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12-24-11, 7:38 PM

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After seeing all the HINTS they laid down at the end of this episode,
if there is NO season 2............I'm going over to Japan and giving somebody a thorough BEAT-DOWN!!!
(Even though I'm truly a pacifist at heart.......)
Too Much ANIME......Not enough LIFETIME!!!!!!
 
12-24-11, 8:48 PM

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SEASON 2 NOW?! 0o0 PLEASE?! PLEASEEEEEEEE?!

:( I'm kinda disappointed that I didn't get to see a whole lot of Hibiki, she's still my favorite idol...
We saw A LOT of her during the performances, so I'm more than happy right now. :3


^_^''' I actually meant more in-depth like Haruka, Miki and Chihaya...
Actually, I want ALL of the characters to be more in-depth like these three.
"Aiming for the mark takes precision, balance, and patience."

....Screw that, let's shoot the damn thing!
 
12-24-11, 9:58 PM

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Overall it was a great show and I will miss it just as much as I miss Clannad and Angel Beats.

Though I was kind of disappointed that Yukiho didn't get more screentime in this show since she is my favorite idol.

Either way, i'm happy she at least got some love in episode 22 with her birthday and episode 23 with little match girl before the show ended.

So overall I give this final episode a 5/5
 
12-25-11, 2:14 AM

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Great way to end an anime series, this is the first slice of life anime that i've watched that actually makes sense throughout the entire show. Loved it from start to finish!

Depending on your music tastes, I think most of the Idolmaster songs that are featured as insert songs in each episode are excellent as they can get catchy very quickly when watching the anime.

On a side note, listening to メリー (Merry) and Kimi wa Melody helps wrap up the christmas and new year IDOLM@STER style.

Well done A-1 Pictures, can't wait for a sequel!
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12-25-11, 5:37 AM

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Wow finally we get to see their concert, and this show is really great man. Didnt bore me in the least, i cried and i laughed, really enjoyable. Hoping for a second season or some OVA. Also feel i had to say it again, ITS GREAT.
 
12-25-11, 6:04 AM

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SoraLover1994 said:
destructo22 said:
SoraLover1994 said:
SEASON 2 NOW?! 0o0 PLEASE?! PLEASEEEEEEEE?!

:( I'm kinda disappointed that I didn't get to see a whole lot of Hibiki, she's still my favorite idol...
We saw A LOT of her during the performances, so I'm more than happy right now. :3


^_^''' I actually meant more in-depth like Haruka, Miki and Chihaya...
Actually, I want ALL of the characters to be more in-depth like these three.
Ah, well then yeah lol. But those 3 are like the three top main characters, so it's to be expected.
 
12-25-11, 6:20 AM

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Pretty sure there would be a 2nd season, considering all the hints at the end of the episode



MOAR IDOLM@STER!! :D
 
12-25-11, 12:19 PM

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All I can say is that thanks to this great show I officialy became an Idolm@ster fan after I saw the first three episodes.

Of course I would have loved to see an episode focused on Yayoi and her kawaii cooking show, in fact I would have loved to see an episode of her as an idol more than focused on her personal life.

ABOUT THE EPISODE it was awesome to see the girls together again as a team and to listen them in their Ready-Change Special edition, my favorite part was the flashbacks and the scene of the tree in Itsumademo, Dokomademo, it was a beautiful part, BTW looks like Ritsuko can learn coreographies as fast as Miki, since she knew she was going to appear in the last moment.

The ending suggested that there may me a second season cause all that is not enough to be focused in a singoe OVA, I also think that the part with Ai, Eri and Ryo in the interview at a restaurant just as the show started with 765 suggests that at least we can expect an spin-off series focused on 876, anyway it's sure that this is not the end of IM@S in the anime insudtry.
 
12-25-11, 7:03 PM

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What a great episode. The final scene, though a bit cliched, is the best possible way to mark the end of the series. Now give me my Season Two please.

Also, is it me or did the rating for the whole series bumped up to a 7.77 from 7.2 or something like that overnight?
 
12-26-11, 12:19 AM

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Great anime. I llaugh when they got scammed my president Kuroi.

Haruka has shown some liking to producer san ang Miki sensing that is already
in defense mode against her.
 
12-26-11, 1:02 PM

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Great way to finish the series; a huge concert with everyone present! Thankfully Haruka gave the wallet as a discharge present in the end. Miki was all jealous and suspected her from trying to take "Honey" from her! xD

A season two is nearly inevitable with the success this series has and I must say I wouldn't mind one at all! 8/10.
 
12-26-11, 5:11 PM

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That fucking glorious stream, man Kuroi is such a troll.
 
