Like the Moon Hiding Between the Clouds

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Like the Moon Hiding Between the Clouds
Episode 19
Original Title: 雲間に隠れる月の如く
Romanized Title: Kumoma ni Kakureru Tsuki no Gotoku
Translated Title: Like the Moon Hiding Between the Clouds
Airing Date: November 11, 2011
Previous Episode: Lots of, Everything
Next Episode: Promise

Like the Moon Hiding Between the Clouds is the ninteenth episode of THE iDOLM@STER anime. It originally aired on November 11, 2011.


Kuroi hires paparazzi to follow and take pictures of Takane to find secrets about her since her background is a complete mystery, even to everyone at 765 Production. By coincidence, Takane bumps into the owner of Elder Records, who treats her for lunch while the paparazzi take pictures of the two. The entertainment industry interprets the photos as meaning that Takane is transferring to Elder Records. The Producer and Takane explain to the girls that the story is untrue, much to their relief, and opt to not comment about it until the owner of Elder Records returns overseas to clarify to the public as well. However, the girls become suspicious of Takane's behavior and try to keep an eye on her. At a festival, Chihaya admits to Takane they were actually following her just because they don't know anything about her. Takane understands, as everyone has secrets to keep for themselves, just like Chihaya herself. At 961 Production, Touma finally learns of the dirty tricks that Kuroi has been using against 765 Production, while the latter takes an interest of a picture of Chihaya visiting a grave and arguing with her mother. At an event where Takane becomes Police Chief for a day, Takane and the Producer are able to catch the paparazzi after the owner of Elder Records came to apologize to Takane and clarify the truth to the public, ending the transfer story. As 765 Production celebrate, Takane explains to everyone that her suspicious behavior was because she felt someone was following her. Meanwhile, Kuroi has exposed Chihaya's private life in a magazine, shocking Chihaya that she loses her voice in rehearsal.



Opening Song
Insert Songs
Ending Song
BGMs and Themes


Screenplay Writers
  • Tatsuya Takahashi (高橋龍也)
Storyboard Directors
  • Kenichi Imaizumi (今泉賢一)
  • Igari Takashi (いがりたかし)
Animation Directors
  • Ryousuke Kimiya (木宮亮介)
  • Oushimaen (大島縁)
Script Writer
  • Tatsuya Takahashi (高橋龍也)
Ending Storyboard Directors
  • Yuu-Yuu
Episode Director
  • Igari Takashi (いがりたかし)
Unit Director for Ending
  • Igari Takashi (いがりたかし)


  • The concept of reporters creating scandals for the idols has been a game mechanic since the Xbox 360 version of the game.
  • Miki Hoshii's hair in this episode was animated to be longer than normal, going far past her waist.
  • The accessory "Festival Mask" makes an appearance. In addition, Pac-Man and Anpanman masks also appear during the festival.
  • Communication events in the arcade and Xbox 360 games allowed the idols to be police chiefs for a day. The station in this episode is named Bandai.
  • The exposé written about Chihaya Kisaragi also features a cover story about the members of Jupiter.