There are eleven girls that consist the C-class Ongaku Shoujo idol unit under Pine Records. Despite generating red sales marks and not being very popular, Producer Ikebashi and the members are trying their very best to up their levels. Nevertheless, Ikebashi suggests recruiting a new member for Ongaku Shoujo; someone who can act as a catalyst for the success of the group. Thus, an audition was opened, leading to the soon-to-be legendary group's meeting to a girl named Hanako.
First I have seen many different idol aime's and this one threw me for a curve. Right off the bat some of the characters have opposing characters to their look. Something you don't see everyday. The music like most idol shows was catchy and fun but they have variety not the same song all 12 eps. as for the performances i don't like the 3d dancing very much but the music made me forget about that animation for the most part. You definitely see all the characters grow in some way very typical focus on one character each ep but continue the many theme.
the have people have for this show I really enjoyed it and plan to watch the movie. I also hope for a season 2.
In the last few years, we've seen more and more idol anime being produced. I'm a big fan of this genre, so I was looking forward to Ongaku Shoujo, but I'll admit it did fall a little short of my expectations.
Story: Compared with other idol anime I've seen, such as AKB0048 and the Love Live! series, the story felt forgettable to me. Like with LL, there is an end goal for the group (headlining an arena show with 10,000 fans), but in some of the middle episodes this was referred to so sparingly that I forgot it was actually a plot point. When the
goal is reached in the ending episodes, I also feel like the way this happened was executed in quite a rushed way. However, a lot of this can be attributed to the Slice of Life elements of the series, so if you're familiar with this from others like it, or not, your mileage may vary.
Art: The art style for the show is standard for the genre; MC's are cute, with multicoloured hair, and are CGI-ified for song sequences. Again, this is something that you'll feel differently about depending on your experience with the genre, but personally, I felt some characters really stood out. Sasame Mitsukuri has a design that catches your eye. The CGI, however, is jerky and conspicuous at some points.
Sound: songs were catchy, with the OP being especially bouncy. The voice actors, too, largely fit their roles, though apart from Sasame I can't think of anyone who sounded particularly distinctive.
Character: if you're looking for in-depth analysis of all 11 girls, you won't get it here. Hanako is your run-of-the-mill girl who falls into the idol world, though her position as mostly a staffer instead of a group member does make a welcome change. However, the size of the cast does mean many of the Music Girls' members were inevitably shunted from storylines.
Enjoyment: I moderately enjoyed this series - and I think the key to that was that I wasn't expecting anything groundbreaking. Idol series turn off a lot of people due to their similarity, and it's for that reason that Ongaku Shoujo won't win many converts. However, if you're a fan of cute idols doing cute things that sometimes involve choreographed dance sequences, this may be a show you want to take a look at.
I enjoyed this anime up until the last three or so episodes. Essentially the cry-me-a-river Uori bit. Your voice goes out and suddenly you're the pity party of the century? Get the fuck over yourself.
The whole on-stage fighting/making up thing was also annoying. I get that they were going for some raw emotion to bring the group together, but doing it in that particular setting is so unprofessional. If I were in that crowd, that could have been one of my favorite bands from when I was a teenager up on stage, and I'd still leave if they had some weird fight/non-fight thing happening on
Plus, isn't the common theme among idols that you're supposed to always be smiling and making the best of every situation? I don't remember if that was specifically said in this anime, but I'm just going to assume that it was. Instead, the power goes out during one of your most important performances, the microphones still fucking work because plot, yet you're going to sit there sobbing while your staff member tries to save your career for you. Okay.
Also what was that godawful CGI transition? They got to the end of episode 12 and were like, "Oh shit, I thought we had 百万円 for this final episode, but turns out it was actually 万百 oops." Well, what can you expect from the studio that brought you Deen/stay night?
Otherwise I mostly enjoyed this series. Slow pacing and attempted character development are okay with me, even if it only makes half sense. It's when you go full none-of-this-is-even-remotely-reasonable that you lose me. Throughout the non-cringey parts of the series, I liked many of the songs, the art was pretty good, and I certainly didn't have to force myself through it.
