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Alternative Titles

Japanese: UniteUp!


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2023 to Apr 15, 2023
Premiered: Winter 2023
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: CloverWorks
Source: Music
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: Idols (Male)Idols (Male), MusicMusic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.021 (scored by 29192,919 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #41372
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6548
Members: 9,641
Favorites: 85

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Akira Kiyose, a high schooler who loves to sing, gets recruited by a talent agency called sMiLea Production. Akira learns that the legendary idols "Anela," who shocked the world with their sudden retirement, are behind the agency developing talent. Together with Banri Naoe and Chihiro Isuzugawa, also recruited by the agency, they form an idol group as they chase their dream towards super stardom alongside other idol groups "LEGIT" and "JAXX/JAXX."

(Source: Aniplex USA, edited)

Characters & Voice Actors



Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Unite up!" by Unite up!

Ending Theme

"Ii no (いいの)" by KIKUNOYU (eps ep 1)
"Hoero! Crossfire (吠えろ!クロスファイヤー)" by PROTOSTAR (eps ep 2)
"FIRE" by LEGIT (eps ep 4)
"Kibou no Koe (希望の声)" by Anela (eps ep 5)
"Triplet (トリプレット)" by PROTOSTAR (eps ep 7)
"A.P.P.L.E." by JAXX/JAXX (eps ep 8)
7: "call" by Daiki Takao (CV: Magura Sukegawa) (eps 10)
8: "Yume no Tobira (ユメノトビラ)" by Akira Kiyose (CV: Kikunosuke Toya) x Daiki Takao (CV: Magura Sukegawa) x Gakuto Haruka (CV: masa) (eps 11)
9: "Unite up!" by UniteUp! (eps 12)

Episode Videos


Apr 15, 2023
This show really is charming! The characters definitely make this show magical and entertaining with how different their personalities are, and the different styles of their groups. (Jaxx/Jaxx being a band and LEGIT having a more hype K-pop style sound, then Protostar being similar to a softer sort of J-pop maybe, charming and smooth yet upbeat if that makes sense. While it's not quite the same as Idolish7, I actually think this is more enjoyable when you aren't wanting to watch a show that's overly serious in certain aspects *Ahem* (Riku's illness and then other idol groups' competitive drama, etc.)

This show doesn't have as ...
Aug 13, 2023
VA, Music, Art, Characters, Story

Hindsight is 20/20. At first, I was left disappointed at the ending. The first half of this anime brought my hopes up, you see. I thought this would turn out to be a serious story, not unlike the likes of its predecessor "Idolish7" or even "A3". Instead of diving deep into a single Idol group's story, then tying that up with a neat bow and moving on to the next, we ended up jumping from group to group, in a rushed attempt to develop all characters at the expense of the continuity of our original group's story. "Wasted potential."... was the ...
Jan 21, 2023
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
So far, the anime is great! I feel as though the low ratings definitely don't do it justice. If you're looking for an anime similar to Idolish7, this is it! Although both are entirely different in its story, they both have the aspect of idols. Uniteup focuses on how the characters become idols starting from step 1 so we get to see how they were recruited, how they find their style, how they form a group, and so on.
We get the slow build up of how one becomes an idol rather than the characters starting off as an idol. So, it doesn't focus too ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

2nd Season Announced
tsubasalover - Jul 30, 2023
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Feb 8, 7:56 AM
Poll: UniteUp! Episode 12 Discussion
Serafos - Apr 15, 2023
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Apr 16, 2023 9:47 AM
Poll: UniteUp! Episode 11 Discussion
Serafos - Apr 8, 2023
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Apr 14, 2023 8:02 AM
Poll: UniteUp! Episode 10 Discussion
Serafos - Apr 1, 2023
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Apr 14, 2023 7:07 AM
Poll: UniteUp! Episode 9 Discussion
Serafos - Mar 25, 2023
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Apr 14, 2023 5:34 AM