|The Present Heading Towards the Future|
|English||The Present Heading Towards the Future|
|Japanese Air Date||March 24, 2016|
|Insert Song||START DASH SENSATION|
|← Queen of Roses||The Best Present →|
The Present Heading Towards the Future (未来向きの今) is the 177th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 25th episode of its "4th Season" (
The three days of the exciting Starlight Queen Cup is coming to an end, and the only stage left is Akari Ōzora's performance. Everyone is anticipating about who will be taking the crown of the Starlight Queen. The stage filled with all kinds of thoughts and emotions, the stage of Akari Ōzora begins right now!
The episode starts off with Akari heading to the fitting room. She sees Sumire there and Sumire says that she believes in her. Then Akari gives her performance and was announced as the new Starlight Queen. The top eight participants (Juri, Hinaki, Madoka, Nono, Rin, Risa and Sumire), along with Orihime and Mizuki give their comments and final words. Orihime then asks Ichigo to crown Akari. Then, during the after party, while everyone was talking, Tsubasa comes in and tells Akari that both of them have become top in their own ways, and that he wants to make her another dress. Akari then heads off to participate in an interview and leaves for her new dorm, the Starlight Queen Palace. She then finds multiple notes left by Sakura around the manor that tells her to go to another location each time. At last, she opens the closet as instructed, and finds Sumire and Hinaki are inside. They slept together, and in the morning, Akari heads off to Ōzora Weather.
- Akari Ōzora
- Sumire Hikami
- Hinaki Shinjō
- Juri Kurebayashi
- Rin Kurosawa
- Madoka Amahane
- Nono Daichi
- Lisa Shirakaba
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Mizuki Kanzaki
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Johnny Bepp
- Naoto Suzukawa
- Tsubasa Sena
- Yū Hattori
- This episode marks the end of the Starlight Queen Cup.
- This is the only episode of Aikatsu to ever skip the Opening Song sequence.
- Akari becomes the new Starlight Queen.
- This is the first time the dress aura of a Premium Rare dress has been shown.
- Akari becomes the only idol to ever successfully perform a SA-rank Fever Appeal.
- Additionally, Akari becomes the only idol to ever max out the Stage Points meter in a competition.
- The title of this episode is taken from the lyrics of START DASH SENSATION.