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{{nihongo title|The Idolmaster|アイドルマスター|Aidorumasutā|officially romanized as '''''THE iDOLM@STER'''''}} is an arcade game and console music rhythm game released only in Japan by Namco (now Namco Bandai) on July 26,2005. It was released on the Xbox 360 on January 25, 2007. The game follows the career of a producer who works for the fictional ''765 Production'' studio and has to work with a selection of ten prospective pop Japanese idols. 
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===Idols=== 
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<span id="Haruka Amami"></span> 
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:''Age: 16'' 
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:Haruka is the all-around good girl and main heroine in ''The Idolm@ster''. She's enjoyed singing and making sweets since she was<br /> a child, despite the fact that she seems to be quite inept as a cook in general. She's easily excited and a bit clumsy, admitting<br /> herself that she usually falls down somehow at least once a day. However, Haruka remains positive and keeps a strong resolve,<br /> always working the hardest to make the Producer happy. Also, although her character image color is red, personally, Haruka actually<br /> tends to be more partial toward the color pink (which is Iori's image color). Japanese fans have given Haruka a darker personality<br /> known as "Black Haruka". Under this persona she is much more abrasive and even wields a katana on occasion.<br /> 
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<span id="Chihaya Kisaragi"></span> 
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;{{Nihongo|Chihaya Kisaragi|如月千早|Kisaragi Chihaya}} 
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:Cool and serious, Chihaya has the greatest enthusiasm towards music (and according to the game, the greatest natural talent<br /> for<br /> it as well) out of all of the girls, earnestly believing that if she were no longer able to sing, she would rather die.<br /> She doesn't very much care for the title "idol" in fact, and prefers to refer to herself as a "vocalist" instead, somewhat shunning<br /> the non-singing parts of being an idol. During her time off, Chihaya enjoys listening to classical music, along with generally<br /> spending time by herself, giving an aura of maturity about her. Though in actuality, she's really just awkward when it comes to<br /> communicating with other people. Despite her age, she has the smallest bust out of all of the characters, which makes her the<br /> subject of many jokes in fan material. 
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|''Platform:'' || Xbox 360
   
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<span id="Yukiho Hagiwara"></span> 
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|''Publisher:'' || NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
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;{{Nihongo|Yukiho Hagiwara|萩原雪歩|Hagiwara Yukiho}} 
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|''Selling Agency:'' || NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
:''Age: 16''  
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:A terrible crybaby, Yukiho aspires to become an idol in order to one day shed her cowardly disposition. She's afraid of dogs (even [[chihuahuas]] seem threatening to her) and doesn't do well with boys either. Having grown up in a strict, traditional Japanese household, Yukiho's drink of choice is tea; predominantly green tea. Also, among her hobbies is writing poetry, but she's usually too shy to even share her poems with anyone. Whenever she's depressed, she has a habit of running off exclaiming she'll "go dig a hole and bury herself in it", however whether this is just a saying or if she actually digs holes remains a bit of a mystery.   
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|''Release Date:'' || January 25, 2007 (Limited Edition)
   
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<span id="Yayoi Takatsuki"></span> 
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;{{Nihongo|Yayoi Takatsuki|高槻やよい|Takatsuki Yayoi}} 
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''Age: 13''  
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:Yayoi is a bright and cheerful girl who cares for her family very much. Due to her father's unstable occupational status, her family is actually quite poor, as indicated by Yayoi's plain clothing, which she's actually had for a very long time. To earn extra money, Yayoi often does cleaning and other odd jobs around the 765 Production building, and continues to do so even after she debuts as an idol. She's endlessly energetic, however, and never lets the weight of the world discourage her. Yayoi is the oldest of 5 siblings and always has to be the one to look after them, but also wishes that she had an "older brother" type around to look after her.   
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|''CERO Rating:'' || C (target over the age of 15)
   
