It’s time to bring it all together. What can I say that won’t give anything away? Only that we’ve been waiting all series for this moment to happen.
Today is a very special day, because October 8th marks the six year anniversary of Aikatsu, and with that, October 10th will mark the sixth anniversary of Mezashite too. Here’s to six more years, and many more after!
This was basically two episodes in one, for double the fun! Plus it’s the turnover of the new OP and ED, and they’re both great! Especially the ending, I can’t get over how cool it is and the story it tells. I just wish they didn’t make me put so much effort into the song styling…
An accessible, scientific explanation.
Oh man, all the pun names. You’ll see how crazy they get when you reach that part of the episode. Unfortunately, it appears that whoever wrote the script (the actual script) made a typo that nobody caught, as Mio accidentally says the wrong word while describing one of the guests on the show. You shouldn’t notice, as I fixed it in the subs. There is some real serious stuff this episode, which I’ll be explaining in a separate post, so look out for that in a bit. In the meantime, please enjoy these multifaceted machinations.
It’s always a fun time when I get to learn a new and obscure Japanese makeup technique for an episode. What Ken talks about with Aine in the middle is 抜け感, which means something like “looking cool and mature without seeming like a try-hard”. Of course, there’s no concise way to phrase all of that, so we had to cut some corners, but basically it’s doing makeup the right way. Separately, it’s always great to get more Karen and Mirai fans. Now all we need is for Honey Cat to get taught personally by them as well.