|Episode 24 - Beyond the Door|
|Romaji||Tobira no Mukōgawa|
|English||Beyond the Door|
|Opening||Aruji Naki Sono Koe|
|Ending||Kono Namida wo Kimi ni Sasagu|
|Japanese||March 16, 2013|
|North America||February 4, 2014|
The Path to the Theater
Beyond the Door (扉の向こう側, Tobira no Mukōgawa) is the 24th episode and 11th episode of Season 2 of the AKB0048 anime series.
Chieri and Nagisa arrive on Sagittariusstar, where they rendezvous with Yasunaga who takes them to Chieri's home while he tries to arrange a meeting with her father. While they wait, Chieri tells Nagisa about how she came to learn of AKB0048, leading to her first meeting with Nagisa, Orine and Yuka and the concert they all visited. Following the concert, Chieri had pleaded with her father to let her join 00, only to be ignored no matter what. Upon learning Zodiac was using weapons against 00, Chieri ran away from home in order to join the group. As Chieri's father talks with Nagisa's father about his alleged proposal to lift the Entertainment Ban, he sends his special police to apprehend Nagisa and Chieri. Meanwhile, Tsubasa comes up with a plan to warp directly into Akibastar's underground shrine and cause a Dualium reaction, though it will need all members of 00 to reach Center Nova-level radiance to be possible. Kojiharu also contacted 00 and was informed of the plan. Not wanting Nagisa or 00 to be harmed, Chieri goes along with her father's plan to make her a Center Nova. Along the way she runs into Nagisa's father, who explains that even though he and Nagisa walk on different paths, they are still family. As Chieri's singing and radiance begins to shine through the door of her father's office as she finishes singing, a sudden gunshot is heard, and Chieri and Yasunaga discovers her father has been assassinated.
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