Aikatsu Friends! is the anime adaptation of the arcade game Data Carddass Aikatsu Friends! by BN Pictures. The first season starts airing on April 5, 2018 on TV Tokyo, replacing Aikatsu Stars in its timeslot.
Aine Yūki is a second year student in the normal division of Star Harmony Academy. She is undergoing a normal life until a chance encounter with a popular idol Mio Minato in Penguin Cafe! Now Aine is about to embark on a journey as an idol who does Aikatsu everyday!
"But I didn't think Aikatsu would be this hard!"
Aine and Mio click it off immediately, and the two pair up to form a "Friends!" unit. Together they aim for the top, to become Diamond Friends! just like the top idol unit Love MeTear, made of spectacular idols Karen Kamishiro and Mirai Asuka.
Along with their aspiring upperclassmen, the sporty big-sis Ema Hinata and the sexy, mysterious Maika Chōno, Aine and Mio have started their Aikatsu!
So many Aikatsu cards! So many new songs! Aikatsu really is exciting!
So many friends! So many dreams! Aikatsu, is about to start!
- Episode 01 - Hello Friends!
- Episode 02 - The Invincible Love Me Tear☆
- Episode 03 - Vivid Inspiration
- Episode 04 - The Aspiring MY BRAND
- Episode 05 - Maika, Like a Butterfly!
- Episode 06 - Hinata EMAgency!?
- Episode 07 - The Ongoing Road towards Mirai★
- Episode 08 - Mio's Grand CM Operation!
- Episode 09 - The Melody of Courage♪
- Episode 10 - Pretty ☆ Sexy ★ Honey Cat!
- Episode 11 - Dramatic Confession!
- Episode 12 - Tomato, Bring It On ☆
- Episode 13 - How to Karen
- Episode 14 - Go Go Friends!
- Episode 15 - AiTube☆Cinderella
- Episode 16 - Mio, Becoming the Hero
- Episode 17 - The Fateful Encouter is the Moon's Guidance
- Episode 18 - Even a Small Chance
- Episode 19 - Let it Reach! The Friendshipower
- Episode 20 - Lacrosse or Friends!
- Episode 21 - Spreading Harmony♪
- Episode 22 - Premonition of the Full Moon
- Episode 23 - Shout it, at the Moment
- Episode 24 - Rivals are Friends
- Episode 25 - Surpass Love Me Tear
- Episode 26 - Friends Gathered- Autumn of Aikatsu
- Episode 27 - Full Moon's Radiance
- Episode 28 - Friends Even When We're Alone
- Episode 29 - Aine's Halloween Panic
- Episode 30 - Dubbing Challenge Mio
- Episode 31 - The Legendary 101st Match
- Episode 32 - Heart-Pounding Adventure on Karen Island
- Episode 33 - Ka-boom Adventure on the Volcano Island
- Episode 34 - Happiness to Everyone
- Episode 35 - Treasure Hunting Warning
- Episode 36 - Runway of Trouble
- Episode 37 - Merry Friends Christmas
- Episode 38 - I'm Coco! Aikatsu Song Battle
- Episode 39 - Opening! Diamond Friends Cup
- Episode 40 - Believe it
- Episode 41 - Unleash the Love Me Zone
- Episode 42 - The Miracle of Friends Power
- Episode 43 - The Scenery of Gratitude
- Episode 44 - The Chocolate and Mint Confession
- Episode 45 - The Friends are Paparazzi
- Episode 46 - The Princess from the Moon
- Episode 47 - An Idol's Coco-mprehension
- Episode 48 - The Cat's Honey Work
- Episode 49 - The Last Chapter of the Legend
- Episode 50 - The Future that's Only There
- Episode 01 - The Idol from Outer Space
- Episode 02 - The Miraculous Gemstone
- Episode 03 - Hibiki's Showtime!
- Episode 04 - Shining My Colour
- Episode 05 - Shuffle!? Friends!
- Episode 06 - You Too My Star
- Episode 07 - GOGO Sorbett Kingdom
- Episode 08 - Princess Alicia
- Episode 09 - The Secret Words are Evol ustakIA
- Episode 10 - Aikatsu Forbidden!?
- Episode 11 - Open the Door of Your Heart
- Episode 12 - Friends Back Party