Gekidol: Actidol Project


Gekidol

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ゲキドル
English: Gekidol
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2021 to Mar 3, 2021
Premiered: Winter 2021
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 21:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Idols (Female)Idols (Female), MusicMusic, Performing ArtsPerforming Arts
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 5.521 (scored by 43084,308 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #107632
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4933
Members: 13,419
Favorites: 23

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Synopsis

Five years ago, a mysterious phenomenon known as the Global Synchronic Urban Disappearance caused a large chunk of Ikebukuro to disappear overnight. Following the catastrophe, the inhabitants found themselves thrown into a state of disorder, and unexplained electromagnetic anomalies called "Auroras" began to be sighted.

Awed by the performance of idol Izumi Hinazaki at a play utilizing the "Super Material Theater," a stage designed to revitalize Ikebukuro through hologram-enhanced plays, high school student Seria Morino is inspired to become an idol. Shortly afterward, she is scouted by a young woman named Kaoru Sakakibara, who turns out to be the director of Alice in Theater—the troupe that Izumi used to be a part of.

Aiming to pursue her dreams, Seria decides to follow Kaoru and joins Alice in Theater. Upon arriving at their establishment, she is cordially welcomed by a group of young and friendly girls who are all very passionate about acting. However, something seems to be amiss…

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Background

Gekidol's first episode was aired along with Alice in Deadly School on January 4, 2021 as part of a New Year's special. The series was broadcasted from January 5, 2021 to March 23, 2021. A Blu-ray Box containing all 12 episodes was released on March 3, 2021.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Ueda, Shigeru
Director
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Yamamoto, Nozomi
Theme Song Performance
Akao, Hikaru
Theme Song Performance


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Opening Theme

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1: "Gekidol! (ゲキドル!)" by Seria Morino (Hikaru Akao), Airi Kagami (Chihara Mochida), Mayuri Nakamura (Amina Satou), Akira Asagi (Nozomi Yamamoto), Aimi Fujita (Asami Takano), Kazuhara Yamamoto (Aya Akiyoshi) (eps 1-6)
2: "Toki no Tsubasa Chrono Geizer (時の翼 Chrono Geizer)" by Seria Morino (Hikaru Akao), Airi Kagami (Chihara Mochida), Mayuri Nakamura (Amina Satou), Akira Asagi (Nozomi Yamamoto), Aimi Fujita (Asami Takano), Kazuhara Yamamoto (Aya Akiyoshi) (eps (eps 7-1)
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Ending Theme

"Kizuna (キズナ)" by Uno Blaqlo
2: "Seifuku DOLL (制服DOLL)" by Uno Blaqlo (eps 4-6)
3: "Tokyo Lonely Girl (トーキョーロンリーガール)" by Uno Blaqlo (eps 7-9)
4: "Dandelion Girl (ダンデライオンガール)" by BlowBackNotes (eps 10-11)
5: "Gekidol! (ゲキドル!)" by Seria Morino (Hikaru Akao), Airi Kagami (Chihara Mochida), Mayuri Nakamura (Amina Satou), Akira Asagi (Nozomi Yamamoto), Aimi Fujita (Asami Takano), Kazuhara Yamamoto (Aya Akiyoshi) (eps 12)



Mar 25, 2021
IrrelevantGuy (All reviews)
*This review contains major spoilers*

Gekidol is ambitious. It wants to be different. It tries to stand out from other idol series by mixing in several dark and disparate themes. But in the end, it falls completely flat due to its outstandingly terrible execution.

The first episode of Gekidol is by far its best episode. After watching a concert of a renowned idol, a girl named Seria finds herself encouraged and resolves to become an idol as well. Despite her friend warning her about the difficulties of the profession, she decides to join a small yet welcoming theatre full of nice and friendly girls, and her journey read more
Mar 20, 2021
KANLen09 (All reviews)
This show is a classic case of the "golden rule" of "Show, don't Tell" gone horribly wrong, and trying to salvage any further predicament will only harm your brain cells, much less your eyes. I know I did.

But first, a crash course on "Show, don't Tell":
‘Show, don’t tell’ is a classic advice for writers – something like a ‘golden rule’, delivered with complete surety and an authoritative tone by the last generation of authors to the next. This ‘set in stone’ approach drives many authors to try and pick it apart, but it’s survived so long for a reason: it is good advice, most of read more
Mar 23, 2021
dlxuniuniu (All reviews)
The world is facing the abyss, the stage girls are the last hope. Only they can safe the world and conjure up a smile for the citizens - welcome to the world of “Gekidol”!
First of all, it has to be mentioned that “Gekidol” is THE unexpected surprise of the idol/stage anime scene. All those anime fans who (like myself as well) expected a classic idol story with a bit slice of life and maybe some Sci-Fi action after the first glance, are completely wrong. This anime "GEKIDOL" offers us a story which is much deeper than we can imagine and cannot be summarized in a read more
Mar 23, 2021
SanaeK10 (All reviews)
Talk about a gem in the rough. When I went into this I certainly wasn't expecting the show to take me on such a wild ride, but here I am. I suppose theater type shows do inevitably muddle the line between the stage and reality, as with Revue Starlight, so I can't say I wasn't unprepared for the twists and the revelations that came, but still.

You know, as an adver-anime for the real life Alice In Theater Troupe, I must say I am impressed they'd bother doing a strange sort of plot that goes above and beyond the generic idol-style trappings of other shows. read more

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