Japanese character figure company Megahouse launches its new brand "Lucrea" with the theme of "Creating and delivering fascinating products that shine like light." As its first item, a 1/7 scale figure of Ichigo Hoshimiya from the Aikatsu! franchise in her pink stage coord costume is now previewed. Check out the details of the item from the new brand after the jump!
The official YouTube channel for the Aikatsu! franchise has started streaming a 160-second sneak peek clip for its ongoing TV anime Aikatsu Friends!'s forthcoming second season ~Kagayaki no Jewel~ (The jewel with brilliance), introducing the grown-up regular characters and two new idols: Hibiki Tensho (CV: Yoko Hikasa) and Alicia Charlotte (Saori Ohnishi). Check out the new season's looks after the jump!
The official website for Aikatsu Friends!, the ongoing third installment of BN Pictures' idol-themed anime franchise Aikatsu!, announced today that its second season titled Aikatsu Friends! ~Kagayaki no Jewel~ (The jewel with brilliance) is set to premiere in April 2019. Its story is set two years after the first season. Hit the jump for more new information.
Bandai's official online store Premium Bandai today starts accepting preorders for "MiMiCHeRi Aikatsu! fashion check! Set," a set of five character figures from the Aikatsu! idol anime franchise: Ichigo, Aoi, Ran, Otome, and Yurika. This is the first item from the company's newly-launched deformed posable figure line "MiMiCHeRi." Check out the details of the cute figures after the jump!
As reported, Bandai's official online store Premium Bandai has been releasing PC cushions inspired by various characters from popular anime series, such as Osomatsu-san, Himouto! Umaru-chan, Kemono Friends, and many others. The line's latest character is Ichigo Hoshimiya, the protagonist of the first half story of Bandai Namco Pictures' idol-themed TV anime Aikatsu! Check out details of the super cute item 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!
As reported, "Aikatsu Friends! Miracle Voice Actress Audition" has been accepting entries for voice actresses to voice and sing as new idol characters. To promote the second open audition, the Aikatsu! franchise's official YouTube channel has started streaming a behind-the-scene clip from the first audition last year featuring its two winners, Akane Matsunaga and Yui Ninomiya, who are playing the main characters in the ongoing TV anime Aikatsu Friends!
The official website for Aikatsu Friends!, the ongoing third installment of BN Pictures' idol-themed anime franchise Aikatsu!, announced on August 10 that it will hold an open audition for a voice actress to voice and sing as a new idol character. Any nationality is allowed to apply (Japanese conversation skills are required). Hit the jump for more details.
It has been confirmed that "Calendar Girl," the first ED theme song for the TV anime Aikatsu!, will be re-released as a vinyl record (picture record edition) in near future. The one of the most popular Aikatsu! themes was originally released as a coupling song of the TV anime's first OP song "Signalize!" on November 21, 2012. Hit the jump for more details.
At the International Tokyo Toy Show 2018 this Sunday, Bandai will introduce Nana, its digital card game franchise Data Carddass Aikatsu!'s first virtual YouTuber character. Prior to her first public appearance, the franchise's official YouTube channel Aikatsu!Tube has started streaming a 50-second self-introduction clip of her. Meet the cute navigator of the nationally popular idol franchise after the jump!
Need help navigating the world of Aikatsu Friends? Nana is on her way! The franchise's official virtual YouTuber will make her debut tomorrow, bringing fans news and info on their favorite idol. Check out the first pics of her 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!