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The Memories are in the Future
Episode 50
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Episode Information
Kanji 思い出は未来の中に
English The Memories are in the Future
Air Date
Japanese Air Date September 26, 2013
Featured Songs
Opening Diamond Happy
Ending Hirari/Hitori/Kirari
Insert Song Moonlight destiny

Calendar Girl

Episode guide
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The Memories are in the Future (思い出は未来の中に) is the 50th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the final episode of its "1st Season" (1年目(サードシーズン) lit. "First Year"). The episode aired on September 26, 2013.

Story

As the finals of the Starlight Queen Cup take place everyone stands still. Will Mizuki win the position of Starlight Queen for the third year in a row, or will Ichigo take the position? Just then Ichigo reveals her plans of following her own goal- even if it means leaving...

Plot

Aoi sits by herself while thinking about Ichigo. Kaede feels bad, but they happen to hear Ichigo and Ran coming, with Rain complaining over Ichigo making her wait exactly ten minutes before they could enter when they didn't actually need to. They sit down and Ichigo prepares to eat, only to stop and insist that Aoi has some as well. She feels saddened by the news but accepts as Ichigo also offers Ran a bite.

They are joined by Otome and Sakura, as well as Yurika, revealing how they all have presents- namely in the form of parfaits; or in Kaede's case, a bunch of sushi. They discuss how Ichigo is about to head into the finals of the Starlight Queen Cup but she notices how quiet and somber Aoi is. After Kaede reveals that she incidentally told Aoi what she and Ichigo discussed prior to this, Ichigo is forced to tell everyone of her plans. They are shocked to the point that Otome bursts into tears. Aoi quickly tries to calm her, saying that they should be excited for Ichigo and Otome apologizes for the interruption.

Ichigo explains that she plans to head out to America for a year, but in this time she plans on keeping up with everyone's on Aikatsu. It is because of them that she came to this decision, because she was encouraged by their own passions. She had been inspired after hearing Kaede discuss all of the wonderful things America had to offer, and she thinks she could find what she is searching for there. She also mentions that she will be leaving right after the Starlight Queen Cup and that she has already informed Orihime. While the girls are saddened they promise to continue to support her. Including the depressed Aoi, who tries to force herself to express more happiness for the decision.

Afterwards Ichigo goes home to inform her mother and Raichi on her plans and while they support her too, Raichi can't help but tease her a little.

Late that night, Ringo discusses Ichigo's plans with Orihime. While both of them encourage her, Ringo admits to feeling uneasy, as a mother who will worry regardless. 

The following day everyone returns for the final Starlight Queen Cup round against Mizuki. Before they step onto the stage, Mizuki and Ichigo exchange a few words, with Mizuki voicing how happy she was to have met Ichigo. Ichigo agrees, and they change into their coords and perform "Moonlight Destiny".

Afterwards, everyone impatiently awaits the result of the performance. Once Mizuki is revealed as the triumphed idol, Ichigo gracefully accepts her loss to Mizuki. Mizuki is then asked to give a few words. She thanks everyone and voices how happy she is to have won again, then thanks her fans, as well as Ichigo, asking that she gives them her own speech. Ichigo agrees and admits that while she is frustrated to have lost, she is happy. As this is going on the girls realize they all gained their next mark of Mastery, including herself.

Mizuki then reveals her own surprise to Ichigo in secret, telling her to stay for a final performance as a reward. Ichigo agrees and changes with Aoi and Ran, where they go out to perform "Calendar Girl" one final time together.

After the performance the group is saddened to see that Ichigo has almost packed up everything. Aoi feels worse than before, but she helps Ichigo pack while observing a picture of their first day as idols. Upon finishing they take off to find everyone else waiting for them, but realizing she is late Ichigo is forced to rush to say goodbye to them and take off for the air port. 

Outside of it, Ichigo attempts to console the sullen Aoi, who has been crying since they started to pack. She gets her passport while Ran warns Aoi not to suppress her feelings any longer- in the process of trying to cover her own pain. Everyone shares an embrace and Aoi hands Ichigo a letter, warning her not to open it unless she is in a pinch. Kaede also reveals that she packed a parachute for Ichigo.

Ichigo takes her leave as everyone says their farewells. They watch the plane take off and they head back to school to find Orihime giving everyone an announcement revealing that while Ichigo has left for overseas, there is one more person who also left: Mizuki.

Nobody understands, but she tells them that Mizuki has chose to follow her own path as well.

Character Appearances

Trivia

Major Events

Animation Trivia

  • The episode subtitle might be inspired after Calendar Girl's lyrics, ”思い出は未来の中に 探しに行くよ約束”.
  • This is the first episode ever to insert a song in it's full version.
  • During the performance, Ichigo's movements are slower than Mizuki's.

