Aikatsu Friends!

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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, Echoes
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Game
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: Idols (Female)Idols (Female), MusicMusic, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.171 (scored by 40214,021 users)
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Ranked: #34072
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Popularity: #5915
Members: 12,610
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Aine Yuuki, who is a regular student at Star Harmony Academy's normal division, meets Mio Minato from the idol division, who invites her to join Aikatsu to fulfill Aine's goal to make friends. She also befriends Maika Chōno 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


Saga, Hayato
Kimura, Hiroshi
Assistant Producer
Igarashi, Shishou
Kyougoku, Takahiko
Episode Director, Script, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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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-)

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-)


Sep 27, 2019
Oh, Aikatsu, how I missed you being so good!

NOTE: This is the first season where Voice and Song actresses are the same people. That's why some of the earlier songs are a little rough around the edges versus the seasons with professional singers, and honestly, I think that's just fine - in fact, it makes sense given their characters are supposed to be 'bad/new' at the start too!


Unlike Stars, which felt like someone slapped new names and hair colours on OG characters, FRIENDS actually creates a very unique crew, with surprisingly realistic arcs.

I love Aine's growth from simply following Mio along, to actually being ...
Jul 31, 2018
Preliminary (16/50 eps)
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, ...
Aug 20, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (6/50 eps)
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 ...

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