Idol Memories (アイドルメモリーズ, Aidorumemorīzu) is a Japanese idol anime television series produced by Seven Arcs Pictures and Happy Elements. It is a "hybrid anime", where the first half of the show is a typical animation and the second half is a live-action segment featuring the anime's voice actresses.
|Genre||Comedy-drama, Idol, Science fiction|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Katsuya Kikuchi|
|Written by||Hiroshi Oonogi|
|Music by||I've Sound|
|Studio||Seven Arcs Pictures|
|Original network||Tokyo MX, AT-X|
|Original run||October 3, 2016 – December 18, 2016|
The series is set in the near future, where live idol music performances in virtual reality have become common across the globe. Many wannabe idols decide to join prestigious idol training academies in order to polish their skills and emerge victorious.
In this setting two idol groups, StarRing and Shadow, compete against each other in order to win the coveted 'tiara', which represents the no.1 spot in the 'Idol League'.
- Vivi Lin (林 薇薇, Lín Wēiwei)
- Voiced by: Moe Toyota
- Honest and cheerful, she can always put the other members in a good mood. With her singing skills trained through karaoke.
- Sena Hattori (服部 惺梛)
- Voiced by: Marika Hayase
- The oldest of the StarRing members and self-proclaimed leader of the group. She looks like a knowledgeable older sister, but she's actually an airhead.
- Kokona Hayakawa (早川 心桜)
- Voiced by: Yuu Kimura
- A girl with idol-like adorableness. She decided to become an idol because she admired her great-grandmother, who is a former stage actress.
- Miku Kajiwara (梶原 未来)
- Voiced by: Mayu Sagara
- A serious and dependable girl, despite being the youngest member she's the leader of Shadow. She acts like an adult, but sometimes has a childish side.
- Yucho La (羅 雨照, Luó Yǔzhào)
- Voiced by: Ruriko Aoki
- A super-lazy girl who wants to become an idol, but doesn't want to work for it.
- Nanami Hoshi (星 七海)
- Voiced by: Riko Kohara
- A demure girl who's easily embarrassed and shy in front of new people. She is an indoor type.
Kanon Private AcademyEdit
- Shoko Shirayuki (白雪翔子, Shirayuki Shoko)
- Voiced by: Nana Mizuki
- Soichiro Kakaoka (片岡宗一郎, Sakaki Kosuke)
- Voiced by: Kosuke Sakaki
- Minato Yasukawa (安川みなと, Yasukawa Minato)
- Voiced by: Seira Ryū
- Minami Yasukawa (安川みなみ, Yasukawa Minami)
- Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki
Crimson Star AcademyEdit
- Ren Hayami (速水蓮, Hayami Ren)
- Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu
- A Main antagonist of Idol Memories
- Takumi Mori (森拓海, Mori Takumi)
- Voiced by: Takuma Nagatsuka
- A Secondary antagonist, who is Undercover as female high school and hacking the top ranking.
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||Transcription: "Eikō no tiara" (Japanese: 栄光のティアラ)||October 3, 2016|
|2||Transcription: "Aidoru e no michi" (Japanese: アイドルへの道)||October 10, 2016|
|3||Transcription: "Kagayaki to kirameki" (Japanese: 輝きときらめき)||October 17, 2016|
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