Aikatsu on Parade! Web Anime – 05 and 06 (Dream of an Idol)

That small bud is carefully raised, and then passed on

I was not expecting both of the last episodes to be released on the same day, but I suppose that was likely due to earlier delays in the schedule. Essentially we got one full episode, but both halves were quite intensive to do, so it took a bit of extra time. But that’s exactly why we’re releasing them together, just as they aired.

What a fantastic addition to Aikatsu, adding this extra story about Noelle and inviting her to be the protagonist of her own mini-series. Truly, this used the experience of every series of Aikatsu to elevate an unmistakably OG-style story. But the strength of it lies not simply in calling back directly to one of the most emotional moments in Aikatsu’s history, but adding to it with new color and metaphor, and writing a song that both reinforced that theme and connected it with every single idol academy. You can see it directly in the title of the song as well.

I won’t go crazy like I usually do for finales, since everything I said at the end of Parade still stands. The new announcement date for information on the next Aikatsu project has been moved to August 10th. Usually we don’t put that information on the site directly, although that’s probably because I put it at the end of the normal weekly release… which there won’t be. We’ll see what happens then, I’m not sure what we’ll do for it.

Episode 05: Torrent | Magnet
Episode 06: Torrent | Magnet

4 thoughts on “Aikatsu on Parade! Web Anime – 05 and 06 (Dream of an Idol)

  1. Arigatou Akatsukin-san! Let’s hope the new series is totally fresh and/or heavily features Kitaoji Sakura so I may stan!ヽ(●゚´Д`゚●)ノ゚

  2. Thank god looks like someone at the office stopped the writer from giving her all the wins looks like someone has some brains at least within the company.

    Now let’s hope this Announcement in August can bring some fresh air into Aikatsu because it needs it really bad.

  3. A fitting end to Noelle’s story, although I certainly wish it could have been so much more. Then again, I guess it’s an miracle that we even got something for her in the first place as well.

    That being said, one thing that the web series did well is that it was relatively better at delivering a proper story due to having a tighter narrative and focus, rather than the all over the place storytelling that permeated too much of Parade.

    It was just so gratifying to just finally see Noelle get her own moment in the spotlight at long last after being teased for so long, not to mention that the writers also managed to work around the limited format to provide a satisfying follow-up to the rivalry between her and Akari that was teased in Season 4; kudos to them for making it flow organically as well. It’s just a shame that we will never get another continuation of Noelle’s adventures, but considering the circumstances, you take what you can get, I guess.

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