| Naughty Detectives|
|Japanese Air Date||January 14, 2013|
|Other||December 20, 2014 (Indonesia)|
February 19, 2014 (Hong Kong)
January 16, 2015 (Taiwan)
|Insert Song||Midnight Skyhigh|
|← The Tragedy of Calories!||Love Under the Camphor Tree →|
Naughty Detectives♥ (イケナイ
The girls anticipate their audition for a popular crime drama, Naughty Detectives. In the midst of their excitement, they also find themselves against fellow schoolmate and gifted young actress, Shion Kamiya.
Ichigo and Aoi pretend to act out a role from the mystery-drama "Naughty Detectives". Unknown to them, Mizuki was watching and she comments on how well she thought it was while walking by, which flusters Aoi. But unknown to them, another girl observes them from the distance.
During class, a special message informs the class of a brand new audition for the very same drama series, which excites everyone due to it's popularity.
During lunch everyone expresses an interest in trying out for the Audition. Aoi goes ahead to look up a little information using her Aikatsu Phone and looks over info related to the main characters in Naughty Detectives. This causes her to describe the many various types of idols that exist in the world, such as those who focus on acting, and those who focus on singing. As they are such big fans of the show, Ichigo and Aoi really want to pass the Audition.
They pretend to act as characters in the show again, with Aoi insisting that Ichigo needs to be more serious. Though Ran insists that they focus on eating lunch first before it gets cold. As they do this, the strange girl from earlier walks by and Otome identifies her as Shion Kamiya, an actress who began at the age of ten. She had been recognized as a genius child actor with genuine star appeal who normally comes off as cool and quiet. But when she's on stage she can change almost immediately. Ran recalls running into Shion a few times prior to this moment and comments that Shion will be difficult to beat. While Aoi recognizes this, Ichigo doesn't seem to since she's concentrating on having fun.
In their dorm room, Ichigo and Aoi watch an episode of Naughty Detectives and focus on every aspect that they can think of while doing so. While Ichigo is still excited about trying out, Aoi is still bothered by what Shion had said earlier and they begin to discuss her instead.
Meanwhile, Shion is busy training. But she stops to scold herself and consults a "dummies" series book for some more information.
The following day, Johnny is acting like a detective but Aoi doesn't believe that such a role fits their teacher much. When he switches to his normal, well known appearance she claims this fits him better. Johnny announces that for this audition, there will be some options. Instead of just one role there will be two to try out for, one as the intellectual character, and the second as a boyish-type. He then goes on to say that he believes the most important thing to remember and focus on is the ability to ad-lib, which confuses just about everyone.
Later on while Ichigo struggles to think of which role she wants to play, Aoi and Ran decides to try for the intellectual role. Ichigo makes an attempt to act, but Ran claims that she does not fit the intellectual type of character and Aoi agrees, so she decides to try for the boyish role.
Later in the day, Aoi is discussing things with Ran and mentions how nervous she feels concerning the ad-lib part now. Ran is not confident in doing this either, and this surprises Aoi. She points out how Ran and Shion make themselves look so perfect, but Ran claims she only hides her weak points and she is sure that Shion does the same.
At lunch, everyone reacts in shock and horror when they see that Shion has cut off all of her pretty long hair. As she walks by, the others start to wonder if she made a mistake, but Aoi and Ran quickly point out that it was probably a form of method acting. This startles Ichigo, while they go on to explain that some actors are willing to go that far in order to perform a role. Now troubled, Aoi watches as Ichigo acts accordingly.
In their dorm room the anxious Aoi watches more Naughty Detectives. She is beginning to feel as though her acting is a poor, cheap imitation of the role she wants to try out for. As Ichigo sees how stressed out Aoi has become she brings her outside for a nightly run in hopes of calming down. They stop at the Gazebo and stop for a break when Aoi questions Ichigo to ask her why they are out there. Ichigo admits that she was hoping to help Aoi forget about her uneasy feelings, and Aoi, upon realizing it worked, thanks Ichigo.
To their surprise, Orihime approaches to inform them of how late it is. Ichigo apologizes and they explain why they came out so late. Aoi mentions her concerns and brings up what Shion said earlier, although Orihime is able to guess that it was Shion before she even says her name. She points out that Shion may have just said this in order to help herself for the Audition, not to be offensive. But she decides not to say anymore and suggests that the girls get to bed.
While the girls discuss Shion some more, she is shown to still be awake, busily practicing for the Audition. She starts to think about how she used to be, a girl with no self-confidence until her niche in acting came to be. She was very happy and hopes for this to remain forever.
The following morning, Ichigo wakes up to find Aoi researching something very difficult. When Ichigo happens to see it's after eight, they rush to get ready and head to school.
Since then, Aoi has been focusing spare time into putting effort and work into that role until the day of auditions arrive. After everyone sees there aren't any scripts, they realize this was what Johnny meant by ad-lib. When Ichigo spots Shion, she approaches her to wish her good luck, but Shion simply shoots Ichigo down by insisting that she is causing distractions. To get Ichigo to focus on the coords they should use, Aoi quickly pulls Ichigo to the side.
When the auditions begin, the girls all hesitantly watch from a distance. Ichigo is very excited to work alongside the actors in Naughty Detective and soon her try approaches. At first she does really good, but when she tries to bring the tea to them, she accidentally trips on the carpet and falls onto the floor. Despite catching the tea, Ichigo is very humiliated and runs back to hide by her friends, feeling remorse since she was unable to do much.
Soon Aoi's turn arrives and at first she does really good, until she is surprised by a question. She is able to answer it truthfully and this catches everyone's attention. Shion then takes her turn and she puts in a good Audition.
Eventually, it's revealed that the two who won the role were Aoi and Shion. Once everyone changes, Aoi thanks the others and Shion approaches her to comment that she actually had fun, going along to compliment Aoi
Sometime later the drama had been recorded and the girls are shown acting it out together. Otome and Ichigo are very excited, then Aoi brings up that Ichigo's part will be coming up next. Which reminds Ichigo that she did receive a small part - the one involving her falling onto the floor while delivering tea.
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Otome Arisugawa
- Shion Kamiya (debut)
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Johnny Bepp
- Saki Hashiba
- Aki Tachiishi
- This is the first episode to not feature any stage performances.
- This is the first episode to show a drama audition.
- This episode marks the first appearance of Shion Kamiya.
- The song Midnight Skyhigh appears for the first time