The world of idols. It is indeed a grand place to be. Maidens of all ages and heights enter this realm, wishing to rise towards victory, fame, the title of the greatest idol. Some make it, some don't. Will you make it? You will never know until you take the first step into the gates... The world of iDOLM@STER is a vast one. Idols from all walks of life enter the realm of idols to seek great success. As of now, various idols from various Productions are constantly peparing for various events, fulfilling separate goals together. But hey, enough with the chitchat. Let's get on with the main paperwork and all that. If you want to be an idol, you will need an agency to promote you, isn't that right? What? What do you mean you're independent? I don't care if you're freelance, you won't last long if you're freelance! 765 Production 961 Production 876 Production 346 Production 189 Production This is where the ball first started rolling in the series. As of now, 765(read as Namco) Production produces 50 different idols, both the 13 experienced members of 765PRO ALLSTARS and the fresh new 37 MILLIONSTARS of the mobile installment Million Live. The current President is Takagi Junjirou. There are currently hiring Producers. Notes: RyuGuKomachi has disbanded Both the 13 765PRO members as well as Million Live characters are present. The 13 765PRO members have veteran advantage, while the other 37 are rookies. In addition to the NPC Producer, 4 more Producers are ready to be hired. Advantages: Experienced company Enhanced bond Enhanced fame Neutral: Higher-than-average budget-to-staff ratio Disadvantages: Who knows~ The real weakness arises within individuals. Where do I even begin? Ah yes, 961(read as Kuroi) Production. You think they went bakrupt? Ka-pow? Well, evil, or rather, chaotic evil, never gives up! Kuroi Takao, the President of 961 Production, is unwilling to let any puny rats get under his nose, and he will ensure that he crushes them hard with a variety of underhanded tactics up his sleeve and down his connections. And yeah, that's probably why his previous idols quit in the first place. This company is not hiring Producers. Notes: Original characters will be used in this case. Two to five idols will be present to form a unit. The idols are at first unaware of Kuroi's evil deeds, but learn later. Kuroi brainwashes his idols into thinking that he's playing fair and the other agencies are rolling dirty. Advantages: Dirty play brings you heights High budget-to-staff ratio Capable of tinkering and toying with other companies Neutral: Intensive foul play Disadvantages: Your boss is a total dick and you're more likely to defect from this hellhole than any other company Foul play may backfire Foul play does not work on 346 Production. That's some serious suicide. Mostly rookies, unless otherwise stated. You think we forgot? You think they're dead? Oh, they were never dead. They were never unsuccessful. 876(read Banamu) Production is pretty small, but you know what they all say, small things come in big packages. By small I mean, only three idols in their arsenal. Three idols in one single unit known to many as Dearly Stars, how did President Ishikara Minori even survive the idol industry with her measly low-staff low-idol company? Well, read this thing again. This company is hiring 1 additional producer in addition to a current NPC Producers/Managers, Okamoto Manami and Ozaki Reiko. Notes: Any form of 'ultimate event' that happened in other forms of material didn't happen. Ai's mother never returned to the idol industry, Eri... what happened again? Ryo was never found out to be a boy. Instead, an alternate route where the trio became a unit occured. Advantages: Heavy, hard to seperate bond Connections with 765 Pro Slightly enhanced fame Neutral: Moderate budget-to-staff ratio Disadvantages: Ridiculously small staff numbers. The beautiful castle. The beautiful castle where the magic happens. Lead by an unknown President, 346(read Mishiro) Production owns this wonderful, enchanted fortress, and it promises to make your fairy tale dream come- Fine, fine, I'll stop this. 346 Production is a humongous company with a great variety of facilities, at least 30 floors in its building, and a whopping 187 idols from the Cinderella Girls spinoff being produced by various Producers. This company is so huge, they actually need to divide the idols into sub-agencies that are formed once in a while, each sub-agency produced by one Producer. This company won't stop hiring Producers anytime soon! Notes: As this is closer to the anime's continuity, the sub-agency Cinderella Project has to be in one whole piece of 14 under one Producer. For other combinations, go cray-cray. Each sub-agency can hold from three to fifteen idols. If an idol has been claimed, you need to seek permission from the roleplayer playing the idol before they can be in your sub-agency. Other than that, feel free to add idols of your choosing to your arsenal. No reserving idols for sub-agencies please. If an idol from your sub-agency is unclaimed, she can be used as an NPC controlled by you. Advantages: Very high budget-to-staff ratio An actual success rate Great variety of idols, 187 idols Neutral: ??? Disadvantages: You know what goes with '187 idols to produce' now don't you? 189 Wait, literally who? Literally what? 189(Pronounced Iwaku) Production is so new, it doesn't even have a proper logo... yet. Like a new flower, it blooms, ready to face hardships while riding a metaphorical hard ship. They don't have much of a history, but hey, now is a good time to start. This company is currently hiring two Producers, one male, one female Notes: Only original characters please. And Original characters go here. Advantages: Pretty new, a chance to shine Neutral: ??? Disadvantages: Low budget-to-staff ratio Still new, zero bond at the start of the RP The only agency in the RP that starts from Square one.