The Idolmaster collection wasn’t all the time the shining media franchise that it’s right now. Like precise idols trying to make it large, [email protected] began with a a lot decrease finances and smaller viewers. The Idolmaster Executive Producer Yozo Sakagami and Brand & Event Manager Kei Umeki talked about the collection’ humble beginnings in a particular interview.
The function is a part of Bandai Namco’s Asobi Motto video interview collection. It contains Japanese and English subtitles. Check it out under:
Asobi Motto Special The Idolmaster collection interview video
The interview passed off throughout the Asobistore Expo on October 16-18, 2020. The creators began by sharing their ideas about the collection’ 15th anniversary. Since The Idolmaster debuted a very long time in the past, Executive Producer Sakagami anticipated some folks to have forgotten about the collection. However, he was pleasantly shocked to see the reception from all of the “Producers” (gamers) for the anniversary.
According to Producer Sakagami, not many individuals know that Kei Umeki had labored on the collection from the very starting. While Sakagami dealt with extra work on the console video games, Umeki has labored with the model for 15 years, on each dwelling console and arcade variations, so the two return fairly a bit. When they first began engaged on the collection, funds had been low, so the staff had been virtually volunteers. It required arising with concepts to make up for what they lacked in funds. The work concerned lots of creativity and taking motion on a whim.
When Sakagami was first assigned the function of producer of The Idolmaster on consoles, he virtually bumped into bother when he went to the arcades to see what sort of sport it was. It was round the time Bandai Namco was doing location assessments for arcades. When Sakagami visited a Shinjuku arcade, he was shocked to see a gaggle of highschool ladies enjoying The Idolmaster. Since the ladies performed for 2 hours, he needed to talk to them about it and decide why they had been enjoying a sport he felt was made for the male viewers.
However, when he approached the ladies, a gaggle of highschool boys confirmed up, considering he was attempting to do one thing to the ladies. Sakagami cleared up the misunderstanding by explaining that he was there for improvement analysis for Namco. After listening to that, the highschool college students fortunately answered his questions. As it turned out, the ladies solely began enjoying the sport as a result of they might sit all the way down to play. On the plus facet, Sakagami discovered that the ladies ended up persevering with to play the sport as a result of they thought the idols had been cute.