Aikatsu Friends! – 009

My heart is as soft as mochi for this Aine

Everything is so good! I can’t believe just how much was packed into this one episode that had been built up before, but then again, that’s what we can expect from Kakihara Yuuko (and for that matter, this week’s PriChan and Precure were amazing too). There were a lot of little things I didn’t catch during my first watch, and it definitely holds up to repetition, so enjoy it as many times as you want.

Whoops, forgot about the episode title. Just so we’re clear, the 友希 in Yuuki Aine’s name is not the same kanji as 勇気 for Brave Melody. Aine’s kanji actually mean “friend hope”.

Episode 009: Torrent | Magnet

10 thoughts on “Aikatsu Friends! – 009

    • It wasn’t until the end of this episode that Aine apperently is ready to be part of a Friends pair. As thats exactly what the series main theme is, I think everything up till now should be seen as a prologue.

      Prologues are known for taking things slow, but they contain information you need to fully understand teh main story. In this case obviously character introductions, but also the way how the Aikatsu system works in this series. This is the 3rd world into the Aikatsu series, and again they totally reshaped the dress system compared to Aikatsu and Aikatsu Stars.

      Give it some time, were only getting more into the main stuff now.

      • It’s not the world itself it’s the characters that I’m not getting into I don’t feel that any of them have anything unique to them like the other shows had who knows maybe it just needs more time I’m not saying I’m going to stop watching it’s just I don’t see any real character development

  1. oh man, excellent episode. directly to the feels. Aine’s positivity gets me every time ;_; what a seriously sweet girl

    thanks for your hard work!

  2. This week was good, but next week’s episode is gonna be my jam.

    I thought they would let Ema and Maika interact a bit more before hooking up, but I’m not exactly complaining.

  3. This was such a nice and heartwarming episode, showing off both Aine’s awesomeness and what it really means to be a good (or shall i say people’s) idol.
    And finally some worthwhile trial and challenge for our heroine!
    Don’t get me wrong though, previous eight episodes were far from being bad but they were too fluffy, stakes were either very low or nonexistent, nor Aine were getting any kind of flak for her mistakes – basically all the things which should have helped her grow as a person.
    I really hope it only gets better after this point, since i really like this cute little series (and it even inspired me to check out ogkatsu, which is so far fairly strong from the get go!).

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