Kirarin Revolution
Kanji きらりん☆レボリューション
Romaji Kirarin Reboryūshon
Studio SynergySP
Nippon Animation
Network TV Tokyo/BS Japan
Original Run April 7, 2006 – March 27, 2009
Starring Koharu Kusumi (Tsukishima Kirari)
Chigusa Ikeda (Na-san)
Takuya Ide (Kazama Hiroto)
Shikou Kanai (Hiwatari Seiji)
Episodes 153 (List of episodes)

Kirarin☆Revolution (きらりん☆レボリューション Kirarin☆Reboryūshon?) (lit. "Sparkling☆Revolution") is a Romantic-Comedy Idol anime and manga series. The shoujo manga by An Nakahara was part of the shoujo magazine Ciao, published by Shogakukan.

An anime adaption was co-produced by Japan and South Korea, and the first episode premiered on TV Tokyo on April 7, 2006. The show ran from then to March 27, 2009, consisting of 153 episodes total.


Tsukishima Kirari, a gluttonous 14 year-old junior high student, does not care about idols or the entertainment world, and only has her mind set on food along with her cat Na-san. One day, after saving a turtle stuck in a tree, she meets Hiwatari Seiji, a handsome and kind person who thanks her by giving her a ticket to a SHIPS concert, a popular idol band.

However, when Kirari shows up to the concert, she finds that the entrance is full of people, so she finds a door for the staff, under the assumption Seiji is a staff member. Before she could get to the door, however, a boy lands on her after jumping out a window. Na-san attacks the boy, until Kirari notices he's wearing a 'STAFF' band around his arm. So Kirari shows him the ticket Seiji gave to her and how she's going to meet him. The boy grabs the ticket out of her hands and rips it, telling her that she and Seiji live in two different worlds.

Even without a ticket, Kirari finds a way to sneak into the concert hall by going through a vent. She then discovers that Seiji and the boy from earlier whose name is Kazama Hiroto are members of SHIPS. Despite understanding what Hiroto meant by "two different worlds," Kirari refuses to stop pursuing Seiji, and she decides to become an idol herself to get closer to Seiji, but also discovers that she truly does enjoy being idol.


There are three seasons total in the anime; the second is called "2nd Tour" and the third "3rd Tour". Each DVD is categorized by stages, thirteen stages to each season, thus totaling up to 39 stages in the anime. There are about three episodes per DVD. There are 51 episodes per season, therefore totaling up to 153 episodes in the anime.

For the first two seasons, the animation was in 2D, otherwise known as traditional or hand-drawn animation. Traditional animation is a technique in which a person draws a frame by hand to create animation (although, in some cases, it is drawn on a computer). In the third and final season, the animation is changed to 3D, or CGI. CGI is another technique in which a person creates a frame using computers to make it look three-dimensional.

Production Staff

  • Director: Masaharu Okuwaki
  • Series Composition: Michihiro Tsuchiya
  • Script: Michihiro Tsuchiya
  • Storyboard: Masaharu Okuwaki
  • Episode Director: Yoshinori Odaka
  • Music: Bice
  • Original Manga: An Nakahara
  • Character Design: Yoshihiro Nagamori
  • Animation Director: Hiroshi Wagatsuma
  • Sound Director: Shigeru Chiba
  • Photographer Director: Eun Hee Kim
  • Producers:
  1. Hiroshi Tsuzuki
  2. Yasuyuki Uchida
  3. Yukio Kawasaki
  4. Yutaka Saito
  • Animation Producers: 
  2. Yasuhiro Higuchi
  • Background Art: SUN GEUN HAN
  • Editor: Hiromi Komine
  • Planning:
  1. ​Nobumasa Sawabe
  2. Toshihiro Nakazawa
  • Publicity:
  1. Kenji Takahashi
  2. Machiko Ishii
  • Theme Song Arrangers:
  1. ​Masaki Iehara
  2. Yasuji Goto
  3. Yoichiro Yasuoka
  • Theme Song Composition:
  1. Tetsuro Oda
  2. Tsunku
  • Theme Song Lyric Writers:
  1. Makoto Furuya
  2. Michito
  3. Tsunku
  • Theme Song Performers:
  • Theme Song Performers:
  1. Airi Suzuki
  2. C-ute
  3. Chisato Okai
  4. Erika Umeda
  5. Kanna Arihara
  6. Koharu Kusumi
  7. Mai Hagiwara
  8. Maimi Yajima
  9. Megumi Murakami
  10. Sayaka Kitahara
  11. Yuu Kikkawa


Main Characters

Supporting Characters

  1. Todou Fubuki
  2. Mii-tyan