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2:00 AM on 05.07.2014

IDOLM@STER One for All to feature new character Leon

Ramping up to the launch of the next mainline IDOLM@STER game, One For All, Famitsu is reporting not only that a new idol will appear as a rival in the new PS3 game, but also some initial details. First off, she goes by the s...

Jeff Chuang

3:00 PM on 05.05.2014

Tekken meets IDOLM@STER: Tekken's Harada tells his Iori Minase obsession, dark history

The project lead for the Tekken franchise at Bandai-Namco, Katsuhiro Harada, is an ebullient guy, and he'll swat down nonsense on twitter like the best of them--in both Japanese and English no less. What's somewhat less known...

Jeff Chuang

8:00 AM on 04.18.2014

The Idolm@ster: One For All to feature DLC Cinderella Girls and Million Live idols

To be quite honest, I wasn't expecting a whole lot from Bandai Namco's The Idolm@ster: One For All. The fact that it's not a numbered game made me suspicious that it'd be a throwaway entry in the series. That may still be the...

Elliot Gay

9:05 AM on 03.28.2014

Sony's HMZ-T3 lets you visit 765Pro office, say hello to IM@S girls

The video above is not Project Morpheus, Sony's newly announced VR initiative at this year's Game Developers Conference. This is existing tech using the head-mounted display that Sony released in 2013, plus a new head-tracki...

Jeff Chuang

8:00 AM on 03.13.2014

Twitter remixes copywriting with IM@S, surprisingly effective

It's been an exciting 6 weeks for the Producers of Japan. The Idolm@ster movie and concerts a few weeks ago brought upon Japan a wave of marketing and promotion. For people following the series, like me, it is a tad eye-openi...

Jeff Chuang

2:00 PM on 03.10.2014

IM@S Million Live gets original anime promo clip

The Idolm@ster Million Live is an online idol "card" game developed by Gree for mobile devices. It's currently only open for Japanese accounts, but it has reached its first anniversary this past weekend. Naturally for these ...

Jeff Chuang

9:00 PM on 02.23.2014

Rejoice?! The Idolm@ster SideM officially announced

It was only a matter of time before Bandai Namco realized there was a whole demographic in the mobile space they could be reaching out too. The Idolm@ster SideM has been announced for the Mobage platform here in Japan. Much ...

Elliot Gay

4:00 PM on 02.22.2014

Hot new trailer for The Idolmaster: One for All

Here's the latest trailer for the latest entry in Bandai Namco's popular rhythm franchise and idol-management simulator, The Idolmaster: One for All. Like previous entries, Japanese gamers will have the opportunity to m...

Tim Sheehy

1:00 PM on 02.21.2014

Are you lady?! New Idolmaster: All For One details

I'm a secret Idolmaster fan. Ok, maybe it's not so secret since I'm publishing that fact on the internet, but oh well. The reality is that I'm pretty excited for the new PS3 game, The Idolmaster: All For One. Players wil...

Elliot Gay

1:00 PM on 02.03.2014

Latest IM@S Movie commercial is top sakuga

What makes an idol anime compelling? Is it the story of these lonely girls who find themselves at peace with their careers? Is it the story of the average girl transforming into the extraordinary performer? Maybe it's just s...

Jeff Chuang

3:00 PM on 01.27.2014

The Idolm@ster Movie opened to 150M yen, 39 theaters

The IDOLM@STER Movie grossed over 149 million yen (1.46M USD) over its opening weekend, screening in 39 theaters and sold 81,262 tickets. It sets the bar for late-night anime-turn-movie for 2014, hot on the heels of a few oth...

Jeff Chuang

9:00 AM on 12.19.2013

The Idolm@ster: One For All dated and listed, with LE

As revealed by this week's Famitsu and confirmed by Namco-Bandai, the next major installment of The Idolm@ster, One For All, will be out in Japan on May 15. This release will be both digital and physical, and as usual there w...

Jeff Chuang