When the circles appear on the loading screen, pushing the corresponding button will make them spring and jump up.
At the start of a work activity, the name of the prefecture (or city, etc.) is displayed in the bottom right corner, but sometimes it is different from the one in the problem.
On the work selection screen, on the map of the area you are choosing to work, you can see which prefecture the work will be in.
The idol who appears at the start of the game just before you get to the office changes in the following order each time you start a new game:
Mami → Miki → Takane → Hibiki → Yukiho → Makoto → Yayoi → Haruka → Chihaya
It is "each time you start a new game", so even if you don't clear the game, it works if you just create a new save file as well.
The stories are somewhat connected, so using a free save slot, you can watch them all in a single sitting.
In the sales rankings or at festivals, units called "Shadow★○○○" (シャドー★○○○) appear singing 765Pro songs.
If they get a burst in during a festival, you will see the idol for whom the song is their personal song (e.g., for Shadow★Princess singing GO MY WAY!!, it would be Haruka.)
In addition, if you lose at the festival, you can watch that idol doing a solo encore of the song.
Incidentally, the shadow units corresponding to the idols you are currently producing will never appear.
In particular, reporter names it appears that each reporter has been given a name associated with their ability.
(TODO: Restore spoiler protection)
"Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn" is a song which was created as a kind of play on words by replacing the letters of "HAYDN" with pitches of sound.
Specifically, Letters A to G become their corresponding notes as-is. H onwards follow in cycles of 7, but with H itself represented as the Germanic spelling of B natural, as shown in the following table:
By using this table, for instance, "CHIHAYA" becomes "C1 B2 B3 B2 A1 D5 A1".
Now, applying this rule to the title (E4 G4 D3 B3), you get...
More information on the piece itself can be found at Wikipedia.
In the Dotop TV rankings (up to about the third week?) the following message appears:
Position 100. Song name, THANK YOU FOR PLAYING!! Producer name: Gami-P
In several areas, there are events where you will run into Kuroi-shachou.
Activities in parentheses are reports which have been confirmed. It is possible that you might meet him before other activities.
From the flow of the conversations it would seem that the events are linked together, so if you don't do it in order (North East → South → Kyoto → Capital) does it not happen? But actually, the order appears to have nothing to do with it.
Regarding the timing, there are numerous reports of seeing him on other weeks - there seems to be quite a wide range.
People who want to be sure to meet him can do so by paying attention to the schedule above.
If you don't get to see him, reload and he will appear after holding an activity or two in the area.
There are currently no reports of encounters in the Central and West Areas.
Weeks on which there are compulsory events (night story events, festivals and the like) the idols will not take a week off.
In other words, on the week before such events, even if you leave the performance to the idols, at full power, you don't have to worry about them taking the next week off.
On week 55 where the IA Awards are announced and you approach the end of the game, the number of sales are counted.
システムの設定→本体の設定→時計→タイムゾーン でタイムゾーンをGMT+00 ～ GMT-12の範囲のいずれかに変更しておけばこの問題は発生しない。
本件に関する公式ブログでの告知(2011/3/4) -> http://ameblo.jp/project-imas/entry-10819719217.html
本件の修正に関する公式ブログでの告知(2011/4/8) -> http://ameblo.jp/project-imas/entry-10855567335.html
If, after making and erasing a PV, you play back another PV, the PV which was supposed to be deleted remains as-is, and at the same time, the PV you watched will be deleted.
The specific conditions for this to occur are unknown, but if you plan to delete a PV, then after deleting it, returning to the main menu straight after supposedly avoids the bug.
Even if there is a PV you cannot delete (TL note: how do you get into this situation anyway?), if you reach the max of 50 save slots, by deleting some other PV you don't need, the PV you could otherwise not delete can be deleted as well.
The cause for this is currently being verified.
Before the showdown with Ryuugu Komachi at Rising Moon on week 10, if Yukiho is a member then after the conversation with Ryuugu Komachi ends, for some reason, rather than Ami, she will ask about Mami.
Also, with Yukiho as leader, if you win the Black Pearl Award, there are too many quote marks (「」) in Yukiho's line and the producer's line is omitted.
After the Ryuugu Komachi and other festivals, there have been cases of the game freezing up.
There are reports that changing things like the song or the outfits can avoid the freeze. Once you're able to get past the week of the freeze, there is no problem changing the song or costume back to the original.
The particular model of PS3 you're using appears to be unrelated. There are many reports of Extend costumes and Utahime-Utaōji Festivals freezing, but it occurs on normal festivals as well.
There have been rare cases of failure to read the save data.
If you continue after that happens, there is a risk that the data will be erased, so it is better to immediately quit the game via the PS button.
There are other miscellaneous cases of save data disappearing, so it is recommended to periodically back up save data to an external medium.