Episode 19, this time, delves more into the personality of one of my top favorite characters, Shijou Takane. I enjoyed this episode immensely, and I was very pleased to note so many references from Shijou Takane’s characteristics and comments to The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, more specifically, Kaguya-hime. So, as a lover of Japanese folk tales, I was compelled to do an episodic post for this particular episode!
Category Archives: The iDOLM@STER
What image appears in your mind when the word “idol” pops up? Do you envision a glamorous, flashy dressed idol? Or do you imagine a more modest, elegant idol? Or, on the other far more extreme side, do you imagine a disgraced, former idol plagued with rumors of scandals? There is a wide variety of idols in the world of entertainment, and every and each one of them has his or her charm that draws an audience toward to him/her. Now, I am no expert when it comes to the business of entertainment plus I don’t even follow any idols (only merely reading bits of news), but I wonder what if? As you all know, the entertainment industry in real life has been plagued by corruption or scandals, but suppose what if… IF the entertainment business was more honest and straight-forward or to put it more simply, more… “pure”. The iDOLM@STER and Love dol: Lovely Idol! (yes, I actually watched and completed this series…) explores this concept, or rather, present the entertainment industry in a whole different view with very little sign of corruption or scandals, focusing on the idols themselves and their obstacles (there may be other series involving idols which I have most likely not seen, but if so, feel free to point them out as well).