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Title: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Mind M@ster on October 06, 2010, 02:41:32 am
I thought of an idea while I was daydreaming. Why do I love my favorite idols? Then I started thinking a lot about how I bet everyone could talk about their faves.
ONLY RULE IS NO BASHING ON OTHERS FAVES

Here's my example:
I love Hibiki because she has a fun and genki feel, but with a bit more mature feeling. She also makes me laugh just how much she seems to have her personality all over the place.
And ponytails are hot!
(http://static.zerochan.net/full/20/31/239070.jpg)
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: blake307 on October 06, 2010, 03:04:17 am
I loved Yukiho ever since hearing her sing Kosmos, Cosmos two years ago. She really has a wonderful and soft voice when singing. Her cute and innocent personality is what I really like about Yukiho. Plus the shy girls tend to be the cutest. XD

Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 06, 2010, 05:30:25 am
I love Ami and Mami because they're lots of fun and they stand out. XD I've heard quite a few people say they're annoying, but...I think their attitudes are so enjoyable XD The twins = double the fun.

And, I also feel that in some songs, you get the impression that along with the upbeat tune, they're singing purely because they enjoy it~
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: airgeneralpong on October 06, 2010, 09:07:29 am
I love Ami and Mami because they're lots of fun and they stand out. XD I've heard quite a few people say they're annoying, but...I think their attitudes are so enjoyable XD The twins = double the fun.

And, I also feel that in some songs, you get the impression that along with the upbeat tune, they're singing purely because they enjoy it~
May I copy your comment? XD
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Neruibara on October 06, 2010, 02:53:12 pm
Why do I love Iori? Well, I think the initial attraction was because she reminded me of my mother. As I got to know her better, I came to like her more and more. There are times where I get a "What in the world was I thinking?" moment. Tsunderes are a real handful after all. It quickly fades when I see that gentle side of her. I think that is the reason why I like tsundere characters. It takes something special to get them to show you their hidden side. A relationship with a tsundere may be difficult to start, but it is rewarding over the long run.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Cael K. on October 06, 2010, 04:42:15 pm
Azusa is just Azusa. And that makes her awesome.

I also find Yumeko hilarious. Every time she pops up on screen, she does something that makes me want to laugh.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Haldo on October 06, 2010, 10:18:26 pm
I love Hibiki because she has a fun and genki feel, but with a bit more mature feeling. She also makes me laugh just how much she seems to have her personality all over the place.
And ponytails are hot!
That about sums it up :D I also like how she sounds like she's having fun when she's singing ^^

I like the twins because their insane logic and energy is always fun to watch XD And because they're cute, of course. I like Mami especially because it seems like she feels overshadowed by Ami, so I can kind of relate to her there because of my older siblings...

And finally, I like Makoto because she's just so freaking COOL!
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: animagic4u on October 07, 2010, 01:03:31 am
Let's see...I love Haruka because even though she is portrayed as a plain and simple girl she isn't as 2 dimensional as you would think. And also because I think Haruka is secretly evil and just pretends to act cute to get my attention
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Cien Laguoire on October 07, 2010, 02:35:12 am
I love Azusa because she's a character I can identify with in quite a few aspects, and someone that I think I could get along with well if I ever met someone like her.
I also enjoy her singing the most. She has such a nice voice. :)
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Neko-P on October 07, 2010, 04:00:51 am
Why do I like Takane? I'm actually not entirely sure... I was originally a fan of Yukiho, so I guess when I heard about Wandering Star I immediately got interested in it's rival. I didn't initially like her like I do now, but as I grew out out of Yukiho ('cause while her shyness was cute, I just went out of my shy-girl-liking phase...) I started listening to Takane, and I LOVED her voice~ Then I started becoming a fan of Hibiki and Miki by extension of 961, I just loved Takane's whole regal flair on things, her personality as far as I've seen it, her quirks... And I'll admit it, I like how she looks~

Ritsuko's probably my second favorite. Why? 'Cause of the glasses. And she's smart. That's really all it boils down to, though her singing does help.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: azuyuki on October 07, 2010, 06:02:41 am
Ryo-san? He's cute, honest, and for the most part, very innocent. That and its also significantly different from everyone before Ryo. He's also a great singer as well.

Azusa-oneechan is kinda like how I am (though I'm a little less calm). I love her maturity and how she just looking for someone she loves. That and I love her songs and her singing voice.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: y2j.kj on October 08, 2010, 05:41:29 am
Tsunderes are a real handful after all. It quickly fades when I see that gentle side of her. I think that is the reason why I like tsundere characters. It takes something special to get them to show you their hidden side. A relationship with a tsundere may be difficult to start, but it is rewarding over the long run.

he said everything plus i love kugimiya rie´s voice
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Himoto on October 08, 2010, 12:27:39 pm
I could go on and on why Hibiki is my favourite, but I'll sum it up into three points.

1: Her bubbly, do-things-on-a-whim, lose-my-pets-all-the-time personality rocks.
2: Her singing has this certain trait to it, like you know she doesn't really care what others are thinking as long as she's enjoying herself and kicking ass at auditions.
3: She has really long black hair in a ponytail. Nuff' said.

I think that gets straight to the point.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Tenchy on October 08, 2010, 03:41:32 pm
Why do I love Iori? Well, I think the initial attraction was because she reminded me of my mother. As I got to know her better, I came to like her more and more. There are times where I get a "What in the world was I thinking?" moment. Tsunderes are a real handful after all. It quickly fades when I see that gentle side of her. I think that is the reason why I like tsundere characters. It takes something special to get them to show you their hidden side. A relationship with a tsundere may be difficult to start, but it is rewarding over the long run.
Plus Rie Kugimiya as Iori's voice actor is a humongously added bonus.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: OverlordIX on October 09, 2010, 10:59:39 am
Loved Miki for her story arc as well as her *coughchugscough*. ^^
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Mind M@ster on October 11, 2010, 05:08:50 am
Hm...I feel I should do another...well to point it out I don't have one favorite idol.
Why I love Miki:
1. Her cuteness when she dances, sings and just her personality made her my first favorite.
2. Of course her development in the game is a big impression.
3. I usually don't just look at physical features, but Miki has it.Which should be just a bonus!
4. I can't resist Miki's deredere and gentle sides.
These pics should demonstrate most of my reasons. But I could probably list more.
(http://static.zerochan.net/600/15/16/270815.jpg)
(http://static.zerochan.net/full/20/44/239720.jpg)
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Lushe on October 11, 2010, 08:50:04 am
Love Yayoi because despite being poor, she still stays cheerful, optimistic, and energetic. Reminds me of how I was when I was her age. (minus the "cheerful" and "energetic" parts, lol)

Plus, her "Kiramekirari" is just so gosh-darned adorable.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Idol_Hearts on May 03, 2012, 06:52:45 am
I like Makoto because she is cool and boyish, but in the inside, she's a  girl too. She also is an excellent fighter and awesome at sports. She also collects stuffed animals and reads manga! Some things that I love is when I share some hobbies and skills (not the fighter part. I'm not the best) Plus, her voice is sooooooo unique and I love her all the songs she sings, especially
Marionette no Kokoro, Tear, Smoky Thrill, Idolm@ster 2nd Mix, etc. . . . .
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQRoGa6Jr_jc6j1w1t-5cd4kU6hjLDNIWjTXIwpPGfD-h-84G4JYQ)
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: satty on May 03, 2012, 08:47:19 am
Oh wow, pretty old.

