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Nov 17, 2011 8:54 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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No OP this time. The episode starts out really heavy, with Chihaya. Total flip from all the other episodes. It shows a bit of her past and her brother, she is so cute when she was a happy little kid. Chihaya's voice is fucked up becuase lol magical cancer. And Haruka tries to go to her house and cheer her up. Chihaya kind of yells at her so Haruka walks off and runs into her mother. She gives her a drawing book that Chihya had. And then in another visit, Haruka gives Chihaya the book and a letter to cheer her up. There's a tiny bit of Smoky Thrill when they show Ryuuguu Komachi. Chihaya shows up at the concert and all the girls console her, it's a pretty sweet moment. They also get a recolor of the luxury outfit.

Chihaya goes on stage to sing, but her voice gives out again, and all the girls come out to support her, singing a new song. Chihaya finally sings, and she sounds really great. The song continues into the ED too.

Really really good episode. The Chihaya suffering was great, and it was also really touching too.
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Nov 17, 2011 10:16 AM

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Good episode, but was kinda expecting a bit more due to the huge amount of foreshadowing we got.
 
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Nov 17, 2011 10:44 AM

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Good episode, but was kinda expecting a bit more due to the huge amount of foreshadowing we got.


At least it wasn't over exaggerated. :D

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Nov 17, 2011 10:49 AM

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kaimax said:
At least it wasn't over exaggerated. :D

You've got a point, I did however think that the size of her tears were extremely exaggerated. Those were probably the biggest tears I've ever seen. Kind of distracted me during the emotional moment..
 
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Nov 17, 2011 10:59 AM

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This whole ep brought me to tears and Chihaya singing at the end nothing sort of beautiful and a miracle.

961's scoop on Chihaya was criminal and disrespectful, I'm down with trash tabs and paparazzi stuff but this went too far, that's serious emotional suffering Chihaya suffered and she lost her voice temporarily.


 
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Nov 17, 2011 11:25 AM
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Beautiful final episode. Idolm@ster was a great show and I'm sad to see it end, but I'm glad it had such satisfying ending!
 
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Nov 17, 2011 3:54 PM

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7Th said:
Beautiful final episode.


Final episode? There's still 5 left + a Special.

I want to know the name of this beautiful song. @_@ Indeed what a great Chihaya episode.
 
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Nov 17, 2011 5:55 PM

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@6Th: What are you talking about ?

I guess it was not just me that was kind of moved & tears on this episode, it was so beautiful that I would rated this episode even higher than 10/10.

This time Chihaya even smile with her beautiful voice and that's make it even better, she overcome her past with her brother, that's make she even better & stronger.

Chihaya I'm really glad for you to have such a nice friend that are helping you specially thanks to Haruka :)

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Nov 17, 2011 6:51 PM

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A really really good episode from iM@S this week. I just love the song that everyone wrote to cheer chihaya up. This episode brought me to tears. Haruka way to keep your role as the MAIN character in this show and keep everyone together no matter what.

Song name : 約束 「Promise」
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Nov 17, 2011 7:00 PM

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Completely adored this episode... xD It was pretty agonizing for me to have to wait around 3-4 hours before I could finally watch it even though it was already out xD. It was definitely touching...

Really liked the worry that everyone showed. I'm going to end up quoting a bunch XD...
I might have interpreted it wrong... but oh wells xD.

Makoto - "What is with this!? It's like their blaming Chihaya!"

Yayoi - "Chihaya-san had a little brother..?"

Yukiho - "Haruka-chan did you hear anything about it?"

Chihaya - "All of it is true...The fact that I had a little brother...That it was my fault he lost his life...What my parents had spoken does not matter. I.... If I wasn't there, my brother would have never been in that accident. I have to sing, for my little brother."

Doctor - "If this is the case, it's most likely due to her psychological state. There have been cases where people recovered over time... however..."

Chihaya - "My little brother was one and only audience until that time. *car screech* I believed, 'I have to sing. For Yuu's sake, I have to continue singing.' But I can't anymore, I'm cornered - as an idol, as an older sister....*gets up from swing* As long as I'm unable to sing, I can no longer continue working.”

Haruka - "And, if we can sing together again. All of us will be happy, even your little brother in heaven will surely-"

Chihaya - "Stop it! Haruka, what do you know about Yuu and I?! Stop being meddlesome already!"

Haruka - "Am I meddlesome?... I was told that by Chihaya-chan, to stop being meddlesome. I always said "Do your best! Do your best!" Not just to Chihaya-chan, everyone else as well. Maybe, it was causing unnecessary trouble or bothersome."

Haruka - " Ehehehe... Chihaya-chan is laughing upfront on all of it.”

Miki - "Did you draw that Haruka?"

Haruka - "Ah, Miki. Not at all. This belongs to Chihaya-chan's little brother."

Miki - "Eh? Then this is Chihaya-san?"

