TRIGGER, an in-game idol group from the very popular Japanese smartphone game IDOLiSH7, released their first full album on 20 September 2017 and already climbed at the number one spot of the Oricon weekly charts. It is the first time in the Oricon history that male voice actors have ranked first in the album charts under the name of their characters.
There are many 2D idol groups in Japan. The quality of their singing and the music videos has continued to improve, which has resulted in their releases ranking higher and higher in the Oricon charts. Finally, TRIGGER is the first such group to take the top spot in the Oricon weekly ranking!
IDOLiSH7 is a rhythm game for smartphones provided by Bandai Namco Online. Arina Tanemura, who is known for many great manga series such as Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, was in charge of the original character designs while the in-game character designs was made by Kasumi Fukagawa. The scenario was written by Punta Tsushimi, who is known for writing popular scenarios for games and novels. In this story, the player takes on the role of a manager working at the idol agency Takanashi Production Office and becomes the manager of the titular idol group IDOLiSH7. The goal is to make them top idols.
TRIGGER are the friendly rivals of IDOLiSH7 and consist of Tenn Kujo (VA: Soma Saito), Gaku Yaotome (Wataru Hatano) and Ryunosuke Tsunashi (VA: Takuya Sato).