Former showbiz stars Roko, Hayu, and Nina live together in a dormitory for dropout idol girls. As timing would have it, young dreamer Sakura happens to move in with the other girls just as an announcement is made to tear down the dorm due to a 100 million yen debt! This leads to the unexpected formation of a new idol group called Fruit Tart. Their sole mission: earn some yen and stop the demolition.
Idols! Who doesn’t like them? They are still so ubiquitous that it would seem strange if there were no idol anime for one year. Sou Hamayumiba, or better known as the author of Hanayamata, has created a new idol series that will adorn this year’s fall season, Dropout Idol Fruit Tart!
The story begins with Ino Sakura, a country girl who wants to become an idol by moving to Tokyo. However, the journey to become an Idol feels far away when the agency she joined is in crisis and in order to save it, she must become an idol with his unpopular friends!
From the premise alone, we can see that the have a heavy burden, but rest assured, this anime isn’t that seriously dramatic. They focus is more on the daily lives with each character having their own background and weaknesses, making their interactions even merrier. Moreover, the idol promotion is carried out through reality shows, so it’s feels like seeing an oshi from an actual idol group doing a challenge, but this one is 2D of course.
Thanks to the unique personalities of the six main casts and their fun interactions, fans of Hanayamata or idol should be interested in this anime. Also, don’t forget to bring insulin before watching so you don’t have excess blood sugar from the cuteness!
Facts and Figures
Ochikobore Fruit Tart
|Source material||Manga by Sou Hamayumiba (story and art)|
|Casts||Haruka Shiraishi as Hayu Nukui
Hiyori Nitta as Ino Sakura
Kyōka Moriya as Hemo Midori
Reina Kondo as Nina Maehara
Risa Kubota as Roko Sekino
|Director||Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Hayate the Combat Butler, Please Tell Me! Galko-chan)|
|Scenario||Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Please Tell Me! Galko-chan)
Tatsuya Takahashi (IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Hayate the Combat Butler)
|Character Design||Sumie Kinoshita (A Sister’s All You Need, Forest of Piano)|
|Opening Song||“Kibou Darake no Everyday (キボウだらけのEVERYDAY)” by Fruit Tart (フルーツタルト)|
|Ending Song||“Wonder! (ワンダー！)” by Fruit Tart (フルーツタルト)|
|Broadcast Date||12 October 2020 (1230 GMT/1930 WIT/2130 JST)|
Screenshots and Trailers
The Indonesian Anime Times