Ensemble Square (アンサンブルスクエア ansanburu sukuea) is an entertainment company that exists on its own miniature island in Tokyo. Introduced in EP:Link, Eichi Tenshouin, the agency president, and Ibara Saegusa, his collaborator, intend to use Ensemble Square to revolutionize the idol industry.
It is the parent entertainment company of dozens of talent agencies, which are housed inside the building. Of Ensemble Square's agencies, Star Maker Production, Rhythm Link, New Dimension, and Cosmic Production contain the main units from Yumenosaki.
Though the construction for Ensemble Square began much earlier, its existence is not unveiled until after the current year ends. Its activities begin July 1st, following graduation.
That day, I saw an idol for the first time.
The sensation I felt was... light. A brilliant glimmer as if something had exploded. Overwhelmed by the brightness, I cried out in shock.
—Just what are idols?
I came to this city without knowing left from right, and I formed an idol unit with friends I don't know all that well.
"I will destroy idols."
Though that was my goal, and I'd been dead set on accomplishing it— before I knew it, we were on the verge of being fired.
I want to know just what kind of power idols hold... to have changed my brother entirely.
I'm here to find out these answers.
Welcome to Ensemble Square! Here, idols are everything!
In the heart of the downtown where countless people come and go, a brand new building stands tall... This is Ensemble Square!
Here, there exist four—among many—agencies, vast as planets. Colorful idols from each of these agencies bustle about day and night while singing and dancing; while crying and growing angry— while laughing, these idols are alive.
And you are more than welcome to visit! Here, you will find a fascinating tragedy in the portrait of their lives; one you'll never find anywhere else! Here, their emotions will swell, cross, clash, and erupt free!
These idols have been waiting for you so you can be a witness to their miracles!
Ensemble Square works with the business side of the entertainment industry and provides a larger net of connections and protection to each of its affiliated agencies than each would have if they operated in isolation.
The specifics of Ensemble Square and its agencies are not yet fully known, but each agency is said to have its own policies and standards which Ensemble Square does not interfere with. Ensemble Square is meant to provide work-related opportunities to each agency, and the agencies are meant to select which of its talents to assign to each job.
The agency founded by Yumenosaki alumnus Eichi Tenshouin. Its name is abbreviated as StarPro. While he's created a system that automatically enrolls all students of the Yumenosaki idol department into an appropriate ES agency upon their entry in the school's idol course, there are many students who willingly choose to affiliate with StarPro, which has an atmosphere familiar to Yumenosaki students. StarPro's motto is "Creating joy for both idols and fans."
A veteran small-scale entertainment agency that's been operating since the old days. Their nickname is RhyLin. One of the agencies that joined Ensemble Square. Not only do the idols affiliated with them thrive via numerous events, but so do many other bands, singer/songwriters, and musicians. Their motto is "Reaching your heart through our music."
A newly-established entertainment agency. Abbreviated as NewDi. One of the agencies under Ensemble Square. Though they were only recently established and have few idols, they've expanded from just idol activities to theater management, training actors, and TV program productions. Their motto is "A generation of all-rounders."
Tsumugi Aoba is the vice president of New Dimension.
An entertainment agency that runs Reimei Academy and Shuuetsu Academy, which both cultivate young, talented individuals. Its name is abbreviated as CosPro. It manages the schools by nurturing idol students in Reimei Academy and then transferring the highest-quality students to Shuuetsu to shelter them there. Though it has steadily risen in social standing in the entertainment world due to their methods, the SS has caused their status to somewhat plateau. Their agency motto is "Providing only the highest grade entertainment."
Ibara Saegusa is the vice president of Cosmic Production.
Some facilities, such as clothing and food, require L$ to access (リッドル, riddoru, or l'idollars, a pun on "little," "idol," and "dollars"). See the ES Life tab for more information.
While the dorm appears to have certain rules, the only known one at present is that women are not allowed into the dorms, and evidently cannot go any further than the gates.
Upon entering the dorms, characters are assigned roommates. Not all character room partners are currently known. Please see below for the current known assignments.
- Whole Hands
On November 15, 2019 9PM (JST), the official Ensemble Stars twitter posted a fictional recruitment page titled "Ensemble Square: Recruit 2020." On this page, additional information about Ensemble Square's function and facilities were revealed, as well as information about its producer application process. It is hosted on the recruitment page of the website.
|Every year, more than 10,000 boys and girls long to become idols, praying they'll one day perform on that glittering stage... Japan has entered an age where so many are idol hopefuls. But among all those people, only a handful ever have the chance to ever stand on stage...
Let's make ONLY YOUR STARS.
With your hands, you can create a constellation.
These are the units that will revolutionize the new era.
Ensemble Square, a brand new, multi-agency entertainment company, cultivates these dazzling idols and guides them to the stage.
Please, lend them your help.
Location: Tokyo metropolitan area (Tours available)
We will record your answers to the following eight-question aptitude exam. Once each agency sees your aptitude scores, they will forward you an offer.
You can take the quiz here (scroll down to マッチングエントリー).
Please see the next section to see the possible results, an explanation of the diagrams, salary, and idol comments.
We have a special offer for you
Message from the Agency
我々[Agency Name] では、所属タレントと二人三脚で活動領域を広げていけるメンバーを求めています。 今回ご登録頂いたマッチングエントリーによる適性チェックにおいて高い適性値を出されたあなたへ、ぜひ弊事務所で活躍して頂きたいと思い、オファーを出させて頂いた次第です。
Our preference as to which unit we would like you to produce
Idols with whom you have the highest compatibility
Estimated Annual Income
We sincerely appreciate your time and understanding.
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