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Advanced Media Creation Girls
Base Info
Original Name アイドルマスター
Translation Name THE iDOLM@STER
Original Work Format MediaMix
Original Work Writer Bandai Namco Entertainment
Adapted Format Anime, Game, Manga, Novel etc.

THE IDOLM@STER Series(Japanese:アイドルマスター) is Japanese multimedia project co-developed by the game series of Bandai Namco Entertainment.


THE IDOLM@STER is the girl game series of Namco, the core of the game is simulation of nurture. The first generation of THE IDOLM@STER was released on arcade and then transplanted to Xbox360. In 2006, Namco started the multimedia project 「Project IM@S」, which derivatived many multimedia works including mobile games, rhythm games and live-action projects etc.

In 2007, the first video about THE IDOLM@STER was uploaded to NicoNico Douga. By the end of 2007, there were over 1500 videos of THE IDOLM@STER on NicoNico Douga. With the increasing popularity, THE IDOLM@STER had become one of the Gosanke(御三家) of NicoNico Douga as well as Touhou Project and VOCALOID.

Nowadays THE IDOLM@STER is still the representative of virtual idols and has deeply affected some other idol-themed works like Love Live!.

Works series

THE IDOLM@STER series started from THE IDOLM@STER Arcade, all characters are the idols of 765 Production. 876 Production, Jupiter and the idol candidates are in the same worldview. However, there are some different timeline in different works, like 346 Production in THE IDOLM@STER Cinderlla Girls.

All Games

Title Releasing date Platform Remark
THE IDOLM@STER Jul 26th 2005 Arcade
THE IDOLM@STER Jan 25th 2007 Xbox360
THE IDOLM@STER Live for You! Feb 28th 2008 Xbox360
THE IDOLM@STER Dearly Stars Sept 17th 2009 NDS
THE IDOLM@STER mobile Dec 20th 2010 Traditional mobile phone Stopped serving
THE IDOLM@STER 2 Feb 24 2011 Xbox360/PS3
THE IDOLM@STER Cinderlla Girls Nov 28th 2011 Mobage
THE IDOLM@STER mobile i Mar 30th 2012 iOS Stopped serving
THE IDOLM@STER Shiny Festa Oct 25th 2012 PSP/iOS iOS version has stopped serving
THE IDOLM@STER Million Live! Feb 27th 2013 GREE Stopped serving
THE IDOLM@STER Channel Oct 2nd 2013 PS3 Free ontology with paid DLC
THE IDOLM@STER One for All May 15th 2014 PS3
THE IDOLM@STER SideM Jul 17th 2014 Mobage
THE IDOLM@STER Cinderlla Girls Starlight Stage Sept 3rd 2015 Android/iOS
THE IDOLM@STER MUST GO Red and Blue Version Dec 10th 2015 PSVita Often treated as Taiko no Tatsujin Series
THE IDOLM@STER Platium Stars Jul 28th 2016 PS4
THE IDOLM@STER Cinderlla Girls Viewing Revolution Oct 13rd 2016 PSVR
THE IDOLM@STER Million Live! Theater Days Jun 29th 2017 Android/iOS
THE IDOLM@STER SideM LIVE ON ST@GE! Aug 30th 2017 Android/iOS
THE IDOLM@STER Stella Stage Dec 21st 2017 PS4
THE IDOLM@STER Shiny Colors Apr 24th 2018 Enza/Android/iOS
THE IDOLM@STER Starlit Season 2020 PS4/Steam

TV Anime

The robot-themed anime of THE IDOLM@STER. Everything was different from the THE IDOLM@STER game, including theme, worldview and the voice actress of characters.
THE IDOLM@STER 2011 Vserion
The first anime based on the original game series.
A web anime based on the comics with the same name, as well as the first anime based on comics of THE IDOLM@STER series.
THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE Beyond the Brilliant Future!
The movie version of THE IDOLM@STER anime, with 7 Million Live characters in it.
THE IDOLM@STER Cinderlla Girls Anime
Anime with 2 seasons based on THE IDOLM@STER Cinderlla Girls.

CDs and Songs

Project IM@S has released hundreds of CDs and over 1000 songs. Most of them are published by Columbia Japan.

The songs are most from the game and anime, with some original songs and cover songs covered from J-POP and other ACG works.


Based on the Xbox360 version of THE IDOLM@STER, the main character are Miki Hoshii and Chihaya Kisaragi. The manga told a story about the triangle love among Miki,Chihaya and the Producer.
Based on THE IDOLM@STER SP. It told a story about the grandson of the boss of 765 Production took over the office due to the illness of the boss and competited with 961 Production.
THE IDOLM@STER The world is all one!!
Based on THE IDOLM@STER 2. It told a story about a producer leads Haruka Amami, Yukiho Hagiwara and Hibiki Ganaha and bring the up to be the top idol.


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