Aikatsu Stars 91 and Idoltime Pripara 42 Review

Aikatsu Stars 91

Mahiru and Aria episode really feels like a filler at this point. Aria is definitely cute and all but this is essentially intruding on Mahiru’s episode. It’s pretty sad that Mahiru’s personal episodes are always burdened with Venus Ark students for now. Aria is working hard trying to copy/learn from other idols, but copying Mahiru is pretty much impossible, as she is too much of a monster. Dat boulder break was just too much for probably anyone else in the Aikatsu verse.And somehow we got a Aria performance with some slight changes and a cut Mahiru performance. Weird choice, but I am not going to complain too much at this point.

Also, Aikatsu Friends just got announced on last week as a sequel to Aikatsu Stars in April. Hopefully we will get a trailer up soon as I am usually not getting fired up by just character designs.

It’s just sad to see current cast gone just after 2 years. My precious Yume aww. They will live on in photokatsu hopefully.


Idoltime Pripara 42

It’s all nostalgic when Mia starts performing, with both the song Dear My Future and the making drama (prism jump) Kirameki Future. I replayed that performance 10+ times because it was such a nice song and it was very motivating. Galala in this episode also got fallen by the minna tomodachi curse so it’s a bit anticlimatic, but it’s Pripara anyways. It’s always all friendships and miracles.

Btw, Kiratto Prichan also got announced on the last week as a sequel to Pripara in April. This means Pripara is going to be over soon finally. Laala finally gets to retire now. Otsukare Laala all these time. I am pretty sure I am going to watch Prichan too.


Aikatsu Stars 90 and Idoltime Pripara 41 Review

This is my lucky month for mobage I suppose. I got a double PR pull from Elza event pool in a single 11 roll, and they are just what I need (Event Elza and Initial Rola). For the anniversary pick free PR, I have picked Shion since she was the only character available that I was missing. Hope my luck for Photokatsu also continue for this new year. 

Aikatsu Stars 90

Elza apparently wanted to shut down Venus Ark as Venus Ark students (Rei, Kirara, Aria) had completed their role as tools to unlock Sun Dress. Rei and Kirara apparently still obsessed with having Elza around though, being willing to do anything to bring Elza back.

The middle part of the episode is pretty fun with Rei Kirara Aria being together doing cooking. Actually I wish to see more of their interactions together instead of them sticking with Elza, because it’s so fulfilling. Aria is also being too cute for a supporting character in this episode, that I actually spent some time to make a gif of her.

In the end, Kirara won the event because Rei was letting Kirara win, so I think Kirara is likely the final one in top 4 unless Hime miraculously appear in the Aikatsu ranking. It was weird that in Aikatsu stars, they were allowed to perform with a sprained ankle though. (Remember when Rin was forbidden to perform in Aikatsu by Johnny Sensei due to the same problem?)

Elza seemed to have softened down a bit in the end of this episode and that pained look in her face suggested that she may have kept some secrets from them.


Idoltime Pripara 41

With the theme of Pripara being friends all the time, it kinda makes sense that the key to defeat or convert Galala is simply just using power of friends. Galala being friends with Shuuka just unlocked both of their lonely souls, and it seems like Galala will be converted much sooner now.

Galala performance is being quite nice, with someone pointed out to me that her performance is supposed to be a mirror of Falala’s performance which is true. Most of the dance choreography and even the making drama are quite similar just with the day and night opposite theme different.

Aikatsu Stars 89 and Idoltime Pripara 40 Review

Playing three mobages is really taxing me a lot but somehow Bandori and Mirishita gave me the best gacha lucks this month, while I am not getting anything from Photokatsu this month. 3 4-Stars on Bandori this month, and 4 SSRs from Mirishita (1 SSR from medal gacha, 3 SSRs from a single ten roll) this month. I really want to reduce my time on Bandori and Mirishita. It’s like they are using the gacha luck to prevent me from leaving. Arrrgh.

I really hope to get my first gacha Photokatsu PR for this year soon though.

Aikatsu Stars 89

I was actually surprised by this episode being mostly a recap. I don’t usually watch live stream because it is shortly just after my work time but this time I managed to finish my stuff early and tried to watch it and this is so anti-climatic to watch a recap.

Somehow Elza reverted back to her kind self after few episodes of being half crazy and there she is rejecting veggies from her meal. She is so unexpectedly childish when it comes to veggies.

Finally, we also got another reveal from Hime that she obtained something probably equal or even better than the Sun Dress after all the travelling around the world. Will Hime become the final boss of this season instead of Elza? I always feel like Hime should be the Yume’s final opponent though to bring a closure for Yume’s challenge towards Hime in the end of S1. Yume can’t really be ichibanboshi without beating Hime fair and square.

Idoltime Pripara 40

This is supposed to be a filler episode but there are some pretty touching scenes for Laala and Yui.

MyDre and Laala went back to Parajuku again so the whole old cast gets their cameo and appears again. It’s touching to see that Yui realized that Laala is not just her best friend and Laala is pretty much everyone else’s friend and Laala is actually influential.

I had to think for a bit for Laala most important thing, but it was so obvious, and I also did guess it before the results are out. Minna Tomodachi is basically everything that makes Laala what she is so the most obvious answer would be friend. Yui did understand enough of Laala to know what’s the correct answer for Laala too after being together all these times.

Aikatsu Stars 88 and Idoltime Pripara 39 Review

Happy new year 2018!!!

It’s been a busy new year week because I was trying to rank a bit for multiple mobages (Photokatsu, Mirishita, Bandori). Had some luck with the new year rolls for Mirishita and Bandori but no luck for my main mobage Photokatsu. I still need one more PR to reach 50 PRs. Will it be from the gacha? Or will it be from the Shop PR or Medley PR?

There are also news of a new Aikatsu trademark which probably points to new season Aikatsu Friends. I certainly still hope that Yume will be staying in some way for that, but I had a feeling that it won’t happen. It’ll be sad if all the Stars related content to be relegated to Photokatsu on that point onwards if that happens. 

Starting to watch the new season of anime too. The new cardcaptor sakura is being pretty impressive, and there’s also the Hugtto Precure coming up which I am really looking forward to.

Aikatsu Stars 88

It’s a half Yuzu episode and half drama episode for this new year episode. 

We have been shown that Yuzu essentially having limitless energy but this is the first time I think we have seen her reached her limit and down from that. Having said that, that only happens only after multiple exhausting events/schedules and she just recovers back to her normal state just after few hours of resting. Sasuga Yuzu. Trying to act as 9 characters on her own is pretty crazy for the scenario script and others would need to have a full team to just cover all her roles.

The second part was also the highlight of the episode with the really well written and cute drama scenario. The characters being portrayed are just too fun to behold. All the characters are having their fun and unique personality but the best would be Lily Teacher and Koharu Teacher. Lily acted overly serious and paranoid while Koharu is showing her gem of being a true sexy type again, being all too much seducing to Kirara Student.

This is unexpectedly well done for a new year episode with lots of iconic scenes.


Also made a gif of Yume stumped at how to pronounce Tokyo.

Idoltime Pripara 39

It’s been a mostly joke filler episode for the Baba sisters headmistresses. Shuuka had been used by Galala to help her to steal dreams, but going forward will she continue to be tricked or will she be willingly helping Galala by defeating MyDre?