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.

Love Live! The School Idol Movie

The bits here and here when I mention Love Live on this site isn’t the most flattering. I admit, the reluctance to give the franchise any credit is pretty obvious. Why that is, I’m honestly not sure, but with the feature film Love Live! The School Idol Movie reaching select North American theaters, it felt like slap to come to my senses from Love Livers across the world. Livers and Producers, I have been to the mountain top and I have seen the light. And it was good.

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