The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls U149: Anime Confirmed

On Sunday, the third promotional video for the television anime of Kyowno’s The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls U149 manga made its premiere on the second day of “The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Twinkle Live Constellation Graduation” performances.

This video proclaims the anime’s creators, voice actors, and April 2023 launch.


Manabu Okamoto (The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls episode director, Gamers!, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) is directing the anime at Cygames Pictures with assistant director Hiroyuki Takashima.

Oki Murayama is supervising and writing the series scripts. Norie Igawa (Infinite Dendrogram sub-character designs, Pokémon: Twilight Wings character design collaboration) is designing the characters for animation.

The other staff members include:

Concept Art: Kinichi Okubo
Design Works: Takeshi Noda, Keiko Odasaki, Noriko Nakamura, Takahiro Watabe, Michiko Makita
Art Setting: Yoshihiro Sono, Takeyuki Takahashi, Kazushige Kanehira
Art Director: Kazuhiro Inoue
Color Key Artist: Makiko Doi
3D CG: Hirotsugu Ishikawa, Masamune Sakaki
Compositing Director of Photography: Yoshihiro Sekiya
Editing: Akinori Mishima
Sound Director: Manabu Okamoto
Music: Nippon Columbia

The cast members are:

  • Amina Satō as Arisu Tachibana
  • Haruka Terui as Momoka Sakurai
  • Tomoyo Kurosawa as Miria Akagi
  • Hana Tamegai as Risa Matoba
  • Makoto Koichi as Haru Yūki
  • Asaka Imai as Chie Sasaki
  • Natsumi Haruse as Kaoru Ryuzaki
  • Misaki Kuno as Nina Ichihara
  • Yūki Yonai as Producer

ABOUT The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls U149:

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The manga centers around girls under 149 centimeters tall (under about 4-feet, 11-inches) who want to become idols despite not having a producer or any performances lined up.

But perhaps with a great clothing, a marvelous stage, and a marvelous prince… These young stars and their inexperienced producer are the new Cinderellas.

The manga was first published by Kyowno on Cygames’ Cycomi service in 2016, and Cygames released the fourth volume that same year, in October.

In the original IDOLM@STER arcade game released in 2005, players were entrusted with managing the daily operations of a fictional idol production firm, including the scheduling of auditions, performances, album releases, and breaks for the idols.

Since its original release on the Xbox 360 in 2007, the game has seen two sequels, the second of which, in 2011, concluded the storylines of the first 13 playable characters in the series.

The IDOLM@STER: Million Live!, which features the original 13 characters as well as new characters, The Idolm@ster SideM, which focused on male idols all of whom had “unique reasons” for becoming idols, and the most recent entirely new entry in the series, The IDOLM@STER Shiny Colors, a mobile game, are all spinoffs of the original series.

Idolmaster: Xenoglossia, a spinoff mecha anime, premiered in 2007 as the first anime adaptation for the franchise.

The 2011 anime The IDOLM@STER was produced by A-1 Pictures and Nishigori, while the 2014 film THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukgawa e! was likewise based on the first two games in the series.

Both the 2015 anime The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls and the 2017 sequel The Idolm@ster SideM were produced by the same studio with several of the original cast and crew members returning for both.

An anime series based on The IDOLM@STER: Million Live! is also in the works for television.

The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls debuted their first mobile phone social game in 2011 and it ran till March of this year.

However, in 2015, iOS and Android users were treated to the debut of the rhythm game The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage, which is still active to this day.

This summer, all 190 Idols from The IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls appeared in a “celebration animation” honouring the franchise’s 10th anniversary. This clip’s animation was done by Cygames Pictures.

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