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Synonyms: The Idolmaster
Japanese: アイドルマスター


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2011 to Dec 23, 2011
Producers: Aniplex, A-1 Pictures, TBS
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #8492
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THE IDOLM@STER follows 13 girls from the 765 Production Studio, whose sole goals is to become the top idols in the Japanese entertainment industry. Along with the laughs, struggles and tears that are inherently part of this journey, you will cheer for the girls of IDOLM@STER as they climb their way to the top!

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Adaptation: THE iDOLM@STER
Alternative setting: iDOLM@STER Xenoglossia, The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, The iDOLM@STER Million Live! 1st Anniversary PV
Alternative version: The iDOLM@STER: Live for You!
Sequel: The iDOLM@STER: 765 Pro to Iu Monogatari
Spin-off: Puchimas!: Petit iDOLM@STER, Puchimas!!: Petit Petit iDOLM@STER

Characters & Voice Actors

Akabane, Kenji
Akabane, Kenji
Kim, Il
Kim, Il
Akizuki, Ritsuko
Akizuki, Ritsuko
Wakabayashi, Naomi
Wakabayashi, Naomi
Song, Do Yeong
Song, Do Yeong
Amami, Haruka
Amami, Haruka
Nakamura, Eriko
Nakamura, Eriko
Mun, Seon hui
Mun, Seon hui
Futami, Ami
Futami, Ami
Shimoda, Asami
Shimoda, Asami
Lee, Myeong seon
Lee, Myeong seon


Nishigori, Atsushi
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Layout, Key Animation, Series Composition, Character Design, Assistant Animation Director, Animation Director
Takao, Noriko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Series Production Director, Layout, Key Animation
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Amemiya, Akira
Episode Director, 2nd Key Animation, Key Animation

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Dec 23, 2011
There are some anime series that you desperately want to love. You’re either drawn in by the premise, one of the characters will strike your fancy for some reason and you’ll begin a furious Pixiv binge in search of any fanart of them to the point that your computer crashes and you’re declared legally dead, or you see some shimmer of pure gold underneath that thick sheen of shit and mediocrity and want to see if it’ll be more evident later on. The Idolmaster was one of the latter series, and it left me feeling entirely unsatisfied from start to finish.

The premise is simple enough: read more
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Dec 26, 2011
When one gets to point where they begin disregarding anime because they have too many girls on their front poster, it's probably time to take moment and re-evaluate. Granted, I've forced myself to sit through so many generic harems, rom-coms and ecchis these past few years that it has almost become reflexive of me to steer clear of any anime which possibly looks like it may contain any one of the aforementioned three. It was only natural then when I saw the poster of The Idolm@ster, an ensemble of 13 cute girls gawking up at me, that alarm bells tripped off in my head like read more
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Mar 1, 2015
Nearly plotless, fluffy as hell, and still pretty good. No CGI unlike Love Live!, which might be good or bad depending on who you are. Somehow manages to have each character be a character despite there being 15 or so.

Suuuuuuuper homosexual, though. Single most gay thing I've ever watched, and I watched Boku no Pico, man. Not that it's a bad thing, just incredibly homo. Every character is a lesbian or Miki, the only confirmed straight one there.
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Aug 15, 2011
I'm sort of a strange fan of the iDOLM@STER series. In terms of experience with the series, i've only seen Xenoglossia myself, which I also enjoyed very much, even though the other people I talked to about it didn't really seem to like it. Aside from that, i've never played any of the games associated with it, so I can't say I have any experience with them.

That being said, The iDOLM@STER so far has been quite an enjoyable experience for me.
(Please note that all things said below are my opinion only! Also, most of the things I talk about are already subjective in nature, so read more
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Both stories deal with a group of up-and-coming idols.
reportRecommended by Yepa - Add to favorites
Both are stories about girls becoming idols and all of the challenges they must face. AKB0048 is set in the future and has battle elements while iM@S is contemporary and more realistic.
Both follow a cheerful group of girls that love music and sharing time together.
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Both of these Anime deal with following a particular job and the ups and downs. Except, the characters involved are not your average person, they all have various personalities with quirks in them.
Both of these shows follow a group of girls as they progress in their desired career in show business. Love Get Chu's characters are aiming to be seiyuu but later also become idols, and iM@S' characters are aiming to become idols of course. Focus is given in both shows to the effort that the characters put into their work in order to make others happy.
Both series are about a group as they work to become idols. The IDOLM@STER is a harem whereas Uta no Prince-sama is a reverse harem.

