Tsumugi Takahashi is fresh graduate who works as an idol group manager at an agency owned by her father. As the manager, Tsumugi has to handle an new idol group which consists of seven members with unique personalities. Can Tsumugi lead those artists and become Japanese Top idol?


Dany Muhammad – The Indonesian Anime Times

Starting with two episodes at once in its first week, IDOLiSH7 presents an idol anime with many personal conflicts. The members of IDOLiSH are depicted as imperfect people. Mitsuki, for example, wants to be an idol, but is not talented enough, which leads to him repeatedly rejected in auditions. Riku, on the other hand, is probably the most talented, but lacks confidence with his skill. Unlike some other idol anime that doesn’t treat their characters’ weaknesses quite seriously, IDOLiSH7 is not afraid to use them to create conflict. It builds the relationship among IDOLiSH7 members: They argue or disagree, before they mutually try to understand each other.

Othe than from the members, the conflict also comes from IDOLiSH7 manager Tsumugi Takahashi. Tsumugi is a newcomer in the entertainment industry. However, just when she began to works at his father’s agency, she’s immediately assigned as manager, which is a quite heavy responsibility. In the first two episodes, viewers can see how Tsumugi’s inexperience leads to mistakes and wrong decisions.

IDOLiSH7‘s animation is not that strong. But the main hook of IDOLiSH7 is its conflict. Fortunately, the tone of the anime never feels overly dramatic. Looking for idol anime with interesting, fleshed out characters? This anime can be recommended.

Facts and Figures

Source material Mobile game by Bandai Namco
Casts Atsushi Abe as Sōgo Ōsaka
Kenn as Tamaki Yotsuba
Kensho Ono as Riku Nanase
Satomi Satou as Tsumugi Takanashi
Takuya Eguchi as Nagi Rokuya
Toshiki Masuda as Iori Izumi
Tsubasa Yonaga as Mitsuki Izumi
Yusuke Shirai as Yamato Nikaidō
Director Makoto Bessho (Shangri-La)
Scenario Ayumi Sekine (Fate/Grand Order: First Order)
Character Design Kazumi Fukugawa
Opening Song WiSH VOYAGE” by IDOLiSH7
Ending Song  –
Official Site
Twitter @ID7_anime
Broadcast Date 1 January 2018 (1330 GMT, 2030 WIT, 2230 JST)

Screenshots and Trailer

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