Tokyo 7th Sisters Game App Gets Music Video as '1st Anime Project'
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The staff of Donuts' Tokyo 7th Sisters smartphone game announced at the "Tokyo 7th Sisters 2nd Live 16'→30'→34' -INTO THE 2ND GEAR-" event in Yokohama on Sunday that the game is getting an animated music video temporarily titled "t7s Longing for summer Again And Again." The staff announced the animated music video as "Part 1" of an animation video adaptation project for the franchise.
MKS is designing new characters for the animated music video, and Shintarō Motegi is writing the script, drawing the storyboards, and serving as chief director of the project. Chiptune is animating the video.
In the game, players take on the role of the new manager in a studio called "777" (pronounced "Three Seven") and scout for promising young idols. The game mixes an emphasis on story and character development with a rhythm game aspect. The idols compete to win admiration from fans and develop their ability by singing original songs written by young artists "of the Vocaloid generation." The game's opening video (viewed below) also features animation.
Donuts released the "idol-raising rhythm and adventure" game on iOS in February 2014, and on Android in November 2014. The franchise has also inspired several manga and novel adaptations.