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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


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: Comedy, Drama, Music
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.211 (scored by 19,497 users)
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Ranked: #28212
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Popularity: #1637
Members: 50,060
Favorites: 427
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There are many idols with long-established talent agency 346 Production. And now the company is starting a new program, the Cinderella Project!

Girls leading normal lives...

They are chosen to be aspiring idols and see another world for the first time in this Cinderella story. Can they all climb the stairs that lead to the palace?

The magic begins now...

(Source: Daisuki)


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


Toba, Yousuke
Takao, Noriko
Director, Series Composition
Fujita, Akiko
Sound Director
Akai, Toshifumi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Chief Animation Director

Edit Opening Theme

#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
#1: cont. (Saori Hayami & Haruka Yoshimura & Minami Tsuda & Hitomi Harada & Nao Touyama & Chinatsu Akasaki & Ayana Taketatsu & Yui Makino & Chiyo Ousaki) (ep 1)
#2: "Star!!" by CINDERELLA PROJECT (eps 2-6, 8-12)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Message (メッセージ)" by Uzuki Shimamura & Rin Shibuya & Mio Honda (Ayaka Ohashi & Ayaka Fukuhara & Sayuri Hara) (ep 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)" (ep 6)
#4: "-LEGNE- Adanasu Tsurugi Hikari no Shirabe (-LEGNE- 仇なす剣 光の旋律)" by Rosenburg Engel (ep 8)
#5: "Happy×2 Days" by CANDY ISLAND (ep 9)
#6: "LET'S GO HAPPY!!" by Dekoration (ep 10)
#7: "ØωØver!!" by ✻ (Asterisk) (ep 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) (ep 12)

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Apr 10, 2015
MisterImouto (All reviews)
The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls is like the party of the most popular kid in class you get invited to even though you’ve never really talked to them before. When you arrive you realize, oh wait, you don’t actually know anyone there and everyone’s already talking to each other. So you start filling a plate with carefully picked food before walking over to lean on the wall that’s not too close yet not too far from the crowd to have people think you’re a loner while you begin slowly chewing away, trying to look busy.

As a big fan of the original iDOLM@STER who’s seen the read more
Sep 3, 2015
Van_DarkhoIme (All reviews)
(Some spoilers might be in here)

As one of those clueless idol anime fans out there, I'll be honest here. I watched Cinderella Girls before I bothered to watch the original. Now, I was reluctant to watch the original after watching this because I thought to myself "wow, look at all these unique characters and great songs in Cinderella Girls", now that I look back at myself for thinking that, I want to slap myself as hard as I can this instant.
So some people are probably wondering what the huge hate on Cinderella Girls is compared to the original iDOLM@STER, now I'll put this example as read more
May 22, 2015
ratchet573 (All reviews)

My experience with the idol genre of anime can be summed up with “Love Live”. Based on that being the most popular entry in the genre, I didn’t hold out much hope that Cinderella Girls would blow me away. That being said, despite some preconceived notions upon starting, Cinderella Girls proved to me that the idol genre is basically a giant game of best girl and the only reason anyone watches anime of this type is to bitch about the crappy characters and gush over the good ones. So, in other words, Cinderella Girls cemented what Love Live had already taught me.

But Cinderella Girls is read more
Mar 26, 2017
RenommusZrev14 (All reviews)
The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls is a follow-up to the 2011 iDOLM@STER anime that is set in the same universe, though with no returning characters. That said, I make frequent comparisons between the two. If you have no interest in seeing how Cinderella Girls measures up to its parent story, and want a review of it as a standalone work, read elsewhere.

Cinderella Girls tells the story of the girls at 346 Productions, and the hurdles that they overcome on their paths to becoming professional idols. Every episode, some hurdle will appear, and one of the characters will have to grow as a person to overcome it. read more


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