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Locodol: Complete Series (2014/Sentai Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: C Episodes: B+

Nana finds herself suddenly a Locodol (local+idol) when she is paired up with Yukari to be hometown idols. Together, they work together to help revive their town image and PR, Nagarekawa. Through various minor advertisements and performances, they help increase people's awareness of Nagarekawa and Locodols. As they follow the path to stardom their fame and friendship grows in Locodol: Complete Series (2014).

Nana is scatter-brained, clumsy and flat chested but she suddenly finds herself tricked into become a local idol by her uncle. She is paired with Yukari who is rich, talented and perfect, also she seems to want to be more than just 'friends' with Nana. (Nana, of course, doesn't realize this). They are soon join by Yui and Nat-chan who play the town mascot. How far will the Nagarekawa Girls go? Will they become real idols on a national level?

This was a cute anime about girls dreaming about being idols. While it was cute, being REAL idols is about living up to an image, an idea, more often being an idol you become slaves to image, fashion, their managers and what the world thinks of you.

The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is pretty strong through all the shows, while the lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) Japanese 2.0 Stereo sound is very good with Pro-Logic-like surrounds if you wish. Extras include art bumpers and trailers.

Episodes include....

We Tried Starting it... - Nana meets Yukari and tries being an idol.

We Tried Going and Playing - Nana and Yukari does TV advertisements for the local stores and shops

We Tried Putting It On, We Tried Taking It Off - Nana and Yukari meet Yui who is Uogokoro, the town mascot.

We Tried Adding a Manager and Stuff - Nana, Yukari and Yui get a new manager, Saori (who is also their first fan/stalker).

We Tried Setting a Big Goal - The Girls find out they are to go on national TV contest show.

We Tried Gathering Cute and Loose Characters - The girls compete with other cute town mascots.

We Tried Adding a Lot of Things - As the girls look back over their first national performance, they get a Yui gets an understudy, Nat-chan.

We Tried Gathering the Courage to Call - Nana helps Nat-chan get over her stage fright.

We Tried Being Selfish - Yukari gets sick and Nana nurses her back to health.

We Tried Working as Four - The girls are to enter a locodol contest and Nana has to compose a new song and dance routine.

We Tried Gathering Locodols - The girls meet the other locodols and see what they are up against.

We Tried Being Locodols - Nana and Yukari compete with a new look and new song.

We Tried Giving a Tour of Nagarekawa - The Awa Awa Girls come to visit Nagarekawa city.

- Ricky Chiang


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