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MakiRinPana (まきりんぱな MakiRinPana) is the fourth episode of the Love Live! School idol project anime series. It was aired on January 27, 2013.
As Hanayo debates whether she should join μ's, which needs five members to become an official club, she asks her best friend, Rin, to join with her. However, she declines, as she doesn't have enough confidence in her femininity. Later that day, Hanayo visits Maki's house to return her Student ID that she dropped. Maki explains to Hanayo how she'll probably have to quit music in order to study medicine and inherit her family's hospital, but says she'll support Hanayo should she decide to become an idol.
Afterwards, Hanayo comes across Honoka's family sweets shop, where Umi and Kotori are also at as they discover a recording of their performance has gained a fair amount of views on the internet. Mentioning that even they have their flaws, the girls formally invite Hanayo to join the club, asking her to think it over.
Noticing her shyness in class, Maki decides to help Hanayo learn to speak loudly. After receiving a push from both Maki and Rin, Hanayo finally agrees to join the idol club, whilst Maki and Rin also decide to join, making the member count to six.
- 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
- Nao Touyama as Yukiho Kosaka
- Noriko Hidaka as Principal Minami
- Kikuko Inoue as Maki's Mother
- 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
- Christine Marie Cabanos as Yukiho Kosaka
- Karen Strassman as Principal Minami
- Unknown as Maki's Mother
Members of μ's
Debut member(s) is/are highlighted in bold.
- Honoka Kosaka
- Kotori Minami
- Umi Sonoda
- Rin Hoshizora
- Maki Nishikino
- Hanayo Koizumi