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Aikatsu Friends!

Alternative Titles

Japanese: アイカツフレンズ!


Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2018 to Mar 28, 2019
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Thursdays at 18:25 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Dentsu
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.331 (scored by 425 users)
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Ranked: #23402
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Popularity: #5208
Members: 5,292
Favorites: 43
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Aine Yuuki who is a regular student at Star Harmony Academy's normal division and meets Mio Minato from idol division who invites her to join Aikatsu to fulfill Aine's goal to make friends. She also befriends Maika Chouno and Ema Hinata who are also idols. Aine and Mio form a pair to become best friends to become the bright "Diamond Friends". Karen Kamishiro and Mirai Asuku are categorized as "Diamond Friends" and are in the Diamond Class!

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Characters & Voice Actors


Igarashi, Shishou
Andou, Naoya
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kakihara, Yuuko
Series Composition
Watanabe, Satomi
Character Design, Principle Drawing

Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Arigato⇄Daijoubu (ありがと⇄大丈夫)" by Aine Yuuki (Akane Matsunaga), Mio Minato (Ibuki Kido) from BEST FRIENDS (eps 1-25)
#2: "Soko ni Shika Nai Mono (そこにしかないもの)" by Aine Yuuki (Akane Matsunaga), Mio Minato (Ibuki Kido) from BEST FRIENDS (eps 26-)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Believe it" by Karen Kamishiro (Azusa Tadokoro), Mirai Asuka (Ayaka Ohashi) from BEST FRIENDS (eps 1-25)
#2: "Pride (プライド)" by Karen Kamishiro (Azusa Tadokoro), Mirai Asuka (Ayaka Ohashi) from BEST FRIENDS (eps 26-)

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Jul 31, 2018
MetaThPr4h (All reviews)
Just as a reminder, Aikatsu Friends, as the rest of Aikatsu entries, is stand-alone and you can start with this one without worries, which considering the length of the others can be a great idea if you want to see if this anime is for you in order to try out the others as well.

In Aikatsu Friends we follow Aine, a cheerful and kind girl who can quickly make friends with anyone to terrifying levels. One day she meets Mio, a very popular girl from the idol division of their school and they quickly connect, the story focuses in their idol activities together as friends, read more
Jul 28, 2018
StarmiyaParfait (All reviews)
As an Aikatsu fan, I've never absolutely hated a season/series, but this does it. Everything is so terrible. They wanted to improve the Yume and Laura relationship since people complained, but they made it a million times worse. On top of that, they took out the classroom scenes, which is a staple in this series and was needed especially since Aine, the MC, was new to being an idol (never wanted to be one in the first place). We need to see her at school so we can see her improve, just like the previous Aikatsu MCs.

Sound: Okay, so they completely got rid of read more
Jan 29, 2019
Hina01 (All reviews)
My review of Aikatsu friends

I first came across Aikatsu when 30 plus episodes had already aired and i caught up fairly quickly and i have been a fan of Aikatsu ever since.

As a Aikatsu fan i may not be the best when it come to this sort of thing but, I believe Aikatsu friends to be a great edition its fresh don't get me wrong Aikatsu and Aikatsu stars are great to but i am really enjoying Aikatsu friends.

All the characters are enjoyable to and it has a great story

now as for the animation, I am no expert in this area but i believe the read more
Aug 20, 2018
stormyx729 (All reviews)
My expectations for Aikatsu Friends! was way too high. Aikatsu Stars! was great and I just couldn't wait for the next series.

Then we have Aikatsu Friends!

I was way too hyped for this series, I regretted it. First episode was okay, that was because we were first introduced to the new dressing room (I thought that was cool) and our brand new protagonist, Aine.

I liked the art, the character designs weren't that bad except, they decided to throw in rainbow hair colours that matched their idol type. For example, Aine (cute-type): pink, Mio (cool-type): blue, Maika (sexy-type): purple and so on. The only characters that contradict read more


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