More pedometers featuring The Idolmaster characters will appear in Japan, and this time it will include over 300 characters from the whole franchise. Tanita has opened pre-orders for the items on its website. Each and every pedometer will have the same price tag of 3,300 yen.
In late 2021, Tanita released pedometers that featured 190 idols from The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls. The title’s roster is already larger than all other Idolmaster entries combined, but that still does not stop the company from expanding the product lineup to cover the whole Idolmaster series.
The new pedometer designs will feature 39 idols from Million Live, 25 characters from Shiny Colors, and 49 male idols from SideM. It will also add 19 characters who debuted in the console games, including the original 765 Production members, the 876 Production idols from the 2009 DS game Dearly Stars, and the 2021 PS4 and PC title Starlit Season. In total, the lineup will have all 322 idols from the entire franchise represented.
Tanita will close the pre-order period for The Idolmaster series pedometers on September 5, 2022. It will produce the items based on the number of orders received and ship them from mid-November 2022.
The Idolmaster is a series of Japanese idol-raising simulation games that began as an arcade title in 2005. The latest console entry, The Idolmaster: Starlit Season, is available on PlayStation 4 and PC in Japan and Asia. Bandai Namco has also released four mobile games—Cinderella Girls, Million Live, SideM, and Shiny Colors—and expanded them to form their own sub-series.