I would also like to thank Dire1 for everything he’s done for The iDOLM@STER. ディレ１さん、お疲れ様でした！
At the very end of 2015, Dengeki released an interview with Ishihara Akihiro, the general director of The IDOLM@STER franchise. Its a very in-depth look back where he does not just look back at the lives, but also talk about certain incidents in addition to bits about how the game started in addition to how the anime was done.
As always, thanks a lot to @puchi_tl for the assistance in editing the extra long piece. I personally hope that you, the reader will learn more things about imas from this interview.