Earlier today, Aikatsu! fans flocked to the Pacifico Yokohama National Hall for the “Best Friends! Special Live ~Thanks OK~” fan event. During the show, new details were revealed for the upcoming Aikatsu on Parade! anime, including a new trailer and visual, as well as details on the cast.
We break the details down below.
The three-minute promo is a short clip, which features quick appearances of many of the franchise’s lead characters, before diving into a narrated promotional segment. The promo confirms that the title will air on TV Tokyo on October 5, at 10:30AM JST.
The image features the leads from the previous Aikatsu! anime titles, plus newcomer Raki Kiseki, posing against a bright blue sky.
The series will add the following:
- Raki Kiseki: Rin Aira
The following cast members are confirmed to be reprising their roles from previous entries in the franchise:
- Ichigo Hoshimiya (Aikatsu!): Sumire Morohoshi
- Akari Ōzora (Aikatsu!): Shino Shimoji
- Yume Nijino (Aikatsu Stars!): Miyu Tomita
- Aine Yūki (Aikatsu Friends!): Akane Matsunaga
- Mio Minato (Aikatsu Friends!): Ibuki Kido
Shishō Igarashi (Aikatsu Friends!, Armored Trooper Votoms Case;Irvine) will direct the project at BN Pictures, with Satomi Watabe (Aikatsu Friends! ~Kagayaki no Jewel~, Escha Chron) providing character designs. Yuuko Kakihara (Aikatsu Friends!, Chihayafuru) is in charge of series composition.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Supervisor: Ryuichi Kimura
- Sound Director: Hiromi Kikuta
- Music: MONACA
- Music: Onetrap
- Music: DIGZ Music Sounds
- Planning: BN Pictures
- Original Work: BN Pictures
- Original Work: Bandai