History Anime / TheIdolmaster

27th Oct '17 3:00:16 PM nanakiro
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** The movie has a blink-and-you'll-miss-it poster of [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]] next to a Dearly Stars poster, but it was edited out for the Blu-ray release. Also serves as a MythologyGag to their crossovers in ''THE iDOLM@STER 2'' and ''Project DIVA'', where she was a rival idol in the former and could wear Haruka's clothes and sing "GO MY WAY!!" in the latter.
26th Oct '17 11:14:42 PM nanakiro
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* ButtMonkey: The Producer. Not a very strong example, especially considering how straight it's played for him in ''Manga/PetitIdolmaster'', but still the focus of a good part of the laughs, and implied to be more so off screen.

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* ButtMonkey: The Producer. Not a very strong example, especially considering how straight it's played for him his P-headed counterpart in ''Manga/PetitIdolmaster'', but still the focus of a good part of the laughs, and implied to be more so off screen.
26th Oct '17 11:09:36 PM nanakiro
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* EnforcedMethodActing: When schedules get more and more tight for the girls and they can't be as close as they used to anymore, Haruka starts to have doubts about herself and why she came into the industry in the first place. She unconsciously starts pouring these feelings into her audition for the beaten-down lead in a musical and ends up getting the part.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: In-universe. When schedules get more and more tight for the girls and they can't be as close as they used to anymore, Haruka starts to have doubts about herself and why she came into the industry in the first place. She unconsciously starts pouring these feelings into her audition for the beaten-down lead in a musical and ends up getting the part.
26th Oct '17 11:05:55 PM nanakiro
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* EnforcedMethodActing: When schedules get more and more tight for the girls and they can't be as close as they used to anymore, Haruka starts to have doubts about herself and why she came into the industry in the first place. She unconsciously starts pouring these feelings into her audition for the beaten-down lead in a musical and ends up getting the part.



** Nii-chan - Producer

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** Nii-chan Nii-chan[=/=]Honey[[note]]Miki only[[/note]] - Producer



%% Where is he aiming? * MaleGaze: The cameraman on ''Ribbit Ribbit Kitchen'' certainly knows where he's aiming.

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%% Where is he aiming? * MaleGaze: In-universe. The cameraman on ''Ribbit Ribbit Kitchen'' certainly knows always films at the foot of where he's aiming.Haruka falls. "Where is he aiming?" ''indeed''.



* OpeningShoutOut: The penultimate episode has Haruka in her civillian clothes rushing to meet up with the rest of 765 outside their office, just like in the second opening. This time it's a matter of meeting up with her friends for



%%* ThePowerOfFriendship

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%%* ThePowerOfFriendship* ThePowerOfFriendship: A major theme throughout the show. Best exemplified through Chihaya [[spoiler:losing her voice]] after the Paparazzi incident; with a lot of convincing, Haruka's no-holds-barred support, and [[spoiler:the rest of 765 singing with her to maker feel less guilt]], Chihaya is able to [[spoiler:find her voice again and move forward from her dark past.]] She even states in a later episode that this incident helped her realize how much she considered 765 family.
7th Oct '17 8:36:22 AM Midonin
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For the anime of the mobile spinoff series, see ''Anime/TheIdolmasterCinderellaGirls'', which is a sequel to this anime. For the SpearCounterpart, see ''Anime/TheIdolMasterSideM''.

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For the anime of the mobile spinoff series, see ''Anime/TheIdolmasterCinderellaGirls'', which is a sequel to this anime. For the SpearCounterpart, see ''Anime/TheIdolMasterSideM''.
''Anime/TheIdolmasterSideM''.
7th Oct '17 8:35:43 AM Midonin
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For the anime of the mobile spinoff series, see ''Anime/TheIdolmasterCinderellaGirls'', which is a sequel to this anime.

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For the anime of the mobile spinoff series, see ''Anime/TheIdolmasterCinderellaGirls'', which is a sequel to this anime.
anime. For the SpearCounterpart, see ''Anime/TheIdolMasterSideM''.
7th Oct '17 4:50:19 AM nanakiro
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** In episode 6, Miki is wearing a Mr. Driller T-shirt in one scene.

