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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Idolmaster Side M
Japanese: アイドルマスター SideM


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2017 to Dec 30, 2017
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Game
Genres: MusicMusic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.201 (scored by 46484,648 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #27722
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3864
Members: 16,309
Favorites: 123


Male idols shows with an equal focus on the characters and the business side of things. 
report Recommended by TheKillerAngel
Both stories are music anime which focus on male idols and have comedy elements. The main differences are that in UtaPri the main character is female, while in IMas the characters are all males (there are no romance elements); and in UtaPri the idols start their music experience at school, while in IMas the characters are directly employed by the music agency. If you like funny, colorful music anime with male idols, you'll probaly enjoy both these series. 
report Recommended by Suishou-Suisen
Both feature upcoming idols from different groups. The stories also have a slice-of-life take on the lives of the idols, showing their interactions not only with others, but also with the idol world. The music for both is also pretty good. 
report Recommended by TimidSquid
Plucky amateurs struggle to become famous idols so they can bring joy to everyone in fun character-focused dramedies. Much more focus is placed on the idols themselves and their relationships with each other than providing any kind of realistic look at the industry. 
report Recommended by Keirik