Get LADY! Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls preforms at Anime Expo 2017

The power of smile works (or begging in desperation with half-hopes of becoming true).

Southern California anime convention Anime Expo announced a selection of the cast from Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls will preform as part of the Anisong World Matsuri* concert on June 30.

Premier badge holders can already buy tickets, but general attendees can purchase theirs on May 3. Ticket link is here.

Prices are:

  • Lodge: $45
  • Orchestra: $65
  • VIP: $130 (also an invitation to a “Special Goodbye” event. Kind of an ominous title for fans to see performers…)

Cindere participants in the concert include: Asami Takano (Frederica Miyamato), Haruka Yoshimura (Mika Jougasaki), Hiromi Igarashi (Anzu Futaba), Rei Matsuzaki (Kirari Moroboshi), Tomoyo Kurosawa (Miria Akagi), and Yuuko Iida (Kanade Hayami).

That’s a wallop of a lineup! This selection of seiyuu voice characters that are quite popular in the series, so it isn’t as though they selected random characters (over a hundred), paid the seiyuu to make an appearance and call it a day.
Interestingly enough, this selection is an almost-complete lineup of units from the series:
  • Decoration (凸レーション): Kirari Moroboshi, Miria Akagi, Rika Jougasaki
  • Familia Twin (ファミリア ツ イン): Mika Jougasaki, Rika Jougasaki
  • LiPPS: Mika Jougasaki, Frederica Miyamato, Kanade Hayami, Shiki IchinoseSyuko Shiomi
  • Ankira is the only complete unit with Anzu Futaba and Kirari Moroboshi.

It’s nice to see a few familiar faces from when I last them at the 10th anniversary Idolm@ster concert in 2015. Being held at the Microsoft Theater also means even if I’m only able to get lodge seating I’ll still get a better view compared to when I was at the Seibu Prince Dome. A lot less sweaty, too.

This is a big splash for Imas fans attending Anime Expo. Aside from a fan panel and cosplay gatherings, this was what we had to resort to in lieu of an actual concert:

*Wake Up, Girls!, JUNNA and Minori Suzuki from Walküre are also set to perform at the event. Love Live’s Aqours, as well, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Spooktacular Extravaganza 2016! – Idolm@ster Fright Fest!

Happy Halloween, children of the night! Alright, that’s about as chuunibyou as you’ll get from me. I do love me some horror, chills and thrills, though. Why not add some idols into the mix?

Idolm@ster idols, of course! Continue reading “Spooktacular Extravaganza 2016! – Idolm@ster Fright Fest!”

Happy Makoto Day!

What’s idol notes without talking about the toppest idol of them all!? Oh, you humbly disagree, you say? Well, my good Sir or Madam, ask yourself this: how many idols get their own day to celebrate?

I jest about the toppest idol, but I’m glad that fellow fans of Makoto Kikuchi (The Idolm@ster) agreed to make October 28 十月二十八日は真日, marking this day as Makoto Day. Continue reading “Happy Makoto Day!”

Hinamatsuri: Doll Day with Makoto Kikuchi 1/8 figure

March 3 is hinamatsuri in Japan. It’s a tradition that dates back to the Edo period where people pray for the healthy development of girls. One of the most notable aspects of this event are the ornamental dolls displayed on red carpet. I remember rolling up one of these in Katamari Damacy! Anyway, what’s a better way for me to commemorate this day than to have a look at anime figures!? Continue reading “Hinamatsuri: Doll Day with Makoto Kikuchi 1/8 figure”

Dinner for 2D

Valentine’s is over, but the love keeps going! (Not really, but I’ve been sitting on this for almost a month. Cut me some damn slack.)

It’s a special night for you and your significant other. But wait; Is your waifu/husbando trapped in the 2D realm? No problem, man! These are a few selected photos I gathered from /a/ that couples took together to commemorate their undying/minimally interactive love:

Let me just say it warms my cockles to see Osaka and other Azumanga Daioh characters immortalized in this event. These are just the highlights that caught my eye from the several threads showing their efforts. Composition, setting, and themes related to the character are what I’m impressed by, as I’m sure anyone who appreciates the effort put into some of these photos. I was pleasantly surprised that many of the participants went to town with their idols from The Idolm@ster.

Leave it to Producers to give the presentation a little oomph that’s just right for their idols. I noticed there was a little lacking in best idol, though…

Ah, there we go! I’ve actually been doing this for two years now. I wasn’t aware of /a/’s threads until this year, though — Someone actually asked what we were supposed to do with the food offered; eat them ourselves, leave it overnight like a ritual offering …I don’t know. But what I do know is, when you got a beautiful thing going’ on, it’d be foolish to let go.