How do we save Aikatsu! Threads?
Wait two more years or so.
Sadly this. But I will be here when Aikatsu! finally gains the popularity it deserves.
Kotori stop it, you're embarrassing yourself.
Aoi is the only Aikatsu I fap to.
Get your own Love You.
Which eyecuts is your favourite? Mine is Ran.
Mine is Ran, too. I follow her voice actor as well.
I'd post Ran art, but I'm in the midst of transferring files.
>Ichigo with twin braids
W-we need an alternate hairstyle episode.
It would be nice to see some more styles.
Otome only has one style and that's Love You~
I want to see her with her hair down.
I have a soft spot for Mizuki because we share the same birthday. Sharing a birthday with the undisputed greatest idol of all time is an honor
I don't think I have any of Mizuki with different hair?
I have this. Last time I checked I didn't see a version without the watermark.
But if she takes her hair down, everyone will be able to see her horns.
I'm here to save Aikatsu.
Can't post that without the last page.
Dead thread. Dead fanbase.
I want to protect that smile.
I WILL protect that smile.
Shion's a strong womyn who don't need no protectin.
Everyone needs help now and again. I only have her best interest at heart.
Oi! Prismbros! Take a look.
So there will be another season of Pretty Rhythm, and that girl between Aira and Naru is the new protag.
I just gonna say this right now. Her design is pretty off-putting, to me anyway, and it looks a little too mahou shoujo.
Cutest protag so far and I like the mahou shoujo vibes. I hope I actually enjoy this season.
Shame, Naru is a fantastic protag. But she doesn't look bad either.
It's funny, I thought Naru and the gang would get one more season. Even now, their chapter doesn't seem quite finished, like there was something besides cutting June down to size.
I felt like Naru didn't get to do much throughout the season, either. It really focused on what Ito, Beru and Wakana were going through most of the time. But with 10 episodes left, that's kind of impossible now.
This season will probably get a sequel. I hope you warm up to the protag by then.
I most likely will, I didn't like Mia at first, too. But she grew on me.
I wonder if they're gonna introduce her towards the end of the movie.
I love Aoi~!
Wish I could buy Ran.
Why does MC look exactly like the girl in Nisekoi?
I want to buy them both and force them to hold hands while making lewd noises as they kiss each other on the lips with tongue
I literally cannot stop listening to these Aikatsu remixes.
>listening to mutilated aikatsu songs
I wonder if Naru and gang will barge into her show as much as Aira and others had fun with Dear My Future.
I felt like it was missing something.
Sounds a lot like it could be a best-of clip show.
Just finished the first cour after picking it up a few days ago. I've been smiling like an idiot the whole way through, I love the huge amount of positivity the show delivers.
Also my favourite Christmas episode in anime.
How did Precure do it?
Precure has a large fanbase because it's been going on for so long. Aikatsu is more in line with Pretty Rhythm.
Sora doesn't seem to have any presence anymore.
Blonde with a red ribbon is the best.
Why does it feel like Ichigo is being replaced? She's getting no development this season.
Why is there a huge lack of Aikatsu doujins in sadpanda?
Why are you trying to sexualise the idols?
Yeah, what you said! No sexualizing!
I guess they want to spread the attention to the new characters too, but yeah. Feels like they are neglecting Ichigo a bit too much
I wonder if we'll ever see more of the kouhai group outside Sakura. Seeing her rocker roommate more might be interesting.
Still the cutest.
Just because... Now scans where?
I wonder what Ran's brownie chute smells like.
This is now your desktop wallpaper.
>replying to 10hour old post
In a nutshell, the majority of trip/name users either dropped them or left and people started discussing the show more, there's still a lot of shit in those threads but it worked.
Less circlejerking, less image dumping and more discussion.
It helps that there are multiple and separate precure anime. With Aikatsu there's only one thing to discuss, which is usually the current episode. Precure has a much larger range of topics, because people start watching earlier seasons all the time.
I think if more people started watching Aikatsu, there would be more discussion as people talk about the episodes as they go through the show. But for whatever reason, it isn't popular, so that doesn't happen.
