Gekidol: Actidol Project


Gekidol

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ゲキドル
English: Gekidol
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Information

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

Statistics

Score: 5.521 (scored by 52485,248 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #115482
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5381
Members: 15,710
Favorites: 30

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Ranked #11548Popularity #5381Members 15,710
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Episodes: /12

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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Cook, Justin
Producer
Nagai, Masaru
Producer, Planning
Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer
Ueda, Shigeru
Director


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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)

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Reviews

Dec 4, 2023
Gekidol is genuinely a good show, having it rated 5/10 is just underestimating its talent.

The story is pretty good thinking it's just a idol show but turns into something much more is more than enough to be good storytelling and pacing.

The characters, development, pacing and storytelling were pretty good, so good that a 5/10 is insulting, the strong point is its characters and their development and the pacing of said characters and storytelling are good also.

The art style is pretty good too, nothing off or to flashy.

The main characters had complexity to them in a way they had struggles and tried to either change or ...
Apr 18, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Sigh. When trying to create an alternative idol series, it's important to put idols at the centre - and this series fails to do that. Repeatedly.

STORY: 5

This story has, essentially, multiple "major" plots with little to join them and even less to make you care.

The main character wants to act, not sing, so there's really no incentive to want her to succeed as an idol. It feels more like a means to an end, rather than her actual goal, which made me uninterested in what should have been the main plotline.

The secondary main plot is a sci-fi lovers' ... nightmare? Honestly, it's so ill-thought ...
Mar 20, 2021
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 ...

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