An Idol Aura (アイドルオーラ) is the "trademark" or "scent" of an idol. Each idol has a different aura depending on their type, theme, and personality.
List of Idol Auras
Four Star Academy Idols
Her original Progression Aura is made of three rainbow arches of various sizes, coming in a gradient of white, pink, green, yellow, and sky-blue. Circling Yume's lower half are lines coming in a variety of pink, blue, or green. Each with a pink or blue heart, or gold star on the end. A white glow surrounds Yume, while on the floor are simplified blue flower shapes circling her feet.
From Episode 2 onwards, her aura is a glowing pale pink lace arch surrounding her with pink glitter and speckles of pale yellow, purple, and sky blue. Beneath her was a large, pink circle that is transparent. A second arch made of faint and sparkling confetti can be seen.
In Episode 10, Yume regains her Progression Aura from Episode 1, but this time with four rainbow arches and is covered in a yellow glow.
In Episode 16, Yume's aura is shown to be fuchsia and semi-translucent with a floral lace design in the middle. Yellow daisies can also be seen floating around the lace. A second arch is visible, made of small glowing bits of sky blue, white, pink, gold, and purple, reminiscent of confetti. Surrounding her is a fuchsia glow.
In Episode 21, Yume once again regains her rainbow Progression aura with four arches but is instead surrounded by a fuchsia glow.
In Episode 43, Yume's Progression Aura changes. Upon activating her aura, there is an explosion of small color-changing stars and glitter that slowly fades. Still covered in a fuchsia glow and surrounded by glitter of that same color, translucent rainbow gradient stars and pink spheres form a circle around her. Six pointed blue stars fly above Yume in ascending semi-circles as they spin and leave trails of blue dust, then go away in explosions of blue sparks. Simplified blue flower shapes continue to radiate out from her feet.
An arch that is made of a blue music trail with glowing yellow musical notes. The other arch is a thin, rippled purple with a white chain-like segment going through the middle. A few pale faded indigo ornaments with pink flower bouquets adorn it as well. Laura is covered in a magenta glow, with glitter of that same color and small, spinning golden colored hearts surrounding her.
In Episode 21, her aura becomes semi-translucent, and she is now covered in a blue glow.
In Episode 48, Laura gains a progression aura. When activated, there is a small explosion of magenta glitter as a circle of curved, blue line segments with beads of the same color separated by purple bows surrounds her. Golden music notes can be seen on the outward-facing parts of the purple bows. Floating around her body are a series of cherry blossoms accompanied by purple sparkles. A blue glow surrounds her body, along with a translucent pink circle on the ground beneath her feet.
In Episode 65, her Progression Aura changes. When activated, there's an explosion of blue glitter. The blue beads form a circle around her in the shape of hearts, with purple bows in the center. The series of cherry blossoms continue to float around her body. Laura is covered in a blue glow, with a large, translucent pink circle beneath her.
An arch that is made of a glowing fuchsia ribbon, with a strand flowing from a bow that's on the side. Mahiru is covered in a fuchsia glow with glitter of that same color and small, purple bows surrounding her. Several sweets, along with pink spheres form a second arch. The sweets consist of chocolate hearts, mame-daifuku, and white chocolates covered in chocolate drizzle.
In Episode 47, she gains a Progression Aura. When activated, there is an explosion of fuchsia glitter that becomes five jewelry-like segments composed of metal circles, each with their own individual designs. Above her are two crossing arches, both with round, translucent beads. While one arch features jewels in the shape of magenta bows, the other arch has metal designs that appear similar to flowers. Mahiru is covered in a fuchsia glow, along with a large, translucent purple circle beneath her feet.
In Episode 64, Mahiru's Progression Aura changes. When activated, there's an explosion of magenta feathers, followed by multi-colored glitter that spirals around her body. She is then surrounded by a purple glow.
Forming a circle around her body are the same circular metal designs, translucent beads, and jeweled flowers, along with her magenta jewels in the shape of bows. She gains newfound metal circles with a sun design inside of them, each surrounded by a circle of blue beads. The circle surrounds her body in the order of Bow, Bead, Flower, Bow, Design, Bow, Bead, Flower, Bow, Sun, and repeats. Her jeweled flower-like designs and white translucent beads float around her body.
An arch that is made of white lines, adorned with pearls and bouquets of red, fuchsia, and pale pink flowers. The other arch is made of large, translucent blue, gold, and green spheres. Ako is covered in a yellow glow and is surrounded by fuchsia glitter, with flowers that loosely float around her.
