After seven years of being available only in Asia, Happy Elements KK’s Together Stars!! Music reaches the English public. One of the many games released in June, Together Stars!! Music mixes rhythm and gacha gameplay while putting players in the shoes of a producer managing multiple idol groups. Featuring a dynamic cast, a large discography, and a drama-filled plot, Together Stars!! Music has a lot to offer fans of rhythm games and idol series.
While the franchise has received an anime adaptation, this is the first time a Stars Set the game came to English-speaking audiences. With two games, an anime, and several years of character development, newcomers to the franchise may think there’s a lot to catch up on, but there are ways to start with one of the The most talked about games on Twitter before Together Stars!! Music English releases on the App Store and Google Play on June 16.
What is About Ensemble Stars?
The franchise started as a spin-off of Happy Elements KK Overall girls, a mobile card-collecting game. the original Stars Setnow known as Ensemble Stars! Basic, also had gameplay centered around collecting and increasing idol stats. In 2020, Stars Set was split into two games: Basicwhich focused on collecting cards, and Music, a brand new rhythm game. The plot of Stars Set is told through both Basic and Music, but at their core, both games center on a talented but eccentric set of boys vying to become idols.
Basic puts players in the shoes of The Producer (known as Anzu by default), a recent transfer student at Yumenosaki Academy, a performing arts school known for its idol class. The player is the first student to enroll in the academy’s producer course, which guides and supervises idols. Despite its famous reputation and talented student body, Yumenosaki Academy’s problems are soon exposed. These include a powerful student council, a rigid student hierarchy, and the aftermath of the final school year, referred to by the characters as “The War”. Along with Trickstar, a rising idol unit, the player sets out to change the academy for the better.
Contrary to Basicthe plot centered on the school, Music expand the world of Together Stars in the competitive sphere. The idol units of the first game are now signed with entertainment agencies and take on real work in the professional world. Joining the already packed cast are newcomers ALKALOID and Crazy:B, two other idol groups featuring characters with their own quirks and mysteries.
Where to watch Together Stars
Like other popular game franchises, Stars Set received an anime adaptation, which details much of the main story of Basic as well as several side stories. While the anime primarily follows Anzu and Trickstar, each group available in Basic makes an appearance. Directed by David Production and picked up by Funimation, all 24 episodes of the anime are available in Japanese and English on Funimation’s website.
In addition, an animated film titled Together Stars!! Road to show!! premiering in theaters in Japan in March. Road to show!! follows Anzu and several actors from Stars Set (including three newcomers introduced in Music) as they travel to New York to attend an idol film festival. Although it’s available on the Japanese website DMM.com, overseas fans will need to use a VPN to access it, and it’s not captioned.
In addition to anime, Stars Set also received several stage adaptations, depicting various stories from the franchise. However, as Road to show!!, those outside of Japan will need to use a VPN to access this content. Fittingly for an idol franchise, all of these adaptations also feature a wide array of songs from every genre under the sun.
Many of these songs (with genres ranging from pop, jazz, rock, and even traditional Japanese music) will be playable in Together Stars!! Music. Players can get a head start by pre-registering on the official website for various rewards including Diamonds, Musicis the gacha currency. Additionally, walkthroughs on each individual character can be found on the official Twitter account.
With Together Stars!! Music Released in English on June 16, fans old and new can pick up the popular franchise and experience the cast of idols in a new way while enjoying the dramatic plot and upbeat music. The game is expected to release on the App Store and Google Play.