Interest Toei, Colopl Make Star Plus One! Project for Mobile Phones
posted on 2012-05-09 16:45 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The animation studio Toei and the social gaming platform Colopl announced on Wednesday that they are collaborating to create an idol-training game for mobile phones titled Star Plus One!. Yukihiko Nakao (Air film's assistant director, episode director for Toriko) is directing the game, and Toshie Kawamura (The World God Only Knows, Smile Precure!) is serving as the game's character designer and general animation director. SeedC is developing the game.
In the game, the player is enrolled in a management course at an idol-training academy and helps to train two female students to become stars. The game will use the phone's GPS function to offer different experiences players based on the their location, such as offering different in-game items.
The mobile game will star Ayano Yamamoto as Erisu, Yuka Iguchi as Kotone, Yuka Saitou as Noema, and Erika as Tomoe.
The project will also include music merchandise, a manga, and a radio show. The main cast will release a debut music CD on June 27, and a manga version will run in Gakken's Megami Magazine. The online radio show will air on Animate.tv.
The initial game download will be free and players will be charged extra for in-game items and additional features.
Tokuma Japan Communications, which is releasing the debut CD, began streaming a promotional video for the music CD on Monday.