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Elichika (エリーチカ Eriichika) is the seventh episode of the Love Live! School idol project anime series. It was aired on February 17, 2013.
Hanayo informs the gang of a school idol tournament called Love Live! in which the top 20 school idol groups from across the nation compete against each other. Needing the school's permission to enter, the group go to ask the chairwoman for permission. Despite Eli's objection, she approves of their entry on the condition that none of them fail in the upcoming exams. This puts a lot of pressure on Honoka, Rin, and Nico, who generally have bad grades. Umi and Kotori decide to help Honoka study, while Hanayo and Maki help Rin, and Nozomi helps Nico.
Later that day, Umi comes across Eli's little sister, Alisa, a fan of μ's who reveals that Eli recorded the live performance of "START:DASH!!" and uploaded it to the internet. However, Eli only published it so that she could try to prove that μ's singing and dancing wasn't good enough to earn fans. When confronted about why she refuses to acknowledge μ's, Eli simply responds that she considers all school idols, even A-RISE, amateurs. Umi asks Nozomi about why Eli would think that way, and Nozomi then reveals that Eli used to be a famous ballerina.
Rather than being deterred by this, Umi becomes determined to ask Eli to teach the group how to dance like her. After the exams finish and everyone manages to pass, Honoka overhears the chairwoman tell Eli that the school will stop accepting new students next year and be shut down.
- Emi Nitta as Honoka Kosaka
- Yoshino Nanjo as Eli Ayase
- Aya Uchida as Kotori Minami
- Suzuko Mimori as Umi Sonoda
- Riho Iida as Rin Hoshizora
- Pile as Maki Nishikino
- Aina Kusuda as Nozomi Tojo
- Yurika Kubo as Hanayo Koizumi
- Sora Tokui as Nico Yazawa
- Ayane Sakura as Alisa Ayase
- Noriko Hidaka as Principal Minami
- Marieve Herington as Honoka Kosaka
- Erica Lindbeck as Eli Ayase
- Cristina Vee as Kotori Minami
- Kira Buckland as Umi Sonoda
- Faye Mata as Rin Hoshizora
- Caitlin Glass as Maki Nishikino
- Laura Post as Nozomi Tojo
- Xanthe Huynh as Hanayo Koizumi
- Erica Mendez as Nico Yazawa
- Brianna Knickerbocker as Alisa Ayase
- Karen Strassman as Principal Minami
Members of μ's
- Honoka Kosaka
- Kotori Minami
- Umi Sonoda
- Rin Hoshizora
- Maki Nishikino
- Hanayo Koizumi
- Nico Yazawa
- This episode marks the debut of Eli Ayase's younger self.
- The park where Eli and Umi talked was based on Hourin Park, which is located in Akihabara.
Errors & Goofs:
- Animation/Continuity Errors:
- At 18:07 on the original TV version, Honoka, Rin and Nico were wearing Otonokizaka school uniforms, instead of casual clothes. This continuity error was fixed on DVD/Blu-Ray versions.