The iDOLM@STER: SideM (anime)
The Animation Project is an adaptation of the series. Like the 2011 adaptation of the original The iDOLM@STER series, the Animation Project is by A-1 Pictures, a studio subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment's anime production firm Aniplex.
The adaptation was first announced on Sunday, February 12th, 2017 at Makuhari Messe, the second day of The IDOLM@STER SideM 2nd Stage ~ORIGIN@L STARS~ concerts. A promotional video announcing the adaptation was uploaded to YouTube on the same day.
A livestream on Nico Nico Douga took place on March 15th, 2017, otherwise known as "Saikou Day." The event took place at the Ani ON AKIHABARA Bookstore in front of a live audience and was hosted by Shuugo Nakamura and Yuuma Uchida, with special guests Yuichiro Umehara, Shun Horie, and Tomohito Takatsuka. A second PV was released and a second key visual was revealed, both featuring the members of Beit. The staff members were also announced and posted on the Official Anime site. 
A second Nico livestream was held on Thursday, April 13th, entitled "If There's a Reason, NicoStream! ~Side Animation~". It was hosted by Umehara, Horie, and Takatsuka, with special guests soon to be announced. 
- Official episode titles by Crunchyroll are displayed below, with a more direct translation in marked in hovertext if applicable.
|No.||Title||Director||Writer||Original air date|
|0||THE IDOLM@STER Prologue SideM -Episode of Jupiter-||—||—||September 30th, 2017|
|A special prologue episode for the series. It focuses on Jupiter's idol activities and their transition to 315 Productions after the events of The iDOLM@STER anime.|
|1||"An Idol With a Past!"
"Riyuu atte, aidoru!" (理由あって、アイドル！)
|—||—||October 7th, 2017|
|Teru Tendo has been recruited to the fledgling talent agency 315 Production. Despite being wary of the circumstnces surrounding the decision, he joins and forms a group with Tsubasa and Kaoru. They may be bad now, but can they muster up the drive and passion to become a successful idol group?|
|2||"Where Each Star Shines"
"Sorezore no Kagayaki" (それぞれの輝き)
|—||—||October 14th, 2017|
|Now that 315 Productions has recruited enough people, it's been decided they get promotional photos. They want to stand out and show themselves to the public, but their methods end up making the photos look ridiculous. Meanwhile, Jupiter is about to stage its first concert under 315 - but thanks to a typhoon, their usual crew can't make it in on time. Not only do the boys of 315 have to think of a new theme, but they have to find a way to help Jupiter's first concert be a success...|
|3||"Courage to Fly"
"Tobitatsu Yuuki" (飛び立つ勇気)
|—||—||October 21st, 2017|
|DRAMATIC STARS is about to stage its own first concert. Tsubasa is happy to be able to participate, but he soon has a nasty case of stage fright -- the light of the stage reminds him of his first outing as a pilot, where he froze up during turbulence and was too scared to do anything lest he accidentally crash the plane. The emotions start flooding back, and he soon feels like he wants to quit DRAMATIC STARS -- if he could fail then, why not now and ruin his teammates' dreams? Teru and Kaoru need to find a way to reassure him and keep the trio together.|
"HAPPII SUMAIRU" (ハッピースマイル)
|—||—||October 28th, 2017|
|While filming for a community video about the strip mall Beit used to work for, they learn of a festival being used to promote it that might give the mall the edge over the planned new indoor mall by the Takajo Corporation. The group decides to preform there with HighXJoker providing backup, and they take in the sights of the festival as it's being set up. Pierre accidentally wanders into a truck and gets taken with it; with only a few hours away before the mini concert, it's up to Beit and Pierre's bodyguards to find him before it's too late.|
|5||"Teachers, Be Ambitious!"
"Sensei yo, Taishi o Idake!" (先生よ、大志を抱け！)
|—||—||November 4th, 2017|
|S.E.M. is going to be holding their debut concert at a private school, so they need to get themselves in shape for the event. The rest of 315 is put on an early morning training regimen with them, but Jirou's struggling to keep up with their energy. The teachers do their best to stay on track for the school concert, but they're going to need a lot more than drive to fulfill their dream...|
|6||"Victory Chosen by Both"
"Futari ga Erabu Victory" (二人が選ぶVictory)
|—||—||November 11th, 2017|
|Producer is rushed to hospital and meet a soccer player, Yusuke who stay at neighbor room and his twin brother, Kyosuke who is a soccer player too. Yusuke has an injury from recklessly playing a soccer. After the doctor report that Yusuke's injury is severe that he couldn't play soccer anymore. Kyosuke feels guilty and blame himself that is his fault. Between their promise and hard time, they make a decision to move on as an idol.|
|7||"Limit of Youth"
"Seishun no RIMITTO" (青春のリミット)
|—||—||November 18th, 2017|
|HighXJoker's Shiki has an idea to make a documentary video to promote their band. Shiki starts filming other members activity and daily life which make Jun feel annoyed to Shiki' hype. Shiki also visit Haruna's construction site and break into Jun's house. Finally, they reveal their feeling to HighXJoker to other members.|
|8||"Beach, Training Camp, 315 Summer!"
