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Synonyms: Idolish Seven, Ainana
Japanese: アイドリッシュセブン
English: IDOLiSH7
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Type: TV
Episodes: 17
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2018 to May 19, 2018
Premiered: Winter 2018
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: TROYCA
Source: Game
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: Idols (Male)Idols (Male), MusicMusic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.711 (scored by 2266122,661 users)
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Ranked: #11582
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Popularity: #2514
Members: 68,244
Favorites: 1,342

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On her first day of work at her father's small production agency, Tsumugi Takanashi was not expecting to be made the manager of the agency's new male idol group. Though shocked that her father is trusting her with such a major project so soon, Tsumugi vows to do everything she can to support the seven young boys. After seeing how well the boys work as a team, Tsumugi meets with her father and learns that her first job as manager will be to cut four boys from the group. This is because her father believes seven idols are too much to manage, and the current top group, TRIGGER, only has three members.

After holding an impromptu audition, Tsumugi returns to her father and boldly declares that she refuses to cut anyone from the group, as each member has a unique allure which collectively enhances the group's appeal. She returns to the boys and they are thrilled that none of them will get to miss out on their dreams. Together they become IDOLiSH7, and prepare to take on the fiercely competitive world of idols.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Bessho, Makoto
Hamano, Takatoshi
Sound Director
Katou, Makoto
Episode Director, Storyboard
Inokawa, Shintarou
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

1: "Heavenly Visitor" by TRIGGER (eps 4-7, 9-11, 13-17)
2: "TODAY IS" by IDOLiSH7 (eps 8)
3: "Ame (雨)" by MEZZO (eps 12)


Sep 9, 2023
This is one of those animes that remind you why you consume this medium. It certainly doesn't have the best animation quality, sometimes using CGI that's a bit regrettable, but this series knows how to convey happiness and uplift its audience. There's a lot of drama, and it can feel like a soap opera with so many conflicts, but that very aspect, which could be seen as a negative, keeps you hooked and eager to see what happens next. The characters, who initially may seem quite cliché or annoying, quickly win your heart, just like the group TRIGGER, which I find excellent.
I also have to ...
Sep 13, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Well, that was certainly better than expected. While I can't say that the first impression of many was wrong - another anime for female audience with focus on bishounens, it's better than most of similar titles. There isn't too much focus on a fanservice and as a pleasant surprise it does actually have a story. Not a story I would call great, but certainly not a story I would call bad either.

The characters indeed have personalities beyond just being a pretty face, so right from the start there's one of the biggest flaws of bishounen-focused anime gone. Considering that even I who's not even close ...
Jul 14, 2020
First off, let me say that this kind of show isn’t really up my alley. I watched this based off of a personal recommendation and was expecting a 17 episode slog, but to my surprise, I actually found myself enjoying it at times (for better or worse).

It starts off pretty slow, following the standard idol anime beats while introducing a cast of standard shoujo pretty boys as idols. And, oh my god, do they ever put them to use. There is a LOT of shameless yaoi bait throughout this anime.

In my opinion, yaoi bait (as with any other form of fanservice) is acceptable if ...

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