|The Summer-Colored Miracle☆|
|English||The Summer-Colored Miracle☆|
|Japanese Air Date||July 25, 2013|
|Insert Song||Wake up my music |
|← Girl Meets Girl||Shipboard Finale☆ →|
The Summer-Colored Miracle☆ (夏色ミラクル☆) is the 41st episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 41st episode of its "1st Season" (
Tristar, Soleil, and Powapowa-Puririn have now formed the new group STAR☆ANIS that will last for the summer only. They set out for the tour but the rumbling clouds gives our heroines an ominous feeling.
All three idol groups are giving out announcements to inform everyone about their nine-idol collaboration group for the summer tour. While people are excited, they are confused regarding Powa Powa Puririn, since they aren't nearly as popular or famous. Shion also makes an announcement that she will be taking a temporary break from the group to follow her action career. So this means STAR☆ANIS will be an eight idol group.
And so, Soleil is in their room trying to determine what items they should bring and what to leave behind by making two separate boxes. Ran rejects emergency snacks, sleeping bags, and lucky charms. But when Aoi jokes by claiming they should bring something to ward off evil spirits, Ran surprisingly takes it and puts it into the box of items to bring...
She then tells them they need to hurry and finish packing. So once outside, they all discuss the bad weather and the risks of a Typhoon approaching. Ichigo reveals her huge rain charm she made to bring with them and they are approached by Sakura and Otome, and to Ran's shock Sakura packed a very huge amount of items. But she reveals it's because she's taking precaution, which Aoi is able to connect with her over. With that in mind, everyone gets onto the bus, where Orihime and Johnny were waiting for them.
While Ichigo and Otome make discussions regarding how excited they are, Sakura asks about Mizuki, Kaede, and Yurika. Orihime informs her that Tristar will be meeting the five here, later on. Aoi uses this to take pictures of them and mentions her plans to upload them onto Kirakiratter later on. With that said, Orihime tells her to take as many pictures as she can, and she appoints her in charge of publicity regarding this idol unit. And so, the girls play cards, poke Ichigo's rain charm she made, eat ice cream during break and clean up any stains they may get, and even take a picture of them observing the newspaper add they were in.
At the location of the concert, the five head out to observe the stage and comment on how big it is. Aoi is very emotional, given the fact that she is finally on the very same stage that Mizuki has stood on countless times. At that moment, they are joined by Tristar and Mizuki informs them that now that they are all in an idol unit together, no one is better then the other so they don't need to be formal.
Rehearsal comes to an end and Mizuki comments on how glad she is that everyone is doing so good, as well as practicing. She also gives advice to Sakura and Aoi, commenting on how she gets stiff every time she gets near her. Mizuki's manager comes by to inform her that it's time to go and Yurika informs the others that Mizuki had to do separate promotional work for the tour with many TV channels. It's then Orihime and Johnny come by to inform them that the preparations have all been finished so the girls should probably turn in soon in order to get enough sleep for tomorrow. The girls however, are concerned regarding the storm once again, and at that second it begins to pour down rain!
They head to where they will be staying for the evening and watch the weather channel while preparing to eat. A few of them are openly concerned and anxious, though the others try to ignore it and Yurika turns off the TV. Ichigo is able to change the subject however, by discussing the meal they have been given to eat. Sakura happens to notice Ran struggling with the fish, but when she asks about it Ran is quick to cover the issue until Aoi reveals she struggles to pick out all of the bones. Sakura offers to help her, but she refuses until Aoi suggests to her that she should try feeding her while going at it, in order to get a picture. This angers Ran but it makes everyone laugh right after.
Now changed for bed, Sakura watches the weather outside and Aoi comes by to mention that now the weather forecast said the typhoon may miss them. Ran then comes along while Kaede makes conversation with Ichigo and Otome. She mentions that she's heard people usually throw around tuna while they stay at places like this, but they inform her that it's really pillows. Which makes them super excited, until Yurika scolds them from her coffin, because they're all being too loud.
