What is Gakuen Idolmaster and Will It Ever Be Released in North America in English?

“Gakuen Idolmaster” is a new mobile game launched on May 16, 2024, for iOS and Android, developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Set in Hatsuboshi Gakuen, an idol training school, players assume the role of a producer in the school’s producer department. The main objective is to scout, train, and produce idols, helping them achieve their dreams and perform at sold-out arenas.

Key Features and Gameplay Elements:

  1. Idol Training Simulation: Players develop idols by improving their singing and dancing skills through various training sessions and exams. Successful training results in better performances during concerts.
  2. Story and Character Interaction: The game includes deep storylines where players can build one-on-one relationships with the idols, uncovering their personal challenges and growth as they advance in their careers.
  3. Characters: At launch, there are nine idols available for players to produce, each with unique traits and backstories. Some key characters include Kotone Fujita, Temari Tsukimura, and Saki Hanami, among others.
  4. Art and Music: The game features character designs by Aki Minamino and Hechima, and an extensive list of composers including Yuta Azuma, Giga, and HoneyWorks. The game’s music is released under the ASOBINOTES label, enhancing the overall immersive experience.
  5. Progression: Players can unlock new content and stages as they advance, with the ultimate goal of producing top idols capable of performing in prestigious events. The game includes various exams and concerts that test the idols’ skills and development.

Setting and Visual Style:

The game is set in a vibrant, school-themed environment at Hatsuboshi Gakuen, featuring detailed character designs and animated sequences that bring the idols and their stories to life. The visual style is colorful and dynamic, reflecting the energetic and aspirational nature of idol training. read more

Why I Love My iPhone: A Journey from Android to Apple’s Secure Ecosystem

I’ve always been fascinated by technology, constantly on the lookout for devices that not only innovate but also prioritize user security and privacy. My journey with smartphones has seen a significant transformation, especially when I transitioned from Android to iPhone. This change wasn’t just about switching brands; it was about seeking a safer, more secure digital environment.

The Turning Point

My experience with Android was mostly positive until a peculiar incident that raised concerns about my privacy. My phone’s camera began activating by itself, an unnerving scenario that felt like a breach of my personal space. Despite various troubleshooting attempts, the issue persisted, propelling me to reconsider my choice of technology. read more

Atelier Resleriana Review

I’ve delved into the enchanting world of “Atelier Resleriana,” a captivating addition to the Atelier series, which I’ve been a fan of since its North American debut on PlayStation 2. The game seamlessly blends the charm of the Atelier series with the dynamics of mobile gacha games, a combination I find particularly enjoyable.

The graphics in “Atelier Resleriana” are a standout feature, offering console-quality visuals on a mobile platform. The characters are designed with cute and expressive faces that bring the game’s world to life, enhancing the overall immersive experience. Additionally, the game boasts impressive voice acting and a beautiful music score, including numerous vocal tracks that elevate the storytelling and gameplay. read more

Love & Deepspace Mobile Otome Game Review
My first character in Love and Deepspace

“Love & Deep Space,” a new mobile Otome game by the creators of Shining Nikki and Mr Love Queen’s Choice, is an immersive and visually stunning experience that has captivated its audience. This game transports players into a sci-fi world filled with romance and adventure, blending state-of-the-art 3D graphics and engaging storytelling.

One of the standout features of Love & Deep Space is the extensive character customization. Players can delve into a wide range of appearance details and makeup choices, allowing for a personalized gaming experience. The voice customization adds another layer of immersion, with various timbres to choose from, making each interaction unique and personal. read more

First Look: iPhone 15 & iPhone 15 Pro with the New Apple Watch

Hold onto your seats, Apple enthusiasts and techies alike, because Apple has just unveiled the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus! This year, Apple promises a ‘huge leap forward,’ and while some features have caught our eye, others may not be as groundbreaking as we’ve hoped.

The Pink Enigma: First off, can we talk about that glorious pink? For those with an affinity for pastel shades, this might just be the iPhone color you’ve been waiting for. However, it’s a bittersweet revelation as the Pro models are still deprived of this delightful hue. For many, the pastel palette of non-pro shades might evoke that ‘easter egg’ feel – vibrant and youthful. But then, we shift our gaze to the Pro models, and the colors seem, well, a bit drab in comparison. read more

Stat Raising Otome Games With English Translations

Welcome to the world of otome games, where love, romance, and personal growth intertwine to create immersive, interactive experiences. In this today’s post, we’ll explore 12 of the best stat-raising otome games that will captivate your heart and challenge your strategic skills.

As you embark on these virtual journeys, you’ll develop your protagonist’s skills and attributes, unlocking new paths and romantic possibilities with every choice you make.

From the pioneering classics to the innovative gems of today, this article delves into the intricacies of each game, comparing and contrasting their storylines, anime graphics, stat-raising gameplay, and other elements. read more

Mobile Otome Game Mr. Love Queen’s Choice Will Discontinue Adding New English Voice Over Content to Main Storyline in Effort to Sustain Game Operations of Global Servers.

I haven’t logged in in awhile but it is sad to hear that future main story content will not be voiced. Voice acting is a big part of Otome and visual novel games.

And even though they say the game or servers are not shutting down it’s evident the game is struggling to remain financially viable and that scares me enough to not want to spend real life money on the game.

