
- Skips♪, Dancing Diva, and Passionate✮Jalapeño are disbanded.
- Luminas debuts in this episode.
- The song Little beat, Little wing♪ is performed for the first time.
- Akari obtains her fourth Premium Rare.
- The Girly Violin Coord, Flute Mystery Coord and Fine Drum Coord make their anime debut.
- This is the first time Akari receives a Premium Rare offscreen.
- Eleven Vivid Kiss Coords were seen in this episode.
- Main article: Episode 147 - The Dazzling Luminas/Image gallery