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New 'Aikatsu!' Anime Movie Announced

by trebmeg
May 27, 2015 7:44 AM | 30 Comments
It was announced that Aikatsu! idol anime franchise will be getting a new anime movie titled Aikatsu! Music Award: Minna de Shou wo MoracchaimaShow!. It will premiere on August 22.

The movie will present an Aikatsu! All-Star awards ceremony, where the cast will promote songs and stages throughout the anime series.

Staff
Director: Shinya Nishikida
Supervisor: Ryouichi Kimura
Stage Composition: Youichi Katou
Character Design: Hiroko Yaguchi
Studio: Bandai Namco Pictures



Source: Official site

News submitted by Kuhlmier_K

Aikatsu! Music Award: Minna de Shou wo MoracchaimaShow! on MAL

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Anime is a hobby for grown-ups. Why should little girls be allowed to even have anime like this movie, and spoil the enjoyment of grown men?

Jun 7, 2015 2:45 AM by X10A_Freedom

Guys. why not check it before judging or criticizing it. Right? ;)

May 28, 2015 9:33 PM by ayanami000

skapandi said:
The amount of prejudice in this thread against this show (from people who haven't seen it) is almost painful.

St4nley said:
Geeez, So many good mangas without adaptations like Vinland Saga, 20th century boys, Vagabond, Oyasumi Punpun and many others but they still adapt those animes. I'm losing my faith in the anime industry :/


Iirc, aikatsu is not even an adaptation of anything/is mostly anime-original despite having games or whatever, so that probably does not even really apply.



I'm a bit biased but Aikatsu is one of the only shows I know that truly excels in showing what true idols are. It shows what idols do when they are not at school, they are mature enough to see each other as rivals when competing against each other yet still friends, and the dedication to their training these girls put is outstanding.

May 28, 2015 9:06 PM by LovelyHikari

I'm hard.

May 28, 2015 5:49 PM by dankzel

The amount of prejudice in this thread against this show (from people who haven't seen it) is almost painful.

St4nley said:
Geeez, So many good mangas without adaptations like Vinland Saga, 20th century boys, Vagabond, Oyasumi Punpun and many others but they still adapt those animes. I'm losing my faith in the anime industry :/


Iirc, aikatsu is not even an adaptation of anything/is mostly anime-original despite having games or whatever, so that probably does not even really apply.

May 28, 2015 3:18 PM by skapandi

I'm ok with them movie just as long as Ran/Ichigo and of course Aoi all get good amount of screen time. What does make me curious, is if the season 2 girls will be shown again.

May 28, 2015 7:15 AM by LovelyHikari

Antwann said:
I haven't seen the first movie yet because there's an absence of subs for it, waiting for it to get subbed. Hope the new movie is more than just a recap or a random bundle of songs. It'd be a wasted opportunity! Still, I'm quite excited.
English subs? I've seen that movie subbed already.

St4nley said:
Geeez, So many good mangas without adaptations like Vinland Saga, 20th century boys, Vagabond, Oyasumi Punpun and many others but they still adapt those animes. I'm losing my faith in the anime industry :/
Wait what... how making series aimed at little girls, which main goal is to sell toys, games and whatnot does stop industry from making any of above? That is kind of stupid.

May 28, 2015 6:31 AM by Dalek-baka

Redfoxoffire said:

Grusomhed said:
More material for my drop list.

Why would you add a movie from a series you don't watch to your dropped list? How do you drop something you never started?

I use it as the won't watch list.

May 28, 2015 4:37 AM by Nashetania

I haven't seen the first movie yet because there's an absence of subs for it, waiting for it to get subbed. Hope the new movie is more than just a recap or a random bundle of songs. It'd be a wasted opportunity! Still, I'm quite excited.

May 28, 2015 2:40 AM by Antwann

St4nley said:
Geeez, So many good mangas without adaptations like Vinland Saga, 20th century boys, Vagabond, Oyasumi Punpun and many others but they still adapt those animes. I'm losing my faith in the anime industry :/

The amount of ignorance in this post is off the charts.

Grusomhed said:
More material for my drop list.

Why would you add a movie from a series you don't watch to your dropped list? How do you drop something you never started?

May 27, 2015 11:57 PM by Florete

More movie, more series, more drop. it is not will change anything.

May 27, 2015 5:49 PM by Lacia

More aidoru katsudou and more Sumire is always a good thing.

Aikatsu saving anime as always

May 27, 2015 5:01 PM by ONEESAMAAA

Eh....idols huh.

May 27, 2015 1:57 PM by FullmetalCarrot

vodall said:
SuperRed said:
OT: is it required to be familiar with the TV series to watch this movie?

That depends on how it goes. For now, I'd say the best quick introduction is to watch the first movie, which will be released and subbed in a week or two. It's intended to be an epilogue of the first 100-ish episodes, so I'm guessing it'll be easy to follow for non-fans.


Much appreciated answer, thank you.

May 27, 2015 1:19 PM by SuperRed

They kind of announced it at the end of the first movie (after the credit roll it said they would make a second one, basically). But glad to have something more official, even though the trailer doesn't really reveal much.

WingsOfValor said:
I hade the biggest the smile on my face when I read that news title, but the trailer kinda makes it seem like it's just going to be a bunch of random performances. I really hope that this is not the case. : /


The summary sentence really sounds like it is a recap or something =/

May 27, 2015 1:11 PM by GarLogan78

SuperRed said:
OT: is it required to be familiar with the TV series to watch this movie?

That depends on how it goes. For now, I'd say the best quick introduction is to watch the first movie, which will be released and subbed in a week or two. It's intended to be an epilogue of the first 100-ish episodes, so I'm guessing it'll be easy to follow for non-fans.

May 27, 2015 1:05 PM by Max

I hade the biggest the smile on my face when I read that news title, but the trailer kinda makes it seem like it's just going to be a bunch of random performances. I really hope that this is not the case. : /

May 27, 2015 12:59 PM by WingsOfValor

St4nley said:
Geeez, So many good mangas without adaptations like Vinland Saga, 20th century boys, Vagabond, Oyasumi Punpun and many others but they still adapt those animes. I'm losing my faith in the anime industry :/


20th Century Boys had 3 successful live-action movies.

Also just because it's not you're type of series doesn't mean it can't be good. The world doesn't have to cater to your tastes.

OT: is it required to be familiar with the TV series to watch this movie?

May 27, 2015 12:49 PM by SuperRed

Klad said:
Isn't this milking?


It's a multimedia franchise aimed at little girls (and uncles) that encompasses games, toys, anime and music that relies on a constant stream of content delivery in order to keep the whole thing going so no not really. This isn't like your typical late night anime affair that has occasional seasons and the sole product is the anime disc itself, it's working on a much higher market level than the vast majority of anime (I think the projection was 12.1 billion yen for 2014 or close to 100 Million USD) so it needs a certain level of upkeep to stay strong. I forget the revenue level for it but last I check it makes more than Precure.

May 27, 2015 12:14 PM by PeacingOut

No more Ichigo? I'm gonna keep watching the series!

May 27, 2015 10:14 AM by Frezlaj