Dream Festival!

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ドリフェス!
English: Dream Festival!
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 23, 2016 to Dec 16, 2016
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Game
Themes: Idols (Male)Idols (Male), MusicMusic
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.661 (scored by 52375,237 users)
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Ranked: #58922
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Popularity: #5616
Members: 14,343
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Due to his cheerful personality and ability to smile even through a hard day's work, Kanade Amamiya is suddenly scouted into the idol life by industry legend Haruto Mikami. He joins the agency D-4 Production where he meets fellow high schoolers Shin Oikawa, Junya Sasaki, Itsuki Katagiri, and Chizuru Sawamura, who all aspire to become idols. Inspired by their determination, Kanade embraces this new life.

A perfect chance for his debut appears when they are grouped together to perform at the company's Dream Festival. To rise to the top, they must collect Dorika—cards given by the audience that idols use to form their stage outfits—and gain the audience's attention. However, the road to fame is a rocky one, and the boys must form a bond of friendship and trust before they can reach their goals.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Minegishi, Isao
Murano, Yuuta
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Hashimoto, Noriko
Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"PLEASURE FLAG" by DearDream

Episode Videos


Aug 30, 2021
I watched both seasons of Dream Festival. Here are my thoughts:

This is basically male Aikatsu.

Surprisingly good direction. Drama is handled well sometimes. At times there was definitely some 'forced drama' (forgive me for using this phrase), but it's a male idol show so I basically expected that. Forced drama and corniness comes with the territory (keep in mind the target audience demographic of this kind of show). I don't necessarily dislike forced drama but I will acknowledge it when I see it. In any case, the anime did a decent job of achieving the 'emotional rollercoaster' effect that I often enjoy in idol shows such ...
Nov 4, 2019
Dream Festival, in my opinion, is one of my favorite idol animes. Yes, more then Love Live!.

Yes yes, I agree that the anime follows the same story as most idol animes, but it makes up for it with the character development (just the main characters, for now, Kurofune will come later).

Finally, there's the music. An idol or music anime with a bad soundtrack cannot be considered an idol or music anime. Luckily, the soundtrack doesn't disappoint. This anime gives the viewers a new song almost every episode, yeah I said 'almost.'

Overall, I think it's an alright idol anime, giving us a few hours ...
Nov 10, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Good enough idol anime but with a couple of things thats hampers it to be any better than an ok one and here is why.

Although the story has a nice beginning thats kinda original and the progress through it is done well in its own way it tend to gets dull as it progress. The reason for this isnt necessarily the story itself but the storys content you can say.

The sound is one of those elements i talked about when it comes to a certain downfall of this anime. I find the songs uinteresting and the op and endings arent any better. I mean ...

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Recent News

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'Dream Festival!' Gets Second Season in 2017

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Poll: Dream Festival! Episode 12 Discussion
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