|The Sketchbook of Dreams|
|English||The Sketchbook of Dreams|
|Japanese Air Date||January 14, 2016|
|Opening||START DASH SENSATION|
|← The First Wind That I Have Found||A Single Road, Our Parting Ways →|
The Sketchbook of Dreams (夢のスケッチブック) is the 167th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 15th episode of its "4th Season" (
Akari Ōzora, who is thinking hard everyday on what kind of stage she will have to create in order to please the audience, decides to consult Tsubasa Sena, who has once said that designers and idols are a team. However, Tsubasa has caught a cold...?
Akari starts her weather program and announces that today calls for clear skies; however, the cold weather won't be going away any time soon. She warns the viewers to dress warmly before speaking the hosts of the News program and she promises to try her best to become Starlight Queen.
Hinaki and Sumire leave the school for work while discussing just how much pressure the Starlight Queen will have. But they agree that it is also an important step for any serious Idol to try to take.
Akari thanks everyone for their help with the program for that day. One of the workers wishes Akari well and promises to cheer for her before walking away, and Akari realizes how important the Starlight Queen Cup really is - then recalls that only two months remain until it occurs. She decides she must get a special dress for it.
Meanwhile, at the Dreamy Crown Studio, Tsubasa suddenly falls down ill.
Akari walks down the corridor when she spots Orihime. They exchange words for a few minutes and Akari brings up she's on her way to an interview with Madoka regarding their duo unit, Skips. She admits that she has been preparing for the Queen Cup but she's been struggling on how to entertain everyone for it. Orihime voices confidence in her and Akari walks off as Naoto and Johnny join her. As she smiles, Johnny happens to notice it and she explains that Akari was trying to think about the audience instead of herself as an Idol. Johnny can't help but shed a tear of joy over noting how much she's grown up since she first started idoling.
During their interview, Madoka and Akari chat about the Queen Cup with the woman giving it. They decide to have a snack break and discuss how much preparations go into the Queen Cup. Madoka mentions her and her grandmother agreed she would use the Angel Alice Coord, and she mentions how much they discussed her dress, the song, and everything. The more they chatted, the more good ideas flowed through them and onto the paper. Madoka then recalls how her Grandmother says an Idol and their Designer must fit together very closely in order to create wonderful things, as they are a team and suddenly Akari realizes what she can do to get past her momentary slump. She apologizes for leaving so suddenly but runs off to get started on her own prep-work.
Outside, Akari dials Tsubasa to try discussing things with him. But she gets no answer and assumes he is too busy. A moment later he calls back, asking if she just called. She comments on how strange he sounds and he apologizes, as he was busy sleeping. This worries Akari, given the time, and she asks if he is okay. He mentions that he got a cold, but claims it to be nothing. Akari then hangs up and Tsubasa quickly falls back to sleep.
Akari rushes inside ot get dressed and take off, but Hinaki and Sumire stop her. They grab her hat and Sumire hands her a bag of herbal tea her sister makes, sure it will help.
As Tsubasa tries to draw, he struggles to work and forces himself to quit. He gets up, realizing he is missing something. While he paces, he happens to spot Akari in the distance from the window. He runs over to his door to meet with her, surprising Akari. She asks how he is feeling and he is surprised she is there, but asks why she is so concerned. Inside, Akari reveals the several items she brought for him; including apples, ginger, the herbal tea, and vegetables. She tells him to go and rest and offers to make everything for him, starting with the herbal tea. She takes a while to find his utensils - but as it turns out Tsubasa is able to handle a lot more than her within seconds.
After convincing Akari that two hands prove to be better than just one set, they get to work. He peels the apples while explaining his mom would do the same thing for him when he was sick. Akari mentions her mom did it too, and she agrees with Tsubasa before Akari recalls her father reading soil-based books to her; due to his work. Having her parents with her put her to ease, and at that point in time Akari decides she can handle the rest of the work. She makes the tea and asks about Tsubasa's pots; but when he sees her about to climb the counter he quickly gets up to grab them for her.
Eventually the meal is finished so they sit down. Akari feels bad since she made Tsubasa do so much work, but he claims the illness is mostly gone anyway so its fine. Together they eat some of the soup and he asks Akari if she would like to discuss her dress. She admits that this is why she called earlier - but she'd rather wait until he's better. Tsubasa claims they should just do it now since he wanted to anyway. He asks her what ideas she may have and Akari asks Tsubasa what type of performance she could do that would make her the Starlight Queen. He is quiet and listens to Akari voice her desires to become the Starlight Queen and how she wishes to bring joy to everyone. He recalls back when he first met Akari and how energetic and eager she was. She kept trying to get him what he needed to complete the Odette Swan coord, and because of her help it really helped Dreamy Crown get started.
Akari notices that Tsubasa has fallen asleep. She gets up and grabs the blanket, but spots his sketchbook. While he sleeps she picks it up and looks through it, observing his various drawings. She is touched that he worked so hard for her, but doesn't linger on it very long. She gets up to cover him, thanking him for his kindness before taking off.
Tsubasa wakes up a while later to notice that Akari has left. In her place is a note, expressing her joy that they spoke to each other, and that she hopes he gets better and put away the leftover soup. Tsubasa observes his sketchbook again and realizes that since meeting Akari, his passion for making outfits has grown a lot.
At Amahane's, Madoka gives her grandmother a little massage as thanks for her hard work. Amahane voices that while she does do a lot of work, but she never grows tired of it or dislikes it. She's happy to have Madoka and Ichigo favor her brand, and she is sure the other designers feel the same way.
Tsubasa spends his time observing some coords in a magazine; including two modeled by Ichigo and Madoka, made by Amahane. Tsubasa mentions that its because of them that the brand is able to thrive so well, and he observes a coord Akari modeled for him and he realizes that they are a great combination. If Akari could become the Starlight Queen it would be a big leap for the both of them to achieve their dreams.
That evening Akari returns to find Sumire preparing to do some evening run to calm down a little. Sumire asks how Tsubasa was and after Akari mentions it, she decides to join her. As they run, Hinaki joins them as well. Akari pushes forward and runs ahead of her friends.
Later, Akari prepares for her performance after Madoka finishes. She chooses the Ruby Blossom coord to wear for it and changes, appearing on stage to perform "Blooming♡Blooming".
After, she leaves the performance area and gets a message from Tsubasa. Madoka heads off before Akari and she picks up the phone, asking how he is. She is happy when he announces he is a lot better and reveals that he finished her new dress. He asks if she wants to see it, but Akari puts her trust in him and decides to wait.
- Akari Ōzora
- Tsubasa Sena
- Sumire Hikami
- Hinaki Shinjō
- Madoka Amahane
- Asuka Amahane
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Johnny Bepp
- Naoto Suzukawa
- Main article: Episode 167 - The Sketchbook of Dreams/Image gallery