One clear festive evening, Lucia, a mermaid princess, rescues a young boy from drowning. With him, she leaves the source of her beautiful singing voice: a pink pearl necklace. Several years later, Lucia has grown into a young woman, and embarks on a quest to the human world to reclaim her pearl and find her lost love.
There are few anime that use the power of singing as a weapon, and these shows do just that! Although the music is a thousand times better in AKB and the overall tone is darker, if you enjoy girly musical shows, try Mermaid Melody!
Everybody knows it's tough being an idol, especially the girls at 765 Production. Made up of thirteen young ladies, the group constantly attempts to improve its image by taking new promo shots and booking the best gigs possible, whether it's being a concert star or a quirky cooking show guest. Led by the kind-hearted and determined Producer, these talented performers such as twins Mami and Ami, quiet Yukiho, clumsy Haruka and gifted singer Chihaya will do their best to become the best idols around.
AKB0048 is basically inspired by Idolmaster and shares all atributes except the setting which differs greatly between the two. Idolmaster is AKB0048 without the SCI-FI Future fantasy to put it blatantly.