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** In episode 6, Miki is wearing a Mr. Driller color-swapped ''VideoGame/MrDriller'' T-shirt in one scene.



** There is a Taiko no Tatsujin arcade booth in episode 12, and also a logo of Mr. Driller is been seen.

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** There is a Taiko no Tatsujin ''VideoGame/TaikoNoTatsujin'' arcade booth in episode 12, and also a the ''Mr. Driller'' logo of Mr. Driller is been seen.seen briefly.
2nd Oct '17 7:22:42 AM nanakiro
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* TheCameo: 876Pro's Ai, Eri, and Ryo show up for The Big Talent Agency Sports Competition in episode 10. They also are shown in one of the shots of episode 18's ending, and on episode 25 during an interview with Yoshikawa. The last moment also features Manami, Ai and Ryo's manager.

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* TheCameo: 876Pro's Ai, Eri, and Ryo show up for The Big Talent Agency Sports Competition in episode 10. They also are shown in one of the shots of episode 18's ending, and on episode 25 during an interview with Yoshikawa.Yoshizawa. The last moment also features Manami, Ai and Ryo's manager.
1st Oct '17 12:10:50 PM Gosicrystal
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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: See AllThereInTheManual below.

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: See AllThereInTheManual below.Some events in the anime series make a lot more sense if you've played through the game and unlocked the backstories for the idols.



* AnAesop: The second episode teaches Ami, Mami, Yayoi, and Iori about individuality.

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* AnAesop: Each episode gives a lesson to at least one character.
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The second episode teaches Ami, Mami, Yayoi, and Iori about individuality.individuality.
** In Episode 6, the Producer learns to trust his idols' abilities.



** Really, each episode gives a lesson to at least one character. In Episode 6, the Producer learns to trust his idols' abilities.



* BlandNameProduct: Miki's headphones are a ''Somy'', Chihaya lives near a ''Burger Queen'', the camera Yoshizawa uses is a ''Qanon'', the billboard announces a ''Tricster'', there's a ''PSB'' in the office in episode 17, etc.
** More specifically, the "Ramen Nijuurou" featured in Episode 14 is a bland-name twin of the (in)famous [[http://www.ramentokyo.com/2007/06/ramen-jiro.html Ramen Jiro]].

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* BlandNameProduct: Miki's headphones are a ''Somy'', Chihaya lives near a ''Burger Queen'', the camera Yoshizawa uses is a ''Qanon'', the billboard announces a ''Tricster'', there's a ''PSB'' in the office in episode 17, etc.
** More specifically,
the "Ramen Nijuurou" featured in Episode 14 is a bland-name twin of the (in)famous [[http://www.ramentokyo.com/2007/06/ramen-jiro.html Ramen Jiro]].Jiro]]l, etc.



* CallBack: The girls referencing the BeachEpisode (ep 5) on the ChristmasEpisode (22).

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* CallBack: CallBack:
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The girls referencing the BeachEpisode (ep 5) on the ChristmasEpisode (22).



* CatSmile: The Futami twins do this sometimes. More prominent during their introduction on the first episode.
** Makoto has this too when the Producer tells her there's comments about [[SeamlessSpontaneousLie how "sexy"]] she's becoming.

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* CatSmile: CatSmile:
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The Futami twins do this sometimes. More prominent during their introduction on the first episode.
** Makoto has this too when the Producer tells her there's comments about [[SeamlessSpontaneousLie how "sexy"]] she's becoming.



* CryCute: Yayoi. Later, [[spoiler: Chihaya]] in episode 20.

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* CryCute: Yayoi. Later, [[spoiler: Chihaya]] CryCute:
** Yayoi.
** [[spoiler:Chihaya]]
in episode 20.



