The second day of the Diamond Friends Cup, and what a day it is. You thought they forgot about that one thing? They absolutely did not, and it’s coming back to be the climax of the Cup—get ready.
Finally, we’re back! And in more ways than one. There was that New Year’s break, but also, this episode was Aikatsu down to its core, the very essence of the show. Everything is coming together for this final competition to decide the Friends of Friends. Buckle in.
Also, due to popular demand, I finally got around to uploading everything I’ve written for much of Stars and Friends. You can find links at the very top of the Aikatsu Guide page.
Or at least on Polygon. A few months ago I did an interview with a freelance journalist named Soleil Ho (just the perfect name, don’t you think?), and it’s finally been published. Check out her take on the state of anime subs in the modern age.
Merry Friends Christmas! What a year it’s been, and what excitement is still yet to come. I would watch this without any expectations, because above all else, the one single thing I wanted most is still here. We’ll see you next week again for what looks to be a very special New Year’s episode, so enjoy the holiday!
This is all a very good fun episode about divination. And I realized that I may too be blessed by the moon, as it seems one of my song translations maps onto this episode’s plot nicely. Let’s just hope it only works forwards, and I don’t have to remember anything from my embarrassing past.
Whoa, suddenly Narita Yoshimi out of nowhere back to do a Friends episode! What an incredible job she did with all of the adult characters, displaying Aine and Mio’s development that lead to the result of the Best Friends Cup, and weaving in a theme that is at once both blindingly obvious yet subtly painted in. It’s good on first watch, but the true depth hit me only after watching again closely. Let’s all aim to make a million friends!
This year for Thanksgiving, I was grateful for this episode, and all of you watching it with me. Every little bit of it was fun and heartwarming, and the conclusion fulfilled me from the inside out. I also have a minor comment on the trials if you were as confused as I was for one of them, which I’ll put after the break.