|Heart Pounding! Special Live Act Part 1|
|Kanji||ドッキドキ!! スペシャルライブ PART 1 |
Dokki doki! Supesharu Raibu PART 1
|English||Heart Pounding! Special Live Act Part 1|
|Japanese Air Date||January 28, 2013|
|Other||January 3, 2015 (Indonesia)|
February 26, 2014 (Hong Kong)
January 30, 2015 (Taiwan)
|Insert Song||Idol Activity!|
|← Love Under the Camphor Tree||Heart Pounding!! Special Live Act Part 2 →|
Heart Pounding! Special Live Act Part 1 (ドッキドキ!! スペシャルライブ PART 1) is the 16th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 16th episode of its "1st Season" (
Ichigo nervously attends her first meeting with Mizuki's staff as they plan for her next concert. Later, Ichigo trains to do Special Appeals. She begins to grow frustrated at the realization that she can't match up to the top idol; whose attitude of her junior starts to change.
Ichigo is worried that she won't be able to do a good job with Mizuki so Aoi and Ran try to calm her nerves by saying they will be there to support her. She voices that she is very happy to be with Mizuki and is excited, which causes them to start wondering if she has strong nerves or if she's too dense.
Later on, Ichigo looks for the meeting room and she finds a bunch of people inside there. She notices the way Mizuki is acting and it is pointed out that Ichigo should be greeting everyone in the room. They seem to be impressed with how lively Ichigo is, and Orihime comes in to join them. The meeting gets started after to discuss Mizuki's Premium Shiny Stage Performance, where it is revealed that they got fifty-thousand audience members within two seconds and plan to use the Aikatsu System in order to change stages within seconds.
They also plan to make a Mizuki cafe, shop, and even a contest to deem which girl is the most like Mizuki. All of this impresses Ichigo, while everyone else seems completely straight faced about it. There are one-thousand staff members and Mizuki introduces herself to them, then she introduces Ichigo as the second performer, who will sing about two songs. After being asked to introduce herself, Ichigo struggles to think of something to say until promising not to lose before Mizuki before being seated. Everyone is still very supportive of Ichigo and they all seem to enjoy her fresh and perky behavior.
They move onto the next discussion with the meeting, involving which songs they will put into the performance. They have written everything down on a program and Mizuki mentions an idea to start with some happy, exciting songs. Everyone makes suggestions and they begin to discuss how they can improve attention on her until the meeting ends.
Ichigo is highly worn out from it when Mizuki has her come to go on a walk. They go outside when Ichigo points out that Mizuki has began to address her differently. Just as the trio wonder how things are going, Ichigo and Mizuki happen to walk by them, but Ichigo does not return their attention.
Suddenly, Honoka shows up to inform them that Ichigo's training from hell is about to begin. Ichigo watches as Mizuki jumps on a giant trampoline to make an alternate pose in the air. Ichigo is surprised and when her turn begins, she returns with less-than great results. Mizuki tries to encourage Ichigo by explaining to them the alternate appeals idols can do and how they work. She voices that Ichigo probably did her Special Appeal by a stroke of luck and it is nothing more, because only pro-idol can use special appeals with ease.
Meanwhile, Aoi and Ran are going over the same thing. Ran mentions that Mizuki is the only idol that can do the maximum three appeals in one turn, and this is believed by everyone to be the reason why she is as talented as she is.
Mizuki continues to explain Special Appeals to Ichigo but they are forced to stop when Mizuki has to leave for a job. She compliments Ichigo for trying and Ichigo is left wondering what she may need to do in order to achieve a Special Appeal.
Late that night, Aoi gets a call from Honoka and she finds Ichigo practicing on the trampoline. She had gotten a feeling that Ichigo skipped dinner to keep training, so she wanted Aoi to come and check on her. The trio begin to prepare something for Ichigo and when meeting up with her, she discusses the training she was doing before they begin to discuss Special Appeals. They try to encourage Ichigo by saying that she is not a top Idol so the best isn't expected of her, but Ichigo is bothered by this since she doesn't want people overlooking her flaws just because she is a rookie. She recalls that Mizuki questioned this earlier when she claimed not to mind very much.
Ran tells Ichigo to finish eating, then she brings her back to the dorm room to show her Mizuki's homepage. She points out how excited all of Mizuki's fans are in their comments and Ichigo begins to realize that she can't keep making excuses for herself when it comes to such crucial things. She thanks Ran and decides she will give her all in order to be able to reach three special appeals.
She spends the following day practicing and training but still cannot reach the right answer to tell her what else she needs to reach such goals.
Eventually the day before the concert arrives. Mizuki tells Ichigo to just put all of her effort into it and to give the rehearsal everything she can. Ichigo then asks Mizuki why she's suddenly begun to address her differently, and Mizuki mentions that it is proper to do so for someone who can stand on the same stage as herself. But she tells Ichigo not to hold back either and they go to change, picking the coords chosen for the performance before they appear on stage, where they sing to "Idol Activity!"
After the performance, Ichigo thinks about how she was only able to perform one special appeal. When she comes across two of the staff members, they claim she did a very good job and she continues outside. Mizuki approaches Ichigo and asks her why she feels down, though Ichigo claims it to be nothing. Only to admit her disappointment in only performing one Special Appeal. Mizuki claims that just because she only did one today doesn't mean she wont be able to do three tomorrow, because Idols have to keep moving forward and being frustrated will actually encourage Ichigo to keep going. This advice makes her feel a lot better and she decides to spend whatever time she has left training, which causes Mizuki to realizes that Orihime had actually been right about Ichigo.
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Mizuki Kanzaki
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Otome Arisugawa
- Honoka Tsukikage
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Johnny Bepp
- Mizuki reveals the other types of appeals that can be performed(i.e the Dress Appeal, Special Appeal, Premium Special Appeal, and so forth).
- This is the second time Honoka Tsukikage appears.
- This episode marks the first time more than one appeal has been used in a performance.