THE iDOLM@STER SideM (anime)
The Animation Project is an adaptation of the series. Like the 2011 adaptation of the original The iDOLM@STER series, the Animation Project is by A-1 Pictures, a studio subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment's anime production firm Aniplex.
Development[edit | edit source | hide | hide all]
The adaptation was first announced on the second day of THE IDOLM@STER SideM 2nd STAGE ~ORIGIN@L STARS~ concerts at the Makuhari Messe on February 12, 2017 . A promotional video announcing the adaptation was uploaded to YouTube on the same day.
A livestream on Nico Nico Douga took place on March 15, 2017, otherwise known as "Saikou Day." The event took place at the Ani ON AKIHABARA Bookstore in front of a live audience and was hosted by Shuugo Nakamura and Yuuma Uchida, with special guests Yuichiro Umehara, Shun Horie, and Tomohito Takatsuka. A second PV was released and a second key visual was revealed, both featuring the members of Beit. The staff members were also announced and posted on the Official Anime site. 
A second Nico livestream was held on Thursday, April 13, entitled "If There's a Reason, NicoStream! ~Side Animation~". It was hosted by Umehara, Horie, and Takatsuka, with special guests soon to be announced. 
Episode List[edit | edit source | hide]
- Official episode titles by Crunchyroll are displayed below, with a more direct translation in marked in tooltip text if applicable.
|No.||Title||Director||Writer||Original air date|
|0||THE IDOLM@STER Prologue SideM -Episode of Jupiter-||—||Yukie Sugawara||September 30, 2017|
|A special prologue episode for the series. It focuses on Jupiter's idol activities and their transition to 315 Productions after the events of THE IDOLM@STER anime.|
"An Idol With a Past!"
|—||Takahiro Harada||October 7, 2017|
|Teru Tendo has been recruited to the fledgling talent agency 315 Production. Despite being wary of the circumstances surrounding the decision, he joins and forms a group with Tsubasa and Kaoru. They may be bad now, but can they muster up the drive and passion to become a successful idol group?|
"Where Each Star Shines"
|—||Yukie Sugawara||October 14, 2017|
|Now that 315 Productions has recruited enough people, it's been decided they get promotional photos. They want to stand out and show themselves to the public, but their methods end up making the photos look ridiculous. Meanwhile, Jupiter is about to stage its first concert under 315 - but thanks to a typhoon, their usual crew can't make it in on time. Not only do the boys of 315 have to think of a new theme, but they have to find a way to help Jupiter's first concert be a success...|
"Courage to Fly"
|—||Yukie Sugawara, Yuniko Ayana||October 21, 2017|
|DRAMATIC STARS is about to stage its own first concert. Tsubasa is happy to be able to participate, but he soon has a nasty case of stage fright -- the light of the stage reminds him of his first outing as a pilot, where he froze up during turbulence and was too scared to do anything lest he accidentally crash the plane. The emotions start flooding back, and he soon feels like he wants to quit DRAMATIC STARS -- if he could fail then, why not now and ruin his teammates' dreams? Teru and Kaoru need to find a way to reassure him and keep the trio together.|
|—||Akiko Waba||October 28, 2017|
|While filming for a community video about the strip mall Beit used to work for, they learn of a festival being used to promote it that might give the mall the edge over the planned new indoor mall by the Takajo Corporation. The group decides to preform there with High×Joker providing backup, and they take in the sights of the festival as it's being set up. Pierre accidentally wanders into a truck and gets taken with it; with only a few hours away before the mini concert, it's up to Beit and Pierre's bodyguards to find him before it's too late.|
"Teachers, Be Ambitious!"
|—||Yuniko Ayana||November 4, 2017|
|S.E.M is going to be holding their debut concert at a private school, so they need to get themselves in shape for the event. The rest of 315 is put on an early morning training regimen with them, but Jiro's struggling to keep up with their energy. The teachers do their best to stay on track for the school concert, but they're going to need a lot more than drive to fulfill their dream...|
"Victory Chosen by Both"
|—||Akiko Waba||November 11, 2017|
|Producer is rushed to the hospital where he meets a soccer player, Yusuke who stays at a neighbor room and his twin brother, Kyosuke, who plays soccer with him. Yusuke has an injury from recklessly playing soccer. The doctor reports that Yusuke's injury is severe, so he can't play soccer like he used to anymore. Kyosuke feels guilty and blames Yusuke's injury on himself. Between their promise and hard times, they make a decision to move on from soccer stars to idols.|
"Limit of Youth"
|—||Yuniko Ayana||November 18, 2017|
|High×Joker's Shiki has an idea to make a documentary video to promote their band. Shiki starts filming the other members's activity and their daily life, which make Jun feel annoyed to Shiki's hype. Shiki also visits Haruna's construction site and breaks into Jun's house. Finally, everyone reveals what they think High×Joker has brought them.|
"Beach, Training Camp, 315 Summer!"
