Step aside Cinderella Girls and 765 Production, the men are here.
So, I just found out due to MyAnimeList adding this show to their database, that there will be an anime adaption of The IDOLM@STER: Side M, a mobile game focusing on idol groups, except the members are male.
A spin-off of the IDOLM@STER series (the original anime and Cinderella Girls), this upcoming show will include boy bands such as the veteran group Jupiter, first seen in the original Idolmaster and some other guys that I’ve never seen before.
When I first heard about this, I thought this was pretty funny. After watching the original Idolmaster and Love Live, I got used to seeing an all female idol group. I never really expected an idol anime with all men. But, THEY DID IT.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying this show looks bad. I loved the original Idolmaster anime and I hope this new show will be on the same level with all the fun, drama and great music. It’s just that I find it unusual.
I am aware of the famous boy bands in America such as the Backstreet Boys, N-SYNC and One Direction (that is seriously the only three boy bands I know lol) but when it’s a Japanese “idol” group, I find it much, much more different than Justin Timberlake and his gang.
Idols are way more flashy than American groups. With their clothes, concerts, everything. So, that’s why I won’t compare groups like the Backstreet Boys to a Japanese idol group like fucking Jupiter.
In conclusion, I’ll watch it just because it’s related to Idolmaster. While I never watched Cinderella Girls because it didn’t stand out to me, this much much different adaptation got me a little interested.
MyAnimeList Page: https://myanimelist.net/anime/34915/The_iDOLMSTER_Side_M