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<span id="Ritsuko Akizuki"></span> 
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;{{Nihongo|Ritsuko Akizuki|秋月律子|Akizuki Ritsuko}} 
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:The cool, smart-girl type, Ritsuko believes in theory more than her own inner strength. Originally an intern working at 765 Production after graduating from high school, due to a lack of girls scouted by 765 Production Ritsuko became an idol herself. Though despite being an idol, she still has one hand in the business side of her own celebrity, and is quick to chide the Producer if she thinks he isn't doing his job right. Also, Ritsuko's appearance remains conservative and business-like, as she always wears glasses and keeps her hair in two modest pigtails. No matter the costume or event in the game, she never takes her glasses off, or lets her hair down, with the exception of the pajama costume in Live For You!.   
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<span id="Azusa Miura"></span> 
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;{{Nihongo|Azusa Miura|三浦あずさ|Miura Azusa}} 
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:The oldest amongst all idols in the game, Azusa's personality reflects that of a kind-hearted but ditzy "big sister" type. She has a very easy going and carefree personality, though also an incredibly terrible sense of direction, and while walking her dog will occasionally end up in strange, distant places with nary a clue of how she got there, or how to get back. Azusa also enjoys giving and reading fortunes, and has a firm belief that she'll one day fall in love with her "destined someone". One of her motivations for becoming an idol, in fact, is for her someone to one day perhaps find her first.
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<span id="Iori Minase"></span> 
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{{nihongo title|The Idolmaster|アイドルマスター|Aidorumasutā|officially romanized as '''''THE iDOLM@STER'''''}} is a console music rhythm game released in Japan by Namco Bandai Games (under the Namco brand) on the Xbox 360 on January 25, 2007. Like the [[THE iDOLM@STER (Arcade)|arcade version]], the game follows the career of a producer who works for the fictional ''765 Production'' studio and has to work with a selection of ten prospective pop Japanese idols. A spinoff game titled ''[[THE iDOLM@STER: Live for You!]]'' was released on February 28, 2008, and a sequel set of games, ''[[THE iDOLM@STER SP]]'', were released on February 19, 2009.
<span id="Kikuchi Makoto"></span> 
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==Gameplay==
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Like the original arcade game, ''THE iDOLM@STER'' tasks the player into the role of a producer who raises an idol from obscurity to stardom. Unlike the arcade game, which uses a Producer Card and an Idol Card to keep track of a producer's data, an Xbox Gamer Tag is used to keep track of idol data, while a memory unit or the Xbox's hard drive is used to save game data, such as replays, pictures, costume and accessories. Instead of receiving real life text messages from the idols on their cellphones, the player will receive them in-game after completing certain events.
;{{Nihongo|Makoto Kikuchi|菊地真|Kikuchi Makoto}} 
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:''Age: 16''  
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[[Lesson]]s used for keeping idol's stats up have been completely reworked for the Xbox 360's remote controls. [[Communication]]s, however, remain entirely untouched. During [[Audition]]s, players can compete their idol troupes against each other if they are connected to Xbox Live. They may also check leaderboards to see how they compare to different producers.
:Makoto is popularized as the "pretty-boy idol" within 765 Production, and has accumulated more female than male fans because of this. Granted, she was already rather popular among her fellow students at the all-girls school she attends -- her current work as an idol not making the situation any easier for her. While not ungrateful of her popularity, underneath her gruff, boyish exterior Makoto is actually an honest, sensitive girl, and wishes to make herself more feminine. Therefore, unbeknownst to her father she decided to become an idol in order to find a way to a new, more feminine presence for herself and to show others that she can have a girly side as well.  
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===Differences from the Arcade Version===
 
