The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls – Kawaii Pop Idoi Unit Anime Review



What is The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls?



The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls anime is based on Cygames and Bandai Namco free-to-play simulation video game. The story follows group of high school girls, who want to become a start pop Idol. The three main characters Uzuki Shimamura, Rin Shibuya and Mio Honda. Uzuki is a bright and energize girl who was first to be recruited by 346 Production. Rin Shibuya is portrayed as calm and collective girl who works at a flower shop. Shibuya is the second girl to be recruited for “The Cinderella Project”. Mio Honda is the third girl up-beat to be recruited. The producer (who has no name) scout these three girls because of their smile. He is a shows little emotion went the going gets rough. Mio, Uzuki and Rin meets other girls in the series.


The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls game
Image: Bandai Namco


There are other IdoI girls in this show Anastasia, a half Russian and Japanese girl who have trouble speaking due language. Ranko Kanazaki (best girl) is a gothic-loita, who is an agent of darkness. Rika Jogasaki, a sister of the popular Idoi Mika Jogasaki. Azu Futaba, a lazy girl who doesn’t like to work. Rinna Tada, who wants to be a rock Idoi. Miku Maekawa, a cat-lover pop IdoI and uses Nya after end of her sentence. Chieri Ogata is a shy and timid girl.


candy island
Image: A-1 Pictures


Kanako Miumra is a girl who always brings snack during work hours. Others characters who want stardom is Kriari Moroboshi, Minami Nitta and Miria Akagi. During the early episode, each girl was selected to be in a unit. Ranko Kanazaki was a solo unit called Rosenburg Engel. Kirari, Rika and Miria unit is called “Dekoration. Anastasia and Minami unit go by “Love Laika”. Rinna and Miku didn’t get along but later named Asterisk. Lasty, Anzu, Kanoko and Chieri unit was called Candy Island.


How IdoImaster balance stardom


Cinderella Girls tackles issues on breakups, standing together and school life. The anime doesn’t show much of the girl’s school life. Expected, the girls live in a dormitory and have on uniforms. The one thing that hit is the crowd size during Mio, Uzuki and Rin CD debut. Mio was unhappy about it and wanted to quit the group. There is a saying about that “when first starting off you will not get a lot of people”. “If you grow and promote yourself more”. ”there will be a chance people will know you”. For example, being a Blogger, Twitch Streamer and YouTuber takes a lot of time to grow an audience. Trust me I am building myself and my brand while balancing a full time job. Not having a decent follow is tough but I will work hard for it.


Love Laika
Image: A-1 Pictures


What is my thoughts on The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls?


That being said, Idolmaster take on that issues about getting a fanbase. It doesn’t mean you will easily go viral and people will start checking you out.  There is some humor side in Cinderella Girls. The Producer is being look at as a creepy guy who preys on young girls. I like ending theme featuring voice actress singing as their characters. Each character have a centric episode and viewpoint. The performance doesn’t have CGI and one big light show. A-1 Pictures grace us with their wondrous and clean animation. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls is one of my favorite’s idoi anime of all time.  If you enjoy the video game and haven’t get it a watch.




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