Anyway, my favorite idol is Chihaya for 2 reasons.

1. First heard her sing before any other idol, and it's great, so a case of first girl wins by me.
2. She's a lot like me (well, aside from the dead brother part). We both have one thing that we're strong on (she's good with music, especially classical, and I'm good with history), we both are pretty cold at first glance, and we're kinda idiots to others who know us pretty well.

Course, I'm good with machines, while she isn't. I know I would be really frustrated with dealing with her in teaching these things, because I admittedly have little patience for teaching someone on how to work a phone that, for me, is easy to pick up and use.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Treemotan on May 08, 2012, 05:27:42 am
Let's see. . . Takane. . .

1. While I had to listen to the other idols a bit more to get used to them, I took to Takane's voice almost immediately. I guess I just like it best. She's also pretty versatile when it comes to songs, and sounds good with pretty much anyone.
2. I happen to find her prettiest. I have a bit of a thing for White Haired Pretty Girls. Tall girls too, come to think of it.
3. I like how she carries this air of mystique about her, and always acts quite calm and polite. Yet at the same time, she has several little quirks that I find rather endearing, such as her fondness of children's shows and amusingly voracious appetite. The anime only made me like this more. Especially the Ribbit Ribbit Kitchen episode. That frog mask. I was giggling quite a bit.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: SakuraMaxX on May 08, 2012, 05:55:36 am
Huh don't think I noticed this thread.

I like Makoto because she's tomboyish and adorable in the sense, really.

I have a close friend at school who really reminds me of Makoto in terms of appearance and a bit of personality too.  She's one of those kinds of friends who's been there for me when I needed her the most and gave me some guidance before confronting my parents about my ah...  personal circumstances.

Pretty much because of her I have this odd emotional connection to Makoto that wouldn't be as strong if it weren't for one of my friends from school.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Milwaukee12 on May 08, 2012, 06:02:40 am
Oh wow, pretty old.

Anyway, my favorite idol is Chihaya for 2 reasons.

1. First heard her sing before any other idol, and it's great, so a case of first girl wins by me.
2. She's a lot like me (well, aside from the dead brother part). We both have one thing that we're strong on (she's good with music, especially classical, and I'm good with history), we both are pretty cold at first glance, and we're kinda idiots to others who know us pretty well.

Course, I'm good with machines, while she isn't. I know I would be really frustrated with dealing with her in teaching these things, because I admittedly have little patience for teaching someone on how to work a phone that, for me, is easy to pick up and use.

Wow!  That's awesome.  I didn't have to think of anything.  You already said it.

Plus, I absolutely love Asami Imai!  And how cute Chihaya is.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Logan on May 08, 2012, 06:22:29 am
Ami and Mami have been my favorites since the beginning because of a few things! First, I was 12 when I discovered iM@S, so I found being the "same age" pretty cool, as derpy as that sounds. Second, their overly energetic and mischievous personalities made me laugh and I loved watching translated commus. Third, I've always loved high pitched voices, and I like the little slurring of words they do sometimes. Finally, I love side ponytails, as weird as that is.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Treemotan on May 08, 2012, 04:27:51 pm
Huh don't think I noticed this thread.

I like Makoto because she's tomboyish and adorable in the sense, really.

I have a close friend at school who really reminds me of Makoto in terms of appearance and a bit of personality too.  She's one of those kinds of friends who's been there for me when I needed her the most and gave me some guidance before confronting my parents about my ah...  personal circumstances.

Pretty much because of her I have this odd emotional connection to Makoto that wouldn't be as strong if it weren't for one of my friends from school.

I actually sympathize with Makoto quite a bit, despite being built more like Takane (actually had her exact measurements back when I was skinnier. . . And then regretted not having the money to cosplay. Losing weight, though, so there may be hope yet. . .). When I was younger, I never felt very "feminine" and majority of my interests were all considered boyish. Main difference is that rather than having girls drooling over me, I instead got beat up on the playground.

I also sympathize with Chihaya and her loss, having lost several people close to me over the years. I see myself when I was 13, putting on a cold and detached demeanor to cover up just how miserable I actually was. It's very touching for me to see her eventually move on.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: TTB on May 11, 2012, 02:21:15 am
Quote
actually had her exact measurements back when I was skinnier

Are you a goddess?
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: animagic4u on May 11, 2012, 03:07:36 am
You had Takane's delicious bust size? *o*

I'm actually sorta close to Haruka's measurements...in weight and height but...

Chihaya would be a huge fan of me...;-;
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Accoun on May 11, 2012, 04:44:45 pm
Chihaya would be a huge fan of me...;-;
I'm sure not only her... :3
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: animagic4u on May 11, 2012, 06:59:05 pm
I'm sure not only her... :3

All the loli and DFC lovers on this forum. ^^
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Daverost on May 11, 2012, 07:05:52 pm
DFC fans? Present and accounted for.

Hmm... Makoto... Well, I just kinda have a thing for tomboys and boyish girls, really. Plus, I like how she tries too hard to be girly. It's adorable. I'm also a sucker for any girl who addresses herself with "boku." And that giggle. Oh, lord, that giggle <3 Not only those things, but she has a wonderful singing voice that's very different from the rest of the cast.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: TTB on May 11, 2012, 07:10:25 pm
All the loli and DFC lovers on this forum. ^^

I didn't know that language was permitted here! 0.0
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Accoun on May 11, 2012, 08:43:44 pm
I didn't know that language was permitted here! 0.0
I didn't knew any of these words wouldn't be permitted here! 0.0
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: TTB on May 11, 2012, 09:00:30 pm
I didn't knew any of these words wouldn't be permitted here! 0.0

But everything's been so PG/Pegi7 so far... It's all bunnies and rainbows, plus reading around there are some younger fans here so it only makes sense I guess.

There are a thousand scandalous forums for every topic on the internets. Every once in a while one of them has to be decent, eh? ;)
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Daverost on May 11, 2012, 09:37:50 pm
You could do a lot worse than those harmless terms.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Bro on May 12, 2012, 06:12:01 am
You could do a lot worse than those harmless terms.
I'd agree. I mean, swearing is probably more offensive.

Hibiki is just so cute and energetic, not to mention I love girl-fangs and tomboy's <3
I also love long hair. Really, Hibiki's personality and style are just perfect to me. I wish she had more depth though.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: xkillo147 on May 12, 2012, 06:21:32 am
I like Chihaya  for many reason, but mainly she is the best vocalist.The best of her is when tries to act "cutesy", it's a heart attack bound to happen.

Edit:I also like Makoto because of her voice.It's so powerful and kinda attractive plus she is a badass.Another reason is  because she is the first idol I heard and she did agent yoru o yuku.
Last, but not least is Yukiho is because she is adorable when she acts shy,but the anime didn't really demonstrate her shyness correctly.She also is a makes a great pairing with Makoto IMO.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: blake307 on May 12, 2012, 06:45:53 am
I know I made a post here before but I wanted to revise it so.

