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Idol Project (OAV)

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Alternative title:
アイドル・プロジェクト (Japanese)
Themes: fanservice
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Mimu wants desperately to be an idol, like her inspiration Yuri. Various obstacles rise up to keep her from reaching her audition and singing, and she wonders if her dream of being an idol be realized.
User Ratings: 86 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Excellent: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Very good: 10 votes (sub:7, dub:3)
 Good: 20 votes (sub:13, dub:6, ?:1)
 Decent: 25 votes (sub:21, dub:2, raw:2)
 So-so: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Not really good: 8 votes (sub:5, dub:2, ?:1)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 178 users, rank: #4057 (of 9515)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.977 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.0797, rank: #7367 (of 9638)
Weighted mean: 6.030 (Decent), rank: #7049 (of 9638) (seen all: 6.17 / seen some: 6.03 / won't finish: 2.35)
Bayesian estimate: 6.233 (Decent+), rank: #5921 (of 7236)
Running time: 27 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 4
Episode titles: We have 4
Vintage: 1995-09-22
Release dates: We have 2
Opening Theme:
"Don't Stop! - Su-Te-Ki ni Meguri Aitai" by Idol Project
Ending Theme:
#01: "Kimi no Heart wo Neraiuchi (Take Aim and Shoot for Your Heart)" by Idol Project (ep 1)
#02: "Again" by Ai Orikasa (ep 2)
Links: We have 3
DVD Easter Eggs: We have 1
Idol Project DVD 1 (Mar 29, 2003)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Idol Project - Starland Festival (DVD 1) 2002-12-17 (from $19.99)
    Idol Project - Final Concert (DVD 2) 2003-04-29 (from $8.77)
    Idol Project - Super Pop Anthology (DVD 1-2) 2004-02-24 (from $14.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yasuchika Nagaoka
Hiromitsu Amano (eps 1-2)
Naruhisa Arakawa (eps 3-4)
Noritaka Suzuki
Music: Kanji Saito
Original story: Noritaka Suzuki
Character Design: Noritaka Suzuki
Art Director: Yukiko Iijima
Animation Director:
Hisashi Saito (ep 3)
Keisuke Watabe (eps 1-2)
Noritaka Suzuki
Sound Director: Hiroki Matsuoka
Director of Photography: Hideki Imiizumi

Assistant Animation Director: Hisashi Saito (ep 2)
Background Art: Yūsuke Takeda (Studio Bihou; ep 2)
Key Animation:
Hisashi Saito (Studio Hercules; OP; eps 1-3)
Keiji Gotō (OP)
Keisuke Watabe (OP; eps 1-3)
Masahito Yamashita (eps 2-3)
Naoyuki Konno (Studio Hercules; ep 3)
Noboru Jitsuhara (ep 3)
Tokuyuki Matsutake (ep 2)
Sound Effects: Junichi Sasaki
Aya Hisakawa as Layla B. Simmons
Hinako Kanamaru as Pal Pu Ran Ran
Kikuko Inoue as Corvette Hyers
Mariko Kouda as Mimu Emilton
Mika Kanai as Extra Kaidou
Rie Iwatsubo as Shion Suzukaze
Satomi Koorogi as Ruka Essenpolka

Ai Orikasa as Yuri

Chinami Nishimura as Announcer
Eiji Itō as Evle
Hiroaki Hirata as Govle
Kenyuu Horiuchi as chairman (ep 2)
Kyōko Hikami as Kiwi
Masahiro Anzai as owner (ep 2)
Shocker OH!NO! as
manager (ep 3)
Polygonians (ep 2)
Wataru Takagi as Ivle
Yū Shimaka as Bananaji

Japanese companies
Animation: Studio OX
Background Art: Bihou, Inc. (ep 2)
Editing: Jay Film
Finish Animation:
Miz Planning (ep 4)
Finish Animation Cooperation:
Mizo Planning
In-Between Animation:
Mizo Planning (ep 4)
Studio Boomerang (ep 4)
Key Animation Cooperation:
Dangun Pictures (ep 1)
Magic Bus (ep 1)
Marsa, Inc. (ep 1)
Music Production: KSS
Production: KSS
English staff
English cast
ADR Director:
Kristi Reed
Lex Lang (3-4)
Art Director: Merideth Mulroney
Translation: Masumi Doeda
ADR Script: Clark Cheng
Executive producer: John Sirabella
Producer: Eric P. Sherman

Assistant producer: Mami Okada
Chief Engineer: Patrick Rodman
Co-Producer: Kaeko Sakamoto
Editing: Khalid Mills
Foley Artist: Michael Lyle
Production Assistant: Anna Yamamoto
Production manager: Scott Marchfeld
Production Supervision: Sean Molyneaux
Re-Recording Mixing: Mark Rozett (C.A.S.)
Recording engineer: Matthew J. Mondrick
Sound Effects Editing: Matthew J. Mondrick
Walla Coach: Gully Jimson
Ellen Wilkinson as Extra Kaidou
Julie Pickering as Pal-pu Ran Ran
Lara Jill Miller as Ruka Essenpolka
Michelle Ruff as Mimu Emilton
Midge Mayes as Shion Suzukase
Sue Beth Arden as Layla B. Simmons
Tina Dixon as Corvette Hyers
Willow Armstrong as Ruka Essenpolka

Sheri Peppars as Yurie

Carrie Savage as Kiwi
Dave Mallow as Evie
David Lucas as
Extra Servant
Pal-pu Fan
Lex Lang as BaliHawaii Presenter
Marie Danielle as
Part-Time Gal
Ruka Fan
Midge Mayes as Reporter
Ron Allen as
Extra Servant
Mr. Bananaan
Pal-pu Fan
Ryoko's Sparing Partner
Steve Kramer as Ivie
Sue Beth Arden as Corvette Dancer
Tina Dixon as Ruka Fan
Willow Armstrong as Ruka Fan
English companies
Distributor: AnimeWorks
Licensed by: Media Blasters
Recording Facility: Monterey Post Studio
Recording Studio: Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Italian staff
Italian cast
Debora Magnaghi as Mimu Emilton
Jenny De Cesarei as Leila
Lara Parmiani as Ruka
Renata Bertolas as Shion

Sonia Mazza as Yuri

Aldo Stella as Ibul
Marco Balbi as Ebul
Italian companies
Distributor: Dynamic Italia (2002)

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