| Episode 45 - Happy Summer☆Vacation has won an award in the Aikatsu! Wiki Awards!
Award: Best Season 1 Episode
|Japanese Air Date||August 22, 2013|
|Insert Song||Hirari/Hitori/Kirari |
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Happy Summer☆Vacation (ハピサマ☆バケーション) is the 45th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 45th episode of its "1st Season" (
Orihime decides to give the members of STAR☆ANIS a day off by renting out part of a water park!
Ichigo, Aoi, and Ran are waiting at the bus stop that will take them to a water park. They think back to when Orihime gave the group this news. She informs them that because of all their hard work they deserve a nice break and she was able to rent part of a water park for them and it's only about two hours away.
As the three arrive, they find Sakura and Otome there already waiting. Aoi informs them that Tristar has a little work today so they will be late, and Mizuki really wanted to be there but she has a lot of work, like always. After sharing a laugh, the five girls head inside and begin to overlook the water park.
Ichigo and Otome attempt to get started but Aoi interrupts them to take some pictures and warn them that they should stretch first. As Ran observes them, she notices that Sakura is covered up and questions her. She admits that because this was the first swimsuit she's ever picked out for herself, she doesn't necessarily know if it fits her. Ran tells her to take the towel off, then compliments the color after seeing it.
After Aoi takes a picture of her, she has Ran get closer so that she can get a picture of them both together. Meanwhile, near the pool Ichigo and Otome have been doing crunches. But Ran informs them that they need to stretch their muscles instead, to avoid any problems later on. So after the girls stretch, they play volleyball, have races down the water slide, then lay around relaxing for a while.
Suddenly they hear a song playing over the radio and Otome becomes inspired for a song, so she runs off in order to write it down. As Ichigo informs them of the time, Aoi notes that Tristar should have been there by now and wonders if their work ran late. It's revealed that Kaede and Yurika are there and they recall that Mizuki suddenly had been called to do radio work.
Meanwhile, at the beach it's revealed that Bepp and Orihime have gone to the same beach in order to relax. While he is surprised to find her, she doesn't seem to be and they share conversation.
After finding the message from Mizuki informing them of her last minute plans, the girls call her manager to ask her how long they think Mizuki will take. She informs them as long as there isn't any difficulties, about thirty minutes. This makes them feel sad in knowing she'll barely make it, if at all, but Kaede is able to make them feel better by reminding everyone they're only wasting time moping around. Yurika asks what they should do now and Otome suggests they race down the slides again, while Sakura and Ran would rather visit the hot spring located there.
Aoi stops them to remind them that as idols, there is one thing they need to do. She explains how as a staple to the idol life, variety shows often have idols partake in sport competitions. So they should have one here and she explains the rules to them and brings up the prize of offering a very big seaweed bento for the winners. Yurika decides it isn't worth competing for, as well as the fact that Kaede promises the winners a viewing of Tristar at work for a day. Yurika points out that this also has no meaning since she's already in Tristar and Kaede tries to up the stakes by telling them that the winners can get a kiss from Mizuki. Aoi immediately decides to enter, while Ran claims they would need permission first. But Kaede thinks it's fine if it's only a greeting kiss. Yurika decides to enter, but only for the chance to suck Mizuki's blood.
At the radio show, Mizuki has been reading the letters fans wrote in and responds to them. Ichigo calls again to find out how long she will be, but she is informed that it will still be a while. So after hanging up, Aoi reveals the teams: Ichigo and Otome, Ran and Kaede, and Sakura and Yurika. As the girls are preparing for the obstacle race, they don't notice two girls walk by and watch them.
As her show comes to an end, Mizuki is asked to sign some autographs and Honoka decides to bring them with her. In the car, she discusses how the girls kept calling to find out when Mizuki would be coming. Mizuki feels badly and tells her not to drive recklessly, and upon being told she could sign the autographs in the van, points out how messy they would be. But she claims this would make them have unique, which she is able to agree on.
The first event is revealed to have gone to Kaede and Ran, while Otome and Ichigo came in second. They move onto the next round and don't notice that more people are beginning to notice that they are there. As they end the second round, they realize Mizuki has shown up, as well as many fans.
The girls have no idea what to do, other then the fact they cant let this get out of control. Mizuki points out that they can perform one song in secret, to make the fans happy. So the girls change into their idol costumes when performing as a group and perform Hirari/Hitori/Kirari.
After the performance ends, they change back to their bathing suits and Mizuki asks the fans not to post any of this on Kirakiratter. Over the system, someone speaks to inform everyone that the park will be closing now, but Honoka comes by to inform the group she was able to persuade them to let the girls stay for a while longer.
With that the girls begin to play again, stopping for a break and then going down the slides. Before Ichigo and Mizuki go down the slide, Mizuki comments on how happy she was to sing with everyone again. She also mentions that while Ichigo is shining differently then her, she isn't allowed to shine in the same sky as her just yet. With this, Ichigo decides that she will someday reach that level and soon everyone's fun at the water park comes to an end.
While the girls are mostly worn out and sleepy, Yurika points out they never found out who won the swim meet. Aoi realizes this, while Mizuki asks what they are speaking of. When Kaede informs her of the bet, she seems understanding at first then scolds her, telling her to not bet other people's bodies like that. The group then shares a laugh as the episode ends.
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Otome Arisugawa
- Yurika Tōdō
- Sakura Kitaōji
- Kaede Ichinose
- Mizuki Kanzaki
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Honoka Tsukikage
- Johnny Bepp
- Except the background when the stage appears, the performance scene had no single edit from The Summer-Colored Miracle☆ and Shipboard Finale☆.
- Ichigo's pool ring is Angely Bear.