THE iDOLM@STER SideM sent off June with a bang as they release previews for their two upcoming CDs. The two CDs, titled “ST@RTING LINE – 03 Beit” and “ST@RTING LINE – 04 High×Joker”, were previously announced in May, together with the cast for the two idol units featured in the CDs: Beit and High×Joker respectively.




The track list for both CDs follow a similar format to previous iDOLM@STER SideM releases, including two unit songs, a two-part drama track, and the unit’s version of the song “DRIVE A LIVE”. The full track lists are as follows:



  1. Smile Engage
  2. Drama part 1 〜Beit〜
  3. Memories are ETERNITY
  4. Drama part 2 〜Beit & High×Joker〜
  5. DRIVE A LIVE(Beit ver.)


ST@RTING LINE – 04 High×Joker

  2. Drama part 1 〜High×Joker〜
  3. JOKER➚Almighty
  4. Drama part 2 〜High×Joker & Beit〜
  5. DRIVE A LIVE(High×Joker ver.)


While the previews for Beit’s Smile Engage, High×Joker’s HIGH JUMP NO LIMIT and both their versions of DRIVE A LIVE have been released, the previews for Memories are ETERNITY and JOKER➚Almighty will be up at a later date.

Beit, formed by three part-time workers turned idols, comprises of Kyoji Takajo (CV: Yuuichirou Umehara), Pierre (CV: Shun Horie) and Watanabe Minoru (CV: Tomohito Takatsuka). Meanwhile, High×Joker is made up of five fresh high-schoolers: Shiki Iseya (CV: Shou Nogami), Hayato Akiyama (CV: Shouya Chiba), Haruna Wakazato (CV: Yuusuke Shirai), Jun Fuyumi (CV: Takuma Nagatsuka) and Natsuki Sakaki (CV: Hiroshi Watanabe).

Both albums will go on sale on 22 July 2015. The first-press version will include balloting tickets for the first live concert, “THE IDOLM@STER SideM 1st STAGE ~ST@RTING~”, which will be held on 6 December 2015 at MAIHAMA Amphitheatre. In addition to the cast of Beit and High×Joker, the live will also see the idols from Jupiter and DRAMATIC STARS participating as well. Jupiter consists of Touma Amagase (CV: Takuma Terashima), Shouta Mitarai (CV: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka), and Hokuto Ijuuin (CV: Daichi Kanbara), while DRAMATIC STARS consists of Teru Tendo (CV: Shuugo Nakamura), Kaoru Sakuraba (CV: Yuuma Uchida), and Tsubasa Kashiwagi (CV: Taku Yashiro). The ticket price is 6800 yen (tax included).



Additionally, it will also include a limited in-game card and application tickets for the Beit and High×Joker CD release celebration event, happening 16 August 2015. The event will feature not only the members of the two units but Shuugo Nakamura, who plays Teru Tendo, as the emcee too. As for the limited in-game card, it will be given out via a serial code. The card’s rank is SR+, and players can choose one idol from the unit of the respective CD they have purchased.

With so many new developments coming up in THE iDOLM@STER SideM, we can’t help but be excited at what’s coming our way next. It looks like more units are set to be cast in future, so keep your eyes peeled out for more announcements!



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