What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Idolmaster
Japanese: アイドルマスター
More titles


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2011 to Dec 23, 2011
Premiered: Summer 2011
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:25 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Game
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama
Themes: Idols (Female)Idols (Female), MusicMusic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.601 (scored by 5443254,432 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15082
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1519
Members: 153,917
Favorites: 1,678

Available At


Streaming Platforms

May be unavailable in your region.
Ranked #1508Popularity #1519Members 153,917
Add to My List
Episodes: /25


765 Production Studio manages the unique talents of 13 professional idols as they slowly make their way to the top and become country-wide celebrities. But the girls' journey is far from just fun and games: hard work, sweat, and tears are some of the prerequisites needed to flourish in this industry—and for 765 Pro in particular, a watchful eye out for their rival, the infamous 961 Production.

As the girls' fame grows, however, their time together as a family diminishes, and now the very popularity they sought is threatening to tear them apart. A difficult balance of work and bonding must be achieved, or they risk everyone going their separate ways. The personal and professional ordeals of these idols can not be conquered alone, but with each other's loving support, any obstacle or hardship can be overcome!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors



Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: "READY!!" by 765PRO ALLSTARS (eps 2-12)
2: "CHANGE!!!!" by 765PRO ALLSTARS (eps 14-19, 21-23, 25)

Ending Theme

20: cont. (Asami Imai & Eriko Nakamura & Akiko Hasegawa & Mayako Nigo & Azumi Asakura & Hiromi Hirata & Asami Shimoda & Rie Kugimiya & Chiaki Takahashi & Yumi Hara & Manami Numakura) (ep 20)
1: "The world is all one!!" by 765PRO ALLSTARS (eps 1)
2: "Positive! (ポジティブ!)" by Iori Minase & Yayoi Takatsuki (Rie Kugimiya & Mayako Nigo) (eps 2)
3: "First Stage" by Yukiho Hagiwara & Makoto Kikuchi (Azumi Asakura & Hiromi Hirata) (eps 3)
4: "Aoi Tori (蒼い鳥)" by Chihaya Kisaragi (Asami Imai) (eps 4)
5: "MOONY" by Chihaya Kisaragi & Azusa Miura & Makoto Kikuchi & Miki Hoshii & Hibiki Ganaha & Ritsuko Akizuki (Asami Imai & Chiaki Takahashi & Hiromi Hirata & Akiko Hasegawa & Manami Numakura & Naomi Wakabayashi) (eps 5)
6: "THE IDOLM@STER" by 765PRO ALLSTARS (eps 6)
7: "Ohayou!! Asagohan (おはよう!! 朝ご飯)" by Yayoi Takatsuki (Mayako Nigo) (eps 7)
8: "Hanikami! First Bite (ハニカミ! ファーストバイト)" by Ryuuguu Komachi (Iori Minase & Azusa Miura & Ami Futami) (Rie Kugimiya & Chiaki Takahashi & Asami Shimoda) (eps 8)
9: "Reimei Starline (黎明スターライン)" by Ami Futami & Mami Futami (Asami Shimoda) (eps 9)
10: "GO MY WAY!!" by 765PRO ALLSTARS & 876PRO ALLSTARS (eps 10)
11: "START!!" by Haruka Amami (Eriko Nakamura) (eps 11)
12: "Shocking na Kare! (ショッキングな彼!)" by Miki Hoshii (Akiko Hasegawa) (eps 12)
13: "i" by 765PRO ALLSTARS (eps 13)
14: "Colorful Days" by Haruka Amami & Miki Hoshii & Chihaya Kisaragi & Ami Futami & Mami Futami & Takane Shijou & Hibiki Ganaha (Eriko Nakamura & Akiko Hasegawa & Asami Imai & Asami Shimoda & Yumi Hara & Manami Numakura) (eps 14)
15: "MEGARE!" by 765PRO ALLSTARS (eps 15)
16: "Brand New Day!" by Hibiki Ganaha (Manami Numakura) (eps 16)
17: "Cheering Letter (チアリングレター)" by Makoto Kikuchi (Hiromi Hirata) (eps 17)
18: "Mahou wo Kakete! (魔法をかけて!)" by Ritsuko Akizuki (Naomi Wakabayashi) (eps 18)
19: "Kazahana (風花)" by Takane Shijou (Yumi Hara) (eps 19)
20: "Yakusoku (約束)" by Chihaya Kisaragi & Haruka Amami & Miki Hoshii & Yayoi Takatsuki & Yukiho Hagiwara & Makoto Kikuchi & Ami Futami & Mami Futami & Iori Minase & Azusa Miura & Takane Shijou & Hibiki Ganaha (eps 20)
21: "Sora (空)" by Kotori Otonashi (Juri Takita) (eps 21)
22: "Happy Christmas" by Haruka Amami & Chihaya Kisaragi & Ami Futami & Mami Futami & Azusa Miura & Takane Shijou & Hibiki Ganaha (Eriko Nakamura & Asami Imai & Asami Shimoda & Chiaki Takahashi & Yumi Hara & Manami Numakura) (eps 22)
23: "Mitsumete (見つめて) (instrumental)" (eps 23)
24: "Massugu (まっすぐ)" by 765PRO ALLSTARS (eps 24)
25: "Watashi-tachi wa Zutto...Deshou? (私たちはずっと…でしょう?)" by 765PRO ALLSTARS (eps 25)