Haruka - "Mmm... But..."

Miki - "I've never seen Chihaya-san sing like this."

Haruka - "Miki, you think so too?"

Haruka - "I won't leave you alone! I won't, because I still want to work alongside you. On the stage, I want to sing together. I know I'm meddlesome. But... but even so, I want you to continue being an idol!"

Letter - "To Chihaya-chan, though this is sudden, we made a new song. Everyone in 765 Pro made it.... Right now, everyone was thinking of how to convey our feelings, "I know, let's make a song!" Everyone happily agreed. Since it was our first time, we may have not done it that well... but every one of us, in order to send our feelings to you, we honestly made this song. This song made by everyone, everyone will sing and if Chihaya-chan can smile... like the smiling girl in the drawing book. By the way, you might get mad at me again... Your little brother might not have only wanted to listen to you sing, but maybe also to see Chihaya-chan's smile. You loved to sing so much that you smile. He must have loved his sister that way."

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Here's my ... fail interpretation/crappy translation attempt of the song during the concert.

Hey, right now, I'm watching you even when we're apart.
Don't cry anymore... Laugh,
because no matter when, you are not alone.
By looking towards your dream is the same as living.
Have the strength to overcome your sadness.

Child, on this short-lived road.
Sing, beyond the sky.
Let these feeling reach you.
Let's promise to face forward.
Thank you for Smile.

Child, on this short-lived road.
Sing, beyond the sky.
Let these feeling reach you.
Let's promise to face forward.
Thank you for Smile


I'll leave the rest of the Ending song to real subbers @.@...
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Nov 17, 2011 7:19 PM

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Thanks for the song title @Rayyy
Wow. thanks for you interpretation @kuroikishi

*I am now looping Yakusoku*
 
Nov 17, 2011 8:15 PM

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T___T.. cant stop crying..
having little Chihaya n her brother roaming all over the place make me worse.. *sniff*


 
Nov 17, 2011 8:33 PM

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MARVELOUS.
 
Nov 17, 2011 8:35 PM

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When Chihaya started to sing it was so orgasmic, it gave me goosebumps. Truly, she's the best singer out of all the idols.

Anyone knows the title of the song is?
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Magito said:
Anyone knows the title of the song is?


-points above @Rayyy-

約束 (Yakusoku/Promise)

Also happens to be the name of the episode.

Also great episode. So many tears to be had.
 
Nov 17, 2011 9:50 PM

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daultimate said:
Magito said:
Anyone knows the title of the song is?


-points above @Rayyy-

約束 (Yakusoku/Promise)

Also happens to be the name of the episode.

Also great episode. So many tears to be had.


Oh! I overlooked that post.

I forgot to mention that it was really awesome where all the girls started singing together to give her support until she finally sings. It was definitely epic

 
Nov 18, 2011 2:00 AM

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5/5!
What a beautiful song. This episode made me like Haruka and Chihaya even more, and they already were my favourites.
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Nov 18, 2011 3:01 AM
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5/5. My favorite episode. Chihaya smiling when she was singing <3
 
Nov 18, 2011 3:02 AM

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5/5!
What a beautiful song. This episode made me like Haruka and Chihaya even more, and they already were my favourites.
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I agree with you
It was an awesome episode!
 
Nov 18, 2011 3:32 AM
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anyone know which album the song is from? I couldn't find it and the song is simply amazing T__T
 
Nov 18, 2011 3:57 AM
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Most powerful song in this series yet. No matter how many times I rewatch the ending scene, the tears keep coming.


For those who are wondering, the full version of "Yakusoku (約束)" will come out with THE IDOLM@STER ANIM@TION MASTER 06 album, due out on December 28.
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Nov 18, 2011 5:11 AM

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Drama wasn't stretched out, masterfully handled drama as well. Very good episode.
 
Nov 18, 2011 5:39 AM

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Studio Trigger shows what it's capable of. Great episode.
Stone Ocean adaption when?
 
Nov 18, 2011 5:48 AM

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The entire performance I was crying. Amazing episode.
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Nov 18, 2011 5:53 AM

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An amazing episode, even I shed a tear or two :)

Aside that, 961 Pro HQ could really use a Tomahawk right about now...
 
Nov 18, 2011 6:17 AM

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Great impact indeed, I already guessed it since a week ago, "next episode will be bring me to emotional". And yea, It really does!
 
Nov 18, 2011 6:34 AM

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Drama wasn't stretched out, masterfully handled drama as well. Very good episode.


Agreed. They did a good job finishing her arc in one episode and added one hell of a epic performance. An amazing comeback for our songstress.

961 pro will pay for this. Now that Jupiter is fully aware what the president is up to, they should consider switching to other companies.
 
