Idoly Pride

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English: Idoly Pride
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2021 to Mar 28, 2021
Premiered: Winter 2021
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Lerche
Source: Mixed media
Themes: Idols (Female)Idols (Female), MusicMusic
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.441 (scored by 1443714,437 users)
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Ranked: #18942
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Popularity: #2574
Members: 52,535
Favorites: 459

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The VENUS Program is an idol scoring system that is entirely impartial, using AI and data to rank candidates based on an array of factors. To determine the rising stars of the idol industry, the annual VENUS Grand Prix is held utilizing these algorithms. Among all the idols that have participated, none have been as outstanding as Mana Nagase. However, on the day of the tournament's finals, a tragic accident suddenly ends her career.

Kouhei Makino, who previously worked as Mana's manager, continues his career at Hoshimi Productions years after her death. Wanting to build a new team of idols, he accepts interviews from various girls. Unexpectedly, one of the interviewees is Kotono Nagase, Mana's younger sister, who is striving to carry on her sister's legacy under the tutelage of her former advisor. Also auditioning is Sakura Kawasaki, whose voice sounds astoundingly similar to that of Mana.

Both Kotono and Sakura pass the evaluations, joining a group of eight other aspiring young girls. Living in a shared dormitory, the 10 members work together to learn more about what it means to harmonize as a team. United by an ambitious endeavor, the girls compete their way to the top as they traverse through the unforgiving world of idols.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Idoly Pride is an anime adaptation that is a part of the multimedia project of the same name created in collaboration by CyberAgent subsidiaries QualiArts, Straight Edge, and Music Ray'n.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kinome, Yuu
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Takahashi, Tatsuya
Series Composition
Original Character Design


Opening Theme

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"IDOLY PRIDE" by Hoshimi Production (星見プロダクション)

Ending Theme

3: "réaliser" by TRINITYAiLE (eps 4,10)
4: "Shining Days" by Sunny Peace (サニーピース) (eps 7)
5: "Daytime Moon" by Tsuki no Tempest (月のテンペスト) (eps 8)
6: "song for you (SUNNY PEACE ver.)" by SUNNY PEACE (eps 9)
7: "Pray for you" by Hoshimi Production (星見プロダクション) (eps 12)
1: "The Sun, Moon and Stars" by Hoshimi Production (星見プロダクション)
2: "The Last Chance" by LizNoir (Rio & Aoi Version) (eps 3)

Mar 28, 2021
Marinate1016 (All reviews)
Shingeki no Kyojin sundays? More like Idoly Pride Sundays. Idoly Pride was second only to Mushoku Tensei in terms of enjoyment for me this season, and it was pretty damn close. This was definitely the hidden gem of the season.

Idoly Pride was always going to get a high score for me. It’s really hard to mess up the idol formula. Cute girls, cute outfits, songs that are bops, etc. But, the show exceeded all expectations that I had and was such a pleasant surprise. The best way that I could describe the series is a mix between 22/7 and Love Live. It’s quite a bit read more
Mar 28, 2021
dlxuniuniu (All reviews)
PRIDE. What do you associate with the word "pride"?

Every idol would surely want to be able to say with full pride one day: I have fulfilled my dream to become the very best. The idol dream requires a lot of hard work in addition to talent. You always have to train and practice more than the competitors. But if you manage to be at the top, you can be proud of yourself.

Imagine you are at the peak of your career, you are only one step away from climbing the top and then the most terrible imaginable thing in life happens: a fatal accident. Mana Nagase read more
Mar 28, 2021
Jaikeis (All reviews)
In a word, disappointing. Idoly Pride had a fantastic opening episode that soon degenerated into a very by-the-numbers, predictable storyline. The principal issue with the show is that the characters are never meaningfully challenged and overcome every test without any difficulty. Our protagonists are going to be up against the biggest veteran idols in the industry? I can't wait to see how they'll work to prepare for this! Oh, they just did more of their usual barely coached training routines and won in their first face-off, okay. There is no reason to be invested in their struggles, because, aside from paying some minor lip service read more
Mar 28, 2021
TheKillerAngel (All reviews)
While “idol anime” could be considered a genre unto itself, idol shows typically fall into a “slice of life” or “comedy” genre classification. Cue Idoly Pride – which, despite sharing the basic industry setting as many other idol anime – delivers an emotional story of soul-searching and self-discovery, as opposed to episodic bits of comedy or daily life in showbiz.

While most of the idols of Hoshimi Production (the main agency in Idoly Pride) get their introduction and basic characterization in the first half of the show, Idoly Pride breaks from the common “girl of the week” format often found in idol shows with large read more

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