I know quite a few people who love idols. Japan has a thing for setting very high standards for their entertainers, especially for those of the female kind (although there is also a push for male idols to meet similar standards). I admit I’m not one to follow idols as closely as others, but I do appreciate an anime like this one. And while this series didn’t get nearly as much attention in North America as it did in Japan, I think there’s a good reason for that. This anime is not just about the idols, but a group of girls from a small, suburban part of Japan who promote their town on a national scale, while never forgetting their traditions and roots.