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Sea of Light (光の海 Hikari no Umi) is the twelfth episode of the Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 anime series. It was aired on December 23, 2017.

Summary

Arriving in Tokyo for the Love Live finals taking place the next day, the girls once again visit the shrine, finding several prayers in support of Aqours while also running into Leah and Sarah, who asks Chika if they really want to win Love Live. Later that night, Chika asks each of the girls the same question, with each of them expressing their own personal desire to win. The next day, as everyone spends their free time doing their own thing, Chika and You revisit the place where their goal of forming a school-idol group began, reaffirming their desire to win. With their resolve and excitement at its peak, Aqours takes the stage at Love Live.

Cast

Notes

  • The pillow fight scene is a tribute to the episode No Upperclassmen Allowed!.
  • A woman resembling You Watanabe's mother made an appearance at 11:13.
    • In the same scene, this also marks the first physical appearance of Riko Sakurauchi's father (with the same pink glowstick that Riko's mother wields), despite being partially seen.
  • During the WATER BLUE NEW WORLD scene, Shiitake holds a blue lightstick instead of orange.
  • Saint Snow also hold orange and magenta lightsticks. (representing Chika and Ruby).

Errors

  • The Kurosawa sisters' mother only wields one red glowstick instead of having two, with one of them being magenta.

Continuity Notes

  • The Kurosawa sisters' mother & Hanamaru's grandmother made a reappearance since their cameo debut in Sunshine!!.
  • Although partially seen, Chika's father made a reappearance (the one with the orange glowstick) on the bus' crowd. 
  • The same blue-haired young girl with low twintails, seen in First Step and Sunshine!!, is also seen along with the bus' crowd.
  • In the same music room where Maki Nishikino visits, Riko plays the piano version of Omoi yo Hitotsu ni Nare since Aye-aye, My Friend, albeit slightly slower.
  • As previously seen in TOKYO, Yoshiko is standing on the table once more.
  • Ruby attends the same shop to which Kotori and the other Muse members went in Wonder Zone.
  • During the WATER BLUE NEW WORLD segment, Chika does a pose similar to that of the Honoka lookalike in It's Time to Fly.