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Idol Jihen

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English: Idol Incidents
Japanese: アイドル事変


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2017 to Mar 26, 2017
Premiered: Winter 2017
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: MAPPA, Studio VOLN
Source: Original
Genres: Music
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.711 (scored by 2,686 users)
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Ranked: #83272
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Popularity: #3872
Members: 10,083
Favorites: 12
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Increasing income divide, creeping environmental pollution, unsolvable waste issues, childcare waiting lists being discussed without those concerned, repeated corruption… The government, smeared by vested interests, can't do a thing against the many problems and sources of discontent. It's in this situation, with Japan cornered with no way out, that idols rise up to save the day!

The Heroine Party, Sunlight Party, Starlight Party, Bishoujo Party, Wakaba Party, Subculture New Party, and SOS Party. From these seven idol political parties, the idols who have become National Diet members and representatives for each prefecture will smash through the sense of stagnation covering Japan using the power of song and dance! They'll bring back the smiling faces of the people, and wrap Japan in a glittering aura!!

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"Utae! Ai no Kouyaku (歌え!愛の公約)" by SMILE♥X

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Mar 26, 2017
Erol (All reviews)
Have you ever wanted to see a political anime, blatantly and badly disguised as an anime well now is your chance! Idol Jihen I am pretty sure is basically a method of trying to get kids into Japanese politics by funding an anime and disguising it as something interesting to get them to become enthralled. Only issue with this is you probably want the show to be interesting and not incredibly dull if you actually wanted to get kids into politics.

Unsurprisingly, as it does surround politics; it feels like one of the most drawn out forced series. Very little occurs every episode and the nature read more
Mar 31, 2017
Nafisa (All reviews)
I was so disappointed with this anime that I decided to write my first review on it to express my dislike.

But I'll get right to it, as of today [31st March 2017] Idol Jihen has a dismal mean score of 5.79. This average consisting of 1427 people giving it a rating of 6 or below out of 2018 people total, meaning around 70% of people who watched this anime agrees it definitely isn't outstanding among others from this season.

Starting with story, the concept of idol politicians is an idea nobody has used before and for good reason, it doesn't work nor make sense. The read more
May 5, 2017
dostluq (All reviews)
I saw there were some bad reviews for this, but I really enjoyed it.

I found this is show entertaining and sweet. The plot was a little slow at times but a show like this doesn't need to be super fast paced or have a bunch of twists. It is cute and made me feel happy and smile. I love Natuski and Shizuka's relationship. They are really heartwarming partners.

I don't think there is anything wrong with having a show like this, especially in these trying times. It doesn't have the tone of some weird political propaganda. I support strong, cute anime girl politicians
Mar 26, 2017
Fircoal (All reviews)
No show this season screamed "Wasted Potential" more than Idol Jihen. Wait!.. A show about idol politicians has wasted potential? Believe it or not yes it does. In fact, I'd say Idol Jihen had all of the ingredients to make it great. However, it had neither the talent nor the drive to actually get there.

Like most people when I read the premise of the show I wasn't hopeful. It seemed like a shallow idea made purely to make a "unique" idols show when really it was just going to be another idol show. Why would idols become politicians? What sense did that make? And episode read more


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