* DarkerAndEdgier: While the first half of the series was very lighthearted, the second half progressively began to take on darker tones, culminating in 765 Pro's rivalry with 961, [[spoiler:Chihaya's dead little brother plot]], and [[spoiler:the Producer getting into a life threatening accident and Haruka's subsequent breakdown]].
** Also, the movie trailer in the standalone episode 26. It's for a mafia-esque flick in which almost all of the characters the idols are playing die except four (Iori, Haruka, Azusa, and Ritsuko's).

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* DarkerAndEdgier: DarkerAndEdgier:
**
While the first half of the series was very lighthearted, the second half progressively began to take on darker tones, culminating in 765 Pro's rivalry with 961, [[spoiler:Chihaya's dead little brother plot]], and [[spoiler:the Producer getting into a life threatening accident and Haruka's subsequent breakdown]].
** Also, the The movie trailer in the standalone episode 26. It's for a mafia-esque flick in which almost all of the characters the idols are playing die except four (Iori, Haruka, Azusa, and Ritsuko's).



* EvidenceScavengerHunt: It's played with when the Futami twins are trying to discover who stole Iori's pudding from the fridge. Complete with summation in the end.
** Another one from the same episode, earlier they are shooting a drama episode where this happens to the three sisters that are the played by the three girls from the Ryuugu Komachi.
* EvolvingCredits: The ending credits always change depending on which idol was the focus of the episode.

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* EvidenceScavengerHunt: EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Producer
* EvidenceScavengerHunt:
**
It's played with when the Futami twins are trying to discover who stole Iori's pudding from the fridge. Complete with summation in the end.
** Another one from the same episode, earlier they The Futami twins are shooting a drama episode where this happens to the three sisters that are the played by the three girls from the Ryuugu Komachi.
* EvolvingCredits: EvolvingCredits:
**
The ending credits always change depending on which idol was the focus of the episode.



* {{Flashback}}: Chihaya gets quite a few.
** FlashbackEffects: The animation is darker than normal.
* FragileFlower: Yukiho.

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* {{Flashback}}: Chihaya gets quite a few.
** FlashbackEffects:
few. [[FlashbackEffects The animation is darker than normal.
normal.]]
* FragileFlower: Yukiho.



* GullibleLemmings: Touma believes in Kuroi's lies that 765Pro are cheats and cowards, but is unaware that Kuroi regularly uses these tactics.
** [[spoiler: Later, they started to get aware and Touma was clearly pissed, but Kuroi still shut him down [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere until he called it quits]].]]

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* GullibleLemmings: Touma believes in Kuroi's lies that 765Pro are cheats and cowards, but is unaware that Kuroi regularly uses these tactics.
** [[spoiler: Later,
tactics. [[spoiler:Later, they started to get aware and Touma was clearly pissed, but Kuroi still shut him down [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere until he called it quits]].]]



* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Chihaya goes through one in Episode 20. It's so severe, she ''loses her voice''.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Chihaya [[spoiler:Chihaya goes through one in Episode 20. It's so severe, she ''loses her voice''.]]



* HesBack: [[spoiler: Chihaya tries to invoke this on her own, but [[{{Tearjerker}} fails miserably...]] until the [[YouAreNotAlone rest of 765PRO]] come onstage and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming sing with her]], giving her the final push for her comeback.]]
** [[spoiler: And a more concrete example comes in the next episode when she starts singing in ''a capella'' while the audience looks in disbelief.]]
* HiddenDepths: Episode 21 shows that Kotori isn't just a simple SexySecretary. She has the skills and the voice talent to rival any of the current idols. [[spoiler: She was in fact an idol herself in her younger days, under the tutelage of Takagi and Kuroi before the falling-out of the two executives]].

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* HesBack: [[spoiler: Chihaya [[spoiler:Chihaya tries to invoke this on her own, but [[{{Tearjerker}} fails miserably...]] miserably... until the [[YouAreNotAlone rest of 765PRO]] come onstage and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming sing with her]], her, giving her the final push for her comeback.]]
** [[spoiler: And a more concrete example comes in
]] In the next episode when episode, she starts singing in ''a capella'' while the audience looks in disbelief.]]
disbelief.
* HiddenDepths: Episode 21 shows that Kotori isn't just a simple SexySecretary. She has the skills and the voice talent to rival any of the current idols. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She was in fact an idol herself in her younger days, under the tutelage of Takagi and Kuroi before the falling-out of the two executives]].



