Idol Rism Lets You Train Both Male And Female Idols To Stardom

By Eugene . February 28, 2014 . 2:01pm

For the most part, videogames about grooming idols either fall squarely into the “For Him” or “For Her” camps—up until now. Upcoming smartphone idol-training rhythm action game Idol Rism is looking to bridge that divide by including both male and female idols at your command for your on-the-go rhythm game pleasure.



The game will include some 22 songs at launch, and players will have to do what they do in every other rhythm game by tapping to the tunes while their chosen idols sing in the background. There does appear to be a twist however, as the screenshots also remind us of puzzle titles such as Puzzle & Dragon’s party of characters. With different symbols for characters it seems we might be able to power up the idols during the songs for some extra damage star power.



Idol Rism launches with 31 idols to choose from such as glasses boy Ichito Haruna or beautiful Sakura Kotohira, with more to come later.



Of course, no such game would be complete without the ability to customize their clothes as well to ensure your aspiring starlet looks her or his best.


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Idol Rism is available on smartphones now and you can sign up for it here.

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  • Upon noticing from the title that it’s aimed at both male and female players, I had a gut feeling that it’d be a mobile game… Not sure why.

    • BossBullet

      Because it says so on their mobile site.

      • Aerii

        They said from the title.

        “Idol Rism Lets You Train Both Male And Female Idols To Stardom”

        Kindly point to where in the headline it says this. Or even the description you read prior to clicking on the article.

        • BossBullet

          I saw the tags on siliconera mobile site.
          I realized he was probably on the desktop site of siliconera and I made a mistake my bad.

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    That sounds really fun

  • HellMuT

    Can you train male traps to be idols?

  • wererat42

    Looks good for a mobile game, that last screenshot reminds me of Aikatsu CG scenes.
    Wonder if this will show up on our app store. I’ve seen games that aren’t localized before.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      maybe no.. this type of game is taboo outside asia

      • wererat42

        Still got Project Diva and Shiny Festa. Somehow.
        Granted Shiny Festa is a $60 mobile game, so that might not be a good example.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          I mean, Idol simulation. Those are still rhythm game

          • I’m not sure how much sim is in it, but NISA is coming out with the Neptunia idol game.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            note that neptune idol game was only game for dedicated neptune fans, same like NISA localizing disgaea VN one only for dedicated disgaea fans

  • s07195

    I checked the page, and really, there are around 4 male idols in contrast to around 30 female idols… I’d say for now it falls squarely into the ‘For him’ category.

  • Theofratus ‘Geese’ Lester

    Hope they change it to “rhythm” if and when they ever do license it here.

    • ReMeDyIII

      BWAHAHAHA, license? Youza funny. The Japanese do not care for us.

      • Theofratus ‘Geese’ Lester

        If “the Japanese did not care for us”, then why did Katsuhiro Harada, the creator of Tekken help bring out Project X Zone to the U.S.?

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