New PV Teases Idolish 7 Game's 3rd Installment
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The official YouTube channel for the Idolish 7 multimedia franchise began streaming a promotional video for the mobile game's third part that introduces the new idol group ŹOOĻ. The group is made up of four members: Haruka Isumi (Yūya Hirose), Tōma Inumaru (Subaru Kimura), Minami Natsumi (Kōtarō Nishiyama), and Torao Midō (Takashi Kondo). The group's catchphrase is "Madness and destruction, tetrarchia."
The new installment not only introduces ŹOOĻ, but its obsessive fan Ryō Tsukumo who is related to the group's formation. The new game chapter will launch on April 27.
Bandai Namco Online made the Idolish 7 "dramatic rhythm action" iOS and Android game with music in collaboration with Lantis. The player assumes the role of Tsumugi Takanashi, a manager for a new idol group. She must train seven male singers — each with their own individual personalities — to turn them into the No. 1 idols. The game features full voicing of the dialogue by the cast.
The multimedia project celebrated its one-year anniversary with the release of its i7 album last August. The fictional idol group is inspiring an anime series animated by Troyca. The idol group's "RESTART POiNTER," "MEMORiES MELODiES," and "Monster Generation" tracks and their rival group Trigger's track "Leopard Eyes" were also animated. Production I.G is currently working on the animated music video for the single "Mission" by the in-game group Re:Vale.
The project has included multiple manga adaptations. Arina Tanemura (Full Moon O Sagashite, Phantom Thief Jeanne), the project's original character designer, drew the Idolish 7 TRIGGER -before The Radiant Glory- manga with a story by Bunta Tsushimi, and the pair launched Idolish 7 MEZZO: Murasaki Ao no Hekireki in Hakusensha's LaLaDX magazine in October. Nokoshi Yamada launched another manga on Hakusensha's "Hana Lala online" site in July 2015. Tsushimi also launched the novelization on the Web Hakusensha Novels site at the end of July 2015.