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That Rocking Girl is the Dream☆Girl
Episode 51
Aikatsu! - 50 24.32
Episode Information
Kanji ロックなあの娘はドリーム☆ガール

Rokku no Anoko ha Dorīmu☆Gāru

English That Rocking Girl is the Dream☆Girl
Air Date
Japanese Air Date October 3, 2013
Featured Songs
Opening KIRA☆Power
Ending Original Star☆彡
Insert Song Idol Activity! (Ver. Rock)
Episode guide
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The Memories are in the Future Welcome Home♫Strawberry

That Rocking Girl is the Dream☆Girl (ロックなあの娘はドリーム☆ガール) is episode 51 and the season two premiere of Aikatsu! anime series adaption. The episode premiered on October 3, 2013.


The episode's scenario was written by Yoichi Kato, Ryuichi Kimura did the storyboard while Shin'ya Watada directed the episode. The animation directed by Ryō Kodama and Satomi Watanabe.

Story

There's is a new rival school "Dream Academy" and rumor has it that a great new face makes her debut from there. When it's annouced that she will be facing Aoi in a live concert duel, she struggles realizing how much she will lose if she doesn't beat her.

Summary

Aoi Kiriya and Ran Shibuki introduce themselves and the school to the audience as they leave for their plans. Aoi has been focusing on her career as an actress an was invited to a special event for her movie "Naughty Police Chief: The Movie" while Ran has been focusing on her modeling work and has become the representative model for her favorite brand, Spicy Ageha.

As Aoi is leaving she sees many fans there for her and for a moment, thinks she sees someone familiar to her. But it only ends up being a girl who resembles her. While heading back to the school she mentions that a year has passed since Ichigo left for America. At first they texted each other as much as they could but now it's only once in a while. She thinks about the amazing things Ichigo could be up to and meets with Ran. She notices a bunch of girls nearby but doesn't say anything about it until after Ran shows up and they notice two girls step out of a limo.

  • "Keep saying that and I'll suck your blood!"
  • "Ah, since she's a Queen!"

Aoi begins to inform everyone about the brand new idol school, known as Dream Academy that has appeared within the last year. Right now the idols are popular there and she uses this moment to take a picture of Sora and Maria. They continue their discussion after grabbing some drinks in the building they have work to do in and mention that lately everyone has been talking about the girls of Dream Academy. They are on practically everything and have been covering a lot of the rankings list lately. Just a year ago it was mainly everyone from Starlight School.

While Aoi is excited, being an idol professor, Ran reminds her that they need to remember that they were there first. Those idols of Dream Academy are their rivals. It's then Yurika stops by for a surprise with Kaede. They mention that they ran into each other and lately everything has been down at Starlight Academy. Otome Arisugawa comes by and tells them to cheer up, along with Sakura and Shion. Yurika tells them that as the only still active unit group at the Academy, they are obviously still in good spirits. Even so much more now that they have a show named after them. But they have also been attending events like candy festivals and bird watching.

It's then announced that Otome is the reigning Starlight Queen since Mizuki and Ichigo left. She is very happy and wishes to follow in Mizuki Kanzaki's footsteps. After they take off, Yurika mentions that they need to remain on guard in order to avoid losing to Dream Academy. But it's then a strange girl interrupts them. They don't recognize her and after she comments on how she wont lose to them, she leaves.

That evening, Aoi tries to figure out who this girl is but nothing has come up. Ran points out that she may not be an idol and Ran decides to agree with her, only to add that she reminded her of Ichigo back before they turned into idols. She may not have been one but she could really smell it.

The next day, the headmistress Orihime Mitsuishi is giving two important announcements. First is that the Aikatsu cards, since they have undergone a historic advancement, their outfits on stage will be changing and the brands have all come together to create one new series theme known as "Constellations." The top brands have already been producing their brand new constellation dresses and she is hoping this will open up a whole new world of Aikatsu to everyone.

  • "We're going to hold a showdown live!"
  • "Me!?"

A strange woman interrupts, only to be told by Johnny that she wasn't supposed to be on stage yet. But she got so excited, she couldn't wait and Orihime moves aside while introducing her as Tiara Yumesaki, the headmistress of the rival idol school, Dream Academy.

She introduces herself to everyone and reveals the second announcement. The two schools will be holding a face-off concert because it has been a year since the school has come and never once has an idol from both schools been on stage with each other. So they discussed this together, and they go on to announce who will be performing against one another. From Dream Academy it will be the massively new idol who has gained popular with ease. Orihime also announces that she's chosen Aoi to represent Starlight Academy for the concert.

Aikatsu! - 51 11.19

"If Aoi Kiriya lose, you're going to quit!?"

As she walks through the halls, Aoi watches a news event announcing the idol news. The girls happen to find Orihime and Johnny in front of the Masquerade statues and to his shock, she informs him that if Aoi loses she will resign as headmistress. If she loses then Starlight Academy will lose it's place in the idol world and because she accepted this, she will be the one to take responsibility for the lost. This adds more pressure onto Aoi as the two girls watch from behind the door.


