Anime News Network’s the latest headline that WAKE UP, GIRLS! NEW CHAPTER is going to premiere this October has enclosed the deal: fall anime 2017 is officially will be filled with idol!
Sequels and spinoffs to many of the largest idol anime titles will start airing this fall. These include what a lot of think about an array of famous of 2-D idol franchises — THE IDOLM@STER, LOVE LIVE!, and WAKE UP, GIRLS!.
For those who still unknown, idol anime is just what it appears like: anime that centers around the lives of fictional idols. The concept of an “idol” isn’t too well-known under western culture. The closest idea we have to it can be a “celebrity. ” Still, in Japan, idols commonly handle all sorts of media roles. Quite simply, they’re a mix of dancers, singers, actors, and models at the same time. Idol anime just applies a two-dimensional layer on all that.
It isn’t unusual for anime of corresponding genres and premises to broadcast in the exact same season. However, it truly is uncommon for franchise rivals to compete as overtly as this. Indeed, enthusiasts of one title are generally fans of the others. But it is still a bold move to get a lot of big names contending for audiences and ratings at once.
Even now, even though sharing a center genre, the idol anime broadcasting next season do have their variations to set them apart. These variations are located in their displays of day by day idol lives. From school idols to real-life work, every single show is exclusive enough to standalone and create its own fanbase.
Idol and Anime Development
Both idol and anime got great development in the past 5 years. It began with AKB48 that gain its popularity in the world. Since then, people – especially the anime fans – tend to know what the idol group is. They even can tell the difference between idol group and girl-band. While the anime itself is already gain its popularity since 90s. Not only in America, but almost all over the world.
Through this decade, several creators decide to mix between idol and anime. Basically, both of them belong to the same circle. If you ever visit the Akihabara in Japan, you will definitely see it. There are lots of subculture and pop-culture in Japan, and they tend to support each other including anime and idol group.