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  • All-Star Cast: A majority of the cast were voiced by new voice actors at the time the game was launched, but Trickstar played it straight with the characters being voiced by already famed voice actors. Even FINE and UNDEAD is one (Sans Yuzuru and Kaoru's voice actor as Kaoru's voice actor is more well known as a stage actor than a voice actor). The idols of the units that came in the second year of the game's release (Switch, MaM, Adam and Eve) are hugely popular seiyuu.
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  • Cashcow Franchise: Wouldn't you believe it. The franchise quickly became one of the most popular male idol series in The New '10s, and a competitor to the likes of THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls or the long-running Uta No Princesama.
  • The Cast Show Off: Played interestingly - Tsukasa is meant in-universe to be fluent in English, but the actor isn't, so while his English definitely sounds less Japanese than that of the other students, it still sounds kind of weird. On the other hand, Kaoru's voice actor Kei Hosogai went to school in America for several years and actually is fluent in English. However, he hasn't had a chance to show it off in-game yet.
  • Casting Gag: The Ensemble Stars! On Stage series had the Aoi twins be played by actual twin brothers Kenta and Shouta Yamanaka.
  • Celebrity Voice Actor: Kaoru is voiced by Kei Hosogai, better known for his role as Basco Ta Jolokia in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.
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  • Development Hell: The anime adaptation was announced in 2016, but despite that fact very little news has been brought up since, and it had been quietly dropped and reannounced within two years. Finally, as of 2018, there is a definite date for the adaptarion's release, which aired on July 7th 2019.
  • Dueling Games: With IDOLiSH7 and I-Chu as male idol mobile games, and A3! as a mobile game in general.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Some fans also used the in-series nicknames to refer to the characters:
      • Makoto is affectionately called Yuu-kun by the fandom.
      • Wataru is often called Six Fingers by the fans. See Memetic Mutation for why.
      • "Yanhomo" for Izumi, due to his extreme interest in Makoto. People in some circles also call him "Izoom" or something similar.
      • "Galge (Girl game) Protag" for Mao to some people, due to his Nice Guy personality and being very reliable.
      • It's quiet common to associate Mika with Odd-san or Peppers from NekoAtsume, to the point where some referred to Mika as Peppers as an Affectionate Nickname.
      • Arashi is fondly called variations of "Onee-chan", since that's what he asks you to call him in-game.
      • Hajime is called "Shinonon" by the fandom.
      • "Grandpa" for Rei, since he talks like an old man.
      • Some fans refer to Eichi as Satan due to some of his very questionable actions.
      • Since Nazuna asks everyone to call him "nii-chan" in game, it's common for people to call him that or even some other variant of it (such as "Nazu-nii").
      • Madara is often called "Mama" or "Mikejimama" by the fandom due to that being his In-Series Nickname.
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    • The King's Horseback Ride event is most commonly called the "Judgement event" by fans. There had been events which are known simply for the live that takes place in the story or, in a live unrelated event, the story (Autumn School Trip has been called "Onsen event" by fans).
  • Follow the Leader: Following EnStars' long reigning popularity, there have been numerous games that have opted to imitate the gameplay, aesthetics and mechanics, most likely due to most of its popularity coming from the simplistic play style. Some examples include the training games DREAM!ing, On Air!! and its biggest competitor, A3!.
  • I Knew It!: Some fans guessed correctly that Tsumugi is an ex-member of fine.
  • Meaningful Release Date: The 1st episode of the anime aired on July 7th, which coincidently is the start of Tanabata (Star Festival).
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  • No Export for You: This game isn't actually licensed in West, not that it stopped anyone from playing it. Korea averts it thanks to getting an official Korean translation done. China also get an official version under Happy Elements's Chinese branch with some version exclusive content.
  • Portmanteau Series Nickname: The game itself is shortened to EnStars by fans.
  • Real-Life Relative: In On Stage, Hinata and Yuuta Aoi of 2wink are played by actual twin actors.
  • Relationship Voice Actor:
    • You'll be surprised to know that there are quite a few cast members that voiced a character in Touken Ranbu.
    • Tori, Hokuto, Tsumugi, Hinata, Yuta, and Mao were volleyball players.
    • Rei, Keito, and Kanata were in the Earth Defense Club. Sora now joins in.
    • There's also a good amount of the cast that worked together in Granblue Fantasy. note 
    • Leo, Akiomi, and Kuro are members of the Yokohama division called Mad Trigger Crew.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Arashi Narukami's voice actor changed sometime after the game's first launch due to undisclosed reasons.
    • Due to a throat injury, Tomoaki Maeno is casted as Hokuto while Yoshimasa Hosoya recovers.
  • Talking to Himself: Whenever the two 2Wink members are in the same scene together, since they're both voiced by Soma Saito. Luckily, they are color coded.
  • The Wiki Rule: Here.
  • Trolling Creator: From the Yume100 site there is the picture of Subaru and one character switching outfits for April Fools. Lots of fans didn't think both staff for the game is actually planning a collaboration with each other when they announced the collaboration for real. Even the text is added "This time, it's not April fools."!
  • What Could Have Been: Beta Trickstar's unit costume design originally had darker colors than the current, bright colored costumes.

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