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Title (English) Legendary Idol Eriko
Title (Japanese) Idol Densetsu Eriko
Art Sample
Notes Based on a shoujo manga by Kawahara Ayumi, published in Asuka magazine.
A shoujo 'Magical Girl' anime. Known as 'Ciao Sabrina' in Italy.

This anime was linked with the debut and promotion of a real singer, TAMURA Eriko.

Also one 30-min music video.

Classification shoujo
Synopsis Fourteen-year-old Eriko Tamura wants to be a pop star, but finds herself competing aganst her prissy rival Rei Asagiri. Set in a Pop Idol type academy for aspiring popstars, it features scandal and pressure, drawing on the tropes of sports anime.

Eriko's father runs a major record company and her mother is a former singer. When Eriko's parents suffer an accident, her ambitious uncle takes over the company, and tries to abuse Eriko's extraordinary talents as a singer...

Credits Dir: Tetsuro Amino
Animation: Noriyasu Yamaguchi. Genre(s): magical girl, comedy Note(s):
Episodes 51
Release It:TV
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Date April 3, 1989-March 26, 1990
Production Ashi Productions
References & Help Look up the latest data on this title at:
Richard Llewellyn's Animated Divots, or, or
Anime News Network (see Encyclopedia section) ,
or in "The Anime Encyclopedia" (Clements & McCarthy, Stone Bridge Press, 2001).
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