The Idolmaster January 2022 Concerts Will Have No Audience

The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls 10th anniversary includes concerts

Bandai Namco announced that it will change the format of upcoming Idolmaster live concerts originally scheduled for mid-to-late January 2022. The company made the decision in consideration of a new coronavirus variant outbreak in Japan. The concerts will turn into online-exclusive streams that will not have any live audience.

This announcement affected the upcoming concerts for The Idolmaster: Million Live and Cinderella Girls. The Million Live concert was originally set to take place at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on January 14-16, 2022. Meanwhile, Cinderella Girls’ tenth-anniversary tour was due to visit Okinawa Arena on January 29-30, 2022. Bandai Namco has canceled both concerts and will replace them with live streams recorded elsewhere.

Most recently, Bandai Namco held a live concert for the sixth anniversary of The Idolmaster: SideM in Tokyo on January 8-9, 2022. The company successfully held this event with a physical venue and audience. The new outbreak only affects the format of other concerts that will take place later this month.

Cinderella Girls and Million Live are separate sub-series under The Idolmaster franchise. Each game features a different roster of characters, and both titles originated from mobile games. The latest titles from the respective sub-series, The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls – Starlight Stage and Million Live – Theater Days, are both available for Android and iOS devices in Japan. Bandai Namco has also launched a PC version of Starlight Stage on DMM Games.

Kite Stenbuck
An avid gamer who learned the Japanese language mostly by playing Japanese games. Especially enjoys Dynasty Warriors, Ace Combat, and Gundam a lot.