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*There is additional content, such as six new songs and a tenth idol, Miki Hoshii. [[THE iDOLM@STER (Xbox 360) DLC|Downloadable content]] is also available in the form of additional costumes and [[Idol Drama]]s.
<span id="Ami and Mami Futami"></span> 
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*Due to the lack of a touch screen interface, the [[Lesson]] mini-games were changed to accustom console controls.
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*There is no longer a time limit within which you must raise your Idol Rank to prevent the retirement concert. A set time limit of 52 in-game weeks is presented in its place before your idol's contract expires.
;{{Nihongo|Ami and Mami Futami|双海亜美・真美|Futami Ami and Mami}} 
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*There is also no longer a time limit when choosing songs or outfits.
:''Age: 12''  
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*The character models were remade from scratch for the Xbox 360 version, raising the polygon count and texture resolution to allow more detailed models than those of the arcade version.
:A playful pair of twin sisters who make a two-girl singing sensation. Ami and Mami both enjoy doing impressions and teasing their friends, though Mami seems to somewhat be a little more mature than Ami (even though she is technically the younger one). The only way to tell the two girls apart is through their hairstyles -- Ami tying her hair to the right, Mami to the left -- otherwise, they are completely identical. They use this fact by switching their hairstyles and both performing as idols (underneath Ami's name). The only people privy to the fact that Ami is actually a pair of twins are the insiders of 765 Production.  
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;{{Nihongo|Miki Hoshii|星井美希|Hoshii Miki}}  
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:''Age: 14''  
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:Miki has rarely had to work hard for anything. It is because of this that she always approaches tasks with a very laid back attitude. She manages good grades with minimal effort, and was born with good-looks that belie her age. She even receives around 20 confessions of love per day from boys. She's grown up in a very laissez-faire family, who had no problems with her becoming an idol. While she doesn't really have cruel intentions, she believes like everything else, she can make her way to becoming top idol easily. As she appears only in the Xbox 360 version of the game, Miki is in some ways the second main character (behind Haruka) and her character is developed considerably over the game's year-long timespan. Later in the game, she cuts her hair short and no longer dyes it blonde. Originally, Miki wasn't supposed to be in the game (as seen in the promo). This could be why she does not appear in anime spin-off ''Idolmaster: Xenoglossia''.  
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===765 Production Staff===  
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'''Producer'''  
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:The protagonist of ''The Idolm@ster'' and character through whom the game is played. He is a young, rookie producer who has been put in charge of a new set of pop idols. In the game, his name is never given, and is decided by the player. His personality is also dependent on the player's choices, and can range from sweet and protective, to very perverted. However, in the Drama CDs, he's most usually portrayed as somewhere in between.
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<span id="Junichirou Takagi"></span> 
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;{{Nihongo|Junichirou Takagi|高木順一朗|Takagi Junichirou}}  
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:The president of 765 Production. He takes the Producer under his wing and monitors his performance in charge of the girls. He is never seen as anything but a silhouette, and rarely encountered outside of the 765 building, except at the final performance in the Idolm@ster game.  
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<span id="Kotori Otonashi"></span> 
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;{{Nihongo|Kotori Otonashi|音無小鳥|Otonashi Kotori}}  
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:An office clerk at 765 Production, while Kotori only appears at the end of the actual Idolm@ster game, she is a recurring character within the Drama CDs. Originally featured on the Idolm@ster arcade game webpage in the F.A.Q. section, she has accumulated enough fans to appear in other aspects of the Project IM@S franchise. Among the few things disclosed about her personality and character, we know that Kotori is a little older than Azusa (making her somewhere in her twenties), and despite not being an idol herself, loves to sing. Her last name literally means "soundless".  
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| colspan="3" | I love making sweets and going to karaoke☆ But really, instead of karaoke I would like to stand on stage and sing. I'll promise to do my best when practicing, so we can aim for top idol!!
==Xbox 360 release==  
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''The Idolm@ster'' has been credited with making Japan's ratio of Xbox Live sign-ups to the number consoles sold the highest in the world.<br /><ref name="kotaku">[http://kotaku.com/gaming/top/rumor-japans-xbl-signup-rate-highest-in-the-world-241420.php Rumor:<br /> Japan's XBL Sign-Up Rate? Highest In The World<!-- Bot generated title -->]</ref> Over four times as many Microsoft points were<br /> sold on the date of ''The Idolm@ster'' 360 release as on the date before it.<ref name="kotaku" /><br />  
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The Xbox 360 release includes additional songs not included in the Arcade version, as well as a 10th idol to work with. 
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! colspan="3" | [[Chihaya Kisaragi]]
==Playstation Portable (PSP) Release== 
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On Wednesday, July 23, 2008, a PSP version of The Idolm@ster was announced by gaming magazine Famitsu. It is a direct port of the<br /> Arcade game, but will have three different versions, each featuring 3 different idols to work with. All three versions are<br /> scheduled to be released February 19, 2009. There has also been shown in a teaser that there will be a fourth group that consist<br /> of<br /> Miki and 2 new characters to the series.<ref>{{citeweb|title={{jp icon}} Idolm@ster SP webpage |url=http://namco<br />-ch.net/idolmaster_sp/product/index.php|accessdate=2008-11-11}}</ref> This will also be the first PSP game to feature PS Home<br /> Rewards support.<br /> 
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==Sequel== 
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A sequel titled '''''[[THE iDOLM@STER: Live for You!]]''''' was released on February 28, 2008.<ref>{{citeweb| title=The Singing<br /> Idolmaster Girls Return |last=Ashcraft |first=Brian |url=http://kotaku.com/gaming/clip/the-singing-idolmaster-girls<br />-return-327297.php |publisher=Kotaku |date=[[November 28]], [[2007]] |accessdate=2008-02-24}}</ref> <br /> 
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It also has an accompanying OVA featuring the voice actresses from the game. It should be noted that it is different from the<br /> anime ''Idolmaster: Xenoglossia'' (see below) as this one follows the game closely and has Miki Hoshii finally animated for the<br /> first time. The OVA involves Haruka, Chihaya, and Miki trying to reach Tokyo in time to catch up with the rest of girls in their<br /> latest concert after the trio get lost in the middle of nowhere.<br /> 
