About THE IDOLM@STER SHINY COLORS
THE iDOLM@STER: SHINY COLORS is a mobile game that features 16 new female idols managed by a new production company. The game's development was revealed for the first time at TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017, and the official announcement was made public on February 6, 2018. The game was officially released on April 24, 2018.
Players will become producers of the new office called 283 Productions, and the goal is to nurture these fresh girls and lead them to success in the Idol industry. In addition, you can also play against other national producers. This game features 16 new girl idols split in four units with their own personalities and styles:
1. illumination STARS
This unit consists of Sakuragi Mano (Sekine Hitomi), Kazano Hiori (Kondou Reina), and Machimiya Meguru (Mineda Mayu). The girls of illumination STARS have a small light and they need you to help them shine brighter. They have lovely personalities, but sometimes these small stars will collide with each other.
This is the revolutionary idol unit of the new world that will set your heart into flames. Wearing gothic dresses, they keep singing about hope.
This is a happy pop trio idol unit. Alstroemeria's songs are about "longing for the future". These girls are the ones that will make you smile with their happy performance.
4. Houkago Climax Girls
This is the all-power idol unit whose personalities will collide with each other all the time. They are living testimony of reaching the "climax" as they go pushing through the idol world with both their hearts and minds. They aim to reach the top of the idol world!
Interesting Game Features:
- Events: There are in-game events every month where players have to compete with other players to earn various rewards such as support cards.
- Produce Marathons: Players have to focus on producing specific members to complete certain missions to gain event points.
- Cards. There are 3 types of rare cards in SHINY COLORS: SSR (Super Super Rare), SR (Super Rare), and R (Rare). There are also two card types: Support and Produce. With Produce cards, the player is able to produce the idol that the card displays, while Support cards can only be used to support the idols.
About BRILLI@NT WING 01 Spread the Wings!!
THE IDOLM@STER SHINY COLORS BRILLI@NT WING 01 Spread the Wings!! is the first single released in the BRILLI@NT WING series. The single was released on June 6, 2018.
On the Outside
The CD cover art shows 16 girls floating in the sky. They are all wearing similar strapless, white and blue dresses with layered skirts and give us the feeling of feathers. You get a gorgeous image of each of them, some of them are smiling, others are doing sexy poses.
The font of the text is white against the blue background that continues on the back cover, which has a very minimalistic design, we can see only the title of the CD and the track list containing two songs. It also says that both songs were performed by all the members of the 4 units.
On the Inside
After opening the plastic case, we get the same blue background on the CD itself. There are no surprises here, and no other pictures of the girls. The CD itself has the basic information of the song titles and the staff who worked in the production of it printed with a nice font in blue and white.
The slip case gives us a two page booklet with more specific credits. The booklet has no images inside, but it has the lyrics of both songs in Japanese, so it serves its purpose well.
THE IDOLM@STER SHINY COLORS “BRILLI@NT WING 01 Spread the Wings!!” game single review
The first track, “Spread the Wings!!”, starts off with a lovely piano melody which is suddenly joined by atmospheric syncs. The vocals comes in high pitch saying 'Spread the Wings'. This song also have some heavy guitars riffs in the middle, the tempo is fast, is the perfect song to get you up in the morning with a positive and energetic message.
The second track “Multicolored Sky” continues the trend of starting with a slow piano melody and then building more speed with a guitar leading the vocal parts. But this song is much more slower and has a melancholic vibe to it. It really sounds like a farewell; like something is ending. This could be a bedtime song that will lead you to the land of dreams.
You get only 10 minutes 28 seconds of these talented idol girls singing to you. This is the first of several single albums that will be released under the name of THE IDOLM@STER SHINY COLORS. This single album is only the introduction of the new units and the girls' styles, I hope we will be getting more singles performed by each unit independently. The goth girls unit sounds very interesting.