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: [[BigBad President]] [[MagnificentBastard Kuroi]] convinces the audio technician from the Idol Jam to ''conveniently'' forget where he put the CD with the 765PRO idols songs. This comes to bites him in the rear, when Chihaya starts to sing "Nemuri Hime" in ''a cappella'', making the tech (and the crowd) be so moved by the scene that he restarts the audio in the next chorus, effectively creating a greater effect on the public than it would be if she had just started singing normally.]]
** [[spoiler: Also, this little stunt was the last drop for his own group of Idols who didn't want to keep up with his crap anymore and quit his company ''before'' "Nemuri Hime" even ended.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: [[BigBad President]] [[MagnificentBastard [[spoiler:[[BigBad President Kuroi]] convinces the audio technician from the Idol Jam to ''conveniently'' forget where he put the CD with the 765PRO idols songs. This comes to bites him in the rear, when Chihaya starts to sing "Nemuri Hime" in ''a cappella'', making the tech (and the crowd) be so moved by the scene that he restarts the audio in the next chorus, effectively creating a greater effect on the public than it would be if she had just started singing normally.]]
** [[spoiler:
Also, this little stunt was the last drop for his own group of Idols who didn't want to keep up with his crap anymore and quit his company ''before'' "Nemuri Hime" even ended.]]



* MaleGaze: The cameraman on ''Ribbit Ribbit Kitchen'' certainly knows where he's aiming.

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%% Where is he aiming? * MaleGaze: The cameraman on ''Ribbit Ribbit Kitchen'' certainly knows where he's aiming.



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In-universe example -- sweet and kind Haruka plays the Big Bad of a movie according to the trailers. [[ChewingTheScenery She apparently was enjoying it.]]
** Happens again in the yakuza style movie with the Futami twins who are the most violent characters in it.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In-universe example -- sweet examples:
** Sweet
and kind Haruka plays the Big Bad of a movie according to the trailers. [[ChewingTheScenery She apparently was enjoying it.]]
** Happens again in the yakuza style movie with the Futami twins who are the most violent characters in it.



* MythologyGag: ''Mujin Gattai Kisaragi''. The idols piloting giant robots -- [[Anime/IdolmasterXenoglossia where have we heard that before?]]
** In episode 26, Ami and Mami remark about how the Producer has gone to America. He shows up shortly after, [[spoiler: although he actually does go to America in the Good or True endings of ''Idolmaster 2'']].
*** [[spoiler:The Producer actually decides to study in America in the Idolm@ster movie]].

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
**
''Mujin Gattai Kisaragi''. The idols piloting giant robots -- [[Anime/IdolmasterXenoglossia where have we heard that before?]]
** In episode 26, Ami and Mami remark about how the Producer has gone to America. He shows up shortly after, [[spoiler: although he actually does go to America in the Good or True endings of ''Idolmaster 2'']].
*** [[spoiler:The
2''. The Producer actually decides to study in America in the Idolm@ster movie]].



* NoNameGiven
** EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Producer
* [[spoiler: NoRomanticResolution: Considering that the story is about a male producer around 12 [[IdolSinger female idols]] (two of which are not {{JailBait}}), a [[OfficeLady female producer]] and a [[SexySecretary female secretary]] it's a wonder that this anime didn't go down a more [[HaremGenre cliched road.]] One of the reasons the Producer is called [[FanNickname Broducer.]]]]

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* NoNameGiven
** EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Producer
* [[spoiler:
NoRomanticResolution: Considering [[spoiler:Considering that the story is about a male producer around 12 [[IdolSinger female idols]] (two of which are not {{JailBait}}), a [[OfficeLady female producer]] and a [[SexySecretary female secretary]] it's a wonder that this anime didn't go down a more [[HaremGenre cliched road.]] One of the reasons the Producer is called [[FanNickname Broducer.]]]]



