IDOLiSH7, the popular rhythm game for smartphones with a story that reads like a visual novel, revealed at a recent event more information on the TV anime adaptation and an extra spin-off title!
The teaser visual for the anime shows the backs of the members of the eponymous group IDOLiSH7 as they head towards the stage. More information on the anime and the spin-off will be announced in the near future.
It has also been confirmed that the next event will take place on 10 September at Yokosuka Arts Theatre. The event will be titled IDOLiSH7 Kansha-sai Vol. 2 ~ Kimi to motto Ai wo Kataranaito!~. Confirmed guests are IDOLiSH7’s Toshiki Masuda (Iori Izumi), Yusuke Shirai (Yamato Nikaido) and Takuya Eguchi (Nagi Rokuya) as well as rival group TRIGGER’s Wataru Hatano (Gaku Yaotome). Applications for tickets began on 18 June. In addition, the 7th and 8th chapter of the main story’s 3rd part are now available to read in-game. It has also been announced that TRIGGER will also be releasing their first album on 20 September.
At the first event, which was held on 18 June at Chiba’s Maihama Amphitheatre, Yusuke Shiraishi (Yamato Nikaido), Tsubasa Yonaga (Mitsuki Izumi), KENN (Tamaki Yotsuba), Atsushi Abe (Sogo Ohsaka) and Takuya Sato (TRIGGER’s Runosuke Tsunashi) took to the stage. The event consisted of talk segments by the cast, the reading of an original drama, and playing the game. Also, the unit MEZZO″ (consisting of Tamaki and Sogo) performed their song ‘miss you…’ We also have some comments from the cast, so make sure to check them out at the end of the article.
IDOLiSH7 began as a rhythm game from Bandai Namco Online. In the fully voiced story, you play a manager who, along with a group of seven pop idols, aims to stand at the top of the idol world. The original character designs are by manga author Arina Tanemura.
IDOLiSH7 Kansha-sai Vol. 1 ~ Kimi to motto Ai wo Kataranaito!~ Cast Comments
Yusuke Shiraishi (Yamato Nikaido)
‘I’m super happy and touched to be able to see so many of you here at the first i7 event. The story is being revived from Part 1 and it’s giving me a lot of feelings. I hope we can keep on doing more events like this. One day I hope IDOLiSH7, TRIGGER and Re:vale can all stand on the same stage. For that reason, I hope you can all support us, and I will do my best too. Please keep supporting i7.’
Atsushi Abe (Sogo Ohsaka)
‘We are nearly at the 2nd anniversary. This is our first event, and I think you have all been waiting quite a while, and we were also waiting for this day too! Although we hadn’t been able to meet you all in person, we were able to see via social media how much you are enjoying the game, and I think it’s great. From now on I really hope we can meet all your guys in the flesh in order to enjoy the world of i7. So we really need all of your support. Please be good to us.’
KENN (Tamaki Yotsuba)
‘Today I have reached many of the dreams I had regarding i7. First, I was able to share my time with all of you. And to be able to play the game in front of you all, it was super fun [laugh] This dream came true! As Abe said, it’s already been 2 years. I think many of you are doing many of the in-game events. But to be able to stand in front of you all and chat, play the game, and have a fun time to together, I am really grateful. For the next time and the time after that, I want to keep on making new stories with you and keep moving forward together, so please keep supporting IDOLiSH7.
Takuya Sato (Ryunosuke Tsunashi)
‘I’m the only member of TRIGGER here today, but by standing with IDOLiSH7, I could experience the feelings that Tsunashi and the others go through in the game. By seeing the bright, sparkling, and energetic IDOLiSH7, I can’t help but feel “I’m gonna do it too!” By playing the game in front of you today and hearing you all chant along, it made me really want to sing in front of you. I want to get all hyped up, I want to sing and I want you to lend your power to IDOLiSH7. So this is the scenery that Tsunashi and the others see! It makes me shiver with emotions. Let’s make more great scenery together!’
Tsubasa Yonaga (Mitsuki Izumi)
‘As the other members said, I was looking forward to this day just as much as all of you guys! We’ve received warm support even from the people who couldn’t be here today, and thanks to all the fans, we are able to stand here today. I was able to understand that along with the members of IDOLiSH7, we’ve been able to move forward step by step and have really grown. With the announcement of the second event as well as the anime adaptation coming, there is no stopping the enthusiasm of i7! I hope you can all love, watch and support i7 from now on, and we will all do our best. Please keep on supporting IDOLiSH7!’
Original Work: Bandai Namco Online
Original Character Design: Arina Tanemura
Director: Makoto Bessho
Supervisor: Ei Aoki
Series Compositor: Ayumi Sekine
Animation Character Design: Kazumi Fukugawa
Animation Production: TROYCA
Iori Izumi: Toshiki Masuda
Yamato Nikaido: Yusuke Shiraishi
Mitsuki Izumi: Tsubasa Yonaga
Tamaki Yotsuba: KENN
Sogo Ohsaka: Atsushi Abe
Nagi Rokuya: Takuya Eguchi
Riku Nanase: Kensho Ono
Gaku Yaotome: Wataru Hatano
Tenn Kujo: Saito Souma
Ryunosuke Tsunashi: Takuya Sato
IDOLiSH7 Kansha-sai Vol.2 ~ Kimi to motto Ai wo Kataranaito!~
Date and Time: Sunday 10 September 2017 / Matinee: 15:00~ / Evening Performance: 19:00~
Venue: Yokosuka Arts Theatre
Guests: Toshiki Masuda (Iori Izumi), Yusuke Shirai (Yamato Nikaido), Takuya Eguchi (Nagi Rokuya), Wataru Hatano (Gaku Yaotome)