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New Anime of iDOLM@STER Announced

by dtshyk
Jan 10, 2011 4:16 AM | 45 Comments
According to the official website, a new anime of The iDOLM@STER was announced. The producer company is A-1 Pictures. More information will be revealed in Megami magazine March issue to be released on January 29th.

IDOLM@STER Anime official website
Video Announcement of iM@S Anime on Youtube

Cast
Amami Haruka: Nakamura Eriko
Hoshii Miki: Hasegawa Akiko
Kisaragi Chihaya: Imai Asami
Takatsuki Yayoi: Nigo Mayako
Hagiwara Yukiho: Asakura Azumi
Kikuchi Makoto: Hirata Hiromi
Futami Mami & Ami: Shimoda Asami
Minase Iori: Kugimiya Rie
Miura Azusa: Takahashi Chiaki
Shijo Takane: Hara Yumi
Gahana Hibiki: Numakura Manami
Akizuki Ritsuko: Wakabayashi Naomi

The first TV series iDOLM@STER Xenoglossia was aired in 2007. According to 4Gamers, the new iM@S anime will be based on the story of the original game, not a spin-off as the first series was.

The iDOLM@STER 2 game will be released on February 24th on XBOX360.

Source: 4Gamers

The iDOLM@STER on MAL

20 of 45 Comments Recent Comments

dougmelon said:
Seems like its gonna be an all female cast show whose plot is gonna be really different from the game. I'm not really a fan of these kinds of show at all but I hope at least the music is good. God I want to play the game though.


The music will be good since the cast of the anime is the same as the games.

Jun 8, 2011 7:27 AM by Hoppy

Seems like its gonna be an all female cast show whose plot is gonna be really different from the game. I'm not really a fan of these kinds of show at all but I hope at least the music is good. God I want to play the game though.

Jun 8, 2011 4:11 AM by dougmelon

Let's hope it's not as screwed up like the first try...

Apr 30, 2011 2:29 AM by Tetsuyan

I've been an Idolmaster fan for a long time (okay, maybe not that long, but it feels like it), so OMG OMG OMG. <333 /fangirls

Hated Xenoglossia. :/

Apr 18, 2011 2:07 PM by kururu_x

I didn't like that "Live for You!" thing, hope this will be much better.

Mar 27, 2011 7:09 PM by The-Undying-Mage

Creolize said:

And yeah; Ritsuko Palin does not amuse.

Aw man, Ritsuko Palin. That's funny. Missing the old design though.
I'm excited for this. Damn good music and characters. That's what iM@s is all about. As long as I get Chihaya and Yukiho (and Miki), I'll be satisfied.

Mar 20, 2011 2:19 PM by arigajoe

I should start watching the first season then, it's been on my ptw for quite a while now.

Feb 6, 2011 2:50 PM by Rhypo

Ami and Mami were more adorable when they were in twin-sync. It sort of annoys me when twins that were that close just look different for no reason.

And yeah; Ritsuko Palin does not amuse.

Feb 6, 2011 12:34 PM by Creolize

They took out Ritsuko's pigtails, that's a shock (she doesn't look the same without them), however Ami and Mami having different ponytail lengths is probably a good idea especially since this is present in Idolm@ster 2 due to the twins being discovered adds some continuity between this anime and the games and to get viewers who aren't on the gaming bandwagon a chance to differentiate between the twin sisters.

Jan 22, 2011 9:57 AM by Hoppy

Eh. If there's Makoto/Chihaya, then sure, why not. I'm into iDOLM@STER for the characters more than anything else, so I hope they'll at least be true to them.

...And keep the designs from the first game. I'm not happy with Azusa's new haircut, nor Makoto's.

EDIT: Just watched the trailer. Darn.

Jan 22, 2011 7:14 AM by Creolize

Interesting, I will probably watch it.

Jan 19, 2011 9:49 AM by AnimeCrazyFan1

Not a spinoff like Xenoglossia? *thumbs up*

Jan 12, 2011 3:08 PM by Shdwfalcon

Notes said:
It seemed like a good idea to me right before I saw Kugimiya set to voice Iori.


She always voiced Iori, ever played the games.

Jan 11, 2011 8:32 AM by Hoppy

YAY~~

Jan 11, 2011 7:51 AM by MilkLover

RyuRetro said:
Yay?


mm thats about exactly what i was thinking too...

Jan 10, 2011 8:38 PM by Neverarine

Moelicious. Setting my expectations pretty low.

Jan 10, 2011 8:10 PM by Hakua

This is good. Xenoglossia was crap.
This is why you dont make a dance rhythm game into a moe-y mecha anime.

Jan 10, 2011 7:43 PM by azianotaku

Moe on Mecha?
No thanks.

Jan 10, 2011 5:46 PM by SLIPLV

It seemed like a good idea to me right before I saw Kugimiya set to voice Iori.

Jan 10, 2011 5:05 PM by Notes

Ii was so disappointed when the only anime of this was Xenoglossia. Yay

Jan 10, 2011 3:55 PM by The-Undying-Mage

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