Idol Densetsu Eriko

Idol Densetsu Eriko (アイドル伝説えり子, trans. Legendary Idol Eriko) is a Japanese anime series by Ashi Productions. It ran in Japan from 1989 until 1990, spanning 51 episodes. The story has been adapted into a 3-volume manga series by Ayumi Kawahara. The title character Eriko is based on real-life Japanese idol Eriko Tamura, who performs the opening theme song and the last episode's ending theme.

Legendary Idol Eriko
Eriko DVD.jpg
Cover of the first DVD-box
(Idol Densetsu Eriko)
GenreDrama, Music
Anime television series
Directed byTetsurō Amino
Produced byMasahiko Miyoshi (TV Setouchi)
Tomoyuki Taguchi (Big West)
Written byTakao Koyama
Music byToshiyuki Watanabe
StudioAshi Productions
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original run April 3, 1989 March 26, 1990
Written byAyumi Kawahara
Published byKadokawa Shoten
Original run19891990
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Eriko Tamura is the only daughter of Yuusuke Tamura - chairman of renowned music company Tamura Productions - and former idol singer Minako Tamura. Having had a talent for singing since birth, she has always loved her parents’ media world. Then one day tragedy strikes when her parents get into a horrible car accident, which kills her father and leaves her mother in a coma. Now Eriko must take the path of singing, a path her parents did not want her to pursue. Things get worse when her uncle sets out to destroy her career. But in spite of all the hardship, she becomes an idol and wins hearts all over Japan.


Eriko Tamura (田村 えり子, Tamura Eriko)
Voiced by Akiko Yajima
Songs by Eriko Tamura
Yuusuke Tamura (田村 雄介, Tamura Yūsuke)
Voiced by Takaya Hashi
Eriko's father
Minako Tamura (田村 美奈子, Tamura Minako)
Voiced by Kumiko Takizawa
Eriko's mother
Rei Asagiri (朝霧 麗, Asagiri Rei)
Voiced by Naoko Matsui
Songs by Maiko Hashimoto
Shogo Ogi (阿木 星吾, Ogi Shōgo)
Voiced by Yasunori Matsumoto
Songs by Masahiko Arimachi


Eriko Tamura
Locomotion Dream - ED2
Namida No Hanbun - OP
Suki Yo
Watashi Wa Soyokaze
May Be Dream
Rei Asagiri
Ame No Highway
My Song For You
Precious Days
Rolling Night - Duet Shogo & Rei
True Love
Unchained Heart ED1
Shogo Ohgi by Masahiko Arimachi
Rolling Night - Duet Shogo & Rei
Midnight City
Sayonara No Natsu

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