Anime Tie-In Planned For "The [email protected]" Male-Focused "Side-M"

THE [email protected] SideM 2nd STAGE ~[email protected] STARS~ event, the SideM male-idol games will be getting an anime adaptation

After 2007's alt-universe Xenoglossia, 2008's OVA Live For You!, 2012's self-titled, 2013's chibi Puchimas, and 2015's Cinderella Girls, The [email protected] game/multi-media franchise now has another anime planned. Announced at this weekend's Chiba, Makuhari Messe THE [email protected] SideM 2nd STAGE ~[email protected] STARS~ event, the SideM male-idol games will be getting an anime adaptation.

 

[email protected] SideM, a spin-off of the idol franchise with male characters, starring in a Cinderella Girls style Mobage social game, tried to launch in March 2014, but that didn't go well and after it couldn't scale to the demand, it was soon taken offline for extended maintenance. It then got going in July 2014.

 

Veterans of the fictional all-male idol unit 961 Production (Shota Mitarai, Amagase Toma and Hokuto Ijuin) join 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.

 

An anime site has launched at http://side-m.idolmaster-anime.jp/

 

 

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime. 

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