THE iDOLM@STER SideM

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THE iDOLM@STER SideM (アイドルマスター サイドエム Aidorumasutaa Saido Emu) is the all-male spinoff of the THE iDOLM@STER franchise. It focuses on 46 voiced idols in 15 units and is a multimedia project spanning two mobile games, several live performances, manga, a 13-episode TV anime, and more.

It was initially released as a mobile game on Mobage on February 7, 2014, but was quickly shut down due to server issues. The game reopened on July 17, 2014. Voices for idols begun to be implemented into the game on March 15, 2015.

Games[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Mobage[edit | hide | edit source]

SideM title screen

SideM's first game is run on Mobage, a mobile gaming platform. It has similar gameplay to Cinderella Girls and Million Live! in that the basics of the game revolves around regenerating stamina and social elements. Idols in SideM are represented by trading cards of three different rarities—Normal (N), Rare (R), and Super Rare (SR), each with an Unchanged and Changed (+) version.

The Mobage can be played in both the mobile browser, on a mobile app, or on a computer through AndApp.

LIVE ON ST@GE![edit | hide | edit source]

See Also: THE iDOLM@STER SideM LIVE ON ST@GE!
LOS title screen (until August 2021)

LIVE ON ST@GE! — often shortened to LOS, MSute, or MStage — was announced at the THE iDOLM@STER SideM 2nd STAGE: ~ORIGIN@L STARS~ concert as another mobile game for the series. It was later released on August 30, 2017.

Like the SideM Mobage game, it revolves around collecting cards. However, there are less social elements in that players cannot contact other players or trade cards. It has an additional rhythm game and MV section where the player can watch the idols perform in the songs.

The game announced its shutdown through a livestream on December 19, 2020 and game updates ran until March 23, 2021. Its servers officially closed on August 30, 2021.

GROWING STARS[edit | hide | edit source]

See Also: THE iDOLM@STER SideM: GROWING STARS
GROWING STARS logo

GROWING STARS is a free-to-play rhythm game released for mobile devices, announced on Day 2 of PRODUCER MEETING WELCOME TO PLEASURE 315 G@RDEN!!!. It was released on October 9, 2021.

Anime Adaptions[edit | hide | edit source]

2017 Anime[edit | hide | edit source]

See Also: THE iDOLM@STER SideM (anime)
Endcard key visual

The anime adaptation was first announced on February 12, 2017 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall on the second day of the THE iDOLM@STER SideM 2nd STAGE ~ORIGIN@L STARS~ concerts. A promotional video announcing the adaptation was uploaded to YouTube on the same day. It consists of 13 episodes and one special episode included in the BD/DVD release.

The anime covers six units' (Jupiter, DRAMATIC STARS, Beit, W, High×Joker, and S.E.M) stories and their development as an idol from being recruited to their first big joint concert. Other idols in 315 Production also appear as a brief cameos throughout all episodes.

Wakeatte Mini![edit | hide | edit source]

See Also: THE iDOLM@STER SideM: Wakeatte Mini!
Key visual

THE iDOLM@STER SideM Wakeatte Mini! was first announced during SideM's 4th anniversary NicoNama on August 20th, 2018, and a PV promoting the series was later uploaded to YouTube. Beginning October 9, 2018, the series was broadcast on TOKYO MX and BS11.

Wakeatte Mini! is a short spin-off series of 12 episodes based on the Wake Atte Mini! manga series, including a few new stories not previously published. It features the cast in chibi forms, and each episode introduces one to three units.

Concerts and Live Events[edit | hide | edit source]

A screenshot from the digest footage for SideM's 3rd live held at Makuhari Messe featuring all 46 seiyuu performing on one stage

On May 16, 2015, Lantis released a PV promoting SideM's 1st concert, 1st STAGE ~ST@RTING!~, for December 6 of the same year. The PV promotes the four units that were voiced at the time (Jupiter, DRAMATIC STARS, Beit, and High×Joker) and hints at additional guests to be later revealed. Since then, SideM has held annual lives, each with their own unique theme.

A screenshot from the digest footage for SideM's first PRODUCER MEETING event featuring Shuugo Nakamura and Kentaro Kumagai reciting scenes from the Cybernetic Wars 2 event

SideM has also numerous live-esque events, such as Five-St@r Party!!, which intended to further promote the anime series through games, short dramas, and performances. Similarly to SideM's sister franchise, events under the PRODUCER MEETING title focus on skits and cross-unit performances with greater encouragement for fan participation.

On a much smaller scale, SideM has also held various promotional events for CD releases, specifically for the ST@RTING LINE series and WORLD TRE@SURE series, as well as a mini live during the early years of LIVE ON ST@GE's release.


Manga[edit | hide | edit source]

Cover to the first volume of Dramatic Stage

Currently, the cast of SideM has been adapted into three manga series: Dramatic Stage, Wake Atte Mini!, and (currently running) Struggle Heart.

SideM also has two official anthology series—two B's-LOG COMICS anthologies entitled Anthology Marvelous and Anthology Miracle and the three-part Comic Anthology series.

Discography[edit | hide | edit source]

Since its debut in 2015, SideM has released multiple distinct CD series under the Lantis label. As of March 2021, there are 189 songs across multiple CD series.

CD

Others

GROWING SIGN@L Series

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC COLLECTION Series
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NEW STAGE EPISODE Series

5th ANNIVERSARY SOLO COLLECTION Series | UNIT COLLECTION Series

5th ANNIVERSARY DISC Series

4th ANNIVERSARY DISC | WakeMini! MUSIC COLLECTION Series | WakeMini! SOLO COLLECTION

WORLD TRE@SURE Series

3rd ANNIVERSARY DISC Series | 3rd ANNIVERSARY SOLO COLLECTION

315 St@rry Collaboration Series / Special CDs

ANIMATION PROJECT Series

ORIGIN@L PIECES Series

2nd ANNIVERSARY DISC Series | 2nd ANNIVERSARY SOLO COLLECTION

ST@RTING LINE Series

Stage Play[edit | hide | edit source]

Key visual

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