''Idol Project'' was a four-episode OVA from 1995, about a 14-year-old girl named Mimu Emilton and her quest to become a great idol singer just like her personal idol, Yuri. On the way to her audition, Mimu encounters the six "Excellent Idols", the top singers in their craft. They quickly become her allies and then her friends as they give her advice for how to succeed at her audition. They come to cheer her on as she begins to sing...

...but they are all kidnapped by aliens and taken to another dimension to compete with idols from other planets.

!!This series contains:
* ActionGirl: Pal Pu
* AnimeAnatomy: Even during the full frontal breast shots, we never see any nipples.
* BeachEpisode: The second OAV.
* CompanionCube: Layla's guitar. She's ''very'' protective of it and can't sleep well without it.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Ruka's act is all about this.
* {{Determinator}}: Mimu's going to become a great idol, and nothing's going to stop her.
* {{Engrish}}: Corvette often uses random English in the original Japanese version. In the English dub, this is replaced with [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench gratuitous French]].
* {{Fanservice}}: Pretty much the entire point of the series.
* GenkiGirl: ''Pal Pu'', to crazy extremes. Ruka is also pretty cheery.
* IdolSinger
* ImprobablyFemaleCast: The only male characters are the aliens and the crows who capture the idols and run the contests.
* LandingInSomeonesBathtub: Mimu lands in Corvette's in episode three.
* TheOjou: Extra.
* PantyShot: It'd take less time to list scenes where this ''didn't'' happen.
* TokenLesbian: Corvette ''really'' likes pretty girls.
* TokenMiniMoe: Ruka Essenpolka
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Layla and Extra are an extreme version of this. Also Pal Pu and Mimi.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Shion, even when she's being a badass ninja.