Internet Spotlight: The Idols Of Anime

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The Idols Of Anime

Here in America when you think of  “idols” in music we think of shows like American Idol, a talent show that brought the talent TV show back to television from the days of The Gong Show and Star Search. In Japan “idols” in music refer to musicians, usually female, that have captured the hearts of Japanese youth. There are even anime about singers rising to “idol” status. Kind of like Jem meets Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi Show, only usually less holograms and only the occasional rival willing to commit insane murder attempts. But the unusual hair colors are still the same.

Viga, host of Viga Loves Comics and a friend of mine from ConnectiCon and the internet, hosted a panel at the 2015 ConnectiCon about idol anime and is now doing a series of videos on The Idols Of Anime. Here are the first three…

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Part 3: Magical Angel Creamy Mami

Part three is about Creamy Mami, the origins of the media mix and 80’s idol culture.

Buy links are here!
Creamy Mami DVD Set 1 (Eps #1-13)
Magical Angel Creamy Mami Set 2: Angel Box (Episodes 14-26)
Magical Angel Creamy Mami Set 3: Creamy Box
Magical Angel Creamy Mami Set 4: Mami Box

Part 2: Pink Lady and Sue Cat

Part two talks about the rise and fall of the idol duo Pink Lady and the one hit wonder origin of Sue Cat.

Buy Pink Lady …And Jeff DVD here! If you dare.


Part 1: Sasurai no Taiyou

In part one, I explain what this project is about, what it isn’t about, and go into the first idol anime, Sasurai no Taiyou aka Wandering Sun. I talk about how idol culture started in Japan and the people behind it.