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==External links==  
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* [http://www.idolmaster.jp/ THE IDOLM@STER WEB]   * [http://www.sunrise-inc.co.jp/idolmaster/ Sunrise's official website<br /> for ''THE iDOLM@STER XENOGLOSSIA'']<br /> 
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* [http://anime.nifty.com/idolmaster/ @nifty's website for ''THE iDOLM@STER XENOGLOSSIA'']<br /> 
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* [http://blog.wired.com/games/2007/01/the_idolmster_m.html "WIRED" Blog Post About IDOLM@STER Arcade Gameplay]<br /> 
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* [http://idolmaster.tdiary.net/ A website featuring many fan-made music videos of The iDOLM@STER] <br /> 
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* [http://www.project-imas.com/ English forum about IDOLM@STER]<br /> 
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* [http://d.hatena.ne.jp/Sugio/ A Japanese-English website with translated communication events]<br />  
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| colspan="3" | I'd like your cooperation in making me a professional vocalist, that's the reason why I'd like to aim for top idol.<br><br><br>
[[Category: THE iDOLM@STER (Xbox 360)]]
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| colspan="3" | U-Um... I... I want to change myself! P-please take care of my production.<br><br><br>
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| colspan="3" | ALWAYS 200% ENERGETIC!! The root of all energy is of course to eat a healthy breakfast! You'll be even more healthier eating more every passing day! I'll aim towards the top as the most energetic and powerful idol!<br><br><br>
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| colspan="3" | To all staff and members reading this resumé: To be a successful idol, what do you think it takes? Looks? Your skill in singing? Yes, those traits are indeed very important to be an idol, but I believe Knowledge is important as well. Yes, '''Knowledge'''. Working together, I'd like to see what kind of Knowledge you have.
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| colspan="3" | I may be a little too old for idol than the other girls in the production, but I've lived my life slowly with my pace, so I'd like to work hard in the same way. Producer-san, will you lend me your strength?<br><br><br>
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| colspan="3" | Treat Iori as cute and 'Princess-like' and you won't have any problems with me. This is a once in a lifetime chance to produce such a cute idol as me, don't let it slip away!<br><br><br>
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| colspan="3" | For some reason a lot of girls admire me. It's probably because of I'm good at sports and for my looks, but deep down I'm a girl, too! I want to become an idol and have guys understand my ability.<br><br>
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| '''Character''' || 27
 +
|}
 +
| [[File:Portrait ami.jpg|125px]] || | [[File:Positive-logo.jpg|125px|link=Positive!]]
 +
|-
 +
! colspan="3" | Character Biography
 +
|-
 +
| colspan="3" | We like to do fun things like sending text messages and play games, oh, and also imitate other people! If we become a super-cool-awesome idol, then everyday will be relaxing right? That's why we're going for top idol! If you choose us, we promise to be good. Right, Mami?
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" |
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="2" align="center" width="350px"
 +
! colspan="3" | [[Miki Hoshii]]
 +
|-
 +
! Image Stats
 +
! Profile Image
 +
! Image Song
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
{| class="wikitable" header="header" border="3"
 +
|-Align="center"
 +
| '''Dance''' || ??
 +
|-Align="center"
 +
| '''Visual''' || ??
 +
|-Align="center"
 +
| '''Vocal''' || ??
 +
|-Align="center"
 +
| '''Character''' || ??
 +
|}
 +
| [[File:Portrait miki.jpg|125px]] || | [[File:Relations-logo.jpg|125px|link=relations]]
 +
|-
 +
! colspan="3" | Character Biography
 +
|-
 +
| colspan="3" | Miki's athletic ability is on the good side, and people often compliment Miki, saying that Miki has a 'good style'. Miki's the type that can get anything done without even trying, and besides, Miki never puts any effort into anything. So let's just relax and aim for top idol... Afu...
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
| valign="top" colspan="2" |
 +
{| class="wikitable" style="margin: auto;"
 +
|-
 +
! colspan="3" | 765 Production Staff
 +
|-
 +
|[[File:Kotori Xbox360 Website.gif|100px|link=Kotori Otonashi]]||[[File:Portrait takagi.png|175px|link=Junichirou Takagi]]||[[File:Producer Xbox360 Website.jpg|150px|link=Producer]]
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | '''Kotori Otonashi''' || align="center" | '''Junichirou Takagi''' || align="center" | '''Producer'''
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==Songs==
 +
{| class="wikitable" style="margin: auto;"
 +
|-
 +
! colspan="6" | Returning Songs
 +
|-
 +
| align=center | [[File:TheIdolmastersong-logo.jpg|125px|link=THE IDOLM@STER (song)]] [[File:TaiyounoJealousy-logo.jpg|link=Taiyou no Jealousy|125px]] [[File:OhayouAsagohan-logo.jpg|125px|link=Ohayou!! Asagohan]] [[File:902pm-logo.jpg|125px|link=9:02pm]] [[File:Herewego-logo.jpg|125px|link=Here we go!!]] [[File:Aoitori-logo.jpg|125px|link=Aoi Tori]]
 +
|-
 +
| align=center | [[File:Mahouokakete-logo.jpg|125px|link=Mahou o Kakete!]] [[File:Agentyoruoyuku-logo.jpg|125px|link=Agent Yoru o Yuku]] [[File:FirstStage-logo.jpg|125px|link=First Stage]] [[File:Positive-logo.jpg|125px|link=Positive!]]
 +
|-
 +
! colspan="6" | New Songs
 +
|-
 +
| align=center | [[File:Gomayway-logo.jpg|125px|link=GO MY WAY!!]] [[File:Omoideoarigatou-logo.jpg|125px|link=Omoide o Arigatou]] [[File:Relations-logo.jpg|125px|link=relations]] [[File:Massugu.jpg|125px|link=Massugu]] [[File:Mybestfriend-logo.jpg|125px|link=My Best Friend]] [[File:Watashiwaidol-logo.jpg|125px|link=Watashi wa Idol]]
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==Development==
 +
Following the success of the arcade game, Namco went on to develop its Xbox 360 port starting in early 2006, though a port of the game had been discussed as early as May 2005.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/20070130/imas.htm|title=Xbox 360「アイドルマスター」|trans-title=Xbox 360 The Idolmaster|publisher=Impress Watch Corporation|work=Game Watch|date=January 30, 2007|accessdate=July 21, 2013|language=Japanese}}</ref> Namco Bandai Games producer [[Youzou Sakagami]] was initially unsure if ''THE iDOLM@STER'' would be suited for a video game console due to hardware and network limitations, but he felt that the Xbox 360 and its Xbox Live network could handle the game's specifications. This would also allow the developers to improve the game's quality and attract attention from those who never played the arcade game. Many people who were interested in the arcade game but never played it would tell Sakagami that this was either because their local arcade did not have ''THE iDOLM@STER'', or because they were embarrassed to play it in public. According to Sakagami, to the development team of the port, there was a large significance in correcting these issues. Their other focus was on allowing players to comfortably play the game and enjoy its various scenarios without the rushed gameplay found in the arcade version. When developing the Xbox 360 port of ''THE iDOLM@STER'', the characters had to be entirely redone, including the motion capture, which used the same actors as before. Further details were able to be added to the character designs because of the Xbox 360's improved, high-definition hardware.
 +
 