While she attempts to sleep, everyone throws their pillows around. But they quickly stop upon realizing Mizuki is there. They invite her in, but she seems shy all of the sudden, surprising them while she explains that she didn't want to interrupt them. Everyone finds this cute and Aoi takes a picture of her expression.
Meanwhile, her manager and Orihime sit down for some tea, discussing the work Mizuki was doing and how they were surprised when she revealed her desire to sleep in the same room as the others. They assume it's because she wished to relax and just have some fun, then turn on the news to get another update on the typhoon. The typhoon has changed it's course and will now be heading towards Kanto and during the night the rain pours very heavily.
Ichigo finds it too hard to sleep and she notices Sakura is also awake. She expresses her excitement, which is why she can't sleep. This manages to make Sakura feel better and it's revealed that Otome and Kaede have snuck into her sleeping bag. Ran scolds them and warns them to make sure they get enough sleep and it's revealed that Aoi also cannot sleep. Ran gets up to move around a little and is joined by Aoi, while it's revealed that Yurika is also awake.
As everyone is attempting to calm down and relax, Mizuki observes everyone. She sees Ran and Aoi doing stretches and practice their walks, Ichigo and Otome watching Kaede's magic tricks, and Sakura doing some flower arranging. Ichigo happens to find Yurika praying in another room nearby, much to her surprise. But Yurika is quick to deny it and claim she was out looking for blood after removing her glasses. Ichigo doesn't believe her though and is quick to grab Yurika's hand and bring her to the others.
That following day the girls are surprised to see how bright and clear it looks. Aoi sees how better Sakura feels and tells everyone that the only thing left is to put everything they got on the stage.
Everyone heads to the performance area and Mizuki hands them their cards they will be using. They all look similar but also each have their unique differences fitting them each. As they hear the audience, Mizuki tells them to give it them all. But suddenly the power goes out.
A man runs in to inform them that the power has gone out from the storm hitting a wire and breaking it. This alarms everyone while Orihime has called to get the full news. If they don't have a generator then the girls can't perform and it will take too long to fix. From the side, the girls watch as all the fans continue to cheer for them, which gives them the courage to head out on stage as is in order to keep the fans from being let down. Sakura reveals the megaphone she packed in her items and Mizuki uses it to speak to the audience. In order to buy time she's come up with a plan to distract the crowd and keep them excited.
First up, she has Otome and Kaede perform magic tricks. Sakura does some flower arrangement, Ran does her perfect model walking for them, and Ichigo and Yurika are told to just act the way they always do. So both girls greet the audience and it ends with a flustered Yurika being ignored by Ichigo after she steps on her foot. Then finally, Aoi gives a fun Mizuki quiz using her idols knowledge and having the idols be the contestants.
Because of this, the girls are able to please everyone and when they get the word that the stage will be fixed, Mizuki simply snaps her fingers and turns on all of the lights. This makes everyone cheer and the girls quickly change into their coords and get onto stage, where they sing and dance to "Hirari/Hitori/Kirari".
After their performance, the girls stand on stage once again while Mizuki compliments them for a job well done. Because they worked together and can do it so well, they were able to give the fans a performance to remember.
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Mizuki Kanzaki
- Kaede Ichinose
- Yurika Tōdō
- Otome Arisugawa
- Sakura Kitaōji
- Shion Kamiya
- Johnny Bepp
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Honoka Tsukikage
- This episode's title may referenced from Sunrise's original anime titled "Natsu-iro Kiseki", which also literally means "The Summer-Colored Miracle".
- Wake Up My Music can be heard in the background at times.
- This episode was part of a promotion with Tamagotchi for two weeks. Aikatsu provided the keyword while Tamagotchi would provide a number for people to call in with. The keyword for this episode was "Futuring".
- This episode marks the anime debut of STAR☆ANIS
- The anime version of STAR☆ANIS is only a temporary unit.
- The song Hirari/Hitori/Kirari appears for the first time as an insert song.
- Main article: Episode 41 - The Summer-Colored Miracle☆/Image Gallery