12-26-11, 11:39 PM

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good show
8/10 for that
i enjoyed watching this show
 
12-27-11, 12:29 AM

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Entertaining, but I don't really see a second season happening... Unless they make a story where Project Fairy happens, or maybe the up and coming idols make more of an appearance to the series.... I really only see specials and small OVAs in the future. Oh well.






Still though, I knew there was SOMETHING I liked about Takane from the very start. I sensed her love of Ramen...
 
12-27-11, 4:31 PM

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Started this show knowing nothing about Idolm@ster and had low expectations. But well, here I am on the last episode, surprised at how good this anime turned out to be. Definitely not perfect, but it's one of the best damn shows I've seen in a while.
 
12-27-11, 11:27 PM

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Started this show knowing nothing about Idolm@ster and had low expectations. But well, here I am on the last episode, surprised at how good this anime turned out to be. Definitely not perfect, but it's one of the best damn shows I've seen in a while.

This.
 
12-28-11, 5:11 AM

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Oh wow, Haruka is starting to develop feelings for broducer too.

Go Haruka!
 
12-28-11, 6:13 AM

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Oh wow, Haruka is starting to develop feelings for broducer too.


Corection, "Everyone" is starting to develop feelings for BRODUCER~~~

It's just not showed, since in the end the main characters for this series are just Chihaya, Miki and Haruka. The others are pushed to the background. This is the only thing that irks me from this anime.


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12-28-11, 7:00 AM

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This was a nice wrap up for a really nice show. I really enjoyed it from the beginning to the end and it's gonna be weird considering that I can't watch this weekly anymore.
I liked how they let everyone come together after all in these last two episodes. Seeing that Haruka was blushing when Miki was saying that Haruka wasn't allowed to get Producer-san for herself was nice. Also the last part with the evil Kuroi-saichou was hilarious, it was to be expected that it turned out like this. Nice that we got to see Ai, Ryou and Eri for once again (and last) and also the guys of Jupiter (but they also had some screentime last episode). Just like someone said at page 1, there's room for a sequel-like series, and I wouldn't mind that.
What I don't get though is where the units that we saw during the opening animation from Change!!! every week for the past three months have gone to?

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It's just not showed, since in the end the main characters for this series are just Chihaya, Miki and Haruka. The others are pushed to the background. This is the only thing that irks me from this anime.
Agreed. The other characters had too less screentime, the one that got the most less screen time was absolutely Yukiho. The 2nd episode (if I'm right) featured her as a sort of main character, but since then I've almost heard nothing from her. Also Azusa and Iori had almost no screen time, while most of the others had a episode especially for them in the 2nd half.
 
12-28-11, 9:29 AM

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I decided to watch this anime, because I heard a lot about the game. I didn't expect myself to fall in love with every characters in this show, and their songs as well.
Honestly I was kind of hoping for a full blown concert episode that will over shadow ep 13 (which I have re-watched countless time). However, I was quite content with what I was shown. It was quite heartwarming and motivational to see all the idols coming to together in the end. Sacrificing their own potential opportunities so they could all reach their dream together.

I'm pretty happy with the way this anime has turned out. The story it's not too overly dramatized. I feel that it has done a good job introducing us the lifestyles and backgrounds of each idol, while not stirring too far away from the core theme of the show, "'what makes an idol".

I think one of the reasons that keeps me watching Idolm@ster anime, is simply to see various characters of different personalities interacting with each other, supporting each other and trying to understand each other. Overall, it has been a very enjoyable show for me. I wish I own a PS3 so I can play the game...

p.s. Oh I wish there was an episode dedicated to Kotori.
 
12-29-11, 12:53 PM

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Nice to see all the idols back together again after being separated alot due to jobs. Kuroi trolled them again. Made me lol a bit.

10/10
 
12-31-11, 2:59 PM

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The animation of the concert is so gorgeous that I have plenty to take screenshots for. I'm now satisfied with the ending but if it has season 2 or an OVA, I would love it. It's underrated in MAL :( I'm really gonna miss this anime. It was a fun ride.

9/10 for me.
 
12-31-11, 3:25 PM

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kaimax said:
It's just not showed, since in the end the main characters for this series are just Chihaya, Miki and Haruka. The others are pushed to the background. This is the only thing that irks me from this anime.
Agreed. The other characters had too less screentime, the one that got the most less screen time was absolutely Yukiho. The 2nd episode (if I'm right) featured her as a sort of main character, but since then I've almost heard nothing from her. Also Azusa and Iori had almost no screen time, while most of the others had a episode especially for them in the 2nd half.
Azusa and Iori got their episodes just as everyone else did. In fact, you'd say Iori had too much screentime during the middle of the anime after Ryuuguu Komachi was created (she's more or less the leader of the trio) since there were several Ryuuguu-centered episodes.

