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Awaken the power is the ninth episode of the Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 anime series. It was aired on December 2, 2017.


Joined by Hanamaru and Yoshiko, Ruby stays behind in Hakodate to prepare for her and Leah's concert while the rest of Aqours returns home. After finishing their song, Ruby and Leah approach the festival committee, managing to use the courage they received from their sisters to convince them to let them take part in the festival. Later, Ruby helps Leah to open up with her classmates before they both formally invite Dia and Sarah to the festival, where the rest of Aqours join them in their performance. Afterwards, Leah decides to quit Saint Snow so that she can start up a new school idol group.



  • This episode marks the second appearance of Ruby's younger self since the HAPPY PARTY TRAIN PV.
  • Hanamaru and Yoshiko peeking outside the window is a callback to one of the scenes from the Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiteru kai? PV.
  • The cat from 10:19 is based on the real-life pet cat from the Tsujimyo Shop, who died from a car accident.
  • In the airplane scene, Dia had a vision of First Year members will no longer be Aqours and forming their own idol group with Leah, creating "Saint Aqours Snow", causing her to scream her catchphrase much to the shock of Kanan, Mari, and the flight attendant.
    • Likewise, the said scene is a callback to the vision in My Wish where First Year members thought Eli will betray them joining A-RISE.
  • This is the first episode to utilize CG for Saint Snow's dance sequences in the music video.

Errors & Goofs

  • Animation Errors:
    • Leah's headband disappears from 09:00 to 09:27 until it reappears at 09:28.
  • Continuity Errors:
    • In 14:23, Yoshiko was able to lift the other side of the seesaw with Hanamaru & Ruby sitting on while standing on it despite the two girls' combined weight being more than Yoshiko's.
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