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Manga / Petit iDOLM@STER

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Petit iDOLM@STER (shortened Puchim@s!) is a manga spinoff of the The iDOLM@STER franchise, published by Ascii Media Works. It is written and drawn by Akane and began serialization in Dengeki Maoh in 2008, where it is still ongoing.

It received an 64-episode anime adaptation by Gathering and Asahi Production, in the format of anime shorts, in the Winter 2013 Anime season, with a second season airing in Spring 2014. Both seasons are simulcast by Funimation.

The comic revolves around the daily lives of the Idolmaster cast...and mysterious creatures that look like Super-Deformed versions of said cast.

For character tropes, please refer to the character sheet.


Even Puchis can trope!

  • Our Ghosts Are Different: In chapter 61, Hibiki runs into a classic Japanese yūrei who's trying to get some sleep.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: In s2 episode 69, the Producer's off ill, so Koami and Komami take it on themselves to impersonate him for a meeting about organising a mini-concert by wearing a coat and a cardboard P for a head. Ritsuko sees right through it, but the mini-concert organiser is completely oblivious.
  • Pokémon Speak: The petit idols.
  • Pretty Freeloaders: More 'cute' than 'pretty' though.
  • Puni Plush: The anime shorts use this style for the main idols, in comparison to their more standard looks in the manga. The puchidols are Fun Size regardless of the adaptation.
  • Running Gag: In addition to the 'standard' Idolm@ster gags, there are several restricted to this manga, e.g. Chihaya's tendency to give weird names to the petit idols or Haruka's tendency to pour water on Haruka-san to make it multiply.
  • Ship Tease: Mostly between The Producer and Ritsuko. However, like most comedy manga...
  • Slice of Life
  • Super-Deformed: The puchidols are treated and referred to as "mysterious lifeforms", but appearance-wise they're really just chibi versions of the main cast.
  • Surprise Party: Ritsuko, Miki, and the twins throw one for Haruka, but their way of doing it involved a robotic duplicate of her. They apologize when they realize the buildup went too far.
  • Tears of Joy: In the last episode of s1, Ritsuko when the Puchi hold a cherry blossom viewing party to thank everyone for taking care of them.
    • In season 2 episode 3, Haruka when she's wished a happy birthday.

Alternative Title(s): Puchimasu