Gallery

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VTEList of Aikatsu! Episodes
1st Season 1 - 10 I Can Become an Idol?So Many Idols!I Want to Know More About YouOh! My! Fan!Ran! Runway!Lost in an Autograph!Beware the BlogThe Underground SunMove on now!The Rainbow-Colored Otome
11 - 20 Otome Falls in Love with SomeoneWe Wish You a Merry Christmas!The Tragedy of Calories!Naughty Detectives♥Love Under the Camphor TreeHeart Pounding!! Special Live Act Part 1Heart Pounding!! Special Live Act Part 2Choco and LoveThe Secret Scent of the Moonlit GirlVampire Scandal
21 - 30 Stylish Thief☆SwallowtailIdol Aura and Calendar GirlAn Ageha MuseEnjoy♪ OfftimeApril Fools' Promise☆The Season of SakuraRaise The Curtain☆Fresh Girls CupMizuki and A Soft-Shelled TurtleIdol☆TeacherA Sincere Call and Response
31 - 40 An Idol on Mother's DayIchigo PanicChance & Try☆Hello☆Super IdolStar of TearsTristar Take Off☆Head for the SunStrawberry Parfait♪Go get'em Soleil!Girl meets girl
41 - 50 The Summer-Colored Miracle☆Shipboard Finale☆An Idol in WonderlandMore Than True Crisis!Happy Summer☆VacationRespect J☆Legend Idol・MasqueradeWake up my music♪The Place Where Brightness Goes toThe Memories are in the Future
2nd Season 51 - 60 That Rocking Girl is the Dream☆GirlWelcome Home♫StrawberryLalala☆★RivalSecret of SmilesThe Password is Okeoke Okay☆Top Secret of LoveLoose Cha-Ran-way!Magical Dancing♪Choco and Solution☆Choco-Pop DetectivesThe Rumored Powa-Puri☆
61 - 70 Kira・pata・magic☆The Idol is the Santa Claus!Koh-haku Aikatsu Gassen!Lucky Idol☆Door Towards the DreamThe Wonderful Mutual LoveFortune Compass☆Flower-Blooming Aurora PrincessHospitality Heart♡Stylish Expedition Cool Angels!
71 - 80 The Glittering AquariusHappy☆Idol Fes 1st DAY!Happy☆Idol Fes 2nd DAY!Sakura-Colored MemoriesAgain♪ OfftimeGreat Shock☆Fresh Girl!Aiming to be a Star☆彡A Miracle Begins!Yes! Best PartnerAikatsu! Boot Camp
81 - 90 Bibibi☆PartnerAim To Be☆Perfect PartnersOtome RAINBOW!Blooming Miracle!Fantasia (Rhapsody) in the Desert of the MoonMy Dear Idol!Soleil☆Rising!Where Legends Are MadeAdmiration is ForeverShining☆Future Girl
91 - 101 Forming☆Aikatsu8Summer Idol StoryTwinkle・StarsTwo WingsWhere Dreams BloomLet's! Akari Summer!Secret Letter and Unseen StarTwin DressesThe Flower's TearsTo the Wing's DreamThe SHINING LINE of Admiration
3rd Season 102 - 110 Let's Aikatsu!☆Ready Go!!Good FortuneAikatsu Dash!Bursting Flair☆Idol☆HalloweenTwo DreamersPut Your Feelings in an AppleThe Hot Wind of Aikatsu!The Passionate Sangria Rosa
111 - 120 Dear My Fans!GOGO! Ichigo Cheer CorpsThe Fashionable☆Vivid GirlHappy Christmas Tree☆A Warm☆Japanese New YearŌzora JUMP!!Sumire-Colored Singing VoiceAn Elegant Aikatsu!The Dance of the NadeshikoStar☆Valentine
121 - 130 A Promise to the FutureVampire MysterySpring BouquetThe Queen's FlowerThe Other Side of AdmirationA Warm♪OfftimeEntrance of the Starlit Sky☆The Showtime of DreamsTalk Show RunwayThe Magic of Units
131 - 140 The Brilliant Dancing DivaThe Burning Passionate Jalapeño!Hello New WorldSpontaneous Skips♪The Center of the World is Kokone!The Name is, Sweet & Soft☆NadeshikoExciting☆Unit CupBrilliance of One's True Self☆Johnny and The BrideAikatsu Restaurant
141 - 152 Hot Spicy・Girls!I Want to Say Thank YouHorror!? Summer IslandSurprise Idol BattleA Hot Summer FestivalThe Three of Us Once AgainThe Dazzling LuminasRaise the Curtain, the Great Starlight School Festival☆Our Different ColorsThe Bonds of StarsLight of the StageThe Road Following Our Meeting
4th Season 153 - 160 Let's Fly, Look Out Vast World!We'll Take that Potato, and Replace it with a MicThrilling Carat☆YOU! GO! KYOTO!!Little Devil HappeningI Want to See You, OkinawaGalaxy☆StarlightPerfect Dream Idol!
161 - 170 Tale of the Osaka Idol☆Mecha Panic☆Happiness Party♪New Year Ahead!Luminas☆ChristmasThe First Wind That I Have FoundThe Sketchbook of DreamsA Single Road, Our Parting WaysHinaki Miracle!The Power of Idols
171 - 178 Best FriendSpring DreAca Carnival!Double Miracle☆My Move on now!The Futures that I'd Like to Come TrueQueen of RosesThe Present Heading Towards to FutureThe Best Present