The series tells the story of the five students; Yuuta Hoshitani, Tooru Nayuki, Kaito Tsukigami, Kakeru Tengenji, and Shuu Kuga as they struggle to enter the musical department of Ayanagi Academy, a school focusing on music. They need to be accepted to the Star Frame Class, which is directly taught by the members of Kaou-kai, the most talented from the musical department who stand at the top of the pecking order within the academy. Luckily, they are spotted by Itsuki Ootori, one of Kaou-kai members. – My Anime List
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That niche status belies its quality, though – STARMYU is a top-notch musical anime in terms of both music and storytelling, and any fans of the genre should give it a look.
Starmyu was most definitely a struggle for me in a lot of ways. It’s the kind of show I’m familiar with, too familiar with, and it’s one that doesn’t break any radical new ground. It’s just… manufactured. There’s a lot of appeal in it if the music clicks for you – and there’s a lot online legally to sample thanks to the promotional videos – and the animation and character designs are fantastic throughout in what it brings to the table. But the stories and impact of it all just felt superficial and that kept me from connecting with it. Funimation’s put together a solid release where the visuals definitely make out wonderfully in high definition so any fan of it or the genre will be pleased by their purchase.
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Lastly while this series is obviously targeted at females, I’ve noticed that there is quite a handful of guys in Japan who enjoy it. Don’t be put off by the all-male cast; you might just enjoy the story.
This is a really cute anime series that I definitely would have loved if I were a teenager. It’s wholesome, is full of interesting characters, and has a great soundtrack. Unfortunately, the conflict and resolution via optimism and a dance montage is a little overplayed for my tastes. I recommend this for younger anime fans, or for people looking for a light-hearted and simple watch.
The main reason for its unpopularity would be that it came into the world at the wrong time.
Had this anime aired a season later, it may have been more popular since there’s already a musical based anime with a richer story airing at the same time.