Ranked #2412


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)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Card game
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.231 (scored by 3,599 users)
Ranked: #24122
Popularity: #2254
Members: 13,008
Favorites: 300
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An idol's brilliance illuminates the dreams of humanity. Starlight Academy, a holy ground for celebrities in training, seeks to realize this belief. Behind its rigorous entrance requirements lie not only the top young stars in the entertainment business, but some of the best memories these students will ever have.

Or so Aoi Kiriya believes. Alongside her best friend Ichigo, Aoi decides to apply for the prestigious private school in hopes of living up to the praise of the biggest idol in the world: Mizuki Kanzaki. As they journey through the numerous laughs, friendships, and heartbreaks that await them, can the two girls light up the lives of others as Mizuki has done for them?

Whether it be chopping down Christmas trees, traversing obstacle courses, or even rock climbing, there's always a playful new adventure to be found in the world of Aikatsu!.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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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-)

Write a review | More reviewsReviews

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
I found this review Helpful
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
I found this review Helpful
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
I found this review Helpful
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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