 +
== Weekly ''THE iDOLM@STER'' Magazine ==
 +
Published by SoftBank Creative, this magazine style publication was a four-volume series of character fan books promoting the Xbox 360 version of ''THE iDOLM@STER''. They were released from January 26, 2007 to February 16, 2007 and promoted different idols per volume. Volume 1 focused on Haruka Amami, Ritsuko Akizuki, and Yukiho Hagiwara, Volume 2 showed Chihaya Kisaragi, Ami and Mami Futami, and Azusa Miura, Volume 3 previewed Makoto Kikuchi, Iori Minase, and Yayoi Takatsuki, and Volume 4 gave details about the recently debuted idol Miki Hoshii and featured many staff interviews.
 +
 
 +
{| class="collapsible collapsed wikitable" width="500px"
 +
|-
 +
! colspan="7" | Weekly ''THE iDOLM@STER'' Magazine Volume 1
 +
|-
 +
| colspan=2 |[[File:WTiMVol.1 02-03.jpg|300px]]|| colspan=2 |[[File:WTiMVol.1 04-05.jpg|300px]]|| colspan=2 |[[File:WTiMVol.1 06-07.jpg|300px]]
 +
|-
 +
|[[File:WTiMVol.1 08.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.1_09.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.1_10.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.1_11.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.1_12.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.1_13.jpg|150px]]
 +
|-
 +
|[[File:WTiMVol.1_01.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.1_14.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.1_15.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.1_16.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.1 17.jpg|150px]]
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
{| class="collapsible collapsed wikitable" width="500px"
 +
|-
 +
! colspan="7" | Weekly ''THE iDOLM@STER'' Magazine Volume 2
 +
|-
 +
| colspan=2 |[[File:WTiMVol.2 02-03.jpg|300px]]|| colspan=2 |[[File:WTiMVol.2 04-05.jpg|300px]]|| colspan=2 |[[File:WTiMVol.2 06-07.jpg|300px]]
 +
|-
 +
|[[File:WTiMVol.2 08.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.2_09.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.2_10.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.2_11.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.2_12.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.2_13.jpg|150px]]
 +
|-
 +
|[[File:WTiMVol.2_01.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.2_14.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.2_15.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.2_16.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.2 17.jpg|150px]]
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
{| class="collapsible collapsed wikitable" width="500px"
 +
|-
 +
! colspan="7" | Weekly ''THE iDOLM@STER'' Magazine Volume 3
 +
|-
 +
| colspan=2 |[[File:WTiMVol.3 02-03.jpg|300px]]|| colspan=2 |[[File:WTiMVol.3 04-05.jpg|300px]]|| colspan=2 |[[File:WTiMVol.3 06-07.jpg|300px]]
 +
|-
 +
|[[File:WTiMVol.3 08.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.3_09.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.3_10.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.3_11.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.3_12.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.2_13.jpg|150px]]
 +
|-
 +
|[[File:WTiMVol.3_01.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.3_14.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.3_15.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.3_16.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.3 17.jpg|150px]]
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
{| class="collapsible collapsed wikitable" width="500px"
 +
|-
 +
! colspan="7" | Weekly ''THE iDOLM@STER'' Magazine Volume 4
 +
|-
 +
|[[File:WTiMVol.4_01.jpg|150px]]|| colspan=2 |[[File:WTiMVol.4 02-03.jpg|300px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.4 04.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.4_05.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.4_06.jpg|150px]]
 +
|-
 +
|[[File:WTiMVol.4_07.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.4 08.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.4_09.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.4_10.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.4_11.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.4_12.jpg|150px]]
 +
|-
 +
|[[File:WTiMVol.4_13.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.4_14.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.4_15.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.4_16.jpg|150px]]||[[File:WTiMVol.4 17.jpg|150px]]
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
==Reception==
 +
''THE iDOLM@STER'' has been credited with making Japan's ratio of Xbox Live sign-ups to the number consoles sold the highest in the world.<ref name="kotaku">[http://kotaku.com/gaming/top/rumor-japans-xbl-signup-rate-highest-in-the-world-241420.php Rumor: Japan's XBL Sign-Up Rate? Highest In The World<!-- Bot generated title -->]</ref> Over four times as many Microsoft points were sold on the date of ''THE iDOLM@STER'' 360 release as on the date before it.<ref name="kotaku" />
 +
 