"Umi, Gasshuku, 315 no Natsu!" (海・合宿・315の夏！)
|—||—||November 25th, 2017|
|315 Production will make their biggest concert which every unit will go on stage so they go camping on the beach to practice together.|
|9||"Over AGAIN..."||—||—||December 1st, 2017|
|Jupiter members is working as solo with other unit. Touma and Tendo visit the concert hall where their concert is lived. Shouta goes filming a TV show with W and Hokuto with Rui from S.E.M joint radio program. After they're back from work the situation after Jupiter's concert in Episode 0 is finally revealed.|
|10||"Sunset of Youth"||—||—||December 8th, 2017|
|HighXJoker will have a live concert at their school. Hayato has plan to show the new song in the concert. The news is spread by Shiki but it's not make Jun happy and make a little pressure to Hayato. Jun blames Shiki for doing without thinking if the song is not finished what will happen. However, Shiki is not stop trying to promote the concert because he want everyone come and watch their live. Finally, the song is finished with a help from everyone. The wall between Jun and Shiki is crumble.|
|11||"Resolution on a Breezy Day"
"Kazekaorubi no Ketsui" (風薫る日の決意)
|—||—||December 15th, 2017|
|Kaoru starts a solo job often which make everyone worry about him. Tendou has a plan to make him go on vacation at hot spring so he may relax. However, after the hot spring trip everything go worse when producer reject his TV series offer and Kaoru desire to work without producer's permission.|
|12||"No Matter the Reason, No Matter the Dream..."
"Donna Wake mo, Donna Yume mo,,," (どんな理由(ワケ)も、どんな夢も、、、)
|—||—||December 22th, 2017|
|From last episode, Kaoru keeps on working as a solo which make everyone worry that he can perform a live concert. Finally, Kaoru falls sick from working hard. The drama between DRAMATIC STARS member is begun again with Kaoru background story.|
|13||"Move Forward Forever and Ever"
"Zutto, Zutto, Sono Saki e" (ずっと、ずっと、その先へ)
|—||—||December 29th, 2017|
|The episode is a live concert starting from HighXJoker, S.E.M, W, Beit, Jupiter, and DRAMATIC STARS at the end of concert they perform a signature song, Reason!!. After the concert they celebrate the Christmas at the office. Producer keeps on scouting new idols and everyone keeps on working.|
|SP||"315 Variety Pack! Made In Passion!"
"315 BARAETI PAKKU! Made In Passion!" (315バラエティパック！ Made In Passion！)
|This episode is special episode, available in limited edition CD. This episode contain an unseen story which cut from original story and "Passion of Passion" story.|
- Original Work: Bandai Namco Entertainment
- Director: Takahiro Harada (原田孝宏) and Miyuki Kuroki (黒木美幸)
- Series Structure: Yuniko Ayana (綾奈ゆにこ) and Yukie Sugawara (菅原雪絵)
- Character Design: Yuusuke Tanaka (田中裕介) and Haruko Iizuka (飯塚晴子)
- Chief Animation Director: Yuusuke Tanaka (田中裕介) and Maho Yoshikawa (吉川真帆)
- Color Design: Asuka Yokota (横田明日香)
- Art Design: Kazushi Fujii (藤井一志)
- Art Director: Hisayo Usui (薄井久代)
- 3D Director: Akira Fukuda (福田 陽)
- Cinematographer: Yukiko Nagase (長瀬由起子)
- Editing: Akinori Mishima (三嶋章紀)
- Music: EFFY
- Sound Director: Takatoshi Hamano (濱野髙年)
- Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures
First key visual, featuring DRAMATIC STARS.
Second key visual, featuring Beit.
Third key visual, featuring S.E.M.
Fourth key visual, featuring High×Joker.
Fifth key visual, featuring W.
Sixth key visual, featuring DRAMATIC STARS.
Seventh key visual, featuring Jupiter.
Eighth key visual, featuring 315 STARS.