The Idolmaster Is Now A Live-Action Korean TV Show

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Namco Bandai is turning its idol simulator franchise The Idolmaster into a South Korean TV drama.

Makes sense! The country is famous for idols.

Here’s a behind the scenes look, with the show’s stars speaking Japanese and Korean.

As ANN points out, The Idolmaster.KR Dream will begin airing weekly in South Korea on April 28 and will run for 24 episodes.

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Below is the show’s take on The Idolmaster’s theme song:


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