|Kanji||おもてなしハート♡ Omotenashi Hāto♡|
|Japanese Air Date||February 13, 2014|
|Insert Song||Aurora Princess|
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Maria invites everyone to her home for a big house party with the objective of being the best host.
In class, Johnny is going over how popular Dream Academy is at the time. He tells his students that they should be using this as the time to work harder in order to keep up or overcome their rivals.
Meanwhile over at Dream Academy, Tiara has informed Maria that a special episode of Full Exposure: Idol Princesses has finalized a special episode and they wish to shoot it at Maria's home. Tiara thinks this would be a great time to have a house party, which excites all of the girls and Maria voices the idea of inviting other girls too.
Orihime informs Ichigo, Aoi, Ran, and Sakura that Maria has decided to invite them back to her home for a party, much to their surprise. Ichigo and Aoi are super excited, while Ran has to keep reminding them that it will also be part of work too. Sakura also thinks that Ran is a good role-model, because the more excited she is for something the more work she will also put into it. It's then Ichigo suggests they bring a present.
Ki is trying to determine what the party will be like. They ask Maria for her opinions, but she just tells them that she would like to be the best host she can be, since everyone is taking their time to come and all. The girls agree to leave Maria decide everything then, since it is her hosting task.
That night at Starlight Academy, Ichigo is packing her huge sized item carrier full of snacks, games, and a volleyball to play with. Ran warns her that she's packing too much, only for it to reveal that Aoi and Sakura have also packed a lot...
She is able to convince them both to leave a few items behind while Ichigo suggests that they call the girls from Dream Academy to think up an idea for a present to give Maria. That way instead of them all giving seperate gifts, they can just get her one from all of them and try to take away some of the difficulty.
The following day, up at the mountains, Maria is shooting the promo for the special episode. Everyone has also just arrived to the entrance area that will lead them to Maria's home. While they discuss how excited they are, it's revealed that Maria comes up here during the weekends when she isn't working.
It's then Maria arrives with a cow drawn carriage, which they are quick to comment on the cuteness while also comparing it to the normal horse drawn carriage. They get onto it and admire the scenery and compliment it. Aoi also takes advantage of Maria thanking them for coming up to get a picture of her really quick.
At arrival of her home, everyone is quick to learn how much staff Maria has around the place. They also notices all of the shiny, expensive ornaments of the entrance room while she leads them to another set of doors, which leads to an entertainment she set up specially for this event. Sakura is especially excited, because of how much it reminds her of the books she loves so much. They also comment on how comfortable it looks and feels while Maria expresses that she wished for them to feel really happy while here.
Everyone sits down for some tea and cake. Maria explains to them that she prepared everything specially for each girl, so that each of the tea would fit that indivisuals image. Sakura expresses gratitude that she was that considerate of them, while Maria also mentions how much work went into each one. Sakura is also be able to connect the situation to a book from Aurora Fantasy, to which Maria explains that this is what she aims for. Someone can feel happy just waiting for a specific day to come, then when it finally does, the happiness goes to even greater bounds. Everyone comments that this is why the house is so wonderful, because of Maria's care.
Later in the day, the girls are sitting around just relaxing for a while. They comment on how they didn't even need half of those things they originally planned on bringing after all. They continue to admire the sunset while Maria expresses sadness in not being able to share such a lovely scenery with her parents. This is because they travel around the world for their work, and can only be home for a quarter of days each month. So when she first moved there she would be pretty lonely, until one day she found one of the Aurora Fantasy books. This encouraged her to stop brooding over her loneliness and spent the time looking forward to their next meeting, so that she can be happy every day. She is also happy she left everyone with a good impression and expresses that this is how she wants her idol career to work too. She wants to leave everyone with a impression of wanting to stay forever. With that, Maria informs them that there is still one more event, due to it being Valentines Day!
She hands each girl a bag of heart themed chocolate colored for each of the girls. They all seem appreciative, while Aoi wishes to save them and is pretty sure she'll end up eating them, and Ran is glad that hers are sugar-less, as she likes. As the camera crew watch they comment on how nice it seems before the director reveals Maria made a bunch for them too!
That evening, Maria has just finished giving some neighborhood children chocolate also. As they leave, she mentions that she uses a lot of the mountains fruit when making them. However, because the girls aren't quite ready to leave yet, Maria suggests they can sing some songs out there, where they wont be bothering anyone. They then draw lots in order to decide who will partner with who and in what order. A little stage has been set up, including stage lights and Maria and Ichigo run behind it to change outfits. When they appear on stage they sing and perform to "Aurora Princess".
After their performance, the girls decide to show Maria their present. A special light up display they were able to put together that resembles the special Aurora only visible in specific parts of the world. She is very touched by this act of kindness and the girls thank her for having them there today and gives them a group hug. She also thanks the staff and expresses her happiness to them as the others watch and comment on how they now understand what Johnny told them earlier.
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Maria Himesato
- Sakura Kitaōji
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Seira Otoshiro
- Kī Saegusa
- Sora Kazesawa
- "Omotenashi" (おもてなし) can translate into "hospitality" or "hosting" depending on the context. That being present, the title can also mean "Hosting Heart".
- It is revealed that Maria's parents travel for their jobs.
- In this episode Ichigo's singing voice becomes much softer and quieter to fit the tempo of the song.