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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 ?
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.211 (scored by 2909 users)
Ranked: #24932
Popularity: #2277
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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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Amahane, Madoka
Amahane, Madoka
Kawakami, Chihiro
Kawakami, Chihiro
Arisugawa, Otome
Arisugawa, Otome
Kurosawa, Tomoyo
Kurosawa, Tomoyo
Hikami, Sumire
Hikami, Sumire
Wakui, Yuu
Wakui, Yuu
Hoshimiya, Ichigo
Hoshimiya, Ichigo
Morohoshi, Sumire
Morohoshi, Sumire
Kirishima, Waka
Kirishima, Waka


Kimura, Ryouichi
Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Takahashi, Natsuko
Script, In-Between Animation, Animation Check
Yamada, Yuka

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Episodes  135 / Unknown
Aired  Oct 8, 2012 to ?
Status  Currently Airing

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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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Oct 14, 2013
This is my first ever review but,I really like Aikatsu and it'smy most favorite anime ever! So, this is all about girls trying to become the top idol and beating the current top idol.
The first episode wasn't that good but when you keep watching it until the last episode you wil enjoy it.
For me this is my rating:
Story: 10
I understand the story even when i just watched episode 1 and 2.The story is like other idol thing when you have to beat someone but this one is really great!
Art: 9
I really love the art but when they like sing and dance it's 3d. read more
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Nov 25, 2014
With Aikatsu’s third season finally spreading its wings, I figured now would be an appropriate time to share my thoughts on the series thus far. The now-bestselling multimedia franchise (already raking in billions of yen per year) may seem intimidating at first glance, but it’s a lot friendlier than it looks.

Starlight Academy is a school built for aspiring idols; a school so influential that it’s dominated by none other than Kanzaki Mizuki, one of the top (and most mysterious) idols in the world. Brave, elegant, and monolithic, she lights up the world around her, inspiring adults and children alike. When Hoshimiya Ichigo’s idol-obsessed friend, Aoi, read more
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Both shows are about cute young girls who start from the bottom of the idol world and try to climb their way up. There are some similar archetypes such as the main characters have never practiced before but have some talent at being idols, and both shows have an elegant and mysterious popular idol that the newcomers are aiming to reach. 
reportRecommended by atlantiza
Almost the exact same storyline. The only main difference is one is about becoming Idols and another is figure skating. 
reportRecommended by komic
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  read more 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both are about girls trying to become idols. Both also have similar animation during the dance scenes. 
reportRecommended by BreezeElric
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. 
reportRecommended by fetchie
Aikatsu is pretty much Uta no Princess Sama.

Why? Because both anime take place in idol training school, and they are boarding schools. They also have a character who is interested in a music star. They also have characters who are music stars. Just flip the gender and they are exactly alike! So if you like Aikatsu, you will love Uta no Prince Sama! 
reportRecommended by TheAwesomeHannah

Opening Theme

#1: "Signalize!" by Waka, Fuuri, Sunao, Risuko from STAR☆ANIS (eps 1-25)
#2: "Diamond Happy (ダイヤモンドハッピー)" by Waka, Fuuri, Sunao from STAR☆ANIS (eps 26-50)
#3: "KIRA☆Power" by Waka, Fuuri, Sunao from STAR☆ANIS (eps 51-75)
#4: "SHINING LINE*" by Waka, Fuuri, Yuna from STAR☆ANIS (eps 76-101)
#5: "Du-Du-Wa DO IT!!" by Ruka, Mona, Miki from AIKATSU☆STARS! & Waka from STAR☆ANIS (eps 102-126)
#6: "Lovely Party Collection" by Mona, Ruka, Miki from AIKATSU☆STARS! (eps 127-)

Ending Theme

#1: "Calendar Girl (カレンダーガール)" by Waka, Fuuri, Sunao from STAR☆ANIS (eps 1-25, 125)
#2: "Hirari / Hitori / Kirari (ヒラリ/ヒトリ/キラリ)" by Waka, Fuuri, Sunao, Remi, Moe, Eri, Yuna, Risuko from STAR☆ANIS (eps 26-43, 45-50)
#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 Waka, Fuuri, Sunao, Remi, Moe, Eri, Yuna, Risuko from STAR☆ANIS (eps 51-75)
#5: "Precious" by Risuko, Waka, Fuuri, Mona from STAR☆ANIS (eps 76-101)
#6: "Good morning my dream" by Ruka, Mona, Miki from AIKATSU☆STARS! (eps 102-124, 126)
#7: "Chuchu Ballerina (チュチュ・バレリーナ)" by Mona and Nanase from AIKATSU☆STARS! (eps 127-)

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