Fun-loving, upbeat and nonconventional sixteen-year-old Naoko can’t stand being criticized and limited by her overprotective and restrictive father anymore. Her desire to live by herself pays off while visiting an uncle in Tokyo, where she meets a tall, cool, funny and elegant man looking for a diamond in the rough – a girl to produce into an idol through his newly founded business. A friend of Naoko had fallen for a scam in the past involving a fake idol agency that almost destroyed her life, making that offer a little too risky to be trusted. Then again, that man’s small agency appeared to be associated with a trustworthy conglomerate that monopolized the idol industry. Not to mention it is Naoko’s only chance to live in a big city and be free.
Embark on a life-changing journey to the top of the music charts of the Idol Star System Generation, a megacorporation that promotes shows for talent agencies all across the country and auditions tens of thousands of girls for a spot on the limelight! Experience the hilarious ups and downs of a debuting star on the road to success and the engaging everyday life of a friendly, video game loving, easily excitable high-school girl who has no clue about idol-related stuff.
A compelling story about discoveries with a fresh and mesmerizing departure from the beaten path, full of fascinating and lovable people both under the spring sunlight and among the dazzling lights of the stages and streets of the never-sleeping capital. Seamlessly incorporating thought-provoking social, cultural, psychological and contemporary elements to a high-spirited narrative, R. P. Mor delivers an unpredictable, captivating, humorous and emotional tale of our times that is ultimately idiosyncratic, entertaining and oddly satisfying.