12 Days of Anime Christmas, Day 12: The iDOLM@STER’s Family Gathering

Last year during this season I talked about the Christmas episode from The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, so it is only fitting that this year I would talk about the Christmas episode, Episode 22, from the “original” The iDOLM@STER anime. (And no, I do not mean Xenoglossia; the one from 2011.) Our 13 girls of 765… Continue reading 12 Days of Anime Christmas, Day 12: The iDOLM@STER’s Family Gathering

First Impressions: The iDOLM@STER SideM (Ep. 0: Episode of Jupiter)

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Touma, Hokuto, and Shouta make up the popular male idol group “Jupiter”. After leaving 961 Production because its president is a total scumbag, they have been performing independently with the help of a small theater. While continuing to grow in popularity, they fend off offers from other agencies trying to take them in to make… Continue reading First Impressions: The iDOLM@STER SideM (Ep. 0: Episode of Jupiter)

StarStruck: Be Honest With Your Needs

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Note: Due to changes in the direction of this blog, this will be my last post under the (admittedly short-lived) StarStruck column. Don't worry; this is not the last of my posts by any means! I will continue to regularly publish posts, just without a column name; the nature of those posts will remain the… Continue reading StarStruck: Be Honest With Your Needs

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 2: The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls

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'Tis the season for me to talk about The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls once again. This show does indeed have a Christmas episode, although the focus of episode 24 is not on festivities or romance like the usual anime Christmas episode. Instead, the focus is on a special Christmas mini-concert featuring New Generations, the sub-unit featuring… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 2: The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls

Anime Today: Different Goals for Cinderella Girls

After a season-long break, The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls is back, and I for one could not be happier. As my numerous posts about this show earlier this year might indicate, I am a big fan of this show, as well as the original iM@S anime. The second half of Cinderella Girls continues right where the… Continue reading Anime Today: Different Goals for Cinderella Girls

Winter Anime 2015 Review (Part 2/3)

Today we continue our review of the winter 2015 anime season with reviews of Aldnoah.zero 2, Junketsu no Maria, Drrrx2, Dog Days", Parasyte, and The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls.  And tune in tomorrow for a finale that we're approaching a little differently! The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls stardf29 - 8/10 The original iDOLM@STER anime… Continue reading Winter Anime 2015 Review (Part 2/3)

The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Ep. 7: Relational Risk

Episode 7 of The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls is an absolutely amazing episode. While the episode itself focuses on the simple matter of getting Mio to return to the Cinderella Project, the situation is explored from various perspectives, mainly with how the Producer handles everything, but also with how Mio, Rin and the other girls react. This means… Continue reading The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Ep. 7: Relational Risk

The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Ep. 6-7: Too Great Expectations?

In the two most recent episodes of The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, the focus shifts back to the main trio of Uzuki, Rin, and Mio as they work on their CD debut and prepare for a mini-concert to promote their new CD. Mio is particularly excited about their upcoming concert: she invites all her friends at school… Continue reading The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Ep. 6-7: Too Great Expectations?

The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: When Will My Time Come?

The new season of anime has brought another idol anime (think less heathen idols and more American Idol): specifically, another anime based on the iDOLM@STER franchise of idol-based video games. Cinderella Girls focuses on a new group of 14 girls, in particular focusing on the three newest members of the "Cinderella Project" group at 346 Productions:… Continue reading The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: When Will My Time Come?

Something More: Pornoviolence in Sword Art Online, Mythology of Tsuritama, and the Kingdom of iDOLM@STER

Nick describes the conflicting issues of pornoviolence in our beloved games and anime, and points to a specific example in this past week's episode of Sword Art Online. [A Rather Silly Blog] Click writes about his adoration of mythology and how Tsuritama is a modern take on the Japanese myth of Ryūjin, the water dragon.… Continue reading Something More: Pornoviolence in Sword Art Online, Mythology of Tsuritama, and the Kingdom of iDOLM@STER