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THE IDOLM@STER – 15

「みんな揃って、生放送ですよ生放送!」 (Minna Sorotte, Nama Housou Desu yo Nama Housou!)
“Everyone Gather, It’s a Live Broadcast, a Live Broadcast!”

There’s no holding 765 Pro down, as they’re popular enough to have their own live program now. If you’re looking for a “show” that’s purely about cute girls doing cute things, IM@S “Are We Live? Sunday” is definitely it.

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October 15, 2011 at 2:15 am Comments (52)

THE IDOLM@STER – 14

「変わりはじめた世界!」 (Kawari Hajimeta Sekai!)
“The World that’s Started to Change!”

From struggling idols to overnight sensations, girls sure grow up fast these days. It felt like just the other day episode that they were only our idols. *sniff*

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October 7, 2011 at 1:35 am Comments (46)

THE IDOLM@STER – 13

「そして、彼女たちはきらめくステージへ」 (Soshite, Kanojo-tachi wa Kirameku Suteeji e)
“And So, The Girls Stand On The Sparkling Stage”

Wow, what’s with all these Miki episodes? Someone should really remind A-1 Pictures that there are eleven other idols in IM@S.

…Yeah right, who am I kidding. Like I’d really say something like that. You guys know me better than that. :P

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September 30, 2011 at 11:55 pm Comments (42)

THE IDOLM@STER – 12

「一方通行の終着点」 (Ippou Tsuukou no Shuuchakuten)
“A Goal with a One-Way Path”

Damn Producer failing at being a producer. He just doesn’t understand the delicate hearts of 15-year-old girls!

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September 22, 2011 at 10:20 pm Comments (49)

THE IDOLM@STER – 11

「期待、不安、そして予兆」 (Kitai, Fuan, Soshite Yochou)
“Hopes, Anxieties, and Signs”

As much as I enjoyed seeing Haruka spearhead the optimism in the group, I can’t say I like where things are headed with Miki feeling betrayed by the Producer at the very end. If she leaves 765 Pro for another agency, a huge part of way I started watching IM@S will be gone. God forbid, she goes back to rival studio 961 Pro, which she was an idol of in the IDOLM@STER SP game.

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September 18, 2011 at 8:25 pm Comments (29)

THE IDOLM@STER – 10

「みんなで、少しでも前へ」 (Minna de, Sukoshi demo Mae e)
“Moving Forward a Little with Everyone”

How dare those Shinkan Shoujo girls make Yayoi cry! The 765 Pro girls may have been the better person about it, but I was ready to bust some idol heads by slapping a bitch. I dare say I would’ve enjoyed it too after Hikari (Higasayama Tsugumi) proved to be one tough customer.

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September 10, 2011 at 5:35 pm Comments (41)

THE IDOLM@STER – 09

「ふたりだから出来ること」 (Futari Dakara Dekiru Koto)
“The Things We Can Do Together”

An entire episode about a search for missing pudding? Only on IDOLM@STER. It ain’t just any old pudding either, but Sweet Gorgeous Celeb Pudding.

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September 3, 2011 at 2:00 am Comments (32)

THE IDOLM@STER – 08

「しあわせへの回り道」 (Shiawase he no Mawarimichi)
“A Detour to Happiness”

Wedding dresses, wedding dresses, and more wedding dresses. The focus may have been a wild goose chase centering on the angelic Azusa, but I know who I had my eyes on.

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August 27, 2011 at 12:54 am Comments (72)

THE IDOLM@STER – 07

「大好きなもの, 大切なもの」 (Daisuki na Mono, Taisetsu na Mono)
“The Things I Love, The Ones I Cherish”

I never quite know what to expect from IM@S, as the series continues to throw the girls’ names in a hat and pick a few out at a time. Or at least, that’s what appears to be happening from my perspective, with Hibiki and Iori sharing some screen time with Yayoi after already getting a bunch in episodes four and six respectively.

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August 22, 2011 at 10:50 pm Comments (54)

THE IDOLM@STER – 06

「先に進むという選択」 (Saki ni Susumu to Iu Sentaku)
“The Decision to Continue Forward”

It’s kind of hard to believe that I was going to let this series go unwatched let alone uncovered a month and a half ago. Good thing I took the plunge after A-1 Pictures’ visuals caught my eye, because IM@S is already busting out fully hand-drawn idol performances only six episodes in. Compare that to the second season of K-ON, where Kyoto Animation held out until the twentieth episode.

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August 12, 2011 at 2:10 am Comments (65)

THE IDOLM@STER – 05

「みんなとすごす夏休み」 (Minna to Sugosu Natsu Yasumi)
“A Summer Vacation Spent With Everyone”

It’s a beach episode and that means Mi… everyone in a swimsuit! Bah, who am I kidding? Between being the only idol to get hit on, stealing the Producer’s meat, and innocently seducing him in the bath, Miki was undoubtedly one of the highlights.

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August 7, 2011 at 2:55 pm Comments (30)

THE IDOLM@STER – 04

「自分を変えるということ」 (Jibun wo Kaeru to Iu Koto)
“What It Means To Change Oneself”

It was no Iron Chef — one of my favorite cooking shows — but the 765 Pro girls were surprisingly good at cooking.

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July 30, 2011 at 1:40 pm Comments (30)

THE IDOLM@STER – 03

「すべては一歩の勇気から」 (Subete wa Ippo no Yuuki kara)
“Everything Starts with a Courageous Step”

This may have been a Yukiho-centered episode, but I made sure to get a reasonable amount of Miki shots in as well. You didn’t really think I’d let a shutter chance slip by did you?

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July 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm Comments (24)

THE IDOLM@STER – 02

「”準備”をはじめた少女たち」 (“Junbi” wo Hajimeta Shoujo-tachi)
“The Girls who Began ‘Preparations’”

It turns out I was pretty spot on when I said I can do with less of the Futami twins and Iori last time, as this second episode quickly lumped them together on the more idiotic side of 765 Pro.

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July 15, 2011 at 9:25 pm Comments (52)

THE IDOLM@STER – 01

「これからが彼女たちのはじまり」 (Kore kara ga Kanajo-tachi no Hajimari)
“It’s the Beginning of These Girls from Here On”

Fans of the IDOLM@STER franchise should be happy about this incredibly faithful adaptation, as it felt like I was watching someone play the Xbox 360 game it’s based on before my very eyes. The twelve aspiring female idols (and one producer) constantly broke the fourth wall to communicate with the nameless cameraman (soon to be producer), whose unvoiced lines were subtitled for most of the episode.

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July 8, 2011 at 4:05 am Comments (44)

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