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Happy Elements Original Anime 'Idol Memories' To Broadcast on Fall 2016 [Update 7/8]

by tsubasalover
Jul 6, 2016 8:02 AM | 21 Comments
In an announcement that will be made via Nico Nico Live by smartphone game developer Happy Elements on July 8, it will be revealed that the anime Idol Memories is in production. The series will be an idol-themed original anime, which is set to broadcast on Tokyo MX in Fall 2016. The announcement will also reveal staff members, as well as studio.

Synopsis
In the near future where Idols are active in the space of virtual reality, two units from the Shiritsu Kanon Gakuen, which are currently ranking down, are aiming for the top of idol league! Who will be getting the honorable tiara?

Staff
Original Plan, Original: Happy Elements Asia Pacific
Director: Katsuya Kikuchi
Script: Hiroshi Oonogi
Character Design, General Art Director: Reina Okuyama
Sound Director: Chikako Yokoda
Studio: Seven Arcs Pictures

Source: Otakomu

Update July 8
Nico Nico Live has revealed more staff and cast members, as well as a teaser clip.

Staff
Original Character Design: Graphinica Inc.
Art Background: Tezuka Productions
3DCG Animation: Tetora
Sound Studio: Glow Vision

Cast
Weiwei Lin: Moe Toyota (Hibike! Euphonium)
Sena Hattori: Marika Hayase (Venus Project: Climax)
Kokona Hayakawa: Yuu Kimura
Miku Kajiwara: Mayu Sagara
Yuchau La: Ruriko Aoki (The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls)
Nanami Hoshi: Riko Kohara (Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation)

Teaser


Official site: http://idol-memories.com/

Source: Anime Voice Twitter

Idol Memories on MAL

20 of 21 Comments Recent Comments

Is this short anime ???

Jul 18, 2016 8:47 AM by falahgerrard

My main issue is the format, Venus Project did a hybrid anime/live action format and it failed miserably. Also, I think HE is trying to get a Chinese audience seeing that both groups have an idol from China, it may get licensed there for streaming.

Jul 8, 2016 9:12 AM by Hoppy

News Update
Nico Nico Live has revealed more staff and cast members, as well as a teaser clip.

Staff
Original Character Design: Graphinica Inc.
Art Background: Tezuka Productions
3DCG Animation: Tetora
Sound Studio: Glow Vision

Cast
Weiwei Lin: Moe Toyota (Hibike! Euphonium)
Sena Hattori: Marika Hayase (Venus Project: Climax)
Kokona Hayakawa: Yuu Kimura
Miku Kajiwara: Mayu Sagara
Yuchau La: Ruriko Aoki (The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls)
Nanami Hoshi: Riko Kohara (Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation)

Teaser


Official site: http://idol-memories.com/

Source: Anime Voice Twitter

Jul 8, 2016 5:28 AM by tsubasalover

I enjoy Idol Hell. Will check this out!

Jul 7, 2016 1:03 PM by 5shin

I'm just happy that Seven Arcs is not dead. Although I would have preferred new Nanoha or Sekirei S3 from them.

Jul 7, 2016 3:23 AM by Nachtwandler_21

Hype for new idol anime!! Can't wait!

Jul 6, 2016 11:15 PM by Palea

Happy Elements the only thing people want from you is your Enstars anime adaption. Get to that first.

Jul 6, 2016 8:21 PM by marx-chan

Okay but the costume looks meh thou.

Jul 6, 2016 7:46 PM by ichii_1

First Show by Rock S2, second Uta no Prince Maji Love Legend Star, then Magic-Kyun Renaissance, and now Idol Memories in the Fall Anime of 2016!? I'm so going to watch them and I am so in!

Jul 6, 2016 6:21 PM by Sakurashoujo

So freaking happy for this. Omg

Jul 6, 2016 11:18 AM by smeehoo

Vindstot said:
I was almost sure that Happy Elements would be announcing Ensemble Girls!! anime. Well, it'll eventually be adapted.


I thought so too!

OT: I agree with you guys. I hope they give Enstars a decent budget, decent studio and decent staff. It deserves it.

Jul 6, 2016 9:51 AM by phoenixalia

Looks like garbage

Jul 6, 2016 9:26 AM by AssumingControl

Love Live, move aside.

Jul 6, 2016 9:18 AM by Ckan

Hmm more idol shows...at last the designs looks kinda nice? Hope to see a PV soon.

Jul 6, 2016 9:12 AM by Stark700

I was almost sure that Happy Elements would be announcing Ensemble Girls!! anime. Well, it'll eventually be adapted.

Jul 6, 2016 8:54 AM by Vindstot

a new idol anime, well why not. might watch it.

Jul 6, 2016 8:50 AM by silverwalls

Happy Elements using their massive profits from Ensemble Stars on other things T_T Well I'm not complaining, I'm glad they're experimenting with different things. The girls in this original anime look awesome, I'll check this out. Hope Ensemble Stars still gets good budget though, for both the game and the anime.

Jul 6, 2016 8:48 AM by Ritsu

VR Idols now, well it's original and not a mobile game adaptation or an experiment like Venus Project, it should be good as long as the CG is alright if there is any and it's not a short.

Jul 6, 2016 8:44 AM by Hoppy

How about you finish the 3rd Nanoha movie? That thing is gonna be worse than Kizu soon, we have nothing on it.

Jul 6, 2016 8:43 AM by Paulo27

Samael said:
Synopsis
In a the near future ...
Thank you, fixed.

Jul 6, 2016 8:27 AM by tsubasalover

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