Aside from Yukiho, everyone else got more or less the same amount of spotlight. You have to remember Haruka, Miki and Chihaya are literally the main faces of iM@S. As you can see from her storyline Haruka is pretty much the one the group is anchored around, and both Miki and Chihaya are popular among fans.

 
12-31-11, 3:54 PM

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@Leon-Gun
I know I know, it was just so long ago and actually I expected at the beginning of the show in July that most characters would have multiple episodes featuring them as some kind of main character, but that was not the case with many of them. I just don't like that I almost only got to see Haruka, Chihaya and Miki at all last episodes. Of course there were some little scenes here and there with some other idols, but in my opinion there wasn't enough of it.
It's just annoying and not fair that not all idols get equal screen time, if I'd have to say it like that. If only they did some OVA's to go deeper in some personalities of the idols that didn't have much attention.

(And this is my first message in 2012, it's 0:52AM right now here.)
 
01-01-12, 5:32 AM

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I knew Jupiter was always a bunch of great guys.
They need a spin off show right now.
 
01-03-12, 7:39 AM

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Chief spent all their money and now they're bums on the street.
Baddo Endo.
 
01-03-12, 12:38 PM

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The animation of the concert is so gorgeous that I have plenty to take screenshots for. I'm now satisfied with the ending but if it has season 2 or an OVA, I would love it. It's underrated in MAL :( I'm really gonna miss this anime. It was a fun ride.

9/10 for me.
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01-03-12, 3:13 PM

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@Leon-Gun
I know I know, it was just so long ago and actually I expected at the beginning of the show in July that most characters would have multiple episodes featuring them as some kind of main character, but that was not the case with many of them. I just don't like that I almost only got to see Haruka, Chihaya and Miki at all last episodes. Of course there were some little scenes here and there with some other idols, but in my opinion there wasn't enough of it.
It's just annoying and not fair that not all idols get equal screen time, if I'd have to say it like that. If only they did some OVA's to go deeper in some personalities of the idols that didn't have much attention.

(And this is my first message in 2012, it's 0:52AM right now here.)
Idol-specific OVA's wouldn't be a bad idea and I share your frustration with a few characters who didn't got a lot of cover. In the case of Yukiho the fact no one remembers she had her own episode is because the episode was actually one of the first (it's the one where they have their very first event). After that she got a few skits but she suddenly is pretty much ignored until the insert of Little Match girl at the very end of the season (which was completely eclipsed by Haruka's emotional outburst).

To tell the truth I wouldn't have a lot of frustration if Miki's arc and "emotional growth" wasn't all anchored around a me-me-me and "I want Honey to praise me" attitude. As the third "main character" she was too much of a contrast to Chihaya and Haruka and their pretty much perfect teamwork.

 
01-08-12, 6:26 PM

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Not enough Iori. That`s all.
 
01-18-12, 12:49 PM

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02-08-12, 12:40 PM

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Oh wow.

Great series. 8/10 because it's not exactly consistent with its plausibility (occasionally going overboard for the sake of comedy) and because I'd like to see more character focus for some characters (such as Yukiho and Hibiki), but overall, the characters that were focused on were good choices. I didn't know beforehand that Haruka, Chihaya, and Miki would be the main main characters. I'll think about whether to up this to a 9/10.

Was expecting nothing higher than a 6 at the beginning; I just thought this would be a silly slice-of-life show merely consisting of cute girls doing cute things and looking cute (and occasionally sexualized) in the process. Instead, I got a number of heartwarming stories about a set of characters who just happened to be young women aiming to succeed at idols. And I even cried.

I was actually surprised Haruka could get drama--she was always the perpetually happy encouragement for the team. But the writers got her some drama too--and did it very well.

Very surprised that the series actually made me cry. It made me think about the characters, it made me feel their emotions, and thoroughly entertained me.

The series scripting, direction, scenery, artwork details, etc. were all done very well. I liked all those times when little visual details hinted at things to come.

I was NOT expecting a mashup of READY and CHANGE, but that makes a lot of sense considering that they have the same tempo and key (E-flat major). That was pretty awesome. The music overall was pretty awesome, though not as overwhelmingly awesome as I would have expected from a series about pop idols. However, it did introduce me to a number of great and catchy songs, including Aoi Tori, Yakusoku, and Inferno. The two opening themes are also pretty awesomely catchy. Smoky Thrill is annoyingly catchy too.

