Idolm@ster Mami F-16C (2008)

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F-16C -MAMI- Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Some how I missed that that F-16C was added in the September 2023 “Sons of Attila” update but I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to suggest an Idolm@ster livery for the plane.

This was downloadable aircraft skin that was available for Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation . It was called “ F-16C -MAMI-”. Later it was released in Ace Combat Infinity however the skin was updated with Mami’s newer model from the most recent Idolm@ster game at the time.

This skin was sold as a bundle called: “THE IDOLMASTER AMI, MAMI SET” which also featured the F-2A -Ami- skin which was release May 28th 2008 and at the time of release cost $5 USD.

I think this skin could allow WarThunder to have a collaboration with Bandai and bring a bit of anime and fun to the game for people that enjoy the fun anime camouflages available on https://live.warthunder.com/

Video:
https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3474291

History of Idolm@ster:

The Idolm@ster is a Japanese multimedia franchise that originated as a video game series developed by Namco Bandai Games (now known as Bandai Namco Entertainment). The first game in the series, The Idolm@ster, was released in 2005 for the Xbox 360 console. The game’s success led to the development of sequels and spin-offs, which in turn spawned a wide range of related media, including anime adaptations, manga, light novels, and music CDs.

The franchise revolves around the concept of idol groups, which are popular in Japan and other parts of Asia. Idols are young performers who sing, dance, and act in a variety of media, including music videos, television shows, and live performances. The Idolm@ster focuses on the lives and careers of aspiring female idols, who work together to achieve success in the highly competitive entertainment industry.

The main characters in The Idolm@ster are a group of 13 aspiring idols who are managed by the player character. Each of the idols has her own distinct personality, backstory, and talent, ranging from singing and dancing to acting and modeling. The player must guide the idols through various challenges, including training sessions, auditions, and live performances.

The gameplay in The Idolm@ster is a mix of simulation and rhythm game elements. The player must manage the idols’ schedules, training, and outfits, as well as participate in rhythm game-style music and dance performances. The game also features a social simulation aspect, where the player must interact with the idols and build relationships with them to improve their performances.

The success of The Idolm@ster led to the development of numerous sequels and spin-offs, each with its own unique cast of characters and gameplay mechanics. For example, The Idolm@ster 2, released in 2011 for the PlayStation 3, introduced a new set of idols and gameplay features, including the ability to customize the idols’ hairstyles and outfits.

The Idolm@ster has also been adapted into various forms of media, including anime series, manga, light novels, and music CDs. The anime adaptation, titled The Idolm@ster, aired in 2011 and follows the lives of the original 13 idols as they navigate the challenges of the entertainment industry. The franchise’s music has also become popular, with numerous CDs featuring the idols’ songs and performances.

Overall, The Idolm@ster franchise has gained a significant following both in Japan and internationally. The franchise’s engaging characters, catchy music, and exploration of the ups and downs of the idol industry have made it a popular choice among fans of Japanese media. It has also been praised for its positive portrayal of female empowerment and the importance of hard work and perseverance in achieving one’s goals.

There are also franchises that have have branched from the original one: Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls, Idolm@ster SideM, and Idolm@ster Shiny Colors. Each of these franchises have their own game(s) and animes* (Million Live anime Currently Airing and Shiny color’s anime airs next year)