Aikatsu Stars! is a Japanese anime television series produced by BN Pictures, and the successor to the original Aikatsu! anime series based on Bandai's Data Carddass arcade machines. The story follows a girl named Yume Nijino who enrolls at Yotsuboshi Gakuen (Four Star Academy) in order to become a top idol and join the popular group S4 which she admires. The series began airing on TV Tokyo from April 7, 2016, succeeding the original Aikatsu! anime series in its initial timeslot. For the first 25 episodes, the opening theme is "Start Line!" (スタートライン!, Sutāto Rain!) by Sena and Rie from AIKATSU☆STARS!, while the ending theme is "episode Solo" by Ruka, Nanase, Kana, and Miho from AIKATSU☆STARS!. From episode 26 onwards, the opening theme is "1, 2, Sing For you!" by Sena, Rie, Miki and Kana. From episode 34 until episode 50 the opening theme is "STAR JET!" by Sena, Rie, Kana and Miki. The ending theme from episode 26 until episode 50 is "So Beautiful Story" by Ruka and Sena.