In Episode 61, her aura changes. The white lines, adorned with pearls and flower bouquets, form a chain-like circle around Ako. The large, translucent blue, gold and green spheres can also be seen floating around her as they fade away. Ako's covered in a yellow glow and is surrounded by fuchsia glitter, with flowers that loosely float around her.
Two arches perpendicular to each other. One arch has a red and white swirl design, reminiscent of a candy cane. The other is made up of green spheres and various sized bubbles. Yuzu is covered in a bright yellow glow, with bubbles, topaz gems and green glitter circling around her. Beneath her is a large, translucent blue circle.
In Episode 67, her aura changes. When activated, there's an explosion of orange slices, smiley faces, hibiscus flowers, stars, and green glitter, followed by multi-colored glitter that spirals around her body. The green spheres and various sized bubbles form a circle around Yuzu. Peppermints and tiny bubbles can also be seen floating around her as they fade away. Yuzu is covered in a bright yellow glow, with green glitter surrounding her. Beneath her is a large, translucent blue circle.
Two different chains making one arch. One is thick and purple, while the other is thin and dark blue. The other arch is made of two indigo segments knotted together with light blue spheres and sparkles decorating it. Purple glitter and fleur-de-lis symbols surround Lilie, along with an ice blue glow.
In Episode 53, she gains a Progression Aura. When activated, there's an explosion of blue rose petals and blue glitter. Blue flames and golden birdcage-like chandeliers form a circle around her body. Lilie is covered in an ice blue glow, along with light green glitter surrounding her.
A large, pink glittering glow with gold sparkles forms around Hime, along with falling pink tourmaline gems, hearts, and translucent butterflies that fly around her body. Over her is an arch of various sized pink and pale yellow translucent spheres stretches above her, along with pink petals.
Beneath her is a large, translucent light pink circle.
Upon activating her Progression Aura, pink gemstones explode out from her body and become silvery-white. The arch turns into an ornate pink flowery vine with glowing pale yellow and pale blue spheres. While white roses bloom on their stems around her body, feathers are now added amongst her falling pink tourmaline gems as her butterflies continue to fly around her. Beneath her is a large, pink circle with a lace design.
Over her is an arch that is made of a glowing red "fleur-de-lis"-like vintage vine pattern, evocative of fire. The other is made up of individual magenta, blue, and purple-colored stripes. Tsubasa is covered in a sky blue glow, with amethyst gems and glitter of the same color circling around her. Beneath her is a large, translucent teal circle.
Half of a large, flowery, jewelry-like design composed of pale beads in gold, silver, and white, along with crystals, topaz gems, and red gems. A violet ribbon arch with a bow on the corner and several tails is also visible, along with crystal gems, white pearls, and violet glitter. A violet glow surrounds her body. Beneath her is a large, translucent violet circle.
Venus Ark Idols
Upon activating her aura, there is a large explosion of magenta teacup roses, their petals, gold and white sparkles, and individual rings of blue and white pearls.
Elza is surrounded by a lavender glow, along with golden glitter. Rings of blue pearls that turn white before they disappear surround her body, while magenta teacup roses that break into loose petals accompany them.
|Kirara Hanazono||Upon activating her aura, a rainbow spirals around her body, followed by an explosion of multi-colored glitter, stars and crescent moons.
Kirara is surrounded by a pale yellow glow, along with pink glitter. Translucent pink spheres, rainbow gradient stars and crescent moons can also be seen floating around as they fade away. Blue clouds with white diagonal stripe and polka dot designs form a circle around her body. In addition to the clouds are two, translucent rainbow arches.
|Rei Kizaki||Upon activating her aura, silver-blue glitter spirals around her body, followed by an explosion of red glitter.
Rei is surrounded by a cornflower blue glow, along with ice blue glitter. Ice blue gemstones, golden glitter and flakes can also be seen floating around her. Golden knots with blue diamonds and tassels, as well as twin swords with a golden handle and iridescent blade form a circle around her body. The swords change formation every three seconds, alternating from straight blades to forming a cross with the two blades,
Upon activating her aura, multi-colored, translucent spheres flow upwards.
Aria is surrounded by a pink glow, along with teal glitter. Blue butterflies and diamonds can also be seen floating around her. Large bubbles with the lilies-of-the-Valley encased inside, and golden ornaments form a circle around her body.
