Lovedol, or Lovely Idol, is a girl group consisting of two generations of idols. The 3rd Generation is about to make its debut, but to their surprise, they have been delayed! The vague reason is only that "they lack something." The manager, and the 3rd Gen. girls too, must find the answer.
This was bad. Really bad. If you look at it from first impressions or that cute picture on the top left of MAL's page, then this anime would look like it would be some super cute show with six sparkling young girls that are all inspired to be super pop princesses. Eh. Dig a little deeper and you'll see that this was all nonsense fluff that had the potential to be good, but didn't utilize it.
The animations were average. Character designs are cute if you just look at them from snapshots, but go inside a little further and watch the anime and you'll see that
sometimes it's just messed up; with eyes in awkward positions at moments and the facial features deformed at some spots it makes you even wonder what the animation producers were thinking when they released this upon the world. Because they aren't beautiful idols anymore that's for sure! Also for an anime it didn't feel like an animation when it was just a bunch of still shots. Felt like I was watching a slideshow with moving mouths instead. For an anime about music, the LoveDols didn't have that many good songs. Maybe the ED song was a bit catchy, but that doesn't redeem the entire series. I mean Full Moon wo Sagashite had good music and that anime turned out to be a success. What happened to Lovely Idol that causes it to be a massive failure?
The story is flat out boring. It's about a bunch of teenage girls that want to become singers, because we all know that every girl wants to become a singer when they grow up. It's kind of funny how the audience are all grown up men. Does that mean that they suck at singing and can only win in looks? Is that what all singers are based upon nowadays? I shouldn't think harder than I should for such a failure anime like this. The story gets off-topic a lot. And I mean a LOT. From cooking, hide and seek, making dog sounds, wearing swimsuits, talking about boring stuff that are unrelated to singing whatsoever. The show was like 75% filler besides the first two and the last two episodes. Those moments were dull and so were the singing parts, so Lovely Idol really going for it at all.
And now we're at the characters. Oh, good characters can save a miserable train wreck like this, can't it? I mean all the characters look beautiful. Unfortunately, the characters themselves were very poorly developed. Most of the girls had no background story and had no reason for singing whatsoever. The main female had a motive, but her motive was downright silly. "I sing for revenge." Ha, that made me laugh when I first heard it. Not even the manager had any character development. Instead of dramatic characters we get annoying whiny characters that want to sing just for fame and fortune. That's fine and all, but do they have to be so annoying at times?
What could have been a good show turned out to be a failure; a miserable laughable failure. I guess it's somewhat entertaining to watch this wreck unfold. I couldn't stand this show after episode three and I don't know how I managed to get through the other nine episodes. I guess this anime would only appeal to young girls who like cute things or want to become singers themselves. Because you know, little girls only care about other cute girls and shiny lip gloss. Wait. That's offensive to little girls. I bet even they would find this show lackluster and boring. For a show about singing this anime is horrible, even Hannah Montana is more fun to watch than this.
*This review is also on my AnimeNfo.net if you want to check any more of my reviews.
The story is rather unique. It is sort of like a "slice of life" anime focused on a group of girls who want their futures in the career of being Lovedols. However, each of them have a different circumstance, yet they all have to work together, face the same difficulties on their path to become a successful third batch of Lovedols.
The story is rather interesting and unique, yet I didn't find it interesting at all. In fact, I feel sleepy while watching it. Not that it isn't good, but it is just boring to people who aren't in the similar field of career. The animation
looks rather old, though the character designs are good. Overall, if you have nothing to do, then watch it. Otherwise, it may be a waste of time..