I know Aikatsu Planet haven't started but I'm already hopeless about this series.
First, there's just too much changes.. The series doesn't look like an Aikatsu series anymore. More like real life version of the Pretty Series I think. A few changes are beneficial, but too many is just bad. Heck even nearly all the elements from the old arcade game is replaced.
To make things worse, the content of the official YouTube channel annoys me. The voice actress is just posting personal stuff instead of information the channel used to post. For example, one time she's posting about hair arranging, and the other time she's posting SLIME! Is this a beauty channel or something? Yeah she probably get permission from BANDAI, but should these contents be in her personal channel instead? There are some information but not many. Maybe BANDAI doesn't know what to do with their channel, but they can just leave it idle or post real AiPlanet information.
It's fine that someone might disagree with me. Still, I'll never regard Aikatsu Planet as a part of the franchise.