ARP Backstage Pass

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ARP Backstage Pass


Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 13, 2020 to Mar 30, 2020
Premiered: Winter 2020
Broadcast: Mondays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Dynamo Pictures
Source: Other
Themes: Idols (Male)Idols (Male), MusicMusic
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.541 (scored by 18651,865 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #112102
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #7258
Members: 7,068
Favorites: 14

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ARP: A 4-member dance and vocal group created by the latest AR technology. This popular group got their start with Avex, and are unique for their interactive concerts which combine highly-skilled song and dance routines with a format that changes based on how much the fans are cheering them on.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Endou, Tetsuya
Director, Script, Storyboard
Ueno, Fumihiro
Episode Director
Morita, Yuuki
Episode Director
Miyata, Ryou
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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Youtube Music
"Burn it up" by ARP

Ending Theme


Mar 31, 2020
tl;dr: It's an "idol documentary" series through and through. As in, it straight up gives stories to each of the groups 1st album songs for promotion, rather than creating a superficial story to promote the group

ARP known as Artists Republic Performers....or Augmented Reality Performers(?) are a group of AR idols, mainly known for their 'battle system' which essentially makes all performances like a competition. AR idols aren't necessarily a new innovation, you have some like vocaloids or VTuber idols who also use AR technology to generate a fictional 3D character and perform on stage.

The main thing to note at the end of the day, is ...
Nov 19, 2020
tldr; The insert-song videos are beautiful and the music is well made and catchy. It's a good introduction to the people behind ARP.

I should probably state right off of the bat that I went into this show completely blind. Most of the anime I watch is based on recommendation or what's currently popular, but this one was completely a "Let's see where this goes!" pick.
Now what the hell is an ARP?
ARP, also known as Artists Republic Performers, is an augmented reality idol project that debut back in 2016 under Avex Japan. The universe is built from an anime, a web-radio show [], and- of course- ...
Sep 7, 2021
Mixed Feelings
ARP Backstage Pass is the first idol anime I've watched, so if you're a hardcore idol anime fan don't bother reading my review. It was an interesting experience overall and that's the reason I will point out some of the reasons why this anime should be more popular.


The first thing to take into account is its unique music, since it's one of the most important things the show has to offer. I'm always stumbling upon idol songs on AnimeMusicQuiz, and almost all of them sound pop. But when I heard the rock song "Black Sapphire" from ARP, I was curious to watch the anime. Indeed, ...

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