The iDOLM@STER Weekly Character Rankings (2011/11/10)

1. Takane Shijou
2. Chihaya Kisaragi
3. Yayoi Takatsuki

Stop right there, criminal scum!

What do you do when a scandal affects one of your idols? 765 Pro handles it like, well, pros. Ignoring the 961 Pro scenes (which are painful to watch as always), what we get is a pretty awesome plot about how Moon Princess Takane beats her foes.

I’m not sure how accurate this situation is with the industry (I’m not an idol fan at all, I just watch this show), but I swallowed it all up anyway. Takane handles the whole fallout with class, continuing her daily routine with head held up high. The same can’t be said with the local entertainment industry here, where scandals just explode in everyone’s faces. That’s why I appreciate this episode even more.

Takane’s air of mysteriousness is preserved, but that doesn’t mean we get to know her better. Despite being extremely amiable to everyone, Takane’s actually a bit of a social klutz. She also has a butler! Wonder where the old capital is, though.

The Producer does a reasonable support role again. With ConReCon, I learned something valuable and work-related from watching a cartoon about idols! Try this one out if you haven’t, guys!

The Melancholy of Chihaya Kisaragi has been brewing over the past few episodes, and we finally see it erupt. She showed up to give some advice to Takane, but the subplot with her brother came up again right after. The next episode preview is rather heavy-handed, but I hope the staff handles this maturely. Don’t give up, Chihaya!

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4 Responses to The iDOLM@STER Weekly Character Rankings (2011/11/10)

  1. Vendredi says:

    Takane is easily my favourite out of the 765 lineup and this episode is definitely her at her best. I think part of the brilliance of the show’s execution so far is that it simply makes each character’s quirks part of their everyday routine, rather than having their various idiosyncrasies front and centre as their selling gimmick.

    • schneider says:

      I like what you said the characters, who are far from walking moeblobs or whatever accusations some people level at them (sad, because these people are plain wrong). Thanks for reading!

  2. wah says:

    I’ve been watching this show raw and I had a hard time understanding this episode because Takane uses really expensive words.

    • schneider says:

      That hard, huh? I wonder how much a native speaker of Japanese would understand her. I guess she sounds extremely pompous, but Takane carries it so well that I can’t fault her at all…

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