 +
For a limited time, iDOLM@STER themes and gamerpics were available from the North American Xbox Live Marketplace, but have since then been removed. Despite this, iDOLM@STER-related content has still managed to find its way into the Western releases of [[Appearances in other video games|varying game media]].
 +
 
 +
==External links==
 +
* [http://www.idolmaster.jp/ THE IDOLM@STER WEB]
 +
* [http://blog.wired.com/games/2007/01/the_idolmster_m.html "WIRED" Blog Post About IDOLM@STER Arcade Gameplay]
 +
* [http://idolmaster.tdiary.net/ A website featuring many fan-made music videos of The iDOLM@STER]
 +
* [http://d.hatena.ne.jp/Sugio/ A Japanese-English website with translated communication events]
 +
 
 +
== References ==
 +
<references/>
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[[Category: THE iDOLM@STER (Xbox 360)]]

Latest revision as of 17:26, 17 June 2019

THE iDOLM@STER (Xbox 360)
Logo for the game
Cover Art
Video Game data
Platform: Xbox 360
Publisher: NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
Selling Agency: NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
Release Date: January 25, 2007 (Limited Edition)
November 1, 2007 (Platinum Collection)
March 12, 2009 (Twins)
August 11, 2009 (Games on Demand)
CERO Rating: C (target over the age of 15)

The Idolmaster (アイドルマスター Aidorumasutā?, officially romanized as THE iDOLM@STER) is a console music rhythm game released in Japan by Namco Bandai Games (under the Namco brand) on the Xbox 360 on January 25, 2007. Like the arcade version, the game follows the career of a producer who works for the fictional 765 Production studio and has to work with a selection of ten prospective pop Japanese idols. A spinoff game titled THE iDOLM@STER: Live for You! was released on February 28, 2008, and a sequel set of games, THE iDOLM@STER SP, were released on February 19, 2009.

