The Idolmaster Million Live! Anime Releases New Trailer 

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The upcoming The Idolmaster Million Live! anime has received a main trailer for its theatrical pre-screening. The opening song “Rat A Tat!!!” is featured in the video.

The 3DCG anime will be pre-screened for a limited time in three parts, with the respective premiere dates being August 18, September 8, and September 29. The Japanese TV broadcast will follow in October. 

The Idolmaster Million Live! takes its name from the idol producer simulation game that launched in Japan in 2013 for mobile and in 2016 on PC browsers. That game ended service in 2018, although 2017’s The Idolmaster Million Live! Theater Days mobile game is still up-and-running. 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. 

Other staff include:

• CG director: Daisuke Shiotani (The Idolmaster Million Live! “Seven Count,” Night Head 2041 episode director) 
• Animation character designer: Tetsuya Ishii (Night Head 2041 storyboarder and animation director)
• Animation character designer: Kahori Tsuta (Night Head 2041 animation director) 
• Art director: Natsumi Sakamoto (The Idolmaster Million Live! “Seven Count”) 
• Compositing director: Kentaro Oda (The Idolmaster Million Live! “Seven Count”) 
• Color designer: Hikaru Takigawa (My Hero Academia Season 6 finishing staff) 
• Color designer: Miyuki Satou (My Hero Academia Season 6 finishing staff)
• Music composer: Lantis

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 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, 2017’s The Idolmaster SideM. and the currently airing The Idolmaster: U149

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.

Source: Idolmaster channel

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