There are 11 girl idols in this j-pop band anime and there are also 11 reasons to watch the show
1) Roro's introduction is magnificent in every sense of the word. She walks onto the screen with plate full of salt like (s)he is that guy from tv shop who is on the phone and accidentally flips over this 7 gallon bowl full of ships on the floor. Roro does this same thing, except the salt ends up in some dudes eyes. Epic.
2) There is this girl who wears glasses, but the glasses don't actually have lenses. However, this is only shown once in the
series. Those who don't pay attention will miss it completely. As a person who uses reddit and is really into that subtle shit which, indeed, cannot be called over-analyzing, I find this to be faptastic.
3) There are 6 chicks who have earrings, but one of them girls appears in some scenes without wearing hers. Unfortunately, there was no time for her to take them off. As a trope master pro, I have had a blast circlejerking about how this is, in fact, not a character flaw, but a continuity error -- much like the disappearing jacket in the 2nd worst anime series ever, Mirai Nikki.
4) I had to change the amount of earring-wearing girls 4 times because they just kept on coming, baby.
5) When Obama became president, there were more people watching him than Trump during his. However, Pink Floyd surpassed Obama. Queen went past Pink Floyd. And no TV signal surpassed them all. What about Ongaku Shoujo's audience? Zero, 0, nada, n/a. Not even a single soul. I have never felt this bad in my entire life. None of the girls deserve this. You have to watch this show because I cannot be the only one who has to FEEL this way.
6) Outside the Roro's salt scene, this series also contains the single most get-salted insult. This random girl met our 11 idols, but she didn't believe any of them could even be an idol. So instead, she went behind them and started searching these so called "idols" elsewhere. However, none of our girls got provoked by this disrespect so brutal it could be called a murder. How all of them managed to hold their smiles is the single most team-spirit, awe-inspiring scene in the history of any medium.
7) When the self-made, stuffed monster toy (which was beyond cute) was introduced, no one rejected it, unlike that horrible, horrible child in Azumanga Daioh episode 07 who refused to take Sakaki's stuffed cat by saying "I don't want it." I have been seeing nightmares of this scene for the past 7 years, and only now, can I say I have moved over it.
8) Whenever our character close their eyes, move their hands, heads or anything, it happens in perfect sync like they are 11 girls doing Dragon Ball fusion at the very same time. Is this because the animation budget is also 11 yens and in generally, sucks? Of course the shit not! This is the visual presentation of harmony: what being one body one soul is all about. It's fluid, not garbage at all.
9) When our girls sing for the very first time, their vocals are exponentially more quiet than the cheers and yells coming from they audience. The 28 dudes -- that are watching 11 girls sing -- manage to make more sound than the 11 girls who are using mics and speakers. Why does this happen, you ask? Because the audience is so goddamn H Y P E. Only after witnessing this, have I realized what being a fan of something truly means.
10) Engrish is widely criticized in anime, but when our girls counted to eight: "wa-na, tsuu, zrii, foh, waifu, sikusu, sevu, eih." I knew our girls aren't just numbers, possibly waifus, but none other numbers. The members may change, some might leave for good, new ones may join, but all of them will be remember by "what" and not by "how many".
11) I lied. All of the former reasons are based to episode 01. Every new episode introduces another 11 reasons that are equally fantastic and convincing, the 11th always being the hook: the reason to watch every new episode that comes out because the show never disappoints.
Basically, we have a show about girls who aren't very special to the public eye.. yet. We have a trip towards fame up ahead, spiced with Deen's self-awareness and epic, ironic fun. As a conclusion: this anime is a meme and so perfect at it.
Ongaku Shoujo is the best series from the year 2018 that doesn't contain horses or isn't called Uma Musume. This is greatness so great that the even the blind should watch this. The deceased should at least attempt to rise from their graves just to see one episode.