The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Gets 10th Anniversary Anime Video
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The official website for The [email protected] franchise began streaming a 10th anniversary "celebration animation" for The [email protected] Cinderella Girls part of the franchise. The video reveals that the celebration animation will have a "complete version" that will debut in 2022 that will feature all 190 idols in The [email protected] Cinderella Girls. Cygames is credited for planning for the celebration animation, and Cygames Pictures animated the video.
The site also revealed the "~Memories With You~" promotional video that looks back on various events in the franchise over the last 10 years.
The [email protected] franchise began as an arcade game in 2005, with the player tasked with producing idols in a fledgling idol company, managing practice schedules, concerts, CD releases, and time off. The game was first ported to the Xbox 360 in 2007, and had a sequel game in 2011, which finalized the first 13 characters of the franchise. Later spinoffs include The [email protected] Cinderella Girls social game, which introduced the story of a larger set of entirely new characters within the story of multimedia conglomerate; The [email protected]: Million Live!, which includes the original 13 characters alongside new characters; The [email protected] SideM, which focused on male idols all of whom had "unique reasons" for becoing idols; and The [email protected] Shiny Colors, a mobile game and the most recent entirely new entry in the franchise, with new female idols and a return to gameplay features from the first two games.
The first anime adaptation for the franchise was 2007's Idolmaster: Xenoglossia, a spinoff mecha anime. A-1 Pictures and Nishigori adapted the first two games in 2011's The [email protected] anime, and also produced the 2014 anime film THE [email protected] MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukōgawa e!. The studio and some of the original staff returned for both 2015's The [email protected] Cinderella Girls and 2017's The [email protected] SideM anime. The [email protected]: Million Live! also has an upcoming television anime adaptation.
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