The anime's story follows Tsubasa, a new hire in the A&R department of the major recording company Gandala Music. Tsubasa is immediately assigned to oversee the idol unit "B-PROJECT," which is made up of three idol groups: Kitakore, THRIVE, and MooNs. This is Tsubasa's first job, and she gets involved in various incidents and accidents as she deals with this group of young men who each have their own differing personalities.
First things first... Nonsensical setting and story? I can live with that, not everything has to be perfectly realistic and not everything has to make sense all the time. It's "harem" again? Obviously if I didn't like those, I wouldn't even be on B-Pro's page here now. I'm no expert on art or sound, so all I can say is a personal opinion: I really liked the styling, the colours, the characters, the music. A solid 8/10 for those as far as I'm concerned, they all really appealed to me. Again, I don't expect everything to make sense or be realistic or perfect all the time.
Having said all that, why the overall score of 6 then? I was full ready to give an 8, even as I just started watching the last episode. But by the time it concluded, I was so utterly floored with a slew of WTF???'s that I just couldn't. I have absolutely no idea what on earth went down there, or why, or how (well, some of it is explained, but it's spotty and inadequate). What I do know though is that it was really a complete a××pull out of exactly nowhere. It could be argued that the signs were scattered over the previous episodes, but one just does not expect something like this, not from this kind of anime. Not only does it not fit into the general upbeat and fun mood, but because it was all left for the last episode too, it just ended up being a sloppy mess, leaving the distinct feeling that it could've done with at least one more episode so that all this is properly unfolded, explained, and then tied up. That way it might have felt a little less out of place. As it is though, it managed to sour the entirety of the show, which is a real shame.
Some may like these real serious sudden twists that turn everything upside down, personally I really don't. Especially when it's ill-fitting for the genre.read more
Okay so i watched this thinking it was another cheesy reverse harem that would be filled with flirts and a story line that was half-decent, but WOW was i wrong.
1. Plot was all over the place. With the main heroine looking more like a background character. The villain looking like it was thrown in at the end to fill in time. And the rest of the time just focusing on the male idols looking like eye-candy though...
2. The animation at times went in and out from looking really nice/well-portioned to times were there eyes almost lined up with there mouths. IT WAS NOT CONSTANT NOR PRETTY. Only when the characters were still and not talking did they look okay.
3. Music was okay nothing that catchy or relevant to the plot.
I really thought this would be good enough to make you cringe or at least laugh at those cheesy moments but honestly the plot was not exciting enough nor understandable. So don't bother.read more
B-Pro's story follows the idol group B-Project and that's basically it. This show doesn't really have an overlying story. It focuses moreso on episodic stories which really arent good. In episode 5, the plot of the episode is that one of the members of b-pro gets amnesia after falling down a staitcase while being chased by paparazzi, and this is just a way for us to know more about his character and his past. Was there seriously no other way for us to learn more about his character? Im also confused by how he survived falling down those stairs honestly because he fell down an entire case of stairs and was bleeding A Lot.....
In episode, 6 it focuses on 3 members of the unit MooNs and how they, along with a bunch of others, are all auditioning for the same role in a play, which is kind of stupid on it's own, but this episode wasnt only stupid for that, the main plot point for this episode was about how one of the character's friends was there and he was handed a sword to practice with that was possessed by a spirit? Why is this show focusing on supernatural stuff when this is an idol anime? Also, despite being an idol anime, they only did two performances.
While majority of the episodes were stupid like the ones mentioned, the last three episodes, 10, 11, and 12 were pretty okay. Episode 10 focused on b-pro setting up a birthday party for Yashamaru, their producer or manager( i think idk really) and it was really nice to watch the characters interactions setting up the party. In episode 11, most of the episode focused on b-pro writing a song, and this too was nice to watch. Episode 12 was...interesting. It wasn't really how I expected it to end. To avoid spoilers, it showed some difficulties that idols may come across that I haven't seen much in other idol anime. The way it ended was also kind of sweet. But, this episode also had an antagonist like character, who I won't name because of spoilers, and his motivations are really unexpected(and honestly just stupid), and the character being an antagonist feels kind of forced. Seeing these last 3 episodes, b-project really feels like a bunch of wasted potential.
This show's art isn't good. The character designs are nice, they have all pretty colors and they're all recognizable, and the stillframes are pretty good, but the animations is pretty bad and it looks weird most of the time. There are occasionally decent looking scenes, but for the most part, its pretty ugly.
The sound is definitely the best part of this show. Even though the op and ed are pretty generic(damn are they catchy though...)and none of the bgm really sticks out, this show has a really nice voice actor line up and nothing sounds terrible, but some lines do sound off.
The characters in this show are bad. Theyre all very bland and never get any character development really. This show also does nothing to help you remember anything about the characters. Even after completing the show, I can only remember like 3 of the 10 main character's names. This show is trying to focus on too many characters at once and does nothing to try to flesh them out, so when they interact it doesn't really leave any impression either since we barely know these characters. Also, it feels like this show is going for a fujobait kind of thing sometimes, but it comes off as very forced because we barely know what these characters are like.
This show, despite being pretty bad, is enjoyable at times. There have been times where I've utterly despised it, but there have also been times where I've enjoyed seeing some of the characters interactions, or just enjoying making fun of it, and the last 3 episodes were pretty enjoyable.
Overall, this show is pretty bad. It has bad writing, bad stories, and bad characters, but it has nice character designs and music, and it at least attempts at being a decent show in later episodes. Though I wouldn't really recommend this show, if you really want to watch it for some reason, then you should watch episode 1 and then skip to episode 10 and continue from there. Nothing of that much importance happen in the other episodes really anyway. Also watch episode 5 for a good laugh read more
This is your typical reverse harem with idols (except there is 0 romance). Its more like a harem of friendship with the main character. While it is refreshing to have a idol harem where the idols arent all falling all over the plain boring girl, keep in mind it is still your typical "idol anime". Sound 8, Art 9, Characters 7, Story 5. Overall 6 - decent anime that is ruined by a rushed ending.
Firstly, the art and sound are good. The music doesnt vary much as its all the same songs pretty much but the music as a whole isnt too bad. Its probably just my personal preference but the art was good, it suited the anime genre. Sound:8. Art: 9.
The characters arent too bad. Sure there are your typical "idol" types but you see them everywhere and you should know what your getting into if your watching this to begin with. They try to give everyone an individuality to them and even tell you a little bit of backstory to a few of the characters while almost none to others. Not too bad in terms of character developement considering this was only 12 episodes, i have seen a lot worse. While there are a character or 2 that are way too much for me to come to like, not too bad. Character:7.
But its all downhill from there..... The story started off not too bad, it doesnt have much of a "story" as such but thats to be expected from most idol anime and the people watching will generally understand that. For the first 9 episodes it felt as if everything was going almost too well at times but in general it wasnt too bad, and if the last 3 were just as good i would have given the story a 7. However, the 10th episode throws a spanner in the mix. I wont say what happens because spoilers but its a big plot twist (a semi forseeable one at least). Now thats fine, i dont mind a plot twist but by leaving the plot twist until 2 episodes before the end they had to rush it and explained NOTHING. They throw a million questions at you and answer 1. A huge disapointment that has probably ruined the minor chance for a season 2 so we will probably never learn the answer to those 999 999 questions we have. Story:5.read more