Idolmaster SideM: “Bandai More Rotten Than Ever!”

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In what has been decried by more traditional fans as yet another overbearing attempt to expand their audience to include the fairer sex, Namco Bandai has unveiled yet another game in its Idolm@ster Mobage line entitled “Idolmaster SideM” – likely bound to open old wounds with the seething otaku hordes still moaning about Idolmaster 2’s former fiasco.

Update: And now the PV is out…

Evidence of the game first emerged via Mobage’s site:

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The PV is now out:

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The game is planned to follow suit with Cinderella Girl’s hugely successful card based “gameplay”, with clear hopes that the combination of mobile, social and fujoshi will be anything but a rotten one.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:58 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    A game for fuckjoshit = automatic shit game.

    Comment by Anonymous

    it's okay, I wont tell your Cool Jock Friends that you preordered it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:06 24/02/2014 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    "fuck your fuckjoshit fuck fuck"

    then buzz of dude!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:44 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    So you like moe anime but hate girls getting their favorites with pretty boys.

    You want the fun but don't want the others to ahve fun too. For fucking shame.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:11 26/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm sick of these pretty boy games. Go out and get a real boy toy. lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:46 26/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh wow, the day has come, now the shoe is on the other foot...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:43 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    comment rating systems yet again ruin discussion

    Comment by Anonymous

    It all seems fine to me. As if a bunch of haters of any type could possibly have a worthwhile discussion with each other, anyways?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:13 25/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol, if you clearly choose to take neither side you're bound to get downvoted to hell quickly i guess!

    Comment by Anonymous

    No more sausage FEST! No more sausage FEST! No more sausage FEST! No more sausage FEST! No more sausage FEST! No more sausage FEST! No more sausage FEST! No more sausage FEST!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Nah, i want others to have fun as well, but its kind of getting ridiculous.Girls/Fujoshi get everything lately, anime and manga industry is changing thanks to them, mangakas change their material because of female fans wanting all the fanservice and bl stuff.How is this fun? they are ruining fun, not us.
    They already have tons of male idol games, why make IdolM@ster into one as well, when its well known for being cute girls thing.Soon every anime/game/manga will have bishonen and yaoi shit in it, because girls want to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:33 24/02/2014 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Your really overreacting. The anime industry will never leave the male otaku behind, they generate too much money for them to do that. The girls/fujoshi havent even gotten THAT much. Let other people have their fun :/ stop being whiny

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    Comment by Naoe
    00:40 25/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    In comparison with all the Idolmaster Franchise releases
    Main games
    -The Idolmaster
    -The Idolmaster Live 4 You
    -The Idolmaster SP
    -The Idolmaster Dearly stars
    -The Idolmaster 2
    -The Idolmaster Shiny Festa
    -Imas Channel
    -The Idolmaster One 4 All (Not Yet Released)

    Smartphone games
    -The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls
    -The Idolmaster Million Live
    -"The Idolmaster Side M"

    Sausage fest my ass, there's only one male oriented game targeted at the female demographic. Just homophobes and fujoshi haters shouting like monkeys.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:20 25/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't forget the mangas; there are over half a dozen, two of them are about Jupiter (probably to test drive their popularity before committing them to a game) but the rest are female-exclusive. Three interconnected DS manga, at least two Cinderella Girls manga, plus the main series with three more, not counting the ones no longer running.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:06 24/02/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    'there are already tons of male idol games'
    ???
    ??????

    also wow how dare companies respond to a demographic by giving them what they want! You had your decade of shitty 'my little sister just wont get off my dick!' anime/dating sims, the dawn of fujoshi is here. If you dont like it, support your favourite boob-slideshow/little sister camel-toe anime and companies will keep making them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:40 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Okok i was too harsh ._. i was under influence of emotions.Sorry Anonymous 07:06.Damn, now i feel bad