Dec 26, 2011
When one gets to point where they begin disregarding anime because they have too many girls on their front poster, it's probably time to take moment and re-evaluate. Granted, I've forced myself to sit through so many generic harems, rom-coms and ecchis these past few years that it has almost become reflexive of me to steer clear of any anime which possibly looks like it may contain any one of the aforementioned three. It was only natural then when I saw the poster of The Idolm@ster, an ensemble of 13 cute girls gawking up at me, that alarm bells tripped off in my head like ...
Dec 23, 2011
Mixed Feelings
There are some anime series that you desperately want to love. You’re either drawn in by the premise, one of the characters will strike your fancy for some reason and you’ll begin a furious Pixiv binge in search of any fanart of them to the point that your computer crashes and you’re declared legally dead, or you see some shimmer of pure gold underneath that thick sheen of shit and mediocrity and want to see if it’ll be more evident later on. The Idolmaster was one of the latter series, and it left me feeling entirely unsatisfied from start to finish.

The premise is simple enough: ...
Jul 31, 2016
Story: 3 (no impact. Mostly episodic, and while episode 08 is the only one that i like, the rest was boring for me)
Art: 8 (moe-moe cute girls)
Sound: 7
CHaracter: 2 (annoying and childish)
Enjoyment: 2
Overall: 2 (don't bother this at all)

Before proceeding to review sentence, allow me to apologize for my harsh overall ratings.

The Idol Master has potential to be the most entertaining idol anime because it was adopted by A-1 Picture that notably has abundant budget to create appealing animation, art, and music/OST. Unfortunately it falls apart from the expectation due to that it diverges its way from being realistic in idol topic...or not ...

Interest Stacks

50 Entries · 168 Restacks
by ST63LTH
25 Entries · 5 Restacks
48 Entries · 1 Restacks


Recent News

NHK Announces Best 100 Anime

NHK Announces Best 100 Anime

To commemorate one hundred years of Japanese anime history, NHK has announced a list of 100 Best Anime on Wednesday at NHK BS Premium. The list is based on the more

2015 April Fools' Day Collection

2015 April Fools' Day Collection

Each year, April Fools' Day gives a chance for creators in the anime, manga, and games industry to showcase their creativity. With the popularity of social more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: The iDOLM@STER Episode 13 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Ousto - Sep 29, 2011
83 repliesby gannoncannon55 »»
Jun 1, 6:41 PM
Poll: The iDOLM@STER Episode 12 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Ousto - Sep 22, 2011
69 repliesby gannoncannon55 »»
Jun 1, 6:13 PM
Poll: The iDOLM@STER Episode 23 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 )
Ousto - Dec 8, 2011
150 repliesby Archean-Return »»
May 27, 3:05 PM
Poll: The iDOLM@STER Episode 11 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Ousto - Sep 15, 2011
68 repliesby gannoncannon55 »»
May 19, 12:27 AM
Poll: The iDOLM@STER Episode 7 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Ousto - Aug 18, 2011
67 repliesby lasthavenmedia »»
May 15, 3:36 PM

In Numbers: The Best Anime of the Decade

In Numbers: The Best Anime of the Decade

What's the #1 anime of the 2010s? Which year was the best? What studio had the most hits? We have the answers to all these questions and more!

by Shymander


Top 15 Best Idol Anime of All Time

Top 15 Best Idol Anime of All Time

Anime idols are exceptionally popular in the world of anime. The characters' charm, competitiveness and great music are not only fun to watch, but also fun to passionately root for!