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Since they’ve joined the school, Azusa gives Yukiho and Haruka an official tour of the place. She ends by taking them down the elevator to the iDOL hanger where Joseph and the rest of the team are waiting. After Joseph introduces them to the various members, Azusa continues the tour of the facilities and explains that once a week, the girls have to be on standby here for asteroid drops. When they get to the shower room, the girls run into Iori who takes this chance to reiterate that it’s impossible for Haruka to pilot the Imber. Back in the hanger, Makoto is attempting to start up the Imber, but it doesn’t want to move. Haruka and Yukiho get to meet her briefly, and Azusa then takes them back up to the classroom for some studying about Drops. Yukiho is able to answer Azusa’s questions, but the advanced reading quickly overheats Haruka’s brain. Conversely, when they get into the simulator, Haruka performs very well while Yukiho struggles. Right as Haruka is getting out of the training simulator, the power flickers off and then back on. Azusa finds out when she gets to the control room that Ritsuko was trying to power up the Imber to allow Iori to move it. Since Iori failed, Azusa decides to allow Haruka to try getting on the Imber the next day.

When the time comes, Haruka gets dressed up in the Idolmaster uniform and boards the Imber. Unfortunately, she’s not able to move the Imber either, but the mecha does proceed to show her some images of the waterfront on the cockpit screen. This is followed by a heavy rumbling from the Imber that forces the team to stop the test and disconnect power. As a result, Haruka gets stuck inside the cockpit while the maintenance team tries to open it back up. Several hours later, as she’s getting hungry, Haruka starts talking to the Imber and it responds by showing her video of herself. This is interrupted by a phone call from Yayoi who wanted to have dinner with her. Since Yayoi doesn’t know about Haruka’s real situation and instead thinks that Haruka is having trouble with a guy, she reminds Haruka of how she was when she was little and how they became friends. During the call, an alarm goes off to signal a Drop occurring, so the Nebula with Iori as its pilot gets ready to launch. Still inside the Imber, Haruka starts talking to the machine and explains to everyone in the control room that the Imber is simply scared. She feels that the Imber must go out on its own and discover for itself, so Azusa clears the Imber for launch too. It takes off soon after the Nebula does, but drops straight down towards the ocean once it’s airborne. Not panicking, Haruka calms the Imber by telling it that the ocean and the asteroid belt aren’t scary. She explains that if you have a scowling face, then everyone will have one too, but if you smile, everyone else will also show a smile. Haruka then urges the Imber to fly with her, and a split second before it would crash into the water, it rights itself and takes off. This occurs just in time too because the Nebula has started sending out emergency signals.


Well, I’m back to being disappointed with this show. It didn’t seem like all that much happened this episode, and the ending felt rather corny with Haruka’s speech and the whole connection to her past. I guess I was waiting for something exciting to happen, and nothing ever really did. For me, the closest they came was during this shot. I hope next week’s episode can pick up the pace a little, and at least the beginning of the episode should have some good Imber vs. asteroid action.

April 16, 2007 at 9:54 pm
  • April 16, 2007 at 10:14 pmNemo_N

    OK. I have to watch this, just because of the second shot of the preview.

  • April 16, 2007 at 10:39 pmGStrike-

    I need to watch this just for the shower scene… I’m serious or am I?

  • April 16, 2007 at 11:10 pmmikemil828

    Exposition, bad. Action, Good!

  • April 16, 2007 at 11:16 pmdemitrickster

    well I think (and hope) that this show will shape up, and get good later on. As I recall the first episodes of Mai Hime/Otome werent really great either…

  • April 16, 2007 at 11:43 pmmewmew

    hmm. too bad :/ its pretty clear that this show has a decent animation budget and the subject matter got me interested but oh well. i ll *pray* that things will turn out better.

    lol@ next week’s episode’s title: “gyouza to americandog” (trans: pot stickers and hot dog xD)

  • April 17, 2007 at 1:15 amjojo

    why did you pick such a “otaku” anime to blog ?
    GOD what a waste of time!!

