If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die

If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die (推しが武道館いってくれたら死ぬ, Oshi ga Budōkan Ittekuretara Shinu) is a Japanese manga series by Auri Hirao. It has been serialized in Tokuma Shoten's seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Ryū since the August 2015 issue. An anime television series adaptation by Eight Bit aired from January 10 to March 27, 2020.

If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die
Oshi ga Budōkan Ittekuretara Shinu volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of manga volume 1
推しが武道館いってくれたら死ぬ
(Oshi ga Budōkan Ittekuretara Shinu)
Manga
Written byAuri Hirao
Published byTokuma Shoten
MagazineMonthly Comic Ryū
DemographicSeinen
Original runAugust 2015 – present
Volumes6 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byYusuke Yamamoto
Written byDeko Akao
Music byMoe Hyūga
StudioEight Bit
Licensed by
Original networkTBS, BS-TBS
Original run January 10, 2020 March 27, 2020
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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PlotEdit

Eripiyo is initially a woman leading a normal life until it is turned upside down after watching a performance of the minor idol group ChamJam, which leads her to becoming obsessed with one of its members, Maina Ichii. Despite Eripiyo's enthusiasm towards her, Maina is consistently the least popular member of the group, leaving Eripiyo to take it upon herself to buy a lot of Maina's merchandise, which mainly involves singles. Due to her using almost all of her money to buy this merchandise, Eripiyo has only a single tracksuit she wears all the time. She frequently goes to ChamJam's concerts with her friends and fellow ChamJam fans: Kumasa, whose favorite is Reo Igarashi, and Motoi, who prefers Sorane Matsuyama. Eripiyo continues to work several part-time jobs to support Maina, and Maina herself increasingly becomes concerned that Eripiyo is pushing herself too hard for her.

CharactersEdit

Main charactersEdit

Eripiyo (えりぴよ)
Voiced by: Ai Fairouz[1] (Japanese); Megan Shipman[2] (English)
Kumasa (くまさ)
Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno[3] (Japanese); Jim Foronda[2] (English)
Motoi ()
Voiced by: Yoshitaka Yamaya[3] (Japanese); Stephen Fu[2] (English)
Reina (玲奈)
Voiced by: Kana Ichinose[4]

ChamJamEdit

Maina Ichii (市井 舞菜, Ichii Maina)
Voiced by: Hina Tachibana[5] (Japanese); Bryn Apprill[2] (English)
Reo Igarashi (五十嵐 れお, Igarashi Reo)
Voiced by: Kaede Hondo[4] (Japanese); Dawn M. Bennett[2] (English)
Sorane Matsuyama (松山 空音, Matsuyama Sorane)
Voiced by: Ikumi Hasegawa[4] (Japanese); Morgan Berry[2] (English)
Maki Hakata (伯方 眞妃, Hakata Maki)
Voiced by: Maya Enoyoshi[4] (Japanese); Giovannie Cruz[2] (English)
Yumeri Mizumori (水守 ゆめ莉, Mizumori Yumeri)
Voiced by: Kaori Ishihara[4] (Japanese); Natalie Hoover[2] (English)
Yūka Teramoto (寺本 優佳, Teramoto Yūka)
Voiced by: Misaki Watada[4] (Japanese); Lindsay Seidel[2] (English)
Aya Yokota (横田 文, Yokota Aya)
Voiced by: Manami Itō[4] (Japanese); Dani Chambers[2] (English)

MediaEdit

MangaEdit

If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die is written and illustrated by Auri Hirao. It began serialization in Tokuma Shoten's seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Ryū in the August 2015 issue.[6]

No.Release date ISBN
1 February 13, 2016[7]978-4-19-950491-4
2 September 16, 2016[8]978-4-19-950527-0
3 June 13, 2017[9]978-4-19-950570-6
4 May 11, 2018[10]978-4-19-950622-2
5 December 13, 2018[11]978-4-19-950658-1
6 October 12, 2019[12]978-4-19-950689-5

AnimeEdit

An anime adaptation was announced in the July issue of Monthly Comic Ryū magazine on May 18, 2018.[13] The series was animated by Eight Bit and directed by Yusuke Yamamoto, with Deko Akao handling the series' composition, Tomoyuki Shitaya and Masaru Yonezawa designing the characters, and Moe Hyūga composing the music.[1] It aired from January 10 to March 27, 2020 on TBS and BS-TBS.[3][a] The opening theme song "Clover wish" is by idol group ChamJam, while the ending theme song is a cover of Aya Matsuura's "Momoiro Kataomoi" by Ai Fairouz as Eripiyo.[4] The series ran for 12 episodes.[14] Funimation has licensed the series for a simuldub.[15][16]

