SOARA, Growth, SolidS, and QUELL are four groups belonging to Tsukino Entertainment Production (AKA TSUKIPRO). The slice of life music anime "PRO ANI" depicting their music overflowing with uniqueness and the drama surrounding their lives begins now! Will you open this glittering treasure box of music?
#01: "Ouka Ranman (桜花爛漫)" by SolidS #02: "FRIEND" by SOARA #03: "Chiisana Sekai (小さな世界)" by QUELL #04: "one day..." by Growth #05: "Back On Track" by SolidS #06: "Startline ~Boys, Be Mighty (スタートライン～Boys, Be Mighty~)" by SOARA #07: "Above the best" by QUELL #08: "Parallel Lineage (パラレル・リネージュ)" by Growth #09: "Unmei wo Koeru 'Venga' (運命を越える "Venga")" by SolidS #10: "Mirai e no Okurimono (未来への贈り物)" by SOARA
#11: "Arigatou (ありがとう)" by QUELL #12: "Hidamari ni Saku (陽だまりに咲く)" by Growth #13: "DearDreamer," by SolidS, SOARA, QUELL, Growth
TsukiPro The Animation is a fan-service kind of anime. Its difficult for new fans to understand the anime if you don't have a prior knowledge of the groups that were introduced and its targeted audience is the fans themselves obviously. But don't let this hinder you to watch it and to try to know about the groups' music: SolidS, SOARA, Growth, and QUELL
The characters are easily likable as the story is kept simple. Although character development is sacrificed this way, the anime tries to give glimpses of the TsukiPro characters' personalities, "daily lives" and their past. Each episode tackles different problems and challenges to make
them grow as an idol and as a member of their team. For instance, the meaning of friendship and what is music for them.
Moreover, the anime's main selling point is the music itself. It concentrated more on main songs/opening songs for the four bands. Thus, the animation's quality is uneven. But the animation for the main songs/opening songs is remarkably well done. I have to admit that I preferred TsukiPro's more than Tsukiuta especially the last episode's last song of TsukiPro. But I also wish that the production decided to keep the quality going rather than focusing only on the main songs/opening songs itself.
I shall emphasise again that the anime's music is focal point. Aside from the main songs/opening songs, the anime also featured the TsukiPro's past songs and new songs as ending songs. It perfectly displayed each groups' unique quality and distinct music styles from one another; in which it gives a diverse collection of music rather than focusing on one genre. As the characters describe their music in their own words, the anime did not fail to showcase it. Moreover, the anime also shows how each group creates their music. There will always be a member who is the composer of each group. By presenting the process, the unique attributes of each group is even more emphasized and recognized. Thus, TsukiPro groups are distinct from one another.
Moreover, the anime also did not leave out the significance of music in each people's lives. As the characters' explained and displayed it in each episode, music could paint beautiful and radiant colors in our everyday lives. Hence, the anime shows the value of music.
This is the music's description of each TsukiPro groups:
SOARA - "Like the blue sky."
Growth - "Like flowers blooming in the field."
QUELL - "Like clean, clear water."
SolidS - "Like glittering, intense flames"
Hope you give this anime a chance and be a new fan of the groups' music!
Well, probably this is one of the weaker anime in this season, but there are few points that make it really nice. This anime is the first one in history that really made me watch the opening and ending in every episode!
With the story of course its quite weaker, but its about the music, bands and the festival that is being prepared. We got at least a bit space for getting to know all the characters, but because of the ammount I always get lost, but it really doesnt matter. For lovers of music it will be probably a good anime, othervise I would
not recommend to watch it.
First thing that you should know is that Tsukipro is not going to be everyone's cup of tea. That is because its those kind of anime where you should know the context behind it before watching it as the anime itself doesnt do a good job explaining each groups backstory, characters etc.
It heavily relies on i guess individuals to find out more of the backstory, as from what i know they do explain it on like Drama cds. You need not watch the first installment of the series, Tsukiuta the Animation as it also a stand alone anime and has not much relevance
to the story other than being part of the same universe.
I myself am not too deep into the fandom but does follow on the series from time to time so usually when the characters make references i wouldnt catch it and be lost. (sadly)
So i guess if you wanna start on this series just dont get your hopes too high if your expecting a proper idol anime. As mentioned above it doesnt does it job quite well and since it features 4 groups (yes 4 of them) you can imagine the injustice screen time and pacing of it. And since theres 4 groups each episode would feature on 1 group only to be swap to another which does throw the pacing off personally.
Other than that i enjoyed the series as the characters are animated really nicely and the best part of an idol anime is of course their music. Both the opening and ending music are really catchy and well since im just idol trash i dont particularly dislike it that much. With that i hope this review helps!