At today’s from ARGONAVIS Project Presentation ～THANKS 5th NAVIVERSARY～event, Bushiroad’s mixed-media franchise from Argonavis has unveiled the key visual and several in-game screenshots for its upcoming mobile game from ARGONAVIS – Kimi ga Mita Stage e (from ARGONAVIS – To the stage you once saw).
The franchise also confirms the debut of a new band ST//RAYRIDE, consisting of two members Rintaro Yodogawa (Vo.) and Ryusuke Tennoji (MC).
from ARGONAVIS – Kimi ga Mita Stage e (Kimiste) is a new game project developed by Japanese developer Ambition after the service suspension of the mobile rhythm game ARGONAVIS from BanG Dream! AAside.
Kimiste was described as a “band-training” game, which is scheduled to release for mobile in 2023, instead of the previously announced Summer 2023 release. Players will play as the assistant producer of the franchise’s six bands and support the activities of the band members.
Players can enjoy the live 2D illustrations and the character’s kawaii chibi form featured during training and live performance.
The game also has a “Music Story” system, which allows you to enjoy the side story after finishing playing a song. The demo version of the song will also be unlocked as you can enjoy a work-in-progress version of the singers.
ST//RAYRIDE is a duo unit born in Osaka. They are described as “the sound that provokes the world. Black and white are two sides of the same coin.” Japanese singer SHIN takes the role of the band’s vocal Rintaro, while Yū Hayashi voices over Ryusuke, the MC of the band.
The band’s debut song “STARTDASH” composed by Granrodeo member e-ZUKA and written by ZAQ was also revealed at the event.
▍New Visuals for the Band
The event also revealed several new visuals for the franchise bands including Argonavis, Gyroaxia, Fantôme Iris, Fujin Rizing, and Epsilon Phi.
A new voice drama Main Story 2nd Part Chapter 2 “La fin du rêve -Zanei-” centering on the band Fantôme Iris will be released in July 2023.
▍MV “Start Line”
A new music video for “Start Line” (スタートライン) of the band Argonavis was also revealed during the event.