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IDOLiSH7 Episodes #16 – #17 Anime Review (Finale)

IDOLiSH7 Episodes #16 – #17 Anime Review (Finale)


Posted by Kaity Meaney


November 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM

The top has come, and what a experience it’s been!

What They Say:
“Resolve At Zero”

Because the boys mirror on their emotions in the direction of being idols, they discover themselves drawn to the identical park, the place they reaffirm their dedication to IDOLiSH7. Later, Nagi reveals the key id of the composer of IDOLiSH7’s songs…

“Making the Dream”
IDOLiSH7 wins the JIMA New Artist award, which suggests they’ll compete towards TRIGGER at Black or White! Their work has earned them the eye of Douglas Rootbank, a well-known American pop-rock artist. Whereas Iori and Tamaki anticipate the others to point out up for his or her group assembly, a wierd wanting upkeep worker exhibits up…

The Review:
Content material: (please observe that content material parts of a evaluate might include spoilers)

After the bombshell that was the top of the 15th episode, I used to be reeling. The boys are damaged up? IDOLiSH7 is not any extra? Have they misplaced their spark? To lastly have the prospect to complete it felt good, but in addition somewhat flat as nicely. This was a reasonably healthful collection and differed lots from the opposite ones I had reviewed beforehand nevertheless it had its personal flare that made it distinctive in several methods.


We start episode 16 with the boys reacting to the aftermath of episode 15; the boys being disbanded by the president. They’re all hanging round individually on the park they’ve been to earlier than near their first live performance venue. Riku wonders about what being an idol is and finds Tenn as Mitsuki, Nagi and Sogo discover one another and reminisce on the reminiscence of Iori crying after Music Festa. Iori and Yamato are strolling alongside speaking about how they grew to like their group despite the fact that they didn’t prefer it at first. Tamaki is talking with Ryu and explains that he had a aim in thoughts when he turned an idol, however the guys impressed him to work arduous. Ryu seems like he’s lame and nothing like his on-stage persona, however he needs to be appreciated for his work. Tenn and Riku reminisce about their childhood. Tsugumi, whereas on the lookout for the boys, runs into Gaku. The boys all converge from totally different paths resulting in them. Tsugumi has seen TRIGGER carry out and is aware of that IDOLiSH7 can surpass them. Tenn and Riku declare one another rivals then all of them determine to get again collectively and exit for ramen to rejoice. Whereas they wait to be accepted again by the president, Nagi confesses to understanding the one that wrote their songs and that he composed them. When that individual left whereas visiting he gave them to the president and that’s how he scouted Nagi. The president exhibits up and takes them to the location of their first road live performance, reminding them of how far they’ve come and that they’re nominated for the New Artist award. Some followers recognise them and we get a cute scene from that. TRIGGER stands as much as their president for what he’s executed. They even threaten to go “on strike” till he modifies his methods. Their new track comes out and Banri commends Yaotome for the advertising. He notices the video of IDOLiSH7’s first live performance and Tsugumi point out’s its well-liked abroad. The boys are watching the footage of TRIGGER profitable the award the earlier yr and declare that they may work exhausting to get to that time. Earlier than the efficiency on the awards, they’ve acquired flowers from followers and even TRIGGER. They think about a number of the flowers are from particular individuals in their very own lives. They carry out very nicely and win the award.


This episode was very bizarre and felt oddly paced for me. Like they have been making an attempt to cram a lot content material and emotions into one episode and it fell flat to me. I’m pleased they acquired again collectively after the cliffhanger breakup on the finish of the earlier episode, nevertheless it virtually felt too straightforward.

Certainly one of my favorite elements although was once they have been reminded of the place they’re in now and the way some would kill for it. the President takes them to the place of their first road efficiency and demonstrates his level by going as much as a road musician to purchasing his music. He explains to them the worth of their place and the way far they’ve come to allow them to really perceive why the president looks like that they had virtually wasted their potential. It was an excellent scene and it was very healthful.


The reunion, at first, was good as properly. It was good to see TRIGGER displaying confidence in IDOLiSH7 sufficient to name them rivals. Ten and Riku lastly reconciling and turning into rivals as nicely was a cute factor as nicely. Riku has waited for the entire collection to listen to what he had from Tenn on this episode and I’m glad that character arc has come full circle. It was a bit rushed as nicely and really simply fastened as soon as all of them met up once more. They only exit for ramen and it’s all good once more. I assume the underlying factor is that they’re buddies they usually need to proceed working collectively and TRIGGER is there to help them in addition to turn out to be their rivals, however it simply felt odd to me.

