According to a tweet posted via the official Bandai Namco Entertainment Southeast Asia Twitter account, fans of Idolmaster will be able to tune into the “Songs of Tokyo Festival 2020,” to view a live-streamed performance featuring Idolmaster characters.
The Songs of Tokyo festival is an annual event presented by the broadcaster, NHK World-Japan, to showcase music from Japan. It seems a suitable venue to air performances of songs from a series all about pop idols achieving extraordinary success through their music.
This year will feature performances from across five different Idolmaster brands, with a total of fifteen characters taking to the stage. The characters being represented are from The Idolmaster, The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls, The Idolmaster Million Live!, The Idolmaster SideM, and The Idolmaster Shiny Colors. This will be the first time all these characters have come together to perform.
Idolmaster’s presence in The Songs of Tokyo festival might come as a relief for fans of the franchise who have been dealing with recent delays as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The upcoming title, The Idolmaster: Starlit Season was officially moved back from a 2020 release window to a 2021 release window just earlier this month.
People interested in viewing the performance can tune into the Songs of Tokyo festival via the NHK World-Japan app for Android and iPhone. The full broadcast schedule for the invent, including the full lineup, can be found on the Songs of Tokyo webpage.