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iDOLM@STER is a japanese multimedia franchise that started in arcades in 2005. As of the most recent title, the game follows the career of a producer who works for the fictional 765 Production studio and has to work with a selection of thirteen prospective Japanese pop idols. There are a number of spin-offs, various manga/anime series and all sorts of other media related to the franchise. There was a new game released last May for PS3, titled "One For All" and three social mobile games currently active: Cinderella Girls, Million Live and SideM.
Stuff happening this month:
September 15th: Ryou's birthday and "Diva Garden 6:THE IDOL G@RDEN-" doujin event: http://www.puniket.com/diva/
September 19th: The iDOLM@STER Movie: To the Other Side of the Sparkle! VideoM@ster edition premiere: http://www.idolmaster-anime.jp/videomaster/
September 20th: Ichiban Kuji prizes for the movie BD release
September 20th from 1PM JST onwards: iDOLM@STER One For All and Million Live events at Tokyo Game Show: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv192215887
September 20th from 1PM JST to 8PM: NoNoWire 2014 club event at MOGRA: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mogra1 (may not be streamed)
September 20th and 21st: Cinderella Girls appearance at the "BANDAI NAMCO ANIME CAMP 2014" event: http://www.bn-animecamp.com/
September 24th: LIVE THE@TER HARMONY 03 "Crescendo Blue" + 04 "Eternal Harmony"
September 25th: One For All DLC Catalog 5 (765pro's "99 Nights", Kana's "Original Goe ni Natte" and Nao's "HappyLuckyJet Machine")
September ???: Beach Queens Ranko fig and Mika scale fig
A big Shiho/Kana/Haruka/Miki poster was included with the October edition of NewType (September 10th): http://imasnews765.com/?p=11144
Hibiki Cu-Poche is now up for preorder (February ???): http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-007919
The second digest trailer for the MASTERS OF IDOL WORLD SSA concert BDs (October 22nd) has been released: http://youtu.be/oRHDr0cHxkE
Weiss Schwarz cards based on the iDOLM@STER movie have been announced (November 10th): http://imasnews765.com/?p=11141
Previews have been released for Serika's "Yumeiro Train" and Julia's "Praline" on LIVE THE@TER HARMONY 03 and 04 (September 24th): http://youtu.be/pBxjzK-DkWs
Yukipo.com, UPCOMING and REQUESTS updated on September 12th.
The 2014 NewType Anime Awards will be held this October, and iDOLM@STER is set to clean house: http://imasnews765.com/?p=11168
The "M@STERS OF IDOL WORLD!! 2014" concert BDs are being released on October 22nd, not September 24th. My apologies for the mistake.
Aim for top idol! OtoutogimiP manga chapter 3 has been uploaded: >>79942238 onwards
The "To the Other Side of THE IDOLM@STER WEEK" pre-TGS event with Eriko, Azumin, Asapon and Harami was held on September 12th at 9PM JST: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm24455831 (follow the links in the description)
The Utahimebakuen 8 Re:st@rt!! club event occurred at MOGRA on September 13th: http://club-mogra.jp/2014/09/13/2086/
iDOLM@STER events at TGS will commence at 1PM JST, rather than 3PM, and the first one (with Nu, Harami, Azumin, Ibuki, Yui and GamiP) will be streamed: http://imasnews765.com/?p=11253 + http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv192215887
One For All 4koma chapter 1 has been translated and typesetting is requested: http://archive.moe/a/post/110889047 onwards + http://pastebin.com/rzDy6ZXM
PREVIOUS: >>78071106 + >>78649162 + >>79182206 + >>79737001
UPCOMING: http://pastebin.com/FWYL6B3S + >>80214581
REQUESTS: http://pastebin.com/jRzJLZLT + >>79934554
The destroyer of dreams strikes again.
you'll never have the op image again, Chie
Good to see the idols became fluent in korean.
Not for long.
She`ll finally make some school friends?
I'd be her school friend
and we'd study English together and laugh a lot.
Nao please complete the trinity of voiced Naos
>not being fluff
>Million Live Happy Perform@nce first live BD dated for 12/24.
Out of interest, was Azumin at the HAPPY PERFORM@NCE concert?
If only things were a little more solid.
Million Live's concert was strictly ML without 765 idols so she wasn't but she was at SSA Master of Idol World
Soft and cuddly like mashed potatoes.
Now in japanese
CURSE YOU YURIKO!
Hey, Kanako is not allowed here.
The gay is official.
Don't post things with no explanation.
Don't tell him what to do.
Also I'll explain the gay to you. Oh I will.
Okay, do it.
The explanation is in the picture.
Well then can he translate it?
I can access Nyaa, but none of the actual download links are working. Anyone else having the same problem?
Guess who went to Shizuka's birthday yesterday.
Mirai and Serika were there too.
Nobody, it was completely empty.
Ok, I'm posting this picture because it has cute idols interacting with each other on it.
I hope I did a good job at explaining my post.
I meant explaining what they are talking about
Be more specific than that. You know what the conversations are about.
You know, Tamaki became an idol because of Hibiki.
When did she say that?
Tamaki gon' be a heartbreaker
Oh my. Please do tell, someone, what manner of proceedings are transpiring there?
Man, I don`t understand any of this but I want Subaru and Makoto to be on the same LTH.
We can only hope.
Who else would be there?
Me laughing at the poorfag.
I think Shizuka's song is easily in the Top 3 of ML.
no dreams were destroyed
It's good, but I wouldn't put it in my Top 3 or Top 5.
Maybe Top 10.
new friendship was made
And? There's two more slots...I think
Risa is a good girl.
Headpats for Risa.
Roco and someone else, not sure who that someone would be.