I love Yukiho because I have a thing for shy girls and she is pretty adorable in my opinion. When I first heard her sing Kosmos Cosmos(Yurishii version) Back in 2008, I instantly became a fan of her. I also love her singing as well (Both Yurishii and Azumin). Another reason is I think she has the third most interesting story behind Takane and Chihaya. She also shows the most character growth out of all the idols at the end of the game. I really enjoyed my playthrough with Yukiho as leader in im@s 2 since it was especially nice to see how much she grows as a character at the end of the game. Whether her VA is Yurishii or Azumin she has always been my #1 idol now and forever. XD
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: RisingStar on May 12, 2012, 06:01:01 pm
OK, my turn. Reasons I love Haruka:
1. She completely adorable!
2. She tries to make the best of any situation.
3. She easy to get along with, a friend for life. :)

Reasons for Hibiki:
1. She has tons of animals, something I wish I could have.
2. Her fangs, nuff said. ;D
3. She's so full of energy.

Reasons for Makoto:
1. She can kick butt and take names.
2. She's ultra cute when she tries to act cute. :3
3. She was the first idol I was introduced to, the one who began it all.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: ninjamitsuki on May 18, 2012, 03:34:20 am
I love Yukiho and Chihaya because they have beautiful voices, and I like Makoto because I found shota and reverse trap voices very soothing for some reason, and I can also relate to makoto a lot.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: animagic4u on May 18, 2012, 03:43:11 am
Revising my first post.

Haruka's dream to become an idol is soooo cute. ^^ She really just wanted to make her fans as happy as she is. I think that's really noble and sweet.
She never gives up and she's great in all roles and costumes.

Plus her singing voice is great and well adaptable.

I love you Haru~run!
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: troutfish on May 18, 2012, 04:29:58 am
Ritsuko has been my favourite for almost as long as I've known about iM@S, most likely because she reminded me of myself. (my favourite colour is green, have glasses, and so on) The biggest similarity I think is that we both kind of have a shy/modest streak, such as how Ritsuko thinks she was never so popular as an idol and yet she has dedicated fans who love her. Voice also plays a big factor in the musicians/singers I like, and while a lot of idols have cute and beautiful voices, Ritsuko's is unique to me. I have to admire her work ethic as well.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: ikuto-sama on May 18, 2012, 05:53:51 am
I love Yayoi because although she may not have the best voice nor is the most skillful idol, she still gives it her all. Her family is poor and she has a lot of responsibility on her, but instead of stressing out she keeps a good attitude and has a strong work ethic. That's admirable. Also, I think redheads and pigtails are adorable, and Yayoi is a redhead with pigtails. <3

I also just realized that Yayoi and I are the same age as of iM@S 2, but I always see her as at least a couple years younger than me...loli idols...
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: AweOfShe on May 18, 2012, 10:41:16 am
I love Yayoi, because it is natural for a father to love and dote on his daughter. ;)

*buys her more ice cream cake*

She's so sweet. ;~;
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Funkies on May 18, 2012, 11:13:37 am
I quite like all of the idols thus far, though I tend to resonate with Yayoi's plight more than anything.  Her endless positivity coupled with just the right amount of boundless energy makes her awesome.  Limiting infinity is possible when it's Takatsuki powered.  All too often I find other super energy characters insufferable.  Yayoi tends to know where her focus should be directed without jumping that annoying boundary most others do.

She may be financially poor, but she makes up for it with a rich personality.  I like her responsible and family conscious nature even if she does become a little presumptuous with it at times.  That's life, isn't it?  However she's always quick to make amends, never slow to show how much she appreciates others.  She may get bullied at times through various circumstances, yet she's always able to move past it into some resolution.  She may not be able to always stand up herself, but she also doesn't solely rely on others to fix problems for her.

She's a little naive at times, and I think that adds to her sweet disposition.  Not the best singer but always working hard to accomplish her best in all that an idol does.  Her range of ever-changing expressions are staggering and awesome.

Also, I think redheads and pigtails are adorable, and Yayoi is a redhead with pigtails. <3

This helps loads too.

Rock on Yayoi, keep on うっうーing until the end of time.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: BadBoy25 on May 18, 2012, 03:29:38 pm
Reasons I love Takane:
1) Long silver hair
2) Oppai :p
3) Yumi Hara's voice is amazing *_*
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Bro on May 19, 2012, 07:48:19 am
Reasons I love Takane:
1) Long silver hair
2) Oppai :p
3) Yumi Hara's voice is amazing *_*

You are a brave and true person for admitting to 2.
And I will join you.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: NaitoNii on May 30, 2012, 08:29:59 pm
Reasons why I love Chihaya:
Please be mine XD
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/8366/tumblrlp2tw6qbdv1qdm0y0.png)

Reasons why I love Haruka:

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/3999/tumblrm4ea6d90bm1qbyxr0.gif)
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: xkillo147 on May 30, 2012, 08:55:13 pm
^this
lol.If you haven't read Puchimasu! you should!It has more ponytail chihaya. ;D
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: NaitoNii on May 30, 2012, 09:37:39 pm
^this
lol.If you haven't read Puchimasu! you should!It has more ponytail chihaya. ;D

Is that somewhere on this forum? ^^

We sort of got the same siggy. Chihaya ftw
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: JNiles on May 30, 2012, 09:43:07 pm
And if Chihaya went insane, it would sound like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOFkctKYQWQ

For examples of Haruka going crazy, there is fanart or episode 23.  :)
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: NaitoNii on May 30, 2012, 09:49:30 pm
And if Chihaya went insane, it would sound like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOFkctKYQWQ

For examples of Haruka going crazy, there is fanart or episode 23.  :)

For me it's in reverse. Whenever I saw Kurisu, I heard Chihaya XD

Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: xkillo147 on May 30, 2012, 10:35:02 pm
Is that somewhere on this forum? ^^

We sort of got the same siggy. Chihaya ftw
Yes indeed Chihaya FTW.Anyways Puchimasu! is a spin off manga made by akane.It's mostly a comedy^^
For download link:https://sites.google.com/site/namassuka/manga/puchim-su (https://sites.google.com/site/namassuka/manga/puchim-su)
For online read link:http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/puchimsu-r2611 (http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/puchimsu-r2611)
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: JNiles on May 30, 2012, 10:44:12 pm
Oh sweet, volume 3 is out.

There's a puchidol in my current avatar <--   Can you say no to these faces??
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: NaitoNii on June 01, 2012, 02:43:04 pm
The Puchimasu spin-off is pretty funny ^^  Puchi Haruka and Chihaya <3 D'aww

@JNiles, if it ain't Haruka or Chihaya, saying no is pretty easy XD
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: TTB on June 02, 2012, 04:43:05 am
Reasons why I love Haruka

The first thing I noticed in the gif were the lovely undulations in the bottom of the pic when she leans forward, makes me feel glad to be a man. Also, that gif is very cute, I like Haruka more now, it's the cutest *blink-blink.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: animagic4u on June 02, 2012, 04:53:56 am
The first thing I noticed in the gif were the lovely undulations in the bottom of the pic when she leans forward, makes me feel glad to be a man. Also, that gif is very cute, I like Haruka more now, it's the cutest *blink-blink.

Yes that's right...fall under her spell!
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Yodudes0 on June 02, 2012, 07:46:52 am
The first thing I noticed in the gif were the lovely undulations in the bottom of the pic when she leans forward, makes me feel glad to be a man. Also, that gif is very cute, I like Haruka more now, it's the cutest *blink-blink.

Iori does a lot of blinking in her introduction scene in episode 1 of the anime. It's literally right after the scene in your avatar. Since I think Iori's the cutest idol, I think Iori's blinking is cuter. But I still do like that .gif, and I do like Haruka.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: TTB on June 02, 2012, 08:03:48 am
Iori does a lot of blinking in her introduction scene in episode 1 of the anime. It's literally right after the scene in your avatar. Since I think Iori's the cutest idol, I think Iori's blinking is cuter. But I still do like that .gif, and I do like Haruka.

