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What I Want to Do is... (やりたいことは... Yaritai Koto wa...) is the eighth episode of the Love Live! School idol project anime series. It was aired on February 24, 2013.
The chairwoman clarifies to Honoka and the other girls that the school will be closed down if the school's upcoming open day is not received positively. As Eli tries to think of ways to attract potential students, Umi suggests to the group that they should get Eli to teach them how to dance after learning from the previous episode she was a ballerina. Eli eventually agrees to help them out and puts them through intense training, but is surprised to find them willing to pull through, despite the roughness of it all.
As Eli becomes conflicted about what she should do, Nozomi tells her that she should do what she wants to do instead of what people expect her to do. Eli breaks down to Nozomi and says she wants to join μ's, but doesn't feel she is able to do so because of the way she treated them in the past. Nozomi informs the others of this, and they formally invite her to join μ's.
Eli finally becomes honest with her feelings and self, and joins the group along with Nozomi, who reveals she was the one who came up with the group's name; "μ's" meaning the nine goddesses of music. Coincidentally, there are now nine members in μ's. μ's performs "Bokura no LIVE Kimi to no LIFE" at the open day with the now complete group to a pleased crowd.
- 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
- Ayane Sakura as Alisa Ayase
- Noriko Hidaka as Principal Minami
- Hirano Fumi as Eli's Grandmother
- 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 Eli's Grandmother
Members of μ's
Debut member(s) is/are highlighted in bold. All nine members of μ's have been fully assembled as of the end of this episode. The following is the list of members of μ's by order of admission.
- Honoka Kosaka
- Kotori Minami
- Umi Sonoda
- Rin Hoshizora
- Maki Nishikino
- Hanayo Koizumi
- Nico Yazawa
- Eli Ayase
- Nozomi Tojo