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
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: Idols (Female)Idols (Female), MusicMusic, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 7.431 (scored by 1259812,598 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #19092
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3081
Members: 39,416
Favorites: 805

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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!.

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Staff

Mizushima, Seiji
Producer, Planning
Hosoya, Nobuyuki
Producer
Saitou, Shigeru
Producer
Kimura, Ryuuichi
Director, Storyboard


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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)



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 ...
Oct 27, 2019
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Aikatsu! - Sigil of Second Wind (Updated 8/3/2022)

You know the drill. As usual, this is not exactly a review in the conventional sense, as it mostly focuses on analyzing the series as a whole rather than acting as an advertisement or recommendation to entice somebody to try the series out.

**This “review” is SPOILER-HEAVY and is recommended for those who have already completed the series. A large number of events will be referred to and may be used as examples in various ways.**

**This “review” will never be “complete” and I may be continually updating it in the future as I better collect more of my thoughts.**

This ...
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 ...

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