Makoto, Subaru, Miki, Roco and Yukiho.
Ayumu, Makoto, Yukiho, Roco and Matsuda.
I don't really think Subaru will be in the same LTH unit as Makoto. Maybe in the opposing unit.
You meant Matsuri, right?
no, it's matsuda
you know, matsuda?
Arisa`s last name is Matsuda.
Precious Grain, I still have pending the LTHs.
Not even close. More like mid tier.
Forgot to quote >>80222339 as well.
>Needless to say, only the more innocent idols like Yayoi or Hinata believes her
Nigger don't be a baitin' me
Headpats for Chizuru.
Yayoi and Hinata are good girls.
Serika probably believes her too
Maybe, I would like to see a hag LTH group.
That would be heaven.
Who's a bigger liar? Ryou, Nana or Chizuru?
My Top 3 is dear..., Sentimental Venus and Happy Effect. (If you count 765pro songs then Koihana and Rebellion would probably be up there).
Matsuri is already in Chihaya's LTH.
Nana never lied.
Best LTP songs are Julia's, Tomoka's and Mirai's.
Ur 1 cheeky cunt m8.
The LTP 10 group song is my favorite.
Suteki no Kiseki is good, but I don't think it's one of the best.
All the songs in that album were really good.
LTP10 and 6 might be my favorite albums.
Well, I'm counting out the 765 songs.
Even then I don't think it would be one of the best.
I can't really think of any others that deserve a top spot. Maybe Shiho's or Sayako's songs.
Sayoko's song is pretty good.
Syako, pls breed me.
Fuuka, Emily, Makabe, Rio, Reika, Karen, Matsuri, Umi, Miyao, Elena, Ayumu, Subaru and Baba songs are all pretty good too.
I would probably put Mirai's song behind these.
I think every ML song is good.
Except the abortion they puked for Akane.
God, I fucking hate Scamco sometimes.
I haven't listened to a few of those, but there are a lot that you listed that I don't care for.
I like Akane's song, it's cute and fun just like Akane.
It was standable, just the worst song in the LTP.
As expected of Akanechang.
What's her deal?
Ayumu, Mztsuri, and Elena. The rest I'd put as average. Overall, the LTH songs seem a lot better than the LTP ones, so maybe the new batch will change my mind on a few idols. I wasn't really big on Anna and Tsubasa until hearing VIVID Imagination and Believe My Change.
Being cute and fun and perfect and nice and caring and generous and super special.
Well ,that one's certainly true.
Ayumu has one of the best LTP songs.
Opinions. I like her as a character, but can't stand the style of that song.
Get your Aoi Toris ready because it's fucking time.
(Cover is here: https://boards.4chan.org/vg/thread/80070961#p80211319)
Idols present at the next ML event:
Vo (4SR, 1HR, 1HN)
Da (1SR, 1HN)
Vi (1HR, 1HN)
Mirai does the best faces after the twins.
Looks pretty good.
Shizuka being tsundere about being forced to babysit Mirai's training.
So then the LTH event is next I take it.
RIP R cards.
This is the Platinum Star Live 2nd Season event.
Who's glasses lady? She's cute.
What the hell is that drawing?
Future please don't die.
Glasses lady is mai waifu.
I want to make anal love to Mirai.
Mirai isn`t fit.
>Laughing at a girl who is trying her hardest
Glasses lady no
Rubbing Mirai's belly!
Time for friendship.
>reusing minor anime characters
I wonder how good Shizuka is on the piano.
I want Nao to slap my butt and make me eat her hot, saucy balls.
I NEED THAT GRIN IN MY LIFE
Lewd hungry cutie.
Time for the best BR.
Dance instructor stop starin
Sieg Heil for you too.
>"Don't worry! I'll take Shizuka's place on the training!"
>Elena and Nao laughing at Mirai's dancing
>"No big deal! The teacher praised me! She said I was unique!"
Mirai is unique for sure.
She is a very special kid.
We must secure a future for our idols.
>Nao drinking from Elena's straw
Brace for impact.
Nao a sexy
Elena is super interesting.
Haha time for drama!
Cock goes where?
Falling on Shizuka.
BRs are s/u/per interesting.
Mirai asserting dominance over her wife.
Yes, you're a precious property now.
You'll be taken care off.
Your existence will be validated in so many delicious ways.
You are beautiful.
But please by fuck, can you sing another song once in a while.
Mirai doesn`t mind.
Chihaya is able to relate to Shizuka's "this is embarrassing problems" so Shizuka is asking for advice.
And what were her advices?
Shizuka looks surprised.
>Chihaya: Practice, maybe?
>Shizuka: I knew it! I just need to practice a lot!
>Mirai: Just that?
>Chihaya: To connect, maybe?
That's probably a sports bra, you horny kid.
>Cosy up to a red l, they're your ticket to the big time. Shiho's already warming up to Kana so you better work quickly if you want to be the one
Sports bras are lewd.
>Mirai is going home to rest, but Shizuka goes to do her homework.
It's still black.
Natural and achieved talents.
>picks up phone
>"congratulations, your brother is now run over by a truck"
>"you have become a superstar, just like chihaya!"
So's your face.
>Will I be able to make it before my time runs out?
Time limit introduced. I guess Shizuka is going to be the main drama of the manga.
It could be any dark color.
Dammit. Are she and Shiho going to compete to see who has the most drama?
Well, it was either her or Shiho.
Shiho didn't even appear in the manga yet, it could be anyone.
Two blues enter, only one blue leaves.
My dick is ready.
Then the other blue leaves after having been declared the winner
Shiho had drama in her LTH.
Kana had drama in the movie.
Subaru had drama in her LTP.
Momoko had drama in her LTP.