No. Title[17][b] Original air date[a]
1"But I Love That Maina"
Transcription: "Sonna Maina o Aishiteru" (Japanese: そんな舞菜を愛してる)
January 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
2"I Always Want to Love You the Most"
Transcription: "Ichiban Suki de Itai" (Japanese: いちばん好きでいたい)
January 17, 2020 (2020-01-17)
3"Do You Like Me?"
Transcription: "Watashi no Koto Suki desu ka?" (Japanese: わたしのこと好きですか?)
January 24, 2020 (2020-01-24)
4"I Promise to Make You Number 1"
Transcription: "Zettai, Ichii ni Suru kara" (Japanese: 絶対、1位にするから)
January 31, 2020 (2020-01-31)
5"I Can Only Wait"
Transcription: "Watashi wa Matsu Koto Shika Dekinai" (Japanese: わたしは待つことしかできない)
February 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
6"You Were My Everything"
Transcription: "Boku no Subete ga Kimi datta" (Japanese: ぼくの全てが君だった)
February 14, 2020 (2020-02-14)
7"Run for Maina's Sake"
Transcription: "Maina no Tame ni Hashirun da" (Japanese: 舞菜のために走るんだ)
February 21, 2020 (2020-02-21)
8"I Want You in My Future"
Transcription: "Watashi no Mirai ni Ite Hoshii" (Japanese: わたしの未来にいてほしい)
February 28, 2020 (2020-02-28)
9"Not as a Wota, But as a Person"
Transcription: "Otaku Janaku Hitori no Ningen toshite" (Japanese: オタクじゃなく一人の人間として)
March 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
10"Your Fave Isn't Your Friend"
Transcription: "Oshi wa Tomodachi Janai kara" (Japanese: 推しは友達じゃないから)
March 13, 2020 (2020-03-13)
11"The Closest Miracle to Me"
Transcription: "Ichiban, Mijika ni Aru Kiseki" (Japanese: いちばん、身近にある奇跡)
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
12"If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan"
Transcription: "Oshi ga Budōkan Ittekuretara" (Japanese: 推しが武道館いってくれたら)
March 27, 2020 (2020-03-27)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b TBS listed the series premiere at 25:28 on January 9, 2020, which is January 10 at 1:28 a.m.
  2. ^ All English titles are taken from Funimation.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Sherman, Jennifer (July 11, 2019). "'If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die' Anime Reveals Video, Cast, Staff". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j heyitshales228. "[Master Thread] If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die Dubbed". Funimation. Archived from the original on May 28, 2020. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c Loo, Egan (September 1, 2019). "'If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die' Anime's 2nd Promo Unveils More Cast, January Debut". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Sherman, Jennifer (November 28, 2019). "'If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die' Anime Reveals Video, Visual, Songs (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (October 10, 2019). "'If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die' Anime's Video Reveals Hina Tachibana as Maina". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  6. ^ "平尾アウリがアイドル×ファンの百合描く「平尾アウリがアイドル×ファンの百合描く「推しが武道館いってくれたら死ぬ」" (in Japanese). Natalie. June 19, 2015. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  7. ^ 推しが武道館いってくれたら死ぬ ① (in Japanese). Tokuma Shoten. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  8. ^ 推しが武道館いってくれたら死ぬ ② (in Japanese). Tokuma Shoten. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  9. ^ 推しが武道館いってくれたら死ぬ ③ (in Japanese). Tokuma Shoten. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  10. ^ 推しが武道館いってくれたら死ぬ ④ (in Japanese). Tokuma Shoten. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  11. ^ 推しが武道館いってくれたら死ぬ ⑤ (in Japanese). Tokuma Shoten. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  12. ^ 推しが武道館いってくれたら死ぬ ⑥ (in Japanese). Tokuma Shoten. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  13. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (May 17, 2018). "Oshi ga Budōkan Ittekuretara Shinu Manga Gets Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  14. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (July 4, 2019). "8-Bit Animates 'If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die' Anime for 2020 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  15. ^ "Stay Cozy with Funimation's Winter 2020 Lineup". Funimation. December 26, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  16. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (December 23, 2019). "Funimation Adds Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Isekai Quartet 2, 'If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die' Anime to Winter Lineup". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  17. ^ "STORY / TVアニメ「推しが武道館いってくれたら死ぬ」". oshibudo.com (in Japanese). Retrieved January 10, 2020.

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