Aikatsu Friends! – 018

Would you form Friends with a ghost?

Man, there were quite a few plots going around this episode, and I personally enjoyed the
B plot and C plot more than the main one (those being Aine and Sakuya respectively). At the same time, Maika was super extra cute, so it balances out. Also, the animal parade unit is best unit.

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Aikatsu Friends! – 015

Need more forehead Iine

Happy (slightly) belated birthday, Aine! I tried to get it out earlier, but there were many things in the way. So we’re back on schedule, and coincidentally (or is it?) two episodes weeks pass during this episode instead of the usual one. Did they know they’d be delayed this week in advance? There are some interesting surprises this week too, so look forward to it!

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Aikatsu Friends! – 014

What do you mean summer uniforms only last for two months?

They would’ve needed them if they were in LA last week for Anime Expo with 110+ degree weather. What a wonderful development episode for Honey Cat, really going far above and beyond what an uninitiated would expect from a children’s cartoon. I don’t want to say too much and just leave you to enjoy it on your own, but there is one note I’ll be putting below the break, so check that out after you watch. Also, important note: No new episode this week because Pokemon decided they wanted to be so important and steal the timeslot. Episode 15 will be one week from today/tomorrow.

My own trip to AX was pretty amazing too. I don’t have a huge, emotional essay to write like last time, but again to everyone I met, thanks for being awesome. My own highlights were meeting my personal idol Okada Mari and getting her autograph (three times), all the other directors, producers, and artists I got signatures from, the magical experience of coincidentally meeting two i☆Ris members in person at the Pretty series cosplay meetup before their concert (which was just as incredible), seeing the Kase-san overseas premiere, and all the other great stuff I experienced. I’ll be looking forward to seeing some more of you the next time I venture out!

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Aikatsu Friends! – 013

Shot through the heart, and she’s to blame

This may have been one of the most love-filled episodes of Aikatsu to date. All of last week has been incredibly difficult for me (just because of my work, not anything personal), but Karen and this episode embraced me with gentle wings and filled my heart with warmth. I am the audience at the end of this episode.

While this week was late because I was pretty much running an international academic conference, this next week will also be late because I’ll be at Anime Expo. If you’ll be there, maybe we’ll even meet! Just talk to anyone with Aikatsu goods on them and you’ll be sure to make a friend, even if it’s not me.

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Aikatsu Friends! – 012

What happened with this episode?

It feels like they just said to trade all of the nice writing and animation for as much “special friend service” as possible. That, and some nice development for the Yuuki family at least. Next week will be very exciting though, as we finally get to learn more about her.

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