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Alternative Titles

English: IDOLiSH7
Synonyms: Idolish Seven
Japanese: アイドリッシュセブン


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
Genres: MusicMusic, DramaDrama
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.731 (scored by 1470414,704 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9792
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2512
Members: 47,071
Favorites: 940

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Both are idol anime with a similar feel if you liked one you might like the other, however Idolidh7 has better characters and the protagonist isn't brain dead like the one in Uta no pri. But both are similar with the music and idol aspect  
report Recommended by redhope
The idols in both i7 and im@s started off as a rookie who's struggled to achieve popularity--but when they finally reached their peak, that's only the beginning to more conflicts as they finally learn the true purpose of being an idol. Not only that, but being challenged by fellow idol groups (TRIGGER, Jupiter) from a rival company that held grudge towards the main characters' company (Yaotome Production, 961pro), the small competition between the popularity of smaller units that became the starting point of the whole group's popularity (MEZZO'', Ryuuguu Komachi), both of the plot in i7 and im@s explored more on the near-realistic side of the  read more 
report Recommended by Kogameh
Male idols shows with an equal focus on the characters and the business side of things. 
report Recommended by TheKillerAngel
The shows have suspense, comedy, great moments, character dynamics, interactions, and development! 
report Recommended by KagaKusanagi
I would highly recommend both of these shows to those who love music-based anime with a majority cast of pretty male characters. The music is varied in the genres, and the characters are all charming in interesting ways rather than generic stereotypes, with their own personal stories or struggles. 
report Recommended by Pikangie
Both anime are about conflicts in the idol industry. 
report Recommended by Aidayo
Both anime are about idols and their hardships. It gets pretty angsty at times with their problems but they always got to overcome it with their own way! Both anime have a deep meaning about how failures isn't a bad thing and you can move on from it! If you liked one, you will like the other! 
report Recommended by inamikan
Both are idol shows that showcase the darker side of the industry. The producer characters are similar as well: hardworking girls who get determined after seeing the main group perform. 
report Recommended by Varjosoturi
If you need a series to watch, I'd seriously recommend Idolish7. It's very underrated here in the West/USA especially, but very popular in Japan only because they tend to watch more idol-like anime. The only difference between this and other boring like idol anime is that this one has good plot that you'd get hooked on from the very start. The first season starts slow with very cute funny moments (so worth watching tho), but once you get into season 2, the drama and suspense gets very real JUST LIKE HOW FRUITS BASKET DID IT! (And the thing is, it doesn't end there. Right now,  read more 
report Recommended by ZornitzaWolf
Animes about a type of art, one about theater, other about music. Both are about guys that like the same thing, and then they start doing what they like. Underrated shows with good development and good characters, even the heroine is great. Nice graphics. Beautiful characters and songs. 
report Recommended by cuteotakuSAMA
Both about Idols! Both have friendship of an group. They have similar Seiyuu (voice actor)s. IChu have an little drama too. Both have good songs! 
report Recommended by Naritsuko
Both involve a quirky and (literally) colorful cast of pretty boys overcoming the edgy rival team with teamwork and the power of friendship and all that cheesy but feel-good stuff. These two animes have a very similar feel, albeit i7 is a little more mature with less overt fanservice. 
report Recommended by trash-bird
All about achieving your dreams by any means necessary and extensively explores their respective industries and how ruthless they sometimes can be, being music and manga respectively. 
report Recommended by bigdud24
> Idols > Colours > Not reverse harem > More focus on idol characters and their emotional journey in both > Characters are interesting, deep but very different in each. If you enjoyed one, the other will be a unique experience despite being a different take on idols. 
report Recommended by guddi
These are male idol-based anime which feature very good music as well as beautiful dance choreography. They are also the two anime that I think have some of the best 3D CGI for dancing with their high levels of expression. There are also multiple idol groups featured in these series, not just one group. 
report Recommended by Pikangie
The female leads both work as managers to the idol group in the respective series. The songs in both are equally as good; if not, more. 
report Recommended by Bakumako18
Both idol groups looking to succeed within the industry.  
report Recommended by alysael
Although Idolish7 is an idol anime- the formula is very similar to A3. Both stories don't focus on romance at all and instead focus on a female character helping a male cast get better and achieve their dreams while the male cast gets closer and become friends throughout! A3 does focus more on the acting and getting better more than Idolish7, while I think Idolish7 focuses more on the friendships, drama, ect between the guys. 
report Recommended by puubutt
Both idol shows follow similar patterns with showcasing the drama behind each of the idol members, with the overall goal being to become the top idol 
report Recommended by Short_Circut