• "Idolish7" Movie Finally Surpasses 3 Billion Yen in Revenue, Fans Continue Support After a Year of Release
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"Idolish7" Movie Finally Surpasses 3 Billion Yen in Revenue, Fans Continue Support After a Year of Release

"Idolish7 LIVE 4bit BEYOND THE PERiOD," released on May 20, 2023, has surpassed 3,043,503,041 yen in box office revenue with an audience of 1,759,097 after 366 days since its release. It has also re-entered the national box office top 10 rankings.

Key visual for "Idolish7 the Movie"

Key visual for "Idolish7 the Movie" (C) BNOI/Idolish7 the Movie Production Committee.

Currently, to commemorate the first anniversary of its release, a one-year anniversary week is being held until May 23, with the movie being shown in select theaters, pushing its earnings past the 3 billion yen mark. Additionally, the director and producers have shared their gratitude through messages to the fans.

"Idolish7" is based on a popular smartphone game where players work as managers at an entertainment agency, nurturing the male idol group "IDOLiSH7." The story of the idols' growth has gained widespread popularity, with the first season of the TV anime airing in January 2018, followed by three more seasons.

This movie features a "dream live performance" with 16 members from IDOLiSH7, TRIGGER, Re:vale, and ZOOL coming together.

Hiroshi Nishikiori (Director)

A year has passed since the release of "Movie Nana." Thank you for your unwavering support. This work was created by listening to the thoughts of the 16 members from the four groups and bringing them together, so the passion we received from them still remains with us. I hope the anniversary week will be an opportunity to reconfirm that passion with everyone. Enjoy the special screenings!!

Kensuke Yamamoto (Director)

The live performance we created with 16 idols. I remember waiting eagerly for the opening day and the first and second days, bathing in the fans' cheers from a corner of the theater. It’s hard to believe that was a year ago. I can still vividly recall the excitement and joy of that space. Since then, every theater has been filled with joy and fun, and I’ve been trembling with emotion. Thank you so much. I look forward to seeing you again in the theaters!!

Sokichi Shimooka (Executive Producer of "Idolish7")

"BEYOND THE PERiODO" celebrates its first anniversary. It was planned as a live performance that would never fade. I am grateful for the miracle that our desire for it to be loved for a long time has continued to this day. Please pay special attention to the idols’ formations and expressions, especially their eyes, which speak volumes. Let’s enjoy Idolish7 together!

Ayaka Negishi (General Producer of "Idolish7")

It is incredible that "Movie Nana" is celebrating its first anniversary. The countdown started on January 1, and I remember the heat of the moment when we made the announcement on January 7 as if it were yesterday. Thanks to your continued love for "Movie Nana" and your repeated visits to the Rainbow Arena, we can hold this anniversary week event. Thank you so much! "Movie Nana" is made with the love of the managers and the live production staff. I hope you will pay attention to each piece of equipment that makes the idols shine, such as the spotlights, lasers, cameras, and drones. I would be delighted if you discover new charms of "Movie Nana" during the anniversary week.

Yamato Sogo (Music Producer of "Idolish7")

Congratulations on "Movie Nana's" 1st anniversary! The idols have run as they are, in their own way, and it has been a dream year with "Movie Nana" loved around the world. This live performance that you and they created together will remain as precious memories and continue to live on in the music as "Pieces." Thank you so much for all your support! Please continue to support the idols as they keep reaching new heights! Let’s get fired up for "Movie Nana"!