The Idolmaster Million Live! Anime Reveals The Show’s Producer

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The Idolmaster Million Live! anime’s Twitter account has revealed several more cast members for the show. Among them is Genta Nakamura, who is playing the role of the idols’ producer in the show. 

The Idolmaster fans can also expect familiar faces like Misaki Aoba (Chika Anzai), Junjirou Takagi (Houchuu Ootsuka), and Kotori Otonashi (Juri Takita). Kenji Akabane‘s Producer from 2011’s The Idolmaster anime series will be in The Idolmaster Million Live! as well, with the character now having the position of Chief Producer. 

Image previews of the newly announced characters, as well as character images of the show’s 39 idols, were released as well.

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The Idolmaster Million Live! will begin its Japanese TV broadcast in October. Before that, the 3DCG anime will be pre-screened in theaters for a limited time in three parts, with the respective premiere dates being August 18, September 8, and September 29. 

The Idolmaster Million Live!‘s name comes from the idol producer simulation game that launched in Japan in 2013 for mobile and in 2016 on PC browsers. That game came to an end in 2018, although 2017’s The Idolmaster Million Live! Theater Days mobile game is still in service. The games’ cast includes the idols of the original The Idolmaster as well as many new faces. The anime will follow the growth of the 765 Pro Live Theater from its beginning, with a focus on Mirai Kasuga.

Shinya Nishikida (Gundam Build Divers Re:RISEThe Idolmaster Million Live! “Seven Count” supervisor) is directing The Idolmaster Million Live! anime with Youichi Katou (Yokai Watch) as series composer and scriptwriter. Shirogumi is the animation production company. 

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Other staff include Daisuke Shiotani (The Idolmaster Million Live! “Seven Count,” Night Head 2041 episode director) as CG director, Tetsuya Ishii (Night Head 2041 storyboarder and animation director) and Kahori Tsuta (Night Head 2041 animation director) as animation character designers, Natsumi Sakamoto (The Idolmaster Million Live! “Seven Count”) as art director, Hikaru Takigawa (My Hero Academia Season 6 finishing staff) and Miyuki Satou (My Hero Academia Season 6 finishing staff) as color designers, Kentaro Oda (The Idolmaster Million Live! “Seven Count”) as photography director, and Lantis as music composer.

Meanwhile, the cast includes Haruka Yamazaki as Mirai Kasuga, Azusa Tadokoro as Shizuka Mogami, Machico as Tsubasa Ibuki, Yuu Kahara as Emily Stewart, Eri Inagawa as Tamaki Ogami, Emi Hirayama as Reika Kitakami, Sora Amamiya as Shiho Kitazawa, Nao Tamura as Hinata Kinoshita, and many more.

Bandai Namco Entertainment’s The Idolmaster (stylized as THE iDOLM@STER) multimedia franchise begin in 2005 with an arcade game that was later ported to the Xbox 360 in 2007. It has since spawned multiple games and anime, with the latter including series like 2007’s Idolmaster: Xenoglossia, 2011’s The Idolmaster, 2015’s The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls, and 2017’s The Idolmaster SideM. The franchise has also inspired radio shows, drama CDs, soundtrack releases, and print media. 2021 saw the release of the “Voyager” anime concept movie/music video.

Another new The Idolmaster anime, The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls U149, is set to premiere on April 5.

Source: @imasml_765PRO

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