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|Summer Idol Story|
|English||Summer Idol Story|
|Japanese Air Date||July 24th, 2014|
|Insert Song||SHINING LINE*|
|← Forming☆Aikatsu 8||Twinkle・Stars →|
The final summer tour performance of Aikatsu8 is set to occur the following day and the girls decide to hold a small party while they recall some fond memories. But while this goes on Ichigo is too distracted thinking about the future of Aikatsu.
One evening Aoi and Ran talk with Ichigo over the phone. They discuss the performance and Ichigo explains how things are going so far. They mention how the last summer tour day is coming up, so they plan on having a pajama party that evening to celebrate. This excites Aoi, who asks Ichigo to take a bunch of pictures for her, although she promises it would only be for her own enjoyment.
It's then Ichigo brings up what Mizuki said a while back, and she asks them about it. She has yet to find an answer as to what the future of Aikatsu is, but she is hoping to find it before the end of the last summer concert. Seira comes into the room to tell Ichigo they should head to the others now, so Aoi just tells Ichigo to have some fun before they all take turns saying goodnight and then hang up.
Together with the other girls, they apologize for running a little behind and they are given some juice. The girls take this moment to cheer before they begin their party. They take some pictures of each other and are surprised to learn that both Aoi, and Ki asked for some pictures of the party. Seira recalls the conversation with Ki earlier on, where she asks the same thing Aoi did. However Mizuki believes it would be a waste, so she suggests they have the pictures during their final concert the next day. They agree to it, although Yurika hesitates at first. With that the picture taking resumes as they start to recall some previous performances and all of the time they spent eating up until this point. They also share other experiences, such as when Dream Academy and WM appeared. So Mizuki expresses the interest in finding out how all of their stories will turn out.
Later on, Otome is peacefully asleep while Yurika tries to calm down Ferry and Ichigo struggles to fall asleep. She goes out into the hallway for a walk and runs into Seira, who is also having a hard time. They were both thinking about the future of Aikatsu and are no closer to their answer. They happen to hear noise nearby and find Mikuru studying in the room. She tells them she was about to take a break, allowing them to join her. Seira and Ichigo are surprised, but Mikuru explains that she tends to practice later at night because of how far behind she is in terms of Aikatsu. She has to work really hard to catch up to them. She reveals that she was even practicing like this since the tour began, and she claims that come September they will surpass Masquerade. She feels that if they can do it their unknown futures will broaden. Ichigo and Seira then take off to return to their bedrooms, not aware that Mizuki was watching them.
The following day, a news reporter is discussing the last Aikatsu8 performance that day. He mentions how popular the previous performances had been and goes to the fans to show some of their responses.
As the girls reach the final concert hall for their tour Mizuki goes over the plans she has before they head into the waiting room. A woman calls for them and tells them that they are ready.
As this is going, Aoi, Ran, and Ki discuss with each other about the final concert performance. They all have some devices set up so that they can watch while they take a break from their current jobs.
The girls head down the long hallway towards the stage as a man introduces the girls and they are introduced on a large screen and the viewers take turns cheering for them all. The fans also cheer over the pictures from the previous evening. The girls stand backstage while Mizuki comments on how good of an idea it was to include them and the girls share one final cheer for the last Aikatsu8 performance before they appear on stage. There, the girls speak to the audience and converse with each other before they begin their final concert.
The girls have changed into their performance outfits and Mizuki and Mikuru speak to each other to get the audience more excited. Ichigo watches from the sidelines and is joined by Seira. She mentions her feelings reguarding Mizuki at the time before claiming that she wishes to surpass Mizuki, and she thinks with Seira by her side they could go anywhere together. Seira agrees and she tells Ichigo that they will surpass Mizuki and WM together. The future of Aikatsu is broadening and they are all ready to advance their unknown futures. The girls run backstage and reappear later, dressed in their special unit outfit where they perform to SHINING LINE*.
Afterwards the girls prepare to leave for home as the fans see them off. While riding the bus the girls are very quiet and are feeling down now that Aikatsu8 is over. After seeing how sad Yurika is, Mikuru even tells her that she can come and visit Ferry whenever she wants. She then tells the other girls that even that Aikatsu8 is over, they will all still be doing Aikatsu together. They agree to this all begin to perk right up. Ichigo then claims to have her answer and Mizuki asks to hear of Ichigo's answer. She claims that while she doesn't know what her future holds, she plans to surpass WM. This shocks everyone, but Mizuki is not surprised by this. Instead she claims that Ichigo will soon stand on stage with her again, which confuses both Ichigo and Seira.
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Aoi Kiriya
- Ran Shibuki
- Maria Himesato
- Sora Kazesawa
- Mizuki Kanzaki
- Mikuru Natsuki
- Yurika Tōdō
- Otome Arisugawa
- Ki Saegusa
- The outfits that Aikatsu!8 wore during the promotional video are cards all from DCD Aikatsu!, and all of them are loosely based on each card. To see the full card list, click here. The first time to have this kind of case is when STAR☆ANIS had their summer tour during Episode 41.
- In one scene of the slumber party, Mikuru's pink streaks weren't present.