With the first years due to perform a yearly recital, Akari tries to keep thoughts of admiration for Ichigo out of her head so she can focus on her performance. As such, when Akari comes across Ichigo on the day of the performance, she attempts to run away from her but is eventually caught. Ichigo explains that her same admiration for Mizuki is what led her to join Starlight Academy, stating it was Akari's own initiative that led her to enroll herself. Encouraged to forge her own idol path, Akari steps onto her performance, with Ichigo, Aoi, and Ran joining her on stage. Afterwards, while Mizuki sees Mikuru off at the airport, the students have a tea party, where Akari prepares to make a true start to her Aikatsu activities.