Kami Kuzu☆Idol

Phantom of the Idol

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Synonyms: Kami Kuzu Idol
Japanese: 神クズ☆アイドル
English: Phantom of the Idol
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Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2022 to Sep 3, 2022
Premiered: Summer 2022
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:53 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Gokumi
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Idols (Female)Idols (Female), Idols (Male)Idols (Male), MusicMusic
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.741 (scored by 70017,001 users)
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Ranked: #51462
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4413
Members: 21,413
Favorites: 47

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Kazuki Yoshino and Yuuya Niyodo are idols who make up the duo ZINGS. While Kazuki gives his all in every performance, Yuuya views the job as just another means of making money. Yuuya's apathetic attitude toward the fans and inability to take his job seriously causes his manager to give him an ultimatum: unless he starts putting in more effort, he will be fired.

Backstage, Yuuya meets Asahi Mogami, an idol dressed in a colorful costume. Asahi would have had a bright future ahead of her—had she not died a year prior. Even as a ghost, Asahi wants nothing more than to perform for fans again. When she finds out that Yuuya does not hold the same passion for the idol life that she once did, she is overcome by a fit of rage and demands that he let her take his place. In a strange twist, Yuuya wakes up to find that Asahi has possessed him and can do what he is too lazy to do himself.

With Asahi performing for him, Yuuya thinks he has a ticket to an easy idol life. However, Asahi has other plans. Though she is no longer alive, she wishes for Yuuya to find the ambition that she still has. Together, she wants them to become the best idol the world has ever seen. But can an unmotivated man like Yuuya ever care about anything besides money?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Kami Kuzu☆Idol was released on Blu-ray in Japan from September 30, 2022 to November 25, 2022.

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Opening Theme

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"Let's ZING!" by ZINGS (Fumiya Imai & Shun Horie)

Ending Theme

"Kimi Kira (キミキラ)" by ZINGS [Yuuya Niyodo (CV: Fumiya Imai), Kazuki Yoshino (CV: Shun Horie)] (eps 1)
"Hare La Lu La (ハレラルラ)" by Asahi Mogami (CV: Nao Touyama) (eps 2)
"Uraomote no Duet (裏表のデュエット)" by ZINGS [Yuuya Niyodo (CV: Fumiya Imai), Kazuki Yoshino (CV: Shun Horie)] (eps 3)
"Koi se yo Paramedic (恋せよパラメディック)" by Sweet Pharmacy (スイートファーマシー) [Tamaki (CV: Hitomi Ueda), Yuno (CV: Manaka Iwam), Miharu (CV: You Taichi)] (eps 5)
"INNOCENT STORY" by Cgrass [Hikaru Setouichi (CV: Takuma Terashima), Chihiro Misaki (CV: Takuya Satou), Akira Uchihama (CV: Tatsuyuki Kobayashi), Yukinari Nada (CV: Haruki Ishiya), Homare Nakata (CV: Youhei Azakami)] (eps 6)
"Respect" by Yuuya Niyodo (CV: Fumiya Imai) & Hikaru Setouchi (CV: Takuma Terashima) (eps 7)
"Finale~Sono Saki e~ (フィナーレ~その先へ~)" by ZINGS [Yuuya Niyodo (CV: Fumiya Imai), Kazuki Yoshino (CV: Shun Horie) (eps 10)

Sep 2, 2022
Idoly Pride X Budoukan, Uramichi Oniisan edition. Never thought that the mish-mesh of those formulas would work so well.

Idol shows. You might've heard them aplenty, much less seen them in action, even if it's clips on YouTube showcasing how much of a juggernaut genre this is in Japan, and there is absolutely no shortage of them since it's a cultural phenomenon over in the Land of the Rising Sun. But, amongst the many copy-and-paste plans that have little to divide and stand out, how mangaka Hijiki Isoflavone managed to shine through with a story that sounds so typical, yet looks so paradox, is certainly baffling. ...
Sep 2, 2022
Went into this expecting an anime type treatment of Idol anime mash-up with Phantom of the Opera and was pleasantly surprised to find there was something new and different in this story with a lot of heart.

Animation - Sub Par - 5/10

Let's get the bad news out of the way first. The CGI 2D/3D animation is a little wonky and not great. The high water mark of 2D rotoscope or motion capture would be Yuri on Ice, and possibly Dance Dance Danseur. This anime is maybe 30% of that. It's visible and obviously not the best. The only good thing I can say is they ...
Sep 2, 2022
I wasn't sure what to make of the PV, but I decided to give this anime a chance anyway and I'm really glad that I did. The characters were fun and engaging, the comedy made me laugh, and there were come cute and heartfelt moments scattered throughout the episodes. It was fun to watch how possession changed not only Nyodo but also Asahi as well. The recurring secondary characters were also a treat from the sweet and sincere Yoshino to the enthusiastic fan club members to the rival idols. There were no characters I dreaded seeing on screen.

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