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|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Teruo Satō|
|Produced by||Takanori Itō|
|Original network||TV Tokyo, BS Japan, AT-X|
|Original run||April 7, 2016 – March 29, 2018|
|Aikatsu Stars! The Movie|
|Released||August 13, 2016|
Aikatsu Stars! (アイカツスターズ！ Aikatsu Sutāzu!) is an arcade collectible card game in Bandai's Data Carddass line of machines, which was launched in May 2016. It is the successor to the Aikatsu! series of arcade games. The game revolves around using collectible cards featuring various clothes to help aspiring idols pass auditions. An anime television adaptation by BN Pictures began airing on TV Tokyo from April 7, 2016 to March 29, 2018. It was succeeded by Aikatsu Friends! on April 5, 2018.
The series features a new protagonist named Yume Nijino. Yume aims to become a top idol, and she, and her childhood friend Koharu, enroll in the Yotsuboshi Gakuen (Four Star Academy). She also receives attention from a male idol named Subaru who is a popular male idol from M4 and has possibilities of having a crush on Yume due to his way of speaking and body language when she is around him. He also cares a lot for her. She also meets Laura Sakuraba, Ako Saotome and Mahiru Kasumi who become here great friends. The academy has a special group called the S4, who are the top four idols in the school. There are four classes Flower Song Class, Wind Dance Class, Bird Theatre Class, and Moon Beauty Class Yume and the other first-year students aim to become a part of the S4. In the second season "Hoshi no Tsubasa" (Star Wings), Venus Ark, a new rival school to the protagonist Yume Nijino's Yotsuboshi Gakuen that uses a ship as its schoolhouse, will appear. And new idols from the school, the "perfect idol" Elza Forte and Kirara Hanazono join the story that will feature the highest class dress type "Star Premium Rare Coord".
An anime television series produced by BN Pictures began airing on TV Tokyo from April 7, 2016, succeeding the original Aikatsu! anime series in its initial timeslot. The opening themes are "Start Line!" (スタートライン! Sutāto Rain!) by Sena and Rie from AIKATSU☆STARS, "1, 2, Sing for You!", "STAR JET!" ((スタージェット！ Sutā Jetto!), "STARDOM!" by Sena, Rie, Miki and Kana from AIKATSU☆STARS and "MUSIC OF DREAM!" by Sena, Rie, Miki and Kana from AIKATSU☆STARS, while the ending themes are "Episode Solo" by Ruka, Nanase, Kana, and Miho from AIKATSU☆STARS, "So Beautiful Story" by Ruka and Sena from AIKATSU☆STARS, "Bon Bon Voyage!" by Risa and Miho from AIKATSU☆STARS and "Pirouette Of The Forest Light" by Ruka and Sena from AIKATSU☆STARS.
The series contains a variety of theme songs and insert songs. Many of the songs are composed and arranged by monaca, and performed by members of the Japanese idol group Aikatsu☆stars who provide the singing voices for the characters. Some of the insert songs are the theme songs but sung by different members from the opening or closing. The songs have been compiled into several albums.
Anime opening theme songs
- "Start Line!" (スタートライン!) (episodes 1–25) by Sena and Rie
- "1, 2, Sing for You!" (episodes 26–33) by Sena, Rie, Miki and Kana
- "STAR JET! (スタージェット！)" (episodes 34–50) by Sena, Rie, Miki, and Kana
- "STARDOM!" (episodes 51- 75) by Sena, Rie, Miki, Kana
- "MUSIC OF DREAM!" (episodes 76-100) by Sena, Rie, Miki, Kana
Anime ending theme songs
- "episode Solo" (episodes 1–25) by Ruka, Nanase, Kana and Miho
- "So Beautiful Story" (episodes 26–50) by Ruka and Sena
- "Bon Bon Voyage!" (episodes 51–75) by Risa, Miho
- "Pirouette Of The Forest Light" (episodes 76-100) by Ruka, Sena