Saturday, March 1, 2014


Short for "Idol Activities!", Aikatsu! follows up-and-coming idols Strawberry and Blue as they perform idol activities. Despite being marketed as a kids show, Aikatsu! explores deep and meaningful themes as well as provides social commentary on the toxic nature of Japan's idols industry. From the concept of idol purity to the sexualization of underage girls, Aikatsu! tackles many issues that other series ignore or gloss over. Like any idol show, it has its fair share of lemons. Raw lemons are an idol's favorite snack.