As announced, the official YouTube channel for the idol-themed Aikatsu! franchise has posted a three-minute special music video for "Shiny Day," a brand new song performed by the newly-selected eight members of the unit Aikatsu 8 2020 and Hana, the protagonist of the upcoming new TV series Aikatsu Planet! Watch the gorgeous clip that combine lots of past CG live footage of the idols after the jump!
To support the updoming new project, the Aikatsu! franchise held an online poll to choose the eight members of the new unit "Aikatsu 8 2020" from August 8 to September 6. The franchise's official YouTube channel has been announcing its members one by one since early this month, and its last member, Ichigo Hoshimiya, was finally revealed on November 30. Check out the new lineup after the jump!
The official website for the Aikatsu! franchise has announced that an online poll to choose the eight members of the new unit "Aikatsu 8 2020" will be held in commemoration of the franchise's ninth anniversary and the announcement for its new project. The selected eight idols from the four series will support the new project through the unit activities. Hit the jump for more details.
It has been confirmed that details about the Aikatsu! franchise's "new series" will be revealed in the special web program "Bandai x BN Pictures Festival" to be streamed on August 10. A detailed announcement for the new series was originally planned for June, but has been postponed to a future date due to the impact of the spread of the COVID-19 infection. Hit the jump for more information.
The official website for the Aikatsu! franchise announced on May 14 that an announcement for its new project is postponed to a future date due to the impact of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The announcement was originally planned to make in June 2020. Hit the jump for more details.
At 19:00 on March 8 (JST) as scheduled, the Aikatsu! franchise's official YouTube channel "AiTube/Aikatsu!Tube" announced that an "Aikatu! Series New Project" will launch for a terrestrial broadcasting on TV Tokyo and its affiliates in the fall of 2020. Hit the jump for more new information.
Soon after the broadcast of the 20th episode of its latest installment Aikatsu on Parade! in Japan today, the TV anime's official website and the Aikatsu! Data Carddass trading card game's official Twitter confirmed that "an important announcement" will be made on its official YouTube channel "AiTube/Aikatsu!Tube" at 19:00 on March 8 (JST). Hit the jump for more details.
To promote the upcoming new TV series Aikatsu on Parade!, the Aikatsu! franchise's official YouTube channel has started streaming three special "Play Back" PVs to introduce its past three series newly narrated by their main idols: Ichigo Hoshimiya, Akari Ozora, and Yume Nijino. Let's learn about the history of the mega popular idol anime series after the jump!
Lantis' official YouTube channel has started streaming a 18-minute digest clip from the forthcoming two Blu-ray discs "Aikatsu! Music Festa in Aikatsu Budokan" that contain the two-day special concert by the Aikatsu! singers (STAR☆ANIS and AIKATSU☆STARS!) at Nippon Budokan on February 27 and 28, 2018. Watch their gorgeous performance after the jump!
The official website for Bandai's idol-themed trading card game/anime franchise Aikatsu! has announced that "Aikatsu! Series 5th Festival!!," a special memorial event to celebrate the franchise's 5th anniversary will be held for two days on September 8 (Sat) and 9 (Sun) in 2018. Hit the jump for more details.
Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on May 8 that Aikatsu! Photo on Stage!!, the second mobile game app inspired by the Aikatsu! franchise, will end its service in Japan as of July 11. The rhythm game featuring the characters from Aikatsu! and Aikatsu Stars! was launched in January 2016 and has included many spin-off and sequel stories to the two anime. Hit the jump for more details.
In commemoration of the final stage of the club event "ALL AIKATSU STARS! LIVE STATION2 DJ LIVE JAPAN TOUR" which has been held across Japan since April 2017, Namco will release "AIKATSU! ANION 'NOT ODAYAKA' Remix," the first club-sound remix album featuring the songs from the Aikatsu! idol anime franchise. Check out the 13 remixed songs in an eight-minute preview video after the jump!
As its 73rd planned exhibition, the Osamu Tezuka manga museum in Takarazuka-city, Hyogo Prefecture, plans to hold a special exhibition dedicated to the fifth anniversary of Bandai's Data Carddass arcade card game series Aikatsu! and the TV anime series based on it from March 1 to June 25. The exhibition is titled "Tezukatsu!." Hit the jump for more details.
In addition to the previously-reported upcoming collaboration TV anime episodes, Bandai Namco Entertainment's official YouTube channel has also posted a music video for "Aikatsu Melody!," a special song for the Aikatsu! franchise's 5th anniversary, featuring the three protagonists from the TV anime series, Ichigo Hoshimiya, Akari Ozora, and Yume Nijino. Check out the special collaboration song after the jump!