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Finding a Way to Shine (シャイニーを探して Shainii o Sagashite) is the tenth episode of the Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 anime series. It was aired on December 9, 2017.

Summary

At the start of the new year, Leah and Sarah visit Uranohoshi to help Aqours train for the Love Live finals. Mari is asked by her father to become the director at the newly merged school, but she declines, revealing that she plans to study abroad in Italy following graduation. Later that evening, Dia and Kanan reveal to Mari that they too will be going their own separate ways after graduation. Recalling how the weather would always get in their way of wishing upon a star, Mari takes everyone on a night-time drive to somewhere they can see the stars clearly and make a wish to be together forever.

Cast

Notes

  • Ending Credits Character Appearance: Mari Ohara
  • This episode marks the first physical appearances of Mari's father (he has been mentioned in previous episodes), one of Mari's maids (two of them made a voiced appearance in the beginning of the episode.), and Chika's father. 
  • Chika shouting “晴れるまで、もっともっと遊ぼう (Let’s play more and more until it clears up)” towards the end of this episode is a possible reference to the lyrics in Mijuku DREAMER, “晴れるまで遊ぼう (Let’s play until it clears up)”.
  • It is unclear if Mari's van actually flew, though this was likely just a visual metaphor.
  • It is later revealed that Mari had a habit of sneaking out of her hotel room since she was younger. Because of this, her parents transferred her room from one floor to another up to the top floor.

Errors & Goofs

Strikethrough lines are errors being amended from the BD/DVD releases of the Anime.

  • Animation Errors:
    • In the flashback sequence, Kanan's ponytail repeatedly changes into a hair bun in several scenes.
    • After the opening, when Chika splashes ink on Shiitake's right eye, the ink disappears and then reappears.
    • The characters are not present in the flying CG-rendered van. 
  • Continuity Errors:
    • Despite the fact that everyone promises to refer Dia with a "-chan" suffix in Don't Call Me Dia-san, Chika still refers to her as "Dia-san" in this episode.
    • Despite taking place on the 1st day of the New Year, Dia's birthday (January 1st) is not referenced or acknowledged in this episode.
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