Category Archives: Lore

2016 in Review: Six Stars

2016 was another eventful year for The iDOLM@STER franchise. The 765 Pro girls took their time as they expanded their wings to the rest of the world, while the Cinderellas and Millions have grown up enough to start running ahead in their own paths. The SideM boys may not go on the exact same path, but they’ve started their drive. 876 may have been dormant for a while, but now they’re acting as the bridge between the franchises. Finally, a small but real shining star has also been born in the form of THE iDOLM@STER Kr.

Let’s take this time to look back at 2016.

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「How the Stars Aligned」 – Numakura Manami’s Heartfelt Solo Debut Interview

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Sakebe, Numakura Manami’s long awaited solo debut single sold 6,834 copies on the first week and ranked 19th on the Oricon Weekly chart. KAI-YOU did an interview with her that also dug up her history, so we have it translated for you. Major props to Meiru for basically rewriting my whole draft.

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Yamamoto Nozomi’s 「Answer」

This is a translation of Yamamoto Nozomi’s blog post after the Cinderella Girls 4th live. A friend who went was telling me about how Nojo was spamming her burst appeals during the live, and this post actually explained why she did that.
Special thanks to PuchiTL’s friend Meiru for the editing help!

(Check Nojo’s blog for actual pictures)

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Aoki Shiki’s Key to the New World

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(source: Aoki Shiki’s twitter account @eerie_eery)

Before becoming a voice actress, Aoki Shiki was already known for her exploits as an avid MMO and MOBA gamer. But starting this year, she has joined the ranks of iM@S voice actresses as the voice of Ninomiya Asuka, the 14-year-old edgelord (❤) hailing from the crazy bunch known as Cinderella Girls.

In her own column on the website MANTANWEB, Aoki Shiki (also known as ‘Maou’) talks about how she became a voice actress and what led to her taking on the role of Ninomiya Asuka.

Enjoy the translation!

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If You’re Listening to an Idolm@ster Song, Try This One – 01 Gift

Yo! Welcome to a brand new series of posts on HPT I’ll be starting entitled ‘If You’re Listening to an Idolm@ster Song, Try This One‘ where I select a song from im@s and provide a sample for you to listen to along with a brief write-up about it. If we combine all of the im@s songs throughout each series including covers then im@s has contributed to well over 1000 songs by this point. Since it can be quite a feat to find and listen to all of them, I wanted to create this series in order to bring some attention to the lesser known songs of im@s. I would also like to talk about some of the famous or influential songs in im@s history too so please look forward to it. ✌

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THE iDOLM@STER MILLION LIVE 3rd LIVE: BELIEVE MY DRE@M Seiyuu Profile: Nagoya

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The Million Live 3rd tour is starting at the end of this month, and this time around all 37 Millionstars will appear! Just like what Dire1 said in his interview, Million Live is designed to get people interested through the performers first before getting to know the characters, and to help do that, we’ll do an introduction to the performers appearing in each venue.

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