Anime Spotlight - LOVE STAGE!!

by Anthony Foronda, Jul 15th 2014

Broadcast July 9, 2014 (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Kenichi Kasai
( Bakuman., Kimikiss pure rouge, Nodame Cantabile)
Series Composition: Michiko Yokote
(Genshiken (TV), Air Master, Haré+Guu)
Original Creator: Eiki EIKI
(Dear Myself, Train Train, Millennium Prime Minister)

Introduction

The person I fell in love with turned out to be a boy-- A glittering romantic comedy between someone in showbiz and an otaku!?

Story

His father is a singer, his mother is an actress, and his older brother is the vocalist for the super-popular band “CRUSHERZ"... Izumi Sena, the only member of such a show-biz filled family that is an ordinary person, is a college-student and super-otaku. Despite his love of “Magical Girl LaLa-Ruru” and striving to become a manga artist, Izumi ends up appearing in a TV commercial because he couldn't find a way to say no. On top of that, he hid his identity by cross-dressing as a girl..! During the commercial shooting, Izumi reunites for the first time in 10 years with Ryoma Ichijyo, who was now a super-popular young actor..!?

Characters

Izumi Sena
VA:Tsubasa Yonaga

LaLa-Ruru is my wife!” The only ordinary member of a super-famous showbiz family, he is a college student and super-otaku. Infatuated with “Magical Girl LaLa-Ruru” and is part of the Manga Research Club in his college. People around him suggest he go into showbiz as well, but adamantly refuses due to a certain traumatic experience from 10 years ago. Working hard day by day to become a manga artist. 18 years old.

Ryoma Ichijyo
VA: Takuya Eguchi

“Even if you're a guy, I'm in love with you..” A super-popular actor. Been involved with showbiz from a young age, and after his immense popularity as a child actor, saw rough times before gaining his current position as a popular actor. An earnest, hardworking person. 20 years old. He couldn't forget about a TV commercial shoot from 10 years ago..?

Shogo Sena
VA:DAIGO

“If you want to date Izumi, I'd like you to defeat me first.” Izumi's older brother. Vocalist for the super-popular band “CRUSHERZ”. Someone with unnatural attachment, he is absolutely infatuated with his younger brother Izumi.

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Rei Sagara
VA:Daisuke Hirakawa

“I have to do something about that shut-in!” Able manager of Sena-Pro. Also takes care of the Sena household. Worried about the future of Izumi who grew up into an otaku.

Seiya Sena
VA:Ryutaro Okiayu

“I'm sure Rei will handle it somehow.” Izumi's father. Singer. A benevolent person who is also the president of his family agency Sena-Pro. Only half-Japanese.

Nagisa Sena
VA:Sayaka Ohara

“It's all right. He's my child. Right?” Izumi's mother. Veteran actress. Naturally acting as the heroine, she believes everything revolves around her.

Takahiro Kuroi
VA:Ryohei Kimura

“What... are you doing?” Izumi's friend in the Manga Research Club at his college.

Kosuke Sotomura
VA:Kazutomi Yamamoto

“Wha? Where's Shogo? He disappears so quick when he's in a slump...” Manager working in Sena-Pro. He is in charge of Shogo.

Kasumi Shino
VA:Kyoko Sakai

“Are you all right, Ryoma? You were totally pushed back there.” Manager working in B-DASH, the agency that Ryoma Ichijyo works for. She is in charge of Ryoma.

Cast

Izumi Sena
Tsubasa Yonaga
Ryoma Ichijyo
Takuya Eguchi
Shogo Sena
DAIGO
Rei Sagara
Daisuke Hirakawa
Seiya Sena
Ryotaro Okiayu
Nagisa Sena
Sayaka Ohara
Takahiro Kuroi
Ryohei Kimura
Kosuke Sotomura
Kazutomi Yamamoto
Kasumi Shino
Kyoko Sakai
Kojiro Ryuzaki
Showtaro Morikubo
Tenma Hidaka
Junji Majima

Staff

Original story
Eiki Eiki×Taishi Zaou
Planning & Executive Producer
Takeshi Yasuda
Director
Kenichi Kasai
Series composition
Michiko Yokote
Character design
Yoko Ito
Props design
Mai Matsuura
Art director
Hirotsugu Kakoi
Coloring design
Miho Kimura
Photography director
Yutaka Kurosawa
Editor
Kentaro Tsubone
Music director
Chikako Yokota
Musical effects
Yasumasa Koyama
Sound effect creation
Glovision Inc.
Music
Ryosuke Nakanishi
Music production
Lantis Co., Ltd.
Animation production
J.C. STAFF
Opening theme song
SCREEN mode「LΦVEST」
Ending theme song
Kazutomi Yamamoto「CLICK YOUR HEART! !」

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