Idol rhythm-action visual novel I*CHU: Chibi Edition coming west

I*CHU: Chibi Edition

PQube has announced a western release for I*CHU: Chibi Edition, the OperaHouse-developed rhythm action idol adventure game.

I*CHU: Chibi Edition is coming west for Nintendo Switch, though a release date wasn’t confirmed.

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus a new trailer:

Your time as a producer has come! Aspiring idols need guidance on their journey to stardom and only you can provide it.

Created by a renowned talent agency, Etoile Vie School is a special academy designed to teach and train idols to be. 32 idols-in-training, also known as “I-Chu” have been chosen to attend this academy and are all working hard towards their major debut.

Separated into stylistically different groups, each idol has their own individual aspirations and unique personality, but with challenging hurdles ahead they must find the right way to understand and get along with each other.

Enter you! It’s your job as their teacher and producer, to guide these unique characters, through their struggles and stresses, helping them make music and resolve issues, to become the ultimate idols in the music industry!


  • Visual Novel: As a teacher and producer, it’s your job to support the boys on their journey to becoming an idol. Explore their individual stories, and help them follow their dreams.
  • Endless Talent: 32 idols into 9 separate groups! Different styles of music and performances, choose your favourite or love them all equally!
  • Rhythm Action: Fast-paced and exciting rhythm action mechanics revolutionised for the Nintendo Switch, choose touchscreen or controller input!
  • Star Studded: Over 80 original songs featuring top Japanese voice actors. Experience their beautiful voices whilst you play to ensure your idols are putting on successful shows!
  • Gacha Without The Microtransactions: Successfully complete shows to unlock currency to scout idols. Choose your favourites from the line-up to create your own original group – all without spending a penny in microtransactions!
  • Increasing Difficulty: Are you a god at rhythm action or a newbie dipping your toes? From Normal, all the way up to Nightmare mode, prepare to challenge yourself!
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