Moving Forward a Little Bit, With Everyone

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Moving Forward a Little Bit, With Everyone
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THE iDOLM@STER
Episode 10
Original Title: みんなで、少しでも前へ
Romanized Title: Minna de, Sukoshi demo Mae e
Translated Title: Moving Forward a Little Bit, With Everyone
Airing Date: September 9, 2011
Previous Episode: Things You Can Do As Two
Next Episode: Hopes, Uncertainties and Signs

Moving Forward a Little Bit, With Everyone is the tenth episode of THE iDOLM@STER anime. It originally aired on September 9, 2011.

Plot

The girls attend "The Big Talent Agency Sports Competition" where idols groups from various agencies compete in games. Despite the animosity between Makoto and Iori and not all of them winning the first place, the girls remain optimistic, and gain favorable views from the crowd. However, Shinkan Shoujo, a rival idol group, does not like the attention 765 Production is having and proceeds to insult them. One of them even calls Yayoi a burden to the agency, which deeply affects her confidence. After the girls watch a performance by boy band Jupiter, and later lunch with Ai Hidaka, Eri Mizutani and Ryo Akizuki, the idols from 876 Production, Makoto and Iori compete in another three-legged race. Much to their displeasure, during the race, due to their lack of teamwork, Makoto injures her knee. At first, the girls decide that Makoto should pull out of the competition, but as they learn what Shinkan Shoujo said to Yayoi, the girls are now more determined to win the next and final event, the relay race. Their determination emboldens the Producer, who refuses to be intimidated by Shinkan Shoujo's manager trying to pressure 765PRO to lose on purpose so that his idol unit will win the competition. The latter is forced to back off and play fair after Iori reminds him that her family is the major stockholder for the parent company that owns Shinkan Shoujo's agency. As the girls work together in the race and Yayoi regains confidence, Makoto is able to win the first place. When the game is over, Ryuuguu Komachi wins the Idol category, but decide to share their trophy with the rest of the girls of 765 Production, which they celebrate back at their studio together with the idols of 876 Production.

Characters

Music

Opening Song
  • READY!! (sung by: 765PRO ALLSTARS)
Insert Songs
Ending Song
BGMs and Themes

Staff

Screenplay Writers
  • Hideki Shirane (白根秀樹)
Storyboard Directors
  • Ryouji Masuyama (益山亮司)
Producer
  • Ryouji Masuyama (益山亮司)
Animation Directors
  • Yui Murachi (村治結)
  • Isao Hayashi (林勇雄)
Script Writer
  • Hideki Shirane (白根秀樹)
Ending Storyboard Directors
  • Atsushi Nishikori (錦織敦史)
Episode Director
  • Ryouji Masuyama (益山亮司)
Unit Director for Ending
  • Atsushi Nishikori (錦織敦史)

Trivia

  • The "Cheer Girl 2" costume appeared during a segment, worn by Haruka Amami, Hibiki Ganaha, and several other idols from different agencies.
  • The 765 uniforms are the same color as the "Ultra Orange" glowsticks used to represent Youzou Sakagami.
  • The arguement Iori Minase and Makoto Kikuchi have reference the song Danketsu, as the idols yell at Yukiho Hagiwara in an almost identical manner as Iori and Haruka Amami do for the song.
  • The unit "Barium" seems to be a reference to the real life idol unit "Perfume". They make later appearances in the anime.
  • Shinkan Shoujo member Tsubame is voiced by Momoko Saito. Momoko Saito also voiced Mami Futami in Idolmaster: Xenoglossia.
  • The wigs featured during the race changed colors between the episode preview and the actual airdate.
  • A parody Aniplex logo and Namco's official logo can be seen in the background of the stadium.
  • The intermediate results screen contains parody names of real life voice acting agencies that the idol seiyuus are produced by.

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