VISUAL PRISON – Episode 1 — Anime Feminist

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

Selection Project – 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

Review: Idoly Pride (ANN)

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.

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Review: I★CHU: Halfway Through The Idol (ANN)

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.

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REVIEW: ‘Idoly Pride,’ Episode 12 – “The Story That Begins With Goodbye — But Why Tho? A Geek Community

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

REVIEW: ‘Idoly Pride,’ Episode 11 – “A Place That Cannot Be Reached Alone” — 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

REVIEW: ‘Idoly Pride,’ Episode 10 – “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

REVIEW: ‘Idoly Pride,’ Episode 9 – “Embrace the Courage You’ve Been Given” — 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

REVIEW: ‘Idoly Pride,’ Episode 8 – “You’re Good Just the Way You Are” — 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