Idol Densetsu Eriko

Legendary Idol Eriko

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: アイドル伝説えり子
English: Legendary Idol Eriko
Spanish: Legendary Idol Eriko
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Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 1989 to Mar 26, 1990
Premiered: Spring 1989
Broadcast: Mondays at 18:00 (JST)
Producers: Big West, TV Setouchi
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Ashi Productions
Source: Original
Themes: Idols (Female)Idols (Female), MusicMusic
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #40852
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Popularity: #7602
Members: 5,909
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Eriko Tamura is Kousuke Tamura, the chairman of Tamura Productions (reknown music company) and Minako Tamura's (former famous idol singer) only daughter. Having talent for singing since birth, she has always loved her parent's media world. Then one day tragedy strikes when her parents get into a horrible car accident, which kills her father and leaves her mother in coma. She is left in her father's best friend, Mr. Uchida's care. Now Eriko must take the path of singing, a path her parents did not want her to pursue. Then her uncle is out to destroy her career. But in spite of all the hardship, she becomes an idol and wins hearts all over Japan.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Tamura, Eriko

Yajima, Akiko

Asagiri, Rei

Matsui, Naoko

Nakata, Yasuko


Osawa, Hiroshi




Tamura, Minako


Tamura, Kousuke


Tamura, Yuusuke


Agi, Shougo

Matsumoto, Yasunori


Amino, Tetsuro
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director
Yonetani, Yoshitomo
Episode Director, Storyboard
Inoue, Osamu
Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Namida no Hanbun" by Eriko Tamura

Ending Theme

1: "Unchained Heart" by Maiko Hashimoto (eps 1-50)
2: "May be Dream" by Eriko Tamura (eps 51)


Mar 12, 2016
I'll try to keep spoiling to the minimum. TL;DR: This is the life story of a future star singer.

Tamura Eriko is not your typical usual student as her parents are rich and famous people. Her life could be a sugar bowl but not everything is happy in the real life. Life of a starting singer of 80s has its advantages and drawbacks.

Unlike most of recent romance comedies this anime has surprisingly strong and consistent plot. Yes, fillers are present but not too often. Predictability of the story development is about 40-60% (vs 95% in modern anime) and this is why I liked it.
Characters are ...
Nov 10, 2020
este anime fue conocido en habla castellana como Eriko la idol legendaria
Eriko Tamura es una adolescente que vive una vida feliz y acomodada, su padre es el dueño de una empresa discográfica y su madre fue una antigua cantante.
la historia comienza cuando lo padres de Eriko sufren un accidente, lo que causara su largo camino en ser una idol cosa que antes no lo tenia pensado, y su tío va a ser la persona que hará de este camino difícil. Avanzando los capítulos la protagonista hará amistades con otros idols, y conocerá lo que implica ser una idol de verdad.

el final la verdad ...

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