Yes as soon as I pressed post I realized, and the time-frame you posted is correct, that Iori blinks with the cuteness of a galaxy-sized swarm of bunnies and baby pandas napping on one another.

But I did not post anything because I am under animagic4u's spell... and wondering whether the white in her eyepatch is a heart, a "v", a check, a downwards arrow, half a v_v, or something else... also I'm wondering if Haruka always wears the same ribbons in all her outfits, and how many copies of the same ribbons she must have in her closet... do those ribbons wear out? Does she have an interdimensional sweatshop in her closet where enslaved aliens sew ribbons for her all day long? You see? I'm still under her spell.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Yodudes0 on June 03, 2012, 03:04:48 am
Yes as soon as I pressed post I realized, and the time-frame you posted is correct, that Iori blinks with the cuteness of a galaxy-sized swarm of bunnies and baby pandas napping on one another.

But I did not post anything because I am under animagic4u's spell... and wondering whether the white in her eyepatch is a heart, a "v", a check, a downwards arrow, half a v_v, or something else... also I'm wondering if Haruka always wears the same ribbons in all her outfits, and how many copies of the same ribbons she must have in her closet... do those ribbons wear out? Does she have an interdimensional sweatshop in her closet where enslaved aliens sew ribbons for her all day long? You see? I'm still under her spell.

You brought up some interesting points there. Her collection of ribbons does seem almost too extensive...

But what do you mean by eyepatch? Like a pirate?
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: TTB on June 03, 2012, 03:11:08 am
You brought up some interesting points there. Her collection of ribbons does seem almost too extensive...

But what do you mean by eyepatch? Like a pirate?

Look to the left-most side of the window, and scroll up, you can't miss it.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Yodudes0 on June 03, 2012, 06:27:55 am
Look to the left-most side of the window, and scroll up, you can't miss it.

Oh. Animagic4u's avatar. I never inspected it, so I thought it was a heart, but now that I look more closely, it looks like either the bottom part of a heart that's only a thick outline, or a military emblem.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: animagic4u on June 03, 2012, 07:16:08 am
So that you guys can get back on topic.

Yes my avatar is fun and exciting.

It's an eyepatch with a heart like thing on it. The game is Hokago Custom Time (NSFW) and this is my custom evil Haruka.

And yes Haruka has a whole sweatshop making her ribbons- who could resist her charm?
(http://g4up.precog.net/system/photos/2932/original/g4u2932.jpg)

WORK HARDER! MAKE THOSE RIBBONS RIGHT!

In all seriousness though, it's not out of line for girls to wear the same accessory every single day. Eventually they might get worn out or the color would fade and then she might just buy the same brand from her favorite store.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: JNiles on June 03, 2012, 08:15:28 am
So that's where all those kids from the anime went...


Considering how fashion trends go, I would think if you didn't stock up on em, you wouldn't be able to buy them once they went out of style.  I have this problem with eyeglass frames, clothing, everything.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Yodudes0 on June 03, 2012, 08:04:02 pm
In all seriousness though, it's not out of line for girls to wear the same accessory every single day. Eventually they might get worn out or the color would fade and then she might just buy the same brand from her favorite store.

That makes total sense, now that I actually think about it. Ribbons aren't the kind of accessory that would take a lot of abuse. Well, maybe because Haruka trips so much they would...

Anyway, nice picture!
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: NaitoNii on June 03, 2012, 08:53:57 pm
Chihaya-nyan!
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/6607/tumblrm1k32gjdhg1rnsqkk.jpg)

Suggestive Haruka
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/1927/tumblrm43dhtqlhq1qfzxzl.jpg)
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Logan on June 03, 2012, 09:22:33 pm
^ Suggestive? More like Harukakka is emerging. :D
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: NaitoNii on June 03, 2012, 09:24:10 pm
^ Suggestive? More like Harukakka is emerging. :D

I only am from Im@s anime fandom, so all the game hints are missing their mark on me ^^
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Yodudes0 on June 03, 2012, 11:41:25 pm
I only am from Im@s anime fandom, so all the game hints are missing their mark on me ^^

http://www.project-imas.com/wiki/index.php?title=Haruka (http://www.project-imas.com/wiki/index.php?title=Haruka)

Scroll down to the Trivia section. That's why in episode 15, they talk about how Haruka seems to be a villain a lot.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: NaitoNii on June 03, 2012, 11:42:39 pm
http://www.project-imas.com/wiki/index.php?title=Haruka (http://www.project-imas.com/wiki/index.php?title=Haruka)

Scroll down to the Trivia section. That's why in episode 15, they talk about how Haruka seems to be a villain a lot.

thanks for the quick explanation ;p
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: JNiles on June 04, 2012, 01:07:53 am
^ Suggestive? More like Harukakka is emerging. :D

I agree.  Also, those red ribbons look like horns to me.   :o
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: NaitoNii on June 04, 2012, 01:08:58 am
you people got such a wonderful knack for making me look at Idolm@ster in such a way I would have never thought possible XD
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: animagic4u on June 04, 2012, 02:01:02 am
I have to admit if it weren't for Harukakka I think I wouldn't love Haruka as much. ^^
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: NaitoNii on June 04, 2012, 03:10:47 pm
I have to admit if it weren't for Harukakka I think I wouldn't love Haruka as much. ^^

does that mean you have a "Harukakka" version of yourself too? :P Very interesting  8) And I thought I had dual personalities XD
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: animagic4u on June 05, 2012, 01:25:19 am
does that mean you have a "Harukakka" version of yourself too? :P Very interesting  8) And I thought I had dual personalities XD

Of course. It's no fun to be all good.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: NaitoNii on June 05, 2012, 12:36:09 pm
Of course. It's no fun to be all good.

Consider me intrigued. Now I want to meet your darker-self XD
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: TTB on June 06, 2012, 03:26:27 am
I as well, please reveal this darkness in an upcoming video~
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: animagic4u on June 06, 2012, 05:44:20 am
I as well, please reveal this darkness in an upcoming video~
Consider me intrigued. Now I want to meet your darker-self XD

Consider it done with my new cosplay ambition. I've already chosen the scene of my shoot.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: iM@SxVocaloid on June 20, 2013, 03:12:06 pm
Well, let's see...
I like Ami, Mami and Yayoi because they are all energetic and cheerfull and lolis. But diference is that the twins and Yayoi are energetic in a completely different ways. Ami and Mami use most of their energy for pranks, mischief and playing, while Yayoi uses her energy to take care for her younger siblings.
But yet all three of them are very funny and seem to get together wery well. Those three lolis have a special place in my heart and will always be my dear waifus.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: liza94 on March 23, 2014, 04:38:56 pm
And if Chihaya went insane, it would sound like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOFkctKYQWQ

Chihaya-sama?! :o
Now I understand, why Chihaya-Master is on the second place for me! 8)

What SERN did with Kurisu?!?!
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 24, 2014, 01:25:46 am
Whoa, this exists!

Must make post.

