IDOLiSH7 to hold first live in 2018, new songs, anime preview and more details announced

Big news for IDOLiSH7‘s fans. The popular franchise made several announcements today including a PS Vita game, first ever live event between many other things.

IDOLiSH7 appeared today at AGF2017 for a series of announcements.

We break down each one of those for you with this special article.

Anime: Odd episode count

The anime is official scheduled to air on TOKYO MX. The anime premieres on 01/01/2018 (1st and 2nd episodes that were broadcasted in advance), the third episode will premiere on 07/01/2018. The anime is going to have 17 episodes. The first two episodes are going to air as one for a special 60 minutes long episode on its premiere. A new promotional video was released today.

A reminder: Re:vale and ZOOL aren’t going to be featured on this season, only natural given that they are following the game’s plot by the book.

1st Live in 2018

The franchise is going to hold their first live in 2018. At the moment there is no cast confirmed to attend, also the exact date of the event and its venue are still unknown. Fans that purchase the first Blu-ray/DVD from the anime series – to be released on 23/02/2018 – can enter a raffle to win tickets for the show.

New music

The details regarding this are minimal. Opening and ending themes for the anime series were announced but there is no information about single titles or who’s going to perform the both themes. The opening theme (rumored to be performed by IDOLiSH7) is going to be released on 14/02/2018. The ending theme (rumored to be performed by TRIGGER) is going to be released on 28/02/2018. All singles come with 4 songs (2 of those are instrumental versions).

More goods are on their way

For those of you that might enjoy collecting goods from this franchise, this is a great news. IDOLiSH7 is going to continue to expand their range of goods in 2018. A ナナイロストア (Nanairo Store) is going to open on 17/11/2017.

PS Vita game

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Titled “Twelve Fantasiaツアー“, the PS Vita rhythm game is going to be released on 15/02/2018. A promotional video is out. More information can be found HERE.

IDOLiSH7’s songs to be featured on Taiko no Tatsujin

For those living in Japan, the popular game Taiko no Tatsujin – available at game centers – will feature IDOLiSH7‘s songs. More details will be unveiled at a later date.

Novel about Re:vale and Banri to be serialized

Re:member, novel about Re:vale and Banri, is going to be serialized. WEB Hakusensha Novels will serialize it on November 17th and LaLaDX will do it on December 9th.

And that’s all for today’s news about the IDOLiSH7 franchise.

For those that might be unfamiliar with the game, here’s a brief intro to each group of the franchise.

IDOLiSH7 is a 7-member group consisting of Kensho Ono (center), Toshiki Masuda, Shirai Yusuke, Tsubasa Yonaga, KENN, Atsushi Abe and Takuya Eguchi. They are known for their bright and upbeat songs.

Mezzo’ consists on Atsushi Abe and KENN. They are the first IDOLiSH7 sub-unit. Ballads and pop-tunes come from this unit with ease.

Their rivals, TRIGGER consist on Soma Saito (center), Wataru Hatano and Takuya Sato. TRIGGER are known for their sexy vibe, suggestive lyrics and powerful performances.


Re:Vale consist of Shinnosuke Tachibana and Soichiro Hoshi. The veteran group is extremely respected by both IDOLiSH7 and TRIGGER‘s members. Re:vale are known for dance songs and ballads.

ZOOL cover

ZOOL consist of Yuuya HiroseTakashi KondoSubaru KimuraKoutaro Nishiyama. They have a powerful rock sound mixed with pop lyrics and rap parts.

SOURCE: IDOLiSH7 official website (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)/ IDOLiSH7 official twitter account (1)/ IDOLiSH7 PS Vita game official website

Vanessa Silva
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder and music reviewer writing about Japanese music since 2010. Also, the only person managing everything The Hand That Feeds HQ related. In 2011, I stumbled upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus". Since then I have been writing about male seiyuu music. You may find me writing almost essays whenever music is really good (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). I also host the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).





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