Looks like some familiar faces are coming to iDOLM@STER: SideM, as Jupiter officially joins the anime. You may remember them as on of the original iDOLM@STER anime’s rival idol groups… even though they’re guys. Their seiyuu include:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Shouta Mitarai
- Takuma Terashima as Touma Amagase
- Daichi Kanbara as Hokuto Ijuin
Looks like their story will follow them after they left 961 Production during the events of the iDOLM@STER TV anime. Kinda makes you wonder if the Haruka x Touma ship is still going on, huh? Anyway, they also revealed a brand new PV for the trio, as well as a character visual:
The anime will also add a pair of twins who will form the duo, W (pronounced “Double”). Yuusuke Aoi (Takeru Kikuchi) and Kyousuke Aoi (Yoshitaka Yamaya) comprise this sibling duo. And like Jupiter, they also get their own PV and character visual:
The new anime will also introduce us to High×Joker, which include former band members from a school’s light music club. Their members comprise of
- Yusuke Shirai as Haruna Wakazato
- Sho Nogami as Shiki Iseya
- Takuma Nagatsuka as Jun Fuyum
- Shouya Chiba as Hayato Akiyama
- Hiroshi Watanabe as Natsuki Sakaki
Aside from these three new groups, the anime’s staff also revealed a new PV via the imasanime YouTube channel. This new PV also announces that the anime will premiere sometime in October 2017.
Much like the original iDOLM@STER TV anime and film, as well as Cinderella Girls, A-1 Pictures will be producing the animation. Takahiro Harada and Miyuki Kuroki are returning to the iDOLM@STER series as the TV anime’s directors. Some of the staff members from previous iDOLM@STER anime are also returning.