The [email protected] CInderella Girls has become quite popular in Japan, even though the mobile game isn’t available outside of Japan. Since you can’t play the game, would you like to see the more recent idols in an anime?
On April 10, there was an event in Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City to celebrate the release of The [email protected]’s newest single, “Onegai! Cinderella”. The voice actresses of the eleven idols featured in the CD made an appearance, including:
- Ayaka Ohashi (voice of Uzuki Shimamura)
- Minami Tsuda (Miho Kohinata)
- Yuka Ootsubo (Kanako Mimura)
- Ayaka Fukuhara (Rin Shibuya)
- Ruriko Aoki (Riina Tada)
- Maaya Uchida (Ranko Kanzaki)
- Sayuri Hara (Mio Honda)
- Haruka Yoshimura (Mika Jougasaki)
- Nozomi Yamamoto (Rika Jougasaki)
- Rei Matsuzaki (Kirari Moroboshi)
- Hiromi Igarashi (Anzu Futaba)
Just like in the game, the singers were divided into three groups: Passion, Cool, and Cute. The idols they represent are pictured below.
Despite the fact that the event took place in the middle of a weekday, over two thousand people came to see the idols. After several performances and talk sessions, the idols discussed the future development of the Cinderella Girls. When asked what their wishes were, the Passion group replied, “An anime!”, whereas the Cool group said, “An anime, plus individual albums, covers, and duets,” and the Cute group, “We want to perform in a huge auditorium with all of the Cinderella Girls.”
Those are some big wishes from the idols. Unlike the main line [email protected] games, Cinderella Girls focuses on “collecting” idols, who are represented by trading cards instead of 3D models, and there are over 100 idols in the game. Animating all of them would be a gargantuous project, although Namco Bandai could hold a poll to pick just a handful of idols to animate.
Speaking of polls, Japan Columbia Records will hold the second official Cinderella Girl election, in which the five idols with the most votes will form a new unit. The election will be held from April 25 to May 8, and the new unit will release their debut album on May 22.
Another announcement is that the first volumes of the three Cinderella Girls manga “New Generation”, “Rocking Girl”, and “Shuffle!” will be released on April 25.
With the help of manga, elections, and other feedback, maybe Namco Bandai will feature some of the Cinderella Girls in [email protected] 3, and then an anime. Could the Cinderella Girls become the stars of their own Cinderella Story?