THE IDOLM@STER is a 2011 anime series based on the popular raising sim and rhythm game franchise of the same name by Namco Bandai Games on the arcade and Xbox 360. The anime series aired from July 7, 2011 to December 23, 2011 on TBS and on later dates on MBS, CBC, RKB and BS-i.


The anime series is specifically based on the third game in the franchise, THE IDOLM@STER 2. It follows a group of thirteen pop idols from 765 Production studios and their goal to become the most popular idols in Japan.


Production Crew

  • Studio: A-1 Pictures
  • Director: Atsushi Nishigori
  • Composition: Atsushi Nishigori and Tōko Machida
  • Character Design: Atsushi Nishigori
  • Art Direction: Kushiro Usui
  • Sound Direction: Hiromi Kikuta.

Theme Songs

The anime's first opening theme song from episode 2 to 12 is "Ready!!" by 765PRO Allstars, the thirteen idols of 765 Production, sung by their voice actresses, Haruka Amami (Eriko Nakamura), Chihaya Kisaragi (Asami Imai), Yukiho Hagiwara (Azumi Asakura), Yayoi Takatsuki (Mayako Nigo), Ritsuko Akizuki (Naomi Wakabayashi), Azusa Miura (Chiaki Takahashi), Iori Minase (Rie Kugimiya), Makoto Kikuchi (Hiromi Hirata), Ami and Mami Futami (Asami Shimoda), Miki Hoshii (Akiko Hasegawa), Hibiki Ganaha (Manami Numakura) and Takane Shijō (Yumi Hara). From episode 14 to 25, the second opening theme song is "Change!!!!" by 765PRO Allstars. For the ending theme songs, each episode has a different song sung by the idols including songs from the games.


# 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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