The performances have been good, in addition to the others have seemed on this collection thus far. It was very healthful, and TRIGGER’s was good as nicely. I genuinely just like the songs, so it was pleasant.
I discovered it a bit complicated although once they have been watching footage of TRIGGER profitable the Greatest New Artist award as a result of the primary time by way of I didn’t decide up that they have been watching a video of it as an alternative of watching it stay. I questioned why they might have TRIGGER win when there is just one episode left and it’s all been main as much as IDOLiSH7 turning into simply that well-liked.

TRIGGER lastly confronting Yaotome was a very good scene thought Ryu was a bit scary. He went all Yakuza on him whereas the others appeared on in confusion. It was a humorous scene however felt a bit bizarre for Ryu particularly once we nonetheless barely know something about him.

It was good to lastly hear about who wrote the songs for IDOLiSH7. It was an individual Nagi knew that had stayed at his place again in Europe. Lastly, we all know who it’s who wrote these songs, and it’s a bit underwhelming. I might have discovered it extra fascinating for the songs to return from Nagi immediately. He’s the one one not from Japan initially, he even has a bizarre accent when talking Japanese, so him being the one to put in writing their songs would make him extra fascinating as a personality. One thing a few thriller songwriter being within the group all alongside sounds cool to me.


Them profitable the award in the long run didn’t really feel as earned for me. Not a lot occurred all through the episode to doc their work in the direction of it which means that the entire collection was main as much as this, however the hype simply wasn’t there for me.


Episode 17 begins the epilogue of this collection after the award-winning objective being achieved. Tsugumi is speaking with Gaku concerning the rivalry and the way he’s the soba man, which he promptly denies. Afterwards, her and Banri talk about IDILiSH7’s limitless potential. They then get a name about an American pop-rocker, Douglas Rootbank that desires them to open for him at his Christmas present. This unusual man involves see Iori and Tamki they usually mistake him for a person there to put in a display within the room. Riku ultimately exhibits up, understanding that the man is Douglas. All of them collect and Iori and Tamaki apologise whereas Nagi interprets for them. Douglas explains that he needed to shock them. We then see the boys in TRIGGER on equal footing with them. At Black or White, an viewers voting occasion the place they will shine and even beat TRIGGER all of them meet once more earlier than they carry out and each teams declare that they’ll win. Whereas watching the boys speak about how Tamaki’s sister could possibly be watching and why all of them needed to develop into idols. Tsugumi tearfully needs them luck as TRIGGER finishes. In the course of the efficiency, the boys in IDOLiSH7 internally monologue about how they acquired so far in a touching second. A automotive rolls up and Tamaki’s sister see them acting on a display on the town. The boys win, and TRIGGER is joyful for them however will beat them subsequent time. One other group wins general however they’re from the sport. Tenn tells Riku he’ll clarify why he left residence. There’s a brief mid-end credit scene with Tenn assembly a person referred to as Kujo after which the episode ends.


This episode was a bit bizarre to observe as a result of it felt so rushed. It additionally felt like one other model of the earlier one the place they’re striving for one thing and win the prize. It’s good to see them succeed in any case of these items they’ve been by means of through the course of the collection, however it didn’t really feel as earned to me. [email protected] had its personal approach of displaying the rising of stakes and the achievements made by overcoming them, however I by no means felt that in these final episodes.


The scene with Tamaki and Iori mistaking Douglas for a display set up man was humorous and the reactions from the others simply added to that. Tenn and Riku being on equal footing now was satisfying nevertheless it was left open with Ten solely promising to inform Riku why he left residence on the finish of the episode with no repay, until that was the repay. If it was it made no sense to go away it open, until they plan on making a second season.

The performances have been good, commonplace for this present I feel. It was cool seeing TRIGGER letting go of their earlier monotony and truly hype themselves up earlier than performing. I feel it was a cute scene whereas additionally being a testomony to how a lot they’ve modified as a gaggle because of them being in competitors with IDOLiSH7.

In Abstract:
Each episodes have been good however as an ending to an idol collection season, it fell flat for me. I favored seeing them succeed all through the collection and watching them bond and develop. They could ot have developed that a lot as characters however they’ve as a gaggle and I’m proud. Nevertheless, it was bizarre for there to be the cliffhanger of their potential break up within the earlier episode, then coming into 16 and seeing them reunite simply. I feel I might have appreciated it higher if there was extra battle they usually gained the award after incomes their reunion. It simply felt too straightforward to me. I like how TRIGGER has advanced up till this level however I want that they might have had Tenn inform Riku why he left as an alternative of counting on a attainable second season. General, I liked this collection and it was a pleasant little idol present.

Grade: B-

Streamed By: Crunchyroll

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Posted on November 2, 2018 by Kaity Meaney and saved beneath All Evaluations, Anime / Manga, Anime Simulcast Evaluations, Anime/Manga Evaluations and tagged with anime, crunchyroll, idolish 7, simulcast