Shizuka is losing the race to see who has the most drama so far.
Kissin' on ya
She has the potential.
Don't shoop out the apple.
Please no bully.
Yuzu is obscene
Not drama is okay with me.
Yuzu please bully me
There will probably be some drama, let's just hope it won't be too long.
Who's the cute redhead I always see shipped with Elena?
Kotoha, Megumis girlfriend.
That's the one. Which LTP is she on?
LTP4, Chihaya's LTP.
They were on LTP 4 I believe, the Chihaya one.
What Kotohasan's power?
Unlimited Blade Works
Why is Kotoha so pretty and elegant and gentle and sexy?
How dangerous. What other powers would ML puchis have?
Oh, now I remember. She likes fencing, right?
Yes, and her hobby is bathing and she likes ice creams.
Yeah, she is into fencing, she is apparently quite skilled at it too.
Why is she paired up all the time with Elina in fanart?
Because gay trio.
But really those three are just good friends.
I want Gumi to force herself on Kotoha.
Because of some in-game events such as >>80217349 and some others.
I think they are seen together in at least four events (Megumi is always with them too).
Hot and sweaty threesome when?
Dress like dat for daddy and send my regards to your pretty pretty friend too
When they feel like they`ve done enough lewd Minako cards.
Megumi, Kotoha, Elena, run. I'll hold him off.
I don't mind occasional drama as long as it leads up to some good feels.
Lewd Minako is never enough.
Fuck, I just want a ML anime already. I hope the movie is at least enough to tide me over until it happens.
Why hold me anon? I'm not doing anything rash yet.
I just want more anime, I fucking love anime.
Welcome to post-lockdown mobage. I hope you have a way to authenticate your account.
and i wonder why I still play this event
AW YEAH NIGGER
MAKE ME FEEL IT
MAKE ME FEEL YO LOVE
Because Nino is a pretty girl.
Ranko don't spend too much money on the event
I will take all Ranko's money and spend it on porn.
These raws are so dirty.
Cleaning it would make it even more washed out than it is.
Nino, stop trying to get Ranko all hot and bothered.
yeah well the original guy is holding out on us anyway.
Yes, on dark, chuuni erotica. There will be fables of sorceresses fallen and tainted, of disgraced noblegirls, of passions strong and fiery, parching the purest of hearts with their blaze; of dirty, immoral pacts done in silence punctuated by sighs and moans, powerful mages abusing their gifts for the sake of Sin, the children of night and their endless, frightening orgies at the crossroads.
Mirai is such a good onee-chan, taking care of a little girl like that
Reproducin' with the Future
More Baba soon please and where the hell did P disappear?
anyways Ranko is already pretty hot by herself.
Especially at the beach.
>14 years old.
Time for RYUNRYUN
>That kind of rack
She's fucking 14 years old...
What's your point?
So what? I'm fucking a 14 years old too.
JIM THE HOUSE IS FREE
This episode was pathetic.
Nao I like you a lot.
Her tits are canonically huge too.
>guy is holding out on us
Didn't mean for that to be the case. If it's wanted I can still do it but I didn't really see the point. Sorry.
So are you.
OH FUCK SHIT GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING GET OUT OF HERE MAN!
So tell us anon, what do YOU think would be more interesting than something "pathetic" like that?
Why does she have semen in her hair?
Same reason you do.
Hugs. A lot of hugs for the charming young lady.
Nao please eat me.
You are pathetic.
The other anon is already providing the raws for us, so you don't need to worry about that.
Minako's very lucky to find someone as hungry as her.
>m-muh forced drama is great
I'll force some drama into you, nerd.
Where are the typeset copies of the ML manga kept? I can't find them on Yukipo.
They haven't been translated.
Woah there, stop being so defensive, buncha nerds.
forced WC Golden Balls to Messi-chan
Well, offer's always open. I have personal reasons to buy that specific magazine now so I'll always have it.
>m-muh stoic personality is too refined for drama
Enjoy your otherwise nothing but one-dimensional slice-of-life generic moeshit.
You could be a backup just in case. Probably.
Regardless of that guy, bad drama is bad drama.
What's an example of good drama then? And not something unrealistic that wouldn't fit in the iM@S-verse.
TONS OF CAKES
AND THEY'RE ABOUT TO BURST
Mikimiki a nano
yayoi a pimp
>Takane being the submissive one
COME WITH ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE
ALSO YOU'RE TRIPPING OUT
>what's an example of good drama then
Iori and I get married, but oh no, paparazzi have taken photographs of us having sex. What to do now?
are they giving her ramen?
I am become error.
I can't think of anything. Even that drama cd with the kid feels more like something out of a cheesy daytime movie
Just for Yayoi.
Mind you, the iM@S-verse is already unrealistic when you consider the various goofy things that have happened in it, but in any case...
Rather than give an example of good drama, I'll say that my point about bad drama relates to the fact that drama, like anything, should have a purpose. Drama shouldn't be there for its own sake, nor should it attempt to overwhelm everything around it.
Taking Chihaya's drama as an example, what exactly did she gain from it? She couldn't overcome it on her own since they show that everyone had to give her support. There was almost no struggle since she never had to deal with the consequences of it until episode 20, and that amounted to very little for her. And really, what WAS the drama? Did she feel guilty about her brother's death? If that's the case, then what's the story with her parents? Why is she living alone? If they bothered to make her mother and brother part of the story, where's her dad?
Chihaya's drama feels like some obligation, as if they NEEDED to have something happen. Good drama isn't made out of necessity.
This nigga has a point.
On the other hand, there's not much good writing in anime in general.
Your criticisms don't even hold up. You're probably just mad that your waifu didn't get more screen time.
