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The iDOLM@STER

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The iDOLM@STER
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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.

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Name Role
Atsushi NISHIGORI Character Design
Atsushi NISHIGORI Director
monaca Music
Hisanori KUNISAKI Producer
Yasuhiro YAMAGUCHI Producer
Hironori TOBA Producer

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Title Author Score Date
The iDOLM@STER AkitoKinomoto 7/10 Feb 13, 2012
iDOLM@STER AkitoKinomoto 7/10 Feb 13, 2012
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the idolmaster Sadieus 0 Jan 10, 13
Yakusoku crds0905 0 Jul 12, 12
Summer Anime Awards 2011 neo37256 0 Oct 9, 11
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K-On!

K-On!

It's the first day of high school, and plenty of school clubs are doing their best to recruit new members. However, for ditzy Yui, none of them seem to fit the bill. However, when she accidentally signs up to join the light music club, Yui begins a hilarious adventure to become a world class guitarist! There's just one problem: she's never played the guitar before in her life! Joined by bassist Mio, drummer Ritsu and keyboardist Tsugumi, Yui and the gang will juggle their studies with buying instruments, learning how to read music and even performing in the school festival, all in the hopes of someday becoming a successful band!

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Kari5

Both of these anime are about a group of girls with a passion for music, learning, preforming, and being cute! They are both slice of life anime about practicing hard to be great preformers, but with many side adventures. Toss in similar art styles, and it's easy to come the conclusion that fans of one would also enjoy the other (although K-On is better).

DearlyStars

Both of these slice of life anime are about a group of girls who have a love for music and performing. They both follow the groups through all of their mishaps, hardships and victories!

Takeya

Both anime are sugesting great amout of music, but in both ways we get comedies with silly girls. Prefer hamsters, cake, moe girls and alot of gags than music? Good for you. You will like both series.

Love Live! School Idol Project

Love Live! School Idol Project

Honoka Kousaka is heartbroken. Her school, Otonokizaka High, will be forced to shut down unless it can find more prospective students. Luckily, Honoka and her friends have a plan: they'll form an idol group and throw concerts to attract others to join the school! But following through won't be easy – they'll need to find talent, make outfits, find practice space, build stamina and more in hopes of keeping Otonokizaka High alive!

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shikikywketsuki

Yet again both of these animes are Idol animes, meaning there is always a great deal of chracter development which both of these anime's show very well. another thing these both show well is the real-life side to idols and how competivtive it is and how things dont always go right.

Kari5

Both of these idol shows have a similar feel; a large group of girls working hard to make it in the idol world. If you enjoyed one, you'd probably enjoy the other.

Etue

Love live is basically Idolmaster where the school of the main characters becomes a central point. This does however limit the range of ages that Love live covers and as such all characters are of a highschooler age. Both anime have CGI dance sequences and the actual idol seiyuu's singing at times. Both anime have small bits of teenage angst and share common tropes in this. 

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AKB0048

AKB0048

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Kari5

If you liked either of these shows, I think you'd be interested in the other. Both of these shows are about a large group of girls who want to be popular idols. Although the setting is very different, they both include group friendship, dance/preformance numbers, and cute music.

Etue

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. Idolmaster takes place in modern time Japan while AKB0048 takes place is a dystopian future. 

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Bokura no Live Kimi to no Life

Bokura no Live Kimi to no Life
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Kari5

Both of these are about a large group of cute Japanese idols. Bokura no Live Kimi to no Life is just a music video, but in addition to dance scenes, it shows how the group of girls formed their group and practiced hard until their dance was perfect. The iDOLM@STER girls are already idols, but they are practicing hard to become famous. Both of these anime are very cute and fans of idols and music will enjoy them both.

Megaparadox

Both of these are about a large group of cute Japanese idols. Bokura no Live Kimi to no Life is just a music video, but in addition to dance scenes, it shows how the group of girls formed their group and practiced hard until their dance was perfect. The iDOLM@STER girls are already idols, but they are practicing hard to become famous. Both of these anime are very cute and fans of idols and music will enjoy them both.

Wake Up, Girls!

Wake Up, Girls!

Green Leaves Entertainment is a tiny production company on the verge of going out of business in Sendai, the biggest city in Japan's northeastern Tohoku region. The agency once managed the careers of magicians, photo idols, fortune-tellers, and other entertainers, but its last remaining client finally quit. In danger of having zero talent (literally), the president Tange hatches an idea of producing an idol group. On the brash president's orders, the dissatisfied manager Matsuda heads out to scout raw talent. Matsuda makes a fateful encounter with a certain girl...

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shikikywketsuki

These two animes are very similar as both revolve around a small companys trying to make it big in the idol Industy.

-where you can see that the main story is about the girls character development it also reflects alot on the money and business side, which quite a few Idol/music animes miss.

-Both these two anime show direct competition with other Idol groups

Kari5

Both IdolM@ster and Wake Up Girls are about a large all-female idol group from Japan.What makes these two idol shows particularly similar is how they look at the idol industry. Many other idol shows focus mostly on the idols themselves, but these shows show the trials of learning to be popular idols in (mostly) realistic situations. So if you're looking for idol shows on the slightly more realistic/more mature side, check these out.