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IDOLiSH7 (アイドリッシュセブン () Aidorisshu Sebun), abbreviated as i7 (アイナナ () Ainana), is a Japanese mobile app released by Bandai Namco. The game was launched on August 20, 2015.[1] Arina Tanemura drew the character designs for the game.[2] Idolish 7 is a multimedia project, which includes music, multiple manga series, a novel,[3] and an anime series.[4]

The story follows the player's character, Tsumugi Takanashi, the manager of IDOLiSH 7 as she attempts to train seven singers to become top idols.[3]

CharactersEdit

Main article: List of Idolish 7 characters
Idolish-7
Character Voice Age Height Birthday Notes
Iori Izumi Toshiki Masuda 17 174cm January 25 Mitsuki's sharp-tongued brother
Yamato Nikaido Yusuke Shirai 22 177cm February 14 Idolish 7's "big brother"
Mitsuki Izumi Tsubasa Yonaga 21 165cm March 3 Iori's cheerful older brother
Tamaki Yotsuba* Kenn 17 183cm April 1 The moody prodigy of Idolish 7
Sogo Osaka* Atsushi Abe 20 175cm May 28 Hard-working member of Idolish 7
Nagi Rokuya Takuya Eguchi 19 180cm June 20 A flirty half-European
Riku Nanase Kensho Ono 18 173cm July 9 Idolish 7's dependable member
Trigger
Character Voice Age Height Birthday Notes
Gaku Yaotome Wataru Hatano 22 183cm August 16
Tenn Kujo Soma Saito 18 173cm July 9
Ryunosuke Tsunashi Takuya Sato 23 190cm October 12
Revale
Character Voice Age Height Birthday Notes
Momo Soichiro Hoshi 25 173cm November 11
Yuki Shinnosuke Tachibana 26 178cm December 24
Zool
Haruka Isumi Yuya Hirose 17 170cm December 6
Toma Inumaru Subaru Kimura 20 176cm November 29
Torao Mido Takashi Kondo 21 185cm March 15
Minami Natsume Kotaro Nishiyama 19 174cm June 8
Takanashi Production Office
Character Voice Age Height Birthday Notes
Tsumugi Takanashi 18 Idolish 7's manager
Banri Ogami Kazuyuki Okitsu 27 180cm September 8 works at Takanashi Agency
Otoharu Takanashi Susumu Chiba 48 177cm Tsumugi's father; agency president
Kinako  ??  ?? The agency's pet rabbit
Others
Character Voice Age Height Birthday Notes
Sosuke Yaotome Katsuyuki Konishi 48 185cm President of Yaotome Agency
Kaoru Anesagi Yoshihisa Kawahara  ?? 178cm Trigger's manager
Rinto Okazaki Makoto Furukawa 27 173cm Re:vale's manager
Ryo Tsukumo Hiroki Takahashi 30 178cm

Notes:

  • * - Tamaki and Sogo are also a part of the idol duo, MEZZO.
  • † - Tsumugi is the player's character.

MediaEdit

NovelEdit

A novel by Bunta Tsushimi titled Idolish 7: Prayer to the Shooting Star (アイドリッシュセブン 流星に祈る () IDOLiSH 7 Ryūsei ni Inoru)[5] began serialization on Hakusensha's Novels website in July 2015.[6] The book version was published on December 4, 2015[7] with cover art by Arina Tanemura.[8] A second novel, Idolish 7: Ainana Academy (アイドリッシュセブン アイナナ学園 () IDOLiSH 7 Ainana Gakuen), was published in January 4, 2018.[9] It was written by Teiko Sasaki and illustrated by Tanemura.[10]

MangaEdit

Nokoshi Yamada was commissioned to create an Idolish 7 manga based on Arina Tanemura's designs and Bandai Namco's drafts. The manga began serialization on July 24, 2015 on Hakusensha's Hana LaLa Online.[6] As of January 4, 2018, the series has been collected into five volumes.[15]

In February 2016, Tanemura illustrated a spin-off manga, Idolish 7: TRIGGER -before The Radiant Glory- in LaLa DX. It is based on Bunta Tsushimi's novel.[16] The series concluded in June,[17] and was collected into one volume published on August 19, 2016.[18] In October 2016, a second spin-off manga titled Idolish 7: MEZZO - Murasaki Ao no Hekireki by Tanemura debuted in LaLa DX.[5]

MusicEdit

Goodnight-Awesome

"GOOD NIGHT AWESOME"

Tanemura returned the project in February 2016 by designing the the cover of Idolish 7's single "GOOD NIGHT AWESOME". The Japanese drama, Nemesis also used the track of the album as its theme.[19][20]

Idolish 7's "MONSTER GENERATiON" and "NATSU☆Shiyoze!" (NATSU☆しようぜ! () ), Mezzo's "Koi no Kakera" (恋のかけら () ), Trigger's "SECRET NIGHT", and Re:vale's "SILVER SKY" have all been released as singles.[21] Idolish 7's first album i7 was released on August 24, 2016.[22] Trigger's album Regality was published in September 2017. The album topped Oricon's weekly album chart.[23]

AnimeEdit

On August 20, 2016, the first anniversary of Idolish 7, an anime adaptation was announced during a broadcast of NicoNico Live.[24] All the voice actors reprised their roles from the game.[4] The seventeen-episode anime premiered in January 2018.[25] A spin-off, titled Idolish 7: Vibrato, debuted on YouTube on February 17, 2018.[26] A second season to the anime was announced in July 2018.[27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/157395 (Japanese)
  2. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/149947 (Japanese)
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-06-10/full-moon-arina-tanemura-designs-idolish-7-game-manga/.89093
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-06-18/idolish-7-anime-project-includes-both-tv-anime-and-spinoff-series/.117654
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2016-08-08/idolish-7-project-gets-2nd-manga-by-arina-tanemura/.105156
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-11-07/studios-bones-naz-animate-music-videos-for-idolish-7-multimedia-project/.95115
  7. https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4592217470/ (Japanese)
  8. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/163814 (Japanese)
  9. https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4592218485/ (Japanese)
  10. https://natalie.mu/comic/news/263830 (Japanese)
  11. https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4592212010/ (Japanese)
  12. https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4592212029/ (Japanese)
  13. https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4592212037/ (Japanese)
  14. https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4592212045/ (Japanese)
  15. 15.0 15.1 https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4592212053/ (Japanese)
  16. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/175703 (Japanese)
  17. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/190384 (Japanese)
  18. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/198604 (Japanese)
  19. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2016-02-03/arina-tanemura-draws-idolish-7-project-good-night-awesome-album-jacket/.98286
  20. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2016-02-16/idolish-7-characters-get-first-figures-by-tamashii-nations/.98765
  21. Idolish 7's discography on Japanese Wikipedia
  22. http://natalie.mu/music/news/196399 (Japanese)
  23. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-09-26/idolish-7-trigger-album-is-1st-by-male-characters-to-top-weekly-chart/.121861
  24. http://www.animatetimes.com/news/details.php?id=1471621311 (Japanese)
  25. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-11-03/crunchyroll-streams-1st-2-episodes-of-idolish7-anime-adds-more-catalog-titles/.123547
  26. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-02-07/idolish7-vibrato-net-spinoff-anime-series-premieres-february-17/.127470
  27. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-07-08/idolish7-anime-2nd-season-announcement-video-streamed/.133991

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