I love you, Uzuki.
Uh, hold up to what?
Why do you like CG ML and or SM?
Do you have a plain fetish or something?
I don't like any of those per se. I like some of the girls, regardless what branch are they from.
They really improved character motion, didn't they?
>what exactly did she gain from it?
This is bait, right?
>She couldn't overcome it on her own since they show that everyone had to give her support.
Everyone coming together was kind of the fucking point.
>There was almost no struggle since she never had to deal with the consequences of it until episode 20, and that amounted to very little for her.
Apparently you missed all the cues of her emotional struggles leading up until then.
>Did she feel guilty about her brother's death? If that's the case, then what's the story with her parents? Why is she living alone? If they bothered to make her mother and brother part of the story, where's her dad?
Again, all of that shit was explained. Pay better attention.
>Drama shouldn't be there for its own sake, nor should it attempt to overwhelm everything around it.
Nigga have you even played the games this shit was based off of?
There wasn't any trouble regarding Yuu in the games.
I bet your favorite Ice cream flavor is vanilla.
because i can like them
Why would it be vanilla?
It's rocky road, if you wanted to know.
Uzuki you surprised me!
Chocolate chip cookie dough
Confirmed for didn't play.
Aw yeah. That one's good.
Dulce de leche
As someone who has played the games the anime was the worst depiction of Chihaya. In every other route Chihaya makes her own choices and changes on her own. In the anime she is changed and watered down just to have Haruka rise her back up. Chihaya can't swim because they need Haruka to force her along, Chihaya can't cook because they need Haruka to cook for her, Chihaya can't solve her own problems because they need Haruka and everyone else to do it for her. It also makes little sense for her to be eating completely poorly considering her dedication to staying in shape which includes a proper diet. There was no missing the cues in the anime, it hit you over the head even when it wasn't needed. If they had wanted to do a danketsu story in the end with yakusoku that's fine, but change the story. It's a waste to introduce things like Chihaya's past and her mother when it's never fully resolved. In the games Chihaya's mother was with her brother when he died, this was the spark that led to them arguing daily for years and Chihaya hating them which eventually leads to them divorcing and her moving out. That was the main focus by the way, her brother was only a side comment. In the anime they decided to attempt to justify their shitty writing of her by saying that she was with her brother instead. What they don't realize is that would impact more than just Chihaya. With Chihaya there that means she would be blamed instead, her parents wouldn't have that spark to fight, Chihaya would have no reason to hate them and move out. If anything Chihaya hating herself and feeling guilty and that's why she's shown as gloomy would make more sense. However there's no blame tossed upon anime Chihaya at all. Another mistake was giving Haruka Producer's role. Chihaya's relationship with Producer and her one with Haruka isn't exactly the same. They have Chihaya argue with Chigusa but we see none of it so we don't even know what it's about. She gives Haruka the book and leaves.
What a good girl.
Format your posts, jesus.
Vanilla and coffee for me.
Your retort sure is.
If you had actually played then you'd know in the latest game she calls her brother by the name Yuu now.
I haven't played any, I'm curious, what was he called before?
>based off of
Do see how retarded you're being right now?
Not nearly as retarded as you are.
Why the change?
trust me it's awesome
He didn't have a name before the anime. In the latest game she calls him by name.
I'm saying that Yuu isn't an anime only thing any more.
I once tried to watch a baseball match.
Beer and nachos were the only redeemable part.
>This is bait, right?
Sure, why not. Can't stop you from silly assumptions.
>Everyone coming together was kind of the fucking point
And that's MY point. The anime in general glosses over or outright ignores individual character development (or good development, anyway) to make a point of everyone working together, often to its own detriment. And in case YOU haven't played the games, Chihaya in particular is very independent and resolved. Even if she's weak against certain family issues, it never took her down that far. And yes, I know it's the guilt, but that doesn't mean it's justified.
>you missed all the cues of her emotional struggles
ALMOST no struggle. I know there's the flashback in 16, I know there's the whole letter from a fan and that picture she has in her room. And even those were more foreshadowing to what would happen in 20, as I don't remember it being specifically mentioned until then.
>all of that shit was explained
Okay then. That first question was admittedly rhetorical, but my reason for asking questions that way is to call out that particular moment. We know her parents recently filed for divorce in 11 and that they don't blame her for Yuu's death in 20, but that's all I'm getting right now. There's a bit about Chihaya's strained relationship with her mother and those phone calls later with her, but she still pushes the support onto Haruka, and the focus is still placed on Chihaya's guilt itself.
Mint chocolate chip.
>watch a baseball match.
I'd only watch it naked with Yuki.
The movie can't tide me over when all I want to watch it for is Nao and Shiho. An ML anime is the only way I'm going to get my fix on Ayumu, and Subaru, and Umi, and Megumi, and Elena, and Shizuka, and Tsubasa, and Baba, and Rio, and Juli-oh.
I WANT THEM ALL ANIMATED. Goddammit.
People make fun of vanilla ice cream, but there are so many different flavors to vanilla ice cream. There's regular vanilla, and there's french vanilla, and there's vanilla bean, and there's Madagascan vanilla. And vanilla also goes good with caramel, and fudge, and strawberry, and chocolate. And vanilla is super popular, which is why the vanilla ice cream always runs out at restaurants that have those soft serve ice cream machines, because every asshole wants the fucking vanilla and not the chocolate and I'm one of those assholes that wants the vanilla and I have to get to the vanilla first before the vanilla runs out.
Strawberry cheesecake; Delicious Target ice cream.
Vanilla is good, but Strawberry cheesecake with cookies is the best.
Salted caramel and pecan
Happy Birthday Ryo!
I will sex Ryou.
