Chapter 2 Fairy Tale World Lilith
Chapter 4 The Tea Party
'Witch and Star Sea' is the third chapter in Volume 1 of Love Nikki.
Nikki wants to prepare a special gift for Kaja's birthday. She plans to collect a set of performance suits of Kaja's idol, the most popular rock singer in the Apple Federation!
Nikki, Momo and Bobo explore Cicia, the largest city of Lilith Kingdom, known for housing many artistic venues. They get ready to attend a performance where one of their new friends, the actress and model Sofia, will wear the famous and powerful gown known as the Star Sea. However, trouble is brewing on the horizon...
Bobo offers to show Nikki around Cicia, and they decide to find other people to compete with so that Nikki can take on Sofia's challenge to "beat the Star Sea". They run across Timi, who is in Cicia to spend more time with her senior.
Neva implores Royce to come back with her, telling him that he has been traveling for too long. He is annoyed she managed to find him, but she only brushed it off by saying it was her duty to do it. Royce tries to convince her to come with him, promising she wouldn't get in trouble if she traveled with him, and finally managed to convince her by promising he'd consider returning after the Designer's Tea Party.
Meanwhile, Bobo and Nikki run into Kaja again, who is at the Cicia Design School to recruit members for the band, though she isn't having much luck.
At Cicia's design gallery, Nikki and her friends admire the art and designs displayed. They consider going to the Designer's Tea Party as well after they are done in Cicia. They then notice Yvette, who accidentally reveals that she's Nidhogg's secretary and a government employee of Lilith.
After they have a styling battle, Nidhogg finds Yvette and reprimands her for taking so long to bring him a report. When she tells him she got in a styling battle, he asks if she at least won, which she has no answer to. Nidhogg told her that she needed to be powerful or else she would be eliminated before taking her to a conference.
While admiring the works in the design gallery, the group meets Annabel. She is a manga artist who is looking for inspiration for her manga, a love story between a fashion designer and a stylist, and she asks for a styling battle with Nikki to get experience with a fashionable stylist.
Nidhogg notes that Yvette is still upset, and she says she feels like a disgrace to Nidhogg. He says that she makes it look like he bullies her to everyone else in the meeting, to which she replies that he has always treated her kindly. Nidhogg remarks he might try it next time and has her pack up the files so they can leave.
On the other side of the playground, Nikki sees Aron, who is practicing running for her PE test. Nikki helps her with a tracksuit, as her school grades students on what they wear to PE.
Neva questions Royce if he is really here just for the hot springs, and Royce responds that only comfortable and pleasing enjoyment can trigger his inspiration. He says that the next spot to gather his inspiration is the Designer's Tea Party in Wintermount, where he can showcase his masterpieces.
At the other side of the hot springs, Nikki, Bobo, and Momo are relaxing in the water when Toto comes in. She is having a date with an Aquarius painter and asks Nikki to help her design a bathrobe before her date comes.
In the morning, the group tries to find Lisa to get VIP tickets to the play, but hears that Lisa is sick from overworking to prepare to welcome Nidhogg. An audience member with spare time challenges Nikki to a battle.
Sofia wears the Star Sea during the performance, but then a beam overhead falls down, which she narrowly dodges. The audience runs out in a panic, and Nikki, Bobo, and Momo all agree to do something. They hear from the director that the Star Sea was stolen and so they go to the machinery room to try and look for the thief. Momo captures an innocent bystander with a bunch of autographs, who has them put on running gear to catch the real culprit.
Through the secret path in the machinery room, the group catches up to the thief, who is actually Lisa. Nikki realizes that Lisa was tampering with the equipment the first time they met, and Lisa laments that she failed her lord, indicating she was acting on orders. She refuses to tell Nikki who it was and has a final styling battle with Nikki.
Yvette tries to get Nidhogg to leave, citing it was dangerous to stay, but Nidhogg instead asks if she thought he couldn't protect her. He tells her to follow him and not get lost in the crowd.
The director asks for Nikki's help to evacuate the audience, and Nikki meets Annabel again, who was gathering materials. Momo remarks that Annabel seems to consider Nikki as her heroine stylist, and Annabel challenges Nikki to a battle.
Sofia thanks Nikki, Momo, and Bobo for their help recovering the Star Sea. Nikki asks if they can see the Star Sea, and Sofia agrees, but only if Nikki could beat the Star Sea in a styling battle.
After the battle, Sofia watches them leave, musing that to be able to make progress towards your goal is a fortunate thing. She questions herself and how long an heir of the Phantom Thief family perform on stage.
After admiring Nikki being able to beat the Star Sea, Nikki, Momo, and Bobo agree to get lunch first before going to Wintermount for the Designer's Tea Party.
The s-rank stages of the chapter do not take place after the end of the chapter, but rather after V1: 3-4 Manga Artist Annabel (1).
Momo is sad that there are no animal clothes for him to wear in the fitting rooms, so Nikki promises him that she'll ask her mom to make clothes for him when they get back. Bobo spies a Pigeon gown and Nikki remarks it is like Princess Sissi's dress, causing Bobo to ask who is Princess Sissi.
At a wedding dress exhibition, Nikki reads the plaque stating they are Nidhogg's school year designs. Bobo tells them about how Nidhogg is a legend and pride of the people of Lilith. He initially came from the North Kingdom where he was very poor, but he became Prime Minister of Lilith after impressing Nanari at the Designer's Tea Party, becoming one of her designers.