Tsukiuta. The Animation

TV (13 eps)
3.454 out of 5 from 775 votes
Rank #5,885
Tsukiuta. The Animation

Six Gravity and Procellarum are two rival male idol groups who happen to live in the same dorm. Six Gravity is made up of young men who represent the months of December to May, while Procellarum’s members represent June to November. Follow the daily lives of these twelve young men as they deal with the stresses of idol-hood, school, and living together.

Source: Funimation

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A+, tbh. I found this anime as I was getting back into the music/anime scene, so I watched it coz i figured, "hey, it's anime, and it's music, so why not?" Honestly, it might have been one of my better decisions. This review is spoiler-free, so while i don't think it's as in-depth as i can make it to be, i guess this can be a review to... encourage people to watch it, if they have the time to do so. go ahead! OVERALL: 9/10 It's almost amazing! The only reason i can't give it a 10 is because my favorite character did not get an episode lmao yes i am that petty STORY: 8/10 The story is not so much as a plot. It's a slice of the life of idols, as is the rest of the Tsukiuta franchise; only this is specific to the experiences of Six Gravi and Procellarium. I rated it 8/10 because, as a student, I was able to relate with their experiences: the agonizing over your dream, the uncertainty in your own abilities, the growth, the support you are able to receive from the people around you... it's relatable, and it's life. ANIMATION: 9/10 NOW. I know people will disagree with me on this, but hear me out: CG is amazing in anime, especially the way it was incorporated in the series. It's 80% traditional animation, 20% CG. The CG makes it so that we are able to watch the 'performances' in different angles, and more realistically than in other performance anime. From their breathing, to the subtle movements of shoulders and eyes and the face... what else could you ask for? SOUND: 10/10 It's a musical anime. It pulled through: each character was able to perform his own character song, and each group was able to perform the song they're best known for. The last song? 12 distinct voices, blending so freaking naturally? A M A Z E B A L L S. CHARACTERS: 9/10 Each character is distinct, relatable in his own way, and well-developed - i guess that's what happens when you produce something in fiction and it actually exists in real life. My only caveat is that the - in my very biased opinion - best character did not get his own episode. Instead, we got a special episode where another idol group visited Earth from the moon. I guess that adds more to his mystery and allure, but still, I wanted a Shun-centric episode, why wasn't I given a Shun-centric episode? So, that's it! No, there aren't any girls in this story, and no, there isn't a romance, yes, it's all about the friendship shared by a dozen boys, but don't let that discourage you from watching. It's a nice way to just sit back and relax and laugh at the shenanigans that people can get up to - actual teenaged boys get up to, as someone who has been friends with a dozen boys for years, i'm telling you.


I'm gonna be honest, I started watching Tsukiuta the Animation because I stumbled upon a picture of Hajime. Mutsuki Hajime, in all his purple and black glory. It is extremely understandable how Shun is a big fan of Hajime. Anyways, yeah, I fell in love with Hajime at first sight and searched him up, and soon enough, I finally got to watch this anime.I don't know what exactly I was expecting, but this wasn't bad. I don't usually watch slice of life animes (is this even considered slice of life?), let alone idol animes. I've tried to get into stuff like Hypnosis Microphone and Enstars multiple times, but I really just can't vibe with stuff like that. Even after finishing Tsukiuta, I still can't fully vibe with the songs in the series. The "shakin', sugar, sugar" still haunts the back of my mind, though. It's kinda catchy.Right off the bat, the show was introduced with the 12 idols introducing themselves on TV just like idols would. Unfortunately, even after I've finished watching all 13 episodes, I still can't remember all of their names. The plot didn't intrigue me enough, and the character development kinda lacked. I didn't really feel any big attachment to anyone, except for maybe Shun, in addition to my already Hajime-obsessed self. But, really, I kind of had high hopes for Hajime. The plot sort of let me down. The characters felt a bit detached? I couldn't really build the bond I wanted to with them, or empathize fully, or whatever it's supposed to be called. It started off super boring, but as the story progressed, it got better. That was one of the good things, I guess. Each character was able to get an episode dedicated to showing their struggles, too. They were able to highlight how even idols were human, fiction or not, and we all have struggles. It was a fresh thing to see, in contrast to some animes and movies I've seen and dropped due to the lack of imperfections. This was, overall, quite enjoyable. I'll probably watch the second season once it airs.

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