I got burnt by other games (Utapri I’m looking at you) and never again. I know when to “leave a dying ship” when the ship is slowly sinking. I’ll keep riding it to the end but at the same time “the writings on the walls”. If they are cutting costs then things are not looking promising here. Such a shame. I loved this game. read more

My Cute Kawaii Rainbow AI Anime Art Of Children With Animals

Being a 90s girl, I love Lisa Frank and my latest set of AI Artificial Intelligence Generated Images created using a mobile app named Unidream express that love for cute animals and bright vivid rainbow colors. I started with just puppies, but quickly began exploring other animals.

And please save your breath. Even if the AI systems were trained using “stolen art” they are creating brand new art that is different from whatever was stolen and I honestly don’t give an eff. Sorry not sorry. I’m making art. If you disagree too bad, so sad. read more

My Steam Deck Arrived Yesterday, and Games Are Unplayable

My Valve Steam Deck 521 GB model arrived yesterday. I preordered it on day one, which feels like it was probably a year ago now. At that time, I had a lot of hopes and dreams and spoke highly of the potential of the Steam Deck in this post here. Upon receiving it, my initial excitement turned to disappointment – however; that has since changed, at least a little, as I’ve spent time getting to play with it.

@geekysweetie.com So my Steamdeck arrived today… Not sure how to feel now… I ordered a 1tb card for expansion (and have the 521gb model so that part will be sorta kjnda fixed… but most my games are not compatible with it. I haven’t actually tried playing anything because im working and because it came dead and has to charge. I paid almost $700 for this and expected it to play wvery steam game… hmm 🫤🤔😐#steamdeck #fail #epicfail #happysad #wtf #computer #error #upset #doesntwork #wontwork #expensive #notwhatiexpected #unexpected #disappointment #unboxing #game #gaming #gamer #steam #steamdeckerrors #steamdeckfails #tech #technology #techunboxing #techreview #earlyadopter ♬ Steven Universe – L.Dre

What went wrong, you ask? First, it was not fully charged upon arrival. Not a huge deal but a minor detail. I plug it in and the process to begin setup begins. It goes smoothly and everything is setup. And then the very first screen is an error about a missing library file. I restart and the error persists… After several more restarts that error goes away… read more

Magical Atelier Global Version Launches Tomorrow 4/14/2022
https://page.onstove.com/magicshop/en/view/8407330

The Harry Potter Inspired Lineplay Looking Simulation and Crafting Free To Play Gacha Mobile Game Hit is finally getting an English translation. I am not sure if it will be in the USA app stores, but an English version is definitely coming. Here are some key indicators of this fact.

An Official Announcement here:

English Youtube Videos On Their Official Youtube Channel Here:

I just started playing the korean version and on the same day, I discovered the global version and I did in fact pre-register… but now I am a bit concerned because it says on the official site it is not available in this country (when accessing it on my PC) – so I may have been logged into one of my many other Apple IDs, such as my korean Id or Singapore ID or Japan ID. But none the less, soon an English version will be available somewhere in the next 24 hours. read more

Idoly Pride Idol Raising Simulation Mobile Game

I fell in love with the Japanese version of Idoly Pride. It is quite similar to other already existing idol simulation games such as Idolm@ster and Love Live or Bang Dream Girls or Colorful Stage. I think what makes Idoly Pride stand out for me is the very high-quality graphics. The music is good, but the cute idols is what pulls me in like “WOW!!”

Like those other games, there’s also an anime based on the franchise. I am not sure which came first the game or the anime. I have not watched the anime yet. If it’s anything like the game, I’m sure it’s very cute! read more

Ensemble Stars Music Gets An Offical English Release

I’m so shocked and surprised and happy that I could cry!! I’ve been playing the Japanese version of Ensemble Stars for almost 5 or 6 years now. I never ever thought it would get an English version!! This is the best news of 2022!!

You can now Pre-Register for the Global Release of Ensemble Music Stars Here

Ensemble Stars is an anime “waifu” (except they’re husbando’s this time) music rhythm game with gorgeous artwork, fantastic music, and simulation aspects. It is most similar to Love Live All Stars or Idol M@ster (Will we ever see an English Idol M@ster game?) I say this because it blends not just tapping the music notes, but strategy and simulation elements in how you actually train your idols. I also (its been a year or two since I’ve played the Japanese version so forgive me if I’m incorrect but…) think that it has the Live 2D animated idols dancing around on your screen. I know it uses Live 2D in the story mode and cutscenes. read more

Alice Closet Anime Dressup Mobile Game Review

Title: Alice Closet

Cost: Free

Platform: IOS or Android

Genre: Anime Dressup Game

Release Date: 06/17/21

Language: English

Where To Download: https://www.alice-closet.com/

I recently shared news of the launch of Alice Closet, a new free mobile game with anime artwork by famed manga artist Arina Tanemura. Arina’s works include Full Moon Wo Sagashite, Phantom Thief Jeanne, and Time Stranger Kyoko, just to name a few popular shoujo manga by this artist.

I have been playing the game since launch and I am loving it so far. I did purchase some of the cash items admittedly, but the game is free to play and the cash items are totally optional. read more

Birdie Crush Anime Multiplayer Mobile Game Golf Simulator

I just started playing Birdie Crush a few weeks ago. It has a lot going for it. First of all it has an awesome opening song that I absolutely adore. Secondly it has cute anime graphics with various costumes and equipment to collect that make it in part at least a Dressup game. Thirdly, even people that don’t like anime, like birdie crush for the golf gameplay such as my fiancé – finally found a cute game he will play with me lol .

Well what is there to say about birdie crush that hasn’t already been said? Lol. It’s a golf game. It’s free and available on both iPhone and android mobile devices. It has cute anime graphics and rare event items and costumes. read more