People do pick up and talk about the show while they're watching, but I'm not sure if they avoid the thread for spoilers or if they don't know if that's approved or what. We would do well with people posting opinions as they watch so that we can get reminded of things or do some speculation for the current season.
...and now try being a Pretty Rhythm fan.
The worst thing would be being a Jewelpet fan. I'm glad I haven't gone that far down the spiral of madness yet.
Refer to this image.
It all amounts to withstanding the test of time. And for a thing like Aikatsu, revenues are the make or break. Does anyone have any idea how many shekels does Aikatsu make for Banrise?
From what I can gather, it's doing very well. I think the Aikatsuphone was one of the best selling toys last year.
/jp/ and then death.
What's Ran's song called? The one where they dance really fast for a bit. I can't find it anywhere.
Yeah, the AikatsuPhoneSmart outsold the precure ipad or whatever it was.
アイカツフォンスマート （バンダイ／9,975円） →
ドキドキ！プリキュア マジカルラブリーパッド （バンダイ／オープン価格） →
ジュエルペット ジュエルポッド ダイアモンドプレミアム ピンク （セガトイズ／9,240円） →
ジュエルペット ジュエルポッド ダイアモンドプレミアム パープル （セガトイズ／9,240円） ↑
ジュエルペット ジュエルポッド ダイアモンドプレミアム ブルー （セガトイズ／9,240円） ↑
ドキドキ！プリキュア おせわしてきゅぴ！ちゅぱちゅぱアイちゃん （バンダイ／5,985円） →
ドキドキ！プリキュア ドキドキ変身！ラブリーコミューン （バンダイ／3,990円） ↓
たまごっち ペンタッチ手帳 ポケットデザイナー （バンダイ／8,379円） ↑
ドキドキ！プリキュア マジカルラブリーパッドDX パーフェクトハープセット （バンダイ／オープン価格） NEW
ドキドキ！プリキュア ラブアイズパレット （バンダイ／3,990円） ↓
アイカツ！ 3Dアイカツ！カードメーカーDX コーデファイルセット （バンダイ／5,565円） ↑
Little girls sure love dem pads, or pods or whatever
Tamagotchi would be on the list if it had subs. I sure as fuck would give it a try if I could.
>that Bandai presence
Aoi getting her seiza coord episode when?
Damn. Just realized my other posts are gone.
So how much do you think will we see of the Festival & Carnival? Will it just be one episode? Will Yurika-sama actually perform? Will we actually get to see Powa Powa Puririn gamba-puri~n?
If it's two days, I'm hoping for at least two episodes.
It would be interesting if there were some consequences for the school that loses. All the tension has disappeared since Ichigo returned from America.
It will be a two-part story. The first episode goes to DreAca + Seira's final development before the show down, the second episode goes to StarAca + the final show down between Ichigo and Seira + surprise reveal by Mizuki. Yurika will get some screen time, but I'm guessing the entire story will be centered around Ichigo, Seira and Mizuki.
GROWING MY DETERMINATION
DON'T... GIVE UP
AND DO... YOUR BEST
TRY... YOUR LUCK
AND PUUSH ENOUGH!
Why can't Ichigo beat Seira? What's holding her back? Before it was premium dress and home-field advantage. Now there's no excuse. Can Ichigo win?
If Seira gets an entire episode for development, then I doubt Ichigo will win.
Dead thread. Dead fan base.
Holy shit I finally got around to downloading the OST because I was looking for something to listen to while I worked.
I don't remember half of these tracks at all but some of them are fucking mindblowingly good.
Well, the first battle they had was pretty much an image thing, so it was kinda understandable why Seira won that one. But the rest have been kind of
I just want Ichigo to use the powers she gained from her year in Murrica to kick Seira's ass.
I was reluctant to start the show because of the percieved high autism concentration in the threads, but the soundtrack hooked me too. That was definitely the most striking thing about the first episode.
Once Yui shows up and teams up with her life partner/girlfriend, shows over for Ichigo.
She'd be Kaede's rival. Somebody like that would have to be a super idol.
Kii anon pls
>How do we save Aikatsu! Threads?
