English: THE IDOLM@STER
Synonyms: The Idolmaster
Jul 8, 2011 to Dec 23, 2011
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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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.
Love Live is essentially Idolmaster without the Producer and with an all schoolgirl cast. But if you enjoyed Love Live you may like Idolmaster
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 series is about idols.
- Have a good musical presentation.
- Idolmaster is more on a bit of drama
- Love Live is much cheerful kind.
-Both anime include idol groups
-Interesting and lovable characters
-In Love Live the girls form the group to save their school whilst in Idolmaster it goes into the routine of idols trying to get into the pro scene.
If you have seen one you would love the other and if you haven't seen either it wouldn't hurt to watch both.
The iDOLM@STER is about become a top idol, same as Love Live! School Idol Project. Both has to become top idol because of certain "conditions". Unlike The iDOLM@STER, Love Live! School Idol Project didn't use Producer, but they start over by themself.
The main thing that these two shows share is that they are about idols who have to deal with some tremendous task in front of them. Obviously, with both shows being about idols, they are both heavily centered around music. Additionally, both shows try to appeal to a much broader audience by using a slice-of-life approach instead of just simply singing & dancing the entire time. The main difference between the two shows, however, is the artwork (since Love Live! arguably has more "moe" appeal) and that in Love Live! the relationships among the main characters are much more fleshed out. But nonetheless, if you enjoyed one, you are certain to enjoy the other.
Idols! Sparkly Dresses! Songs! These are just some things that a idol anime has, and Love Live is no exception. Now Idolmaster has 12+ main characters, while Love Live has only 9, but each anime does have its share of character backstory. Love Live is slightly better with character development, while there tends to be too much Idols in the anime version of Idolmaster. While each anime has a game to go with it, the Love Live SIF game tends to be more popular.
Honestly, the Love Live! Movie is better in comparison to the Idolmaster movies, but the Idolmaster season 1 is better than season 1 of Love Live. While both series have equal qualities, the Love Live series is more popular than the Idolmaster series.
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.
Dreams are achieved through hardwork, supporting one and another when the going gets tough, and having a clear mindset on what your true goals are. Both series urges people to dream big but 'The iDOLM@STER' places realistic struggles and teamwork at the center of attention, it stayed true to its aspiration which is projected to the audience as planned.
'AKB0048' went for the unorthodox approach by bringing casual politics into the mix but still put a smile on our faces with their performances.
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.
•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.
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.
From a general perspective, both shows are musically-themed anime that integrate a heavy slice-of-life approach. Because of this, both shows are very easy to follow as there is no complicated plotline or terminology present. Also, in both shows, there is plenty of music that is sprinkled throughout the plot. Finally, both shows also have a cast that is supermajority female (if you took out the Producer in The iDOLM@STER, they'd be all female). If you liked either show you will definitely like the other.
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 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.
Both are slice of life/ drama which really pick up pace towards the end
They show a group of girls in a working environment of a smaller company that is trying to be more popular. Episodes are structured the same way where it's mostly episodic with a few arcs.
Some episodes are designed to make you laugh, some are more touching and will make you sad and some are just adorable! Fans of Hanasaku Iroha who don't mind idol shows should definitely check out The IdolM@ster and fans of IdolM@ster that want to watch a show similar to it not necessarily about idols should check out Hanasaku Iroha
Both are about a young idol group rising to stardom.
Young girls working hard to become pro idols with the help of their producer/manager. The difference being idolm@ster starts with the girls as idols while WUG first shows us how the group was formed, and WUG seems to have a bit more drama. Both touch on the competitiveness of the idol industry.
Different from school idols like Love Live, IM@S and WUG are about real, professional idols and the competition in the entertainment industry. The girls in both series are determined, tough, hard-working and cute. Both agencies, 765 production and Green Leaves are tiny studios with little money and plain offices, and both of them have a strong and rich rival: 961 Production and I-1 club. The stage performance of IM@S is perfect while that of WUG is a bit rough. However the soundtrack of WUG is impressive, that's enough for an idol anime.
both by the same anime studio, fluffy story line. Idolmaster is more of "over the top" kind of anime thats talk about the company. SoRaNoWoTo is more darker and intense that has wars. but both have cute girls.
I don't know if it is just me... some of the characters from iDOLM@STER look like the heroines from Sora no Woto
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.
Love Live! and The iDOLM@STER both have idols with the purpose of reaching their goals, mostly becoming the #1 most famous idols in the entertainment business; have a lot of Slice Of Life elements with comedy and music sprinkled on top of them and have origin stories behind some (if not all) of the characters present in the animes.
Only difference between The iDOLM@STER and Love Live! is the fact that the former is based on the namesake video game series only released in Japan, while the latter is a multimedia project with Sunrise and Lantis.
Both animes are about an idol group trying to reach their goal to become the Top Idol. Not only by working hard, but also by having fun together, getting along together and by uniting each person in the group to overcome the troubles ahead. Also both animes gives us some great musics/songs and dances to enjoy.
The storylines of both Anime follow a group of girls on their way to becoming popular idols.
Both series focuses on a group of young girls/idols striving to make a name in the music industry.
Both series has a main protagonist/producer who helps them achieve their dream.s
Both series' idols each has their own styles and personalities.
Both series has music as a major theme.
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.
For a start they are both about idols who are trying their best to become some of the top. They also both portray the fact that they need to work to get the way the want to be. Like I have mention in some of my other recommendations for Aikatsu, Aikatsu is much more futuristic compare to some of the other idol anime with all the technology they use to change clothes...and so on but still I think that these are both quite good. (Also Aikatsu can be seen as slightly more childish compare to anime like The Idolm@ster)
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.
They both, while executing it in very different ways, use the pretense of music for deep character development. They also have a similar style of comedy, although in comparison, The iDOLM@STER is a bit toned down. Also they give compelling stories that use music as a catalyst to give these characters meaning.
first, both are colorful... really...
both shares the exact real live story about producing (idols/anime), not some slice-of-life that ended with fanservice story or romance story, but these two are the real story about real life
both shares the effort of being Producer, and how to step up from the very ver beginner
as you should know, iDOLM@STER starts their idoling from beginner idols which is not-so coordinated each other to become Top Idols
same for Shirobako, actually staff here are really beginner and as the series progress, they work harder as hard as they can, until they make a real great anime
in both, we could learn anything about (idols in iDOLM@STER, and animation in Shirobako)
and, this might not really, but... in both, we have Matsuoka Yoshitsugu's role as a great boy who're talented and nice read more
Series with enormous casts and so much moe that people complain about it when they should actually be thankful it isn't another school comedy.
Teenagers learn how to become successful in the respective publishing and entertainment industries of Japan.
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.
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