Aikatsu! Thread -- No More Early Subs Edition
I almost died from a lack of Aikatsu threads.
Everyone is dead.
Dead thread. Dead fanbase.
Dead game dead Toki.
Where are you SHiN.
Shion is lovely.
I'm quite close to dropping this. Second season has been a huge drop from the first one. DreAca is absolute shit and Seira has no likable qualities, Ichigo is slowly becoming Mizuki II too. I still watch it for occasional Otome and Yurika moments though.
>Make thread last night
If you drop this and Shion gets stage performance next episode after that, then you are up for some BOOT TO THE HEAD!!
/ai/ ja nai.
It's way worse than the first season.
Did you use Seira as OP image? If you did, that's kinda understandable.
You are walking thin ice there.
Not everybody hates Seira.
Really? Shion has less screentime now and got screwed out of a performance even worse by being replaced.
Shion gets more screentime than ever before (not counting her OWN episodes), got acknowledged as part of PowaPuri, despite her brief replacement by Kaede, and is part of main cast. Performance is only matter of time.
Not sure if you have selective memory. Before the episode in >>100413503 all the Shionfags were bitching that she didn't have any screentime. We haven't seen much of her since then.
>Ichigo flew off to America
>I still haven't seen snow this year
>I don't really like winter rain
>It lessens my spirits and seems to chill me to the heart
>Ah, Aoi, it's time for work
>But there's nothing I can do
>This is surely my punishment
>Surprisingly, Ran was the most hurt by Ichigo leaving
>She was the one who pushed Ichigo's back at the airport
>She didn't leave her room for a while after that, and it was just painful to watch
>Now that I think about it, Ran was crying the most when she entered Tristar
>She just couldn't handle her third experience of "being separated from her friends"
>Well, it's not like I'm in a position to talk
>Aoi... you don't look so good right now. Are you okay?
>Just fine! My gig's at this next stop, so I'll be getting off first!
>That's fine then...
>Oh, and Ran
>Tonight... could I go to your room?
>Ran and I both thought that we'd always be together, even after Ichigo had left, but it hurts so much it feels like we're being torn apart
>So we seek our each other in a desperate attempt to fill the Ichigo-sized hole in our hearts
That's probably less than 30 seconds of actual screen time.
>completely ignoring the fact that they were hosting the entire show.
I didn't ignore it. I said screen time. But because I'm clearly autistic, I went back and counted. It was 42 seconds.
How embarrassing. You didn't have to post a screenshot.
I, for one, enjoy every second she appears on the screen.
Just wait. Everyone hates Seira now. Everybody hated Mizuki too.
Loved her since episode 3.
>Okay everyone, time to hand back the finals you just took
>[DA Headmistress: Yumesaki Tiara]
TN: By the way, spoilers for the recent episode: That's not actually her real name.
>This is bad!
Idol History (Otoshiro Seira)
1) Which of the following is the name of the legendary idol unit?
2) Which of the following is the name of the legendary unit's instructor?
>No, this was pretty difficult...
>I've been busy ever since becoming an idol...
>I really "ara-ra~"'d this test... (TN: in comparison to ra-ra-ra)
>Everyone did really well this time!
>You all did great for idols who just made their debut!
>And the person who did the best this time around...
>Was Saigusa Kii!
>What... was that?! (NANDATTO?!)
That's some thorough translating. Thanks.
It occurred to me that DreAca could counter Soleil with a unit made of Seira, Kii, and Sora since they're positioned as rivals to Ichigo, Aoi, and Ran respectively.
Maybe this will happen.
These threads ain't gonna bump themselves.
It's the 'main' pairing of the series.
So, why is there so little IchiAoi content?
Is it because Aoi flat out admitted she was straight?
People grow and change.
What once was obvious may no longer even be true.
But so long as you live, you will never forget.
DreAca is real boring when you compare it to Starlight in the first season. I mean, we had episodes that explored characters that weren't just the main cast. Aikatsu S1 was leagues better than this season so far.
I don't hate Seira, but I don't like her either. Her character just seems to be a little everywhere. And her obsession with Ichigo is unhealthy.
Seira became an idol literally the same way Ichigo did, by seeing another idol perform. In the flashback, she was just like Ichigo, ready to aikatsu. And now, almost every thought that goes through her mind is "I won't lose, Hoshimiya Ichigo!" The whole rivalry shtick starts to wear thin when it comes up 99% of the time.
The whole unit arc for them is probably already written. I wouldn't doubt it.
>Seira became an idol literally the same way Ichigo did, by seeing another idol perform.
Who was the idol? Was it Ichigo?
After watching last episode, I can see bitterness of >>100413903 and others, but truth remains that Shion is now part of the TOP 8, which is pretty much revived Star Anis. And this episode she got as much screentime as anybody else besides Soleil, before their festival devolved into yet another clash between Seira and Ichigo.
But that is just yet another round of Banrise dancing around us in circless.
Shion is not bystander. She is not member of PowaPuri out of necessity. She is one of them.
