Launched in 2014, [email protected] SideM began the spin-off of the idol franchise with male characters, starring in a Cinderella Girls style mobage social game. Veterans of the fictional all-male idol unit 961 Production (Shota Mitarai, Amagase Toma and Hokuto Ijuin) joined the guys of 315 Production for the extensive cast. The Persona series' Shuji Sogabe provides character designs for the doctors, lawyers, Self-Defence Force officers and part-time workers turned male idols.
With an anime adaptation on the way, it's now introducing the teachers turned idols of SEM: chemistry/science teacher Jiro Yamashita (so far voiced by Yoshiki Nakajima), English teacher Rui Maita (voiced by Junya Enoki), and math teacher Michio Hazama (voiced by Kento Itou).
[email protected] veterans Takahiro Harada and Miyuki Kuroki will helm the A-1 pictures production.