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|Head for the Sun|
|English||Head for the Sun|
|Japanese Air Date||June 27th, 2013|
|Insert Song||Take Me Higher|
|← Tristar Take Off☆||Strawberry Parfait♪ →|
Head for the Sun (太陽に向かって) is the 37th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 37th episode of its "1st Season" (
As Tristar takes off, Orihime informs the students of the academy that a new idol group would be formed, announcing it's members as Ichigo and Aoi. They name the unit Soleil and try to find a third member. Meanwhile Ran is still missing her friends and Mizuki makes her an offer...
Orihime has called a sudden meeting and everyone is excitedly chattering about it. They know it has to with Tristar and assume it is good news before being seated in the Auditorium. She begins the discussion by thanks them for attending this last minute, important event. She shows them a Press Conference and announces that due to Tristar's popularity she plans to open another Idol Unit for the school. She has decided that Ichigo and Aoi are two of the members of it, surprising everyone, then she ends the announcement.
Outside the girls are complimented by a bunch of classmates and friends before being ambushed by Interviewers. They questions the girls feelings over this and while nervous, they begin to go with the flow and are easily able to get through it.
Meanwhile on the bus, Mizuki shows Kaede and Ran the announcement. Ran is pleased with the news, which causes Mizuki to become rather curious.
Orihime calls the girls for a pep talk and gives them their brand new schedules. She explains how busy they will become and gives them their first assignment, deciding their unit name. It is highly important and a big deal since it's the very first step for an idol unit, so by choosing their own goals and name they will be able to decide and follow their own path. They leave the room and begin to over the schedule while Ichigo expresses delight in being in a Unit with Aoi.
That evening, neither girl is able to sleep. They have no idol unit names in mind and Ichigo decides that Aoi should choose since she would like anything she thinks up. Although they are both really happy, they are concerned over Ran and wonder if she's heard of the news yet. They wish to send her a text message but they figure she would be too busy to reply, so there isn't a point. After that they pray for her to be successful and go to sleep.
Meanwhile, Ran is disappointed in the fact neither Aoi or Ichigo have sent her any messages about this news. She had been expecting it but figures they are too busy right now, so she gives up and gets to work. After the girls finish she checks again and sees a message from Ichigo, informing her of their idol name. She feels a little better and sends them a response before she joins Mizuki and Kaede to get to work on their photo-shoot.
When they finish, their manager informs them that they will be heading to TKY TV, then to Osaka as soon as the music show ends. Kaede is very excited, since she's always wanted to go to Osaka, but Ran feels less then thrilled. Mizuki seems to notice and when she calls Ran out of it, she claims to be fine, though Mizuki doesn't buy it and she takes off. Kaede encourages Ran to have fun and enjoy the great food they will get to have later before running off to join her.
At Starlight Academy, Ichigo and Aoi go over their schedule for Orihime. First they have a meeting regarding a commercial, then they go to TKY TV, then rehearse for a music show at one pm. They head into the hallway while discussing that they have been hearing "you two" a lot lately, but this just makes them miss Ran again.
At TKY TV, Ran and Kaede are in the waiting room when Mizuki informs her that Ichigo and Aoi are going to be there for rehearsal. She also mentions that if they finish work quickly enough they may be able to go and see them, and tomorrow they will be holding their first concert. Ran is very excited and she promises to give their work her all so that she can see them. Ran performs very well later on, but she happens to realize that she has messed up, which Mizuki talks to her about after before walking away. While she feels bad, Ran runs off to try to find Ichigo and Aoi, but finds everyone taking down the set.
One of the workers comes by to give her a bag that the two of them left for her and she goes back to the waiting room to find that they left her some juice. She tries a sip before deeming it to be gross, then imagines what may have got put into it to make it taste so foul. Ichigo probably mixed garlic, spinach, and lemon while Aoi agreed that it was a smart idea, but worried that she didn't put the right items together. While this idea amuses her, she finds herself feeling down. Unaware that Mizuki happened to see this as she tries to catch up to them. She apologizes for being so late and they get onto the bus to head over to Osaka.
While on it, Kaede happens to notice that Mizuki seems to be in a bad mood, but Ran believes it was probably because of her mistake earlier and attempts to apologize for it again. Mizuki claims that she didn't need to apologize since she was not just performing for her. These words spark something within Ran and she spends the rest of the night trying to think of how long it has been that she's behaved this way.
Later on, Kaede invites Mizuki to come and eat with her. She tries to get Ran, but Mizuki tells her that they shouldn't bother her right now. As they begin to walk, Mizuki wonders if she may have made a mistake.
Ran continues to think about Aoi and Ichigo, and still missing them she tries to get a hold of them. She stops to recall that they have their own preparation to do for their concert tomorrow, so she decides not to bother them. But her feelings of sadness are replaced by aggravation after she gets a strange message from Mizuki.
The next morning Aoi and Ichigo are congratulated for their success in being put into a unit, then they are asked about their confidence about the upcoming performance. Ichigo isn't confident at all, but she is sure that with Aoi they will do fine. Aoi agrees with this and mentions that they know Ran will be supporting them even if she cannot be there. The girls reveal their unit name, Soleil to everyone and thanks them for their encouraging words.
To everyone's surprise, Ran suddenly runs up to the girls. Johnny questions what is going on and Orihime responds by quoting his earlier words of "things are starting to heat up". One of the crew recording Ichigo and Aoi happens to recognize Ran as being from Tristar and Ichigo and Aoi ask her why she's there. She informs them that she left Tristar and asks to make an important announcement while there. After being given permission, she tells them that she dropped herself from Tristar and shocked by this, people begin to ask her if she is sure. Ran is very sure and explains why it had to be done.
At the concert location where Tristar was to be performing, Mizuki also gives an announcement to inform the audience members that Ran has left. She and Kaede will continue to support Ran and with that said, they put on a performance for everyone.
Johnny and Orihime keep discussing the turn of events and he asks her if she knew this would happen. She claims she didn't however, so Johnny accepts this and Soleil goes to change into their outfits, where they sing and dance to "Diamond Happy".
Once the performance ends, everyone comments on Soleil's performance. Mizuki and Kaede have also watched it and they are very happy by the turn of events knowing how much better Ran is with Ichigo and Aoi. Whom also feel very good to have their best friend back. While Ran is happy she thinks about the previous evening when she got her message from Mizuki, where it was revealed to have been involving removing Ran from the group, realizing that her true dream was to be with Ichigo and Aoi.
Ran is a little saddened by how things turned out, but the girls manage to perk her right up and they share a cheer of encouragement as the episode ends.
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Mizuki Kanzaki
- Kaede Ichinose
- Otome Arisugawa
- Yurika Tōdō
- Sakura Kitaōji
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Johnny Bepp
- Raichi Hoshimiya
- Ringo Hoshimiya
- Honoka Tsukikage
- Ran leaves Tristar for Soleil
- This episode sees the first appearance and performance of Soleil, a unit consisting of Ichigo, Aoi and Ran.
- The song Diamond Happy appears for the first time as an insert song