Like the Moon Hiding Between the Clouds (Kumoma ni Kakureru Tsuki no Gotoku - 雲間に隠れる月の如く) is the 19th episode of THE iDOLM@STER anime series. It first aired on November 11, 2011.


Kuroi hires a paparazzi to follow and take pictures of Takane to find secrets about her as her background is a complete mystery, even to everyone at 765 Pro studios. By coincidence, Takane bumps into the owner of Elder Records who treats her for lunch which the paparazzi takes pictures of the two which the entertainment industry interprets Takane is transferring to Elder Records. The Producer and Takane explains to the girls that the story isn't true much to their relief and suggests not commenting about it until the owner of Elder Records returns overseas to clarify to the public as well. However, the girls become suspicious of Takane's behavior and try to keep an eye on her. While visiting a festival, Chihaya admits to Takane they were actually following her as they don't know anything about her which Takane understands as everyone has secrets to keep for themselves just like Chihaya herself. At 961 Pro, Tōma finally learns of the dirty tricks that Kuroi has been using against 765 Pro while the latter takes an interest of a picture of Chihaya visiting a grave and arguing with her mother. At an event where Takane becomes Police Chief for a day, Takane and the Producer are able to catch the paparazzi after the owner of Elder Records came to apologize to Takane and clarify the truth to the public, ending the transfer story. As 765 Pro celebrate, Takane explains to everyone that her suspicious behavior was because she was contacting the Producer if she ever felt someone was following her. However, Kuroi has exposed Chihaya's private life in a magazine which shocks Chihaya that she loses her voice in rehearsal.

Featured Song

Ending Theme

Episode Guide

# Episode Title Airdate Watch Episode*
1 This Is Where the Girls Start July 8, 2011 Play
2 The Girls Start Preparing July 15, 2011 Play
3 Everything Starts With One Courageous Step July 22, 2011 Play
4 That Changes Who I Am July 29, 2011 Play
5 Spending Summer Vacation With Everyone August 5, 2011 Play
6 The Decision to Continue Forward August 12, 2011 Play
7 Things You Love, Things That Are Important August 19, 2011 Play
8 The Indirect Route to Happiness August 26, 2011 Play
9 Things You Can Do As Two September 2, 2011 Play
10 Moving Forward a Little Bit with Everyone September 9, 2011 Play
11 Hopes, Uncertainties, and Signs September 16, 2011 Play
12 A Goal with a One-Way Path September 23, 2011 Play
13 And So, the Girls Rise to the Shining Stage September 30, 2011 Play
14 The World that Began to Change! October 7, 2011 Play
15 Everyone Together, It's a Live Broadcast! A Live Broadcast! October 14, 2011 Play
16 How It Feels to be All Alone October 21, 2011 Play
17 Makoto, A True Prince October 28, 2011 Play
18 Lots of Everything November 4, 2011 Play
19 Like the Moon Hiding Between the Clouds November 11, 2011 Play
20 Promise November 18, 2011 Play
21 Like a Flower Blooming November 25, 2011 Play
22 On Christmas Eve December 2, 2011 Play
23 Me December 9, 2011 Play
24 Dream December 16, 2011 Play
25 Everyone Together! December 23, 2011 Play
Bonus The Story of 765PRO June 16, 2012
*Clicking play will take you to a stream of that episode on Crunchyroll

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