Category Archives: Planning

Nakamura Eriko Last Solo Live Flower Stand

Hello, everyone.

Recently, Amami Haruka’s seiyuu, Nakamura Eriko, announced that she would be holding her final Nakamuland solo live this year in November (11/8).

While there is no information regarding whether or not she will be retiring for good, we here at HPT would like to do something special for her regardless.

We will be organizing two things similar to what was done for 10th: flowers and a message book. If you’re interested in contributing, please fill out the following forms.

If you donate to the flower stand, you will have a full page in the message book to do whatever you want with, so long as it is black and white.

If you do not donate, but would like to leave a message, you may submit a message no longer than a three-line paragraph which we will compile together.

The exact flower stand design is yet to be determined, but will mostly be done by @exciel_co_log. We will also be finding an artist to do art for the flower stand and message book.

Update (2015-09-23)


  • 2015-09-30: End of Donation Submission Period
  • 2015-10-07: End of funds collection and submissions for message book entries
  • 2015-10-08: Payment to flower shop





10th Theme Song and Pre-live Goods Sales Announced!



10th Anniversary’s theme song “Ai MUST GO” has been officially uploaded as a preview. It will also be available on iTunes on 6/19 for 250 yen. Needless to say if you’re going to 10th you’ll wanna familiarize yourself with it.


On-site pre-live goods sale (aka buppan) has also been announced for Friday 7/17, 10:00~19:00.  The location will be the Seibu Prince Dome C parking lot.

THE IDOLM@STER: M@STERS OF IDOL WORLD 2015: Song, Color, and Cyalume Cheat Sheet


With the recent announcement revealing which performers will be appearing at which dates, it would probably be to your benefit to familiarize  or re-familiarize yourself with relevant songs and relevant colors. This way, you know what color cyalume to whip out at any given song…or at least have a good general idea. Now, songs in this cheat sheet are by no means guaranteed to make an appearance.

Anyway, the cheat sheet is here. We’ll be updating it as necessary.


There have been some concerns regarding ticketing for the 10th live  as they’re currently using L-Tike instead of the usual e+ or Ticket Pia for lotteries, but fret not, we’ll help you figure things out. A few aspects of the ticketing were made easier, although they did make the ticket pickup method a little more annoying.

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Help Ps Go to 10th Anniversary With Your Unused Application Codes!


As recently posted the ticketing info for idolm@ster’s 10th anniversary live at Seibu Dome has been announced. If you are purchasing any of the qualifying CDs/BD, HPT is asking you for help by donating your unused application codes to us if you have no intent on attending 10th anniversary. For 9th anniversary last year I also asked Ps on Twitter and Facebook for their help with unused codes and it’s completely thanks to that that many overseas Ps including myself were able to go. This year I’d like to ask Ps again for their help but I wish to emphasize please only submit your serial codes to us if you are absolutely sure you will not attend 10th anniversary.

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IM@S 10th Lottery Round 1 Info and Details

[This post will be updated as we find out more about the application when the page goes live next week.]

As posted last weekend, we now have the first information on how to obtain tickets for IM@S 10th. The first round of CD lottery allows people to submit codes obtained from the next 3 releases of the Master Artist 3 series, Live Theater Harmony volumes 9 and 10, and CG Animation Project 7. Each of these CDs, when purchased during the lottery period, should come with a code that you can  use to enter the lottery.

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Navigating Tokyo – Public Transit

Getting around Tokyo can be one of the biggest challenges if you’re not accustomed to it. When I first arrived in Japan it took me a month or so to actually get the hang of trains and then another year to actually learn the quirks about my stations. Maps are helpful, but for people not used to using trains, the sight of the Tokyo Metro, JR, and Keio maps can be daunting. And how do those companies relate anyway? In this post, I hope to answer some of these questions and speed up that first month of trial and error.

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