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Poll: The iDOLM@STER Episode 20 Discussion

Dec 26, 2011 1:32 AM

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good episode indeed
Dec 26, 2011 4:23 AM

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The moment Chihaya sang... damnit I couldn't control it.

Dec 26, 2011 12:45 PM

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Wow, when Chihaya started singing, a shiver went through my spine. Absolutely beautiful.
Dec 26, 2011 8:48 PM

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It's almost the 28th! That day can't come faster enough.
Dec 27, 2011 11:54 PM

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The full version is finally here, and it's 7 minutes of beautiful music.

Well, time to stop looping the TV version and start looping this one.
Jan 10, 2012 1:05 PM

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It's raining... ;_;
Jan 24, 2012 4:19 AM

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this poll is godly
Jan 27, 2012 2:33 AM

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Such a powerful, touching moment...until "THANK YOU FOR SMILE". Killed it.
Jan 27, 2012 6:26 AM

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Things were very difficult to Chihaya, but it was good that all other girls help
Jan 27, 2012 9:42 AM

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Everyone's cryin, everyone's screamin, everyone's sad.
The most saddest episode in this series. EVER.

I fell in love to this ending song.
So beautiful!
Jan 28, 2012 3:07 PM

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I actually started to cry when Chihaya started singing... Such a great episode.
Feb 4, 2012 11:10 AM

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5/5 - 198 votes 96.59%
4/5 - 3 votes 1.45%
3/5 - 2 votes 0.98%
2/5 - 1 vote 0.49%
1/5 - 1 vote 0.49%



...hoooooooooooly crap. When she sings, the clouds are parted and the sun shines brightly upon us all. That not just angelic, it's godly.

Why is this series so good?

and...*sob*...why didn't they write one more first phrase on each verse of that ending song...*sob*...them silly idiots...*sob*...

I saw this episode last night and I still have tears in my eyes.

RobUsaB said:
Well, damn, I didn't expect IdolM@STER to make me cry.

I didn't either, but episode 7 already did that.

Then comes episode 20...

Mau-Kun said:
I knew this episode would make me cry, but I didn't expect this much, I LOVED IT!!!


I knew shit was going to hit the fan, and it was only a question of how hard. It it the fan hard. And the dramatic recovery was...absolutely glorious to behold.

Tears were shed for this episode. The music here is just...beautiful.

Arsonal said:
[avatar: young Chihaya]

@ Arsonal: now I know why your avatar is so meaningful.

RandomStuff said:
Problem was the beginning was slow and a lot different from what its become. Many people simply rated it low and left the series before it got better, hence a lot of low scores are stuck in there that probably won't be changed unless people hear it being talked about and decide to give it a second chance.

I'll keep this in mind. I'll rate it high; this series has delivered far more than I expected of it.

togeyanagi said:
Goose bumps when Chihaya opened her voice, her singing is really beautiful


Mormegil said:
Yeah, not gonna lie. I cried a little.

Only a little? :P
Modified by GlennMagusHarvey, Feb 5, 2012 6:48 PM
Feb 4, 2012 1:50 PM

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I knew you were gonna love it. Last 4 eps, you're almost there!
Feb 6, 2012 7:55 PM

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grr 199th to vote 5/5 xD

this was such an amazing episode. all of them are :')
Feb 17, 2012 10:48 PM

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bawled my manly tears... great ep
Mar 4, 2012 7:31 PM

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reminds me of nagisa's arc. I want to see more of Chihaya this seems rushed or something. But I don't mind seeing more of Yayoi!

Mar 21, 2012 9:31 AM

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manly tears... why did u come out...

great ep! love it~
Mar 29, 2012 10:48 PM

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It's been a while that I let a tears drop from watching anime. Glad I decided to pick Idolm@ster.

208th 5/5
Apr 11, 2012 8:59 PM

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Wow, this ep was sooo good. 5/5 for sure. After Haruka ran onto the stage... ;_;
This show is definitely underrated.

Jun 17, 2012 9:31 AM

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Wow I havn't seen so many 5/5 in awhile.

I admit, I havn't cried so hard since Clannad After Story.

Jun 17, 2012 9:54 AM

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for me IM@S EP 20 is the MOST touching scene in any anime ever.
Jun 20, 2012 2:26 AM

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The best episode I saw in this series.. Cried.. *sniff*.
Jun 21, 2012 12:46 PM

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Let's go kill 961 pro now.
Jun 21, 2012 11:16 PM

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Did not expect to be crying like a little bitch when I started this.
Jul 9, 2012 7:53 PM
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Way to go Chihaya, overcoming the odds.
Aug 10, 2012 6:52 AM

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The Yakusoku performance almost brought tears into my eyes. Just way too beautiful. Great to see Chihaya overcoming her trauma.
Sep 4, 2012 9:39 AM

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Haruka is such a nice girl, wish I had a friend like her. And whole episode was just perfect, made me cry like everyone else.
Sep 12, 2012 9:21 PM

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In everyone's darkest hours, we all wish we had a friend like Haruka. :)
Sep 28, 2012 5:20 AM

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250th Vote for 5/5.

This episode took a few hours, a re-watch, and a critical de-construction with resident Chihayafag, Don_Don_Kun to sink in. Truly a SSSSS-rank (how many Ss did Nanoha franchise use?) episode. I have not encountered something this moving in a very long time.
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Oct 6, 2012 6:57 PM

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Best episode really beautiful ending song there at the end and when Chihaya start sing wow 5/5
Oct 21, 2012 1:38 AM

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Chihaya wasn't much of a character until this episode.. sadly I felt annoyed with her most of the time.
When her past came out during this episode I couldn't help feeling so much, I shed so many tears seeing her as a little girl, and that f***ing shoe! oh my god! I'm sniffling just thinking about it at her feet on the stage, and they all appear to sing around her and .. it's so wonderful!

