Synonyms: The Idolmaster
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2011 to Dec 23, 2011
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.831 (scored by 14995 users)
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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 Anime feature groups of girls trying to reach their dreams of becoming a major idol. The groups in each Anime area also wide range and both Anime's take a slightly different spin from what is normally seen in the idol genre. Also, they're both idol Anime that certain viewers can pick certain girls to root for or against.
Both have several main characters who all aspire to become idols
Both animes are about a group of girls going through the hardships to become an idol, either for their goals or for their love of music; aspiring to become the best.
AKB0048 is basically AKB48's answer to iDOLM@STER. As such, the stories are similar. Young girls looking to make their big break at stardom and their journey towards that goal. That is literally the plot of both of these. AKB0048 though, trying to differentiate itself, adds a more sci-fi element to it compared to the modern setting of iDOLM@STER.
*Lots of: idols? cute teenage girls? singing? dancing? aspiring dreams? I'M READY!*
(General idol life is focused on iDOLM@STER while the intense environment in AKB0048, members puts on guerrilla concert singing and defending their love for music.)
Singing is a talent and in both series, the characters wishes to perfect their skills in the music industry. As such, they share their love and passion of singing and performing for other people as well as following their dreams.
Both series has a cast of female characters that all has the goal of making a name in the music industry.
Both series has comedy, drama, and also some emotional moments.
Both series has an excellent soundtrack that consists of the various songs sung by the characters themselves.
They're both about idols.
both animes are centered around a group of girls which aim to become popular idols and sing their love of music with their friends/family.
both animes circumstances/surroundings/backgrounds are completely different, yet they both portray the struggles and hardships of what it makes to become an idol and their dreams/goals to accomplish them.
both animes show each member of the groups past/present and their different reasons for wanting to become an idol/singer
both contain pretty good soundtracks that will make you want to listen to them again
they are similar with a group of girls becoming idols.
AKB0048 and iDOLM@STER have cute girls trying to be top idols. Although, AKB0048 has more sci-fi feeling and less realistic, if you enjoyed watching iDOLM@STER, AKB0048 you will love watching AKB0048. Also, AKB0048 have good songs like iDOLM@STER's.
Schoolgirl idols with great music!
Both stories deal with a group of up-and-coming idols.
Both are about idol groups.
Both animes are about a group of girls trying to take the stage to become top idols.
The Idol show with large cast, with SoL setting
In both series, there is a group of girls who are interested in the music industry. Together, they unify as a group to perfect their talent and show their skills to others to see.
Both series also has a theme of friendship that also follows the girls' every day lives.
Both series has comedy, drama, and of course music.
Both series generally has a lighthearted background.
Both animes containing cute girls aiming for becoming top idols, reaching toward their dreams is their tasks, nice songs illustrating beautiful friendship among the girls.
Like Love Live!, The iDOLM@STER, is a fun and surprisingly moving idol anime filled with diverse and endearing characters and bombastic and catchy music numbers.
Being an "Idol" can be difficult to master the dances and singing. Though, one thing they need to do is this, "Practice makes Perfect." The story is about a group of girls who wanted to become Idol's themselves and gaining attention from the people around them. It's start off as beginners as they need to know the steps of becoming an Idol, until they master it, and perform miraculously in front of the crowd.
Love Live! takes place in a school where the main characters formed an idol of themselves to prevent the school from shutting down. The Idolmaster is a slice of life show that takes place on the studio and follows the daily lives of the Idol's activities.
Both follow a cheerful group of girls that love music and sharing time together.
Slice of life.
Cute girls doing cute things.
Series have a lot in common, for starters they have the same art style.
In both series we have group of girls who are trying to get on big stage.
In both series there are some really nice songs.
However, Idolm@ster has a bigger variety of characters and more things are going on there. It is not just music orientated but music is the main point in the series.
Teenage girls aspiring to become musicians.
These shows are similar in my point of veiw by its artwork and it tends to have comedy in it the way of the characters are similar too
Both series involves a group of girls using their talents in the world of music.
Both series has comedy and drama throughout episodes involving music and life.
Both series contain similar character designs.
Both series contain the slice-of-life theme
Both series have a fun style.
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.
Similar character design and animation from A-1 Pictures, both shows have considerable amount of slice-of-life part besides the professions, idol-singers and restaurant-staff respectively, the shows deal with.
- One of iM@S's character, Yukiho, had a fear of men, the same as Inami from Working!!.
- Both anime has a quite similar artwork.
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.
A group of cute girls are trying to become idols.
Both about Idols trying to get popular
Encourage, morale, feelings, smile, all these in how to become a successful Idol. But the two most important aspects in becoming an Idol is the powerful of friendship and inspirational spirit. In the story, it follows a main male character who is surrounded by an all female cast characters, training to become Idols. Each day, depending on their schedule, it is "Practice make Perfect," where they practice and get ready for the real event with all their energy.
Not much of a difference but The Idolmaster features a large cast and some comedy, while Wake up Girls features a small cast, with some drama moments.
Both involve girls trying to become idols and have a company help them achieve their goals.
While idolmaster may focus more on them getting jobs and how they complete it, Skip Beat follows Kyokuo revenge and how she plans to make it to the top.
Either series is very enjoyable
Another colorful and touching anime about girls focused on following their dreams with all their difficulties but improving every day to reach the top in the idol industry.
Both series features young girls who have the dedication and passion to become professional singers. They try to make their names known to the world through their talent and love for singing.
Both series are lighthearted that has comedy, drama, and of course music.
Both series' characters also has cheerful personalities although at times struggles with what they do.
Both are great counterparts to each other. The iDOLM@STER is mainly rooted in telling a sweet story about upcoming idols, while BECK is more focused on telling a dramatic, sometimes heart wrenching tale of the rise of a rock group.
One is fluffy, one is realistic. Both are about music and very entertaining.
Cute girls doing cute things with a vague musical theme. However, both get surprisingly emotional towards the end. They both deal with the growing bonds between the girls, and the melancholy feelings that arise as they begin to drift apart, and the threat of separation looms overhead. They both also have well-animated concert scenes, so if you like j-pop and sakuga, at least watch those.