Idol Densetsu Eriko

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Legendary Idol Eriko
Eriko DVD.jpg
Cover of the first DVD-box
(Idol Densetsu Eriko)
Genre Drama, Music
Anime television series
Directed by Tetsurō Amino
Produced by Masahiko Miyoshi (TV Setouchi)
Tomoyuki Taguchi (Big West)
Written by Takao Koyama
Music by Toshiyuki Watanabe
Studio Ashi Productions
Original network TV Tokyo
Original run April 3, 1989 March 26, 1990
Episodes 51
Written by Ayumi Kawahara
Published by Kadokawa Shoten
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Asuka
Original run 19891990
Volumes 3
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Idol Densetsu Eriko (アイドル伝説えり子, trans. Legendary Idol Eriko) is a Japanese anime series by Ashi Productions (now Production Reed). It ran in Japan from 1989 until 1990, spanning 51 episodes. The story has been adapted into a 3-volume manga series by Ayumi Kawahara. The title character Eriko is based on real-life Japanese idol Eriko Tamura, who performs the opening theme song and the last episode's ending theme.


Eriko Tamura is the chairman of Tamura Productions, a renowned music company and the only daughter of Minako Tamura, a former famous idol singer. Having had a talent for singing since birth, she has always loved her parent's media world. Then one day tragedy strikes when her parents get into a horrible car accident, which kills her father and leaves her mother in a coma. Now Eriko must take the path of singing, a path her parents did not want her to pursue. Things get worse when her uncle sets out to destroy her career. But in spite of all the hardship, she becomes an idol and wins hearts all over Japan.


Eriko Tamura (田村 えり子, Tamura Eriko)
Voiced by Akiko Yajima
Songs by Eriko Tamura
Yuusuke Tamura (田村 雄介, Tamura Yūsuke)
Voiced by Takaya Hashi
Eriko's father
Minako Tamura (田村 美奈子, Tamura Minako)
Voiced by Kumiko Takizawa
Eriko's mother
Rei Asagiri (朝霧 麗, Asagiri Rei)
Voiced by Naoko Matsui
Songs by Maiko Hashimoto
Shogo Ogi (阿木 星吾, Ogi Shōgo)
Voiced by Yasunori Matsumoto
Songs by Masahiko Arimachi


Eriko Tamura
Locomotion Dream - ED2
Namida No Hanbun - OP
Suki Yo
Watashi Wa Soyokaze
May Be Dream
Rei Asagiri
Ame No Highway
My Song For You
Precious Days
Rolling Night - Duet Shogo & Rei
True Love
Unchained Heart ED1
Shogo Ohgi by Masahiko Arimachi
Rolling Night - Duet Shogo & Rei
Midnigth City
Sayonara No Natsu

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