AKB0048, Aikatsu! Recommendations
The main characters in Aikatsu and AKB0048 happen to have spunky, cheerful personalities. A friend happens to introduce them to the world of idols and they start on their own journey to become an idol, growing as a person as they do. The styles are different, but the outfits in both series are designed in a nice manner. One of the great things is that both shows vary from the idol genre in ways one wouldn't expect, one being also of the card game genre and the other a sci-fi. The music for both series is also beautiful and the wide cast of characters means
Both are about middle school girls that join an idol school.
Both are about girls wanting and becoming idols to make people smile.
both are quite colourful, and really enjoyable, they both have j-pop type music.