My reasons for loving Kotori!
Kotori's somewhere around my third favorite character. Even though she isn't an idol anymore, she's so supportive of all the girls, and her random delusions are just hilarious. Also, she has one of the most gorgeous voices in iM@S. <3 I love you Piyo-chan~! ;D

My reasons for loving Miki!
Miki's just so...funny. It's like everything she says is either "HONEY NANO~" or "ONIGIRI NANO~" and she's just...cute. Plus, I can totally relate to her since I'm a lazy bum. :P I can be like Awakened Miki sometimes too, when I really feel like working hard. :D

My reasons for loving Makoto!
Everything.
...but seriously, she's so CUTE! Honestly, in my personal opinion, Makoto is the cutest of all the idols. Just because she tries so hard, and you can't help but cheer for her.
I can TOTALLY relate to her too. Especially when I was young, I was SUCH a tomboy (I've become more "indifferent" than "boyish", but I still don't mind getting dirty and like playing the woods and playing video games and shounen anime and...yeah), so I can connect with her in that sense too. I was even bullied as a child like her~. And trapped in an elevator. BONUS POINTS!!
And her voice.
HER VOICE
DAT GIGGLE.
She just has these moments in her singing and these songs she does and she just...she's so good at really getting into the emotion of the song, like she doesn't even care who's listening, she just wants to sing like the song is written. It's so beautiful. Makoto has my favorite voice.
Also I've always had a thing for women with deep, thick voices. Hence why I love Amy Lee as far as American singers go.
So~, to sum it up, Makoto is my babbu. I just love everything about her.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: MetalPredat0r on March 24, 2014, 01:42:40 am
Ho boy. Info dump.

Eri Mizutani:
Where do I begin? I guess these have to do with a few factors: her looks and her hobbies. Eri is a cutie, I am not pulling any strings on this. Especially when I see her happy. There's also her hobbies of surfing on the internet and playing video games. Hey, anybody who quotes Terry Bogard is a-ok in my book! XD! The only thing that upsets me about Eri is her lack of appearances. She only appears as DLC and it always gets on my nerves! Make Dearly Stars 2 on 3DS already! 3X!

Ritsuko Akizuki:
I dunno, I always seem mostly interested in brainy girls with big chests and glasses. XP. I also find Ritsuko's character concept to be pretty neat, a girl who was only forced into being an idol because there was nobody left and is somewhat regretting it. That alone can just bring in many an interesting moment. There's also the fact that, depending on the continuity, her hair either resembles the Wendy's mascot or Sarah Palin.

Ami and Mami Futami:
FUN INCARNATE! I love these little hooligans! They're just too much fun and it's always nice to have great comic relief once in a while. Every time I see these two, I know I'm in for some good laughs.

Chihaya Kisaragi:
Dat Voice. Just.... dat voice. Asami Imai is really starting to be my favorite seiyuu.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: liza94 on March 25, 2014, 02:32:15 am
I like Ganaha Hibiki because she is very confident yet very funny. :) And she has a cat! ;) (a character who loves (and has) a cat always gets bonus points from me! ;) ) And she has a good voice for both funny and serious songs, I can't remember a song she messed up in! 8)

I like the Futami twins because they are very funny and call others by the funny nicknames they made up! :) They can sing any song in their unique style, only one song I don't like in their version is "Here we go!!". I started to watch Anim@s because Asami Shimoda was my most favourite singer back then!

And I just love Chihaya-sama because she has all nesessary qualities for being the best idol! 8)
1. She is always cool, serious and ready for hard work.
2. She has the best voice I have ever heard! Her songs are always perfect! 8) Every time I listen to her songs I think: "It's like a goddess singing!"! ::)  I forgot about Chihaya-Master completely when I heard "Nemurihime"! :o
3. She is beautiful (especially in the games).
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Okayu on March 11, 2015, 02:47:56 pm
It was interesting to see why the older members loved their favorite idols. I didn't realize voice was valued so much. I've listened to all the idols a lot so I enjoy listening to all of them. Personality is important to me too. Rambling about Chihaya incoming.
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While many people and official materials refer to Chihaya as stoic, I think that refers more to her idol side. Personal wise I'd say her being awkwardly cute is a trait a lot of people like.

Chihaya is considered the hardest to deal with, or used to be before tension was removed, but I found it harder to please Iori personally. Maybe it depends on the person and how well they know that idol.
I've seen a lot of misunderstandings about Chihaya, a lot coming from the anime, even in this forum. I'd be glad to respond to any questions you have about this.

OFA mentions how Chihaya as an idol and Chihaya as a person are pretty different, and thinking upon it I think that's true. We're mostly shown the idols personally so it's easy to forget that the in universe fans don't see the idols like we do.

As for Chihaya's voice I always liked the power in it and how she sings long notes. In OFA I'm not sure if it's by chance or related to the plot, but I felt that her singing has improved. For example her version of 99 Nights combining softness and power, while her Visionary being pretty cute. Before OFA I had assumed that her Eden would be my favorite.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6M3t1rHeJI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phqRwKlTpOo

Chihaya comes off as mature for her age, at times I used to forget that Haruka was older than her. However she does have an immature side to her (although it seems like this isn't shown as much in later works). For example when Chihaya says that she's enjoying her life as an idol and student Producer suddenly responds that he'll leave her and she responds like this. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/ra4dpvl7hrnk74k/

I think Chihaya's story is pretty relate able to those who have dealt with divorce or loss of a loved one. While it is obligatory to mention it as Namco is appealing to newcomers as well, it's actually been mentioned less as time goes on (her main OFA route reduced it down to one sentence even).
Even if you don't relate to her story, Chihaya tends to ponder and over think things even when she's grown as an idol, and I think that's another relate able quality she has.

Interesting to note is that her VA Mingosu originally didn't like Chihaya that much when she auditioned for idolmaster. She was shown a black and white image of Chihaya in plaid and sandals like this.
(http://i.imgur.com/ScIYdlo.png)
She thought "Who would want to pick someone like this? Wouldn't someone cuter or girlier be better?". Originally Chihaya was going to be a loner, but it was Mingosu who suggested that Chihaya's main trait be "likes singing" before they fleshed her out. Something to note is that not only Ohayou Asagohan, but pretty much all of original arcade recordings were sung differently on purpose. Mingosu would sing songs like Watashi wa idol cutely, and would be told "You need to sing it more coldly, Chihaya hasn't opened up her heart yet" or along those lines. Of course eventually Mingosu warmed up to Chihaya and now they're really close.
Interview Source: http://www.famitsu.com/news/201011/19035791.html

I think another reason why Chihaya seems like such a love or hate character is due to how she changes throughout her routes. Even the original arcade players didn't like Chihaya that much on lower ranks, it was people that got her to C Rank or above that were encouraging others to do the same. Unlike now people couldn't just look up videos of the commus online either. In a sense Saihyou is similar in that it starts out gloomy but turns into a positive song.

For example
iM@S 1 E Rank: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6LjE-R_3UE
iM@S 1 AB Rank: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7xfRO9q004

OFA Evening Commu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQNl3Zzb53g
OFA Morning Commu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-_h15FQZjs

I enjoy how passionate she is about music. I think her final imas 2 text was adorable in how it combined her indirectness with her knowledge about music.

I've always kind of viewed Miki and Chihaya as opposites, and that's why I think them being rivals was interesting.
Miki - Talented but lazy (not including Awakened Miki), quick to quit when things don't go her way, very open about her feelings, has lots of friends, her parents are together and her sister is alive, outgoing, big breasts, etc.
Chihaya - Talented but dedicated, only quits when it's the last option, very indirect about her feelings, has no friends outside of 765Pro, her parents are divorced and her brother is dead, introverted, small breasts, etc.

