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.
At the end of the day his name says it, an anime of idol with an op that I love enough if we talk about the context of the history would classify it as simple common, the soundtrack even though this is an anime of music is scarce, what it loses a lot, something positive and quite strong would be the personalities of its characters are quite complete, curious, exciting some of its points really good, its animation acceptable (well if it comes to chapter 7 is to cry :(), I would classify it as a Anime maybe acceptable, I'm not a fan of the
genre but really, I would recommend if you are a big fan of the idol and musical animes I would say you can disappoint enough even with a premise that ensures a bit of fame this serious becomes very boring with great personality traits, he does not explain them in a beautiful way, he despises them to me, without more than adding that he would not recommend the series for the most part