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|Mio, Becoming the Hero|
|English Name||Mio, Becoming the Hero|
|Romanized name||Mio, yūsha ni nareru|
|Date of Airing||July 26, 2018|
|Episode Director||Yoshinobu Tokumoto|
|Opening song||Arigato ⇄ Daijōbu|
|Ending song||Believe it|
|Featured Performance||Minna Minna!|
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Mio, Becoming the Hero (みお、勇者になる) is the sixteenth episode of the Aikatsu Friends! anime series. It aired on July 26th, 2018.
Mio is excited create that perfect Best Friends Rare dress for Pure Palette. But when Mio reaches an obstruction in her ideas, and does not get a Vivid Flash, Aine took Mio on a surprise Mystery Tour which she planned herself. While walking through the forest, they come to the place called 'Hero's Bridge'. What did this bridge mean to Aine from her childhood memories ―?
- Mio Minato
- Aine Yūki
- Maika Chōno
- Ema Hinata
- Tamaki Enjōji
- Ken Mayuzumi
- Chiharu Hachiya
- Momone Yūki
- Kazune Yūki
- Suzune Yūki
- Masamune Yūki
- Nene Yūki
- The Aqua Palette Coord and the Bloom Palette Coord make their debut in this episode.
- The song Minna Minna! debuts as an insert song.
- Main article: Episode 16 - Mio, Becoming the Hero/Image gallery