Anime Spotlight - Utano☆Princesama Revolutions

by Anthony Foronda,

Utano☆Princesama Revolutions

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Broadcast Begins April 2015 (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Makoto Hoshino
(Uta no Prince-sama 2000% episode director (eps.1,7,12), Sword Art Online episode director (eps. 7,20))
Series Composition: Tomoko Konparu
(Kimi ni Todoke, Blue Spring Ride)
Music: Elements Garden
( Inou Battle Within Everyday Life, Kamigami no Asobi)

Story

ST☆RISH and rookie composer Haruka Nanami received the Uta☆Pri Award, the phantom rookie awards. Along with QUARTET NIGHT, the idol unit that has been working longer from their talent agency Shining, they have been enlarging the field of work within showbiz. And strangely enough, a battle was about to start within showbiz with the prize being the artist that is the opening act for an international sports festival. Each talent production agency is entering the cream of their crop to fight each other for the position of the opening act. What will Shining choose..? What is the future that awaits ST☆RISH, QUARTET NIGHT, and Haruka..? The pop idols, now past 2000%, will cause a giant revolution of love!

Characters

Haruka Nanami
VA:Miyuki Sawashiro

A composer working for Shining Talent Agency. She usually composes songs for the pop idols belonging to her talent agency, but lately she has been composing melodies for commercials as well. Usually reserved and calm, but sometimes gets too engrossed when it comes to composing.

Otoya Ittoki
VA:Takuma Terashima

Spent his childhood gaining courage from song, and dreamt of becoming a pop idol. Excels at passionate vocals and aggressive dances. Having a bright, optimistic personality, his skills are slowly being showcased as of late in variety shows.

Masato Hijirikawa
VA:Kenichi Suzumura

Starts heading down the path of music from when he started learning how to play the piano. With his innate personality that seriously digs deep into things and supple singing voice, he is branching out his breadth of activity to places such as theatrical productions and musicals.

Natsuki Shinomiya
VA:Kisho Taniyama

He had intense training during childhood for playing the viola, but learning how fun singing was, he changes paths to a pop idol. Gentle and sincere, his singing voice has the biggest presence within his group. Recently, he was the talk of the town after becoming the image model for cosmetics targeted at women.

Tokiya Ichinose
VA:Mamoru Miyano

Since he was working in showbiz from before the formation of ST☆RISH, he is full of experience and knowledge and is highly skilled in both song and dance. Seems cold-hearted at first but is a very earnest student, and has left high marks in various fields including drama series and movies.

Ren Jinguji
VA:Junichi Suwabe

The innate potential to become a star that he inherited from his late mother blossoms as a pop idol. His flamboyant and sexy performance is popular, and he always has offers to be a fashion model for fashion shows and magazines. He also is good at playing the sax.

Syo Kurusu
VA:Hiro Shimono

He aimed to become a pop idol after he started looking up to Ryuya Hyuga, a veteran in his talent agency. Somoene with overflowing masculinity, and has the best skills as a dancer within his group. Using his high physical skills, he makes appearances in many popular action-oriented drama series and movies.

Cecil Aijima
VA:Kosuke Toriumi

Originally from Agnapalace, the country protected by the god of music Muse. Joins ST☆RISH with the wishes of making people happy through song. With a very honest, carefree personality, his growth as a pop idol continues to accelerate.

Reiji Kotobuki
VA:Shotaro Morikubo

Easily influenced and benevolent, but takes work seriously and takes good care of his friends and the younger. Works in drama series, variety shows, radio shows, and theatrical productions, making him the most versatile member of the talent agency. Roommates with Otoya and Tokiya at the Shining agency dorm.

Ranmaru Kurosaki
VA:Tatsuhisa Suzuki

Used to play in a band, but after the group disbanded Shining Saotome scouted him to end up where he is now. His ungarnished words and actions that doesn't seem like a pop idol, contrary to popular belief, is the backbone of his popularity. Roommates with Masato and Ren at the Shining agency dorm.

Ai Mikaze
VA:Shota Aoi

Has an aura of mysterious beauty, and stays silent to never show emotions outwardly. Can perform all singing and dancing perfectly. Roommates with Natsuki and Syo in the Shining agency dorm.

Camus
VA:Tomoaki Maeno

Originally from Silk Palace, a foreign country in the tundra. His ancestor was an earl. Has immense popularity as the "Count-ish Pop Idol" and is overflowing in grace and class. Roommates with Cecil in the Shining agency dorm.

Ringo Tsukimiya
VA:Yuichi Nakamura

A very popular cross-dressing idol but is definitely a guy inside. With a carefree performance style that doesn't fit into any mold, his fan demographic is very diverse, and many pop idols with a shorter career find him trustworthy.

Ryuya Hyuga
VA:Koji Yusa

An idol that works mainly in action movies and drama series. Works as the instructor of Saotome Academy, and takes charge within Shining Talent Agency as the right-hand man for the company president.

Tomochika Shibuya
VA:Yuka Imai

Works as an idol for the Shining Talent Agency, mainly in television variety shows. Previously roommates with Haruka, and still is her good friend as well as an understanding ear for her.

Shining Saotome
VA:Norio Wakamoto

President of Shining Talent Agency. Used to be a pop idol, and the sales record for his smash hit "Ai Yue Ni" of 20 million copies has yet to be broken. Everything he says, does, or thinks goes past everything that is normally accepted in the world.

Cast

Haruka Nanami
Miyuki Sawashiro
Otoya Ittoki
Takuma Terashima
Masato Hijirikawa
Kenichi Suzumura
Natsuki Shinomiya
Kisho Taniyama
Tokiya Ichinose
Mamoru Miyano
Ren Jinguji
Junichi Suwabe
Syo Kurusu
Hiro Shimono
Cecil Aijima
Kosuke Toriumi
Reiji Kotobuki
Shotaro Morikubo
Ranmaru Kurosaki
Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Ai Mikaze
Shota Aoi
Camus
Tomoaki Maeno
Ringo Tsukimiya
Yuichi Nakamura
Ryuya Hyuga
Koji Yusa
Tomochika Shibuya
Yuka Imai
Shining Saotome
Norio Wakamoto

Staff

Original story
Noriyasu Agematsu / Broccoli
Director
Makoto Hoshino
Series Compositon
Tomoko Konparu
Initial Character Designs
Chinatsu Kurahana
Character Design / Chief Animation Director
Mitsue Mori
Music
Elements Garden
Production
A-1 Pictures
Produced by
Uta☆Pri R Production Committee

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