|Japanese Air Date||November 14, 2013|
|Insert Song||Trap of Love|
|← Top Secret of Love||Magical Dancing♪ →|
The girls are in the middle of training when Sakura happens to notice the mascot on Otome's cellphone. She explains who he is, Potepo. Otome happens to notice her own, who Sakura introduces as Akkumadori-kun. Yurika comes by to ask them why they have such a big interest in mascot characters and when questioned if she doesn't like them, she tells them she likes horror characters. Then she shows them a bat character attached to her phone. Otome confronts her by saying it's a mascot character either way, though Yurika won't allow her to say such things.
Ichigo asks Aoi what a mascot character is, though she incidentally addresses them as "musket" characters and has to be corrected. When Ran joins them, Aoi asks her about her opinion and Ran attempts to show everyone her own. But when Yurika, Otome, and Sakura mention having one doesn't fit her character she is quick to shove it back into her pocket. Which goes unnoticed by everyone other then Ichigo...
In the school, Aoi explains to Ichigo what mascot characters are. As she shows Ichigo images of them, Aoi comments that it isn't surprising Ichigo hadn't heard of them while in America. Ichigo questions one of them after she recalls seeing it in Ran's pocket and Aoi introduces it as Ebipon, a mascot that won the award for "Mascottiest Mascot" last year. Aoi also points out that Ebipon was what triggered the mascot character boom currently.
Ichigo mentions that Ran had one in her pocket, which shocks Aoi. Ran approaches and Aoi attempts to speak to her about it, but suddenly Ran gets a call from Anna, Spicy Ageha's top designer. She was asked to come to Spicy Ageha's building in order to pick up the Constellation Premium Dress. As this goes on, Ichigo and Aoi try to get a better look but are unable to. But they wish her luck as she informs them of the news anyway.
At Anna's office, she speaks to Ran about the trending theme this year and how this will be the very first Constellation Premium Dress that Spicy Ageha will be putting out. She reveals the dress to Ran and explains how she got her inspiration for it. The crown represents the lion while the feathers represent the wild birds that come from the savanna the lion rules over. She also goes on to claim that Ran was part of the inspiration that inspired this dress and Ran is immediately in awe of it. Anna asks her to wear it for her next fashion show and perform a Constellation Appeal with it and Ran recalls how people are able to perform the Constellation Appeal as she transforms the dress into the coord set. Anna hands them to her while she tells Ran she is sure she can do this and pull the dress off.
In her office, Orihime is discussing with Johnny regarding the fact that Ran has got a Constellation Premium Dress. Johnny compliments Orihime for being a good headmistress but she claims it's much too early to celebrate and he asks her if she forgot how hard Ran worked to become Spicy Ageha's representative model. Which she does not take kindly to and points out the difficulties there are with being a model. Such as having to endure a bunch of lights for periods of time, and wearing winter clothes during summer to time advertisements right. So far she has managed to get through every challange and Orihime suggests that they should just put their faith in her.
As she leaves the office, Ran thinks back to the day when she had become Spicy Ageha's representative model. She is concerned about whether or not she can do the Constellation Appeal or not, but she decides that she cannot let Anna down, so she will wear the Constellation Dress and perform a Constellation Appeal!
Aoi informs everyone that Ran has gotten back and she asks if everything is ready. Ichigo tells her that everyone set up a whole table of sweet foods, and Sakura also got some items that would suit Ran's palate, such as rice crackers, dried plum, and salted kelp. Meanwhile, Aoi plans to do some investigative work to see if Ran really likes Ebipon or not. Shion and Yurika think Aoi should just ask her instead of being sneaky, but Otome admits that she would be really shocked to find out Ran liked Ebipon if it turns out to be true, so she's too frightened to ask herself. Aoi then says by doing this, they won't have to ask her questions in a subtle manner.
But before they can say anymore, Ran comes inside and questions what they were up to. Ichigo explains that they were waiting for her to come back so that they could celebrate getting the Constellation Dress with her. Ran decides to show them the coord cards and comments on how nice the table they set up for her looks. However, she isn't sure if now is the time to start celebrating since she needs to focus until the fashion show ends.
Aoi takes this opportunity to ask Ran if she could see her phone, but Ran mentions having dropped it off back in her room on the way over. She asks Ran why she was wondering about it, but Aoi avoids answering. With that Ran takes off to get to training before it gets too late. She thinks about the problems that will come with this if she isn't able to perform the Constellation Appeal and is revealed to have been dreaming this event taking place. She sees the cards nearby and notices how late it is, then lays back down trying to get herself to sleep.
Meanwhile in their dorm room, Aoi is having trouble sleeping also because she keeps thinking about Ran liking Ebipon. She finds it too hard to believe and Ichigo comments that she may have just seen it wrong. Unknown to them however, Ran seeks comfort in a stuffed Ebipon doll since it calms her down.
The next day, Ichigo and Aoi come to Ran's dorm room but don't get an answer. After Aoi mentions she work early work to do today, Ichigo grows worried she may have overslept so they go inside to see if she's in there or not. They don't see her and assume she may be training and decide to search school, but Aoi gets curious seeing a big lump in the bed. They pull her blanket from the bed to see Ebipon laying there. For even more surprises, they happen to notice her closet door is left open just a little. They open the door to find a mountain full of Ebipon merchandise. While surprised, both girls are excited to have finally discovered the truth.
