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Aikatsu!

Aikatsu!

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Aikatsu! Idol Katsudou! Idol ga Tsudou!, Aidoru ga Tsudou!, Aikatsu! 2, Idol ga Tsudou! 2
Japanese: アイカツ! アイドルカツドウ!

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2012 to ?
Genres: Kids, Music, School
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.141 (scored by 2135 users)
Ranked: #25712
Popularity: #2313
Members: 7,004
Favorites: 128
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Ichigo Hoshimiya is a regular, ordinary middle school girl. But when her best friend, Aoi, invites her to join the idol training academy, Starlight Academy, her whole world is turned upside down. As she encounters all kinds of rivals and learns what it takes to be an idol, she uses her Aikatsu Cards to challenge countless auditions.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Side story: Aikatsu! Movie

Characters & Voice Actors

Arisugawa, Otome
Arisugawa, Otome
Main
Kurosawa, Tomoyo
Japanese
Kurosawa, Tomoyo
Hoshimiya, Ichigo
Hoshimiya, Ichigo
Main
Morohoshi, Sumire
Japanese
Morohoshi, Sumire
Kanzaki, Mizuki
Kanzaki, Mizuki
Main
Kotobuki, Minako
Japanese
Kotobuki, Minako
Kiriya, Aoi
Kiriya, Aoi
Main
Tadokoro, Azusa
Japanese
Tadokoro, Azusa

Staff

Kimura, Ryouichi
Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Takahashi, Tatsuya
Script
Yamada, Yuka
Script



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Sep 26, 2013
Redfoxoffire
Note: This review is for the first season of the show, which is the first 50 episodes and was originally its own entry on MAL.

When I was first taught about "idols" as a child, we knew them as false gods. Then I started watching anime and I realized it's practically the same thing for Japan.

Aikatsu! follows the idol trend of the past few years. These are shows about cute young girls singing and dancing that look like they're for young girls but are actually for grown men, only this time around it actually is for young girls (it has some periphery demographic, though). It follows read more
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Nov 23, 2012
Rayla
“My name is Hoshiyama Ichigo. I’m your ordinary first year middle school student. Back then, I would have never imagined that I, me, someone like me could become an idol!”

Story (7/10)
Aikatsu short for Aidoru Katsudou! (Idol Activities) is a collectible card game created by Bandai which revolves around using cards featuring various designer clothes to help aspiring idols make their dreams come true. The story tells of Hoshiyama, Ichigo as she slowly rises to the top with her best friend Kiriya, Aoi and new member of the group *drum rolls* Shibuki, Ran. I know what you’re thinking… “Not another anime about idols.” Which I can read more
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Recommendations

The main characters in Aikatsu and AKB0048 happen to have spunky, cheerful personalities. A friend happens to introduce them to the world of idols and they start on their own journey to become an idol, growing as a person as they do. The styles are different, but the outfits in both series are designed in a nice manner. One of the great things is that both shows vary from the idol genre in ways one wouldn't expect, one being also of the card game genre and the other a sci-fi. The music for both series is also beautiful and the wide cast of characters means one is likely to find at least one character they like.
Almost the exact same storyline. The only main difference is one is about becoming Idols and another is figure skating.
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Opening Theme

#1: "Signalize!" by Waka, Fuuri, Sunao, and Risuko (eps 1-25)
#2: "Diamond Happy (ダイヤモンドハッピー)" by Waka, Fuuri and Sunao (eps 26-50)
#3: "KIRA☆Power" by STAR☆ANIS (eps 51-75)
#4: "SHINING LINE*" by STAR☆ANIS (eps 76-??)

Ending Theme

#1: "Calendar Girl (カレンダーガール)" by Waka, Fuuri, and Sunao (eps 1-25)
#2: "Hirari / Hitori / Kirari (ヒラリ/ヒトリ/キラリ)" by Waka, Risuko, STAR☆ANIS, Fuuri and Sunao (eps 26-50)
#3: "Alice Blue no Kiss (アリスブルーのキス)" by Rey (ep 44)
#4: "Original Star☆彡 (オリジナルスター☆彡)" by STAR☆ANIS (eps 51-75)
#5: "Precious" by STAR☆ANIS (eps 76-??)
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Recent News

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