One day, I decided to dip my toes a bit more into this IDOLM@STER thing so I signed up for a mbga account so I could produce some idols. I got through the tutorial and chose Shiburin and spent about five minutes of tapping around in Cinderella Girls before I abandoned the “game” in boredom and now mbga won’t stop sending me emails. So I liked IDOLM@STER but I did not really have a strong connection with CG, so when the anime was announced and aired, I approached it the same way I did with the original animas, with curiosity and an open mind and bits and pieces of knowledge of the series that I’d gleaned by osmosis and exposure.
The trouble with these things is that you end up comparing them to their more successful older siblings. Cinderella Girls isn’t animas but it’s got it’s own charms. I mean, we were gifted with TakeP, for one. And even though it fell into production hell, the big performances of the first half stuck with me and the arc of the second half worked out quite well. And I think its magic must’ve worked if I can go back and listen to random CG songs that I didn’t “get” and feel a bit of a connection to the characters now. It almost made me wish I’d considered trying for CG3rd, so good job scamco, I guess?