Idol Incidents Anime Available for Digital Purchase on Amazon
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Amazon is now offering MAGES' Idol Incidents (Idol Jihen) television anime series for purchase in the United States. The 12-episode series is available digitally in Japanese with English subtitles. Funimation is listed as the network provider for the series.
The anime premiered in January 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and the anime is still available on the website. Daisuke Yoshida (chief animation director for F-Zero Falcon Densetsu, Sōten Kōro) directed the anime at MAPPA and Studio VOLN.
The multimedia project also had a smartphone game that launched in October 2016 and ended service in July 2017.
The anime takes place in a parallel-world Japan, where idols stand up against a corrupt government as "idol Diet members," and then work to bring back the smiles of the Japanese people through song and dance. The idol Diet members belong to seven different political parties, including the Heroine Party, the SOS Party, the Subculture New Party, the Bishōjo Party, the Wakaba Party, the Starlight Party, and the Sanrai Party.
Thanks to Poi Lee for the news tip.