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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 21942 users)
Ranked: #8782
Popularity: #639
Members: 57,130
Favorites: 841
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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!

(Source: Crunchyroll)

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

Kisaragi, Chihaya
Kisaragi, Chihaya
Main
Imai, Asami
Japanese
Imai, Asami
Hoshii, Miki
Hoshii, Miki
Main
Hasegawa, Akiko
Japanese
Hasegawa, Akiko
Kikuchi, Makoto
Kikuchi, Makoto
Main
Hirata, Hiromi
Japanese
Hirata, Hiromi
Shijou, Takane
Shijou, Takane
Main
Hara, Yumi
Japanese
Hara, Yumi

Staff

Takao, Noriko
Takao, Noriko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Layout, Key Animation, Series Production Director
Nishigori, Atsushi
Nishigori, Atsushi
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Character Design, Assistant Animation Director, Animation Director, Layout, Key Animation, Series Composition
Kikuta, Hiromi
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Kimura, Ryouichi
Kimura, Ryouichi
Episode Director, Storyboard

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



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Jun 21, 1:35 PM
FunSize123
So this is the first time watching an "Idol" themed anime, and because of that I may be rating this better than I should, but all in all this is a great anime and I doubt I would change the rating even if I had experience with similar animes.

Story: 9/10
The story really wasn't anything special to be honest. There were two main parts to the story (they can be differentiated by the opening changing). The first part consisted on the girls really trying to just get themselves out there and known to the world and while that may seem sorta boring, it really wasn't. Every read more
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Dec 26, 2011 2:55 AM
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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Dec 23, 2011 7:33 PM
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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Aug 15, 2011 6:58 AM
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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Recommendations

Anime: Love Live! School Idol Project
Both stories deal with a group of up-and-coming idols. 
reportRecommended by Yepa
Anime: AKB0048
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. 
reportRecommended by atlantiza
Anime: K-On!
Both follow a cheerful group of girls that love music and sharing time together.  
reportRecommended by xdzzz
Anime: Working!!
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. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Love Get Chu
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. 
reportRecommended by atlantiza
Anime: Hanasaku Iroha
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  read more 
reportRecommended by Shocked

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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