Ever cheerful, happy-go-lucky, Kasumi Toyama is a high school freshman looking for her “Star Beat”, a sparkling sound of the stars she heard once when she was little. When she’s undecided on the choice of school club, she stumbled upon a star-shaped guitar in a storage. Could that guitar help her find the “Star Beat”?
Idol anime is just not my cup-of-tea. But, don’t get me wrong because the first episode was decent enough. It tried to introduce the stake of the story, the main heroine’s desire as well as her personality. It tried hard to the main heroine stood out by giving her quirks, like being overly-excited, making someone she met for the first time calling her by the first name, making quite an “extraordinary” class introduction. It works too well, maybe, that she (Kasumi Toyama) didn’t feel quite real. She felt too detached with her overly excited personality. Her seemingly non-existed weak traits made it so hard to connect and empathize with her. She did lack something, tho, but it then was quickly resolved in the first episode. But don’t you worry, dear readers because it was decent enough if you were looking for a serene, easy-going series.
Facts and Data
|Cast||Aimi as Kasumi Toyama|
Ayaka Ohashi as Saaya Yamabuki
Ayasa Itō as Arisa Ichigaya
Rimi Nishimoto as Rimi Ushigome
Sae Ootsuka as Tae Hanazono
|Director||Atsushi Ootsuki (To Love-Ru Darkness; Wagnaria!! 2)|
|Script Writer||Yuniko Ayana|
|Character Design||Matsuko Nitta|
|Opening Song||“Dokimeki Experience! (ときめきエクスペリエンス！)” by Poppin’Party|
|Ending Song||“Kira Kira datoka Yume datoka ~Sing Girls~ (キラキラだとか夢だとか ～Sing Girls～)” by Poppin’Party|
Screenshots and Trailer
The Indonesian Anime Times | by Paksi Pradipta