Another year, another Yukumas Kurumas nico nama. This time around, the SideM boys finally got to be in it!
In terms of announcements, Chiaking and Asapon talked about how practice for Producer Meeting has already started, and that Kami has been working hard, and if the live was to happen tomorrow, she’d be ready.
On the Million Live side, they announced that the special footage they’re including with the Makuhari BD will be the Millions bowling! In addition, the Makuhari BD set will come with a box that will fit the remaining BDs. The Live Theater Forward series of CDs are being released, and the release event for Bluemoon Harmony is slated to be on 19 February 2016.
Additionally, GamiP said that a few 765 and ML girls will be coming to Hong Kong for the C3 event in February! So do look forward to details later. We’ve also covered it before, but Taiwan will have the first THE IDOLM@STER only live overseas with 765 ML Taiwan on 22-23 April 2017. As of this time, tickets to this live are still available, so if you’re interested do check out the ticket buying guide here.
For the Cinderellas, in addition to Yes! Party Time!! coming out on 25 January 2017 and BEYOND THE STARLIGHT that will come out on 1 February 2017, the 5th Anniversary Song Single, EVERMORE is slated for an 8 February 2017 release. It will feature Mika, Miku, Shiki, Ranko and Asuka performing the title song in addition to Susume☆Otome Jewel Parade, Gokigen Party Night and Near To You sang by all 15 jewelry members in addition to a 4th live recording of EVERMORE taken from both days of SSA!
Lottery codes for the 5th tour will be bundled along those three CDs, and the application deadline is on 20 February 2018. This time around, they’ll have 7 stops for the tour: Miyagi, Ishikawa, Osaka, Shizuoka, Chiba, Fukuoka and Saitama. Venues and dates haven’t been announced yet, but they will open a site for the tour in January.
In VR news, GOIN’ will be released as well, and it will use a new recording!
Last but not least, despite their lack of vocabulary, the SideM boys made a great showing on their first Yukumas Kurumas appearance. Beyond the Dream is also coming out on 1 February 2017! On the 3rd, they will also be streaming the SideM 1st Live on Niconama.
2016 was a great year for THE IDOLM@STER, and with all these announcements, 2017 is shaping up to be awesome too! We at HPT would like to wish you all a happy new year, and a great year ahead!