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2:00 PM on 09.22.2014

Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls anime trailer sure is pretty

The era of warring idols continue with The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls turning into an anime next year. Above is the first real trailer for the TV series with a massively profitable, idol-raising mobile game behind it. It also looks gorgeous.

Jeff Chuang


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Happy Birthday, Makoto Kikuchi! photo
Happy Birthday, Makoto Kikuchi!
by Jeff Chuang

Makoto Kikuchi, from The Idolm@ster series, celebrates her birthday on August 29th. It'll be her ninth annual celebration this year as the maturing arcade-turned-multimedia franchise kicked off its 9th year via a full length feature film. The Idolm@ster movie hits home video in Japan in October. On top, there's the Puchim@s shorts and a new flagship game out this past May, The Idolm@ster: One For All.

With the series seeing a resurgence, both old and new fans came together to celebrate with well wishes and fan works. Take a look.

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6:00 PM on 08.03.2014

So some guy has 13 Idolm@ster character standees

So over the past couple weeks, the internet is circulating all kinds of pictures of fans posing (or not posing) with their latest purchase. Big deal, right? It's only notable because standees are really cool, and they're rare...

Jeff Chuang

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