Browsing for Grand Fantasia stuff-which is what I like to do better then playing the game itself-I came across this article written in 2009 related to Grand Fantasia. It was written in Japanese so I used Google Translate to give you all a preliminary interpretation of how they tie up, then kick off things in the Far East!
Translation of the first few paragraphs to give you just an idea:
To celebrate the tie-up, [the Grand Fantasia and The Corps ran corridor debut Thursday, November 11, 2009 The collaborative project (Wednesday) will be conducted according to the release date of the new songs. AKB48 idol unit collaboration and online gaming will be the first CD released by the Limited, the project has become more and more people can enjoy their charm and new songs online games.
Content planning and implementation of commemorative tie ○ CD single tied the sale of special edition – Cover the Grand Fantasia [Original big band drawn and specifications * Tickets will be filled from, available in-game premium items can get the ID. Avatar appeared in a game tied Memorial ○ ○ the Grand Fantasia [users [at the draw party and invite you to run the event passage 』premium
Opportunity to participate in 2007’s festival from Akihabara The sudden nationwide “AKB48”. AKB48 team B group of four new units Shima Taira Natsumi Watanabe 麻友 Tada Megumi Haruka from Yoshi Nakagawa, debut, January 28 2009!! AKB48 called out from the stage, is expected to need four to more active It is attention!
BTW “AKB48” is a girls performance troupe very popular in Japan and is becoming known more and more around the world. Like “Morning Musume” (or “MoniMusu”), they sing, dance, where cute costumes, appear on TV and are basically there as a cheer-you-up cheerleader squad for depressed, balding Japanese men, or lonely computer geeks the likes of Steve Urkel. The thing is, they are actually very talented and are highly desired guests and celebrities. – Spud