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Aikatsu! Anime Adds Kotori Koiwai, Sanae Fuku to Cast

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Bandai's original arcade card game gets collaboration with Hatsune Miku

The official website for the Aikatsu! television anime series revealed on Sunday that two new characters will be joining the series when it enters its "fourth season" (fourth year of broadcast, see key visual below) in October.

Kotori Koiwai (The Seven Deadly Sins' Elaine, Non Non Biyori's Renge Miyauchi) will join the series as Nono Ōji (pictured left in image at right), and Sanae Fuku (minor characters in Gatchaman Crowds, Gingitsune) will join the series as LiSA shirakaba (pictured right). Nono and LiSA are from Hokkaido.

Bandai additionally announced on Sunday that the original Aikatsu! arcade card game will also have a collaboration with Hatsune Miku. The game will feature Hatsune Miku in the game, as well as collaborative songs.

The first 50-episode Aikatsu! television anime series premiered in October 2012. Daisuki began streaming the series last September. Daisuki describes the series:

Ichigo Hoshimiya is an average first-year middle school student, but after her best friend Aoi encourages her to enter Starlight Academy, a famous idol-training school, Ichigo's whole life changes. She meets various rivals, becomes proficient in abilities that are integral to idols, and uses Aikatsu! cards while challenging herself with an array of auditions.

The curtain has risen on newbie idol Ichigo's cheerful, energetic idol activity!

The second half of the third season of the Aikatsu! TV anime series premiered in April. The franchise's first film opened in Japan in December 2014, and the second film, Aikatsu! Music Award: Minna de Shō o Moraima SHOW!, will open in Japan on August 22.

Bandai's original Aikatsu! arcade card game began operation in Japan in October 2012. The franchise has also inspired the Aikatsu! Cinderella Lesson Nintendo 3DS game in November 2012, the Aikatsu! Futari no my princess (Aikatsu! The Two Princesses) 3DS game in November 2013, the Aikatsu! 365 Nichi no Idol Days (Aikatsu! 365 Idol Days) 3DS game in December 2014, and the recently announced Aikatsu! My No. 1 Stage 3DS game.

Source: MoCa News

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