Aikatsu Stars! is also the title of a new TV anime series that will air on TV Tokyo beginning April 7. It will air on Thursdays at 6:25 p.m. (Aikatsu! is currently airing in the 6:30 p.m. time slot.) A key visual for the new series (pictured) was also revealed.
The new series follows Yume Nijino, who enters Yotsuboshi Academy and aims to become a top idol. In the movie, the students of the academy will travel to an island in the south in search of a legendary dress.
Update February 22
An official website has opened for Aikatsu Stars! indicating that the series will air on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., in the time slot currently occupied by Aikatsu! Director Ryuuichi Kimura has also confirmed on his Twitter account that Aikatsu! will end its broadcast in March.
Update February 27
The Aikatsu Stars! Project Announcement Event has announced the voice cast members of the series. Production staff members were also revealed in new promotional material released earlier this week.