5 Idol Groups Enter but Only 1 Will Reign Supreme! Avabel Online Commercial Election!
It’s no secret that idols and mobile gaming are becoming more and more connected. Dempagumi.inc is the current “image character” for Phantom of Kill after defeating Yoshikazu Ebisu in an attempted coup in March of 2015. Members of ℃-ute, Morning Musume. ’15, Juice=Juice, ANGERME, and Country Girls appeared at Hello! Project Hina Fest 2015 in ninja cosplay in support of Nin Tsuku. AKB48 has been in too many game campaigns to remember! However, it seems that things are just beginning to heat up!
Starting on June 13, 2015 the voting period to decide who would be the “image character” for the mobile game Avabel Online (ASOBIMO Games). Candidates for this campaign are: SUPER☆GiRLS, PASSPO☆, THE Possible (from July 8, 2015 Ciao Bella Cinquetti), UPUPGIRLS (KARI), and DIANNA☆SWEET. Voting will continue until July 12, 2015 and is done through the Avabel Online mobile app. Listed in alphabetical order are the 5 groups and their commercials for the campaign.
What they have been doing online to promote themselves: None of the members are on Twitter but, they did release a trailer for their upcoming single “FIRE GIRL” on June 24th and they appeared on the first live webcast promoting the campaign (it has been archived on ASOBIMO’s YouTube channel). DIANNA☆SWEET is also using the multilingual idol support app CHEERZ.
What they have been doing online to promote themselves: PASSPO☆ has been posting videos on their YouTube channel asking for their fans to vote for them. They also appeared on the second live webcast promoting the campaign (it has been archived on ASOBIMO’s YouTube channel). PASSPO☆ is also using the idol support app DMM.yell.
PASSPO☆ Official site: http://passpo.jp/
PASSPO☆ Twitter: https://twitter.com/passpo_staff
Naomi Anzai Twitter: https://twitter.com/naochulip
Yukimi Fujimoto Twitter: https://twitter.com/passpoyukimi
Natsumi Iwamura Twitter: https://twitter.com/iwamuranatsumi
Mio Masui Twitter: https://twitter.com/miomasui
Shiori Mori Twitter: https://twitter.com/morishixsmilin
Ai Negishi Twitter: https://twitter.com/negishiai
Anna Tamai Twitter: https://twitter.com/TamaiAnna
What they have been doing online to promote themselves: SUPER☆GiRLS had their version of the commercial playing before the curtain raised during their 5th anniversary live at Tokyo Dome City Hall on June 20th in addition to several members using Twitter to remind fans to vote. They appeared on the third live webcast promoting the campaign. SUPER☆GiRLS is also using the idol support app DMM.yell.
SUPER☆GiRLS Official site: http://supergirls.jp/
Reira Arai Twitter: https://twitter.com/SG_REIRA_avex
Nana Asakura Twitter: https://twitter.com/SG_NANA_avex
Rino Katsuta Twitter: https://twitter.com/SG_RINO_avex
Ami Maeshima Twitter: https://twitter.com/SG_AMI_avex
Rina Miyazaki Twitter: https://twitter.com/SG_RINA_avex
Ruka Mizote Twitter: https://twitter.com/SG_RUKA_avex
Rika Shimura Twitter: https://twitter.com/SG_RIKA_avex
Mirei Tanaka Twitter: https://twitter.com/SG_MIREI_avex
Risa Uchimura Twitter: https://twitter.com/SG_RISA_avex
Hikaru Watanabe Twitter: https://twitter.com/SG_HIKARU_avex
Koume Watanabe Twitter: https://twitter.com/SG_KOME_avex
What they have been doing online to promote themselves: THE Possible announced that they would be changing their name to Ciao Bella Cinquetti effective July 8, 2015, which coincides with the release of their major label debut single “Never Never Give Up/Omotesando/Futakotamagawa”. The members have been mentioning the campaign on Twitter as well as appearing on the first live webcast promoting the campaign (it has been archived on ASOBIMO’s YouTube channel).
THE Possible Official site: http://www.tnx.cc/possible/
THE Possible Twitter: https://twitter.com/possibooooo
Yurika Akiyama Twitter: https://twitter.com/yurika_akiyama
Yuki Goto Twitter: https://twitter.com/yukigotuuu
Aina Hashimoto Twitter: https://twitter.com/aitune84
Kanami Morozuka Twitter: https://twitter.com/kanami_moroduka
Shoko Robin Okada Twitter: https://twitter.com/xoxorobin19
What they have been doing online to promote themselves: Azusa Sekine and Konatsu Furukawa opened Twitter accounts and they will broadcast themselves playing Avabel Online for 24 hours straight starting at 10:30pm (JST) on June 25th until 10:30pm on June 26th (JST). The live webcast can be seen here: http://ch.nicovideo.jp/bemmo
They have also been posting pictures counting down the days until the end of the voting period on their Instagram account and appeared on the second live webcast promoting the campaign (it has been archived on ASOBIMO’s YouTube channel).
UPUPGIRLS (KARI) Official site: http://www.upupgirlskakkokari.com/
UPUPGIRLS (KARI) Twitter: https://twitter.com/uugirlstaff
Konatsu Furukawa Twitter: https://twitter.com/konatsufurukawa
Azusa Sekine Twitter: https://twitter.com/azusasekine
UPUPGIRLS (KARI) Instagram: https://instagram.com/upupgirlsofficial/
According to the preliminary results posted on June 19th the current rankings are:
#4 UPUPGIRLS (KARI)
#5 THE Possible
If you are not pleased with the results, you know what you must do! Vote!
Voting is simple! Open the Avabel Online app and go to the SHOP. Go to EVENT and pick the group you want to vote for and vote!
The voting option is only available on the Japanese version but, this is not a problem as long as you switch the language of your device to Japanese before you open the application. Here is how to switch your device to Japanese so you can vote.
In order to change it back to English (or whatever other language your device may be using), follow these steps.
Just remember that you need to switch your device to Japanese in order to vote as the option is not available in other regions. As if that wasn’t enough, there is also a Psycho Pass promotional campaign going on right now! In addition to the winning group getting to be the image character for the game, there might be some special easter eggs added to the game that only true fans will understand.
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