|Idol Aura and Calendar Girl|
Aidoru Ōra to Karendā Gāru
|English||Idol Aura and Calendar Girl|
|Japanese Air Date||March 11, 2013|
|Other||February 14, 2015 (Indonesia)|
|Insert Song||Calendar Girl|
|← Stylish Thief☆Swallowtail||An Ageha Muse →|
Idol Aura and Calendar Girl (アイドルオーラとカレンダーガール) is the 22nd episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 22nd episode of its "1st Season" (
Ichigo worries that she does not possess an Idol Aura after Raichi happens to point out the others. She tries very hard to get hers to appear in time for a special performance coming up.
Aoi anticipates the upcoming commercial to show off the brand new movie Ichigo and Otome will be staring in. She is recording it, which surprises Ichigo, and explains that even if it is only a commercial everyone will have everyone has great expectations for a future career regarding an actors career. She is sure the movie will catch on and be very popular, and Ichigo thinks that Aoi is probably right since she's never wrong. Ichigo then admits that she is also excited and Aoi claims they will have to go to the movie theater to see it.
The group head over to the movies in hopes that they can. Ran points out how risky it can be for someone to show up and watch a movie they star in, but Aoi argues by saying that she wants to see it since it's the first time someone she knows is getting the lead role. Ichigo made sure to dress up so that nobody recognizes her, while Otome chases a balloon someone is holding. Ran and Aoi are able to calm her down by pointing out that the news media wouldn't leave them alone if they found out they were there. Ichigo believes they will be fine with their disguises though, until Aoi mentions that she overdid it and sticks out. So they help Ichigo dress down while explaining that if an Actor or Idol was to try too hard, it still causes attention. Before they head inside, they begin to discuss an idols scent as a clueless Ichigo follows.
Once inside, Aoi reveals that she already got tickets for everyone. While they walk past, Raichi and Ringo are busy trying to decide which popcorn they want and Raichi manages to detect the scent of an idol. But when he looks, he can only smell it from his mother and begins to grow a little curious. The movie soon starts after and the girls watch it, along with Ringo and Raichi - who is disappointed that Aoi did not make an appearance.
After the movie ends Aoi congratulates both girls an Ran decides to take off since they're finished. Aoi mentions her Idol Aura once again and in this time Raichi detects it. He greets everyone before offering a small wrapped item to Ran and takes a picture of her accepting it. As Ringo approaches, she greets the girls and meets Otome. Raichi uses this moment to take pictures of the girls before Ichigo asks them for their opinions. They mention liking it, and Ran compliments Raichi's Idol Aura sensing abilities. He mentions that while he isn't sure how or why, he felt like he smelled the scent of an idol. Aoi also compliments him as he continues to say that each Idol has their own scent. Aoi's is sparkly, Ran reminds him of a fluttering butterfly, and Otome smells like candies. But he is unable to detect anything from Ichigo, other than some coffee she had earlier since it got spilled.
Later on, Ichigo keeps smelling herself while trying to determine why she can't find her own scent. Aoi comes by and mentions that when people say "idol scent" they really mean the aura. It isn't an actual scent. She asks Ichigo if she's ever felt it before, and after Ichigo mentions that she felt it from Mizuki, they go outside and she attempts to imitate Mizuki. But she gets nothing from it.
The next day in school, Bepp mentions that the girls got a job offer for a public concert. They won't have to audition for it, because the sponsors have already seen them perform due to their many appearances they just happened to see; Aoi has been seen a lot on TV because of her role in Naughty Detectives, Ran has her regular work modeling, and Ichigo because of the number of viewers her movie got. The three of them had been asked for specifically, and Ichigo also has an offer to appear on the radio to promote the movie. This surprises her, but she's eager to try it anyway and decides that she has to work even harder now to try to show off her Idol Aura.
During Lunch Ichigo notices that Yurika has an Aura. Girls nearby offer her some of the garlic-dishes they have, then a tomato. Yurika accepts the tomato but claims that accepting garlic is just begging for the one offering to have their blood sucked. Which of course excites the girls. Meanwhile, Otome is watching a girl as she eats a parfait and comments on how delicious it looks. This causes Ichigo to grow more concerned as she watches more and more aura begin to appear. She also notices that Mizuki's aura is always seen out, but this makes her even more dedicated to get her own.
Later on, a desperate Ichigo tries to yell and get her aura to appear. As she keep doing this, Aoi and Ran watch from the distance. When Ichigo realizes it's time for the radio show she takes off and heads over to the radio building while listening to people discuss idols. She finds herself growing more anxious but the man assures her that if she has any problems he can ask. He also points out that since she will be on, they're expecting a lot more viewers and listeners; adding to her nervous feelings.
Raichi turns on the problem to listen to it before expressing surprise when he hears Ichigo will be on. She struggles to speak and apologizes for being so nervous, and the man asks her some question. However, Ichigo is unable to answer until he announces a commercial break. They turn off the radio for a moment and again she apologizes and claims that his mentioning of the viewers made her worry even more. He offers her some advice and they resume the show by going to the Idol Tip Corner segment of the show. Ichigo takes the paper and reads that it is from someone named "Raichingale". As Ichigo reads it, Raichi is on the floor in agony, fearing Ichigo may end up saying something or have found out that he was the one who wrote it. She goes on to finish the letter about a person who is so hung up over their feelings for Aoi that they worry over their future. Sometimes they feel they have to hurry up to find their future and wonder if it's really okay to keep chasing after Aoi like that.
Ichigo is very easily able to relate to this by saying that she became an idol because she was chasing after Mizuki. But after she had begun to enjoy it she suddenly found herself overflowing with her own dreams. She is sure that if this person keeps doing the things they like they will come to a dream of their own, and she knows that this is the truth since she's put her own time into this career. As Raichi listens, he is able to pick up Ichigo's aura. Meanwhile, the man informs Ichigo that she's gotten too close to the microphone and they move onto the next message.
After the show ends, Ran and Aoi mention that they could really feel her aura overflowing. The keys for an Idol to find her Aura is to know who she is as an idol, as well as how strong her feelings are for the life of an Idol. Ichigo's aura appeared because of the confidence she was able to show and build up from working so much.
It's then the girls arrive at the location of their performance. Aoi steps out, then Ran after she gives Ichigo advice. She starts to think about how she felt during the show while stepping from the vehicle. Unknowingly her aura is beautifully shining as she approaches Ran and Aoi. They come to the changing area and put their coord cards inside of the machine and change, then they appear on stage and sing to perform "Calendar Girl".
Raichi congratulates the girls before complimenting Ichigo. He thanks her for answering his worries earlier also, but she has no idea what he is talking about until he admits to being Raichingale. Ichigo is highly surprised, and this causes Raichi to angrily comment that he shouldn't have said anything to begin with.
At school, Orihime watches the girls performance with Mizuki. She is happy that it went as good as it did, then she mentions how Ran will be part of a brand audition approaching.
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Mizuki Kanzaki
- Otome Arisugawa
- Yurika Todo
- Johnny Bepp
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Raichi Hoshimiya
- Ringo Hoshimiya
- This is the first episode that shows idol auras, other than Mizuki's, outside of the stage.
- This episode reveals that Raichi can sense or "smell" an idol's aura.
- Raichi's penname "Raichingale" is revealed.
- The song Calendar Girl appears for the first time as an insert song