The Decision to Continue Forward (Saki ni Susumu to Iu Sentaku - 先に進むという選択) is the 6th episode of THE iDOLM@STER anime series. It first aired on August 12, 2011.


Ritsuko's idol unit, Ryūgū Komachi, with Azusa, Iori and Ami as its members, becomes popular after their debut and gets booked in many gigs including singing on a music television program. But the Producer, worried over the other idols popularity, decides to have the idols audition several gigs so not to lose to Ryūgū Komachi. However, he is so worried over having the girls attend their scheduled gigs that some of the girls are forced to rest for various reasons. As well, he accidentally double-books Hibiki to a concert with Makoto when Hibiki is actually with him and Haruka at another event. Luckily, Miki is able to substitute for Hibiki at the concert. The Producer realizes his mistakes over panicking over the girls' fame and apologizes to Kotori and the girls. As everyone at 765 Studios watches Ryūgū Komachi's performance on television, the Producer tells Ritsuko that he will do better to help the idols.

Featured Song

SMOKY THRILL by Ryugu Komachi (Iori, Ami and Azusa)

Ending Theme

THE IDOLM@STER (Short Version) by 765 Pro All Stars

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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