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Idol Densetsu Eriko

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Synonyms: Legendary Idol Eriko
Japanese: アイドル伝説えり子


Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 1989 to Mar 26, 1990
Premiered: Spring 1989
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Youmex, Big West
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production Reed
Source: Unknown
Genres: Music
Duration: 20 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.901 (scored by 485 users)
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Ranked: #37102
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Popularity: #5885
Members: 1,691
Favorites: 3
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Episodes: /51


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

Asagiri, Rei
Asagiri, Rei
Matsui, Naoko
Matsui, Naoko
Tamura, Eriko
Tamura, Eriko
Yajima, Akiko
Yajima, Akiko


Amino, Tetsuro
Amino, Tetsuro
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director
Yonetani, Yoshitomo
Yonetani, Yoshitomo
Episode Director, Storyboard
Satou, Michio
Satou, Michio
Episode Director, Animation Director

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"Namida no Hanbun" by Eriko Tamura

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

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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.
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