Animated Tsubasa next year.
You just have to believe.
>still believing in this
HA HA HA HA
Why do you hate Tsubasa though?
>The anime in general glosses over or outright ignores individual character development (or good development, anyway) to make a point of everyone working together, often to its own detriment.
How much more were you expecting for an anime like that? There's almost no way they could have evenly fleshed out everybody's routes in a single season without inducing jarring pacing or disconnecting the audience from a sense togetherness with the idols.
The game routes were largely development between a single idol and the producer. I get the complaints about the anime's loose ends with her parents and that character development often worked better in the game format but that can only translate so well into anime.
For what it tried to be I thought it was emotionally effective and I definitely didn't find it "unnecessary." Whether or not you like how something was executed doesn't inherently make it unnecessary or not.
The number 2 of the ML trio will get an animated card on the second anniversary.
Shizuka will get an animated card after that.
Just think, in 36 years everyone will be animated.
i'm betting on either shizuka or serika first
We can only hope.
The thing is the anime couldn't decide if it wanted to be a solo or group anime. If it wanted to be a solo anime then not everyone got good development. If it wanted to be a group anime then there was too much solo focus. I think many people wouldn't have minded if the second half was more like the first. The result was half assed both ways because of this. There was also a lack of goal like in the games and other anime. Why is uncertain, but every game had a goal to aim for and win. In the anime they just get popular because it's the half mark and they performed at RK's concert. It'd make far more sense if instead it was some kind of event. Then for the second half we have the new years live, but where's the conflict in that? The sports episode had more conflict as they actually had to go against other groups. The live is theirs, there's nothing to win. The only conflict is if they're going to have it or not. Jupiter disbands earlier on and Shinkan Shoujo never competes either. It would be pretty simple to turn the last episode into an event. Just have Shinkan Shoujo do a song before hand as Jupiter already quit, have 765 do ready and change, they win the event and then get desho as an encore. It's a minor fix and yet is a lot more satisfying.
I could argue about what they could do, but you're right. I can't necessarily judge what I like as necessary and what they did as unnecessary.
The issue is that I'm not really holding the anime to lofty standards here, I'm holding it to what it set out to be. There's talk of hardships and unity, but only a few faced significant hardships, and the unity wasn't built on solid individuals. I'm not expecting characters to be fully fleshed out, but I am expecting characters to not be either horribly exaggerated, poorly written, or outright ignored. And if they had issues with pulling that off in every idol's case, they could try for more unique idol pairs or trios and have them work and develop together in a way that doesn't leave them like the anime did. Is that too much to ask?
Maybe this is my own bias working its way in again, but I wasn't very convinced by the togetherness in the anime anyway, and the presentation of the anime and the movie (we at least know Haruka is actually deemed leader) certainly isn't helping the case. If anything, I'm more annoyed that the anime cast a huge shadow over the franchise that it can't seem to break out of, so I can barely talk about what-ifs since almost everything takes something from it.
That was bugging me.
Gonna hug you, hug you, hug you
make you mine, make you mine, all of your 14 years
Tsubasa a extra kissable good girl she gun get hugg'd too
But that's kind of missing the point.
But...Mirai's is an amputee and Shizuka is not Jewish...
Me on the bottom
He's the floor
Great job, Pivix; Thanks to looking up iM@S fanart, I now know there are people that have a sexual armpit fetish.
I realize that there are weirder fetishes that are an actual thing...but why the fuck does this art exist?
L-lewd. All kind of things transpire on the floor.
Is there a non-sexual armpit fetish?
Pivix? Pixiv. Yes.
I'm sure there is, or at the very least, it doesn't involve sexual intercourse or a money shot with an armpit.
What's wrong with armpit fetish? There is nothing weird about that.
I'm kinda surprised you haven't run into this thing before, it's not that rare, at least on 4chan, it seems.
>Guy offers raws that are already cleaned, cropped and only need the text removed and added in
>No don't do it!
Why do you people insist on looking a gift horse in the mouth?
I don't know if you've ever taken a high level calculus class, but when you start getting into complex things like limits and derivatives, you tend to forget how to do basic things like algebra because it's taken for granted.
4chan is like that for me with sexual stuff. I see all this weird shit that ends up being the norm, that smaller fetishes that come off as uncommon in context end up shocking me more than it should because I forget to imagine that simple things like that exist.
>complex things like limits and derivatives
That's not too high level even though I forgot most of practical calculus skills, I still have a grasp of and understanding of the concepts, but I get your point.
Which girl was it, anyway?
>I see all this weird shit that ends up being the norm, that smaller fetishes that come off as uncommon in context end up shocking me more than it should
I'm pretty sure this is how vanilla "fetishes" are created, and hearts in irises and speech bubbles suddenly become the most arousing thing on Earth.
> hearts in irises
> and speech bubbles
Normal and boring a best. Times like that make me want to hone my art skills so I can draw H-doujin for idols that aren't privileged enough to have vanilla.
That's nice nail polish, Rin.
But yeah, the line for me is usually when the fetish becomes more important than which girl it is.
>23 days until the movie comes out
Hell yes Yayoi
I came across the set looking for new Rin art, and was too out of it to even realize the R-18 listing...or even what the set was about, despite the very blatant Miu piece on the opening.
But hey! At least it's nice that Azusa is in a lewd fanart and her boobs aren't the focus! From a certain perspective.
R18 by itself can still yield nice art, but looking at other stuff by that artist, I gotta laugh.
Looking at the rest if his work, I've come to the conclusion that he has great taste in girls and I'd have a beer with him any time.
>One For All 4koma chapter 2: http://archive.moe/vg/post/77528620 onwards
Please enjoy Chihaya's training regimen and coffee-related epiphanies.
