|Episode 03 - First Step|
The 3 school idol members are practicing, when suddenly a helicopter comes up to them, and they get greeted by Mari... That blonde foreign girl that has barely gotten any screen time so far... She's familiar enough with Dio that she's grabbing her breasts and stuff... She has a rich family who is a major contributor of Uranohoshi academy, and she came to support the creation of this school idol group. She says they can start their club even without 5 members, but only if they can manage to fill up the school gym with an audience for their first concert.
Now they are going around passing out flyers... That weird Yohane girl wearing a mask comes and takes a flyer and runs away... Chika gives a flyer to Hanamaru and Ruby... Ruby asks what their group name is, and Chika realized they don't even have a name yet...
Now they are walking around on the beach, writing names in the sand until they can come up with something... Riko suggests "The Three Mermaids", since they met near the ocean, but nobody else likes that name... then they come across a word that none of them wrote... Aqours.
Chika's older sister agrees to help promote their concert.. when they go on stage, they find that only a small group of people have showed up, mostly the people the main characters know... Some of the other characters like Dio and that older blue haired girl are there too, standing outside in the rain for some reason... Despite the small group, Chika and the others stay motivated and put on their performance... but then half-way through the power goes out.
They're just standing there in awkward silence, not knowing what to do... Finally Chika starts timidly resuming their song, and the other two join in... But Chika is barely holding back her tears... Suddenly the power goes back on, and just at that exact moment, Chika's sister comes and brings the rest of the audience, saying they got the starting time wrong... Then they put on the rest of their performance...
Some really good feels in this episode...