Aidoru ☆ TīChā
|Japanese Air Date||May 2nd, 2013|
|Insert Song||Growing for a dream/Idol Activity|
|← Mizuki and A Soft-Shelled Turtle||A Sincere Call and Response →|
As Ichigo, Aoi and Ran try to figure out how they can catch up to Mizuki they meet a first year student named Akane Mimori. Akane admires Aoi greatly and Orihime decides to assign them as teachers to help the trio learn how to become better upperclassmen and teach the new girls what idoling is about.
The trio sit outside while discussing the recent passing of the Fresh Girls Cup and how they were all able to make it to the semi-finals. They feel as though they all have a far distance to go though when Naoto comes over to ask them why they're spacing out. They explain the situation and he mentions that some girls had requested their prescense in the school.
As the girls walk down the hallway they mention how strange it feels to be second year students now. A strange girl watches them from a corner nearby until Aoi happens to spot her. The girl had spotted a leaf that was stuck in her hair and makes an attempt to speak to Aoi to tell her, but she hides instead when Aoi happens to see her once more. She tries to grab the leaf when Aoi isn't looking, but she happens to notice and they confront the girl to ask her what she was doing. The girl, Akane, mentions a leaf had been stuck to Aoi's hair and Ran pulls it out. She introduces herself to them and runs off.
Before the girls can think much of the encounter, Johnny appears with news but he refuses to tell them until they get to the Headmistress' office. Orihime informs the girls that they will become teachers for the underclassmen. She explains how this will be a good experience for them, but it is entirely up to each girl over what she teaches. After they leave she mentions how inspiring the trio is, even if none of them has what it takes to surpass Mizuki. They have all matured since they started and she believes Aoi may get the most experience from this, since she's good at knowledgeable things.
During lunch, Ichigo panics over the idea of teaching. Ran points out that they have learned a lot from both Mizuki and Ema though, while Ichigo goes on to picture herself as a teacher. Which goes well, until she trips on her heel and hits her head on the desk. Due to this, Ichigo gets up and goes around to try to find someone who can give her advice, with the group unaware that they are being watched.
Later, in the dorm room, Ichigo expresses concern because none of them have any sort of idea. Ran suggests that they simply ask the first years what they would like to learn, so they go to ask Sakura. She claims not to need anything specific however, since she's fine just by using the trio as good examples; because they inspire her to keep working on improvement.
They try to find someone who would embody the "first-year" type better and go to Akane. They apologize for bothering her and explain what they will be doing before Aoi asks if there is anything she and her friends would like to learn from them. Akane begins to grow excited just knowing this, but she doesn't know anything about the world of Idols yet, so she would be happy learning anything.
The girls return to the dormatory where Aoi comments that they are left with no answers. She has collected tons of Idol information over the years, but now that she's become one, she realizes there is actually a difference between theory and practice. She feels that she may be able to teach the girls this, which causes Ichigo and Ran become inspired for their own ideas. They can also share their personal experiences with the new students.
With that, Ichigo starts to go over the items she uses during auditions and Aoi happens to spot the rice scoop. She claims that it is highly important and she considers it to be her personal lucky charm. Aoi then asks Ran about her own teachings, and Ran mentions that she will just let the students know that they can ask her any sort of question and go from there. The girls are convinced this will work since she has had twice as much experience as them, and Ichigo claims that Ran is much nicer then she looks. But this offends Ran until Ichigo clarifies that she just meant how difficult it was to originally approach Ran - even though she pretty much clung to her anyway. Aoi decides that she will go on to speak about the work she has done as an Actor, and go over her experience and feelings using the life log she has made for herself. Ichigo tries to sneak a peak inside of it, but Aoi refuses.
Their first day as teachers soon approaches. Ichigo is very nervous out of fear she will mess up and be mocked. They watch as Ran heads into the classroom first for her turn and the girls wildly start to cheer for her. She explains her plans of having them ask her anything, but this ends up being difficult since there are too many students who all have a question. She tiredly exits the rom after her turn ends and she says nothing regarding it before sending Ichigo inside.
Ichigo walks inside with her rice scoop in hand, which confuses many girls. She winds up tripping, just as she feared, but she is able to catch herself and everyone cheers. She is very perky upon her return to Aoi and Ran, much to their surprise as she reveals that she only sang for everyone before ending her turn. They had all asked her very nicely, so she couldn't just say no to the request.
Neither girl is surprised by the turn of events and Aoi steps into the room for her turn. She is very serious, but the girls find her glasses she chose to be cute, instead. She begins with an uplifting speech before mentioning how important an idols appearance can be during an Audition. Unknown to the trio, Orihime and Johnny happen to be watching from her office.
Once Aoi's turn ends, she reunites with Ichigo and Ran. She mentions that everyone had paid her attention and once she finished, many of the girls said they wished to become idols just like her. Even though they felt a bit down after Mizuki's performance the other day, now isn't the time for that. The trio are surprised when Orihime and Johnny suddenly arrive with a special present for them: a set of Spring based coords. Orihime tells the girls to go out and put on a great performance, so they change and perform to "Idol Activity!".
After the concert, the girls seem to be feeling a lot better. They happen to hear someone knock on the door nearby and Akane comes in to compliment the events that took place today. She thanks them for teaching the girls so much before starting to cry, explaining that she worried every day over whether or not she had what it took to be an Idol. But once she heard their lessons and watched them perform, she lost her lingering concerns and has become very inspired. She calls Aoi her teacher, even if she does not need to teach her anymore and takes off.
Touched by such gesture, Aoi points out that after today they will probably have a lot more students come by to learn from them. So with this, they need to make sure they always do their best.
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Sakura Kitaoji
- Johnny Bepp
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Naoto Suzukawa
- Akane Mimori
- 1st or 7th-grade students
- This episode also marks the debut of the 2013 Spring Collection Campaign Cards.