Anime Spotlight - PUCHIM@S

by Justin Sevakis, Dec 24th 2012

January, 2013 (Japanese Premiere)

Introduction

What are Puchidols?

Puchidols are small, cute, and mysterious creatures working at the talent agency, 765 Production.

Some shoot beams, some warp, some dig holes, some heal others… there are many mysteries to these creatures.

But they kind of resemble the various idols working at 765 Pro…?

Story

This show will bring you the loose*, cute daily lives of 765 Pro's idol's and the mysterious puchidols living with them. Every chapter is a short two minutes packed with characters going wild in crazy turns of events! You'll finish watching before you know it, and still want to know what happens next in PUCHIM@S. Once you start watching, you'll be too addicted to stop! You have to watch before you can talk about PUCHIM@S!

Characters

Harukasan
VA: Eriko Nakamura
A troublesome creature that multiplies when doused with water. She also loves to nibble.
Chihya
VA: Asami Imai
A Puchidol who loves to sing. She's not very good around those with bouncy chests.
Yukipo
VA: Azumi Asakura
The Puchidriller. She's happy and content so long as she has tea and a cardboard box with three letters on it.

Yayo
VA: Mayako Nigo
She reacts sharply to the sound of money falling! When it gets cold she grows a tufty, lame-looking winter coat.
Chicchan
VA: Naomi Wakabayashi
A puchidol who's very good at office work. She falls in happiness when the producer pets her.
Miurasan
VA: Chiaki Takahashi
When startled by a loud noise, she warps to a random location. She often says something like “limaybe”.

Io
VA: Rie Kugimiya
She stores energy in big, proud forehead, and can unleash it in a glittering beam of light.
Makochi
VA: Hiromi Hirata
A big, springy puchidol who's a ruler and a healer. She also has hidden powers?
Koami & Komami
VA: Asami Shimoda
They're a rare case of twin puchidols. You can tell them apart by which side they pin their hair up.

Komami loves to play pranks just like Koami! Together, they're both troublemakers who cause a mess in the office.

Afu
VA: Akiko Hasegawa
She loves sleeping with onigiri. When she goes into heat, her hair color and personality changes dramatically.

Chibiki
VA: Manami Numakura
A very energectic puchidol with many different cries such as “Dazo”, “Agah!”, and “Naisaa!”
Takanya
VA: Yumi Hara
A puchidol that was encountered in a place like Brazil. She has an unusual personality.

Cast

Haruka Amami
Harukasan
Eriko Nakamura
Chihaya Kisaragi
Chihya
Asami Imai
Yukiho Hagiwara
Yukipo
Azumi Asakura
Yayoi Takatsuki
Yayo
Mayako Nigo
Ritsuko Akizuki
Chicchan
Naomi Wakabayashi
Azusa Miura
Miurasan
Chiaki Takahashi
Iori Minase
Io
Rie Kugimiya
Makoto Kikuchi
Makochi
Hiromi Hirata
Ami
Mami
Futami
Koami
Komami
Asami Shimoda
Miki Hoshii
Afu
Akiko Hasegawa
Hibiki Ganaha
Chibiki
Manami Numakura
Takane Shijou
Takanya
Yumi Hara
Kotori Otonashi
Piyopiyo
Juri Takita
Producer
Junji Majima
Narration
Toru Okawa

Staff

Original Creator
Bandai Namco Games
(From The IDOLM@STER spin-off comic,
PUCHIM@S!” by Akane
published in Dengeki Maou)
Director
Mankyu
Character Design
Sao Tamado
Animation Production
Gathering






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