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The Making of THE [email protected] [email protected] Exhibition in Akihabara

I visited the limited time exhibition of the making of THE [email protected] [email protected] in Akihabara.
Most of the interior was closed to photography, but there were a lot of production materials on display.
I think this is the most enjoyable event for fans.

First of all, there is an official video, which you can watch here.

Speaking of “THE [email protected]”, it is one of the longest running hit games in Japan, which started to run in game centers in 2005 and was released on Xbox in 2007.
It is one of the longest running hit titles.
The main story is that the player becomes a producer and leads the idols to become top idols.
The sequel is a music game and has been derived in many ways, but the basic game system has not changed.
It can be said that THE [email protected] is one of the contents that have led from the time of the idol boom in Japan to the current voice acting boom.
At that time, only female idols were available, but now there are versions with male idols.
Personally, I think this is the starting point of the current idol cultivation anime, and I would like to recommend it to those who have never seen it.
(I’m particularly fond of 765 Pro and Cinderella Girls.)

Currently, there are 15 idols singing in “THE [email protected] FIVE STARS!!!!!”, 3 from each of the more than 200 idols. Currently, there are 15 “THE IDOLM@STER FIVE STARS”, 3 from each of the more than 200 idols.
The five brands of the “[email protected]” series (THE [email protected], THE [email protected] Cinderella Girls, THE [email protected] Million Live! from the five brands of the “[email protected]” series (THE [email protected], THE [email protected] Cinderella Girls, THE [email protected] SideM, THE [email protected] SHINY COLORS).

Atsushi Nishikiori, the concept movie director, told me in an interview that he was obsessed with handwriting.
These days, many companies use CG to create dance scenes, but they hand-drew them anyway!
As you can see from the video, the careful dance descriptions are drawn as pictures anyway, and I think the result is a wonderful work that is both smooth and anime-like.

Incidentally, there were many original paintings and limited-time goods available at the sales corner.
However, many of the items were so popular that they were already sold out.
If anyone is going, please check about the goods sales beforehand!