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Synonyms: The Idolmaster
Japanese: アイドルマスター
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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: 7.611 (scored by 5435954,359 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15892
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1516
Members: 153,658
Favorites: 1,687

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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!

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Opening Theme

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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)


Mar 27, 2023
Prior to finally watching this & making this review, I'd been dying to dip my toes into this. Feel like I've seen stuff from every other idol/music franchise except for the one with "iDOL" in the title. This shares various similarities with those other shows I've seen but something about this drew me in.

There isn't really a long term objective at play here. The show is basically a slice of life anime looking at the lives of idols work towards simply gaining exposure and make their mark in the idol world under their studio 765 Production, and as idols they find themselves eventually taking up ...
Apr 22, 2024
Mixed Feelings
The idolmaster is a story about a group of idols that pursue their dream into stardom. The story is very simple with it written in episodic format, each character has their own spotlight in their respective episodes. The anime shows us the daily lives of the idol group members, with their struggles and how they overcome their flaws. With its being episodic, there's actually no main conflict in the show, I do think that is not a big deal with the anime itself coming with the Slice of Life genre, but sometimes the episode just feels like a filler episode that gives no development to ...
Sep 15, 2016
I hate to be that guy but if there was a definition of a bad Idol anime in my opinion this takes the crown and title.

So what did i liked with this anime hmm well the look of it all wasnt bad but everything else was just bad.

Not sure i can say with good conscious that it even had a story. Everything in it was random their work , their manager , the whole thing was something i cant even begin to describe. Whatever i could have said about the character and rest was ruined by the story.

People will say that ...

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