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 3025230,252 users)
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Ranked: #34542
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Popularity: #2489
Members: 76,802
Favorites: 475

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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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Opening Theme

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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)


Jan 10, 2019
If you immediately look at the poster and think, “That’s too many girls,” then know that this show is not for you. There are a lot of girls and not all of them are equally developed. However, if you’re able to look at the ones that do—and even look at the messages the show delivers using the wide variety of characters—then I believe that you may find some value in this series.

I formed an incredibly personal connection to one of the characters in the series; I had never seen her issues portrayed and solved on screen like I did here. Among the other characters, ...
Apr 10, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
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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