Opening Theme

#1: "READY!!" by 765PRO ALLSTARS (eps 2-12)
#2: "CHANGE!!!!" by 765PRO ALLSTARS (eps 14-19, 21-23, 25)

Ending Theme

#01: "The world is all one!!" by 765PRO ALLSTARS (ep 1)
#02: "Positive! (ポジティブ!)" by Iori Minase & Yayoi Takatsuki (Rie Kugimiya & Mayako Nigo) (ep 2)
#03: "First Stage" by Yukiho Hagiwara & Makoto Kikuchi (Azumi Asakura & Hiromi Hirata) (ep 3)
#04: "Aoi Tori (蒼い鳥)" by Chihaya Kisaragi (Asami Imai) (ep 4)
#05: "MOONY" by Chihaya Kisaragi & Azusa Miura & Makoto Kikuchi & Miki Hoshii & Hibiki Ganaha & Ritsuko Akizuki (Asami Imai & Chiaki Takahashi & Hiromi Hirata & Akiko Hasegawa & Manami Numakura & Naomi Wakabayashi) (ep 5)
#06: "THE IDOLM@STER" by 765PRO ALLSTARS (ep 6)
#07: "Ohayou!! Asagohan (おはよう!! 朝ご飯)" by Yayoi Takatsuki (Mayako Nigo) (ep 7)
#08: "Hanikami! First Bite (ハニカミ! ファーストバイト)" by Ryuuguu Komachi (Iori Minase & Azusa Miura & Ami Futami) (Rie Kugimiya & Chiaki Takahashi & Asami Shimoda) (ep 8)
#09: "Reimei Starline (黎明スターライン)" by Ami Futami & Mami Futami (Asami Shimoda) (ep 9)
#10: "GO MY WAY!!" by 765PRO ALLSTARS & 876PRO ALLSTARS (ep 10)
#11: "START!!" by Haruka Amami (Eriko Nakamura) (ep 11)
#12: ''Shocking na Kare! (ショッキングな彼!)'' by Miki Hoshii (Akiko Hasegawa) (ep 12)
#13: "i" by 765PRO ALLSTARS (ep 13)
#14: "Colorful Days" by Haruka Amami & Miki Hoshii & Chihaya Kisaragi & Ami Futami & Mami Futami & Takane Shijou & Hibiki Ganaha (Eriko Nakamura & Akiko Hasegawa & Asami Imai & Asami Shimoda & Yumi Hara & Manami Numakura) (ep 14)
#15: "MEGARE!" by 765PRO ALLSTARS (ep 15)
#16: "Brand New Day!" by Hibiki Ganaha (Manami Numakura) (ep 16)
#17: "Cheering Letter (チアリングレター)" by Makoto Kikuchi (Hiromi Hirata) (ep 17)
#18: "Mahou wo Kakete! (魔法をかけて!)" by Ritsuko Akizuki (Naomi Wakabayashi) (ep 18)
#19: "Kazahana (風花)" by Takane Shijou (Yumi Hara) (ep 19)
#20: "Yakusoku (約束)" by Chihaya Kisaragi & Haruka Amami & Miki Hoshii & Yayoi Takatsuki & Yukiho Hagiwara & Makoto Kikuchi & Ami Futami & Mami Futami & Iori Minase & Azusa Miura & Takane Shijou & Hibiki Ganaha
#20: cont. (Asami Imai & Eriko Nakamura & Akiko Hasegawa & Mayako Nigo & Azumi Asakura & Hiromi Hirata & Asami Shimoda & Rie Kugimiya & Chiaki Takahashi & Yumi Hara & Manami Numakura) (ep 20)
#21: "Sora (空)" by Kotori Otonashi (Juri Takita) (ep 21)
#22: "Happy Christmas" by Haruka Amami & Chihaya Kisaragi & Ami Futami & Mami Futami & Azusa Miura & Takane Shijou & Hibiki Ganaha (Eriko Nakamura & Asami Imai & Asami Shimoda & Chiaki Takahashi & Yumi Hara & Manami Numakura) (ep 22)
#23: "Mitsumete (見つめて) (instrumental)" (ep 23)
#24: "Massugu (まっすぐ)" by 765PRO ALLSTARS (ep 24)
#25: "Watashi-tachi wa Zutto...Deshou? (私たちはずっと…でしょう?)" by 765PRO ALLSTARS (ep 25)

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