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Bandai Namco Announces Spring Release for School-Based Gakuen Idolm@ster Game App

The The IDOLM@STER franchise has made public on a recent live stream that they are launching a fresh game application called Gakuen Idolm@ster(Academy Idolm@ster). Aimed for launching this spring, the game will be available on both iOS and Android platforms. Moreover, also on Tuesday, the official pre-registration for the game has commenced. In conjunction with these announcements, a debut promotional video for the new game was released on the live stream, which presented the cast, staff and a glance at three of the game’s featured idols.

In this game, the player assumes the role of a producer who is responsible for training and promoting potential idol artists from Hatsuboshi Gakuen, an idol training institution. The game has an array of nine in-game idols to be produced by the player:

Image via Gakuen

The game will gradually provide information about the cast and idols as time progresses. As of the live stream, three cast members and related idols were unveiled:

Hikaru Iida will portray Kotone Fujita

Nao Ojika gives life to the character of Temari Tsukimura

Aoi Nagatsuki is assigned the character of Saki Hanami

Additional cast members for the game comprise:

Akio Ōtsuka who will act as Kunio Jūō, the hypothetical school’s principal

Image via Gakuen

Aoi Koga as Asari Neo, a lecturer for the Producer Department

Image via Gakuen

Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. has a large role in the production of this game.

Contributors to the development of the new game are:

The franchise recently released the TV anime based on The IDOLM@STER Shiny Colors browser game. The first season of 12 episodes was screened in theaters as a trilogy. Each film has a dedicated running space in Japan, starting from October 27 till January 25. The season will air as a TV series in the upcoming month of April. Afterward, a second season will take over during the autumn, exhibiting as three film instalments in theaters across Japan.

Sources: The IDOLM@STER series livestream, Gakuen Idolmaster game’s X/Twitter account

Note : Bandai Namco Filmworks Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc., holds a minor and non-controlling stake in Anime News Network Inc.

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