THE iDOLM@STER: Live for You! (OVA)

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THE iDOLM@STER: Live for You! (OVA)
Cover Art
Animation Data
Animation Office: Actas Inc.
Publisher: NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
Production Office: Frontier Works
Release Date: February 28, 2008
Ending Theme: THE IDOLM@STER
Cast Data
Haruka Amami (CV: Eriko Nakamura)
Chihaya Kisaragi (CV: Asami Imai)
Yukiho Hagiwara (CV: Yurina Hase)
Yayoi Takatsuki (CV: Mayako Nigo)
Ritsuko Akizuki (CV: Naomi Wakabayashi)
Azusa Miura (CV: Chiaki Takahashi)
Iori Minase (CV: Rie Kugimiya)
Makoto Kikuchi (CV: Hiromi Hirata)
Ami & Mami Futami (CV: Asami Shimoda)
Miki Hoshii (CV: Akiko Hasegawa)

THE IDOLM@STER Live For You! (L4U!) Original Anime is an OVA based on THE iDOLM@STER: Live for You!. It was originally packaged with the limited edition release of THE iDOLM@STER: Live for You! and was eventually officially posted on Namco's Nico Nico Douga channel.

Storyline

This OVA takes place the night before an iDOLM@STER Fan Concert is to be put on by 765 Production.

The idols Haruka Amami, Iori Minase, Miki Hoshi, Chihaya Kisaragi, Makoto Kikuchi, Yukiho Hagiwara, Yayoi Takatsuki, Ritsuko Akizuki and Ami and Mami Futami bid each other farewell the night before the concert, but on the way home Haruka, Miki and Chihaya get lost and end up staying overnight at a mansion in the middle of nowhere (complete with a hotspring).

They end up fleeing in the middle of the night when it appears that they have stumbled on a mafia ring’s secret money laundering plans, but it is later revealed that Miki set this up all along in cooperation with the producer to create a realistic live video of an idols trouble before the important concert for entertainment purposes.

They continue to be hopefully lost when their truck back turns out to be the wrong one, making them realize they've been wandering the entire time completely lost. When all seems lost, Iori uses her family's GPS and helicopter to locate and fly them back just in time for the concert.

Once there, the idols reunite and head in to perform the show.

Trivia

  • There are several references in this OVA to other arcade games by Namco. These cameos include:
    • Mappy is referenced twice by Mappy the Mouse: once as a stuffed animal in a dance studio and again as Chihaya's phone strap.
    • Valkyrie no Densetsu is also appears twice: first as a Valkyrie background for Haruka's phone and as a Sandra phone strap also connected to the phone.
    • Dig Dug's Pooka makes a cameo as Azusa's phone strap.
  • Interestingly, just before the idols go onstage for the opening of the concert, Yayoi still has on Berochoro despite being in her Cosmic and Funny costume.

Concept Art