Gameplay

Like the original arcade game, THE iDOLM@STER tasks the player into the role of a producer who raises an idol from obscurity to stardom. Unlike the arcade game, which uses a Producer Card and an Idol Card to keep track of a producer's data, an Xbox Gamer Tag is used to keep track of idol data, while a memory unit or the Xbox's hard drive is used to save game data, such as replays, pictures, costume and accessories. Instead of receiving real life text messages from the idols on their cellphones, the player will receive them in-game after completing certain events.

Lessons used for keeping idol's stats up have been completely reworked for the Xbox 360's remote controls. Communications, however, remain entirely untouched. During Auditions, players can compete their idol troupes against each other if they are connected to Xbox Live. They may also check leaderboards to see how they compare to different producers.

Differences from the Arcade Version

  • There is additional content, such as six new songs and a tenth idol, Miki Hoshii. Downloadable content is also available in the form of additional costumes and Idol Dramas.
  • Due to the lack of a touch screen interface, the Lesson mini-games were changed to accustom console controls.
  • There is no longer a time limit within which you must raise your Idol Rank to prevent the retirement concert. A set time limit of 52 in-game weeks is presented in its place before your idol's contract expires.
  • There is also no longer a time limit when choosing songs or outfits.
  • The character models were remade from scratch for the Xbox 360 version, raising the polygon count and texture resolution to allow more detailed models than those of the arcade version.

Characters

Haruka Amami
Image Stats Profile Image Image Song
Dance 5
Visual 13
Vocal 19
Character 19
Portrait haruka.jpg TaiyounoJealousy-logo.jpg
Character Biography
I love making sweets and going to karaoke☆ But really, instead of karaoke I would like to stand on stage and sing. I'll promise to do my best when practicing, so we can aim for top idol!!
Chihaya Kisaragi
Image Stats Profile Image Image Song
Dance 21
Visual 19
Vocal 37
Character 1
Portrait chihaya.jpg Aoitori-logo.jpg
Character Biography
I'd like your cooperation in making me a professional vocalist, that's the reason why I'd like to aim for top idol.


Yukiho Hagiwara
Image Stats Profile Image Image Song
Dance 1
Visual 15
Vocal 7
Character 27
Portrait yukiho.jpg FirstStage-logo.jpg
Character Biography
U-Um... I... I want to change myself! P-please take care of my production.


Yayoi Takatsuki
Image Stats Profile Image Image Song
Dance 11
Visual 7
Vocal 5
Character 27
Portrait yayoi.jpg OhayouAsagohan-logo.jpg
Character Biography
ALWAYS 200% ENERGETIC!! The root of all energy is of course to eat a healthy breakfast! You'll be even more healthier eating more every passing day! I'll aim towards the top as the most energetic and powerful idol!


Ritsuko Akizuki
Image Stats Profile Image Image Song
Dance 23
Visual 21
Vocal 25
Character 3
Portrait ritsuko.jpg Mahouokakete-logo.jpg
Character Biography
To all staff and members reading this resumé: To be a successful idol, what do you think it takes? Looks? Your skill in singing? Yes, those traits are indeed very important to be an idol, but I believe Knowledge is important as well. Yes, Knowledge. Working together, I'd like to see what kind of Knowledge you have.
Azusa Miura
Image Stats Profile Image Image Song
Dance 5
Visual 21
Vocal 15
Character 17
Portrait azusa.jpg 902pm-logo.jpg
Character Biography
I may be a little too old for idol than the other girls in the production, but I've lived my life slowly with my pace, so I'd like to work hard in the same way. Producer-san, will you lend me your strength?


Iori Minase
Image Stats Profile Image Image Song
Dance 19
Visual 33
Vocal 21
Character 1
Portrait iori.jpg Herewego-logo.jpg
Character Biography
Treat Iori as cute and 'Princess-like' and you won't have any problems with me. This is a once in a lifetime chance to produce such a cute idol as me, don't let it slip away!


