I’m actually taking the history if idols in anime seriously and made a few videos about it!
Idols are a trend in anime, but shows focusing on them existed since the 1970s. What was the origin of idols in Japan and in anime? What began the tropes we see in things like Love Live and Idolm@ster?
I turned the live panel The Idols of Anime into a series of video where I go deep into answering those questions and more history of anime through idol shows. Give it a try!
Part one explains the scope of this project and explores the first idol anime Sasurai no Taiyo (Wandering Sun)
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Also, see my Sasurai no Taiyou art card on DeviantArt