Dropout Idol Fruit Tart

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Dropout Idol Fruit Tart
Ochikobore Fruit Tart volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of the first tankōbon volume, featuring (clockwise) Ino Sakura, Hayu Nukui, Nina Maehara, and Roko Sekino
おちこぼれフルーツタルト
(Ochikobore Furūtsu Taruto)
GenreComedy, idol, music[1]
Manga
Written bySō Hamayumiba
Published byHoubunsha
MagazineManga Time Kirara Carat
DemographicSeinen
Original runMay 28, 2015[a] – present
Volumes6 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byKeiichiro Kawaguchi
Written byKeiichiro Kawaguchi
Tatsuya Takahashi
Music byMonaca
StudioFeel
Licensed byCrunchyroll
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, SUN, KBS, BS-NTV
Original run October 12, 2020 December 28, 2020
Episodes12 (List of episodes)

Dropout Idol Fruit Tart (おちこぼれフルーツタルト, Ochikobore Furūtsu Taruto) is a Japanese four-panel manga series by Sō Hamayumiba, serialized in Houbunsha's seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Carat since May 2015. It has been collected in six tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by Feel aired from October to December 2020.

Plot[edit]

Ino Sakura, a girl from Okayama Prefecture, decides to head to Tokyo in order to realize her dream of becoming an idol. Once she arrives there, she moves into a dormitory called Mouse House where she meets Roko Sekino, a former child actor, Hayu Nukui, a musician, and Nina Maehara, a model. When their manager, Hoho Kajino, informs them that Mouse House has been threatened to be demolished, the girls quickly form a new idol group called Fruit Tart in order to save their home.

Characters[edit]

Fruit Tart[edit]

Ino Sakura (桜 衣乃, Sakura Ino)
Voiced by: Hiyori Nitta[3] (Japanese); Kira Buckland[4] (English)
A girl from Okayama Prefecture who moves to Tokyo to become an idol. She idolized Roko as a child and is surprised to learn that she is also a member of Fruit Tart.
Roko Sekino (関野 ロコ, Sekino Roko)
Voiced by: Risa Kubota[3] (Japanese); Sarah Anne Williams[4] (English)
A former child actor who gained fame for singing a promotional song about broccoli, a gig that she now regrets. She has a complex about her small size, amplified by how much taller her sister Chiko is despite being younger.
Hayu Nukui (貫井 はゆ, Nukui Hayu)
Voiced by: Haruka Shiraishi[3] (Japanese); Laura Stahl[4] (English)
A musician and Ino's classmate. She is from a rich family and ran away from home as pursuing a singing career was against her family's wishes, although they later agree to sponsor Fruit Tart's show.
Nina Maehara (前原 仁菜, Maehara Nina)
Voiced by: Reina Kondō[3] (Japanese); Xanthe Huynh[4] (English)
A model who is Roko's childhood friend. Roko and Hayu have a complex about her large breasts.
Hemo Midori (緑 へも, Midori Hemo)
Voiced by: Kyōka Moriya[3] (Japanese); Kayli Mills[4] (English)
A newcomer idol who transfers to Rat Productions and becomes Fruit Tart's fifth member.

Cream Anmitsu[edit]

Chiko Sekino (関野 チコ, Sekino Chiko)
Voiced by: Kaoru Sakura[5] (Japanese); Amanda Turen[4] (English)
The leader of Cream Anmitsu and Roko's younger sister. She appears to have a sister complex for Roko and is a fan of Fruit Tart's online show.
Nua Nakamachi (中町 ぬあ, Nakamachi Nua)
Voiced by: Yū Sasahara[5] (Japanese); Stephanie Sheh[4] (English)
Rua's twin sister.
Rua Nakamachi (中町 るあ, Nakamachi Rua)
Voiced by: Takako Tanaka[5] (Japanese); Brianna Knickerbocker[4] (English)
Nua's twin sister.

Other characters[edit]

Hoho Kajino (梶野 穂歩, Kajino Hoho)
Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa[5] (Japanese); Christina Kelly[4] (English)
Fruit Tart's manager. Though she works with shady motives from time to time, she pulls through somehow as manager.
Tone Honmachi (本町 利音, Honmachi Tone)
Voiced by: Yuiko Tatsumi[6] (Japanese); Lizzie Freeman[7] (English)
Ino and Hayu's classmate who is a fan of Fruit Tart. She later becomes an assistant for the group.
Riri Higashi (東 リリ, Higashi Riri)
Voiced by: Rena Maeda[6] (Japanese); Ryan Bartley[4] (English)
A childhood friend of Hoho's who works as the producer of Cream Anmitsu.
Oto Kogane (小金 乙, Kogane Oto)
Voiced by: Yui Horie[8] (Japanese); Jackie Lastra[9] (English)
The acting president of Cat Productions.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Dropout Idol Fruit Tart is written and illustrated by Sō Hamayumiba. It debuted as a guest series in the January to March 2015 issues of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Carat magazine, which were released from November 28, 2014 to January 28, 2015.[1][2] The series then began serialization in the July 2015 issue, which was released on May 28, 2015.[1] It has been compiled into six tankōbon volumes as of February 25, 2022.[10] Houbunsha published an anthology of the series on October 27, 2020.[11]

