LocoDol - Recommendations

Alt title: Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yattemita.

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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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kremlin kremlin says...

Only 2 episodes in for Locodol but i think i'll be safe making this recommendation - Both Wake Up Girls and Locodol bring us a close and personal view of the world of struggling regional idols, their failures, successors, and growth - both as individuals and as performers.

DerekL DerekL says...

I agree, the two are similiar in many ways.  But they're also different.  Locodol is a comedy, Wake Up Girls! is a drama.  Locodol walks the sunny side, while Wake Up Girls! also explores the darker and grittier side of the idol industry.  If you enjoyed one, the other is worth checking out, but you should be aware of the differences so you know what to expect.

Sakura Quest

Sakura Quest

Five young women have one thing in common—the careers they planned for themselves weren’t working out. Job dissatisfaction, trying to make ends meet, and personal insecurities lead each of them to start working at a local tourism bureau where their lives become intertwined. As the girls experience their first year on the job, they learn a lot about their town, their industry, and themselves. 

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kaiyotea kaiyotea says...

Both series center around the protagonist getting more than they bargained for when they get caught up in being the representative of a small town trying to revive its tourism economy.

chii chii says...

If you like shows where cute girls will do things to promote their towns look no further than these 2 anime. Sakura Quest is more mature than LocoDol by far.

Action Heroine Cheer Fruits

Action Heroine Cheer Fruits

What starts as a project for a small-town festival gains traction when local heroines begin getting scouted for popular TV programs. At the urging of her aunt, a prefectural governor in Hinano City, high school senior Misaki Shirogane signs up to become a "heroine fighter" for her area - but everything changes when she has to save her town’s culture hall, a beloved structure that her grandfather helped build!

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YuiYui YuiYui says...

Two anime where cute moe girls try and promote their local town in unique ways, that attract more attention to their given area. In LocoDol they focus on local idols and getting them attention through idol activities whereas Cheer Fruits is all about creating 'mascots' for the town to help promote what their town is about in order to save something special. If you enjoy a bunch of cute girls doing cute things for a reason of some sort, or just generally like this style of anime and you've watched one, you might want to check out the other.

chii chii says...

If you like shows where cute girls will do things to promote their towns look no further than these 2 anime.

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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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kremlin kremlin says...

Only 2 episodes in for Locodol but i think i'll be safe making this recommendation - Both Idolmaster and Locodol bring us a close and personal view of the world of struggling regional idols, their failures, successors, and growth - both as individuals and as performers

Dropout Idol Fruit Tart

Dropout Idol Fruit Tart

Former showbiz stars Roko, Hayu, and Nina live together in a dormitory for dropout idol girls. As timing would have it, young dreamer Sakura happens to move in with the other girls just as an announcement is made to tear down the dorm due to a 100-million-yen debt! This leads to the unexpected formation of a new idol group called Fruit Tart. Their sole mission: earn some yen and stop the demolition.

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Sora no Manimani Specials

Sora no Manimani Specials

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