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Sunshine!! (サンシャイン!! Sanshain!!) is the thirteenth episode of the Love Live! Sunshine!! anime series, as well as Season 1 finale. It was aired on September 24, 2016.
As the girls keep practicing for the regional qualifiers, some of Chika's friends, having seen everyone's efforts, decide they want to become idols and help the school. Despite almost the entire school showing up to support, Riko reveals that the rules prevent them from joining the group on stage. As Aqours take the stage, they put on a pre-show performance about how they came to be formed and what makes their town so great before performing their song, during which Chika calls down everyone to join in.
- 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
- Matsuda Risae as Yoshimi
- Kanemoto Hisako as Itsuki
- Serizawa Yuu as Mutsu
- Kugimiya Rie as Chika's Mother
- 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
- Unknown as Yoshimi
- Madeleine Morris as Itsuki
- Unknown as Mutsu
- Unknown as Chika's Mother
Members of Aqours
Since the end of season 1 episode 9, Young DREAMER, all nine members of Aqours had fully assembled. The following is the list of members of Aqours by order of admission.
- Chika Takami
- You Watanabe
- Riko Sakurauchi
- Ruby Kurosawa
- Hanamaru Kunikida
- Yoshiko Tsushima
- Mari Ohara
- Kanan Matsuura
- Dia Kurosawa
- Fifth time Dia uses her "Buu Buu Desu Wa" phrase to Chika, the first, second and third time was in Catch the Transfer Student!, the fourth one was in We've Got Stewshine where Dia chastises and insults Aqours as pathetic, unexperienced school idols, the sixth one will be in Next Step, but this time it was directed to Riko and You, the seventh time is the calm version of the phrase, eighth time will be in Don't Call Me Dia-san where she used to authoritative manner to behave the kids and ninth time will be in Awaken the power where Dia had a vision of the first years will be distanced from Aqours in favor of Leah.
- In this episode, Chika angrily responds to Dia "Nani?!" (what?!), which means that Chika is tired of being chastisized by Dia all the time.
- The Takami family and Shiitake hold light blue lightsticks instead of orange lightsicks.
- Most of the episode took place in Nagoya. Aqours performs MIRAI TICKET within Nippon Gaishi Hall, the same location where they performed for their Aqours 2nd Love Live! HAPPY PARTY TRAIN TOUR in real life.
- The popsicles that Mari, Dia, Kanan, and Riko ate had similar colors to their respective color images.
- The episode marks the debut of Chika's mother, the Kurosawa sisters' mother, and Hanamaru's grandmother.
- The Aqours' debut single "Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayateiru kai?" was mentioned in the last scene of this episode, and the first promotional image from LLS is also mentioned.