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: 7.841 (scored by 13817 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.
Both follow a cheerful group of girls that love music and sharing time together. Both have lots of on-stage performances which give chills down your spine. You'll watch these girls grow and learn together, while learning a little bit about the simplicity of happiness in life yourself -- that is, spending downtime with a family of friends who love and support each other.
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 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 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 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.