|We'll Take that Potato, and Replace it with a Mic|
|English||We'll Take that Potato, and Replace it with a Mic|
|Japanese Air Date||October 8, 2015|
|Opening||START DASH SENSATION|
|Insert Song||lucky train!|
|← Let's Fly, Look Out Vast World!||Thrilling Carat☆ →|
We'll Take that Potato, and Replace it with a Mic (ジャガイモをマイクにもちかえて) is the 154th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 2nd episode of its "4th Season" (
After meeting Luminas, the pounding hearts of Nono Daichi and Lisa Shirakaba are unstoppable. This came from the strong feeling of admiration towards them as an idol. And so, in order to express this feeling of theirs, the two have decided to participate in the Entrance Audition for Starlight School...!
Nono and Lisa have come to check out the tour merchandise. Unable to decide what to purchase though, the girls wind up coming home with a shirt, containers, a booklet, pins, keychains, and paper fans. Nono is still excited about the performance, as is Lisa, but she wonders how they can even become idols to begin with. Lisa suggests they apply to Starlight Academy, and Nono agrees.
Oozara Weather starts with Akari revealing she is currently in Hokkaido. She brings two special guests, Hinaki and Sumire to join her. Once it ends they get onto the tour bus and head to their next location.
At the Farm, Nono and Lisa are packing potato. Lisa recalls finding out that when an Aikatsu Idol is working, they tend to say "Aikatsu! Aikatsu!", so Nono attempts to repeat this. But she finds herself a bit distracted and repeats other words until they finish and head to Lisa's bedroom to hang out for a bit. Nono returns the magazine she borrowed from her earlier and Lisa reveals the pamphlet she picked up about Starlight Academy. She discusses how attending Starlight Academy works for the Idols, and brings up the entrance Audition. She tells Nono they need to do the proper research first before they take to their parents. Nono claims this is a great idea, but she already told her mom - although she didn't take her very seriously.
Lisa admits that for herself it won't be so easy to do, but Nono claims that she was mature already and has become even further mature over the past few days. She is sure it will go fine, causing Lisa to ask how Nono will do it, since she clearly needs to talk to her parents again. Nono claims she will be fine though, because she already knows what she plans to say.
That evening, Nono tells her family her plans to become an Idol again. She keeps stating that she will be fine, because Lisa will be there for her, but her mother is a bit concerned over this; while her younger brother flat out tells her she might be bothersome for Lisa to deal with. As this goes on, her father silently listens while reading his book.
At Lisa's, she sits down with her family to speak to them. They are very happy with her being upfront with them, and they understand her feelings, but they wish to think it over first.
The following morning, Lisa heads to school and meets up with Nono. They greet each other when Nono's mother points out she hasn't given Nono permission to leave yet. They ride off together and they express concern for a moment, knowing that convincing their parents wont be easy. But seeing how dedicated Nono is to becoming an Idol, Lisa feels encouraged to push for her dream as well.
Over the course of time, the girls practiced their karoke, they did their work, practiced dancing and training. They also continued to try to convince their parents, who also spoke to each other about it. The deadline for the Audition was approaching soon, so the two families decide to get together to discuss it.
Nono's mother points out that while she knows Nono loves to sing and perform since she was little, she isn't convinced. She has only heard that she will be fine because Lisa will be there for her, and Nono quickly points out that she made sure to give her mom good enough reasons to let her go too. Lisa tries to encourage their parents to agree, saying that they want to become real idols more than anything. Lisa's mom remarks that it has been a long time since she was this proactive about something, and recalls the time when Nono and she asked for singing lessons. With that, their parents agree to let the girls leave to take the Audition to attend Starlight Academy.
On the morning of their departure, the girls pack their items as their parents see them off. Before they go, Nono's father warns the girls to take full advantage of this situation, as they may never get another chance like this. They step onto the train and their parents give them words of encouragement, along with a little bit of teasing before they head off.
