You might remember the early 2014 announcement of Idolm@ster SideM, a spin-off of the idol franchise with male characters, starring in a Cinderella Girls style Mobage social game. Well, the March launch did not go well and after it couldn't scale to the demand, it was soon taken offline for extended maintenance. After re-opening preregistration July 7th, it's now back, though at least initially with a capped limit on logins. More after the jump.
All-female musical theater troupe Takarazuka Revue has a long standing relation with pop culture. Performers, famous for their pageantry, have adapted material from West Side Story to Legend of Galactic Heroes. As part of her web video series, after doing "Go My Way" back in April, veteran Ayahane Maya has tried dancing to IdolM@ster's "Kirame Kirari." Get a look after the jump.
The Idolm@ster Movie: Kagayaki no Mukogawa e! finally finished its four-month domestic theatrical run in Japan last week. The official site for the film reported its total box office numbers yesterday on June 3 with an appreciative illustration by the director Atsushi Nishigori. Check them after the jump.
Frontier Works has posted four trial listening videos for the upcoming CD singles from the on-going TV anime Puchimas!! -Petit Idolm@ster-, the second season of the TV anime adaptation of Akane's four-panel comedy manga series featuring the deformed The Idolm@ster characters. Check the cute songs after the jump!
Bandai Namco is back with another trailer for The Idolmaster: One for All, this time introducing rival character Reon. Described as the game's strongest rival, Reon has no producer of her own and plenty of experience. See some of the Minori Chihara voiced character in action after the jump.
Bandai Namco Games' official YouTube channel today posted an introduction PV for Reon, a new rival idol for the upcoming PS3 game The Idolm@ster: One For All, voiced by Minori Chihara. The latest The Idolm@ster game is scheduled to be released in Japan on May 15. Check the clip after the jump.
Popular anime voice actress Eriko Nakamura, who is best known as the voice of Haruka Amami in The Idolm@ster franchise, has just released her latest live Blu-ray/DVD "Nakamura Eriko Anniversary Live La La★La♪ Makamuland~Love Laugh★Live♪~" in Japan on May 1. Check the trailer for the disc and her PVs after the jump!
Japanese convenience store chain Lawson will start a collaboration campaign with The Idolm@ster: One for All, the upcoming PS3 game from The Idolm@ster franchise, on May 27. This time they will offer character-illustrated PET bottles of Kirin Beverage's popular green tea brand Namacha. Check the 12 bottles after the jump!
Good Smile Company were back at this year's Nico Nico Chokaigi (Nico Nico Super Conference), and for fans who couldn't make it to the Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, rep @gsc_kahotan treated Twitter to a view of the upcoming figures on display at their booth. Check it out after the jump.
Bandai Namco Games delivered some fresh footage of The Idolmaster: One for All, focusing on a pair of characters that are coming as downloadable content. Ranko Kanzaki and Serika Hakozaki each have their own clips, followed by an idol showdown between Ranko and 765 Production after the jump.
Aall-female musical theater troupe Takarazuka Revue has a long standing relation with pop culture. Performers, famous for their pageantry, have adapted material from West Side Story to Legend of Galactic Heroes. As part of her web video series, veteran Ayahane Maya has tried dancing to IdolM@ster's "Go My Way." Check out the results afte rthe jump.