Meanwhile at Dream Academy, Ki has found something revealing a picture of Seira surrounded by many cats. She is a little concerned, but the fans seem to really like it and she comments that the ability to show one's true self while not letting down one's fans is the mark of the true idol. She is very happy as Seira's producer, but even then she still remains surprised by the revelation and claims she would expect to see her open a cat kingdom someday!
Ran is busy practicing her model walk while girls nearby observe her. A news reporter has come to check things out and she wonders if they came too early. When she spots Ran though, they decide to get a closer look to see what she's doing. More girls come by to watch Ran practice while the reporter and cameraman take some pictures of her.
As they leave the dorm area, Aoi tells Ichigo that they shouldn't tell anyone about what they found out since it goes against her image and could cause some damage. Ichigo agrees, when someone comes by with a package for Ran. They tell her she isn't in right now, but he can't just leave it laying around since it's valuable and will need a signature for it. Aoi tells him that she may be nearby and after he leaves, she recalls that the interview she's doing today will end up in PariColle.
The woman doing the interview mentions to Ran that ever since she became the model of Spicy Ageha, everyone has been talking about how much more sexy and powerful its image has become. As this goes on, Ichigo receives a text from Otome. She informs them that she was just asked for directions from the man making the delivery and he was holding a giant ebipon as a campaign present!
Ichigo reveals the news to Aoi, who points out that right now the giant Ebipon is on its way to her while she's being interviewed. Her image as the Beautiful Blade is on the line so they quickly run after the delivery man in hopes of stopping him before its too late!
Ran is asked where her "Beautiful Blade" title has come from and she explains that a friend first called her it. The woman tells her its very fitting for a cool beauty like her.
As Ichigo and Aoi run towards the interview location they come across Otome and ask her where it is. They then take off in said direction as a curious Otome watches. The man stops for a moment, having not found Ran and he goes in another direction to look. Her interview continues and Ran explains what she thinks the duty of a model representative is.
Aoi and Ichigo run into Johnny, who warns them that they can get hurt running as fast as they were. He lectures them on the importance of taking care of an idols body and they are quick to flee after apologizing. They manage to find the delivery man and try to get him to stop so that they can speak to him and prevent this incident from occuring, but since he's too far ahead of them, they find themselves too tired to keep running for much longer...
The interviewer and cameraman prepare to leave while thanking Ran for such a long interview. But the delivery man interrupts them and to her surprise, she sees the giant Ebipon. The man explains that she has won it from the Ebipon Present Campaign and Ran is very happy to have it!
As the cameraman takes pictures, a tired Ichigo and Aoi collapse onto the ground and comment on how happy she looks to have it. After everyone leaves, Ran mentions that she had forgotten that she signed up for this contest half a year ago and explains how she found Ebipon.
Since Ichigo had left for America and Dream Academy had started up, she made an agreement vow with everyone else in Starlight Academy to work harder then before. While she was aiming to be Spicy Ageha's representative model, she had been pushing herself very hard to rise further. That was then she found Ebipon. His silliness was exactly what she needed at the end of a tiring day and whenever she looked at him she felt at ease. She begins to speak to the giant Ebipon doll now, saying that she was unable to get herself to tell anyone that she liked him because she was embarrassing. As this goes on, Aoi decides to take a special picture that she will never reveal to anyone else. Which Ran is eager to partake in.
On the day of the fashion show, everyone watches the news report that shows the picture the Cameraman took of Ran hugging the giant Ebipon. The man comments on how Ran displayed a surprising amount of emotion, but he goes onto the next topic about ranking.
In Orihime's office, Johnny is very worried about Ran and considers this to be bad timing for her. But Orihime claims that the fact they're talking about her is just proof of her stardom. This will also show if her runway skills can make the show a success or not...
Before she goes inside the building of the fashion show, Ran speaks to the many photographers that have showed up to get pictures of her. The building is packed full of audience members, including a very excited Ichigo and Aoi. Who are sure she will be able to pull this off with ease. Ran heads back into the changing area and after appearing on stage, she dances to "Trap of Love".
After the performance, everyone is very pleased and excited for how well Ran did. So much so, that the girls set up their celebration table for her again. They tell her she can go ahead and enjoy herself now, but she receives a text from Orihime and is asked to come to her office. Upon arrival, Orihime mentions that a new offer has come in, asking specifically for her. It is for the role of Ebipon's public relations representative model. As in, being in a unit with Ebipon, which Ran accepts eagerly and promises to do her best!
- Ran Shibuki
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Aoi Kiriya
- Yurika Tōdō
- Otome Arisugawa
- Sakura Kitaōji
- Shion Kamiya
- Seira Otoshiro
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Johnny Bepp
- Anna Tachibana
- Ki Saegusa
- Ran finally has a Constellation Dress, which means she has three premium coords.
- Ran finally managed to do the Constellation Appeal
- Ran's aura changed, from purple butterfly to golden one. The butterflies now fly up-right instead of around her.
- The King Leo Coord makes it debut in this episode
- Spicy Ageha's top designer Anna Tachibana makes her official debut after only appearing in cameos beforehand.
- This is the first episode where ran is seen recieving from the top designer directly.
- Ran has been revealed to be a fan of "Ebi-Pon".
- The episode title comes from YuruKyara, the mascot characters, Ran's name and the word "runway" (Ranwei)
- ^ "Cha-Ran-way" might be a shortening of "Character" (キャラ Kyara), "Ran" (蘭 lit. Orchid), and "Runway" (ランウェイ Ranwei).