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!!
I'm really disappointed in this anime, expectation-wise. I mean, it's not like I should've expected it to be good considering the premise. But I did hope that there would be a serious political plot with an idol spin to it. Instead, it's inexperienced or flippant girls dancing to solve what should be much trickier problems. The villain characters (because they exist for some reason) are about as one dimensional and childishly petty as you can get. "Opposing parties", which manifest either as villains, other meh idols either hardly exist or seem like they were put there as an afterthought.
For what it actually is though,
it still does it badly. Annoying characters and same-y looking character designs (as any other anime) who I don't even want to call cute. Of the main trio, the MC is mega annoying as it goes but the party leader (I think), she tries to sound clever but you don't have to even listen to know she's just spouting a load of BS. The more stoic (and "traumatized") member just seems like a token character archetype they just wanted to fill in.
The mayor in episode 3 was actually just plain stupid. And a quick dance at the end of the episode can surely sway the hearts of men and women alike and completely change their opinion, OF COURSE. The story can't decide whether it wants to be idol based or political based and therefore ended up being neither, or at best a horrible bastardization of them.
The art is meh. It's certainly very shiny. But it's much of what you'd except from an an anime of this caliber. I want to like the art and it IS likable as far as the idol diet-women groups go... but when you put flat personalities to go with them, even the best drawings and a childish, fanservice-y swimsuit episode can't save 'em. Oh right, "animation" or still cut-outs sliding across the screen *sarcastic thumbs up*
Music was okay, most of it forgettable. But somehow the OP is stuck in my head... and I don't even like it that much.
Perhaps this an elaborate tongue-in-cheek joke about how politics everywhere has recently gone to even more s*** than ever and therefore the politicians who run the show should never be taken seriously anymore. But the irony of the joke is that you have to suffer to get through it either way. This anime appears to be in an "issue per episode" format which basically means it won't get any better. My advice to you will be to not waste any of your time on it.
The best thing about Idol Jihen is that he breaks with the formula already established for the shows of idols, it is still a silly anime, but has charisma and dares to experiment with situations, although impossible, "novel" for the genre.
A good way to kill time.
Visually, it fulfills, the design of characters is cute, but, they do not surpass Im@s, it could be said that it is matched with that of LL, the worst thing I can say about visual quality is that it abuses static pictures, thing That has become common in the last episodes, can be annoying, but it does not sink the
anime. Musically, it is not flashy, despite being a show of idols, his music is not so catchy, except the Opening.
The art and animation is absolutely spectacular as is the songs that go along with it. I particularly enjoy the ending with it's cute, crayon animation and simple songs. I would give full marks if the criteria were just the animation and sound quality, but it sadly isn't. ..
The characters are very one tone, even the main characters are not very dynamic. The main character is overly cute and clumsy to the point of it being off putting while her partner is so cold that it's a miracle that she can even be a successful idol and both have backstories that simply fall limp.
was expecting this show to be stupid and light hearted, which it is I guess, but it could be so much better. It tries to be series and show real problems that people around the country may be having but it doesn't take those issues seriously and it doesn't actually solve the problem in productive ways.
I love idols and will watch just about anything with idols in it because of the music, but this is just a laughable attempt at an idol anime.