This episode: SideM 2nd Anniversary!
Some exciting news for SideM were announced during the New Year Producer Training niconama.
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.
A quick reminder that Nico Nico Chokaigi, a two-day event revolving around Nico Nico Douga, is right around the corner. Here’s a look at the schedule concerning idolm@ster once more with stream links.
Stage Schedules (All times are in JST)
11:00 「THREE STARS!!!ステージ～描いてみた～ 」
THREE STARS!!! Stage ~Let’s Draw~
Performers: Shimoda Asami, Yamamoto Nozomi, Machico
SideM Live Viewing Stage ~Let’s Support~
Performers: Takatsuka Tomohito, Nagatsuka Takuma, Balletta Yutaka
15:00 Platinum Stars Stage ~Let’s Introduce~
Performers: Hasegawa Akiko, Nigo Mayako, Shimoda Asami, Wakabayashi Naomi, Sakagami Youzo, Kutaragi Hayato
SideM Stage ~Let’s Confirm Our Bonds~
Performers: Nakamura Shuugo, Uchida Yuuma, Yashiro Taku, Takatsuka Tomohito, Nagatsuka Takuma, Balletta Yutaka
Cinderella Girls Stage ~Let’s Get Into The Rhythm~
Performers: Oohashi Ayaka, Fukuhara Ayaka, Matsuzaki Rei, Oozora “Taiko no Tatsujin” Naomi
Million Live! Stage ~Let’s Report~
Performers: Yamazaki Haruka, Tadokoro Azusa, Machico, Fujii Yukiyo
Dereraji & Miliraji ~Let’s Mix Red and Blue~
Performers: Oohashi Ayaka, Fukuhara Ayaka, Yamazaki Haruka, Tadokoro Azusa
Cho-Ongakusai (Live Concert feat. sideM)
For a guide to watching Nico Chokaigi from your home check out one of the earlier posts written for last year. It also seems Lawson will be promoting Platinum Stars at their booth…
A yearly event at this point in time, The iDOLM@STER is back at Choukaigi, and this time, SideM is also joining! This year, the Nico Choukaigi will happen on April 29-30th in Makuhari Messe as usual. Unlike previous years where it was held over the weekend, this year’s Choukaigi actually starts on a Friday (although it is a public holiday in Japan). Do read up on Chuck’s previous post on the event if you’re not sure what Choukaigi is.
Marking the 10th anniversary of The IDOLM@STER franchise, 2015 has been a fulfilling year, packed with a variety of events, collaborations and announcements from all aspects of the franchise. Let’s take a look back at this year’s highlights!
Things are a-changing, SideeeeMMMMMM