Why is this allowed?
Anzu do not bully Nina
for I love her
Because Nina needs to pee
Inumi you da man
Even though you a girl
Don't take Anzu's bunny you little shithead, I'll kill you.
Why would you put shit in a swimsuit next to a worn out bunny?
I wanna smell Anzu's lewd shorts.
Is the rabbit a hint at Anzu's repressed childhood issues?
I've been expecting her to get some horrible drama for a long time now.
I kinda find that rabbit cute in a weird way.
Happy Birthday Ryou! You are the best girl and you make the best couple ever when paired with Ritsuko.
Buttpats for Anzu.
We did kind of let this birthday slip by without doing anything
Only way to make up for it is posting a few Ryou images and then passing it off like something was accomplished.
But I only like Ryou ironically.
What does that even mean here?
Sleep tight, Makochii. May you feel the ticklish breath of the angels giving your tummy rasberries in your dreams.
frame even coming up, looks like husbando event.
Thank you for the TL.
Are they who I think they are?
Nao is art
Emi Nitta (Honoka) and Eriko Nakamura (Haruka)?
Well I hope so.
Bandai Namco knows we want it.
Lantis knows we want it.
And so does Sunrise and A-1.
I don't want it
Love Live is shit and should stay in its own thread
When Scamco bosses want a nice bonus.
I would also like for 765 and µ's to perform together.
I got WUGxStar Anisx9nine for Anisama this year so that is one wish fulfilled.
An abstract kind of Nao.
Well knowing that it would make you mad makes me want it more.
>I would also like for 765 and µ's to perform together
Maybe he doesn`t like it, but if there is a crossover then I would like it to have proper 2D animation.
Cause fuck love live thats why.
Well it might happen because Landis loves money
What's with the hatred for LL? From the responses it just seems like a "it's not idolm@ster so I hate it" type thing.
It's probably just opinions.
Extremely vocal minority. And they'll try to say otherwise too.
Not those guys, but the character designs are fucking ugly. They all look like generic moe blobs.
The music is average at best and the dances are awful and slutty.
And I just generally dislike wannabe imitation franchises.
>And I just generally dislike wannabe imitation franchises.
Isn't Idolmaster itself a wannabe imitation franchise of Dream C club?
Fuck no. Idolmaster came first and Dream C Club is just some Otaku fan service game.
>Otaku fan service game.
Like Idolmaster? And how is Love Live an imitation franchise? It's just another Idol franchise.
Not anywhere near to that extent. Dream C Club exists purely for the sake of fan service.
You can defend LL all you want but you're not going to change my opinion.
Okay, I just want to know why you consider it an imitation.
Designs and characters are all same-y moeblob garbage and the songs are in my opinion awful and generic, especially compared to IM@S but also standalone. IM@S feels more like an idol franchise whereas LL feels more like an idol-themed cute-girls-doing-cute-things franchise.
I don't think it's particularly worse, but I often feel it's almost unfair to group them together. That said, fuck Love Live.
>. IM@S feels more like an idol franchise whereas LL feels more like an idol-themed cute-girls-doing-cute-things franchise.
Can you just explain the difference here?
Acorns for Nono
She would have loved this.
Poor Kana. She was too cute to be forgotten.
By "Idol franchise" I mean more that the girls feel more legitimately like they're trying to fill that role. Not that it's a realistic portrayal, but that it's more loyal to dedicating itself to that.
"idol-themed cute-girls-doing-cute-things franchise" in the vain that K-On is "band-themed cute-girls-doing-cute-things" or Hanayamata is "Yosakoi-themed cute-girls-doing-cute-things". Flavor of the whatever sort of thing.
Game need not apply.
Yeah I kinda get what you're getting at but...if you look at it we could argue about what defines an Idol all day and I'm just not up for that. I'll just leave it at Love Live Does define itself as a "SCHOOL Idol" so it's probably a case of apples and...different kinds of apples.
I seriously doubt LL would exist if not for the success of iM@S. Sure, you can claim that it's just another contender for the now "idol genre" but what exactly has it done for the genre aside from turning up the generic moe meter up to eleven?
I'll admit that I'm biased and spiteful because I don't feel like LL deserves the level of success that it's achieved by just reinterpreting what's already been done in a much less (in my opinion) convincing fashion.
There's not much you can really do for the "genre". And you could equally accuse Idolmaster of having "generic moe". And really I'm biased because I like Love Live, and I really can't see how it did things any worse or better than Idolmaster has.
Have you guys explored outside the music in the anime? Not saying you're wrong in believing what you do, but even I have to admit 90% of the song choices for both season were complete ass. But actually branching out from it, I found a lot more songs I actually liked.
They probably don't realize Love Live was around before the anime. Though to be fair the anime was the thing that propelled it into popularity
>"I will make you happy for the rest of your life"
Way to go Takumi.
Poor Nono....and Chieri...I mean if you like her
I wish Takumi would go all out on me.
voice and vanilla doujins never ;_;
I don`t mind it, I just never expected it to get this big, fun fans though.
At least individual images exist.
Why is Nono a cool idol again?
Takumi is living anon's dream.
Put a male character into LL, and watch shit hit the fan(s).
There already is one though
Everyone wants to bang Honoka's dad though.
a male idol then.
Wouldn't be in an all girl's school. And even A-Rise who is co-ed doesn't have them.
Alpaca-San is an idol. He was in SIF
Anyway all male Idols are gay
Cause obviously friendship among the same gender just doesn't exist among men. Good thinking, anon.
All idols are gay
Mami please hmph me
takumi pls no bully
Yeah, I have. There are a couple songs that are okay, but i still think the large majority of them are not to my tastes. 90% of the music I listened to was outside of the anime because I dropped the anime because it was trash.
