Alright, finally kicking this into gear. General info links to the post of whoever wrote it, rather than me copy-pasting it and claiming it for myself XD
Questions asked in the topic will be re-written up here, as well as the answers (and if you want credit for your question/answer that much, then feel free to say so XD). Also, please do correct/add to incorrect or incomplete answers!
The more information, the better.
--Auditions, Lives, and FestivalsPromotionsPrefecture Map for promotionsCD Sales and Keep/Break/Revival systems
For quick reference (thank you, Takagi XD):
Do a Fes to get a Break
Do a Live to get a Keep
Do an Audition to get a RevivalActivity SummariesUnit Danketsu/Mood Statuses
(and Correcting Negative Danketsu/Mood Statuses
)Danketsu BreakdownIdol CompatibilityAmulet LocationsJapanese iM@S2 wiki
(W.I.P. English version
List of Clothes
and AccessoriesImportant/"Rigged" Festivals:
Vs. Ryuuguu Komachi (Week 10) - Forced Loss
Vs. Ryuuguu Komachi (Week 21) - Must Win to Progress
Vs. Touma (Week 32) - Forced Draw
Vs. Jupiter (Week 54) - Must Win to ProgressStory Mode Questions:How can I unlock Ryuuguu Komachi clothes and Ritsuko?
Answer the questions asked by Ritsuko in week 8 and week 30 correctly to unlock Ritsuko in S4U.
Week 8: 「アイドル時代？」 & 「すごく魅力的だから」
Week 30: 「そうだよな」 & 「アイドルに戻りたい？」
You can only get Palace of Dragon (the Ryuuguu Komachi outfit) after inviting Ritsuko to a Quintet Live and completing the game.How many clothes shops are there, and how do you unlock those shops?
2 shops (LUCKY RABBIT and BK MANIAC). LUCKY RABBIT is available from the start.
BK MANIAC is unlocked after you spend a certain amount at LUCKY RABBIT.When does LUCKY RABBIT have sales?
Weeks 11~13, 22~24, 33~35, and 42~44.Is there any way to tell when BK MANIAC will have a sale/when BK will be out of the store?
Nope.Do I have to do Iori's "vending machine" tutorial every time I play the game?
No. You can select the right (red) option to refuse Iori-hime's demands, and proceed with the day as usual.Is there any reason to continue a lesson if it's perfect + bonus? What's the difference from perfect, and what does bonus add?
There doesn't seem to be a reason to continue doing the lesson after the bar is maxed out ("bonus" being the confirmation that the bar is as full as it'll get).What's the difference between a Super Lesson and a Lesson (besides the cost)?
A Super Lesson (ちょーレッスン) lasts for a longer time, making it easier to get a perfect lesson.
Also (according to the manual) it gives a better stat-boost than a normal lesson.Is there a list of all the reporters and what they influence somewhere?
安宅 純 (Ataku Jun) increases voltage gauge gain
有明 仁 (Ariake Hitoshi) increases fan numbers by 40%
小柴 徹 (Koshiba Tooru) increases lesson effectiveness
金丸 大蔵 (Kanemaru Taizou) increases money gain by 40%
山原 太郎 (Yamehara Tarou) increases fan numbers and money gain by 20%
Thanks a ton to Cael K. for romanizing the names~~I'm really confused about what I'm supposed to do to "win" the game. Are there specific events I'm supposed to pass? / How do I get each ending?
Bad Ending: No awards won.
Normal Ending: Win other awards, but no Grand Prix award.
Good Ending: Win the Grand Prix award.
True Ending: Win all awards.How can I gain the Grand Prix award from the Idol Academy?
Have at least one song in the top 10 on the charts, and have 300,000 fans.How can I gain other awards from the Idol Academy?
Win 100,000 fans in every area (except Tokyo) and then win the 歌姫・歌王子 Festival that appears.Why are my idols ditching work / how do I get them to stop?
If you use the auto-commands too often, your idols will become fatigued and take a week off on their own accord. Just stop using auto-commands so often (save them for when you actually need them).Other Questions:Is there a way to edit the idols' singing in S4U mode similar to L4U?
No, unfortunately.How do I unlock Palace of Dragon (Ryuuguu Komachi outfit)?
You can only get Palace of Dragon (the Ryuuguu Komachi outfit) after inviting Ritsuko to a Quintet Live and completing the game.How do I unlock Beyond the Stars (Project Fairy outfit)? (Xbox 360 only)
Beat the game with an ex-Project Fairy member (Miki, Hibiki, or Takane) as leader.PS3-exclusive questions:How do I get the things from the Xbox360's Catalogs 01-03?List here.
If it isn't on the list, it's available from the get-go.How do I unlock Nanairo Botan, Princess Melody, and associated accessories?
Nanairo Botan (song): Complete the Extra Episode with any character (also gives you the Ryuuguu no Tsukai amulet)
Princess Melody (Extend): Complete the Extra Episode with all characters (Iori, Ami, Azusa, Ritsuko).
Otohime Extensions: Perfectly complete the Extra Episode with Ritsuko.
Seven-color Bracelet: Perfectly complete the Extra Episode with Iori.
Emblem of Dragon: Perfectly complete the Extra Episode with Azusa.
Ryuuguu Friends: Perfectly complete the Extra Episode with Ami.How do I unlock Beyond the Stars (Project Fairy outfit)? (PS3 only)
Complete the game with all of the ex-Project Fairy members (Miki, Hibiki, and Takane) as leaders.What does the Ryuuguu no Tsukai amulet do?
It gives you a 3-idol burst appeal. It's different than normal bursts, so equip it and go try it out :
A BIG thanks to BT2 for pretty much all of the info about the PS3 version!