|Koh-haku Aikatsu Gassen!|
|English||Koh-haku Aikatsu Gassen!|
|Japanese Air Date||December 26, 2013.|
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Koh-haku Aikatsu Gassen! (紅白アイカツ合戦！) is the 63rd episode of the Aikatsu! TV Anime series and the 13th episode of its "Second Season" (
The legendary Red-White Aikatsu Battle is coming up and everyone is full of excitement. But will a sneaky reporter put a damper on it with his gossip? And is the surprise guest really as scary as she seems to be?
Ichigo, Aoi, and Ran are heading to the location of the upcoming 64th Annual Red-White Aikatsu Battle. They watch the video of PowaPowa-Puririn, announcing the time and date of the Red-White Aikatsu Battle before ending the video, just as they are arriving to the events location. Inside, the girls see many idols from both of the schools and are approached by Seira and Ki. Aoi is very excited since this will be the first year she gets to participate, as well as be with so many idols in one location, and she is able to bond with Ki over this. Seira claims she will not lose to Ichigo before they share an agreement to enjoy themselves and do their best.
Unknowingly there is someone watching them from nearby...
As the girls wait in the lobby, Aoi explains that as participants they will be interviewed there, so that every idol can get to know the staff before the event. When Ichigo compliments how much Aoi knows, Aoi reveals to them that she's been watching the Red-White Battle since she was little and has done a lot of research. It's then the girls are called to interview and meet with someone one on one. Aoi is asked to appear as her character from the movies she's appeared in, while Ran and Sora will be modeling together in the fashion corner, and Ichigo is informed that she will be doing the concert with Seira. Who joins Ichigo and leaves the room with her.
Orihime and Tiara also happen to be conversing when they spot the two and stop to watch them for a moment. They continue on speaking soon after and mention how exciting both Ichigo's return and Seira's debut had been. So they are sure having them perform like this will be just as wonderful.
As Seira and Ichigo come back to the lobby, they separate for the time being and Ichigo's attention turns to a wisp of purple hair just as it's leaving the room. But she pushes it from her mind as Aoi and Ran return to the room, asking them how their meetings went. It's then the special guest arrives and the workers go to see who it is, as does Ichigo, Aoi, and Ran. The person is said to be very influential and Aoi warns them that they should be careful, since Sabuko Nishijima is regarding and rumored to be scary. Such as harming or verbally abusing the people who dare make one little mistake in her presence. This causes the girls to grow tense but they run in anyway, just to find a huge gaudy truck come inside that belongs to her.
It's then Sabuko approaches and explains that it is her very own, Enkatsu Card, which before that very moment was thought to merely be rumored. As Ichigo sees the workers struggle to move it, she volunteers herself, Aoi, and Ran to help them. This surprises Aoi and Ran, but together with the two workers, the five are able to lift the card to it's location. hich makes Sabuko really happy and she invites the girls for tea with her in another room. She expresses joy in having their help and mentions that a lot of young idols tend to get frightened and shy away from her when trying to introduce themselves, but Ichigo, Ran, and Aoi are different. She then goes on to say that she knows of them because Mizuki stopped by earlier to speak with her in reguards to the group.
They are severely shocked and Ichigo realizes that it was Mizuki she caught sight of earlier. So the trio decide to go and check around the building to see if they can still find her, but it's no use and they meet up later. This disappoints Ichigo, since she had wanted to ask her why she left Starlight Academy right after she did, and it has been over a year now since they have seen each other. So they keep looking. Soon Ichigo comes to the auditorium and sees Mizuki seated in one of the front rows, where upon being confronted. Mizuki welcomes her back just as Aoi and Ran soon find their way into the room. The four sit down to begin talking. She informs them that after Ichigo left, she transfered to Dream Academy as an adviser to help Tiara run the school. She works as a producer and while she had a lot of fun being with the others she feels as though she could have done better, which was what inspired this decision. However, she doesn't know if she wants to stay a producer, or an idol just yet.
She hands Ichigo a set of coords and asks that she doesn't tell the others about seeing her, since she's only an adviser and isn't supposed to really be there right now. But before she goes, she mentions that not only does she want to keep helping idols, she plans on making her own too.
Near the entrance door is Mister S spying on the girls. He decides he can turn this into a scandal to make it look like Mizuki betrayed Starlight Academy. But before he can get started, Sabuko removes his computers saving chip and threatens to run him out of a job should he do such a thing. So in defeat, he threatens to return and takes off.
Outside, PowaPowa-Puririn are introducing the event while being filmed. On stage, everyone cheers while the event begins and PowaPowa-Puririn introduce the special guest judges, Ame-chan, Llama-chan, and Kuma-chan. With that in mind, Aoi then performs as her character before Kaede performs a magic trick to introduce Ran and Sora. Then Yurika gets a chance to perform for her fans while Ichigo and Seira watch from backstage and PowaPowa-Puririn introduce Sabuko for her performance. Seira is confused, but Ichigo assures her how nice she is and they watch in awe over how huge the outfit is.
As she is performing, Ki and Sora show up to give Seira the coord she will wear for the performance. Sora explains to them what the trend collection is to them, saying that each of the coord makers came together during the World Trend Conference and decided to use the trendiest items to make the theme. For example, this winter Animal patterns were popular so each brand put out an animal-patterned dress, and points out she did also.
Ichgio and Seira then run to change into their coords and get on stage and Otome introduces them. There they perform to "KIRA☆Power".
Afterwards the girls all get onto stage, where it's announced which team has proven to be the winner this year. Otome reveals that they had a tie that year and Ichigo wishes everyone a happy new year!
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Seira Otoshiro
- Kī Saegusa
- Otome Arisugawa
- Sakura Kitaoji
- Shion Kamiya
- Mizuki Kanzaki
- Sora Kazesawa
- Yurika Tōdō
- Kaede Ichinose
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Ringo Hoshimiya
- Raichi Hoshimiya
- Tiara Yumesaki
- Mister S
- Sabuko Nishijima
- Asuka Amahane
- Rei Kamishiro
- Anna Tachibana
- Makoto Nijigahara
- Maya Yumekoji
- Green Grass
- On the same original air date (December 26, 2013), the Koh-haku Aikatsu Gassen also starts on the Data Carddass Aikatsu! arcade.
- This episode premiered on Yurika's birthday.
- Mizuki finally meets Ichigo and her companions once again.
- This episode marks the 64th Koh-haku Aikatsu Gassen! in the Aikatsu! Universe.
- The song KIRA☆Power appears for the first time as an insert song.
- The 2014 Animal Trend Collection Coords appear for the first time.
- The Enka artist who is featured in this episode, Sabuko Nishijima's name is a parody of a popular real-life Enka artist Saburō Kitajima.
- Her dress, Gorgeous New Year Tower, is referenced from Sachiko Kobayashi's dress for Koh-haku Uta Gassen.
- The judges Ame-chan, Llama-chan, and Kuma-chan are parodies of characters from the Japanese drama Amachan (あまちゃん).