Embrace the darkness, entities of the night: Visual Prison is all fangs, a few bites, and loads of visual-kei idol boys, all mashed together into a premiere that certainly has appeal, but definitely not in the plot department.VISUAL PRISON – Episode 1 — Anime Feminist
Come for the idols, stay for the idols because Selection Project is wholly a show about idols, and while things don’t completely go to plan for protag Suzune, the premiere had a lot of building blocks that hint at a dynamic series… if it can stick the landing.Selection Project – Episode 1 — Anime Feminist
I’ll admit that initially, I had my misgivings, painting this as a potential 22/7-esque idol anime. I was put off my Mana being shifted to the forefront, and wasn’t sure how the show would wrangle ten idols across two units. I was expecting little more than a perfectly average idol show.
I was absolutely wrong.
I-Chu has the potential to be more than the sum of its parts, but failed to capitalize on it and ended up largely forgettable as a result. Unlike HYPNOSIS MIC or Ensemble Stars!, I-Chu lacks that final spark to make it genuinely engaging or distinctive. Instead, it’s often a slog of a watch despite its solid animation, which is a shame given how rare all-male idol anime are compared to their all-female counterparts.
Super idol fan Mercedez Clewis investigates MAPPA’s breakout hit and what defines it as an idol series not just for fans, but for everyone.
Idoly Pride Episode 12 pits Sunny Peace and Moon Tempest against each other in the Next Venus Grand Prix, only to end with a pleasant twist.REVIEW: ‘Idoly Pride,’ Episode 12 – “The Story That Begins With Goodbye — But Why Tho? A Geek Community
Idoly Pride Episode 11 changes perspective to Moon Tempest and Nagase Kotono, who is still struggling to be the kind of idol her late sister was.REVIEW: ‘Idoly Pride,’ Episode 11 – “A Place That Cannot Be Reached Alone” — But Why Tho? A Geek Community
Idoly Pride Episode 10 focuses on Tendo Rui, a member of competiting idol group TRINITYAiLE who dreams of going beyond Nagase Mana’s legacy.REVIEW: ‘Idoly Pride,’ Episode 10 – “A Place That Cannot Be Reached Alone” — But Why Tho? A Geek Community
Idoly Pride Episode 9 refocuses on the late Nagase Mana, a character whose shadow still covers Kotono and Sakura as they strive to be the best idols.REVIEW: ‘Idoly Pride,’ Episode 9 – “Embrace the Courage You’ve Been Given” — But Why Tho? A Geek Community
Idoly Pride Episode 8 kickstarts the final arc with major wins for Moon Tempest and Sunny Peace as well as character growth for unit leaders Kotono and Sakura.REVIEW: ‘Idoly Pride,’ Episode 8 – “You’re Good Just the Way You Are” — But Why Tho? A Geek Community