Ranked #2404


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 ?
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Thursdays at 18:30 (JST)
Source: Other
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.231 (scored by 3,412 users)
Ranked: #24042
Popularity: #2230
Members: 12,251
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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

Hoshimiya, Ichigo
Hoshimiya, Ichigo
Morohoshi, Sumire
Morohoshi, Sumire
Kirishima, Waka
Kirishima, Waka
Kiriya, Aoi
Kiriya, Aoi
Tadokoro, Azusa
Tadokoro, Azusa
Uebana, Fuuri
Uebana, Fuuri
Shibuki, Ran
Shibuki, Ran
Ohashi, Ayaka
Ohashi, Ayaka
Yoshikawa, Sunao
Yoshikawa, Sunao
Toudou, Yurika
Toudou, Yurika
Numakura, Manami
Numakura, Manami


Kimura, Ryouichi
Kimura, Ryouichi
Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Tomisawa, Nobuo
Tomisawa, Nobuo
Episode Director
Igarashi, Shishou
Igarashi, Shishou
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(144/Unknown)

Episode Title Aired
1 I Can Become an Idol?
Watashi ga Idol ni Nattemo? (私がアイドルになっても?)
Oct 8, 2012
2 Idols Everywhere!
Idol ga Ippai! (アイドルがいっぱい!)
Oct 15, 2012
3 I Wanted to Know More About You
Anata wo Motto Shiritakute (あなたをもっと知りたくて)
Oct 22, 2012
4 Oh! My! Fan!
Oh! My! Fan! (Oh! My! Fan!)
Oct 29, 2012
5 Ran! Runway!
Ran! Runway! (ラン! ランウェイ!)
Nov 5, 2012

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, and Miki from AIKATSU☆STARS! & Waka from STAR☆ANIS (eps 102-126)
#6: "Lovely Party Collection" by Ruka, Mona, and Miki from AIKATSU☆STARS! (eps 127-152)
#7: "START DASH SENSATION" by Ruka, Mona, and Miki from AIKATSU☆STARS! (eps 153-)

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 127-152)
#8: "lucky train!" by Ruka, Mona, and Miki from AIKATSU☆STARS! (eps 153-)

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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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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. I don't plan to change this review, but when the show finishes, I'll add an extra bit at the end expressing my thoughts on everything else.

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 read more
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Jun 15, 2015
First of all, the anime is bringing down logic. For an example, Shibuki Ran is a professional idol and yet Ichigo and Aoi are higher than Ran. Aikatsu8 was full of BS, instead of the higher-ups, they put rookies! The fact that rookies have surpassed higher-ups is just stupid.

Second of all, characters such as Yurika, Kaede, Shion, Ran etc have REALLY less showtime. Season 3 is about rookies trying to become top idols and they are supposed to give more showtime to them more, BUT when they want to show that the top idols being their seniors, it's mostly Ichigo, Aoi, Otome or Sakura. They 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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