THEiDOLM@STER has a real anime. By real I mean not Xenoglossia.

I’ve actually been aware of this OVA for a while, but never really got around to watching it. I figured one had to have knowledge of the game and its characters to fully appreciate it, but after a push in the right direction by Sang, I finally downloaded the one OVA and watched it after many frustrating rounds of Intelligent Qube.

It’s so sad that this isn’t the iDOLM@STER TV series. I’ve been meaning to play the iDOLM@STER games, but I lack a Japanese 360, so all I can really do is watch videos like this. I’m so glad that there’s finally something translated into English from the series that I can watch.

Sure the OVA isn’t totally fucking amazing. It’s pretty standard fare, but really cute. I could watch 13 to 26 episodes of this if the animation was good and the writing was a little fresh. It’d sure be a lot better than that shitfest Xenoglossia. Jesus.

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5 Responses to THEiDOLM@STER has a real anime. By real I mean not Xenoglossia.

  1. Link says:

    Yukiho is cute <3

  2. Sheentaku says:

    there is going to be idolmaster psp games.
    You can get a psp for pretty cheap and you could just use homebrew and play the idolmaster for free.

  3. Niles says:

    You’re made of sterner stuff than I. I like the music releases as much as anyone, but I was disappointed by the OVA. The animation quality was poor, on the level of Love Get Chu, and the plot was stultifying even by my standards. I did enjoy hearing the voices connected to actual animation, but I would’ve preferred that they not cram in a line for every single character.

    It’s weird that the spinoff had that much higher animation quality- doesn’t make sense unless Sunrise was planning to springboard off the existing franchise and launch more toys.

  4. I didn’t think the animation was bad– it moved well and was never static. Sure wasn’t fluid, but it got the job done well enough. Your qualm may lie in the character designs… which I thought were fine.

    >>I would’ve preferred that they not cram in a line for every single character.

    Fanservice!!!

  5. Jams says:

    If you don’t want to bother with the Homebrew stuff, then Sheentaku’s idea is still a good one – PSP games will run on any PSP, regardless of region coding. So yeah, that’s probably the best way to play the iDOLM@STER games (and its a damn slight cheaper than importing a Japanese 360).