I think Chihaya and Haruka being designed together helped them get along so well. They both have their positives and negatives with each other. For example they can fight over things like Chihaya being too closed off or self centered, while Chihaya gets upset when Haruka says she wants to be more like Chihaya. Haruka admires Chihaya's singing voice and knows how she acts well, while Chihaya admires Haruka's positiveness and enjoyment of things. They both enjoy music but in different ways. Haruka helps get Chihaya into some of her hobbies like baking, while Chihaya helps Haruka become more informed about music by helping her with singing or giving her recommendations.

One of my favorite stories is Eternal Prism 3 as it pits Miki and Chihaya against each other as love rivals and unlike SP has an interesting ending. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/5ctiumy12hoo0hl/
It also explored things like Chihaya being afraid to love Producer due to having lost someone she loved in the past.
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/zm4oggebbr49rf2/

Speaking of Chihaya being indirect, something to note is that if you ask her about something romantic directly she'll get flustered or mad, but if you ask indirectly she'll start mentioning it on her own. Another hint is that Chihaya doesn't like excuses or jokes when she's being serious about something, it's best to be honest with her rather than trying to soften the blow.

A trend I noticed in the serious drama CDs involving Chihaya is that her onemindedness and quietness would get others like Haruka and Miki angry at her for being so selfish and unfeeling.
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/sgho8cazl651eoa/
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/tvj3fbs61bb3wch/
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/cz73fuozwabcd37/

By the way Chihaya losing her voice was done in New Stage 03 years before imas 2 or the 2011 anime released. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/q1c94f4bozfh5wq/

Sorry if this came off as completely unsorted, I was adding things as I thought of them. All the mediafire links are audio clips of the things I mentioned.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Saturos on March 11, 2015, 06:39:57 pm
>all this in-depth Chihaya love

(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b494/Satuu/puff_zps2cb209eb.jpg)
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: DeviantProtagonist on March 11, 2015, 06:41:48 pm
Love is an apt word choice. It must also be so nice to know Japanese, Okayu; I'd delve into such specifics as much as you would.

Chihaya's voice and quirks aside, the one real reason I admire her is my empathy; her tragic history and subsequent upbringing prior to becoming an idol are scarily similar to mine. I had lost my young sister as a child -- her name's Danielle -- and my parents tore themselves apart to divorce whilst I was caught in the center of it. There was very little light to turn to.

Time and again I'd see people brush this off as tropey, but trust me, these circumstances are very real. It's not something I'd wish upon even my worst enemy. Years afterwards I mainly kept to myself, hardly investing my passions and wishing I had traded places with my beloved sister -- she deserved so much more.

Nevertheless, that came to change when friends and family turned around my sour outlook and made me the amicable, yearning individual I am today. Moreover, my family has come to a good standing, very close to the best it has been since the golden days. Nothing, if very little, of the initial ire exists anymore.

Stemming from everything here, Chihaya gives me peace in that her tales often deal with overcoming these woes -- and to bloom afterwards into this grandiose figure, that all who could only be content with is to simply smile for a grander future. Danielle wouldn't have me differently.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: mariokirby on March 12, 2015, 07:39:33 pm
@Okayu

Thanks, for the details.  I also kind of noticed it myself about Chihaya as I played through Idolm@ster 2 and One for All and watched the anime/movie/OVA while listening to the drama CDs (at least the ones pertaining to 2nd vision Idolm@ster).  I didn't get into the Idolm@ster franchise until the upcoming of 2nd vision way back in early 2011.  It seems like 2nd vision improved on a lot of things especially the idols themselves like Chihaya.

Still, I don't know Japanese, but I'm grateful for you to be able to share your observations/translations with those who are less literate like me.

@DeviantProtagonist

Wow.  That was a pretty intense struggle what you went through.  Also, a very profound observation about yourself.  It's easy to forget that on the internet that there's a story behind every person who posts on forums.  Coincidentally, you shared a very similar experience as Chihaya.

Now, I get what you mean by this in your post in the other topic.

1. Chihaya -- for being the sublime songstress whose history hits so close to home.

For me, Chihaya is not just my most favorite idol, but also my most favorite videogame/anime female character (AKA waifu).  I have reasons, but I don't know which topic to post it in. (more like being too lazy to post).

Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Okayu on March 12, 2015, 08:34:24 pm
@Okayu

Thanks, for the details.  I also kind of noticed it myself about Chihaya as I played through Idolm@ster 2 and One for All and watched the anime/movie/OVA while listening to the drama CDs (at least the ones pertaining to 2nd vision Idolm@ster).  I didn't get into the Idolm@ster franchise until the upcoming of 2nd vision way back in early 2011.  It seems like 2nd vision improved on a lot of things especially the idols themselves like Chihaya.
What do you mean by improvement there? Also you should check out the other drama CDs too, they're pretty interesting. They had a good mix of over the top comedy and drama. The talk tracks and bonus tracks in the CDs also have some pretty interesting scenarios like the birth of MakoMakorin~ http://www.mediafire.com/listen/v8om1y69wla46px/

For me, Chihaya is not just my most favorite idol, but also my most favorite videogame/anime female character (AKA waifu).  I have reasons, but I don't know which topic to post it in. (more like being too lazy to post).
I'm curious. I'd post more about how I feel towards Chihaya as well, but I think I've already went in detail enough for you to get the idea.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: mariokirby on March 12, 2015, 10:02:54 pm
What do you mean by improvement there?

Idolm@ster 1 and the PSP games seem like pretty good games based on some gameplay videos.

I guess what I meant was that stuff like music, dance choreography, character models/artwork, etc seemed really good in Idolm@ster 2 and onward.  But, that's because of next generation console.

As for Chihaya, I could be mistaken, but I don't think she had a little brother or divorced parents in 1st Vision (although 1st vision seemed to sort of imply something like that I think for the future games).

But, listening to those drama CDs you just posted really does bring out her character, maybe even more so than the recent drama CDs.

Also you should check out the other drama CDs too, they're pretty interesting. They had a good mix of over the top comedy and drama.

Okay, I'll admit I did skim through the other Drama CDs in the past.  Some were pretty funny like the one where Azusa was holding back an angry Makoto when Chihaya said something. 

You're right.  The past drama CDs were pretty interesting and seemed to show more of Chihaya's character.  I guess not playing the past Idolm@ster games made me feel guilty for some reason in that I might not fully understand some scenes since I never played the previous games.

But, I'll try to give it another shot.  You mentioned Eternal Prism 03 and New Stage 03.  Are there any others you would recommend? (at least pertaining to Chihaya)

I'm curious. I'd post more about how I feel towards Chihaya as well, but I think I've already went in detail enough for you to get the idea.

Actually, please post some more.  I don't care how redundant it might seem.  I'm sure other posters would like it as well.  I'll try to get off my lazy bottom to work on my reasons though probably not as detailed as you all.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Okayu on March 12, 2015, 11:16:17 pm
As for Chihaya, I could be mistaken, but I don't think she had a little brother or divorced parents in 1st Vision (although 1st vision seemed to sort of imply something like that I think for the future games).
Her brother and parents both existed in 1st Vision although they were unnamed and unseen until the anime (I feel bad her father is still nameless and unseen even if he seemed to be the more aggressive of the two). Her parents were the main focus of her plot (they didn't have outright story commus back then, instead it was told through "that day's scenery" commus for Chihaya), they divorce around mid game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHlpA1_HpoA
By the way they've been using the same grave art for ten years, it's just in HD now.