Makoto Kikuchi
Image Stats Profile Image Image Song
Dance 19
Visual 13
Vocal 11
Character 17
Portrait makoto.jpg Agentyoruoyuku-logo.jpg
Character Biography
For some reason a lot of girls admire me. It's probably because of I'm good at sports and for my looks, but deep down I'm a girl, too! I want to become an idol and have guys understand my ability.

Ami & Mami Futami
Image Stats Profile Image Image Song
Dance 13
Visual 7
Vocal 1
Character 27
Portrait ami.jpg Positive-logo.jpg
Character Biography
We like to do fun things like sending text messages and play games, oh, and also imitate other people! If we become a super-cool-awesome idol, then everyday will be relaxing right? That's why we're going for top idol! If you choose us, we promise to be good. Right, Mami?
Miki Hoshii
Image Stats Profile Image Image Song
Dance  ??
Visual  ??
Vocal  ??
Character  ??
Portrait miki.jpg Relations-logo.jpg
Character Biography
Miki's athletic ability is on the good side, and people often compliment Miki, saying that Miki has a 'good style'. Miki's the type that can get anything done without even trying, and besides, Miki never puts any effort into anything. So let's just relax and aim for top idol... Afu...
765 Production Staff
Kotori Xbox360 Website.gif Portrait takagi.png Producer Xbox360 Website.jpg
Kotori Otonashi Junichirou Takagi Producer

Songs

Returning Songs
TheIdolmastersong-logo.jpg TaiyounoJealousy-logo.jpg OhayouAsagohan-logo.jpg 902pm-logo.jpg Herewego-logo.jpg Aoitori-logo.jpg
Mahouokakete-logo.jpg Agentyoruoyuku-logo.jpg FirstStage-logo.jpg Positive-logo.jpg
New Songs
Gomayway-logo.jpg Omoideoarigatou-logo.jpg Relations-logo.jpg Massugu.jpg Mybestfriend-logo.jpg Watashiwaidol-logo.jpg

Development

Following the success of the arcade game, Namco went on to develop its Xbox 360 port starting in early 2006, though a port of the game had been discussed as early as May 2005.[1] Namco Bandai Games producer Youzou Sakagami was initially unsure if THE iDOLM@STER would be suited for a video game console due to hardware and network limitations, but he felt that the Xbox 360 and its Xbox Live network could handle the game's specifications. This would also allow the developers to improve the game's quality and attract attention from those who never played the arcade game. Many people who were interested in the arcade game but never played it would tell Sakagami that this was either because their local arcade did not have THE iDOLM@STER, or because they were embarrassed to play it in public. According to Sakagami, to the development team of the port, there was a large significance in correcting these issues. Their other focus was on allowing players to comfortably play the game and enjoy its various scenarios without the rushed gameplay found in the arcade version. When developing the Xbox 360 port of THE iDOLM@STER, the characters had to be entirely redone, including the motion capture, which used the same actors as before. Further details were able to be added to the character designs because of the Xbox 360's improved, high-definition hardware.

Weekly THE iDOLM@STER Magazine

Published by SoftBank Creative, this magazine style publication was a four-volume series of character fan books promoting the Xbox 360 version of THE iDOLM@STER. They were released from January 26, 2007 to February 16, 2007 and promoted different idols per volume. Volume 1 focused on Haruka Amami, Ritsuko Akizuki, and Yukiho Hagiwara, Volume 2 showed Chihaya Kisaragi, Ami and Mami Futami, and Azusa Miura, Volume 3 previewed Makoto Kikuchi, Iori Minase, and Yayoi Takatsuki, and Volume 4 gave details about the recently debuted idol Miki Hoshii and featured many staff interviews.

Reception

THE iDOLM@STER has been credited with making Japan's ratio of Xbox Live sign-ups to the number consoles sold the highest in the world.[2] Over four times as many Microsoft points were sold on the date of THE iDOLM@STER 360 release as on the date before it.[2]

For a limited time, iDOLM@STER themes and gamerpics were available from the North American Xbox Live Marketplace, but have since then been removed. Despite this, iDOLM@STER-related content has still managed to find its way into the Western releases of varying game media.

External links

References

  1. "Xbox 360「アイドルマスター」" (in Japanese). Game Watch. Impress Watch Corporation (January 30, 2007). Retrieved on July 21, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rumor: Japan's XBL Sign-Up Rate? Highest In The World