A star’s death is only rebirth.

The seven girls of Shining Productions have fallen on hard times. Despite being united in their desire to become idols, they are all broken in their own ways and considered unfit to work in the industry.

Enter you, Mr. Producer. With your help, the girls debut as the idol group “Starnova” and work their way up in the entertainment industry.

However, the girls soon realize the entertainment industry is nowhere as perfect as seen on television. This is the story of the girls’ trials, laughs, and tears, as they walk the thorny path to stardom…



Shining Song STARNOVA is an idol drama ADV visual novel being made by developer Love in Space Inc. and published by Sekai Project Inc.

A multi-national cooperation, STARNOVA will feature anime style illustrations, a dramatic story about the trials of the entertainment industry, and songs and vocals by renown voice talents.

Character Sasami

Sasami Shimazaki

cv. Mi-ko
Age: 20
Birthday: March 20

She was a young and idealistic girl when she signed on as an idol, but foolishly naïve. She was quickly overshadowed by bigger personalities and forgotten by her former talent agency, Golden Calf Productions. After a certain incident at Golden Calf Pro, both you, Mr. Producer, and Sasami were fired. Now the two of you find yourselves working side by side to re-enter the idol industry. However, Sasami is nice to a fault in a dog eat dog industry. Will she be eaten alive or will she prevail against the odds to become Japan’s number one idol?

Character Mariya

Mariya Yamamoto

cv. himari
Age: 25
Birthday: Oct 15

Professional idol from the age of fourteen, but she never accomplished anything more than minor notoriety. She sacrificed everything to become an idol, but it looks like everything was for naught. Now, she is an angry, chain smoking alcoholic. Despite her faults, she is still the most experienced girl on Starnova and regardless of whether she wants it or not, Mariya serves as the other girls’ spiritual older sister. Starnova may be her last chance to stand on the stage she dreamt of as a middle schooler when she signed on to become an idol. But is it already too late for Mariya?

Character Aki

Aki Kashiwagi

cv. Yayoi Hayase
Age: 18
Birthday: Nov 12

She proudly proclaims she is the greatest twelve year old idol in Japan, since she has seven years of experience. She was a hit child star, but for some reason, her fan base forgot about her after she grew into an adult. She was raised in the entertainment industry since she was an elementary schooler, and while she maintains the persona of a precocious little girl on stage, she is a dangerous businesswoman behind the scenes who will do anything to become Japan’s top idol. Out of all the girls in Starnova, she has the greatest potential and the greatest will to win.

Character Julie

Julie Watanabe

cv. Mako Ayane
Age: 21
Birthday: Jul 19

A haafu born to an American father and a Japanese mother. Her parents’ union was a source of tension in her family, and as a result, she saw her father walk out on her as a child. She is now a troubled young woman who toys around with multiple men, but secretly longs for a stable male figure in her life. Now that Mr. Producer has entered her life, will he change her ways and make her into an idol, or will she be Starnova’s greatest liability?

Character Mika

Mika Hashimoto

cv. Mami Yahiro
Age: 20
Birthday: June 4

She wants to be an idol after being inspired by a popular idol anime series! She lacks any experience, but is Starnova’s source of passion. However, she is a huge chuunibyo and always stuck in her own world. How will Mr. Producer turn her into an idol?

Character Natsumi

Natsuki Tanabe

cv. Akari Ayase
Age: 19
Birthday: August 1

She’s trying to become an idol, but is actually a hick from the countryside! Just why did she travel to Tokyo to become a pop sensation? While lacking in refinement, she brings the greatest energy to Starnova. She has the greatest enthusiasm and is the team’s source of encouragement during hard times. However, she has troubles of her own, which will eventually catch up to her, no matter how far she travels away from home…

Character Nemu

Nemu Akimoto

cv. Suzuka Fujimura
Age: 20
Birthday: April 4

Almost the spitting image of an idol, who is kind hearted, beautiful, musically gifted, and just a little airheaded. She is the youngest daughter of a real estate magnate and has always lived a life of luxury. Honestly, she’s a bit too good to be true. It’s almost as if she is hiding a dark secret…