You're right.  The past drama CDs were pretty interesting and seemed to show more of Chihaya's character.  I guess not playing the past Idolm@ster games made me feel guilty for some reason in that I might not fully understand some scenes since I never played the previous games.

But, I'll try to give it another shot.  You mentioned Eternal Prism 03 and New Stage 03.  Are there any others you would recommend? (at least pertaining to Chihaya)
The drama CDs are pretty much their own continuity like pretty much everything imas does. They do that so people can pick up the series up at any point. Those are the two major ones. There's also scene 02 where she works with Yayoi. (Unlike what Mingosu would like you to believe they're not that close there however. But in another talk track there was a "Takatsuki-san kawaii" moment, I'll go find it. Ah right it's on THE iDOLM@STER BEST ALBUM MASTER OF MASTER. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/6u6yiczdc1i4sd1/) The scene with Chihaya meeting Kasumi in this made me think "You know I wonder what it would have been like if Chihaya went over Yayoi's house in the anime too", it's pretty cute. I love the soundtrack they used for these, it's a shame they never released it separately.
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/kac76xidzk57q66/

Oh of course her birthday CD gratitude is a must listen too. Don't forget the secret track on the last track.
Oh right her reactions with Iori in the Famison 8bit album are funny too. There's a pun with "elegant" and "elephant".

One time I was listening to one of the "ofuro de ufufu" tracks and was expecting the usual lighthearted Azusa and Chihaya stuff and instead got something pretty emotional. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/lf47x4vsfyvv71s/

I liked how the drama CDs used Chihaya for comedy.
In this one they replace her passion for music for sushi with her rambling so much about fish the customers wonder if they'll ever get to eat. (Reminds me of a commu where Chihaya complains about how much the beauty salon woman would talk to her and Producer responds that she's the same way with music)
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/gbzuo1sr4exokae/
Also not one, but two drama CDs with the idols as maids. In the scene one Chihaya is changed to super moe with a magic headband (It's also where Yukiho-sama comes from),
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/98wuuxgopaop166/
in the nemurihime manga one Chihaya tries acting like a maid but fails to comedic effect, the music is a nice touch too.
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/8lda2af7ezsleu7/

Actually, please post some more.  I don't care how redundant it might seem.  I'm sure other posters would like it as well.  I'll try to get off my lazy bottom to work on my reasons though probably not as detailed as you all.
Well if you insist. Although it's probably pretty obvious I'm in love with Chihaya.

I like when Chihaya mentions her favorite artists and what she enjoys about music. She also uses metaphors a lot, more so when she's narrating, I like those too.

Chihaya doing impressions is cute.
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/s92tlbe5pl7mbgt/

I found it amusing how in SP she couldn't keep up the act due to personal reasons.
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/fkxjv89n8a50qba/
Like
P: "Here I got you tea instead" Chihaya: "Ah that's fine too, thanks." P: "You're supposed to get mad that I got you the wrong thing!" Chihaya: "I can't get mad at you when you did me a favor."

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/vts6imwi3qa2qvm/
P: "Wow so you text your friends a lot? I didn't know that." Chihaya: "Actually, that was a lie. I only text to you Producer."

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/97myyh4wqpgzoaf/
P: "You're doing great, keep it up!" Chihaya: "I can't cry in front of the mic like this." (although she does uses Yukiho's catchphrase a few times in other situations)

Ah speaking of the twins in OFA she sends a text filled with emotes. It goes like "It's Chihaya. Producer, I saw that Ami and Mami's texts had a lot of emoji in them so I learned how to use them too. I'm not used to them so I'm sorry if I'm using them weird. P.S. Ami and Mami texted me that I'm using emotes instead of emoji. I think that either way they're hard to read though..."
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: mariokirby on March 13, 2015, 12:38:54 am
Her brother and parents both existed in 1st Vision although they were unnamed and unseen until the anime (I feel bad her father is still nameless and unseen even if he seemed to be the more aggressive of the two). Her parents were the main focus of her plot (they didn't have outright story commus back then, instead it was told through "that day's scenery" commus for Chihaya), they divorce around mid game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHlpA1_HpoA

Oh my god.  I didn't know that.  I really apologize for the misunderstanding (and me being very stupid).  I thought her profile from Idolm@ster 1 didn't directly include her brother, so I assumed that her story was different.  I guess Namco did that on purpose, so that it would be a surprise for those that played the game.

I feel so bad for neglecting 1st vision stuff.  I didn't realize there was so much story.  Had I known sooner, I would have listened to all the drama cds.  No worries.  I'll redeem myself by listening to the past drama tracks when I get the chance.

The drama CDs

Yeah, I definitely listened to Nemurihime drama.   That was pretty good.  After listening to your samples, it seems there is lot of story/interactions in the earlier drama CDs.  And, they seem more interesting than the most recent dramas.  Why did I not realize this sooner!?  *goes to folder to find omitted drama CDs*



Well if you insist. Although it's probably pretty obvious I'm in love with Chihaya.

Pretty good stuff.  You and DeviantProtagonist provided reasons that I also share too.  I'll get around giving my reasons too when I get the chance.

Again, apologies for the 1st Vision misunderstandings.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Okayu on March 13, 2015, 01:07:48 am
I thought her profile from Idolm@ster 1 didn't directly include her brother, so I assumed that her story was different.  I guess Namco did that on purpose, so that it would be a surprise for those that played the game.
Yeah that's pretty much it. While it's common knowledge now it wasn't always. In a sense I wish it wasn't as the way they gradually revealed more info as you ranked up in iM@S 1 was great.

I feel so bad for neglecting 1st vision stuff.  I didn't realize there was so much story.  Had I known sooner, I would have listened to all the drama cds.  No worries.  I'll redeem myself by listening to the past drama tracks when I get the chance.

Yeah, I definitely listened to Nemurihime drama.   That was pretty good.  After listening to your samples, it seems there is lot of story/interactions in the earlier drama CDs.  And, they seem more interesting than the most recent dramas.  Why did I not realize this sooner!?  *goes to folder to find omitted drama CDs*
Yeah it's a shame they don't release drama CDs as much now. You'd think because they're audio only they wouldn't be as great as they are.

Pretty good stuff.  You and DeviantProtagonist provided reasons that I also share too.  I'll get around giving my reasons too when I get the chance.

Again, apologies for the 1st Vision misunderstandings.
It's fine. I'll probably end up remembering more reasons like I've been doing.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: mariokirby on March 13, 2015, 07:33:05 am
Sorry, to bug you.  Been listening to the past drama CDs.

For example when Chihaya says that she's enjoying her life as an idol and student Producer suddenly responds that he'll leave her and she responds like this. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/ra4dpvl7hrnk74k/
It also explored things like Chihaya being afraid to love Producer due to having lost someone she loved in the past.
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/zm4oggebbr49rf2/

Which Albums did you find these tracks? 


One time I was listening to one of the "ofuro de ufufu" tracks and was expecting the usual lighthearted Azusa and Chihaya stuff and instead got something pretty emotional. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/lf47x4vsfyvv71s/

I think you got this from THE IDOLM@STER RADIO TOP×TOP!