List of Unit Auras
|Yume Nijino, Laura Sakuraba, Mahiru Kasumi, and Ako Saotome||
Each idol is covered in a glow fitting her idol type. Yume's being pink. Laura's being blue . Mahiru's being purple, and Ako's being yellow, accompanied by glitter of those four colors.
Also surrounding them are Yume's confetti-like sparkles, with Laura's large, sky blue curving lace design circling the edge of the stage, reminiscent of a musical staff with glowing gold music notes, with Mahiru's purple bows in between each section. An arch of Ako's blue, gold and green spheres floats above them. Beneath each idol is a large, translucent pink circle.
|Yume Nijino and Laura Sakuraba||
Both idols are covered in a glow fitting their idol type. Yume's being pink, and Laura's being blue. Glitter in those two colors surrounds them as well.
One arch is from Laura's respective aura, which is made of a blue music trail with gold musical notes. Yume's arch is made of various sized blue spheres, with yellow, pink and blue daisies along with small, white sparkles. Large, translucent pink circles can be seen beneath both idols.
|S4 25th Gen||Each idol is covered in a glow fitting their idol type. Hime's being pink. Tsubasa's being blue. Yozora's being purple, and Yuzu's being yellow.
Yozora's jewel design, composed of pale gold, silver and white beads, along with crystal and topaz gems circles around them, while small arches of Yuzu's green and blue spheres rest between the spaces of the design, mixed with Hime's blue and yellow spheres. Above them is Tsubasa's arch of magenta, purple and blue stripes along with Hime's translucent butterflies riding the stripes, as well as her pink glitter and pink tourmaline gems. Beneath each idol is a large, translucent circle. Hime's being pink. Tsubasa's being sky blue. Yozora's being violet, and Yuzu's being blue.
|Yume Nijino and Koharu Nanakura||
Upon activating, there's an explosion of candies, followed by two, six pointed stars that spiral above them and radiates after combining in an explosion. Both idols are covered in a glow fitting their idol type. Yume's being pink and Koharu's being purple. Glitter in those two colors surround them as well.
Candies and crystal orbs form a circle around them in a certain order (Candy, Candy, Candy, Crystal Orb and repeats). Translucent pink spheres, and blue and purple hearts can also be seen floating around them in a circle, as well as Yume's six pointed blue stars that fly above them in ascending semi-circles as they spin and leave trails of blue dust, then go away in explosions of blue sparks.
|Yume Nijino, Laura Sakuraba, Mahiru Kasumi, Ako Saotome, and Koharu Nanakura||
Each idol is covered in a glow fitting her idol type. Yume's being pink. Laura's being blue. Mahiru and Koharu's being purple, and Ako's being yellow, accompanied by glitter of those four colors. Yume's pink, yellow and blue daisies surround them as well.
Koharu's candies and crystal orbs form a circle around them, along with four arches of Laura's sky blue lace covered in gold music notes. In addition to the lace are Mahiru's magenta bows made of jewels. An arch of translucent pink, blue, green and purple spheres floats above them. Beneath each idol is a large, translucent pink circle.
|S4 26th Gen||
Each idol is covered in a glow fitting her idol type or image color. Yume's being pink. Mahiru's being fuchsia. Ako's being lime green, and Yuzu's being yellow, accompanied by glitter of those four colors. Yume's pink, yellow and blue daisies surround them as well.
Yuzu's green spheres, various sized bubbles and peppermints form a curvature circle around them. An arch of translucent pink, blue, green and purple spheres floats above them. Beneath each idol is a large, translucent pink circle.
- Unlike the original Aikatsu! Franchise, idols are also able to have a progression aura during the performance.
- It is suspected that the progression aura can be activated when the idol is highly skilled or is immensely focused on the performance.
- In the case of an aura caused by a "special power", without proper guidance and training, an idol could lose their ability to sing from relying on it too often.
- When performing with partners, if one's aura releases a strong burst of light, it can completely omit her partner's aura.
- Multiple hypotheses on the specifications of idol aura can be made from observations in the anime:
- The Wings of Stars have an influence on bringing out a Progression Aura.
- Venus Ark students are so skilled, they do not require an ordinary "arc" aura to activate a progression aura.
- Highly skilled idols can activate their progression aura directly.
- Season 2 discontinues the concept of aura progression, making each idol's primary aura their progression aura.
- Main article: Idol Aura/Image gallery