They should start a biker gang or something.
Trio never ;_;
no Miyo, you are the car
I don't know if these are real or nots anymore.
Me with Yayoi's hand on my head
I hope they stream Nonowire this saturday
I will be so rumpus rustled if they don't
I want to their legs
>Seiji in a tux coming soon
>We are on TV by Fujii Yukiyo's (Tokoro Emi role) that changed jobs to voice actor from the lighting staff, but should I put Hara Yumi original postal worker a (Shijo Takane role) such as was good when was it mind you, but it
The more you know.
Messi confirmed for wanting the P. Game over, /u/.
What if her P is Alice?
I don't understand
P is for 'papa'
Basically, Gumi`s VA used to work the lights of some studio and Takane`s VA used to deliver the post, it was on TV just now.
He shouldn't want to stick it in Ryou because it is technically gay?
Huh, that's pretty cool
Messi is supposed to have the same measurements as Miria. Why do they draw her so barrel-shaped?
I just want this tiny morsel of perfection to sit in my lap and receive my headpats all day long... is that abnormal?
You forgot the part about where you rape her and chain her up for later.
No rape, only headpats. I'd chain her up only if she was into that sort of thing.
she is for fugging
A tsundere chuuni meido with an eyepatch. Where's that picture that shows every possible fetish combined in one character, with arrows pointing to them?
She's the shy/introverted type of Cool taken to its logical extreme.
cute = fuckable
Cool = cute
Cute = brain problems
Passion = sluts
All idols = fuggable.
are you always the same guy?
I need to know how many of us are out there
How am I supposed to know? I might as well ask whether all the Mirei posts that aren't mine are yours. I'd like to think Mirei is charming enough to have more than two fans, though.
>Passion = sluts
Happy Birthday, Nao.
Happy birthday, eyebrows.
Hmm, one of my favorite CGs that literally nobody else cares about has her birthday coming up soon. I hope I don't forget to celebrate.
What's her name?
>A tsundere chuuni meido with an eyepatch and a nekomimi hairband
Fixed. How many fetishes can we cater to in one card?
Tamami Wakiyama, the anti-Makoto. Wants to be a cool but can't help being a cute (being the same height as the elementary schoolers doesn't help)
rin eyes doesn't match with her costume, how do you fuck up this bad.
Red, yellow and green would make them look like traffic lights. And that would be silly.
Upcoming birthdays (September):
19 - Anastasia, Cathy Graham
20 - Tamami Wakiyama, Subaru Nagayoshi
24 - Megumi Ijuin, Kaoru Sakuraba
26 - Kiyomi Saejima, Julia
28 - Yukimi Sajo
29 - Yao Fueifuei
Ooh, consecutive. Shame I only know 4 or 5 of those.
well, she can't run away from being a Blue
idols are silly
the silliest is always the producer
Let's see how many of them I know without looking them up:
Anastasia: Russian starry beauty
Cathy: Curly haired gaijin
Tamami: Kendo shorty
Subaru: ML's Makoto
Megumi: Some CG, probably a hag
Kaoru: SideM? no idea
Julia: Red haired fake gaijin
Yukimi: Shy cat loli
Fueifuei: Cute chink
>Julia: Red haired fake gaijin
Julia let me dominate you.
I really like what she is wearing in her LTH, talking of that, frameless card thingy when?
Haruka and Kana are big girls.
that's tenryuu from kancolle.
The fact that everyone arguing against "passion = sluts" names the same counterexample proves the point.
Miki isn't a slut either.
Yukiho... now Yukiho might be.
Aiko is love.
I think Tsubasa would prefer Julia to dominate her.
Meiko, Kaoru, and Yoshino aren't sluts.
Julia a cute. I'm sorry for not knowing more about you.
Passion has the top 3 biggest tits and they put Aiko in to balance it.
Are you sure about Kaoru?
>Chicchan appearances: 4
>Ritsuko appearances: 1
well she's better than her
Ritsuko's spotlight was in Happy Red.
As was Awakened Miki.
Happy Red is infinitely better.
she was possesed all along, it makes sense now.
I want Yuko to possess me.
>fart with eyes
Jesus Christ, girl, what did you eat?
I hate Yuko so fucking much.
>I don't know how commas work so I'm going to throw them in all over the place and hope it's right
>Serika's hips and tummy
So cute and lewd at the same time.
Serika is a sexy, sexy young lady
>complaining about two properly used commas
The Grammar Nazis will have your head.
>Jesus christ girl, what did you eat?
Koume is cute
jesus christ girl didn't eat anything
Who's Jesus christ girl?
Jesus, christ girl what, did, you eat,?
Maybe a little bit.
I will surprise her with a low-placed hug from behind.
My hands over her lower tummy.
Yuko is cute.
eating that girl in jesus christ name
commas a shit
And where would your face end up?
We really have nothing to talk about.
>Jesus Christ, girl! What did you eat?
Between her neck and right shoulder, inhaling the scents of her hair and skin.
Crescendo Blue > Eternal Harmony
Next Cinderella Master wave announcement when?
Preview of OFA DLC catalog 5 when?
Lantis festival looked fun.
Nino come here. It's bullyin' time.
The face says Hibiki, but the ponytail says Minako.
I'm confused, but erected.
Big hips on a little girl.
She's more than a minxlet, she's a full grown minx.
does cool summer vacation have songs?
Serika is too little and pure for such adult things. You should be lewding Kana instead.
>implying we have heard enough previews to be certain
She makes me full grown.
Kana will gets her too.
We lewd Serika but we would never do anything to make her uncomfortable or make her unpure. Her purity is her trademark and we shall not defile her.
