The two most recent episodes of Cinderella Girls have been the icing on the cake of an already fantastic series. Both episode focusing on probably my favorite aspects of an Idolmaster series, episode 11 being focused around a the same training camp from the Idolmaster Movie and episode 12 focusing on a summer Idol festival where a large amount of 346 Idols and Cinderella Girls all get to perform.
Episode 11 had the surprising change of pace from the rest of the series being set around the girls staying at the same training camp 765 stayed at in the recent movie. This episode mostly focused around the girls learning how to work together and stay in sync as a larger group, I’m glad that the series focused on this being able to bring the girls together again after their time in their separate units.
Koufuku was a series I’d been looking forward to for quite some time though I’ve been disappointed with the series overall for a slice of life it was enjoyable but forgettable. I have more negative things to say about the series than positive but I enjoyed waiting for new episodes each week and watching them with friends, it’s a series that should be shared with others for better or worse.
Coming from the minds behind Hidamari my expectations were extremely high, it’s not really hard for me to say I was disappointed with Koufuku. Though the series judged as a separate entity from Hidamari is exceptionally good, it’s just difficult to admit the series was so mediocre and I would have preferred it being a poor series since then it would have even been a bit more memorable.