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'The iDOLM@STER Shiny Colors' 2nd Season Announced for Fall 2024

by Vindstot
Mar 3, 3:39 PM | 8 Comments
Production of a second season for the The iDOLM@STER Shiny Colors anime series was announced at the The iDOLM@STER Shiny Colors 6th Live Tour Come and Unite! Brilliant Bloom concert on Sunday. Bandai Namco Entertainment simultaneously opened an official website, revealing the first promo and a key visual (pictured).

Ahead of the airing of the second season in Fall 2024, the 12-episode anime will screen in theaters in three installments. The first part will run from July 5–25, followed by the second part from August 23–September 12, and the third part from September 20–October 10.

The first season will begin airing on April 5. The anime also pre-screened in theaters in three parts from October 27–November 16, November 24–December 14 last year, and January 5–January 25 this year.

Mankyuu (Cinderella Girls Gekijou) is returning to direct the second season with Takeshi Iwata—the assistant director of the first season—at Polygon Pictures. Scriptwriter and series composer Youichi Katou (Dream Festival! R) and character designer Ryouhei Fukushi (Ooyukiumi no Kaina) are also returning. Yasuhiro Misawa (Gabriel DropOut) is composing the music at Lantis.

New Cast
Asahi Serizawa: Yuki Tanaka (Mugen no Juunin: Immortal)
Tooru Asakura: Yuu Wakui (Sansha Sanyou)
Koito Fukumaru: Saran Tajima (Argonavis from BanG Dream!)
Madoka Higuchi: Rio Tsuchiya (Yamada-kun to Lv999 no Koi wo Suru)
Hinana Ichikawa: Miho Okasaki (Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken)
Mei Izumi: Sayaka Kitahara (Tenkuu Shinpan)
Fuyuko Mayuzumi: Eri Yukimura (Leadale no Daichi nite)

Developed by Bandai Namco Nexus, The iDOLM@STER Shiny Colors was published by Bandai Namco Entertainment as a browser game in April 2018. The game was released on iOS and Android in March 2019.

A manga adaptation by Akira Shinozaki ran on the Comic Newtype web magazine from July 2019 to August 2022. Kadokawa published the fifth and final volume in December 2022.


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Official X (Twitter): @shinyc_official

Source: PR Times

The iDOLM@STER Shiny Colors 2nd Season on MAL

8 Comments Recent Comments

Oh looks cute guess I'll watch the first one in the meantime.

Mar 4, 4:50 AM by KitsuFrost

Interesting, since s1 hasn’t aired yet, but I’m happy either way :) I just hope that Million Live and U149 also get a second season. I love those two

Mar 3, 10:13 PM by imjayhime


My original comments:

So basically from my understanding.

Like million live, S1 was already finished (in october?). Presumably this means s2 is also either already finished or will be finished soon/by july/oct.

Either way, there's no way(?) this wasnt planned in advance. It's march now, and there's no way(?) they just decided and rushed through making 12 eps in 4-7 months.

So I'm assuming most likely the entire thing was already planned from the start as 24 eps but they just split it up into 12-12 for more publicity and to give them more time to work on.

While I'm not super familiar and the others weren't quite the same I heard million live was already finished

Mar 3, 9:23 PM by CocoaGalaxy

@ZNDXIII Well, I don't know the real popularity of SC and the potential for its adaptation, but as far as I understand, it is now one of the most popular sub-brands of IMAS. At least, given the popularity and memetic nature of a number of characters.

Mar 3, 6:23 PM by RobertBobert

@RobertBobert Could still just be projected on any number of things tbh. They probably already have some target number of pre-orders on stuff like merch, figures, or renewed interest in the gacha (or idol anime in general) that make it seem like they can go ahead with a new contract (you can even take a more cynical reading that the committee wants to get ahead of any potentially higher production costs from wage negotiations IF the anime ends up taking off as it airs).

Mar 3, 6:14 PM by ZNDXIII

@ZNDXIII So, in an ideal situation, we can assume that their investments were already successful enough for them to announce a new season so quickly?

Mar 3, 6:08 PM by RobertBobert

@RobertBobert No, a split cour would still need to be the same season's ongoing production (scheduling, budget, etc). This just means the first season's production was good enough that the committee financing it greenlit the next one (new schedule, new budget, etc).

Mar 3, 6:05 PM by ZNDXIII

So, would it technically be a split cour if they announce a second season in the same year before the first even premieres?

Mar 3, 4:12 PM by RobertBobert

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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