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I Want to Shine!! (輝きたい!! Kagayakitai!!) is the first episode of the Love Live! Sunshine!! anime series. It was aired on July 2, 2016.
Having been inspired by the school idol group μ's, Chika Takami, a second-year student at Uranohoshi Girls' High School, tries to start her own School Idol Club. As Chika and her friend, You Watanabe, try to recruit members, she faces resistance from the student council president, Dia Kurosawa, who states she will not approve such a club.
Later that day, Chika comes across a girl from Tokyo, and explains to her how she became inspired by μ's, who showed her how normal people could shine. Inspired by her story, the girl introduces herself as Riko Sakurauchi, a transfer student from Otonokizaka High School, the same school μ's attended.
After You decides to become the first new member of the School Idol Club, Riko transfers into Chika's class. In high hopes of gaining another member for her club, Chika asks Riko to join, only to have her invitation declined.
- Anju Inami as Chika Takami
- Rikako Aida as Riko Sakurauchi
- Nanaka Suwa as Kanan Matsuura
- Arisa Komiya as Dia Kurosawa
- Shuka Saito as You Watanabe
- Aika Kobayashi as Yoshiko Tsushima
- Kanako Takatsuki as Hanamaru Kunikida
- Aina Suzuki as Mari Ohara
- Ai Furihata as Ruby Kurosawa
- Asumi Kana as Shima Takami
- Itou Kanae as Mito Takami
- Mugiho Anna as Shiitake
- Jad Saxton as Chika Takami
- Jeanie Tirado as Riko Sakurauchi
- Michelle Rojas as Kanan Matsuura
- Morgan Garrett as Dia Kurosawa
- Apphia Yu as You Watanabe
- Morgan Berry as Yoshiko Tsushima
- Megan Shipman as Hanamaru Kunikida
- Jamie Marchi as Mari Ohara
- Sarah Wiedenheft as Ruby Kurosawa
- Colleen Clinkenbeard as Shima Takami
- Monica Rial as Mito Takami
- Tyler Walker as Shiitake
Members of Aqours
Debut member(s) in the episode is/are highlighted in bold. The following is the list of members of Aqours by order of admission.
- Chika Takami
- You Watanabe