On February 13, as snow flurries dance in the air, a new idol unit is born at Pythagoras Production. They are the idols who will deliver their kiss to the ends of the galaxy: "Marginal #4." Its members, Atom Kirihara, Rui Aiba, L Nomura, and R Nomura, put all their effort into their entertainment career for the sake of the fan supporting them! They continue to mature as idols along with the senior unit pulling the entertainment industry forward, Lagrange Point, and the younger unit preparing to make their debut, Unicorn Jr. But when they step off the stage, they're ordinary high school boys with some chaotic student lives!
This is the tale of Margninal #4, a school slice-of-life about idols that shine brighter than the stars.
#01: "Shinobu - Just A Heaven (忍-Just A 絶頂-)" by Marginal #4 #02: "Melty♥Love♥Cooking" by L Nomura (KENN) & R Nomura (Yuto Suzuki) #03: "Revolution XX (革命XX)" by Lagrange Point #04: "Mr. StarrySky" by Rui Aiba (Naozumi Takahashi) #05: "REAL?" by UNICORN Jr. #06: "Kokoro Hitotsu (コ・コ・ロ・ヒ・ト・ツ)" by L Nomura (KENN) #07: "HOT★SCRAMBLE" by Atom Kirihara (Toshiki Masuda) & Rui Aiba (Naozumi Takahashi) #08: "Colorful (カラフル)" by R Nomura (Yuto Suzuki) #09: "Tamashii no Nonstop Lover (魂のノンストップラヴァー)" by Atom Kirihara (Toshiki Masuda) #10: "Kizuna (絆-KIZUNA-)" by Marginal #4
#11: "Kiss kara Tsukuru Big Bang (KISSから創造るBig Bang)" by Pythagoras★All Star (ピタゴラス★オールスター: Marginal #4 & Lagrange Point & Unicorn Jr.)
If you really enjoyed Uta No Prince-Sama and expected this to be like it, you're going to be disappointed.
The story is practically non-existent. It's the story of 4 high school boys that became a band, and each episode demonstrates a totally different aspect of the anime every time. It's pretty inconsistent, and I never knew what to expect next episode (in a bad way).
The characters are very 2D and stereotypical. They try to create character development, but it doesn't work out well for them as the series progresses.
Since this is a primarily music anime, the music and sounds for it aren't too bad.
Some songs are great, some songs are not. It's really hit or miss, and the only music you'll get by the characters are either in the opening or ending of the episodes. But overall, the timing of their music and sounds are good, and the quality is decent.
The art is your typical, pretty boy art style, but it seems unfinished at times. The faces are very weird when zoomed out, and the animation isn't consistent. The overall quality of the drawings are average, nothing to call home about. The best animation you'll see at the end of the episodes featuring the characters in their songs.
I did get some enjoyment out of it though. Whether it be by laughing at how ridiculous the story is or how surprisingly good the character songs could be, it was enjoyable at times.
Overall, it's not that great, and you're not missing out. This latest episode (ep 10) was just ridiculous (not going to spoil how ridiculously laughable the "story" was).