  • April 17, 2007 at 1:53 amReki

    Lol 95% of the anime this season are very “otaku”. If they don’t blog such titles they’ll prolly be left with just 1-2… *thinks*… 1…

    Anyway, I’m also losing interest in this title. Probably because everything seems so generic. Mecha in particular, there’s gotta be things to them other than jumping and kicking to at least distinguish them from other dozens of mecha anime.

  • April 17, 2007 at 2:04 ammoyism

    I swear the ending of the episode brought back way too many memories of GS/GSD, especially since they used the standard “Gundam Eyes Lighting” SFX. I am with Omni on this though, it was a rather dull episode but I guess kind of mandatory so we get the feel for the “good guys” and the supporting characters.

    … plus the shower scene was semi-hilarious in its own right XD

  • April 17, 2007 at 2:45 amlayla

    omni U have to ablog claymore its awesome and its better than this

  • April 17, 2007 at 3:36 amOmni

    Claymore airs on Tuesday. That was the main problem during premiere week (along with the fact that the first episode didn’t impress me all too much). Even if I did pick up Claymore, I’d have to drop either D.Gray-man or DEATH NOTE to compensate because I personally can’t handle three shows in one day for any period longer than a couple of weeks – and I’m not ready to do that.
    I give and will continue to give Idolmaster a lot of leeway because it’s the only Monday show worth watching for me. Touka Gettan would be if only the plot made sense (on that note, I still may end up watching Touka Gettan all in one go once it completes its broadcast).

  • April 17, 2007 at 5:06 amShinn

    A lot of new anime title series in 2007 that has getting lack of creative story and character development.

  • April 17, 2007 at 6:03 amkaplan

    heroic age is awesome show too omni. lucky star and this crap . This season your choices really bad i think. please forgive me but this is my opininon.

  • April 17, 2007 at 6:49 amRednights

    If this ep isn’t helping this show,the preview isn’t doing much either. Anyways, so far alot of under the radar shows are far superior to this, pretty sad.

  • April 17, 2007 at 11:53 amtensai_otaku

    Death CUM note:

    I must say you people better watch TOUKA GETTAN 03 for some real XXX cum action!! (LOL)
    Yeah that´s right the only stuff you can see on hentai you can get on this one!!
    AND ALSO the fantasy of A MOTHER(not a real one of course) WITH A SON!!!
    Thanks god no more yuri to yuri REZA action……. T_T that´s the way of the nature!!!

  • April 17, 2007 at 12:54 pmsento

    Hmm? Same comment with mewmew about this.

  • April 17, 2007 at 12:55 pmGermanguy

    Omni, School work are more important. It’s a basis for your future life.

    with work there is money,with money there is home, with home there is hobby, with hobby there is a blog.

    sorry, if i sound like a old man… heck i’m old… :)

  • April 17, 2007 at 1:07 pmGermanguy

    and for the other series, that you must drop. Let the readers search other blogs… It’s not so that nobody blog it…. *hust* xxerW *hust*

  • April 17, 2007 at 3:12 pmandy

    come on guys hime or Otome did not have have really great starts as well. so lets give it some more time , that if it’s a 24 -26ep series .

  • April 17, 2007 at 5:50 pmRasmiel


    DUNBINE!! Oo

    why did you pick such a “otaku” anime to blog ?
    GOD what a waste of time!!

    Name one anime that’s not really “waste of time”. Or any other form of entertainment for that matter. GG.

  • April 18, 2007 at 5:13 pmbrooklyn otaku

    BORING! BORING! BORING! BORING!BORING! BORING! BORING! BORING! BORING! BORING! BORING!BORING! BORING!… OHH and did i mention it’s boring. are the mechs for show or what!!! “OH ARENT THE MECHS CUTE” WHAT??????

  • April 19, 2007 at 12:03 amkh

    So far this show gives me a feeling of:
    Eva(apocalypse + secret underground base) + MaiOtome(girls) + gundam(main character thaz “destined” to pilot the main mecha since ep1)…
    but itz still boring atm…
    i’m like forcing myself to watch it…
    hopes it will getting better in the following episodes…

  • April 22, 2007 at 10:47 amdxanato

    I didn’t think this episode was so bad.

  • June 11, 2008 at 1:39 pmJOEL PEREZ