Anime Spotlight - LOVE STAGE!!by Anthony Foronda, Jul 15th 2014
- 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)
The person I fell in love with turned out to be a boy-- A glittering romantic comedy between someone in showbiz and an otaku!?
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..!?
“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.
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..?
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“What... are you doing?” Izumi's friend in the Manga Research Club at his college.
“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.
“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.
- Original story
- Eiki Eiki×Taishi Zaou
- Planning & Executive Producer
- Takeshi Yasuda
- 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
- Kentaro Tsubone
- Music director
- Chikako Yokota
- Musical effects
- Yasumasa Koyama
- Sound effect creation
- Glovision Inc.
- 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! !」
(c)2014 Eiki EIKI・Taishi ZAOU/PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA/LOVE STAGE!! Partners
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