Aikatsu!

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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!


Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 178
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2012 to Mar 31, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Thursdays at 18:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: Idols (Female)Idols (Female), MusicMusic, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children

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Score: 7.491 (scored by 1387613,876 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #18292
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3283
Members: 42,728
Favorites: 936

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Synopsis

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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Mizushima, Seiji
Producer, Planning
Saitou, Shigeru
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Opening Theme

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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 Ruka, Mona, Miki from AIKATSU☆STARS! (eps 127-152)
7: "START DASH SENSATION" by Ruka, Mona, Miki from AIKATSU☆STARS! (eps 153-176, 178)
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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 (eps 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 101-124,126)
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, Miki from AIKATSU☆STARS! (eps 153-178)




Reviews

Sep 26, 2013
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.

*Original review of the first 50 episodes follows. For an overview of the rest, scroll down*

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 a group of middle school friends led by Hoshimiya ...
Jul 29, 2016
Although this anime has a bit of a slow start, the story is one of the better ones that I've seen. Although it is a fairly typical coming-to-fame story, it is well done and unlike most anime that feel unfinished it keeps going until the story reaches a proper end. One very interesting thing is the cast collecting in the anime to the point that the main cast actually switches about halfway through. There are around 100 different characters and they each have interesting personalities, although some of them have unfortunately short screen times.

The art of the main series is well done with the girls ...
Mar 2, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (170/178 eps)
Do you have a dream? Do you know somebody with a dream? Now tell me this: Do you believe that a dream can be accomplished if effort becomes an ingredient in the story that is your life? Hoshimiya Ichigo certainly has a case for any doubters of this theory. Who is Ichigo you ask? Hoshimiya Ichigo is a normal girl like numerous young girls who watch this in Japan. Hoshimiya Ichigo is a normal though animated human like all of my readers. Hoshimiya Ichigo had a dream and with effort, turned her scoop into a mic. Hello readers, this is Aikatsu.

Aikatsu is an anime that ...

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