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Shōnen Hollywood Anime's 1st Promo Video, More Cast Members Unveiled

posted on 2014-05-19 01:10 EDT

King Records began streaming the first promotional video for the upcoming Shōnen Hollywood anime on Monday. The video had debuted at the production unveiling event for the anime on Sunday.

The anime's official home page updated on Sunday with the official title (Shōnen Hollywood - Holly Stage for 49-) and logo of the anime. It also announced three more cast additions for the original Shōnen Hollywood members:

Shintarō Asanuma as Ran Kazehara

Kousuke Toriumi as Shiima "Seama" Hayamizu

Daisuke Kishio as Ryūnosuke "Ryū" Date

The cast members Ryota Ohsaka (as Kakeru Kazama), Daiki Yamashita (as Kira Saeki), Tetsuya Kakihara (as Ikuma Amaki), Shouta Aoi (as Daiki Tomii), and Kensho Ono (as Shun Maiyama) are singing the opening theme song "Hello Sekai" (Hello World) as the titular group Shōnen Hollywood (pictured from left to right in the image below). The CD single for the song will go on sale on August 31 with another song, as well as vocal-less versions of the songs.

The other cast members include:

Shōnen Hollywood is a television anime series inspired by Ikuyo Hashiguchi's mixed-media project Shōnen Hollywood and produced by anime studio ZEXCS (Diabolik Lovers, Cuticle Detective Inaba) and the music label Starchild Records . Shogakukan Bunko published Hashiguchi's original popular novel Shōnen Hollywood in July 2012.

The anime will tell an original story set 15 years after the novel's story. It takes place at a fictional theater called Hollywood Tokyo in Harajuku, where members of the idol group "Shōnen Hollywood" develop their talents with diligent work and studying. The newly announced cast includes several original members of Shōnen Hollywood from the novel.

Hashiguchi herself is in charge of the series scripts, and Toshimasa Kuroyanagi (Say "I love you.") is directing the anime. Kei Tsuchiya (Aruvu Rezuru - Kikai Jikake no Yōsei-tachi) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. Yuka Hirama is the art director, and Tetsuji Hayashi is scoring the soundtrack.

The anime will premiere in July.

The Shōnen Hollywood project already inspired a popular live-action production that Hashiguchi also created. The real-life candidate Taiga Fukazawa ("Tora-chan") of Shōnen Hollywood's Haru (Spring) Team announced the anime in a video, but vows to not be defeated by it:

Images © King Records Co., Ltd. © Noel Japan Agency


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