Hope that S3 is not as terrible as S2 and goes back to being idols doing fun things instead of this crappy forced RIVALRY that is nothing but a blood-sucking leech.
It depends on if they release a new console game or add to the arcade games for next year so the anime has new material to advertise. As it is the best thing you can hope for is a new continuity. Get ready for Not-Ichigo, Not-Aoi and Not-Ran.
Next MC coming through
Aikatsu! Splash Star.
I actually wanted S2 to be a new cast. S2 with the same cast tend to drag on and are more often than not inferior to the S1, Aikatsu proved to not be exempt from this rule.
Will it bomb too?
I would be more than okay with this. In fact I need this. Banrise please.
The new additions to the cast are the problem, not the old cast.
Except Noelle of course.
>The new additions to the cast are the problem, not the old cast.
That's actually a problem most S2 with the same cast suffer. They add new characters to "spice things up" and ends up being a mess.
There is literally nothing wrong with S2.
S2 is slowly adapting the new characters and I fear the main three will end up as supporting cast in the second half. Japan should realize people watched Aikatsu! mainly because of Ichigo, Aoi and Ran. Removing them is like telling 90% of the fan base to fuck off.
I'm in it for a S3, but please, make it not a direct continuation of S1 and S2.
And I'll be extremely disappointed if they don't make an Aoi birthday episode next week.
>No Yurika performance
>Shion "conveniently" replaced at last minute
PowaPuri supremacy welcome though
Like I said before, in the ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN OF ULTIMATE DESTINY. Ichigo will win to preserve her MC status. If she doesn't win, even tie, well It'll e Seira that opens the path to the final three bosses. Mizuki and The Final battle with Masquerade
Prepare to be disappointed.
>Removing them is like telling 90% of the fan base to fuck off.
If only you'd get the hint and listen
I think I'd prefer a reboot too.
I think the problem now is not that the new characters are taking over, but that they just aren't doing anything. The most recent episode had Seira in it, but she didn't really feel like a character at all. There aren't any nice moments of character development like in the first season, so all of the characters seem bland now as a result.
>Seira Origin episode
>No character development
Are you looking for someone cutting their hair or something?
It didn't even feel like her episode. She had no presence. That's the problem with it.
Well they decided to throw in Tiara's Origins too and they made her out to be either a genius or a master ruseman. I'll grant you I wish we could see her band, but they did surprise us before bringing back Mizuki's rejects at a nice time.
I might like to see Seira's old bandmates come to bring her back to the path of rock. Maybe. Only if it doesn't take too much screentime away from more likable characters.
I have a feeling that the writers of Aikatsu have absolutely no clue what they want to do with Seira (now that they've run as far away as possible from the "arrogant rival" angle of episode 51). So instead they're just feeding us Seira things piecemeal every episode so she still has a reason to exist.
Sora has had more character exploration in 2 episodes than Seira has had in 15. This is an issue.
What exactly do we not know about Seira at this point though?
The exact amount of fondness she has for cats.
When she retires, she's going to open a neko cafe with live music
What she does when she actually loses something that isn't a race. Alternatively, how she reacts to any real obstacle.
Disagree. The arrogant rival aspect got toned down because Seira recognized that she wasn't as good as she thought.
I'm more worried about what the writers are doing with Ichigo who despite going to America hasn't really shown that she gained anything that she couldn't have by staying at Starlight, and who seems to now be purposeless without Mizuki.
Finding a way around it? She did rejected from Starlight and said Fuck that shit I'm gonna go put a show to this Dream Academy place.
They keep hammering the "Seira used to be in a rock band" angle, but really, how much of her rock band life have we actually seen?
How about some actual fucking backstory beyond "She used to play rock but she's an idol now"?
>implying she ever had a purpose without Mizuki.
I kid, she's still got the whole "Happy! Let's have fun everyone!" And she showed us the glories of Enkatsu.
You know we haven't had any Ran backstory yet, right? Not sure why so many are obsessed with backstory instead of actual development.
Well they were at the play out in public randomly stage so they weren't all that huge, maybe more info about this will come later When Ichigo pulls off something crazy to beat her.
