Both shows are about cute young girls who start from the bottom of the idol world and try to climb their way up. There are some similar archetypes such as the main characters have never practiced before but have some talent at being idols, and both shows have an elegant and mysterious popular idol that the newcomers are aiming to reach.
Both resolve around young idols trying to sucess in the singing and acting carreer. The characters are also really cool and wich one has a very distinct and marcable personality.
The songs and performances are really cool and both are SUPER CUTE.
Pripara and Aikatsu are similar in both concept and execution. Pripara's a bit more over the top, and focused more on a tighter cast of character and has more conflict, but they're both absolutely adorable idol shows that have optimistic themes, good music, and cute main characters. If you like one, you'll probably like the other.
A lot of things are similar to Aikatsu and Pri Para. For example, they are aimed towards girls. They are also about becoming idols, and have special idol cards. The characters are also very likable in their own way.
If you liked Aikatsu, you may just fall in love with Pri Para!
Pripara and Aikatsu! both have a feel good theme. The animes both heavily focus on a positive message and friendship. They are both happy, pleasing to the eye, and have very lovable characters. Both being idol oriented, there is happy-go-lucky music from both series. Both animes are targeted towards children, mainly young girls. So they are both very colorful, bright, and happy.
I feel like Aikatsu! and PriPara are about as similar as 2 shows can be without being directly related. They're both idol shows for kids, and neither are grounded in reality. Aikatsu has its special stage, Special Appeals, turning clothes into cards, and etc.; PriPara's idol world is practically a completely seperate dimension. Aikatsu's Special Appeals are also very similar with PriPara's Making Dramas.
- Immensely popular in Japan, but hardly known outside of it
- Ichigo and Lala, the protagonists of each show, share similar bubbly, optimistic personalities
- Both protagonists started out as newbie idols but very well from the get-go
- The close friend characters to the protag, Aoi and Mireille, are quite similar
- The songs are catchy, memorable, and have flavor; occasionally breaking away from the traditional idol mold, separating them from shows like Love Live! or Idolm@ster
- Large cast of characters that all end up being important in some way, never a one-time appearence
Both series are fun and very enjoyable to watch. Overall, though, I do feel like PriPara is objectively better-- it's less formulaic, better written, and it progressively gets better and better. Plus, the humor in PriPara is absolute comedy gold.
I love both shows, and I think that like if you like one, you're almost guaranteed to like the other.  read more
Not exactly an idol anime (it's in the magical girl genre), but one of the girls is an idol and there are several episodes focusing on that! Also, the endings have the Cures on stage dancing and singing. Like Pri Para, it focuses on friendship and the importance of teamwork and trust!
Dokidoki! Precure and PriPara are both really good! But Dokidoki! Precure isn't much about idols and singing... But the main characters all all like, "I want to make others smile!" and stuff like that. Dokidoki! Precure is mainly trying to cure selfish people or people who got turned into selfishes. PriPara is just idols, idols, and even more idols xD If you PriPara, you should definitely watch Dokidoki! Precure.
Pripara is kinda like a little girls moe version where they want to become idols. The whole changing fashion when they sing and what not are very similar. The struggles and then forming groups, very similar at the beginning of the show.
These 2 anime are both idol anime.
They have fantastic music and performances. In both anime, the characters are trying to become top idol or divine idol. The 2 anime almost always have a performance per episode. They both have machines that can change the idol's clothes.
Although there are a few differences such as Aikatsu Stars!'s setting is usually in a school while Pripara's setting is half school and half in Pripara.
Laala and Cyan are normal girls who want to be idols, but they can't, until one day they are taken to a world where they can become idols
-And in these worlds they have legendary abilities
-They both make friends there
-Both face various challenges
-The difference is that in Show By Rock they form a band and have fights and in Pripara they form teams and have no fights
Both shows are about adorable idol girl units, attempting to become #1.
Laala and Aine are very similar protagonists, both being very outgoing, both love making friends and helping others.
Both have various idol units that compete. Both are based on arcade games with cards. Both include idol dress cards that are collected on the show and in real ife, as well as transformation sequences.
Pripara is a lot more dramatic and over the top, while Aikatsu Friends is more laid back with relatable moments.
Both shows have cute girls that, for a turn of events, "transorm" into a different kind of idol. They both rely a lot in comedy, sometimes taking it to an absurd level, in a good way. Just remember that PriPara is more innocent while Zombieland is R-17.
As a plus, Zombieland's Manager really looks like PriPara's Meganii-san
super cute and lovable, a little air-headed main girl characters. both want to be popular performers. though lala wants to simply because she loves preforming and kirarin because she likes a guy(but grows to love it). and they both always have great friends supporting them.
Both are Idol Animes with very catchy and nice tunes.
Both feature a light purple haired protagonist that grows up when she's an idol.
Both feature cute stuffed animals that talk.
Both are really heartwarming shows ♥ !
Lilpri and Pri Para are very similar. Both stories's protagonist is a elementary students. Lala and Ringo became an idol by different reasons; for Ringo (Lilpri) she became an idol to save the FairyTale world and Lala (Pri Para) her reasons was because she couldn't refuse Mirei and either way she wanted to became an idol if it wasn't that the elementary students couldn't do Pri Para.
But even though both of their reasons were different, both anime shows about kids and are able to transform for some certain reasons. Lala and Ringo are similar in some ways too like their parents open a place to sell food (Pizza and Apple pie), their personality to help others and etc.  read more
They are both music themed, and have idols in the series. They are also aimed towards girls, except Pri Para is aimed towards younger girls, while Uta no Prince Sama is aimed towards older ones. The only difference is that in Pri Para the main character is in grade school and the main character in Uta no Prince Sama the character is in high school. To wrap this up, Pri Para is pretty much a gender-bent version of Uta no Prince Sama and vice versa.
An elementary school girl with an odango hairstyle has magical powers to change her appearance, and has two other friends who help her achieve her main goal. The main character's little sister joins them later on in the series because she idolizes the new form her sister takes.
When I watched the first episode of High School Star Musical, my mind was just screaming PriPara, so I had to make a recommendation. Both shows use a five-person team system, Star Team for High School Star Musical, and Dream Team for PriPara. The main characters are mostly one gender, boys and girls, respectfully. They also both have Junichi Suwabe voicing one of the characters. Really good anime shows so far and if you love High school Star Musical, I can guarantee you are going to love PriPara too!
Both involve a team of three girls who want to become number one at being idols, both have a main character whose family runs a food service business, both involve singing and dancing combined with illusions and both are made by Takara Tomy.