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:50 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    omg butthurt rotten woman detected.Thats why you are so hated.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:17 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    14:50 you SUCKKK.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:57 25/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm a stranger to this convo, but it's refreshing to see someone showing some empathy around here for once.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:05 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    95%+ of anime every season is still fanservice for men with maybe 1 or 2 shows for girls and this is "ruining your fun"? Uhh, okay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:50 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    95% of asian dramas are for women. Many shoujo manga end up as live action rather than anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:06 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    WHERE'S MY PRIVILEGE??? Everywhere I look in anime it's nothing but EXPLOITED MEN. Bouncing breasts have all but disappeared and have been replaced by JIGGLING PACKAGES. All the female characters are COVERED IN HEAVY COATS and there are nothing but REVERSE HAREMS. Just see the streams of nothing but yaoi-themed articles on Sankaku. What happened to the good old days when heterosexual males could get some fanservice??? WE'RE BEING PERSECUTED THE FEMINAZIS STOLE EVERYTHING MEN HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO SECOND CLASS CITIZENS ANIME IS RUINED

    Or maybe, just maybe, men are still more shamelessly marketed towards than women have ever been at any point in human history. If a woman looking at an imaginary bishounen in another country somehow ruins your fun, you're a cartoon supervillain who never deserved to have any. Go back to fighting the Care Bears or whatever it is you losers do.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:18 25/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Really... I'm a huge fan of big bouncing oppai anime but what the hell are some guys here smoking? I'm in between new episodes of epic oppai anime maken-ki S2 right now for fuck's sake and if there was anime with jiggling male packages so much like they say then I think I would have at least stumbled across a gif of such a scene by now. And hell, there should be such gifs, it's only fair.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:14 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    i would watch an anime about loser otaku neckbeards fighting carebears just sayin

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:48 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Money talks. Start spending more on cute girls stuff and they will produce more.

    They want the money, if fujoshi or otakus are the ones spending it doesn't matter.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, I'm pretty sure letting people acquire what they want without hurting anyone else is when money actually does good. In case you haven't noticed, it's kind of what makes idols possible at all.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    04:27 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    >Money talks.

    This is true, but it's not only money, but markets. Or to use a less money oriented word, demographics. Basically any creator wants the most people to enjoy their world. The issue is when you attempt to appeal to more and more people you run the risk of destroying the feeling that enhanced it with those who grew to love it. So it's a teetering on the cusp of losing those who hold you in balance, your loyalty, and drawing in new blood to enjoy the world you've created. If you tip the balance too quickly, the 'weaker' new blood may not be able to maintain the loyalty and your franchise falls faster than normal basically.

    In cases like this, spin-offs of established franchises are a special circumstance, because when you have a bunch of games give off the same feeling, and then have a game that radically redirects that feeling, you begin affecting peoples' trust in the world and where it's going. Radical shifts make people nervous and it's on the creator to ease them into it.

    The Fujoshi demographic notwithstanding, women do deserve to have the idolm@ster feel, however if they do it in a way that forces them to change the female characters then they can cause issues on their own creation.

    It's all perception of the audience, but that doesn't mean the audience is at fault for being concerned about where something goes. Orson Scott Card has to this day stated the best writing quote I've ever heard, and if anyone follows it, I have never seen it fail: "Give the audience what they want, but not in the way they expect." If they can do something fun with the guys to unify them with the girls, then this CAN enhance Idolm@ster even more. There will be some guys who lose their waifus but... well... I'm sure they have some research on how profitable those people are in that market already :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:09 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    And this is exactly why this world sucks.Money is everything =)

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:06 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    'there are already tons of male idol games'
    ???
    ??????

    also wow how dare companies respond to a demographic by giving them what they want! You had your decade of shitty 'my little sister just wont get off my dick!' anime/dating sims, the dawn of fujoshi is here. If you dont like it, support your favourite boob-slideshow/little sister camel-toe anime and companies will keep making them.

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    Comment by Jungle Evil
    08:16 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I think it's stupid that people get asshurt because they don't get their am i kawaii ugu moeshit waifus in a fucking singing and dancing game.

    There is a demographic, and the company will pander to it, like any smart corporate entity would.

