The Idolm@ster SideM Anime Reveals Promo Videos, October Premiere
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The official website for The Idolm@ster SideM television anime series began streaming the anime's first promotional video on Saturday. The video introduces the cast for the Dramatic Stars, Beit, S.E.M, High×Joker, W, and Jupiter units. The video also reveals that the anime will premiere in October and will air on the TV Tokyo, ABC, Nagoya TV, and BS11 channels. The anime will also stream online on Bandai Channel, Animate Channel, and Niconico.
The official website also posted two videos on Thursday and Saturday for the units W and Jupiter.
The show stars:
- Yūma Uchida as former medical surgeon Kaoru Sakuraba
- Shugo Nakamura as former lawyer Teru Tendō
- Taku Yashiro as former pilot Tsubasa Kashiwagi
- Yuichiro Umehara as former convenience store part-time worker Kyōji Takajō
- Shun Horie as former mascot costume wearer Pierre
- Tomohito Takatsuka as former florist Minori Watanabe
- Yoshiki Nakajima as former high school chemistry teacher Jiro Yamashita
- Junya Enoki as former high school English teacher Rui Maita
- Kent Itō as former high school math teacher Michio Hazama
- Yusuke Shirai as Haruna Wakazato, former drummer for a light music club
- Sho Nogami as Shiki Iseya, former vocalist for a light music club
- Takuma Nagatsuka as Jun Fuyumi, former keyboardist for a light music club
- Shōya Chiba as Hayato Akiyama, former guitarist for a light music club
- Hiroshi Watanabe as Natsuki Sakaki, former bassist for a light music club
W (pronounced "Double")
- Takeru Kikuchi as former soccer player and older twin brother Yūsuke Aoi
- Yoshitaka Yamaya as former soccer player and younger twin brother Kyōsuke Aoi
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Shōta Mitarai, formerly an idol with 961 Production
- Takuma Terashima as Tōma Amagase, formerly an idol with 961 Production
- Daichi Kanbara as Hokuto Ijuin, formerly an idol with 961 Production
Other cast members include Kengo Kawanishi as Ken Yamamura and Fumihiko Tachiki as Takashi Saitō.
The anime's main staff are returning from other works in The IDOLM@STER series. Takahiro Harada (The IDOLM@STER, The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls episode director) and Miyuki Kuroki (The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Occultic;Nine episode director) are directing the anime at A-1 Pictures. Yuniko Ayana (BanG Dream!, Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic) and Yukie Sugawara (Hina Logi: from Luck & Logic, Overlord) are in charge of series composition. Yuusuke Tanaka (Occultic;Nine, Fractale animation director) and Haruko Iizuka (Tamayura, Little Busters!) are designing the characters. Tanaka and Maho Yoshikawa (Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, The irregular at magic high school) are serving as chief animation directors. EFFY is composing the music. The voice cast for all six idol groups are performing the show's opening theme song "Reason!!".
Other staff members include:
- Color Design: Asuka Yokota
- Art Setting: Kazushi Fujii
- Art Director: Hisayo Usui
- 3D Director: Akira Fukuda
- Director of Photography: Yukiko Nagase
- Editing: Akinori Mishima
- Sound Director: Takatoshi Hamano
The Idolm@ster SideM game launched in July 2014, and is available for iOS and Android devices, as well as on Mobage and ChromeApps. Like other games in The Idolm@ster franchise, SideM is built on the concept of "idols you can produce." The app focuses on the male idols at the agency 315 Production (pronounced "Saikō Production" or "Ultimate Production"). The app now has more than one million downloads.
Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed The Idolm@ster SideM Live On St@ge app in February. The app will arrive later this year.
Source: MoCa News