* OneSteveLimit: Played almost too close for comfort with [[ThemeTwinNaming Ami and Mami]], and lampshaded in the introduction of the [[ShowWithinAShow movie Majin Gattai Kisaragi]]. Ami ''plus'' Mami ''equals'' Amami. (Granted their written names are sufficiently different).
** And in the game we have Ai and her mother Mai.

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* OneSteveLimit: Played almost too close for comfort with [[ThemeTwinNaming Ami and Mami]], and lampshaded in the introduction of the [[ShowWithinAShow movie Majin Gattai Kisaragi]]. Ami ''plus'' Mami ''equals'' Amami. (Granted their written names are sufficiently different).
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different). And in the game we have Ai and her mother Mai.



* ThePowerOfFriendship [[PowerOfTrust and Trust]]

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* ThePowerOfFriendship [[PowerOfTrust and Trust]]%%* ThePowerOfFriendship
%%* ThePowerOfTrust



* SweatDrop

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* %%* SweatDrop



* TaremeEyes[=/=]TsurimeEyes
* TasteTheRainbow

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* TaremeEyes[=/=]TsurimeEyes
*
%%* TaremeEyes
%%*
TasteTheRainbow



%%* TsurimeEyes



* WeddingDay: Played with in episode 8.

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* %%* WeddingDay: Played with in episode 8.



* WeUsedToBeFriends: Takagi and Kuroi.
* WhamEpisode: Episode 19, [[spoiler: which marks the point at which the show stops subtly flirting with drama and decides to go for the kill.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NcLVxfkOodc The preview for episode 20]] makes it very clear that the tone of the story has changed completely.
** Episode 23 [[spoiler: shows the Producer getting in an accident [[HeroicSacrifice trying to save Haruka]]. To make matters worse, there is no character ending theme. Nothing. Just a sad piano playing during the credits. There's even a shot of Miki, Kotori, Ritsuko, and the president at the hospital. [[CerebusSyndrome This entire sequence makes it the darkest moment in the entire show.]] The preview to the next episode ''is even more unsettling.'']]
*** [[spoiler: Fortunately, despite Haruka falling into a HeroicBSOD in episode 24, the whole situation eventually gets resolved within the episode in a two-pronged way: the power of TrueCompanions when the rest of the 765 girls realize what Haruka was feeling, and Haruka's subconsious younger self getting her back on her feet.]]

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* %%* WeUsedToBeFriends: Takagi and Kuroi.
* WhamEpisode: WhamEpisode:
**
Episode 19, [[spoiler: which marks the point at which the [[spoiler:the show stops subtly flirting with drama and decides to go for the kill.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NcLVxfkOodc The preview for episode 20]] makes it very clear that the tone of the story has changed completely.
** Episode 23 [[spoiler: shows the [[spoiler:the Producer getting in an accident [[HeroicSacrifice trying to save Haruka]]. To make matters worse, there is no character ending theme. Nothing. Just a sad piano playing during the credits. There's even a shot of Miki, Kotori, Ritsuko, and the president at the hospital. [[CerebusSyndrome This entire sequence makes it the darkest moment in the entire show.]] The preview to the next episode ''is even more unsettling.'']]
*** [[spoiler:
'' Fortunately, despite Haruka falling into a HeroicBSOD in episode 24, the whole situation eventually gets resolved within the episode in a two-pronged way: the power of TrueCompanions when the rest of the 765 girls realize what Haruka was feeling, and Haruka's subconsious younger self getting her back on her feet.]]
21st Jul '17 10:08:57 PM WhirlRX
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* The poses that both Haruka and Makoto do in episode 3 are base on the transformation poses of [[Series/KamenRider Kamen Rider Ichigo and Nigo]].

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* ** The poses that both Haruka and Makoto do in episode 3 are base on the transformation poses of [[Series/KamenRider Kamen Rider Ichigo and Nigo]].
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