|Japanese Air Date||September 4, 2014|
|← Secret Letter and Unseen Star||The Flower's Tears →|
Twin Dresses (ふたごのドレス) is the 98th episode of Aikatsu! TV anime series and the 48th episode of its "2nd Season" (
The script was written by Yuichi Nomura.
As the Twinkle Star Cup draws nearer, the need for unit dresses is evident with 2wingS. Ichigo, Seira, Aoi, and Kī turn to the top designers of Angely Sugar and Swing Rock after finding Masquerade's old coord concepts in hopes of obtaining dresses that'll take the unit into the sky.
Ichigo and Seira are in the middle of an interview and are asked some questions involving their unit, 2wings. Once they finish they stop for a drink break in the lunch room and discuss their training plans. They plan to head over to Dream Academy, but Ichigo would rather discuss their dinner plans. After Seira brings up how hungry Ichigo has been lately she then points out that they still need to find the perfect outfits to wear.
Over at Cafe Vivo, the girls meet with Ki and Aoi and bring up the outfit situation. None of them really have any good ideas at the moment and are interupted by Noel, who has come to bring over some sweet snacks for the girls. Aoi then takes out her phone and pulls up some coords, asking Ichigo and Seira to line up some of their favorite coords right now. Ichigo loves the Pearl Shell coord from Angely Sugar, while Seira has been enjoying the Paw Print coord from Swing Rock. While the girls model graphics look nice in them, Ki and Aoi believe they are not enough to compete with WM. Seira suggests that she and Ichigo switch coords, and while they look nice, Aoi still doesn't think it is worth much.
This disappoints the four girls and by evening they still have nothing to work with. While they did have a bunch of ideas, none of them really measured up to what they need. Ichigo makes an attempt to put something totally random together, but it only winds up looking like a mess. The four then call it a night and head back to their dorms.
As Ichigo and Aoi lay in bed, Aoi explains to her how she and Ki will be going over some idol history the following day in order to try to get some help. Ichigo goes on to compare Aoi and Ki to some paper lanterns, explaining how they help light the path for Seira and herself. They can advance without worry. Such a compliment makes Aoi happy and she comments on how Ichigo has always exceeded her expectations.
The next day over at Dream Academy, Ki shows the newspaper clipping she happened to find reguarding an interesting rumor involving Masquerade. They were planning a sensational, never-before-seen coord concept, but nothing of the outfit has surficed because they disbanded not too long after the article was made. While Ki feels a little disappointed, Aoi believes they may be able to find more out.
They head straight to Starlight Academy and begin to speak to Orihime on the subject. She couldn't remember anything though, because she and Miya had plenty of ideas in the past. Most of them were forgotten and left behind, but to help them she hands the girls a big key and tells them that they are more then welcome to go figure it out themselves. In the hall they meet with Seira and Ichigo, where they explain that Orihime gave them the key for the Masquerade reference room. The four girls head straight through the library and to the room afterwards.
Inside, Ichigo is quick to run over to a big poster and pray to it in an attempt to get inspiration for dresses. The girls then begin to look around by going through a bunch of books, magazines, and videos. But suddenly, they find a notebook their costume staff used in the past. In it, it seems as though the plan was for each girl to use the brand that suited them the best, but while this is normal, the next part involved designing their costumes with a pair of wings in mind. One dress like the right, and the other was left, and these wings formed into a single butterfly. With that, they could take flight as a unit.
Ichigo then realizes that by putting together the two dresses that have different charms by themselves, they were able to give themselves a lot of power as a unit. The girls get the wonderful idea of going to their brand designers, but Aoi and Ki point out the problem in this. Angely Sugar and Swing Rock both have designs that are a complete 180 from each other, so there is no guarentee the designers will work together for this. But they decide that instead of standing around to worry, they need to go and ask first.
At Cafe Vivo, Ki is busily practicing her greetings for the designers. She is fearful that one of them wont agree to their request. But they are unable to dwell on it for long since the two designers happen to arrive around the same time.
Inside, they are both given some coffee and booklets involving their ideas. By combining the two brands, a new level of perfection can be reached. They know that it is a hard request, but they are hoping that they will be willing to work together for the sake of surpassing WM. Aoi also points out how much publicity this would create for Angely Sugar and Swing Rock. They are the only ones who can help them, so the four girls ask for help. To their surprise, both women are quite eager for the idea and are ready to work with each other.
With that, it is described how from that moment they got straight to work designing the dresses. At one point a conference meeting came up and each unit was asked to send a representative to draw for the order they will be taking on stage. Mizuki and Ichigo both put their hands into the lottery box and it is shown that WM will go first, followed by 2wings.
Ichigo and Seira head out for a break at a cafe in town. They are both super excited over the event and they can't help but wonder how the dresses are going. Ichigo offers to try to ask them and dials Amahane's gardener about them. After he informs Ichigo of what is going on, she calls Aoi right after to inform her that neither Amahane or Makina have come out of the workshop since the day before. Worried for their health the four girls set straight out for Angely Mountain, where the work place of Amahane rests upon.
They take the elevator to the top and are brought inside by the gardener. He explains to the girls how the designers wished not to be disturbed, so he has no had the chance to check on them himself. Ichigo knocks on the door an is unable to recieve a response, so instead of waiting she walks right in.
To everyone's shock, they find the room messy and Amahane laying on a pile of clothing, along with Makina passed out at the desk before many designs. After the girls check on the designers, they awaken and are surprised to find everyone there. For a moment they are unable to recall anything until they sit down and have a drink break. As it turns out, with so much work they spent all of the previous day asleep. They don't feel sick or anything though, and Maina reveals that the girls happened to show up at the right time, because the designs are finished. They reveal them to the four girls and introduce it as the Gemini Coords.
The coords are transformed into cards for the girls and handed to them. They give the girls the best of encouragements before they head out for their Debut Live in these coords. They head behind stage upon arrival and change into the Gemini coords and appear on stage, performing to "Friend".
Later at Cafe Vivo, the four girls sit down for some sweet snacks while discussing the brand new coords. Ichigo struggles to decide which sweet she wants and is interupted by a phone call from Ran. She warns them to turn on the television, and to the four girls' shock, WM is in the middle of an interview, revealing their brand new designed dresses for the Twinkle Star Cup.
- Ichigo Hoshimiya
- Seira Otoshiro
- Aoi Kiriya
- Kī Saegusa
- Ran Shibuki
- Mizuki Kanzaki
- Mikuru Natsuki
- Orihime Mitsuishi
- Asuka Amahane
- Noel Otoshiro
- Shōichi Fujisaki
- The Angely Gemini Coord and Swing Gemini Coord debut in this episode.
- The song Friend appears for the first time.
- WM announced that they will use their Love Moonrise coords for the Twinkle Star Cup.
- It was suggested that Masquerade may have worn coords from different brands during their time as a unit.
- This is the first episode in which Ichigo visits the Angely Sugar Headquarters without climbing Angely Mountain.
- Both Starlight School and Dream Academy students return to wearing their winter uniforms for the remainder of season 2.