A pre-performance of Aikatsu Stars! Illusion Show Time was held on 20 April 2017. Aside from the show itself, there was a VR-meets-fashion show and a talk show with Miyu Tomita (who voices Nijino Yume) and Ayaka Asai (who voices Rola Sakuraba) as guests. The show will be available from 29 April to 28 May 2017 at the Yokohama DMM VR Theater!
The DDM VR Theater is a permanent holographic theater, where you can experience holographic 3D-figures without having to wear 3D-glasses. The Aikatsu Stars! Illusion Show Time makes full use of the technology, letting the idols of the anime Aikatsu Stars! stand on stage and perform like a real person.Before the show started, there was a fashion show of ‘Aikatsu! Style’, presenting their newest products with children as models alongside the VR idols. The children struck idol-like poses, fitting the image of each brand, heating up the audience before the actual show.
Before the show started, there was a fashion show in ‘Aikatsu! Style.’ They presented their newest products with children models alongside the VR idols. The children struck idol-like poses, fitting the image of each brand!
During the pre-premiere, we got to see the idols sing and dance in their colorful costumes, both in groups and in solo acts. The models were so realistic that they even had shadows! If a spotlight shone on an idol, the shadow extended to the back-screen etc. Fans could experience the feeling of having their idol close, shook their light sticks in rhythm with the music. In the area of family seats, some of the children danced along, as if they were the next Aikatsu star.
During the talk show, Tomita and Asai commented on what they thought of the performance from the audience’s point of view. Tomita said, ‘It was like a dream come true to see the characters in front of me, but it was over way too fast!’ Asai said, ‘I wanted to touch them and talk to them.’ Also, Asai performed the song of the popular Medetaiyaki commercial, which has her character Rola sing a cute song. The CD for the song was sold at the venue.
In the new season that started in April, we see the second school year of the characters in Aikatsu! Stars, they told us about what to look forward to and the event was successfully wrapped up with the cheers of the children.
The Aikatsu Stars! Illusion Show Time is split into two parts: ‘Family Time’, which is designed for children and ‘Night Time’ for adult fans. Both shows have different patterns and different unit formations perform on stage.