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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!


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


Score: 7.151 (scored by 1891 users)
Ranked: #25112
Popularity: #2334
Members: 6,050
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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
Kurosawa, Tomoyo
Kurosawa, Tomoyo
Hoshimiya, Ichigo
Hoshimiya, Ichigo
Morohoshi, Sumire
Morohoshi, Sumire
Kanzaki, Mizuki
Kanzaki, Mizuki
Kotobuki, Minako
Kotobuki, Minako
Kiriya, Aoi
Kiriya, Aoi
Tadokoro, Azusa
Tadokoro, Azusa


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

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Sep 26, 2013
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
“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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Both are about middle school girls that join an idol school.
In addition to both shows featuring singing/dancing as prominent plot points, the main three girls give off a similar "feel". The casts of both are also really charismatic - while the plot in both shows isn't great, it's fun just to hang out with these girls and see the scrapes they get into. Recommended for anybody who wants a sweet, simple good time, though Mermaid Melody has far more romantic/ecchi overtones.

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-??)

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-??)
#5: "Precious" by STAR☆ANIS

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