The long running and popular Namco Bandai game series, The [email protected], will be getting a film adaptation, which has been green lit earlier today. Revealed at The [email protected] Music [email protected] of Winter!! event, the film will be a new original story focusing on the idols of 765 Productions.
A promotional video was also launched with the reveal:
The [email protected] started off as a video game in 2005 in Japanese arcades, where the player would manage the idol’s schedule to train them, talk to them or have them perform, all through various mini-games. Since then, there has been one sequel and numerous spin off games on various gaming platforms. The games have also inspired three anime series, eight manga and a light novel series.There has been no release date for the The [email protected] film, or any additional information regarding the film’s plot and title. The cast for the film will be the same as the second anime series, produced by A-1 Pictures.