|Season 1 | Winter Uniform|
|Romanized Name||Ichinose Kaede|
|English Name||Kaede Ichinose|
|Data Carddass Game||5th collection|
|Singing Voice||Yuna from STAR☆ANIS|
- "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 Datacardass 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.
- Yurika and Kaede had paired for the Partners Cup. At first Yurika opposed the idea, saying that people would critisize 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 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'.
- 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.
- Kaede shares the same surname as Kazuya Ichinose, who's also from America in an anime called Inazuma Eleven.
- Despite being a main character, Kaede has the least number of appearances and mostly appears has background or minor appearances.
- She is the first main character to never be seen using her basic coord, or to never have a solo performance.
- She shares her singing voice with Kī Saegusa, who shares her type (Pop) and favored brand (Magical Toy). As of the second half of season two, she now also shares her singing voice with Ran Shibuki.
- Her aura is composed of bright, colorful toys and rainbows.
- Kaede is the first main Aikatsu! character to be shown with short hair.
- As of Episode 97, Kaede is the only main character from Starlight Academy never to have had a major change in her aura.
- She shares her surname with Tokiya Ichinose from the male idol anime, Uta no☆Prince-sama♪.
- She is the only main character to not have her journey to obtain a Premium Rare shown in present time.