That made me immediately think of what a hypothetical "Ichigo's gone forever" episode would be like, and then I remembered that we had an entire year of that crammed in between the two seasons. I think Seira would benefit from a "Ichigo leaves" plot though.
Ran has the best backstory.
Well from the very next episode they joked about the year absence. So... I mean, maybe it was just something to force a timeskip?
Well at this point it's just being with Aoi and Ran. Even though she left them for a year.
Ran's backstory is the same as Ichigo and Aoi: two friends joining Starlight with hopes and dreams.
>Not sure why so many are obsessed with backstory instead of actual development.
The problem being that Seira currently has very little of either. And it's been 15 fucking episodes since her introduction.
Sora, for comparison, has not had any major development whatsoever and I'm not going to pretend that she's a fascinating character in any way, but just having her backstory explored automatically made her (if only by default) a more fleshed-out character than "I'm just here doing things" Seira is at this point in time.
Except her friend died along the way and she doesn't seem to remember her anymore. ;_;
What we know about Seira is:
>she was in a band
>she was inspired by Ichigo to become an idol
>she likes cats
There isn't much else to her. She's been practically handed victories and ties when competing with Ichigo because the writers are forcing us to accept she's Ichigo's equal, when Ichigo has had much more experience as an idol. I understand a training arc would take too much time, but it would make her a little more likable.
We know lots about her though. She enjoys making people happy with her music and she believes being an idol will reach the most people. She's got a slight chip on her shoulder with Ichigo since she knows her own little sister likes Ichigo more and she desperately wants to see that same smile. On her end, she's a very honest person who won't force a smile. She's extremely supportive of her friends and wants them to see their brightest shine even at potential cost to herself. Her special skill is Perfect Pitch, which is pretty good for a musician.
That's not much of a story. Where did her hopes and dreams come from? What motivated her to pursue them?
I think it's probably the case that the side characters get their backstories told before the main characters. Just think back to the episodes where each character was introduced – the side characters got their backstories immediately, but it took a pretty long time to get Ichigo's and Aoi's.
So Sora and Kii already got theirs, and we'll probably get Maria's pretty quickly as well.
Speaking of, she hasn't used that skill a single time. Ichigo has leadership, Aoi has knowledge, Ran has walking, etc, even Kii has her producing and Sora her designing, and both of those directly help with their own Aikatsu, but Seira hasn't really shown anything special in particular.
Ran was a model from Childhood. She was always in the business for as long as it matters to us.
So why is she an idol instead of a model?
Idols engage in a wide variety of work.
I'd say her virtue is her competitive spirit.
In this world it's under the same umbrella. Like how Shion is an Idol Actress. Being an idol singing and dancing on stage is generally not what you see actresses do.
"I like spreading music and/or supporting my friends" describes most of the cast and like the other anon said her Perfect Pitch hasn't even been used to do anything.
These two points, however, could actually lead to a great character growth arc for Seira if the writers would actually go through with it:
>She's got a slight chip on her shoulder with Ichigo since she knows her own little sister likes Ichigo more and she desperately wants to see that same smile.
>she's a very honest person who won't force a smile
These are her sources of conflict. These were the moments where I felt that Seira's situation was actually interesting to watch. I want to see how she responds to these once they become a wall blocking her way. It's just frustrating how the writers seem to be satisfied going at a snail's pace where she's concerned.
I will gladly eat crow if the next episode turns out to be the beginning of Seira's growth.
But, it's a Kii episode. The chances of that are nil. Judging by the fact the Ultimate showdown of Ultimate Destiny is coming there should be a character episode for both her and Ichigo before then at least.
But that doesn't really answer the question. Why not just be a model? Mizuki was also a model and wanted to become an idol after seeing Masquerade.
Same goes for Shion. If I were on an interviewing panel (like Seira's) asking why she wanted to be an idol and she just said that it was because acting fell under the same umbrella as idols, I would have a hard time taking her seriously.
>if the next episode turns out to be the beginning of Seira's growth.
No. Buzz off. It's going to be an Aoi episode. Her birthday is on the 31st.
