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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: 7.211 (scored by 2612 users)
Ranked: #24522
Popularity: #2271
Members: 8,832
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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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Side story: Aikatsu! Movie
Summary: Aikatsu! Dai Starmiya Ichigo Matsuri Zenyasai!!

Characters & Voice Actors

Arisugawa, Otome
Arisugawa, Otome
Kurosawa, Tomoyo
Kurosawa, Tomoyo
Hikami, Sumire
Hikami, Sumire
Wakui, Yuu
Wakui, Yuu
Hoshimiya, Ichigo
Hoshimiya, Ichigo
Morohoshi, Sumire
Morohoshi, Sumire
Kanzaki, Mizuki
Kanzaki, Mizuki
Kotobuki, Minako
Kotobuki, Minako


Kimura, Ryouichi
Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Yamada, Yuka
Hirami, Miharu

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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 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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Almost the exact same storyline. The only main difference is one is about becoming Idols and another is figure skating.
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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.

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-??)
#5: "Du-Du-Wa DO IT!!" by AIKATSU☆STARS!

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-??)
#6: "Good morning my dream" by AIKATSU☆STARS!

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