    And don't even bring up that shit "oh the fujoshi's have too much". Look at the history of anime, starting in the 20th century. Now tell me that there's too much yaoi/BL in the market. There fucking ain't.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:42 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "the fairer sex" everyone who uses this expression should be beaten to death

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:46 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    especially absurd since it's being used to describe fujoshi

    Comment by Anonymous

    You you're saying that men are just as "fair" as in fair-skinned and the like, if not more? Then you should be all over this game, shouldn't you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:21 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't get the hate around this. It's just a male idol group, right?
    I mean, I could see if they went up to the female idol group and started flirting with them. That'll destroy waifu fags and whatnot. But this...is nothing to complain about.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:40 25/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess I'm not the only one thinking the same.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:36 23/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    WTF!! I'm sick of those damn fujoshi!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:40 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    We've been here as long as you have. You just haven't noticed us because most of us are able to blend in to normal people, unlike the typical fat otaku in a plaid shirt and backpack panting over a Pretty Cure doll for little girls.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:48 23/02/2014 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    I'm more sick of the ripoff card games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:50 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    Homophobic much people?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:43 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    So women that find yuri boring are homophobic too then?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:15 24/02/2014 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Oh please stop with the bullshit. Women don't get on a temper tantrum over yuri or any fanservice for guys, just look at the massive popularity of tons of shonen titles brimming with it (guess what? many of those fans are female) and nobody fucking whines. Now look at these bitches who moan because after 9 years of idolmaster they make one or two for women. Really, fucking really?

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    Comment by Jungle Evil
    11:37 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah thankfully I never see these type at anime cons. Perhaps the tumblr crazies never leave the house, based on how asinine their opinions and assumptions are. I hope it stays that way.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:39 25/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jungle Evil: Just go to a damn con and see how many girls actually give a fuck about yuri and compare it to how many guys start booing/whining/raging about anything remotely yaoi. Compare how many "yaoi" (or anything remotely fanservice for women) anime are out every season compared to the shows full of girl-only/mostly casts full of fanservice for guys.

    Convincing yourself that the majority of anime fangirls/fujoshi are intolerant of yuri because of bitches in tumblr is like going to a KKK forum and convincing yourself that all white people hate black people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:02 25/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Jungle Evil - yeah, I think the best anime fans are at anime cons! I'm so glad I decided to finally go to one in 2012 and since then I've been to many. I somehow am able to talk to both guys and girls with ease at cons, just like we're all good old friends and nothing more or less. It's great that we represent our fandoms well where it really matters. I guess assholes usually hide behind their computers and anonymity online.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:49 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I find that most female anime fans are usually cool (really cool <3), but the fact can't be hidden that there are the loud and vocal minority of haters even among our own female anime fan ranks. But the real problems are coming from totally non-anime fans who criticize anime yet haven't really even given it a fair chance to be understood.

    There's loud haters on both sides of the fence that love to perpetuate a lack of understanding, intolerance and hatred for each other. People just can't seem to live and let live.

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    Comment by Jungle Evil
    08:02 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    "women don't get on a temper tantrum over yuri or fanservice for guys"

    I wish I was like you. I wish I had never discovered tumblr.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:07 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Women who dont like yuri don't tend to scream and bitch and whine about EWWWW GAAYYYY and act as though being within a mile of yaoi will cause their genitalia to errupt into cankerous sores and fall off. Straight male otaku are absolute pussies, deal with it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:40 25/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow,wow,wow there. I'm pretty swell with the yaoi stuff and I'm straight. So don't include all of us.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:04 25/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have seen girls react in a disgusted way to yuri but I think probably all of those girls were younger, in their late teens at the most.

    And I'm also a guy who doesn't give a damn about yaoi. I guess it's cuz I grew up thinking that women couldn't be perverted and that they had a point in talking down to guys about their perversions, but now I know we're all capable of being perverted so no one really has the right to talk down to the other.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:36 23/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    WTF!! I'm sick of those damn fujoshi!!!

    Comment by Anonymous

    And the rest of the world are sick of you 2D pedophiles.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:16 24/02/2014 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    and the rest of the cyberspace hate real lifers (or so you thought) like you

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:17 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm sick of human.
    Humanity should be perished.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:56 24/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    @01:17 - winner!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:04 24/02/2014 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    yeah,get a life 3D pedo,i hope you rot in jail or in North Korea even.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 24/02/2014 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Cash is king. Gonna rake in them fujobucks before it's too late.






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