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THE iDOLM@STER (2011)
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THE iDOLM@STER (2011)
Original name: アイドルマスター
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: THE IDOLM@STER follows 13 girls from the 765 Production Studio, whose sole goals is to become the top idols in the Japanese entertainment industry. Along with the laughs, struggles and tears that are inherently part of this journey, you will cheer for the girls of iDOLM@STER as they climb their way to the top!
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, captivating, 2d animation
Plot: idol, pop music, musician, friendship, female singer, singer, music industry, aspiring singer, stage fright, celebrity, talent, backstage, pop star, concert, fame, showbiz, aspiring musician, live concert, music

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