So, you want to watch Aikatsu, but you’re feeling overwhelmed. Well fear no more! Here is a complete guide to watching!
Moreover, if you wish to read my personal thoughts on most of Stars S2 and all of Friends and after, I’ve compiled my combined works here. Aikatsu Planet thoughts here. If you want the episode chart I’ve made detailing who does what in every episode, plus the scriptwriter, that’s detailed in here.
The main series is 178 episodes, with several movies and goodies along the way. You can find a batch here: Full batch torrent
Following the movie is a drama CD that acts as a sort of epilogue. Watch it a few episodes after the movie, say at around 116: Drama CD
Then there was the Aikatsu Music Awards special. It does indeed have about an entire episode worth of new content, and serves as an introduction to the fourth season. Watch it at around episode 147: 720p awards | 1080p awards
The second series featuring an entirely new cast and world. Feel free to watch this independently, you don’t need to have seen the original. CAVEAT: This is only true for the first season. I heavily suggest you watch the original series first, especially since Stars is complete. You can find it here: S1 only | Unofficial S2 batch (Sorry! I’ll have the full one up soon)
The third series once again featuring a new cast and world.
Congratulations! As it’s currently airing, just grab all the episodes by themselves. Batch eventually?
Aikatsu on Parade!
The most ambitious crossover of the century. All three previous series in their entirety is a requirement. Also includes the Web Anime.