Kana is only a year older than Serika.
You already missed it dude.
I want to watch Yayoi attempt to climb a tree and fail miserably.
My heart feels all warm and fluffy when I listen to POKER POKER.
Is this love?
That was Utahimebakuen, not NoNoWire.
We had a bunch of discussion earlier. We can't keep the same pace up 24/7. If you're bored, go do something else for a while.
Gimme a link to lyrics TL and I'll tell you.
There's nothing on project im@s for it, but I can into moon enough to understand it myself. That's part of the reason I like the song so much.
Then please so a summary, or something. I like Makabe a lot, I'd love to know more.
I like both, but doesn't NIS like own the rights to Love Live, and that's like disgusting? Also the fact that they put 3D in the godamn dances ticks me off. I still think Umi and Rin have the best voices though.
hugs for the birthday girl!
a very cute nerd
It's the nerd's birthday today? Gonna have to shower her in love and gifts until she turns red in the face.
Well, tomorrow, but it is already tomorrow in Japan.
From my spotty understanding, it's a love song with a lot of poker metaphors. Makabe wants to confess, but keeps a poker face on because she isn't sure if her feelings will be requited.
Thanks Namco for the Naos.
Kisses for Yuko.
>13 years old
The download link for the Shiny Festa DLC is broken...
16 is a great age.
Shiny Festa had DLC?
And won't be fixed. It gets takedown notices.
she's legal she can have extra sensory sex if she wants.
It is Scamco after all.
>extra sensory sex
Damn. I'm curious. How would that work?
Hugs, hugs, and more hugs for Makabe.
>Anon, come with us to the other side.
Don't mind me, just continuing the pattern.
Ugh I found it had DLC recently and I can't even have it...
the same way ESP powers work
It's just The World Is All One.
Yeah, MediaFire detects it and blocks the download.
Sweaty idols are great.
She may play a joke on you if you do that anon
It's just another song to perfect.
Maybe try Mega or Zippyshare or some other site?
I hope she does. I hope she plays a lot of jokes on me.
>Preview of OFA DLC catalog 5 when?
Maybe it would help her with her social problems.
It's like watching a hundred-shot of NOS blow the welds on the intake manifold with Miyo. I want to open up a garage shop with her; She can do the JDM cars, I'll do the USDM cars.
Mizuki always has a poker face though, no matter what. I bet she'd make a great deadpan comedian.
for fuck's sake mirai, stop getting too excited
nonowire is on the 20th
Poor Makabe, she can't deal with two excitable girls
Makoto x Hokuto OTP
it's called being a part of Otome Stronk
she has to learn to deal with it
That's why she's leader.
I would produce the fuck out of that group.
what did I miss?
well, when the red seems questionable, hand the post to the nearest blue
they need another member for an OT3
Mirai`s got it.
Tsubasa you can sip my milk today.
Mirai let's get high on my sugar.
But there's already an OT3.
I`m sure she has enough milk already.
Is that from the same series that Kotoha with a sword is from?
I really like these. The dress especially fits on Chizuru.
Me likes. A lot.
Me all over the floor
I'm a safety hazard
Please don't touch this.
Jeez that's a small loveseat sofa.
Silly jannies, they accidentally deleted the image.
Fortunately, here I am to the rescue.
Hm, that didn't work. Let's try again.
Papa must be proud.
Someone cap that bottle!
I want to confess to Makabe and then tell her it was just a joke.
Don't play with Makabe, she's still learning these things.
No one wants to stick it in Ryou, but you can still like him as a character rather than just ironically.
Idol x idol > idol x produsah
idol x idol x producah is good too
I will make love to you, boi.
That would depend on the idol.
Subaru will get the P.
produsah a shit
Subaru wants the Roco
Subaru will get the kiss.
Gonna sneak up on and over that little slut and put a blanket on her to cover her up.
It's always great when your favorite idol has two really hot friends, because then you can make it (idol + idol + idol) x produsah. FUCK YEAH, polynomial shipping.
What can Subaru do to make Roco acknowledge her seriously?
Roco....well you know
I'll have to teach her the hard way.
Make an abstract art piece for her.
Or she could just up and tell her, but that's just silly
>No one wants to stick it in Ryou
Yeah uh, about that...
What are the other hot idol trios besides Gumi's Gay Grisettes?
>well you know
every 60 seconds, a dream is crushed
Teach her what?
Young heroine, do you have enough swords?
Prolly talking about sex and shit.
>young hoe, haven't you had enough cocks?
Is that what your mother said to you last night, wench?
if my name is Momoko, then yes
Sex is nice, just don't make a fool out of Makabe, or lord knows I'll find you and fuck you up.
The ups and downs of romance.
she needs to learn to dress like a lady
Subaru would need a lot of teaching.
>puchi in 2nd Vision
Is Kaede a lady?
we better get a hairdown Risa next year, fancy dresses and dinner with P
She's all woman.
I'd love Roco to teach Subaru various stuff.
>equal relationships etc
Risa in fancy dresses? Yes please.
Eh, but the twintails are cute. And at least keep the cheetah pattern for the dress.
even better, get a ponytail risa, or braids
Yes, and a fine l@dy at that.
What could Subaru teach Roco?
How to fire a gun.
Makin' love to Kaede
Whatever this is, it's cute as hell.
One could ask the question "What idol trio ISN'T hot?", because I haven't come across a mediocre one yet...except for New Wave.
Actually, even in my recent revelation on learning more about the MLs, I'm still trying to work my way around the interpersonal connections. What commonly connected or canon trios are there in ML anyway (That isn't the most obvious one, obviously)?
they're just trying to be cute, not smokin hot sexy dols