Launched in 2014, Idolm@ster SideM began the spin-off of the idol franchise with male characters, starring in a Cinderella Girls style mobage social game. Veterans of the fictional all-male idol unit 961 Production (Shota Mitarai, Amagase Toma and Hokuto Ijuin) joined the guys of 315 Production for the extensive cast. The Persona series’ Shuji Sogabe provided character designs for the doctors, lawyers, Self-Defence Force officers and part-time workers turned male idols, including the latest unit to be showcased, music club quintet High×Joker.
This includes Shiki Iseya (voiced by Shiki Iseya in the game), Hayato Akiyama (CV Shouya Chiba), Haruna Wakazato (CV Yuusuke Shirai ), Jun Fuyumi (CV Takuma Nagatsuka) and Natsuki Sakaki (CV Hiroshi Watanabe).
iM@s veterans Takahiro Harada and Miyuki Kuroki will helm the A-1 pictures production.