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|Episode 09 - Exciting Idol Gathering!|
Season 1 Episode 9
|Air Date||August 30, 2014|
|Insert Song(s)||Make It|
|Coord(s)|| Purple Frog Coord|
Rainbow Frog Coord
|Previous Episode||Episode 08 - Excitement! Summer! Swimsuits! Caspice at the Pool|
|Next Episode||Episode 10 - Autumn-Colored Lovely Live|
Exciting Idol Gathering! is the 9th episode of PriPara, and it first aired on August 30th, 2014.
Sophie and Laala become partners for a game show and if Laala wins then she can perform with Sophie. However, awaiting her are many obstacles; ranging from opponents and a time limit.
One lovely morning, Cosmo awakens her little sisters in order to prepare for her for the day. She brushes her hair, changes her clothing, applies her makeup, then last but not least, feeds her one of the pickled plums.
In PriPara, Mirei and Laala happily cheer over the news that they will be participating on the same program that Sophie will be on the following day. Kuma was able to arrange it and he tells the girls how it is very important, so they better not mess up.
In her own room, Usagi expresses concern over Sophie by asking her if she will really be alright to partake of this program. She has been slipping into fancy mode a lot more then usual and since she will be closer to the fans, it may be a hard task for her. Sophie doesn't really think so however, and she points out how someone happened to see her normal self recently and didn't hate her at all. Usagi doesn't really listen and he changes the subject by complimenting her. But all she can think about is the memory of the other day.
The next day, Kuma informs Laala and Mirei of the plans for that day. Whoever wins the show will be the only ones to perform, which is a bit intense for the girls but they are encouraged. When Sophie comes in they stop to greet her and formally introduce Mirei to her. Meganee then announces that the pairs will be decided by using the raffle, which surprises Laala and Mirei. They had no idea, causing Mirei a bit of frustration with Kuma since he never bothered to ask about it. She begins to choke him, only to stop when the raffle begins. To their surprise, Sophie and Laala both manage to pick the pink stick. Mirei has gotten a yellow stick and is partner with Nanami, a girl from Pink Actress. While Kuma is frustrated, Mirei points out that now their team has a greater chance of at least one of them performing.
With that, the "Goodbye to the Summer Live!! Exciting Idol meeting!!" begins. First the game show begins with a riddle section. Laala is nervous since she isn't good with riddles, but Sophie looks calm and cool, so she feels more relaxed. The first question is "An eagle is not eager to seek out the company of others, but finches don't flinch from large groups. What bird, then, has no luck waking up before noon?"
Laala ends up hitting the button despite not knowing the answer, but unfortunately Sophie doesn't know it either. But she wins over everyone in the audience for how cool she acts, which Usagi planned. Mirei is able to figure out the answer, "a duck", and she gains a point for herself and Nanami.
The next question is then asked, "'7+7 divided 7+7x7-7='", and Mirei instantly guesses that it is 50 and is right again. Then they come to question three, "What species of frog has the largest tadpole on Earth?", and once again Mirei guesses "shrinking frog". Laala is a little frustrated, but when Sophie voices that she wishes to sing instead, Laala tries to encourage her by saying they should try their best.
They move onto the Silhouette Quiz portion. At first Mirei struggles, and Nanami guesses "Kyupikon" and is wrong. Sophie is able to guess that it is a Kishu Honey-pickled plum, and goes on to identify more pickled plums, including the Kishu Bonito, and Kishu's 3-year specialty extra rich plum pickle.
With that, they move onto the athletic part. The teams change into their training clothing and are instructed to compete on a bread eating running course, then upon completing that they will need to play a game of whack-a-frog before reaching the goal. Laala is eager, since she can do this. But Sophie's fan club and Usagi are worried since they know she will transform back into normal if she eats anything sweet. Which proceeds to happen right then. The fan club members reverse their robes and head into the back room. They pull many switches to cause a blackout, which surprises everyone in the crowd, the participating idols, an the hosts.
To Laala's surprise, she stares at Sophie and realizes that she is none over then the pickled plum girl. Sophie and Laala get up, and Sophie expects that Laala is disappointed in her now. But Laala tells her it is far from the truth. She always believed the pickled plum girl to be cute, and Sophie is still as cool as ever. So both of them are great in her eyes. Sophie then goes on to explain how she is physically weak, and goes on to explain how she loved to dance. But her sister often would need to remind her that she could not waste all of her energy so early in the morning. She has always depended on the pickled plums to help her, and soon she had gotten a chance to take part in a special competition. The sour taste of the pickled plum was able to encourage her and perk her up, and everyone loved her from the start. They found her very cute and her young age to be amazing. After her debut performance, they were approached by Usagi and he asked to become her manager. At first Cosmo was against it and tried to explain how it was only because of the pickled plum, but he still wanted her despite that and he promised to always provide her with the pickled plums.
Laala feels a bit saddened, and she tells Sophie that she is sure she doesn't really need to hide this side from others. For a moment they are interrupted by Mirei and Nanami, who stop to stare at Sophie for a moment before they head on ahead. Sophie and Laala crawl out from the net and Laala asks if they should quit. Sophie isn't very sure that they will like this, but they are interrupted again by Mirei, who decides to ask later and starts to brush Sophie's hair.
The lights soon return and everyone gets right back to normal as the show resumes. All four teams manage to make it to the last part, the whack-a-frog game. Laala goes all out and is scoring really high, but Nanami and Mirei are able to keep a lead on her because Sophie isn't really doing much. After Laala accidentally hits her hand, Sophie thinks about it and realizes that she really needs to focus. She makes an attempt to hit and with the last few seconds manages to hit one of the frogs and just in time for Laala to receive one point over Mirei and Nanami.
Laala is very happy and she thanks Sophie for her help. But before they can say anything else Sophie is taken away by Usagi and the Fan Club. Mirei then comes over to wish Laala luck on her performance and the two girls reunite at the performance hall. They scan their desired cards and friend tickets and change, then they appear on stage and perform.
Outside of Prism Stone, Sophie thanks Laala for her help. Laala asks Sophie if she would like to sing on the same team now, only to be scolded by Mirei. Sophie reaches into her pocket and hands Laala her friend card and tells her that she would like to perform with her again. She then asks who the girl next to Laala is and is quite surprised to find out it is Mirei. She then comments on how fun she had before walking off.
- Laala Manaka
- Mirei Minami
- Sophie Hojo
- Cosmos Hojo
- Meganii Akai
- Sophie's Fan Club
- Meganee Akai
- Laala and Mirei find out Sophie's true identity.
- Sophie's past is revealed.
- Sophie states that she'd be willing to team up with Laala (and Mirei) in the future.
- This was the first episode in which Laala & Sophie perform together.
- This is the first episode in which Laala didn't perform with Mirei.
- This was the first episode in which Sophie was shown performing a Making Drama.
- In this episode Sophie was first time seen to wear two different coords: Queen Heart Coord & a coord from Candy Alamode, the Purple Frog Coord.