The mysterious girl is with Tiara in her office going over how soon the concert will be coming. She is very excited and happy to finally have her chance to open up more doors for herself, but she grows curious when Tiara reveals she will also be opening up more doors for all Aikatsu.

While this goes on, Ran and Aoi are running laps outside. Aoi is worried that she may lose but she plans to give it her all despite that. Given how high the stakes are.

Back at Dream Academy, Tiara reveals that the girl will be given a producer that is able to bring out all of her charms. The girl doesn't ask and instead looks to the image nearby so that she can see who the producer is, while Tiara tells her to trust the girl.

The day before the concert rolls around and Aoi receives encouragement from Ran and Johnny as the mysterious girl walks in. She introduces herself as Otoshiro Seira begins to explain who she is to them. But she is interrupted by Kii, who introduces herself as a third year Dream Academy's producer course student. She informs to Seira that while it's okay for herself to be introduced, Seira should only reveal little things about herself at a time. But because of her big mouth Kii accidentally reveals everything.

Seira informs her of this and while she feels badly, Aoi is able to connect with her on the sense that she also wants to spread everything she knows about the idols she loves to others too. They take their leave soon after and come to the backstage area where Seira expresses joy in knowing that starting today she is now an idol. Kii is sure she will do fine because of her huge background in music and now is her time to show her idol side.

But before Seira can do anything, Kii grabs a hold of her hair and pulls it up into a ponytail. Seira likes it, and Kii also takes the time to explain how important the coord cards will be as she hands her the premium coord from Swing Rock. Then Kii gives Seira a hug and she steps into the Fitting Room to become her idol self. She gets onto stage and sings "Idol Activity! (Ver. Rock)."

After her performance, Aoi and Orihime, along with everyone else seem to be very impressed by Seira's performance. They try to figure out what her appeal was, finding it unrecognizable. The man announcing the performance reveals it is called a "Constellation Appeal", but this causes Aoi to worry more and more.

While Tiara and Kii think she has it easily won, Seira doesn't seem as sure and receives a Proof of Scorpio, which is a special marking given to idols that can perform the Constellation Appeal.

That night, Aoi worries and thinks back to what Johnny had told her about the Constellation Appeal. They can only be performed when wearing the new constellation dresses and not everyone can perform them. You have to max out the audience's voltage rating in order to use it. Which leads Aoi to believe that it only comes down to her skills as an idol now. She tries to think of what Ichigo would do and cheers up a little, just enough to fall asleep.

Meanwhile, someone mysterious is talking to Tiara about who they think will win tomorrows live concert. The mysterious person also mentions Ichigo.

Come the next day, the announcer mentions that since Seira has performed yesterday, today Aoi will proceed to do the same. One of them mentions that if she is unable to perform a Constellation Appeal then she probably wont win. But Ran turns off the television and she tells Aoi to ignore them. Aoi knows she can try as hard as she can but if she loses then Orihime will resign as headmistress.

Suddenly Otome pushed the door and bursts inside to inform them that she saw a great problem. They are unable to tell what it is, but suddenly

"Ittsu mī!
I have returned, I am home!"

With a bright and cute voice, wearing American-style clothes and boots and a familiar ribbon,

Ichigo Hoshimiya comes inside.

Aikatsu! - 51 22.35

Character Appearances

Trivia

  • KIRA☆Power and Original Star☆彡 begin their debut as the first Opening and Ending for Season 2
  • The story sets 1 year after Ichigo leaves Starlight Academy.
  • This is the second time for the entire Aikatsu! anime adaption that someone other than Ichigo has introduced the show at the beginning. In this case, the opening line was delivered by Otome, Aoi, and Ran.
  • This episode marks the 2nd time someone has worn a Premium Rare coord in their debut performance, the first time this occured was in episode 34 when Kaede Ichinose wore the Clown Carnival Coord in her debut performance.

Major Events

Animation Trivia

  • Left: Blu-ray and Right: TV
  • Starting this episode, the animation style has various changes:
    • The lines on the drawn frames are somehow a bit thicker.
    • The characters' hairs are painted a bit brighter on the top, like a gradient.
    • This is the first episode to start the 3rd generation CG technique in Aikatsu! anime series. The hairs and clothing are all very smooth, and the similarity of the anime and CG is extremely alike.
  • Seira's CG model's movement after the performance isn't as smooth as in the movement.
  • In the Blu-ray release, there were a lot of redrawn and repainted scenes on the A Part could be spotted.
  • Compared from the preview on Episode 50, in this episode Maria's hair when she walking behind Sora is slightly modified.

Referbacks

Cultural References

  • Papasonic, a blunt parody to the technology brand Panasonic can barely seen in the episode.


Gallery


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 SummerSecret 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

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