Kaede Ichinose
Season 1 | Winter Uniform

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Japanese Name 一ノ瀬かえで
Romanized Name Ichinose Kaede
English Name Kaede Ichinose
Age 13-14 (S1)
15-16 (S3)
Gender Female
Affiliation Starlight Academy
Tristar (S1, S3)
Magic Blood
Occupation Student
Birthday November 23
Blood Type O
First Appearance
Data Carddass Game 5th collection
Anime Chance&Try☆
Voice Actress/Actor
Seiyū Yūna Mimura
Kim Bo-young (Korean)
Singing Voice Yuna from STAR☆ANIS
Kim Bo-young (Korean)
"Ladies and gentlemen, let's Aikatsu!"

– Kaede Ichinose, prior to her entrance in Episode 33 of the Aikatsu! anime series adaption

Kaede Ichinose (一ノ瀬かえで Ichinose Kaede) is the final character of the "main eight" cast for both Data Carddass Aikatsu! and the anime adaptation series (season one) representing the Starlight Academy community. The primary card brand that Kaede uses is Magical Toy.


Debuting in the fifth wave of arcade cards and Episode 33 of the anime, Kaede transfers into Starlight Academy to audition for becoming Mizuki's partner in Tristar. A returnee and "super idol", she is in the same year as Ichigo. Kaede comes from America where she has appeared in many commercials for her father's high class American sushi chain, "Kaede Sushi" and was a part of a popular idol-based show called "Kids' Club".


Kaede has cropped, curly red hair and rosy-pink eyes. Her hair has a silver pin with a gold diamond, and she wears a brown choker with another diamond, and a white bracelet. Her basic idol outfit consists of a pale-pink blouse with buttons, striped orange sleeve cuffs, and lapels. Her skirt is an orange-checkered mini, with a pink petticoat. For shoes, she wear brown stiletto boots with matching cuffs and darker buckles.


Having come from America, Kaede uses a lot of English phrases and has a habit of kissing people she meets on the cheek. She is friendly and has a fascination with magic. She enjoys performing various tricks and ensures that her fans are having a good time. Kaede does occasionally make large scale entrances skydiving for example into the Tristar auditions.


Kaede's fellow Tristar member. Yurika and Kaede had paired for the Partners Cup. At first Yurika opposed the idea, saying that people would criticize them for trying to continue a remake of Tristar. Kaede then showed Yurika that they could do anything if they were together, and Yurika agrees to Partner with Kaede.
Kaede's fellow Tristar member. Kaede later took Mizuki's Tristar Member Tournament top a notch in order to become in the same unit as she is. Prior to Kaede's first appearance, the two were already friends.
Kaede tends to call Ichigo "Strawberry" (the meaning of Ichigo's name). Kaede is Ichigo's go-to girl, and was Ichigo's influence to go to America.


Kaede (かえで) means 'maple' or 'maple leaf'.

Ichinose (一ノ瀬) is a historical Japanese family name. It is derived from a place's name which means "first river-crossing-point," where se () means shallows or rapids.


Main article: Kaede Ichinose/Image gallery.


  • Her star sign is Sagittarius.
  • Favorite Food: Hamburgers and California-rolls.
  • Disliked Food: Natto
  • Special Skill: Dancing and Magic
  • Favorite Colors: Red and Orange
  • Kaede is the first main character to have gotten their premium prior to their debut.
    • She is also the only 1st Generation main character to have received her premium prior to her debut.
  • Despite being a main character, Kaede has the least number of appearances and mostly appears as background or minor appearances.
  • If one includes the Music Awards as part of the anime, she is the first main character to never be seen using her basic coord.
  • She shares her singing voice with Kī Saegusa, who shares her type (Pop) and favored brand (Magical Toy), who she also shares her star sign with (Sagittarius). As of the second half of season two, she now also shares her singing voice with Ran Shibuki, and as of season three, Shion Kamiya.
  • Her aura is composed of bright, colorful toys and rainbows.
  • Kaede is the first main Aikatsu! character to be shown with short hair.
  • She shares her surname with Tokiya Ichinose from the male idol anime, Uta no☆Prince-sama♪.
  • She is the first main character to not have her journey to obtain a Premium Rare shown in present time.
  • She has had the least amount of performances of any of the 1st generation main characters.
  • She is the second 1st generation character to not have a solo performance while wearing a Premium.
  • She is 158 cm tall.
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