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The iDOLM@STER

The iDOLM@STER

Alternative Titles

English: THE IDOLM@STER
Synonyms: The Idolmaster
Japanese: アイドルマスター

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.781 (scored by 21121 users)
Ranked: #8722
Popularity: #631
Members: 54,711
Favorites: 811
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Synopsis

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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Episodes

Episodes  0 / 25
Aired  Jul 8, 2011 to Dec 23, 2011
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

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

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

Staff

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
Inushinde
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
Ryhzuo
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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Aug 15, 2011
saikanokiseki
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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Jun 3, 2012
Sanagami
The Idolm@ster is an ecchi anime with tons of fanservice but don't worry, your parents won't get mad because there is never any sex! A Producer enters a world with tons of lonely models and they get into many panty-revealing, nose bleeding adventures. The harem increases one by one and soon, all the girls just want the producer to touch their boobs. If you are a man, I definitely recommend this anime. Why should we ever bother with hentai anymore? That's all Idolm@ster is about....

....Or so you thought.

Well then, sorry to disappoint you but I lied. For some reason, Idolm@ster tries to sell read more
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Recommendations

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.
reportRecommended by xdzzz - Add to favorites
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 Hanasaku Iroha and The iDOLM@STER are clumsy, humble, honest, and idealistic coming-of-age slice of life anime that do their jobs very well. They focus primarily on the characters themselves as individuals, rather than focusing strictly on their comedic mannerisms. While both have comedic moments, both actually excel at using atmosphere to accent its character-driven drama. Hanasaku Iroha does this through its visual splendor, whereas The iDOLM@STER - a show primarily about music - takes full advantage of silence during critical scenes. Due to their coming-of-age stories, both shows have strong elements of time, where it's used as a slow and melancholic way to highlight changes in plot, setting, and characters during key moments.

Hanasaku Iroha has some of the prettiest and detailed settings for a slice of life television series, boasting a strong start that establishes its identity as a no-gimmick drama about growing up in an unfamiliar town. Immediately, it portrays itself as less of an anime and more like a live-action drama as it focuses on the stories of all its characters, particularly the adults, as opposed to any quirky mannerism common in slice of life shows. There's romance too, but it plays second to the growth of its characters, serving as a means to measure their maturity over the series.

The iDOLM@STER is primarily a slice of life comedy, but it begins with quiet scenes of the characters going about their lives - echoing the more dramatic moments later in the series. Despite being an idol show with a male lead, there's very little fan service, there's even less romance, and while most of the characters are in school, there is not one single instance during any episode where a school is shown. The show instead follows the character to different locations, in different outfits, doing different activities as they grow into their roles as aspiring idols.

To any fans of coming-of-age slice of life dramas, I cannot recommend these shows enough.

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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