I★Chu: Halfway Through the Idol

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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2021 to Mar 24, 2021
Premiered: Winter 2021
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Muse Communication
Studios: Lay-duce
Source: Game
Themes: Idols (Male)Idols (Male), MusicMusic, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.571 (scored by 48794,879 users)
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Ranked: #64592
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Popularity: #5207
Members: 16,669
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School begins at Étoile Vio School, where idol-hopeful students known as "I-Chu" will undergo training to become full-fledged idols. However, things are off to a strange start when the new students are given a speech from their bear principal?! The I-Chu work steadily toward their goals and ask, "What is an idol?" Each boy will learn to shine as they struggle to find their answer.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nanba, Hitoshi
Terada, Mitsuo
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition
Kawai, Eiji
Theme Song Arrangement
Toyonaga, Toshiyuki
Inserted Song Performance


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
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1: "Ichiban Boshi no Uta ~Mirai no Legend Densetsu~ (一番星の歌~未来のレジェンド伝説~)" " by I★Chu (eps 1)
2: "Rainbow☆Harmony" by I★Chu Leaders (eps 2)

Ending Theme

"Singing! Swinging!" by I★Chu Leaders


Mar 8, 2021
Preliminary (9/12 eps)
This is my first review in this site but that doesn't mean this anime is my all-time favorite one, I just wanted to make a review because it's super underrated and one of the anime series that I really enjoy watching. It literally deserves so much more love especially if you're into music and comedy. This series has great songs that are worth listening to over and over again haha. I don't really have any cons to say abt this anime but for the story, I think it could use more drama but I mean, it's already pretty good so I'm not mad. The characters ...
May 17, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I don't normally watch idol anime.

Somehow I decided to stick with this one. Look, its super mediocre, and it's really not that great. But still, I give it props for keeping me watching.
The characters were so so so normal. I mean, I still didn't know their names and couldn't even tell most of them apart even at the end, except for the main 3.
The only interesting group was Kokoro's, and THAT's because she was a cross-dresser. They were all either ridiculously sunshiny or over passion-driven (the I-will-sing-till-I-die-kind, you now what I mean).

I guess the only thing that kept me watching was the "competition" ...
Mar 27, 2021
I find it mildly amusing that the anime idol industry is just as saturated as the actual idol industry. I mean there has to be an extent to which too much is too much, right? Maybe I’m just thinking too hard about this; let’s just talk about pretty anime boys singing.


The I-Chu academy is a prestigious idol school that ‘s known to deliver some of the most promising boy group idols that (apparently) the world has ever seen. Here we’re introduced to the newest groups of I-chu, one of which being Fire Fenyx, a group of three hopefuls who hope to stake their claim in ...

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