Bandai today reveals the details of the upcoming third season of the Aikatsu! TV anime series. In place of Ichigo Hoshimiya who was the protagonist in the first two seasons (she will still be in the story as a supporting character), the new season will feature her underclass girl Akari Ozora voiced by Shino Shimoji with her classmates. Akari first appeared in the 76th episode as a first year student in junior high. She is a big fan of Ichigo, and that's why she entered Starlight Academy where girls train to become idols. Now she has her own story.
The first episode of the much anticipated third season, also directed by Ryuich Kimura, is scheduled to premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliates on October 2, then on BS Japan on October 6.
The announced voice cast:
Shino Shimoji as Akari Ozora
Yu Wakui as Sumire Hikami
Yui Ishikawa as Hinaki Shinjo
Sumire Morohoshi as Ichigo Hoshimiya
Source: press release
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