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Young DREAMER (未熟DREAMER Mijuku DREAMER) is the ninth episode of the Love Live! Sunshine!! anime series. It was aired on August 27, 2016.
As the girls decide to do something for the upcoming culture festival, Chika becomes curious as to why Kanan quit being an idol. While following Kanan on her morning run, the girls overhear an awkward conversation between her and Mari. The next day, as Kanan returns to school, Chika becomes sick of everyone arguing and tries to confront her, Dia, and Mari about what really happened. While Kanan remains defiant, Dia reveals to the others that during the Tokyo event, Kanan chose not to sing on purpose because she didn't want an injury Mari had to get worse by performing, further revealing that she quit being an idol to stop Mari squandering so many possibilities for her future. Hearing about all of this, Mari properly confronts Kanan and the two finally manage to make up with each other, after which both of them become members of Aqours alongside Dia, who is revealed to be the one who came up with the group's name.
- 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
- 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
Members of Aqours
Debut member(s) in the episode is/are highlighted in bold. All nine members of Aqours have been fully assembled as of the end of this episode. 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
Notes & Trivia
- Second time a slap scene used in Love Live!, in this case, Mari slaps Kanan near the end of the episode. The first one was Friends where Umi slaps Honoka at the end of the episode.
- Third time an Aqours sub unit can be seen, in this case, Guilty Kiss during Mari's verse of Mijuku DREAMER. The first one was AZALEA in Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiteru kai?, the second one was CYaRon! in Let's Make a PV during the near end of the chorus of Yume de Yozora o Terashitai.
- One of the Third Year students that witnessed Kanan and Mari's argument resembles the likeness of Saitou Shuka.