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Themes: card games, idols, music, school
Objectionable content: None
Number of Episodes: 50
Vintage: 2012-10-08
Plot Summary: Ichigo Hoshimiya is a regular, ordinary middle school girl. But when her best friend Aoi invites her to join the idol training academy, Starlight Academy, her whole world is turned upside down. As she encounters all kinds of rivals and learns what it takes to be an idol, she uses her Aikatsu Cards to challenge countless auditions.

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Aikatsu! 2nd Season

Number of Episodes: 51
Vintage: 2013-10-03
Plot Summary: With the rise of the new idol school, “Dream Academy”, Starlight Academy has been placed in a predicament. With large rookie idol with perfect pitch “Seira Otoshiro”, and producer-in-training Kī Saegusa, Starlight Academy will start facing new rivals which appear one after another, multiplied by the rivalry to take the seat of top idol. The girls driven into Idol Activities with overlap, encounter, and interact with new rivals. Ichigo and the others’ Idol Activities will continue to go on.

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Aikatsu! Akari Generation

Themes: Music, School
Number of episodes: 51
Vintage: 2014-10-02

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Aikatsu! (TV 4)

Themes: idols, music
Number of episodes: 25 + 1 extra
Vintage: 2015-10-01
Plot Summary: The three members of Luminous started their tour in Hokkaido, where they met two girls who love singing and dancing: Nono Ōji and Lisa Shirakaba.

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Aikatsu Stars!

Themes: idols
Number of Episodes: 74
Vintage: 2016-04-07
Plot Summary: Yume Nijino aims to become a top idol, and she enrolls in the Yotsusei Gakuen (Four Stars Academy). This academy has a special group called the S4, who are the top four active idols in the school. Yume and the other first-year students aim to become a part of the S4.

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Aikatsu Friends!

Themes: idols
Plot Summary: Aine Yūki is good at making friends, and is enrolled in Star Harmony Academy’s general education track. She befriends Mio Minato, the school’s top idol, and becomes an idol herself.
Vintage: 2018-04

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Aikatsu! (movie) Vintage: 2014-11-30
Aikatsu! Music Award: Minna de Shō o Moraima SHOW! (movie) Vintage: 2015-08-22
Aikatsu Stars! (movie) Vintage: 2016-08-13
Aikatsu! ~Nerawareta Mahō no Aikatsu! Card~ (movie) Vintage: 2016-08-13


Aikatsu! Card Game, Anime Adaptation Announced

posted on 2012-07-31 23:46 EDT
Sunrise and Bandai team to create idol card game and related television anime

Aikatsu! Idol School TV Anime Gets 2nd Series in October

posted on 2013-08-16 23:20 EDT
Trainees Seira & Kii to debut from rival Dream Academy

Aikatsu! Idol School TV Anime’s 2nd Series Teaser Streamed

posted on 2013-08-17 02:35 EDT
Idols in rival schools square off in new October anime; 3DS game also scheduled for November

Shino Shimoji, Yu Wakui, Yui Ishikawa Star in New Aikatsu TV Anime

posted on 2014-07-27 13:30 EDT
3rd series slated for October premiere

Daisuki to Stream Aikatsu! TV Anime

posted on 2014-09-01 15:00 EDT
Idol card show for girls begins Thursday

Press Release: to announce streaming of Aikatsu!

September 1, 2014

Aikatsu! Launches Official Line Account, Releases Newest News on TV Anime and Movie

Oct. 11, 2014 01:00


Aikatsu Idols Team Up With Tokyo Metro Police to Fight Fraud

posted on 2014-11-29 12:00 EST


Yuuki Takada, Chihiro Kawakami to Join TV Anime “Aikatsu!” New Term

February 27, 2015 8:00am CST
Its arcade game has sold 180 million cards in Japan


Aikatsu Wins Digital Media Award

posted on 2015-04-06 18:30 EDT
Ghibli’s Toshio Suzuki also honored with 20th Anniversary Award

Aikatsu! Music Award: Minna de Shō o MoraimaSHOW! Anime Film Unveiled

posted on 2015-05-27 06:00 EDT
Idol anime franchise’s second film opening in Japan on August 22


Aikatsu! Music Award: Minna de Shō o Moraima SHOW! Anime Film’s 1st Trailer Streamed

posted on 2015-07-11 05:00 EDT


Aikatsu! Anime Adds Kotori Koiwai, Sanae Fuku to Cast

posted on 2015-07-26 09:00 EDT

Aikatsu! Franchise Gets New Anime Film in Summer 2016

posted on 2015-08-22 01:30 EDT
Aikatsu! Music Award: Minna de Shō o Moraima SHOW! film opened in Japan on Saturday


Bandai Namco Pictures Registers ‘Aikatsu Stars!’ Trademark

posted on 2016-02-15 05:15 EST


Aikatsu Stars! TV Anime Premieres in April With Film Following in August

posted on 2016-02-21 22:30 EST
Film to screen alongside new anime short


“Aikatsu Stars!” Film Teaser Introduces New Protagonist Yume Nijino

posted March 12, 2016 12:55am EST


Aikatsu Stars! Anime Casts Miyu Tomita, Minami Tsuda

posted on 2016-03-12 04:15 EST
Teruo Satoh takes over as director in new series starting in April


Miyu Tomita Narrates Aikatsu Stars! TV Anime’s Promo

posted on 2016-03-19 01:30 EDT
TV series premieres on April 7, with anime film in August


Teaser Poster Visual for “Aikatsu Stars!” Film Featuring Tropical Summer

posted April 20, 2016 4:45am EDT
3rd film from the Aikatsu! franchise hits Japanese theaters August 13


Main Poster Visual for “Aikatsu Stars!” Feature Film Revealed

July 02, 2016 12:30am CDT
New film from the Aikatsu! franchise hits Japanese theaters August 13


Aikatsu Stars! Film’s Trailer Reveals Plot, Previews Short

posted on 2016-07-06 02:20 EDT
Film opens in Japan on August 13 with accompanying short


Aikatsu Stars! trailer


Special Adults-Only Aikatsu! Screenings Planned for Shibuya Theater

posted on 2016-07-10 22:00 EDT by Eric Stimson
Director Ryuichi Kimura to attend


Aikatsu Stars Anime Enters 2nd Season With ‘Hoshi no Tsubasa’ in April

posted on 2017-01-26 03:00 EST
2nd season features new characters played by Yōko Hikasa, Nako Eguchi


“Aikatsu!” Idols to Make Guest Appearances in “Aikatsu Stars!” in August

July 24, 2017 5:55am CDT
Special collaboration episodes will be aired on August 17 and 24


“Aikatsu!” Three Main Heroines Perform Together in 5th Anniversary Song “Aikatsu Melody!”

July 31, 2017 12:30am CDT
Smartphone rhythm game’s new event is available from today till August 9