Anime Spotlight - Revue Starlight

by ANN Staff,
On-air starts 1:28AM, July 13, 2018 (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Tomohiro Furukawa
(Alderamin on the Sky (TV) as Episode Director (eps 4, 8))
Series Composition: Tatsuto Higuchi
(CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon (TV), Schwarzes Marken (TV))










Introduction

A star is the light that shines at the center of the stage: Position Zero. A star is a flower that blooms on the stage, shaking the hearts of those who listen with her singing voice, making one want to get up and move with her dance, and touching the souls of the audience with her acting. Allured by the prospect of being a star, the "Theater Girls" gather at the arts school, Seisho Music Academy, dreaming of standing on the stage themselves one day.

Karen Aijo.
Maya Tendo.
Junna Hoshimi.
Mahiru Tsuyuzaki
Claudine Saijo.
Futaba Isurugi.
Kaoruko Hanayanagi.
And, last but not least… Hikari Kagura.

A strange email arrives at the addresses of these three Theater Girls.

"Hold the star you've always wished for in your hands."

The mail is an invitation to the audition for girls aiming to become the "Top Star." Even comrades that stand on the same stage are rivals. The girls' attachment to their dream makes them collide on the stage. Emotions, bonds, the lead role, and the stand-out role all change every time the curtain rises and falls.

This is the sparkling "Revue" of nine Theater Girls.
"Even if I end up fighting her someday…"
The curtain rises on the stage they were lead to by fate.

Character Names & Descriptions

Karen Aijo

Voice: Momoyo Koyama

"My dream is to stand on the same stage with you, Hikari!"

99th Class of Seisho Music Academy
Performing Arts Department - Attendance Number 1

A Theater Girl who was amazed by the Revue "Starlight" she saw as a child, and found herself on the path to a career in theater as a result. She's always energetic and has a loud voice, but is extremely weak in the mornings and hates morning practice. She participates in a strange Revue alongside Hikari, who she exchanged "fates" with when they were just children.

Hikari Kagura

Voice: Suzuko Mimori

"My dream is to stand on the stame stage as Karen."

99th Class of Seisho Music Academy
Performing Arts Department - Attendance Number 29 (transfer student)

A childhood friend of Karen's and a Theater Girl who is also a Theater Girl who had been studying abroad at a school for the performing arts in England. She exchanged "fates" with Karen after seeing the Revue "Starlight" alongside her. After reuniting with Karen, she participates in a strange Revue alongside her.

Maya Tendo

Voice: Maho Tomita

"Dreams aren't something you show the audience—you draw them into it."

99th Class of Seisho Music Academy
Performing Arts Department - Attendance 18

A thoroughbred girl who is the offspring of a famous stage actor and a prima donna. Despite her beautiful physique, strong voice, and natural-born talent, she never sits on her laurels. She is a lone wolf Theater Girl who always aims to go higher.

Junna Hoshimi

Voice: Hinata Satō

"My dream is to bathe in the spotlight as the lead!"

99th Class of Seisho Music Academy
Performing Arts Department - Attendance Number 25

An honor student and the class rep who has the best test scores in her grade. Though she has good judgment and the ability to analyze a situation, she has a tendency to overthink things. She chose to pursue theater despite her parents' objections. Her biggest worry is the gap in skill between herself and Maya, a natural genius.

Mahiru Tsuyuzaki

Voice: Haruki Iwata

"My dream is to become Karen's stage partner."

99th Class of Seisho Music Academy
Performing Arts Department - Attendance Number 17

She dances and sings with vigor on the stage, but she's actually usually a calm and shy girl. She has always admired the positivity and energy of her roommate, Karen. This admiration leads to complicated feelings when Karen's childhood friend returns to the scene...

Nana Daiba

Voice: Moeka Koizumi

"My dream is to be able to put on a play like we did before."

99th Class of Seisho Music Academy
Performing Arts Department - Attendance Number 15

The mother figure of the 99th graduating class who has an aura of gentleness surrounding her. Her nickname is Banana. She's not just skilled at dance and song, but also production as well. Her favorite play is "Starlight," which her class performed in their first year.

Claudine Saijo

Voice: Aina Aiba

"My dream is to overcome Maya Tendo and become the biggest star there is!"

99th Class of Seisho Music Academy
Performing Arts Department - Attendance Number 11

A half-Japanese, half-French girl with a Japanese father and French mother. She's an extremely talented girl who has been acting on the stage since she was a child. She has considered the brightly-shining actress Maya her rival ever since meeting her.

Futaba Isurugi

Voice: Teru Ikuta

"My dream is just to have Kaoruko be happy."

99th Class of Seisho Music Academy
Performing Arts Department - Attendance Number 2

Kaoruko's childhood friend who enrolled as a student at Seisho Music Academy because she did. She has a sharp tongue, but is actually very kind. Despite having a tendency to complain, she always puts Kaoruko first. She has a small figure, but she is very physically strong and skilled at real (?) stage combat.

Kaoruko Hanayagi

Voice: Ayasa Itō

"My dream is world domination... So yeah."

99th Class of Seisho Music Academy
Performing Arts Department - Attendance Number 22

The granddaughter of a master of Japanese dance with extraordinary skills in song and dance. A high-class lady, she relies on Futaba to serve her hand and foot. She always has a gentle smile on her face, but is actually very calculating. Her Kyoto dialect is her trademark.

Cast

Karen Aijo
Momoyo Koyama
Hikari Kagura
Suzuko Mimori
Maya Tendo
Maho Tomita
Junna Hoshimi
Hinata Satō
Mahiru Tsuyuzaki
Haruki Iwata
Nana Daiba
Moeka Koizumi
Claudine Saijo
Aina Aiba
Futaba Isurugi
Teru Ikuta
Kaoruko Hanayagi
Ayasa Itō

Staff

Original Story
Bushiroad / NELKE PLANNING / KINEMA CITRUS
Director
Tomohiro Furukawa
Series Composition
Tatsuto Higuchi
Character Design
Hiroyuki Saita
Assistant Director
Takushi Koide
Prop Design
Takeshi Takakura / Shiori Tani
Graphic Design
Yūto Hama / Mao Yamaguchi
Color Design
Chie Yoshimura
Art Director
Kentaro Akiyama / Kenji Fukuda (Studio Pablo)
3D Director
Hisashi Akimoto (T2 Studio)
3D Set Lighting
Hisayasu Kamiya
Director of Photography
Kazuto Izumida (T2 Studio)
Editing
Masayuki Kurosawa
Sound Director
Yō Yamada
Music
Yoshiaki Fujisawa / Tatsuya Katō
Insert Song Lyrics
Kanata Nakamura
Animation Production
KINEMA CITRUS

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