|The Rumored Powa-Puri☆|
Uwasa no Powapuri☆
|English||The Rumored Powa-Puri☆|
|Japanese Air Date||December 5, 2013|
|Insert Song||Ponytail After School|
| ← Choco and Solution☆|
"Powapowa-Puririn", a very popular unit has been pretty mysterious lately so Seira and Ki decide to investigate them.
At the Otoshiro household and cafe, Ki and Noel are explaining PowaPuri to Seira. She doesn't seem all that interested when Ki gets some brand new PowaPuri news. She reads over it and shows Seira the image of the place they're going to. But as Seira realizes it's her place, PowaPuri happens to walk in at that very moment!
After being seated, Otome, Sakura, and Shion give Noel their autographs. Her mother comes out to give them the desserts they requested while apologizing for how long it took, as well as them being bothered while on their time off. But Sakura explains that it's a special moment of bonding, so it's okay. Otome goes on to ask Noel where her sister is and Noel is forced to lie by claiming she isn't there, because Ki and Seira are spying on PowaPuri from nearby. But Seira takes a moment to ask why they even bothered to hide since it's her own home...
As PowaPuri is trying out the three desserts, Ki resumes teaching Seira about the idol unit. They tend to be very mysterious when it comes to the activies they do and fans love them because of their carefree, laid-back antics. Their popularity is so high that they gained a show, and people refer to them as "cuttlefish idols", going on to explain why that is.
They overhear PowaPuri preparing to leave and quickly trail behind them. Seira doesn't really want to but Ki is very excited. So they follow them while Otome explains their challange of the day: seeing how far they can walk along the white line on the sidewalk. Shion questions the reason of doing this, but is unable to get a straight answer so she continues to follow. Seira also questions Ki's motives for wanting to follow PowaPuri so closely, but suddenly Ichigo appears out of nowhere!
As PowaPuri walk by the busy streets and everyone greets them, Seira explains to Ichigo why they're following them. She admits that it sounds like fun and expresses curiosity in wanting to find out what they do too, so she decides to tag along!
The trio continue to follow PowaPuri until seeing them stop at a small food hut, where the vendor running it offers them some food after they explain to him what they have been doing. Ichigo observes the food for a moment while Ki writes down some keywords and other useful information. They follow PowaPuri to a pathway littered with leaves and find them sweeping it up. A bunch of young children suddenly appear however and after seeing how happy the children are, Otome invites them to play a leaf gathering game with them by dividing everyone into three teams. Ki makes more observations to write down while Ichigo compares their indivisual personalities to a special kind of bento. Seira is unable to comprehend this and she turns for a moment, thinking someone had been watching them...
After the game, they announce it turned out to be a tie and they thank the children for the help. As the girls notice how cold they feel, Otome suggests a game of tag and begins to chase everyone around while Sakura and Shion watch. Ki takes more notes and suddenly a strange man appears after the children leave!
Ichigo accidentally outes herself, Ki, and Seira, so the six girls are informed of what the man was doing. He explains that the best way to capture their appeal naturally is by hiding the camera from them. Ki takes this moment to explain that a show related to them "Powa Walking" is a five minute segment that airs during the morning, which begun due to PowaPuri's popularity. As Otome expresses enjoyment in getting to play with Ichigo if she knew she was there, Seira begins to think about how interesting they are. But she is even more curious to see how their unique, special ways manifest on stage.
Sakura assures that while they have a lot of fun, having fun isn't the only thing they do. She begins to bring up a fashion show they will be taking part in the day after tomorrow when Shion gets a call on her cellphone. She then sadly is forced to inform everyone that she cannot attend the fashion show because the filming for the drama she's in has begun much earlier then planned. She suggests a replacement and thinks Ichigo would be good, but Ichigo points out that she has work that day also. Seira tells them to just go on as two people, but Sakura and Otome claim it isn't PowaPuri without three people. They begin to worry they will be letting everyone down and mention the special appeal they had planned.
Seira goes on to mention that even if they find a replacement it wont leave them with much time to practice. But Sakura and Otome do not care and decide they need to hurry up and find someone to take Shion's place. Shion feels badly but they tell her not to worry about it. Seira is worried for them, but Ichigo and Ki are pretty sure they will be fine.
Later on, Sakura begins to hand out fliers and posters to anyone passing by while Otome begs Yurika to help them. But as Yurika begins to discuss all of the changes she would like to make to PowaPuri, she is beyond peeved to find Otome left in the middle of her explanation. Meanwhile Sakura's roommate walks by. She seems to want to help but because she isn't really into fashion shows, she doesn't think she is suited for it. Sakura understands and the girl goes on to explain how much Sakura has changed since the past.
As Ichigo, Aoi, and Ran watch Sakura and Otome try to find a replacement they express concern in how difficult it might be. Ichigo doesn't understand it until they mention that currently Otome is the starlight Queen and Sakura is a top-class second year student. Whoever replaces Shion needs to have a high amount of strength just to keep up with them. However this encourages Ichigo to help them out!
That evening, Otome and Sakura are in the middle of training when Ichigo comes by to tell them she wanted to help them practice. They are very greatful and quickly accept this offer.
Over at Dream Academy, Seira has been keeping watch over the post related to PowaPuri at the fashion show. Ki thinks she is worried but Seira claims she isn't. So Ki suggests they just go to the fashion show to show support. Seira agrees, but only because Ki seems to want to go so badly.
After she finishes her shooting for the day, Shion tries to call Otome to ask if they found a replacement. She worries then she is told they haven't found a replacement. Otome tells her not to worry, but Shion feels guilty and is quick to run off to try to locate a suitable replacement. Suddenly, she sees just what she needed to help...
Come the day of the fashion show, Otome and Sakura sit with each other in the waiting room while Seira and Ki observe. A man comes by to tell them it's almost time for them to go on stage, then asks if it will just be them two entering. They claim they will be fine and will go on as a trio when a package suddenly arrives for them. They know it's from Shion and happily walk over as everyone curiously watches the box. Suddenly, Kaede pops out of it!
The trio express excitement, though worry that Kaede may not be able to perform right. But she assures them that Shion gave her some extra emergency lessons. So with their excitement back up, they run into the changing area and pick their coords before appearing on stage, where they dance to "Ponytail After School".
After the performance the girls comment on how nice and fun the fashion show was. Otome gets a call from Shion and she asks her if she got to see the performance. She compliments their job well done and claims that because she is also a part of PowaPuri, she had to help them no matter what.
At Dream Academy, Ki and Seira watch a popular variety show that was on the other day, showing the details of how Shion found Kaede and asked her about replacing her temporarily for the fashion show. At first Kaede was surprised but she was quick to agree, despite how tough her manager tells her it will be. She thinks it will be so much fun though and the airing finishes.
As they continue to discuss the events of those past few days, a party is being held for PowaPuri back at Starlight Academy. The episode then ends as everyone shares a cheer.
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Seira Otoshiro
- Otome Arisugawa
- Sakura Kitaōji
- Shion Kamiya
- Kaede Ichinose
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Kī Saegusa
- Yurika Tōdō
- Noel Otoshiro
- Takako Otoshiro
- This is the first stage appearance of Powapowa-Puririn, though Shion was replaced with Kaede.
- This is the debut of Powapowa-Puririn's Special Appeal, Triangle Powa-Puri Light.
- The promotion image of Powa-Puri is directly taken from KIRA☆Power's opening animation.
- Both Sakura and Otome had small changes in their aura, Otome's having pears added to it and different oranges, and Sakura's having added more flowers in different colors.