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The Idolmaster is a franchise comprised of 1 movie, 6 anime series
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The arduous struggle of the 13 girls from Talent Production 765 who dream of one day becoming idols in the competitive Japanese entertainment industry.

Notes: I put these since I couldn't decide on the wiki name.


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  • The Idolmaster Movie: To the Other Side of the Light!
  • IdolM@ster: The Movie - To the Glittering Side
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As many of you may already know, this article from a while back managed to be the tipping point for something of a shift for me. I had heard about Valkyria Chronicles from a number of people, and it seemed like it was just a pretty good anime-ish rpg type game to me at first, like all those others (Tales series, Eternal Sonata, etc.). A crude judgement, I know, but honestly it's how I group things and in this case I don't mean it in a negative connotation at all. Anyways, I have never ever cared in my life at any point for traditional "tactics" strategy games that use systems like the Final Fantasy Tactics series, so when Dom over on Megatokyo even slightly mentioned that it was a revamped tactics game, I foolishly dismissed it thinking it was just like the others except with better graphics.

Nearly two months after the game's initial release in the US however, I started getting a craving for a JRPG of some type for a 'next-gen' console and began browsing the few options for the XBox 360. The few options I could find seemed....ok...but none of them really seemed like the AMAZING game I was hoping to find and satisfy my gaming tastes. Low and behold however, a few days after I get back from my winter trip, I stumble upon Gia's article. At this point I was really curious, "Alright, I've heard tons about this game, even says it's great but it's a tradegy that it isn't selling....can it really be that great?". From here I decide to look  up gamespot and IGN, not the best review sites, but sometimes they can be an ok litmus test. From an 8.7 Gamespot critic score and a 9.0 IGN score, I figured it's got to at least be worth a try.

Well, prior to January 6th, I did not have a PS3 nor had I thought there'd be any reason other than Bluray that I would ever get one. After all the hype however and all my research on various things to make sure I could adapt the HDMI to my DVI computer monitor without issue, I eventually decided to buy one. I may have said to myself that the bluray option was a backup option in case the game turned out to be less than great, but in all honesty, at this point I REALLY, REALLY wanted to play it. In the weekend I had waited for it to arrive, I had managed to watch every IGN and Gamespot trailer available on the game, and I even bothered to do my homework the rest of the following week IN ADVANCE....just so I'd have plenty of time to play it. Me doing my homework in advance has about the same chances of the planets aligning at's like Gia saying she loves Clannad!, wait, we're only talking about the planets aligning not the second coming of Christ...

In any case, on Wednesday the 7th I bought an 80GB PS3 on since I found a coupon to buy one for $340 with free S&H. I ended up buying the game separately at Best Buy that Friday using some giftcards from Christmas. And today (technically yesterday) the 12th, my console finally arrived.

There is a god.

P.S. I may not be on here a lot till probably Sunday or so, cause this thing's more addictive than iDOLM@STER...
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

Community Spotlight -- 12/12/2014

With the year nearly over, I hope checking out this week's spotlight is a part of your weekend plans.

RAGE OF BAHAMUT #9+10 -- Watch & Learn

She's actually supposed to be Joan of Arc...?!?!

BLEACH Ch. 608 Review

Ichibe always bets on black.

Anime Caption Contest -- 12/15/14

Tis the season to be jolly! Which of these Santas are good?


They heard the fans!

DRAGON BALL -- Revisiting the Red Ribbon Army

I don't know if this show ever actually "matured."

PARASYTE - THE MAXIM #11 -- Watch & Learn

What're we gonna do when these freaks get organized?

ONE PIECE Ch. 770 Review

The bit players steal the show in this week's chapter.

BLEACH Ch. 608 Review

Ichibe always bets on black.

Anime Caption Contest -- 12/15/14

Tis the season to be jolly! Which of these Santas are good?

Gohan Gets A New Look in the Next DRAGON BALL Z Movie

Track suits are in next year!

PARASYTE - THE MAXIM #11 -- Watch & Learn

What're we gonna do when these freaks get organized?


They heard the fans!


Truly one of Studio Ghibli's best films...

PSYCHO-PASS #32 -- Watch & Learn

A wolf in... wolf's clothing?

PARASYTE -- What if it Were More Like the Manga?

Wonder no more! There's a video!

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