At Starlight Academy, the girls walk past the main entrance as Nono takes a picture of them standing by it. Then they head in, full of excitement, while observing various sights and the many students as they enjoy break. They are approached by Juri, who welcomes them to the Academy. Right away they recognize her and she reveals she knew who they were and has offered herself to show them around the campus. She shows them the classes, the lesson room, the cafeteria, along with it's donuts. The girls stop to try one and compliment how it tastes while Lisa remarks how wonderful the entire school seems to be. Nono voices that she really wants to get in now, since she is sure everyday there would be amazing. Lisa agrees as Juri watches with amusement.
That evening she brings the girls to the room they will be spending the evening in. Instead of sleeping, they listen to music of the song they will need to perform in the Audition. Lisa shows Nono the device she borrowed, known as the AiKara. With it they can take turns practicing, and Nono shows Lisa the book she was given earlier, revealing all of the coords they can wear for the Audition. Lisa asks if she found anything she likes yet, and Nono claims that all of them are "winsome", although she has taken a special interest in a coord by the brand Dolly Devil, due to it's cuteness. Lisa believes it is too flashy for them, then asks if they will be able to take the Audition well.
It's then someone knocks. To their surprise, Luminas has shown up. Akari reveals that Orihime informed them of their impact on the girls when they met them during their tour, so they wished to come and show some support during the Audition. They invite the girls back to their room for some tea and Nono is right away excited to see what a real Idols room looks like. They also enjoy the tea as Hinaki goes on to say they were surprised to find out they came for the Audition. Nono claims that it was due to what Akari said to them when they hung out together. Akari is happy to hear this and wishes them luck as they admit they are a little nervous. But one day they wish to shine just like Luminas and the other idols. Akari is sure they will do well though, and comments that little by little, she feels like she is still changing. When the girls express confusion, Akari points out that they have already changed from before they decided to come for the audition. It takes a massive change to get the courage to come and do that, and Akari mentions that she idolized Ichigo - which led to her making her own decision to become an idol.
The girls return to the room they will be staying in and question when exactly they changed. They agree that it happened way before they truly made this decision, and that it probably took place back when they broke into song in front of others. They were really young and back then Lisa had no confidence in herself to sing very well, but Nono claimed otherwise, and with that they started to take singing lessons. At that point it was more than just fun and games. Nono claims that if it was just herself, she probably wouldn't have got the idea to take up vocal training, and Lisa feels the same way when it comes to her encouragement. It's then Lisa says they may just be able to change more and they begin to overlook the Dolly Devil coord again.
The next day, the girls head to the Audition location. They reveal the cards they plan to use, expressing that at first they thought the brand was too flashy for them - but they believe it may help them change. Nono chose the Baby Devil coord, because the stitched ribbons match the ones from the set Lisa chose. While Lisa chose the Secret Devil coord, because she loves the mature contrast with the girlishness of the ribbons on it. Johnny compliments them and he wishes the girls luck, allowing them to head on into the changing area after they express a vote of confidence in one-another. They place the cards onto the machine and step inside, changing into their chosen coords and appear on stage, performing to "Lucky Train".
After it ends, Luminas compliment how well the performance went and the girls are sent to the office. Orihime reveals that they have both passed their audition and they thank her. She explains that as Idols of the School, they will continue their efforts to bring smiles to everyone around them. She reveals the newest Aikatsu Phone, the Aikatsu Phone Look. They explain how good it will be for them as idols and Orihime hands the girls their school coords. The girls observe them and remark on how winsome they are before Orihime continues to speak. The girls agree that they will do their best.
- Nono Daichi
- Lisa Shirakaba
- Akari Ōzora
- Sumire Hikami
- Hinaki Shinjō
- Juri Kurebayashi
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Johnny Bepp
- Naoto Suzukawa
- The title from this episode references one of the most famous lines in the show, "We'll take that ladle and turn it into a mic." (from the anime's first season)
- As of this episode, Nono and Lisa officially transfer to Starlight via passing the entrance exam's audition.
- This is the first time more then one person has been seen taking the Starlight Entrance Audition Performance at the same time.
- This is the second time a Special Appeal has been used in a Starlight School entrance exam.
- This is the first time applicants have been allowed to choose their coords, from coords other than the School Dresses.
- The song lucky train! appears for the first time as an insert.