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anyone know which album the song is from? I couldn't find it and the song is simply amazing T__T


THE iDOLM@STER ANIM@TION MASTER 06 > December 28th

We get THE iDOLM@STER ANIM@TION MASTER 05 November 30th with Jibun REST@RT and Marionnette no Kokoro
 
Nov 18, 2011 6:48 AM

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Magito said:
prismheart said:
Drama wasn't stretched out, masterfully handled drama as well. Very good episode.


Agreed. They did a good job finishing her arc in one episode and added one hell of a epic performance. An amazing comeback for our songstress.

961 pro will pay for this. Now that Jupiter is fully aware what the president is up to, they should consider switching to other companies.


and maybe find the police I still haven't forgotten about Hibiki's mishap.


 
Nov 18, 2011 7:31 AM

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Not going to lie. It made me cry.

 
Nov 18, 2011 8:41 AM

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Awesome episode. Chihaya's voice is beautiful. 5/5
 
Nov 18, 2011 9:12 AM

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While I'm not a huge fan of Idolmaster, and I was not completely satisfied with how they played things, it was still touching, and I'm glad they left it so late in the show, because this way I had enough time to get attached to Chihaya and the impact was well delivered. I admit I got blurry vision when ChibiChihaya entered the stage. A 5/5 for this, though it could have been even better.

Ps: I love Chihaya's voice.
 
Nov 18, 2011 10:17 AM

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I don't like gloomy episodes, but this one has it's credits, 5/5.
 
Nov 18, 2011 11:43 AM

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When Chihaya bursted out with her wonderful voice, so did my tears. 5/5
Good stuff.
 
Nov 18, 2011 12:03 PM

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Wow awesome ep 5/5!!! When Chihaya sang that last powerful verse, her voice just skyrocketed and seeing how Jupiter knows what Kuroi has been doing... I guess they won't follow the game's timeline XD
 
Nov 18, 2011 1:23 PM
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Idolm@ster has been a rather boring show for me so far, but this episode was simply amazing. Great development, not only for Chihaya, but for Haruka as well. I was starting to wonder how "good Samaritan" Haruka wanted to convince Chihaya without sounding overly corny and cliche, but that last part she said about how Chihaya's brother perhaps just wanted to see his sister smile...it was really heart-warming and not overdone at all.
That's how you do good drama.

A solid 5/5.
 
Nov 18, 2011 1:32 PM
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One of the better episodes I've seen in quite a while.
 
Nov 18, 2011 1:53 PM

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Chihaya's never been my favorite but I must admit the end made me cry like a baby. Wonderful episode, definitely one of the best of the series.
 
Nov 18, 2011 2:01 PM

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amazing episode, that ending was just so...
well done, i could not see how they could've executed this episode more better than this... it was just epic!!! :'D
 
Nov 18, 2011 5:08 PM

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The ending was just beautiful!
 
Nov 18, 2011 6:48 PM

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Damn, I nearly cried. I just loved it when Chihaya began to sing. Best episode of the series.
 
Nov 18, 2011 6:57 PM

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Really touching episode! I can't stop replaying that last scene. T_T


 
Nov 18, 2011 7:39 PM

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such a awesome episode Chihaya my new favorite character and favorite idol during the end of the ep wen she was singing (Yakusoku) her voice was really beautiful. I ended up crying, i liked how they should Chihaya+ her brother wen they were little and they were in the crowd

fav song now
 
Nov 18, 2011 8:46 PM
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アイマスは神マスだからな
 
Nov 18, 2011 8:59 PM

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See, I knew Jupiter was a group of good people.
Fucking haters.
 
Nov 18, 2011 9:08 PM
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Wow. I don't remember the last time (an episode of) an anime had made a real impact on me. Episode 20 certainly delivered that. :D While Chihaya isn't my favourite character, I have taking a liking for her. I'm glad she was able to move on with the help of everyone especially Haruka.Chihaya's singing was beautiful. Looking forward to the next episode! ^^
 
Nov 18, 2011 9:23 PM
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That was emotionally satisfying. Yet the conclusion really wasn't as grand as I wanted it to be. The whole controversy plus her depression was just heart-crushing. And her constant battle of her guilt was just sad. And for all those heartaches, I felt that her seeing herself and her brother, kinda didn't do justice. By that I mean what could have happened is that when she saw her brother in front of her drawing, he could have said something like "Onee-chan, Utao! Utao!" while smiling, and drawing, and her to maybe start with a bit of tears THEN start singing with that smile. If this would have happened, I'd be bawling right now. T_T;;;;;
 
Nov 18, 2011 10:06 PM

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Haruka x Chihaya episode, eh?

anyway.. T_T .. another insert song that had a major impact to me and made me all teary..
 
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Too bad Idolmaster is still one of the underrated anime this season.

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Nov 18, 2011 10:39 PM

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I DONT CARE.
5/5
10/5
134142141421/5

THAT WAS GOD-LIKE!
That animation, that voice, that scene; now that's what i'm talking about!
And this is me re-watching it for the billionth time. Chills still going down my spine.
 
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