Nov 29, 2012 3:59 PM

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Very nice episode, I'm glad Chihaya can smile and sing again since she is one of my favourite idols.
Her voice is just too beautiful, it was such a heartwarming moment when she started to sing <3 That moment made such a big impact, one of the best scenes of anime I know :)
Modified by RiukixD, Nov 29, 2012 4:15 PM
Jan 11, 2013 5:13 AM

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Damn, I almost cried. So much feels.

Jan 14, 2013 2:51 PM

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Pretty powerful episode, I must say. One of the best so far. Good character development for both Chihaya and Haruka. Promise was also a really nice song.

That fucking Kuroi. Judging from the preview he is up to something again. I hope he dies in a fucking fire.
I'm happy though that the guys from Jupiter aren't really all that bad. They are starting to know how insane Kuroi really is. I have a feeling they might quit, I hope they do so.
Jan 18, 2013 11:46 PM

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Chihaya isn't really my favorite idol, but this episode is one of the best episodes I've watched. She sang really well in that episode. 5/5
Jan 29, 2013 9:09 AM

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yep, chihaya isnt my favorite idol either, but this ep is difinitely my favorite ep

and lol everything 961 did made 765 shine even brighter than ever
Modified by flame_tiong, Jan 30, 2013 5:28 AM
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Feb 11, 2013 5:37 AM

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Fvck my emotion T_T

Apr 10, 2013 8:58 AM

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this episode was absoluty beautiful, god, THAT SONG!!! <3
Jun 16, 2013 8:12 PM

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I must say that song was pretty beast and so far my favourite of the series.
Jul 18, 2013 7:21 PM

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Wow, that was amazing.
Best episode by far.
Even teared up.
Sep 23, 2013 4:48 PM

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Best episode of these series, probably. Pretty amazing how far this anime can go if it really tried. It was so well done I almost cried. I think this just raised my overall score for Idolm@ster by 2 points, which is a lot in my terms of raiting.

Beautiful, just beautiful. 5/5.

Also, my Yuri goggles were going haywire with Chihaya x Haru OTP, so bonus points for that! 6/5.
Sep 27, 2013 8:37 PM

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Well shit, every time I have to watch this series I always skip to this episode and see this.

Otakezz said:
One of the best ending songs ive heard in this series, or maybe the best. :D
great ep very emotional

especially this part, its the best:

That send chills down my spine as she began to sing.

EDIT: Dammit I cried again ;_;
Modified by Jaeger07, Sep 27, 2013 8:47 PM

Nov 23, 2013 6:33 AM

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Looking at all these comments, I almost feel inhuman for not even thinking about the notion of crying during the whole episode. At first I was a tad bit disappointed that they muffled over some details in the episode (how the hell was an 8 year old expected to magically save her brother from the force of a car? This isn't edward cullen bull****...) but then I realized that all of these stories are done in single episodes, so I think they did a great job with the drama.

IMO, the ending could have had much more impact if Chihaya didn't just sing two sentences.

4/5. Gomenasai! Sorry to combo-break again.

PS: I feel slightly annoyed at the fact that the fore-shadowing events before this episode only accomplished the "removal" Chihaya from a scene.
PS.S: Isn't it slightly off-putting to be carrying such a freaking large phone in your pocket? I realize that it was meant to convey her sense of anti-sociality, but... nevermind.
Dec 11, 2013 11:12 AM

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Those unnaturally large tears at the end were very distracting.
Dec 11, 2013 7:46 PM

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Loved it

Jan 10, 2014 8:49 PM

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Damn amazing episode, Chihaya is the spotlight in this. Those moments of her brother in an accident... pretty hard for her. But Haruka manage to cheer her up on the feelings of smiling and her brother. That was a beautiful song at the end for Chihaya.

Mar 2, 2014 8:51 PM

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I don't think any words of praise can do this episode or the emotions I felt watching this justice. I don't exactly have nerves of steel, but usually anime only makes my eyes water up at best. This is the first time in at least 5 months that I've actually felt tears flowing down my face and unable to say a word without giving in completely and bawling.

This was more than just a tearjerker. Chihaya had only continued singing as a means of atonement because she felt guilty for Yuu's death. She wasn't putting her heart and soul into it before, and it was her duty instead of her dream. Being faced with everything on stage, however, and seeing how she was supported by the others, she finally was able to shine and put her heart into melody for the first time since she sang for her brother. Maybe even more so than ever before. The moment Chihaya began to sing was just so incredible, I could feel her raw emotions being put into it, both her body and soul were speaking volumes through that moment.

Also a shout-out to Haruka, she's always been by Chihaya's side throughout this series and played a fundamental role in bringing Chihaya back. I think no one else would have been able to do it, and when she rushed on stage for Chihaya just proves that she's the one who's been looking out for Chihaya the most.

A truly masterful episode, I just wish I hadn't been given expectations of an emotional episode beforehand. I'm sure it would have left an even greater impact then. Still, beautiful nevertheless.
Modified by Ratohnhaketon, Mar 2, 2014 9:00 PM
Mar 16, 2014 6:02 PM

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Oh damn this episode was touching! The depressive atmosphere with that lovely ending was just amazing! Didn't thought this show would contain such a part but man was it good!
Mar 29, 2014 3:07 AM

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Wow amazing episode O__O Definitely my favorite so far.
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Apr 18, 2014 2:22 AM

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I just come back from feels trip T_T
ED.. That was just... so touching

Chihaya!! I'll look forward for you new "smiles" :)
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