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Aikatsu Planet is live-action tokusatsu drama/anime by BN Pictures. It is an adaption of the Aikatsu Planet! arcade game.

This series contains examples of:

  • The Ace: Ayumi, Kyoko and Meisa.
  • Always in Class One: Mao and Shiori are in Class 1-A.
  • Be Yourself: The Central Theme, considering the concept of Aikatsu Planet.
  • Catchphrase: Shiori's "Here's a question for you" and Beat's "ja nai?"
  • Childhood Friends: Mao and Shiori.
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  • Color-Coded Characters: Hana is pink, Ruli is blue, Beat is red, Shiori is light green, Q-pit is green, Ann is lavender, Rose is magenta and Sala is orange.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Technically applies to everyone now that the show is live-action. But as avatars, Ruli, Q-pit, Ann, Sala and Rose.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The opening features all the main characters in both real life and as an avatar, some before they even debut in the show proper.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Kyoko.
  • Evolving Credits: The ending features a photograph sequence of every episode.
  • Excited Show Title!
  • Fairy Tale: The motif for Story Dressia. Shiori, as an avid lover of fairy tales, naturally gravitates towards using them.
  • Fashion Designer: Sala.
  • The Fashionista: Ruli, who is the producer of her own fashion brand, Melty House. Also Sala, who is the dress designer for Starlet Promotion.
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  • Friendly Rivalry: Between all of the main characters, really.
  • Genki Girl: Ruli, Mao and Meisa.
  • Gratuitous English: Meisa.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Hana.
  • Impossible Task: The Planet Marathon, an event where idols have to perform after running a whole marathon. Q-pit and Beat become the first to complete it successfully.
  • Instant Expert: In Mao's first battle stage as Hana, she beats Q-pit who in that time was second on the Aikatsu Ranking. Shiori also beats Ruli in her first battle stage. Subverted in later episodes where they do end up losing sometimes.
  • Internal Reveal: Kyoko and Mao eventually reveal their identities as Beat and Hana.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: The mechanics behind the Aikatsu Planet world aren't really explained.
  • Medium Blending: A first for an Aikatsu series, being half live-action and half-anime. The live-action follows the girls' everyday lives but switches to anime when they become idol avatars in the world of Aikatsu Planet.
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  • Meaningful Name: The main characters' names all allude to their preferred Dressia type.
  • The Mentor: Meisa is shaping up to be one for Mao, as per tradition.
  • Merchandise-Driven
  • Multicolored Hair: The avatars.
  • The One Guy: Segawa, who is the only male at Starlet.
  • Pinball Protagonist: Mao at first spends much of the time basically picking up where Meisa left off and doing all of Hana's jobs that Izumi accepts for her. It isn't until the announcement of the Planet Princess Grand Prix that she becomes more active.
  • Pop-Culture Pun Episode Title: All of the episodes are titled after famous Japanese songs.
  • Protagonist Power-Up Privileges: Hana is the first of the main characters to get a second Premium Rare Dressia.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: The Dressia.
  • The Rival: Ayumi and Meisa. Mao is slowly being integrated to form a three-way rivalry.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: Used in the intro and when the girls "mirror in" to Aikatsu Planet.
  • Secret Keeper: As a result of Mao and Kyoko keeping their idol identities secret in the first few episodes.
  • Sempai/Kohai: Ayumi and Ann. Kyoko is also a senpai to Mao and Shiori, both as an idol and in school.
  • Technician vs. Performer: Ayumi is shown to be an extremely hard-worker who is continually refining her skills, while Meisa is presented as a prodigy who focuses on freedom and is more natural on stage.
  • Those Two Guys: Mao and Shiori's classmates, Keito and Sho. Although they're also part of trio with Ryoka.
  • Training Montage: In a few episodes.
  • Transformation Sequence
  • Tournament Arc: Starting Episode 12, the characters start preparing for the Planet Princess Grand Prix, which the top four idols on the Aikatsu Ranking participate in.
  • Western Zodiac: The motif for Q-pit's preferred Horoscope Dressia.
  • The Worf Effect: Several instances, most notably Q-pit, who is the current top idol but is beaten twice by Mao's Hana. Ruli also loses to Shiori during the latter's debut stage.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: All of the main characters' idol forms have multi-colored hair, but justified in that they are avatars.

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