Gakuen The Idolmaster Reveals May Release Date & Opening

    School begins as the summer approaches.

    Bandai Namco announced Gakuen The Idolmaster will release on May 16 for Android and iOS in Japan. In addition, the opening for Gakuen The Idolmaster was released on the franchise’s official YouTube channel.

    A reveal for Gakuen The Idolmaster was initially teased in new trademarks and a mysterious new trailer. The trailer confirmed a full reveal for the new game in the series was set for March 5, with the game’s setting being Hatsuboshi Academy. Once the day came, Bandai Namco confirmed a spring 2024 launch for the new The Idolmaster entry. On Twitter, the company confirmed the May 16 release date.

    Gakuen The Idolmaster Game Opening Animation

    Pre-registration for Gakuen The Idolmaster is available now on Google Play, App Store, and the official website in Japan. Lastly, here’s an overview of the game, via Gematsu

    Game Overview

    A new school idol training simulation game appears with the latest all-new entry in The Idolmaster series. Shine as you produce idol cadets with various charms and troubles!


    The game is set in the idol training school Hatsuboshi Gakuen, where you are a new student in the producer department. Scout the unique idol candidates in the idol department, each hoping to achieve their dreams, and help bring out their charms through production as they grow to become full-fledged idols.

    Get Better at Singing and Dancing: A Next-Generation Idol Training Simulation

    As you begin producing idols, their singing and dancing abilities will still have a long way to go. Grow their abilities through your production and aim to pass the exams! At concert stages held after exams, their performance on stage will change as they grow. Produce and repeat with the goal of performing at sold-out arenas!

    Growth as an Idol Leads to Growth as a Person

    As you produce, one-on-one stories between you and the idols will unfold, revealing their shortcomings as an idol, the troubles they keep hidden… As a producer, get closer to the idols, deepen your bonds, and aim to become a top idol together!


    • Scenario Team: Tsukasa Fushimi, Yu Shimizu / Kazuki Amamiya
    • Character Drafts : Aki Minamino / Hechima
    • Composers: Yuta Azuma, Shu Kanematsu, Giga, Takafumi Sato, Tabuchi tomoya, NayutalieN, Hakushi Hasegawa, HoneyWorks, Sasuke Haraguchi, Minami, Moe Shop, Shou Watanabe, and more…
    • Music Label: ASOBINOTES
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