A Goal with a One-Way Path (Ippō Tsūkō no Shūchakuten - 一方通行の終着点) is the 12th episode of THE iDOLM@STER anime series. It first aired on September 23, 2011.


Miki hasn't come for practice sessions for the past few days much to the worry of the Producer and the idols as the day of the concert gets closer. After Ritsuko explains about the talk she had with Miki about the misunderstanding over Ryūgū Komachi, the Producer realizes what happen and tries to call her to come back and stop being selfish but Miki tells him she no longer has the enthusiasm to perform before ending the call. Kotori calms the Producer down since Miki is still a teenager which makes him realize his mistake of treating her like a professional and never considering her feelings. As the Producer searches for Miki around the city, the idols begin to have doubts if Miki will return but Chihaya is convince she will come back and they should continue practicing. After the Producer finally finds and apologizes Miki and asks her to come back, Miki reveals she wants to quit being an idol as she lost her enthusiasm upon learning she can't join Ryūgū Komachi. As the Producer follows her around the city trying to make her reconsider, they stop at a lake where she reveals she work hard during the practice sessions hoping to join Ryūgū Komachi so she could wear cool costumes, be on stage and popular just like them. But the Producer tells her things have change since now it's the rest of other idols turn to be in the spotlight so he makes a promise with her that he will help her become just like or better than Ryūgū Komachi if she promises to return to 765 Pro with the same enthusiasm she had. Back at 765 Studios, Miki apologizes to everyone for her absence but Chihaya has no time to hear it as she wants Miki make up for lost time. Glad to have her back, the idols watch as Miki tries on her new costume.

Featured Song

Ending Theme

Episode Guide

# Episode Title Airdate Watch Episode*
1 This Is Where the Girls Start July 8, 2011 Play
2 The Girls Start Preparing July 15, 2011 Play
3 Everything Starts With One Courageous Step July 22, 2011 Play
4 That Changes Who I Am July 29, 2011 Play
5 Spending Summer Vacation With Everyone August 5, 2011 Play
6 The Decision to Continue Forward August 12, 2011 Play
7 Things You Love, Things That Are Important August 19, 2011 Play
8 The Indirect Route to Happiness August 26, 2011 Play
9 Things You Can Do As Two September 2, 2011 Play
10 Moving Forward a Little Bit with Everyone September 9, 2011 Play
11 Hopes, Uncertainties, and Signs September 16, 2011 Play
12 A Goal with a One-Way Path September 23, 2011 Play
13 And So, the Girls Rise to the Shining Stage September 30, 2011 Play
14 The World that Began to Change! October 7, 2011 Play
15 Everyone Together, It's a Live Broadcast! A Live Broadcast! October 14, 2011 Play
16 How It Feels to be All Alone October 21, 2011 Play
17 Makoto, A True Prince October 28, 2011 Play
18 Lots of Everything November 4, 2011 Play
19 Like the Moon Hiding Between the Clouds November 11, 2011 Play
20 Promise November 18, 2011 Play
21 Like a Flower Blooming November 25, 2011 Play
22 On Christmas Eve December 2, 2011 Play
23 Me December 9, 2011 Play
24 Dream December 16, 2011 Play
25 Everyone Together! December 23, 2011 Play
Bonus The Story of 765PRO June 16, 2012
*Clicking play will take you to a stream of that episode on Crunchyroll

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