New Reader Guide
  • Ensemble Stars! is the first installment of the series, spanning from the start of the school year in spring until graduation, ending with EP:Link. It covers the cast's time in Yumenosaki Academy.
  • Ensemble Stars!! is the second installment of the series, which takes place after EP:Link. It covers the cast's involvement in Ensemble Square, an entertainment agency, and introduces additional units.
  • When starting Ensemble Stars series, players can begin by reading Main Story or by reading the other story elements (events/scouts, sub stories, or even mini events) and return to Main Story later. Likewise, players can also choose to read other story elements between each main story installment.
  • If you're interested in starting with events/scout stories, you can either start reading stories by order of release or chronologically, or by reading stories involving characters you may be interested in.
  • Click here for a list of every story each character appears in.
  • For those interested in the non-Yumenosaki units (Eden, ALKALOID, Crazy:B): Eden is introduced in Kiseki Series, and the latter two units will be introduced in Ensemble Stars!!.
  • The outcome of Trickstar's revolution in Main Story is often referenced in scouts and events. Knowing the outcome is important for contextualizing subsequent story events.
    • Adaptations that cover Main Story include the stage plays, the novels, the first manga, and the anime.
    • For those who have already viewed Main Story once, here is a refresher on the basic premise of Main Story and its outcome, as well as how it links to Kiseki Series; it is not recommended you read this blurb if you have not already finished Main Story:
Main Story Spoilers
  • Yumenosaki's environment grew stifled under the student council's rule, and freedom of expression was discouraged. While Yumenosaki produced excellent idols, idols who did not abide by the school's vision of what a "good" idol was would ultimately score so low they would be forced to leave school.
  • Trickstar defeats fine, the school's top unit led by the student council president, Eichi Tenshouin, in the DDD, which is a special DreamFes. This effectively ends the student council's reign over the students. Students are now free to express themselves and perform as they wish, and Eichi, moved by Trickstar's "miracle," says he would like to see what this new future has in store.
  • By winning the DDD, Trickstar is now eligible to participate in the SS, a nation-wide idol competition. In the coming months, Trickstar will now have to prepare to represent their school on the national idol stage.
  • Kiseki Series covers the months leading up to the SS, as well as the SS itself.
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