How we save aikatsu threads :
>SHiN has stopped making screencaps of aoi, he needs to start again
>Stop with the seira hatefest, she will be developed in time
>Stop overanalyzing a kids idol show and let's go back to having fun
>stop ignoring newcomers who want to discuss old episodes
You never know. Considering Seira and Kii's friendship it could end up foreshadowing something. I mean, just look at the first line of the preview.
In the real world (yes, yes, real world) girls often become idols because of other interests such as singing, dancing, or acting. They might not have a primary interest in doing everything it takes to be an idol, but it's a good way to get your name out there. Don't you remember that many of the auditions the girls take are actually open to anyone who applies? It's not just Starlight and DreAca out there, but a lot of independent girls as well. It's just strange that a girl who already had the talent to make it big in her chosen field would suddenly decide to be an idol (which is exactly what the Starlight board said to her).
Not sure on the first point, a few times in other threads people have said that they've enjoyed the show but avoided the threads for perceived autism, mostly due to SHiN and other names/trips.
Last two are most important though.
>He stops posting
>Thread dies anyway
How many times the thread is saved because of autism? And not criticizing Seira will not save the thread.
>It's just strange that a girl who already had the talent to make it big in her chosen field would suddenly decide to be an idol
And how is that different for Ran and Shion? Neither needed to get their names out there. Both were recognized as talented in their respective fields from early on.
See what I'm saying?
oh wait you said 'last two'
Just because they were /experienced/ doesn't mean they were /big/. But to be fair, Seira might have been talented but she was only part of a roadside band, and not even as famous as More than True. But again, there's a difference between doing something and having everyone know you're doing it. I guess in this world idols are just far more popular than any other entertainment.
I dunno about the first one, or the last one, but:
>Stop with the seira hatefest, she will be developed in time
The main gripe is that it is taking her too long to have any noteworthy development. And it's a topic for discussion.
>Stop overanalyzing a kids idol show and let's go back to having fun
But this season doesn't feel as fun as S1. There's all this rivalry drama and introducing more characters when there were already enough.
See the problem is, you're trying to apply 3D to 2D, I wish you would stop forcing Kami-sama to murder the Nekomimis.
>>SHiN has stopped making screencaps of aoi, he needs to start again
But then people would bully him out again ;_;
>>Stop with the seira hatefest, she will be developed in time
>>Stop overanalyzing a kids idol show and let's go back to having fun
But discussion is important!
>>stop ignoring newcomers who want to discuss old episodes
I agree with this one.
>shin taking screencaps
This was actually what made me start watching Aikatsu in the first place. Say what you want about the mans trippfaggotry, he has allways had taste in anime.
new episode bump
Oh hey, they're already moving onto Maria.
Did you get the full cap with Shion in it?
Aw, man. I missed her. All I have is this clown.
That clown designed a really ugly premium dress
I could be imagining things, but I think Seira was better than usual this episode. She was more of a tsukkomi or something.
Japan needs to get with the program. Funny clowns went extinct decades ago.
That clown's brand is worst brand.
>dat Aoi Kaniya doujin
Seira had a lot more fire today.
Seira is too many ideas and literally none of them are done with any amount of care.
Rock? Prodigy? Competitiveness? She simply isn't the right character for something as Aikatsu! and she also sticks out In-universe as well. Nobody quite knows what to do with her.
Is it in the game? And yes, it's pretty bad.
Then again I like Loli Gothic, Spicy Ageha and Futuring Girl the best so naturally I'm biased against something that goes 100% against those "I will take myself seriously at all times" design philosophies.
What brand would suit Kaede, now that clown abandoned her?
Swing Rock. Turnabout is fair play, though I fear the resulting product would be too American for most audiences.
No such thing.
I miss all your screenshots, SHiN.
Pierrot Carnival suits her the best.
I've always liked that one.
I'm fine with Kii liking Magical Toy after this episode, except for the fact that the brand is all about magic, which has absolutely nothing to do with Kii at all.
More importantly, there are some intense Mizuki developments in this episode. The gears are really starting to turn and lead up to the season climax.
Son of a bitch. I missed out on the Pretty Rhythm discussion. I expect some reaction to tomorrow's episode, guys!