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MY BODY WASN'T LADY.


LOL

mrghost_00 said:
Also, is it me or did the rating for the whole series bumped up to a 7.77 from 7.2 or something like that overnight?


Probably a lot of people only rate the series after they've finished it. I know I do that.

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I knew they were in trouble when the company name was involved. "Blackwell" has "black" in it. You know what that means.

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I'm pretty happy with the way this anime has turned out. The story it's not too overly dramatized. I feel that it has done a good job introducing us the lifestyles and backgrounds of each idol, while not stirring too far away from the core theme of the show, "'what makes an idol".

I think one of the reasons that keeps me watching Idolm@ster anime, is simply to see various characters of different personalities interacting with each other, supporting each other and trying to understand each other.


I love their character interactions.

I think the balance between comfort and drama was generally well done.
 
02-10-12, 9:54 AM

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aww just finished it and gotta say this anime is pretty good, its been awhile since i feel sad finishing an anime if u know what i mean xD

Loved the ending and glad that they actually show us each and every one of the idol's background story

10/10!!!
 
03-01-12, 5:22 PM

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This was a great series, glad I decided to watch it.

i dont even know
 
03-06-12, 9:18 PM

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Didn't play the games. But does Hibiki and the twins have anything for them? Everyone else got their spotlight. Show was alrite but I want to see more. Love Yayoi though omg so cute-


 
03-27-12, 12:19 AM

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765 Pro, FIGHT !!!

Wow, this series really surprise me! Really enjoyable from the first until the last episode.

Haruka and Chihaya are my favorites.

8/10 overall
 
04-08-12, 10:11 PM

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Idolm@ster was so amazing, I enjoyed every bit of it but like some of you guys said there are some hints to another season, but anyhow I have fallen in love with this anime so much, I could watch it all day and I would be fine and not care what episode >.< 10/10
 
04-10-12, 5:11 AM

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Really great show!! I'm so glad they ended with a live; and the PV kinda thing was so amazing zsuhfs
 
04-11-12, 1:38 PM

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I'm gonna guess that there will a new iDOLM@STER down the line with the new Cinderella Girls. They already have CDs coming out soon and drama CDs too. It's only a matter of time, I think. :D
 
05-02-12, 12:11 AM

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well.
is it just me?
but i think the dance for Ready! and change! is totally disorganized,,
only show the good side of each character.
in comparison with that in episode 13 when they danced for Restart!!
 
05-24-12, 4:10 PM

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Miki <3
 
06-18-12, 3:37 PM

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Loved this series. I was totally surprised that I enjoyed it so much.

The first half I thought it would just be a typical slice of life moe show ( Which I love ). Second half things started getting serious and even made me cry O_O.

OVerall this show is so underrated. I seriously hope it gets a second season where they focus more on the other girls and not just Chihaya, Miki and Haruka. Need more Hibiki!

10/10 from me. Loved it.
 
06-20-12, 5:16 AM

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needs second season.. We barely know anything about most of the girls..

But anyway, it was a very enjoyable show.. no regrets watching it..
 
06-21-12, 4:47 PM

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Ahh... finished it in 3 days... Honestly, when I picked it I expected something like K-On. What I got... is ef-like show with GREAT songs in it (Promise and Heart of the Marionette stuck in my head).

I'd like OVAs or even more 2nd season. And yeah, I'd love too a little more focus on other girls.

Too bad I don't own XBox... I want to play a game right now >.<
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Today's headline: You should watch a prequel made after the original first, because the original spoils it.

In other news, gravity is just a theory.
 
06-30-12, 2:43 PM

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You can import the Ps3 version lol. ^
 
07-09-12, 10:17 PM
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Great series tbh and I enjoyed this way more than K-On!

Hoping for a season II with the producer and the idols especially Miki, Makoto, and Tabane :>

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08-11-12, 5:58 AM

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Well, this series has been really good. The last episode really show how they've gone a long way as idols.

Oh, and the producer did get the wallet from Haruka after all =D
 
08-16-12, 12:30 PM

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Damn, I miss this anime.

I love this series so much that I never deleted my copy so I can watch all over again.

Even though Shiny Festa OVA's is on its ways, I still wan a 2nd season.
 
08-24-12, 12:37 AM

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I finished this show within 3 days O.o

Holy crap what a ride it is... 8/10.
 
10-18-12, 5:05 PM

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This Show was so awesome I really enjoyed the Concert at the end I now want to play Idolm@ster on PS3 9/10
 
11-13-12, 9:52 PM

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9/10. Hibiki you my girl!
 
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