|—||Yukie Sugawara||November 25, 2017|
|315 Production will make their biggest concert where every unit will go on stage. Producer decides to hold a training camp at the beach with everyone.|
|9||"Over AGAIN..."||—||Yasuhiro Nakanishi||December 1, 2017|
|Jupiter members are working as solo with another unit. Touma and Teru visit the concert hall where their concert is held. Shouta goes filming a TV show with W and Hokuto, along with Rui from S.E.M for a radio program. After they're back from work the situation after Jupiter's concert in Episode 0 is finally revealed.|
|10||"Sunset of Youth"||—||Akiko Waba||December 8, 2017|
|High×Joker plans to hold a live concert at their school. Hayato has a plan to show the new song in the concert. The news is spread by Shiki but Jun isn't happy about it, since it puts pressure on Hayato. Jun blames Shiki for announcing this too early, being scared of what would happen if the song isn't finished by the live concert. However, Shiki keeps trying to promote the concert because he wants everyone to come and watch their concert. Finally, the song is finished with help from everyone.|
"Resolution on a Breezy Day"
|—||Yasuhiro Nakanishi||December 15, 2017|
|Kaoru starts a solo job along side his idol job which makes everyone worry about him. Teru has a plan to make him go on vacation at a hot spring so he may relax. However, after the hot spring trip everything geso worse when Producer rejects his TV series offer and Kaoru then desires to work without Producer's permission.|
"No Matter the Reason, No Matter the Dream..."
|—||Yuniko Ayana||December 22, 2017|
|Continuing from the last episode, Kaoru keeps on working solo which make everyone worry that he can perform a live concert. Unfortunately, Kaoru falls sick from working hard. The drama between the DRAMATIC STARS members starts again with Kaoru's background story.|
"Move Forward Forever and Ever"
|—||Yukie Sugawara||December 29, 2017|
|This episode is a live concert starting from High×Joker, S.E.M, W, Beit, Jupiter, and DRAMATIC STARS. At the end of concert they all perform the anime's signature song, Reason!!. After the concert they celebrate the Christmas at the office. Producer keeps on scouting new idols and everyone keeps on working.|
"315 Variety Pack! Made In Passion!"
|This episode is a special episode, available in the limited-edition CD. This episode contains an unseen story which was cut from the original story and the "Passion of the Passion" story.|
Staff[edit | edit source | hide]
- Original Work: Bandai Namco Entertainment
- Director: Takahiro Harada (原田孝宏) and Miyuki Kuroki (黒木美幸)
- Series Structure: Yuniko Ayana (綾奈ゆにこ) and Yukie Sugawara (菅原雪絵)
- Character Design: Yuusuke Tanaka (田中裕介) and Haruko Iizuka (飯塚晴子)
- Chief Animation Director: Yuusuke Tanaka (田中裕介) and Maho Yoshikawa (吉川真帆)
- Color Design: Asuka Yokota (横田明日香)
- Art Design: Kazushi Fujii (藤井一志)
- Art Director: Hisayo Usui (薄井久代)
- 3D Director: Akira Fukuda (福田 陽)
- Cinematographer: Yukiko Nagase (長瀬由起子)
- Editing: Akinori Mishima (三嶋章紀)
- Music: EFFY
- Sound Director: Takatoshi Hamano (濱野髙年)
- Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures
Gallery[edit | edit source | hide]
First key visual, featuring DRAMATIC STARS.
Second key visual, featuring Beit.
Third key visual, featuring S.E.M.
Fourth key visual, featuring High×Joker.
Fifth key visual, featuring W.
Sixth key visual, featuring DRAMATIC STARS.
Seventh key visual, featuring Jupiter.
Videos[edit | edit source | hide]
Promotional Videos[edit | edit source | hide]
The first PV for the anime
The second PV for the anime
Anime opening theme song, Reason!!
Unit PVs[edit | edit source | hide]
[to be added]