OK guys, it's the episode of Starlight's day of the festival. Aside from Ichigo and Seira's battle, there will be one other performance.
Which would you want to see?
>PowaPuri finally onstage, marking the debut of Shion's model
Bonus: The performer(s) sing a new song.
Either a fashion show with Hikari, Ran and Sora all onstage, or a duet involving pic related.
>PowaPuri finally onstage, marking the debut of Shion's model
If only mfs was here to save us.
He's probably waiting for subs
It doesn't seem like a Thursday. I'm sure Monday was only yesterday.
Son of a biiiitch
Oh wait, Sakura is Aries. No idea what this means.
Kii reaction faces: The Episode
No one fits Magical Toy better than Kaede. The thing is that Ichigo and the others were, more or less, designed to fit their respective brand. The same goes for Seira and Sora.
How did Kii even get a seiza dress? These DreAcas are really starting to get on my nerves again.
Kii chased the clown, Seira showed up outta nowhere because she tends to do that and caught the clown, and Kii said pretty please.
H-Hi, /aoi— /ai/!
dead thread is dead.
Clown, I am disappoint.
But seeing Kaede with more serious theme would be interesting.
Pretty Rhythm's been around longer and it's less popular than Aikatsu! on /a/.
Because it's shit. Okay, not really, but a lot of people seem to think so, myself included.
Pretty Rhythm's fans just aren't as autistic to be bumping threads when they're about to die.
Mizuki seriously just stands at the back of every concert, and nobody notices her?
The idols aren't singing at the back of the concert.
And the fans aren't always looking forward. Maybe she abuses the Aikatsu system to become invisible or something.
dead thread. dead fan base
I don't think so.
I wish Loli Gothic would become relevant again preferably without marginalizing Yurika even further by introducing a Loli Gothic DreAca.
They'll introduce a loli gothic DreAca, and she'll even have the same kind of gimmick as Yurika. But she'd be a witch.
>Kii vs Kaede showdown for magical toy girl
>Futuring girl episode a la the angely sugar episode from season 1
These things have to happen, sunrise pls
I'd rather a Ichigo episode or two. She's suposed to be MC still, right?
She supposed to be along with Seira, but Seira is getting more focus.
She already dominated the first season, we don't need to see more of her.
Needs more Best Girl
>didn't even win against her one and only rival
Nice domination, deep shit.
People want this?
She allso just happens to be both MC and best girl, not that there's anything wrong with any of the others.
Oh Yurika... That's not how to suck her blood.
Oh Yurika. That's not how you suck her blood.
What's the difference between the two pics?
I typed something wrong.
>She already dominated the first season
That's what MCs are supposed to do.
Unless you insist that MC of second season indeed is Seira.
They got lazy
I hope the little girls don't stand for this. It's a disgrace.
Why is literally every other Dream Academy girl better than Seira?
>plagiarism in my little girls anime
LAZY, GONNA LAZY...
Spoilers from episode 66.
>It seems that Magical Toy's designer in in Japan right now
>Why don't you use this opportunity to acquire a Constellation Dress?
>Yurika-sama won't not not not not lend you a hand
>REALLY?! I have more love for Magical Toy than anyone else!
>I'll definitely get my hands on that dress—
>YES, Mizuki Sushi.
>This-This-This time Kan-Kan-Kanzaki Mizuki is going to sup-sup-support Sae-Sae-Saegusa Kii-chan!
>Is that how it is?!
I can believe this.
>YES, Mizuki Sushi.
Not sure why this is so funny, but I lold.
That's totally how it happened.
>Box: Hemoglobin Z
>Yurika! Look at what I bought!
>What's going on here?!
>If you make a purchase with at least 10 points then there's a chance of getting the Sitting Yurika doll!
>Box: Limited to 5: Sitting Yurika-sama
>Just wait, Yurika! I'll definitely get one and sit her right next to Ebipon!
>Ran-san... You really think that much of me...
So all you need to do to turn that outfit from Sexy to Cute is replace the sash, replace the aurora motif with MORE FLOWERS, and make it pink?
Love Queen is a total waste of a brand now, so I guess it works out.
