Makoto, A True Prince

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Makoto, A True Prince
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THE iDOLM@STER
Episode 17
Original Title: 真、まことの王子様
Romanized Title: Makoto, Makoto no Ouji-sama
Translated Title: Makoto, A True Prince
Airing Date: October 28, 2011
Previous Episode: How It Feels to be All Alone
Next Episode: Lots of, Everything

Makoto, A True Prince is the seventeenth episode of THE iDOLM@STER anime. It originally aired on October 28, 2011.

Plot

Makoto is a hit with female fans due to her handsome and Prince-like looks. Although Makoto appreciates the fame, she wishes fans admire her as a girl and not a boy. After appearing on talk show along with Jupiter, Makoto almost has a fight with Touma. The latter believes in the lies Kuroi told him until the Producer intervenes. However, Kuroi appears himself, only to mock 765 Production and make fun on Makoto and her tomboyish looks. To let out her anger, Makoto goes on a "date" with the Producer at an amusement park, where she reveals that her father raised her as a boy. As such, she never experienced doing things that girls normally do and became an idol to shed her 'tomboy image' and to become a princess. When a group of thugs start harassing two girls, Makoto goes to stop them, only to later find out the girls are Makoto's fans. They are thrilled with excitement upon meeting their idol and ignore the thugs. Angry of being ignored, one tries to punch Makoto, only to hit the Producer instead, attracting more attention from more of Makoto's fangirls and forcing the thugs to leave. After recovering from his injuries, the Producer teaches Makoto that her dreams of being a princess are great, but she is also fulling the dreams of her fangirls who wish to meet a prince as well. As a gift, they ride the merry-go-round with the Producer treating her as a princess. Grateful to be able to act like a girl for a day, Makoto tells the Producer she will continue with her Prince image for her fans and hopes one day to meet her Prince Charming, who will finally treat her as the Princess she is.

Characters

  • Delinquent A (CV: Daisuke Matsuo)
  • Delinquent B (CV: Yuuki Hayashi)
  • Delinquent C (CV: Kazuhiro Fusegawa)
  • Female high school student A (CV: Yui Kondou)
  • Female high school student B (CV: Miyuki Satou)
  • Female high school student C (CV: Aiko Kusumi)

Music

Opening Song
Insert Songs
Ending Song
BGMs and Themes

Staff

Screenplay Writers
  • Hideki Shirane (白根秀樹)
Storyboard Directors
  • Yuka Shibata (柴田由香)
Producer
  • Yuka Shibata (柴田由香)
Animation Directors
  • Sushio (すしお)
Script Writer
  • Hideki Shirane (白根秀樹)
Ending Storyboard Directors
  • Atsushi Nishikori (錦織敦史)
Episode Director
  • Yuka Shibata (柴田由香)
Unit Director for Ending
  • Atsushi Nishikori (錦織敦史)

Trivia

  • The "Monthly LaLaLa" volume Makoto Kikuchi picks up at the bookstore is the same brand as the magazine she read in the first episode.
  • The scenario of Makoto being caught in a bookstore by hiding from fans in casual clothes references concept art from the original arcade game.
  • A "PlayStation 8" can be found next to the television in the office.
  • The game center Namco Land appears, along with a "Taiko no Tatsujin" game, characters from Pac-Man, a DRUAGA arcade cabinet, and a Namco exclusive crane game.
  • Makoto's relationship with her father seems to be contradictory to her birthday commemoration CD. Interestingly, the man who voiced Makoto's father in that CD also voices Reporter Yoshizawa in the anime.
  • The dress and sunhat Makoto wears in the ending of the episode is the same as her outfit in her MASTER ARTIST CD.

Gallery