Asapon North is a thing, and other news

A bit of a news roundup…

Anime North announced Shimoda Asami (CV: Ami/Mami) as a guest this year. This is the third Arts Vision IM@S connection that Anime North has made. It should also excite all the Vocaloid people, right? Now is the best time to fill out our survey if you are going to Anime North.

Flowers for THE IDOLM@STER STATION is taking your donations.

This past weekend there was a lot of Cinderella Girls promo, with many of the core 14 CVs making local visits across Japan, and a special event that went with the release. Here’s such a report. More importantly they announced an event on 3/29 at Sun Plaza (which was also depicted in the CG anime 2 episodes ago).

A flower wreath for THE IDOLM@STER STATION

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We’re doing a flower wreath for the Aisute event next week. Do you want in? You don’t really get anything besides the personal satisfaction of being a part of something like this, since we are doing this one on the down low. The details about the flowers are here, sorta. Your name won’t be displayed with the flower, just the “Houkago P Time” moniker. So if you aren’t a part of HPT, I’d recommend you wait until the next time we arrange something unless you really don’t care about stuff like that.

If you want in, send any amount of money to me or use the Paypal button below (which charges a fee). If you don’t know how much to donate, anywhere between $5-40 USD is a good amount.


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If we go over the expected cost (~30000 yen) the extra money will roll into our next flower wreath. I am not sure which one that’ll be, but we’ll definitely do one for 10th Anniversary Live.

A note on Anime North

Producers in North America may know about Anime North, which is one of the largest anime conventions in the US and Canada. Located in Toronto and held on US’s Memorial Day Weekend each year, the con hosted two 765PRO ALLSTAR character voice guests in the past two years. Nakamura Eriko (CV: Haruka) was a Guest of Honor in 2013, and Hara Yumi (CV: Takane) was a Guest of Honor in 2014.

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Cinderella Girls anime volumes 2, 3 updates

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Via famitsu.com, the expectant G4U to couple with volumes 2 and 3 of the Cinderella Girls Anime are confirmed. The LEs for them will come with the usual spread of expectant items but no details yet on who’s on which. Volume 2 is due out 6/25 and volume 3 is 7/23.

Next week’s Cinderella Girls anime (2/28) will be a special program and the 8th episode will resumes in 2 weeks. Details here, but the three New Generations seiyuu will accompany TakeuchiP on this program.

Lastly, Nico will be streaming the first 7 episodes next weekend, not that it matters to most of you reading this.

News 2015/02/19

News on hpt.moe is super casual, so please don’t mind the format, frequency, or omissions here and there. In fact, help yourselves to the news sites out there in the Links page. All we’re doing is aggregating them in English, kinda.

– LTH 9 and 10 details released. First batch of previews on youtube.

– Next takubon of the IM@S Comic is due April and you can preview the cover.

PS. It’s just for the record, so I’m going to say it only once – there is an event schedule on the official IM@S site that lists all the time-sensitive events. By that I mean pre-recorded radio shows, which there are like 5 of them (IM@Studio, Aisute, Derepa, Dereraji, Miliraji), plus the Deremas anime this half of the year. On top of those are the special events that make eventers eventers. It’s all here. Bookmark this or whatever.

Introduction to Million Live!

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Most Idolmaster fans are unable to get into Million Live or Cinderella Girls because the amount of idols added make it difficult to get to know them and the difficulty of accessing the mobile games overseas. There are guides online for that so I won’t be discussing that. I’m planning on writing a few posts on Million Live since it’s how I came to love and appreciate The Idolmaster series as a whole before only being a casual fan of the series because of the anime.

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