So in a way, the speculation that Maria would wear Love Queen was right
Well, it could've given them reason to draw more Love Queen. I'm being a brand only for Mizuki and being introduced so late really didn't give time to create worthwhile cards for it.
Plus since we don't know exactly when Mizuki will get back on stage, so any relevance to the brand is up in the air at the moment.
Are they even still making Love Queen cards for the game?
It would have been interesting if it happened. But then Maria would be more deserving of DreAca poster child status than Seira. Maybe she already is.
If Maria gets a seiza dress I'm gonna be pissed. I haven't watched the episode yet, but I kinda hate Kii right now.
Honestly, the seiza dress Kii wore was pretty ugly, the other one is more Kaede's style. Sadly, it's a dumbed down one, like Ichigo's Swing Rock seiza dress.
>But then Maria would be more deserving of DreAca poster child status than Seira.
Almost anyone at DreAca would.
The background DreAcas are so distinctively DreAca.
Welcome to Dream Academy, please report to the Flair Office where you will be assigned your distinctive mono-color accessory.
I don't know what this is either.
What the fuck did I just watch?
Yep, that's about it. Some comments:
>This is better than I expected
>Let's get to sleep
So we were talking about different artstyles a few threads ago, and I think this episode really demonstrates the difference between different people in charge. I immediately recognized whoever did 66 as the guy who has really distinctive lower eyelashes. They're much larger and darker than usual, which makes a pretty interesting overall effect. On the other hand, the amount of eye blinking wasn't as high as some other directors or whatever. I think I'm going to try and pay more attention to the art styles from now on.
Why is she wearing a Spicy Ageha skirt? That brand is too lewd for Ichigo.
Do you have any other examples of this style? Looking here (http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%A2%E3%82%A4%E3%82%AB%E3%83%84!_-%E3%82%A2%E3%82%A4%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E3%82%AB%E3%83%84%E3%83%89%E3%82%A6!-#.E5.90.84.E8.A9.B1.E3.83.AA.E3.82.B9.E3.83.88) it seems that this episode only shares important staff with a few other episodes this season.
The first time I noticed that style was in Episode 57, but I don't know if there are earlier instances of it. The faces are distinctly shaped to me. Ran is usually the biggest giveaway, I think.
>eyelashes. They're much larger and darker than usual
I assumed it was because of makeup.
It definitely depends on the artist, but I'm noticing that the new CG models have fairly thick lashes.
Pic related: Episode 54
>On the other hand, the amount of eye blinking wasn't as high as some other directors or whatever.
Wish I had this level of autism. I once sorted out the number of different animation groups for Vision of Escaflowne.
>Wish I had this level of autism
lol. Don't worry SHiN, you do. You definitely do.
Just wondering, do Ryuuka and Seira have the same seiyuu? I was hearing it during my Achiga marathon. They sound similar.
Yep, Ishihara Kaori.
They do. Ishihara Kaori, I think.
I'd suck her b— blood, if you know what I mean.
H-hey, this is a christian website!
Why don't they introduce new brands for the new girls?
What if Aoi was after your body, your "white stuff"?
Miss Maria Himesato
I'm an idol scouted by Dream Academy's principal, Tiara. I am the ultimate daughter of a high-class family, living in a mansion atop a high mountain, owning a helicopter for my own private use, and doing things like raising cattle.
Oh god She's an Ojou-sama... Yet wears Aurora Fantasy... mind fuck.
Don't forget Aoi was similar in the beginning too before they ironed out her character.
Yeah but They flushed out Sakura beautifully. They turned her into Green Grass' Muse... FRANKLY. Green Grass are traitorous bitches and I will never approve of their work again and would like to collect all their cards and BURN them. Sakura is their real fan and they said FUCK YOU
Hey, Maria hasn't even been introduced in the anime yet. You have no idea what the circumstances are.
I'm pretty sure she'll be flavor of the month just like Sora. We will probably see another namefag with her name on it.
Not saying that's a bad thing.
If she's also loved Green Grass since she was a tiny little child fine. But I doubt this, and what the hell is Vivid Colors here for? Who represents it?!
