|Where Legends Are Made|
|English||Where Legends Are Made|
|Japanese Air Date||June 26, 2014|
|Insert Song||Smiling Suncatcher|
|← Soleil☆Rising!||Admiration is Forever →|
Where Legends Are Made (伝説をつむぐ場所) is the 88th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 38th episode of its "2nd Season" (
Soleil has just put on their greatest performance ever, and Mizuki couldn't be more proud or fired up. Mikuru on the other hand is starting to feel inadequate discouraged after seeing their show. Will the two be able to overcome the shining sun and become one step closer to becoming legends?
With Soleil having just performed earlier, it will be WM's turn next in the afternoon. At dream Academy, Seira and Kii were watching an announcement about this while discussing how Soleil's performance. Seira thinks either of the unit's stand a chance to win, and Kii agrees. Elsewhere, Sora and Maria also discuss this after finishing their work for the day. They mention how both groups will benefit from this.
At the Hoshimiya household and shop, Ringo and Raichi discuss Soleil's performance earlier. Raichi is unsure of who will win and is a little concerned for Soleil, since WM is so good and well liked. But Ringo says that Ichigo and the others did their best that they could, so all they can do is wait it out.
Back in the waiting room, Ichigo, Aoi, and Ran find a bunch of fancy food awaiting them. Ichigo finds a small card, revealing that it's from Mizuki. They also find some flowers from Mikuru while expressing how anxious they are about WM. Then they sit down and begin to enjoy the food and tea.
At WM's waiting room, Mikuru discusses with Mizuki how Soleil did on stage. She's concerned that she can't keep up with them and feels as though she isn't as good at the girls and is only holding Mizuki back. But she tells her not to worry since they will do their best too and mentions how she chose them because Soleil is so memorable, win or lose.
Back with Ichigo and them, the other girls have come in to discuss with them over how much they liked their concert. The girls thank them for such kind words and they take off soon after.
It's then Ichigo recieves a call from Raichi. He expresses how excited he was and how much he loved the concert. While he really likes WM, he wants Soleil to win more then anything. Then he moves his phone to show Ringo, who expresses how much she enjoyed the performance too. She gives them some advice and ends the call while the girls attempt to figure it out.
Elsewhere, Orihime calls Ringo to speak to her about something. Ringo is surprised and mentions that she had just been speaking to Ichigo. After they watched the concert, both of them had the desire to speak to each other. They discuss the idea Mizuki came up.
Mikuru comments on the magazine Mizuki has been reading so much lately, seeing her still holding it at that moment. Mizuki mentions that while she can remember the entire magazine, she loves to keep reading it anyway. Mikuru claims that she still doesn't really understand Masquerade and asks her what kind of idols they were. Mizuki explains to her that even though Masquerade was so mysterious, the intrigue and impressions they were able to leave on everyone was what made them so memorable. It also pushes her to keep training to reach the eternail fame that comes with being a legendary idol someday. This makes Mikuru realize that this is why Mizuki made her goal earlier.
At the performance area, Tiara and Johnny discuss the event. Tiara herself really doesn't care who wins, because she already found one performance to be so great, and knows the other will be great too. They agree on the aspects of Aikatsu then and mention how Idols are able to connect with their fans.
As Mizuki and Mikuru discuss their coord set for their performance, they are interupted by Honoka who reminds them that soon it will be coming up. They start to head to the room and are interupted by the press to ask some questions. However, because they dont have the time, they ask them to watch the concert and they can answer their questions later. Mikuru compliments Mizuki on how she always keeps her composure, then she leaves after Mizuki asks her to go ahead.
Mizuki stops by to visit Orihime and thanks her for allowing the girls to accept her request. Orihime is happy to see Mizuki and comments on how ready she is. She also mentions how she finally understands something Orihime told her a long time ago. Back when Mizuki would spend her breaks at the Academy staring at the Masquerade statues, she approached her one day and Mizuki expresses her interest in becoming an idol equal to that of Masquerade. Orihime tells her that while she may not know now, she does say that no great idol can stand alone.
Back then Mizuki wasn't able to understand that advice. But now she can, which was another reason she made this challenge, and before leaving she claims it is thanks to both Orihime and Masquerade.
As Mikuru walks through the hallway she suddenly recalls something. She asks Honoka to go on ahead and runs to the room where Ichigo, Aoi, and Ran are. They are surprised to see her and Mikuru begins to mention how anxious she feels after seeing Soleil perform, worried that she may not be able to keep up with them. She lost her confidence, but is now over that because she just wants to focus on putting on the best show for them and their audience. She then runs off as Aoi and Ran try to figure out exactly what Mikuru tried to tell them. Ichigo is able to translate it a bit easier for them, then they express excitement in seeing them perform.
Orihime joins Johnny and Tiara shortly afterwards. They begin to discuss some things, mainly about Mizuki.
Backstage, Mikuru joins Mizuki and tells her that she is no longer nervous or worried about her performance. Mizuki is glad to hear that she feels better and she mentions that she believes she has everything now to become a legendary idol with Mikuru. After they share a quick cheer, they change into their coords and appear on stage, singing to "Smiling Suncatcher".
After their performance, the announcer reveals the winner of the battle to be WM, who won by a small margin and gave off a flawless performance.
Ichigo, Aoi, and Ran sit in one of the rooms while discussing how things played out. It was a great performance and they don't really mind that they lost, but they feel a little disappointed anyway since it really felt like they actually stood a chance. They decide that they need to put together an even greater performance the next time while Ran teases Ichigo on her mistake earlier.
They are confronted by Mizuki, who comes to thank the girls for giving them such a great rivalry, claiming that they wouldn't be as good as they are now without the girls to keep pushing them. As the five girls talk, Orihime watches from afar.
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Honoka Tsukikage
- Seira Otoshiro
- Ringo Hoshimiya
- Tiara Yumesaki
- Johnny Bepp
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Raichi Hoshimiya
- Sora Kazesawa
- Maria Himesato
- The Dream Academy Summer Uniform debuts in this episode.
- The Aquarium Coord and the Yacht Casual Coord make their anime debut in this episode.