PowaPuri has become an essential part of the show. They won't be getting any focus but they'll always be there, like Team Rocket.
If anyone is getting fucked over in this show, it's Yurika.
Oh yeah, she hasn't performed yet, right?
I can't drop this show. Seira may be terribly written and DreAca a shit compared to Starlight, but I still love every episode. It's just the moments where they tie or have Seira win by a hair for some seemingly undeserved reason that get on my nerves.
And the ties happen way too much. The rivalry is getting shoved down our throats, but it's boring and badly done.
Also, there's no training in this season. Why is Seira so overpowered? Even Mizuki was still working her ass off as the top idol.
But… isn't that wonderful? I really want to see this episode now.
Though it's interesting how Seira treats Ichigo in comparison to how Ichigo treats Mizuki. No respect. No sense of aspiration from Seira.
This will never happen again.
I don't know why they won't make use of Shion's involvement with Ikenai Deka anymore, when Aoi already reprised her role twice in second season. But if they decide to make entire season on duels between Ichigo and Seira over and over again, then even primary audience will get fed up with it.
>expensive sex slaves in a cage.jpg
Exactly. I feel like they want to include Shion, but it's not as high in importance compared DreAca and whatever they're doing.
As one anon said, making Shion's model would only be a matter of changing the head and changing the height. That, along with any other cosmetic changes they feel the need to add.
I've noticed that, too. Seira is aware of Ichigo's abilities being slightly above her own, but we get no feeling of admiration that would give the rivalry substance. It's what make their rivalry completely different from Ichigo and Mizuki's.
Also, the writer's probably felt like if they gave Seira a background immersed in the musical arts, along with her band, that it'd be enough to warrant not having a training arc for Seira.
Hey, I heard that Maria's brand is Aurora Fantasy. Is this true?
If it is, the only other ones to get to keep their brand's Constellation Coords is Otome and Yurika.
Sorry, didn't mean to quote.
Why were people saying she'd wear Love Queen anyways?
Because they wanted a shitstorm.
Because we were speculating about Mizuki's keikaku. I still think Seira's a robot.
>I still think Seira's a robot.
Who's waiting for tonight's episode of Pretty Rhythm.
Aoi convincing Ichigo to become an idol is all just a part of her plot to live together with Ichigo away from home.
>CIA special project, cyborg idol CUCI #1 (pronounced "Sushi")
>YES. NO ISSUES IN EXECUTION OF MISSION.
>I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY INFILTRATED THE TARGET'S (spelled Mizuki) UNIT. NOBODY SUSPECTS A THING.
>Excellent, continue to gather data on Mizuki. If needed, we have already prepared a nuclear strike.
Was this posted here before?
Okay. Here's my first attempt at making a transparent.
I really liked that OP image, to bad nothing else from that artist is very good.
Even "This isn't calm!" would've been better.
I just took what the TL was on danbooru.
Fuck him, he didn't watch Aikatsu. I recommend "Odayaka ja nai!" (in romaji), "This isn't calm!", or "That's something special!" (to match how we're doing it this season).
Would be funny if you use Aoi is mai Love You~!
Suppose Sunrise makes an Aikatsu movie.
Would you like something like pic related, or would you prefer something that extends the actual story?
Aikatsus go to America.
"That's something special!" was a but to long to fit.
>*was a bit*
Not him, but I think it's better.
Consider it saved.
How's the transparent itself though, I've never really made them before and my OCD kept telling me to make the edges smoother.
I think NOT Odayaka is the best way of handling it. As if she was Ichigo speaking English.
Shion has never performed.
I'm so confused. My moon sucks and I've never actually watched Aikatsu. I just like IchiAoi stuff. What exactly is the context?
Might as well just leave it in romaji at that point.
The outline is a little thin, especially around the hair, but don't sweat it. It looks pretty good.
She says it a lot, in many different situations.
>What exactly is the context?
I'm sure there was a comic writtin in nihonese that just happened to have NOT odayaka as the english translation for Aoi's catchphrase.
That's about the only reason I can think of to have it that way, but it's my favourite.
Now that I look at them next to each other I see your point.
Ah, okay. I really should get around to watching it.
Not the first instance, but yes, that's how the Japs write it.
I love it.
Okay, I had to go afk a bit. I refined the mask better. I think this came out a better.
Okay. I refined the mask better here. didn't notice how much i actually cut off. I think this fixed it a bit.
1000 hours in MSpaint.
Forgot pic. Silly me.
This transparent is a good deal better than the first one I made. If you just want to place it over that.
Now We Are Doomed!
I came here thinking this was a Nagi no Asukara thread.... Chisaki sure looks like her.
I once went into a Precure thread by accident. Now I can't leave that place. Send help.
Hang on a second, shouldn't the top right panel be "Aoi" for the first one?
Double checked, I was right.
Ohhhh I like this artist.
/r/ translation pls
Is Ichigo's hair getting lighter this season?
She just shines ever so brightly.