Hey, man. I'm all in favor of more Sora.
She needs to actually interact with people. All she's done is kawakawa Ichigo's hair, and nothing else.
I know it'd be treason, but I want to see Ran model B. Sky.
Nothing good comes out of Dream Academy.
THAT IS LIES AND SLANDER APOLOGIZE TO KII!
What have you done to Kii, you son of a bitch.
Kaede deserves the constellation dress, not Kii.
She's American and this has nothing to do with her. She was destined to be thrown aside.
So I think we can assume that all the new girls will get seiza dresses.
It seems that Bandai/Sunrise made it so that the girls with the same brand also have the same star sign (Kii and Kaede are Sagittarius, and presumably Maria is Aries with Sakura >>100798002). If this is true, then we can have all the girls getting seiza dresses. The question is whether it will actually happen, and how they'll handle it.
I also wonder how Maria will ask Green Grass for a seiza dress.
>I also wonder how Maria will ask Green Grass for a seiza dress.
She might not do it. She could just get one.
Is it that easy to just get one? I'm sure she'll wear a premium dress like all the others.
She's a DreAca girl, I'm sure she can get one without an explanation.
Already worse than Seira.
Kii: Met with the top designer like you're supposed to, and he was a difficult one to catch
Sora: Literally makes her own
The odds are pretty good so far for DreAca's being real idols.
Sasuga worst aidoru.
When did Kii get... Did you just spoil the episode for me?! Damn you!
Moot keeps eating my spoiler tags, but you have no idea how, ha ha! (Seriously, there's a ton more too it. Take it as the same as me spoiling Ichigo's first meeting with Amahane by saying "Ichigo was able to meet with her this episode").
Now, as for real spoilers (I'm serious this time)...
>Tiara: You're really leaving, Mizuki?
>Mizuki: I've been supported by some many people thus far. That's why I want to support someone myself from now on.
Yes, she actually leaves for real.
Here's something interesting I just noticed: the latest Aikatsu thread was a day or so ago, and the latest Pretty Rhythm just aired a few hours ago; and the PR thread has more posts in its livewatch thread than Aikatsu.
Why doesn't she make her own brand if she's so loaded?
Why did I read that
STOP IT, and Hurry up Mezadevs! I Know you guys are doing your best. Thanks as always.ETA?
PR is older than Aikatsu and a lot of people dropped Aikatsu back then due to arcade game tier CG, and because SHiN was considered annoying. But hey, at least there's more people now, thanks to SHiN's beacon. If it helps, a fraction of /pc/ likes Aikatsu but they stick to their own threads.
Translator stayed up all night because of Sakura Trick and waiting for food he ordered that never came, and that's kind of the most important part. Other stuff like signs and songs are ready.
... It's clear now... Next Half, an unclaimed brand... THE FINAL BOSS IS REVEALED. The question is... WAS THIS THE KEIKAKU?!
Thank you. It'll probably be Saturday night but that's ok-ok-okay too!
Oh, I forgot to mention that I was speaking about the livewatch threads on 2chan.
Well, it's no surprise that 2chan has shit taste.
She definitely had something planned from the beginning.
>That's right. Next year will be my true test.
I just can't into that show after Aikatsu.
Bloody Hell Sasuga! Mizuki-sama
We need to analyze Vivid Kiss and come up with an Idol. What kind of person will Mizuki take? Will they appear together?
I suddenly know how Aoi feels!
You know I think this came about because Ichigo was so inspired by her and took those feelings to her level. I actually think Mizuki rightfully believes she helped create Ichigo and wants more of that feeling. Everything has come together! All of it makes sense!
Do you think she's made any friends yet?
Of course, Ichigo is her friend. But he has this annoying Lone Wolf thing she always has to do. Always reaching higher and higher by herself to touch the lonely moon.
Oh right, I forgot about that scene
She's just trying to seem cool.
It works for me!
>people in suits
Saturday morning vs. Thursday early evening, it's no surprise PR gets more posts in livewatch threads.
When it comes to regular threads on futaba/may, Aikatsu gets at least one per day, versus one every few days for PR.
Personally I prefer PR