Volume list[edit]

No. Release date ISBN
1 April 27, 2016[10]978-4-8322-4690-4
2 May 27, 2017[10]978-4-8322-4835-9
3 June 27, 2018[10]978-4-8322-4955-4
4 October 25, 2019[10]978-4-8322-7130-2
5 September 25, 2020[10]978-4-8322-7206-4
6 February 25, 2022[10]978-4-8322-7349-8

Anime[edit]

The 12-episode anime television series adaptation was announced in the May issue of Manga Time Kirara Carat on March 28, 2019.[12] The series was animated by Feel and directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi, with Kawaguchi and Tatsuya Takahashi handling series composition, and Sumie Kinoshita designing the characters. Monaca composed the series' music.[13] It was set to premiere in July 2020,[14] but it was delayed until October 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[15] Hiyori Nitta, Risa Kubota, Haruka Shiraishi, Reina Kondō, and Kyōka Moriya performed the opening theme song "Kibō Darake no Everyday!", as well as the ending theme song "Wonder!" as their characters.[16] The series aired from October 12 to December 28, 2020 on AT-X and other channels.[16]

Funimation acquired the series and streamed it on its website in North America and the British Isles, and on AnimeLab in Australia and New Zealand.[17] On October 17, 2021, Funimation announced that the series would receive an English dub, which premiered the following day.[4]

Episode list[edit]

No.Title [18][b]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date
1"We're off to Higako!"
Transcription: "Ittekimasu Higako!" (Japanese: いってきますヒガコ!)
Takafumi Fujii[19]Keiichirō Kawaguchi[19]
Tatsuya Takahashi
October 12, 2020 (2020-10-12)[20]
2"A Rocking New Semester!"
Transcription: "Rokkuna Shingakki!" (Japanese: ろっくなしんがっき!)
Nao Miyoshi[21]Takayo Ikami[21]October 19, 2020 (2020-10-19)[22]
3"Our First Concert!"
Transcription: "Hajimete no Raibu!" (Japanese: はじめてのライブ!)
Shōhei Yamanaka[23]Keiichirō Kawaguchi[23]October 26, 2020 (2020-10-26)[24]
4"A New Face!"
Transcription: "Nyū Feisu!" (Japanese: にゅーふぇいす!)
Tetsuya Watanabe[25]Keiichirō Kawaguchi[25]November 2, 2020 (2020-11-02)[26]
5"Could Be a Stalker?"
Transcription: "Hon'nori Sutōkā?" (Japanese: ほんのりストーカー?)
Nao Miyoshi[27]Takayo Ikami[27]November 9, 2020 (2020-11-09)[28]
6"The Pervert Appears!"
Transcription: "Hentai Arawaru!" (Japanese: へんたいあらわる!)
Hiroyuki Tsuchiya[29]Keiichirō Kawaguchi[29]November 16, 2020 (2020-11-16)[30]
7"I Need to Go... Record?"
Transcription: "Torimasu! Otoire?" (Japanese: とります!おといれ?)
Shōhei Yamanaka[31]Takayo Ikami[31]November 23, 2020 (2020-11-23)[32]
8"Super Awesome Curry!"
Transcription: "Chō Sugoi Karē!" (Japanese: ちょーすごいカレー!)
Hiroaki Kudō[33]Keiichirō Kawaguchi[33]November 30, 2020 (2020-11-30)[34]
9"Diuretic Effect!"
Transcription: "Rinyō Sayō!" (Japanese: りにょうさよう!)
Tetsuya Watanabe[35]Takayo Ikami[35]December 7, 2020 (2020-12-07)[36]
10"Dance and Shine!"
Transcription: "Numenume Odore!" (Japanese: ぬめぬめおどれ!)
Shōhei Yamanaka[37]Takayo Ikami[37]December 14, 2020 (2020-12-14)[38]
11"Look at Us!"
Transcription: "Rukku Atto Asu!" (Japanese: るっくあっとあす!)
Nao Miyoshi[39]Keiichirō Kawaguchi[39]December 21, 2020 (2020-12-21)[40]
12"Dropout Graduation?"
Transcription: "Ochikobore Sotsugyō?" (Japanese: おちこぼれそつぎょう?)
Shōhei Yamanaka[41]Keiichirō Kawaguchi[41]December 28, 2020 (2020-12-28)[42]

Video game[edit]

Characters from the series appear alongside other Manga Time Kirara characters in the 2020 mobile RPG, Kirara Fantasia.[43]

See also[edit]

  • Hanayamata – Another manga series by the same author

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dropout Idol Fruit Tart debuted as a guest series in the January to March 2015 issues of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Carat magazine, which were released from November 28, 2014 to January 28, 2015.[1][2]
  2. ^ English translated titles are taken from Funimation.

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