The iDOLM@STER is a gigantic franchise within Japan that mainly revolves around thirteen girls working as idols and the producer that works to make them stars. The original thirteen girls starred in two television anime and a feature film. And in the past few years, the franchise has spawned multiple smartphone game spinoffs, including The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls—which inspired two additional television anime series—and Million Live. Both feature a much larger cast of girls to train and love. The series even inspired a female-oriented spinoff featuring a plenitude of attractive male idols titled THE iDOLM@STER: SideM, which has popularity in its own right.
“I was in college and my friend was hosting an event and he said, ‘I want you to rap,’ and I was like, ‘What are you talking about? I don’t rap. I’ve never even rapped before.'”
This was the unexpected and sudden beginning of Lotus Juice: a musician who would come to be loved by fans all over the world for his unique style of music. A large amount of his fans outside of Japan have been introduced to his work through ATLUS’ Persona series of video games, which he has been participating in since the series’ third installment.