The Idolmaster: Million Live! Anime Reveals Key Visual & October 8 Premiere

    A busy fall 2023 anime season for idols.

    The official website for the upcoming The Idolmaster: Million Live! anime series reveals a brand-new key visual and an October 8 premiere date. This new anime premieres during a very busy fall 2023 season. 

    Over one year ago, Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed a TV anime series for The Idolmaster: Million Live! was in production. Updates were scarce ever since the mobile title and anime were featured in a March 2023 issue of Famitsu. However, Idolmaster fans won’t have to wait much longer for the premiere.

    The Idolmaster: Million Live! Anime Begins Next Month

    Bandai Namco’s official website for The Idolmaster: Million Live! confirms the anime series will premiere on October 8 at 10:00 a.m. JST. The anime will premiere on TV Tokyo and five affiliate channels. Moreover, BS11 will air the anime on October 9, followed by BS NTV on October 12 and ATX-X on October 13. Before the premiere, the voice cast and producer Wakako Hazama will host a special on October 1 to introduce what the anime is all about. A streaming platform for the anime was not announced. 

    A newly released key visual depicts idols Mirai Kasuga, Shizuka Mogami, and Tsubasa Ibuki. These three idols will take center stage in the new anime as they attempt to reach the pinnacle of the industry. Check out the new key visual below.

    Key visual
    Key visual

    Shinya Watada is directing the anime at Shirogumi with Yoichi Kato overseeing and writing the series scripts. Additionally, Lantis is producing the music as composer. Bandai Namco Entertainment is planning and producing the anime series. The company is also credited as the original creator of the series.

    The Idolmaster: Million Live! first launched on February 27, 2013 for Android and iOS in Japan, and the mobile game ended service on March 18, 2018. The Idolmaster: Million Live! Theater Days, the sequel to The Idolmaster: Million Live!, is available now for Android and iOS in Japan. Lastly, an anime adaptation the premieres on October 8 in Japan.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected]

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