Ranked #835


Alternative Titles

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
Premiered: Summer 2011
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.801 (scored by 23,462 users)
Ranked: #8352
Popularity: #655
Members: 61,769
Favorites: 892
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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. 
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Anime: K-On!
Both follow a cheerful group of girls that love music and sharing time together.  
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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 
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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. 
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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. 
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Anime: Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season
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. 
reportRecommended by Juissi
Anime: So Ra No Wo To
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. 
reportRecommended by yagamisignum
Anime: Wake Up, Girls! Shichinin no Idol
Both about Idols trying to get popular 
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Anime: Aikatsu!
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. 
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Anime: Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000%
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. 
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Anime: Wake Up, Girls!
Both are about a young idol group rising to stardom. 
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Anime: Lovedol: Lovely Idol
The storylines of both Anime follow a group of girls on their way to becoming popular idols. 
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Anime: Shirobako
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 
reportRecommended by Kouji_Akiyama13
Anime: AKB0048: Next Stage
They're both about idols and music 
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Anime: Kodomo no Omocha
Girls have their dreams. Both Anime deal with the idol buisness. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita.
Both are comedies about a girls becoming idols. Both have similari animation. 
reportRecommended by abystoma2
Anime: SoniAni: Super Sonico The Animation
Both series are slice of life/ music anime

Both shows have the same kind of air about them, thus giving you the same kind of feeling when watching them both 
reportRecommended by Nuzino
Anime: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
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. 
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Anime: Tottoko Hamtarou Movie 1: Ham-Ham Land Daibouken
In both iDOLM@STER and the Hamtaro movies there are many musical interludes featuring female idols dressed like hussies singing cute music and dancing on a stage with lots of dramatic camera angles, except the idols in the Hamtaro movies are hamsters. 
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Anime: Kaleido Star
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. 
reportRecommended by Mau-Kun
Anime: Chance Triangle Session
both anime is about Idols who are trying to be the best. some love and romance going on. CPS is not "crazy" as IM@S but both are about the same topic. 
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Anime: Bakuman.
Teenagers learn how to become successful in the respective publishing and entertainment industries of Japan. 
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Anime: Lemon Angel Project
Both have a group of girls who are becoming famous. 
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Anime: Strike Witches
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. 
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Anime: Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch
They have similar feels, and the characters are generally all idols.  
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Anime: Suite Precure♪
Both of these anime deal with music, so if you are looking for any Anime dealing with music, here you go. 
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Anime: Skip Beat!
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
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Anime: Beck
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.  
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