Does that mean all the radio shows have some drama?  Is it worth checking them all out?  There's a lot of radio albums.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Okayu on March 13, 2015, 02:18:53 pm
Sorry, to bug you.  Been listening to the past drama CDs.

Which Albums did you find these tracks? 

I think you got this from THE IDOLM@STER RADIO TOP×TOP!

Does that mean all the radio shows have some drama?  Is it worth checking them all out?  There's a lot of radio albums.
The first one is from a bad choice in an idolmaster 1 commu.

The second one is from Eternal Prism 3.

As I said that was the exception from the norm. There's also iM@SCHOOL and a skit called Real Produce where Mingosu gets sent inside iDOLM@STER and has to produce Chihaya Haruka and Yayoi. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/pywwsan1u131br7/

There's also the idolmaster station skits which I'd highly recommend checking out if you like Chihaya (first half), Yukiho (second half), Takane, or Hibiki. http://www.yukipo.com/translated-drama-cd/the-idolm-ster-station-skits
I liked these covers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG35-KV31sA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0G9k45BZc4

I wish the idol dramas from L4U and SP were fully uploaded. Someone only uploaded half of the Chihaya birthday one and I've been wondering which present she would have liked most as it's cut off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkJKwAG0euo
The old dramas could be pretty long at points, to beyond the length of a full episode. I would like to see more of those as DLC. I guess the EX Episodes in OFA were also so, but since they were split into parts it was harder to tell. I think people might have liked Leon more if she was added to the contact list kind of like how you could run into Project Fairy before work at times during SP.

I haven't really liked the rivals after Project Fairy. Even before 961 joined 765 they felt like they got along and we knew about them, while the rivals afterwards feel impersonal. I kind of like Leon, but we don't know much about her. I guess it's kind of like how Takane has been handled in second vision. To me Leon feels like a bit of a mirror in the sense that she becomes what her opponent needs to improve. Takane also feels impersonal to me in second vision. In SP we find out pretty early on that she's a cry baby, while with Takane now all that's really revealed is how much she likes ramen and that she has some kind of duty to follow. I think there's a difference between mystery and distance. For example there's a chance commu in SP with Chihaya where she's acting pretty mysterious, but at the end she explains what she's doing.
http://tlwiki.org/index.php?title=Idolmaster_SP:MM:28796
Or how Leon says odd things but it's revealed what she means later. Takane feels like that but lacking any reveals. That's not to say Takane has to reveal everything about herself, not at all. In fact revealing some info can make you more curious about what you don't know about compared to not knowing anything at all. I'm saying these things as I would like them to be improved upon. A game where you like the rival as much as the side you're producing is great, and that's why how Takane and Hibiki were handled in second vision were disappointing compared to how they were written in SP, it's like they lost part of themselves in the transition.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: liza94 on March 13, 2015, 03:01:31 pm
I wish these CD dramas you mentioned were translated... :(  I have only listened to some translated New stage drama and to Chihaya's Master Artists (of course untranslated :( )
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Okayu on March 13, 2015, 03:08:39 pm
I wish these CD dramas you mentioned were translated... :(  I have only listened to some translated New stage drama and to Chihaya's Master Artists (of course untranslated :( )
The reason why drama CDs aren't worked on as much is you have to have a good ear to make out the script correctly compared to the games where the script is written for you.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Rin on May 03, 2016, 03:54:08 pm
Old topic, I know, but I don't think something like this should have an expiration date.

Since I have a hard time conveying my opinion about Yukiho without going full-blown heart-on-sleeve mode, I'll try to contain myself.
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Mostly, my attraction to her comes from this feeling I get from her that she's the most promising or definitive, that something will happen with her, that she's going to make herself the way she wants to be. She may need a push every once in a while, but the momentum she gains from it vastly exceeds the effort.

She may not seem that special when one looks at her, but I don't think a flashy appearance is always needed to set a person apart. Anyway, her personality more than makes up for her relatively plain looks.

Quite a few people probably don't like her or even get annoyed with her because she whines a lot, and I can understand that, but if one were to go through her route in 2, they'd be able see that she whines when she talks about things that she cares about. It's just how she expresses her concern and that's okay, because real or not, nobody's perfect.

Besides that, I love how she hides a really caring side and only shows it at specific points which makes it that much more of a reward. To me, she's just the most endearing character, with a metric tonne of potential and she feels like someone you really can count on, whether she would come through sooner or later.

And as a knowledgeable individual, for which I respect greatly, told me and led me to understand, "her route in 2 exists as an excellent counter-point: it never belittles her, never falls for the easy route, and it may dwell a bit on her bad attitude and acting before she gets better only because it shows how much she changes after. One moment that really stood out to me was her talking about having everyone's expectations on her shoulders. Keep in mind, no one was forcing her directly to do things; SHE shouldered the heavy burdens because SHE put them on herself. She was so insecure that she always felt like every mistake was fatal, but she pushed on anyway. And in the end, she did it because she valued others over herself, because she didn't appreciate herself, so her ultimate realization was that she had to learn to appreciate that side of her to really blossom." That, alone, should say it all.

With all that in mind, she honestly seems like a 'paragon' of selflessness and resolve, though it might sound a little misguided. But that's who she is, and nothing could ever take that from her. She may stumble and fall, or even get lost once in a while, but I know she'll always find her way back.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: mariokirby on May 05, 2016, 06:06:12 am
Since I have a hard time conveying my opinion about Yukiho without going full-blown heart-on-sleeve mode, I'll try to contain myself.

You know.  You sort of are acting like my buddy, Yukibro.  But, in a good way.

Glad you're taking the time to understand more about Yukiho.

But, yeah.  Like I said in your welcome topic, the anime isn't a great adaptation of the games at least in my opinion. (Though, I guess it's good that it introduces people like me to the franchise.)
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: DawnHibiki on May 05, 2016, 08:24:13 pm
I've been loving Hibiki since late 2013, because I really love her outgoing, cheerful personality, and I also really love her overall cuteness.  She is an energetic girl from puts on a positive attitude brimming with self-confidence, and she always remains friendly and happy without becoming overly competitive like Takane. She has a wild, long black ponytail hair, and she usually wears kitchy, modern outfits, as well as her beautiful hoop earrings.  Her fang is also a huge plus, and her voice is such a blessing, thanks to Manami Numakura, one of the cutest voice actress I've seen.  I've been listening to her songs like Trial Dance, Dream, Tip Taps Tip, Shiny Smile, etc. and I haven't heard of a song that I don't like from her.  But the best part about her is that she adores pets so much, and I really love animals in general as well.  She has a wide varietly of pets, which include a mouse, a hamster named Hamuzou, a gerbil, a parrot, a rabbit, a cat, a dog named Inumi, a pig, a flying squirrel, and even a crocodile.  I love how she can communicate with Hamuzo and Inumi, because she can tell how they feel about her.  Oh, I can't forget how she looks so gorgeous in her bikini, and Pon De Beach is such an awesome, joyful song.  Everything about Hibiki Ganaha is extraordinary.
Title: Re: Why do love your idol?
Post by: Rin on May 05, 2016, 10:40:26 pm
You know.  You sort of are acting like my buddy, Yukibro.  But, in a good way.

Ah, yes, I've actually met him. Before I had, I thought I knew at least most of everything about Yukiho, but boy, was I wrong. Haha...
I was really impressed when he showed me everything he'd done with her. Needless to say, my longing to talk with someone about her was satiated.

She really is just a nice, sweet character.