White Album

TV (13 eps)
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Touya Fujii is a young university student who juggles two part-time jobs with his studies so that he can afford to live. The most important thing in his life is his girlfriend Yuki, but since she is an up and coming idol they barely get a chance to talk, let alone see each other. With her managers keeping a close watch on her and attempting to prevent their relationship, it seems that Touya and Yuki will simply have to make the most of their fleeting moments together. However, they do have one person fighting in their corner: Yuki’s friend - the famous idol Rina Ogata - hires Touya in order to create opportunities for the pair to be together. Unfortunately he is promptly fired when the production company discover her plan. When she pledges to make it up to him, Touya begins to wonder if Rina is all that she seems, and why is she going to so much trouble for him and Yuki?

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Yes, maybe the button was already pushed by then. image

Episode 1

Yes, maybe the button was already pushed by then.

Do you believe in long-plotted encounters? image

Episode 2

Do you believe in long-plotted encounters?

Hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder,  back to back, and then... we don't have to take off our clothes. image

Episode 3

Hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder, back to back, and then... we don't have to take off our clothes.

Sometimes you feel like you understand someone beyond imagination. A lot of times it's the opposite though. image

Episode 4

Sometimes you feel like you understand someone beyond imagination. A lot of times it's the opposite though.

It's not only those who are close to you that get in your way. The less you know someone, the harsher you are. image

Episode 5

It's not only those who are close to you that get in your way. The less you know someone, the harsher you are.

A good way to forget your troubles...How about getting involved in somebody else's? image

Episode 6

A good way to forget your troubles...How about getting involved in somebody else's?

A mental image is something that needs constant building up. It crumbles easily. image

Episode 7

A mental image is something that needs constant building up. It crumbles easily.

The less time you have,  the more you can do. The more you do. Of course, love is no exception. image

Episode 8

The less time you have, the more you can do. The more you do. Of course, love is no exception.

Memories don't need to be prettied up like a play. The minute you say them aloud, they're all lies. image

Episode 9

Memories don't need to be prettied up like a play. The minute you say them aloud, they're all lies.

Sumo Wrestling by yourself isn't lonely just because you don't have a partner. The eyes of the audience sting, too. image

Episode 10

Sumo Wrestling by yourself isn't lonely just because you don't have a partner. The eyes of the audience sting, too.

Time won't take care of the feelings building up in your heart. It just labels them "forgotten." image

Episode 11

Time won't take care of the feelings building up in your heart. It just labels them "forgotten."

“Restriction.  Deception.  Deprivation.  Giving.  Waiting is more trying than all of these.” image

Episode 12

“Restriction. Deception. Deprivation. Giving. Waiting is more trying than all of these.”

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Sheex's avatar
Sheex Aug 3, 2009
Score 4.7/10

Story
Were there a Greek god for bullshit and mediocrity, his name would be White Album. While the series flaunts a strong premise and a unique method of conveying moods, it stumbles around for thirteen episodes without the faintest clue how to handle its content. Despite setting up an intriguing core story, it dances around with a bloated cast of side characters in a manner that would rival the... read more

roriconfan's avatar
roriconfan May 24, 2016
Score 3/10

Notice: This review covers both seasons.

Someone insisted that White Album is a masterpiece, a deconstruction of the harem genre, and a mature look on the pop idol industry of the 80s. All I saw is yet another generic adaptation of a porn game. Just look at its freaking cover. Is this telling you it’s going to be deep and mature?

The bullshit are obvious from the first episode, where the... read more

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