Aikatsu! Will Have a Special Adults-Only Screening at Theater

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

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Aikatsu! is an idol anime generally aimed for a younger audiences. However, in Japan an the anime has accumulated a large amount of adult viewers. To save these fans from embarrassment, theater Shibuya Toei will air the the anime for 18+ audiences only.

Additionally, the screening will allow loud cheering and penlights to encourage moviegoers to experience the show as they would a live concert.

Aikatsu! will screen three times over three separate days, July 15, 22, and 29.

Aikatsu Stars! the film that follows after the events of the anime, will premiere on August 13.

You can watch the trailer below:


  • tBanzai

    Also has the additional benefit of making sure childrens’ dreams aren’t shattered by seeing 40 year old otaku slobbering away at the screen. This should be a regular thing, really.

  • Mr0303

    Unless the idols are going to strip or something, I’m not a fan of the idea. People shouldn’t be ashamed of liking what is considered a kids’ game.

    • azariosays

      you know what, i like the way you think 🙂

    • tBanzai

      Ideally everyone wouldn’t care, but it being Japan, people often care way too much.

      Having adults only screenings for shows like this allows people to enjoy what they want to enjoy without having to worry about bringing about the judgemental gaze of parents of small children also going to the same movie.

    • Mr0303

      I think that the parents are the ones in the wrong. Going to a Pixar or Disney movie isn’t something adults should be ashamed of. It it is good enough for kids, it’s good enough for everybody.

    • tBanzai

      I totally agree, but that doesn’t change the fact that that’s how it is over there. People feel shame and people shame others, it’s just a fact of life, and the theater here is doing a grand job of giving male fans of Aikatsu a space to enjoy themselves and the things they love as they want.

      Honestly, I think just being able to let loose and do their cheering and dancing in the theater with people who like the same thing they do is worth the cost of entry here.