Last weekend saw one of the biggest iDOLM@STER events took place in history as the seiyuus voicing the various idols from The iDOLM@STER, The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls, and The iDOLM@STER: Million Live rocked out the Seibu Prince Dome for two straight days from 18 – 19 July 2015. However, what got people talking the most was the promotional video for the Million Live mobile game.
A new animated PV for The iDOLM@STER: Million Live made by A-1 Pictures, which also animates the Cinderella Girls anime and the original iM@S anime, was shown during the concert, and it drove the crowd into a frenzy, with talks of an anime adaptation being spoken among the fans. The PV is actually only to promote the Million Live social game app for iOS and Android smartphones, but that very animated PV really got fans talking. With the success of Cinderella Girls, who knows? Maybe we’ll really get to see a Million Live anime soon.
Speaking of Million Live, the concert also announced that the very video which made everybody excited will be coming bundled with the limited edition version of THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER DREAMERS 01 Dreaming single, set for release this 30 September. Known as the “Dreaming PV”, the 90-second video will come bundled alongside a new song performed by Azusa Tadokoro (Shizuka Mogami, Million Live), Machico (Tsubasa Ibuki, Million Live), and Haruka Yamazaki (Mirai Kasuga, Million Live).
During the first day of the concert, it was announced that Bandai Namco Games will be releasing a new iDOLM@STER x Taiko Drum Master crossover rhythm game called The IDOLM@STER Must Songs Akaban/Aoban. The game will be released for the PlayStation Vita and will feature a decade of iDOLM@STER songs, including the 10th anniversary concert’s theme song, Ai Must Go, by Eriko Nakamura (Haruka Amami, 765 Pro), Asami Imai (Chihaya Kisaragi, 765 Pro), Miki Hoshii(Akiko Hasegawa, 765 Pro), Sayuri Hara (Mio Honda, Cinderella Girls), Ayaka Fukuhara (Rin Shibuya, Cinderella Girls), Ayaka Ohashi (Uzuki Shimamura, Cinderella Girls), Azusa Tadokoro, Machico, and Haruka Yamazaki.
Since the concert marks iDOLM@STER’s 10th anniversary, the official iDOLM@STER website had announced some concert memorabilia, which include 38 life-size standees of the idols, which will be sold separately. The 38 standees will come from the three im@s series, and will each feature an autograph signed by the characters themselves. They will cost 20,000 yen each, and will be released later in October 2015.
An autographed panel illustration featurinh Haruka (iDOLM@STER), Uzuki (Cinderella Girls), and Mirai (Million Live) will also be going up for sale and it will be autographed by im@s anime director, Atsushi Nishigori. The panel costs 25,000 yen and will be released in November 2015.
According to the iDOLM@STER Blog, approximately 10,000 people attended the 2-day live event. The blog then thanked the fans for all their support and asked them to continue on supporting the series.
Sources: iDOLM@STER Blog,