The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls

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Synonyms: The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls
Japanese: アイドルマスター シンデレラガールズ
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2015 to Apr 11, 2015
Premiered: Winter 2015
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:00 (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: 7.161 (scored by 2939329,393 users)
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Ranked: #33462
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Popularity: #2396
Members: 75,249
Favorites: 484

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Uzuki Shimamura is an aspiring student who dreams of being an idol. After failing her first audition, a producer from 346 Productions tells Uzuki that she has been chosen for the "Cinderella Project," a new idol group. The project, however, still lacks two other members, so the producer needs to scout suitable candidates.

The producer's eyes fall upon Rin Shibuya, who is in the midst of an incident with an upset crowd. As the imposing producer defends her, the two of them are taken in for interrogation by the police, and released after some explanation. Taking this opportunity, he scouts Rin for the Cinderella Project, only to be rejected. Will the producer be able to find two more members for his idol group?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Originally intended to be one continuous two-cour series, due to production problems, the show's run ended early with episode 13. Re-airings of the original The iDOLM@STER anime aired in the rest of the purchased timeslots. The originally planned second cour returned as a second season July 18, 2015.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kashiwaya, Tomohiro
Takao, Noriko
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Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: cont. (Saori Hayami & Haruka Yoshimura & Minami Tsuda & Hitomi Harada & Nao Touyama & Chinatsu Akasaki & Ayana Taketatsu & Yui Makino & Chiyo Ousaki) (ep 1)
1: "Onegai! Cinderella (お願い!シンデレラ)" by Kaede Takagaki & Mika Jougasaki & Miho Kohinata & Airi Totoki & Mizuki Kawashima & Akane Hino & Sachiko Koshimizu & Mayu Sakuma & Koume Shirasaka
2: "Star!!" by CINDERELLA PROJECT (eps 2-6, 8-12)

Ending Theme

1: "Message (メッセージ)" by Uzuki Shimamura & Rin Shibuya & Mio Honda (Ayaka Ohashi & Ayaka Fukuhara & Sayuri Hara) (eps 1)
2: "Yuubae Present (夕映えプレゼント)" by CINDERELLA PROJECT (eps 2-5, 7, 13)
3: "Star!! (Piano Instrumental Version)" (eps 6)
4: "-LEGNE- Adanasu Tsurugi Hikari no Shirabe (-LEGNE- 仇なす剣 光の旋律)" by Rosenburg Engel (eps 8)
5: "Happy×2 Days" by CANDY ISLAND (eps 9)
6: "LET'S GO HAPPY!!" by Dekoration (eps 10)
7: "ØωØver!!" by ✻ (Asterisk) (eps 11)
8: "Nation Blue" by Rin Shibuya & Kaede Takagaki & Ranko Kanzaki & Riina Tada & Minami Nitta (Ayaka Fukuhara & Saori Hayami & Maaya Uchida & Ruriko Aoki & Aya Suzaki) (eps 12)


Oct 22, 2022
tl;dr it's idolmaster but it's not The Idolmaster

You might be familiar with Plato's theory of forms if you took philosophy or maybe an advanced English course. If you're not familiar with it basically Plato posits that beyond our perceived reality there is a more perfect existence where everything we can perceive exists in a more ideal "form" or on a more fundamental level. Everything in our world is but an imperfect imitation of these "forms." Anyway, all that to say that Idolmaster Cinderella Girls is like the tangible thing to The Idolmaster's ideal "form." This iteration is no doubt Idolmaster but if you lay them ...
Feb 2, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Treat me fairly: this is my first idol anime I've ever watched. It's not even the first in The Idolm@ster series, but compared to the things I've heard, and haven't confirmed yet, from School Love Live Idol Project, it might be a fair series to watch. This review contains minor spoilers and some references from the same anime. This review is more like a criticism note towards A1-Pictures, but I guess it falls in the review category.

The show is a mid show. All things considered, it's made by one of the most well-known studios out there, A-1 Pictures, the studio that made (in my opinion) ...
Oct 11, 2016
I finished the entire season in order to give the show a chance but it's just not good.

The Story:
It's about a shit ton of girls trying to become an idol. There's really not much to go on except for that.

The Characters:
Probably the majority of the reason why I didn't like the show was because of the poor characters. Seriously, a big cast like that and all of them are very one dimensional. These girls had poor personality, unmemorable and over all not relatable. The problem with a 12-episode show with a huge cast is that not everyone will be developed by the end ...

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