Starmyu, also known as High School Star Musical, is a weird show to me. At first, about halfway through the show (and again after finishing it), I thought I liked it because I just happened to like those kinds of idol shows, regardless of the genders of the characters. However, 6 months later, the Summer 2016 anime season proved that theory to be wrong, because I loathed Tsukiuta and B-Project. I watched one episode of both and then promptly forgot about them, because they were extremely boring. So, Starmyu ended up being a unique case, but why?
Well, I guess it was because Starmyu is actually an honest-to-god musical. Parts of the story and the character introductions are done through song and dance and background art, and it actually really worked in my opinion. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the songs, I rarely am when it comes to idol shows, but as a style of storytelling I enjoyed them greatly, especially when the lyrics and background art got really crazy. I also found the show funny, especially when it came to the jokes that utilised the musical nature of the the show.
Ultimately, though, Starmyu didn’t end up being one of my favourite idol shows, but it did end up being memorable, and I’m happy about the fact that it’s getting a second season at some point in the future. I actually think it deserves that much.