Happy Elements’ idol franchise “Ensemble Stars!!” (あんさんぶるスターズ！！) announced several updates on its two smartphone games “Ensemble Stars!! Basic” & “Music” during the special 5th-anniversary live stream yesterday (16th June). A new idol unit, “Double Face” is also confirmed to join the franchise.
▍5th Anniversary PV ~ Part 2
▍5 Major Projects
The theme for the 5th anniversary is “SMILE”, while each alphabet inspires a new project for fans to join.
■ “S” for Sing
A new song “Walk with your smile” performed by the franchise 51 idols has been announced in April. This song will be available as a playable song in “Ensemble Stars!! Music”, and will be released as a single.
■ “M” for Magazine
Four seasonal issues of the 5th-anniversary magazine are set to be published. The first issue featuring the illustrations of STARMAKER PRODUCTION will be published on 28th August 2020. Interviews with the production crews will be included in the magazine for fans to learn the backstage story of your idols.
■ “I” for Illustration
A new illustration will be available for each talent agency. The illustrations for STARMAKER PRODUCTION and COSMIC PRODUCTION have been revealed.
■ “L” for Link
The franchise plans to open the first concert cafe “Cafe Cinnamon”in Tokyo this winter, with an aim to link fans to your idols. The cafe will feature a special menu inspired by the idols from “Ensemble Stars!!”
■ “E” for Every Month
New updates and future projects will be announced every month on the “Ensemble Studio!!” program. This month, it is announced that the four-panel spin-off manga by Bkub Ōkawa (大川ぶくぶ) will be collected as tankōbon volume and will be published on 28th August 2020. The spinoff manga also inspires a new LINE stamp package and merchandise.
New events centering the idols from COSMIC PRODUCTION will be held on “Ensemble Stars!! Basic” & “Music”.
■ 5th Anniversary Login Bonus ~ COSMIC PRODUCTION ver.
Players who login during 28th June ~ 9th July will be able to obtain special voice recordings from the idols of COSMIC PRODUCTION, diamonds and training items.
■ 5th Anniversary Gacha
A 5th Anniversary Gacha centering COSMIC PRODUCTION will be available starting from 28th June. 10 draws guarantee two 5th anniversary cards.
■ Addition of ES Coin
A new type of currency “ES Coin” will be added to the games, where players can use it to exchange voices, stage costumes, and cards from past events.
■ Addition of SCR Color Palette
The ★5 cards obtained from Events and Scouts will feature a special SCR colored costume. The SCR colored costume can be obtained after breaking the card limit two times.
■ More “Work” for the idols
In “Ensemble Stars!! Basic”, more work options will be updated on 28th June for your idols to obtain fans.
■ Summer Holiday Event
A Summer Holiday event will be coming in Early August in “Ensemble Stars!! Basic” & “Music.” Details will be announced in July.
▍New Ver. of Anime’s Theme Song “Kiseki”
To celebrate the first anniversary of the TV anime, a new version of the anime’s theme song “Kiseki” performed by Trickstar and Eden will be available in “Ensemble Stars!! Music” on 7th July. Players can form a team of eight in this particular song.
▍New Idol Unit “Double Face”
During the live stream, a duo unit “Double Face” is confirmed to join the franchise. Though only the silhouette of the group is revealed, details are set to announce on 16th July.