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Aikatsu!


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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 7.691 (scored by 3,164 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #10742
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2300
Members: 16,966
Favorites: 392
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Episodes: /178

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Hoshimiya, Ichigo
Hoshimiya, Ichigo
Main
Morohoshi, Sumire
Japanese
Morohoshi, Sumire
Kirishima, Waka
Japanese
Kirishima, Waka
Kiriya, Aoi
Kiriya, Aoi
Main
Tadokoro, Azusa
Japanese
Tadokoro, Azusa
Uebana, Fuuri
Japanese
Uebana, Fuuri
Shibuki, Ran
Shibuki, Ran
Main
Ohashi, Ayaka
Japanese
Ohashi, Ayaka
Yoshikawa, Sunao
Japanese
Yoshikawa, Sunao
Oozora, Akari
Oozora, Akari
Main
Shimoji, Shino
Japanese
Shimoji, Shino
Endou, Ruka
Japanese
Endou, Ruka

Staff

Kimura, Ryuuichi
Kimura, Ryuuichi
Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Kosaka, Harume
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director
Tomisawa, Nobuo
Tomisawa, Nobuo
Episode Director


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

Edit 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, Miki from AIKATSU☆STARS! (eps 153-178)




More reviewsReviews

Florete
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 read more
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Rayla
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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MavisVermillion
Oct 31, 2012
Well when I saw the picture of the cover for the anime it was really cute and looked girly so I thought I would give it a try when I watched the first episode it was so much like Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream which is also an anime about making idols but in Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream they skate and dance while skating which is really cool and in Aikatsu they just dance normally and sing which is a bit more like a bit more real !!! :D But because they were so much alike I was quite shocked but still the way they set read more
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Max
Mar 31, 2016
There aren't many idol anime with over a hundred episodes, and there are even fewer idol anime that have the ability to hook and surprise you for such a long period of time. Coming in at just under two hundred episodes, Aikatsu is a series that manages to do both, and there are so many ways to describe it; energetic, revitalising, and optimistic, to name a few. But the best thing about Aikatsu is that it's able to toss its target audience aside and create something able to entertain people of all ages. Unlike Hollywood family movies or shows like Friendship is Magic, there isn't read more
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