The New iDOLM@STER Movie Tugs at Your Heartstrings Until They're Raw

The latest chapter in The iDOLM@STER franchise, THE iDOLM@STER MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukouhe (Beyond the Radiance), came out this past weekend, and while it doesn't stray too far from the established story, it does open up some interesting possibilities. Just be prepared for some lengthy depressing moments. » 2/06/14 7:00am 2/06/14 7:00am

Nothing Says Xbox 360 In Japan Like A Grown Man In A Dress

Like its previous title, Namco Bandai's idol simulator THE iDOLM@STER 2 is coming to the Xbox 360. Time to celebrate! In drag. » 7/13/10 4:00am 7/13/10 4:00am

Google Map Aids In Voice Actress Stalking

Oh hi! This is 28 year-old voice actress Eriko Nakamura. She voices Haruka Amami, one of the main idols in Namco's idol simulator THE iDOLM@STER franchise. » 4/27/10 6:00am 4/27/10 6:00am

Bicycles For Japanese Geeks

For cars, Japan has itasha, which literally means "painmobile". These automobiles are covered in anime, manga and video game imagery. Not everyone in Japan has a car. Many people have bicycles. This post is for them. » 3/24/10 9:00am 3/24/10 9:00am


Namco's pop simulator franchise THE iDOLM@STER has spawned arcade games, home console games, manga, anime, portable console games and at least one not-safe-for-work birthday cake. » 2/15/10 3:00am 2/15/10 3:00am

The Girls From iDOLM@STER Wish You Happy Holidays!

Namco Bandai's pop idol simulator THE iDOLM@STER wishes you a Merry Christmas, complete with nun cosplay. Because... well, because. Yeah. Lovely lady labo! » 12/25/09 4:00pm 12/25/09 4:00pm

iDOLM@STER Statue Brings The Fishnet Stockings

Azusa Miura from Namco's pop idol simulator THE iDOLM@STER is getting yet another statue. She's wearing yellow garb and fishnets. Out March 2010, yours for ¥8,190 (US$95). Nerd heroin like this ain't cheap! » 11/25/09 3:00am 11/25/09 3:00am

BlazBlue Voice Actress Gets Naughty Mouse Pad

Chiaki Takahashi has lent her vocal talents to fighting game BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, voicing Litchi Faye Ling, and pop idol simulator THE iDOLM@STER voicing Azusa Miura. She has other talents to lend. » 10/26/09 5:00am 10/26/09 5:00am

BlazBlue, iDOLM@STER Voice Actress Moonlights As Pin-Up Model

In Japan, voice actresses aren't just voice actresses. They're voice actress idols. Take Chiaki Takahashi — she's in a candy-coated pop band and poses for pin-up pics. » 8/26/09 3:00am 8/26/09 3:00am

Are You Brave Enough For iDOLM@STER PSP Goods? Are You?

For those who play Namco Bandai's pop idol sim THE iDOLM@STER SP with pride (and in public), Japanese peripheral maker Hori has products for you! » 1/23/09 7:00am 1/23/09 7:00am

THE iDOLM@STER... Credit Card?

For those of you who might've wondered just how popular Namco Bandai's idol simulation title THE iDOLM@STER » 10/14/08 8:00am 10/14/08 8:00am, there's this: Visa card. Originally an arcade game, follows a music producer who oversees up-and-coming popstars. The franchise has since spread to the Xbox 360 and the PSP. There are an anime series and…

iDOLM@STER Gets Long Overdue Adult Version

We're not surprised that there's a dirty movie version of Namco Bandai's pop idol sim THE iDOLM@STER » 9/30/08 7:00am 9/30/08 7:00am, we're just surprised it's taken so damn long. Originally based on an arcade game, the Xbox 360 exclusive title lets players manage candy coated pop princess. It's been a hit with otaku. This naughty "parody" film…