Star-Mu/High School Star Musical Anime Premieres on October 5
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website of Star-Mu (High School Star Musical), this fall's new musical television anime, revealed on Friday that the show will premiere on Tokyo MX on October 5 at midnight. The show will also air on BS11 on October 6 at 12:30 a.m., and then it will premiere on AT-X on October 12 at 11:30 p.m. The anime will also stream online on Niconico, GYAO!, d Anime Store, dTV, Bandai Channel, U-NEXT, Rakuten Showtime, Softbank Anime Hōdai, and Video Market.
The anime with an original plan by Rin Hinata is a slapstick teen comedy about high school students "who sparkle like stars." The story starts when Yūta Hoshiya enters Ayana Academy, a school focusing on show business activities, specifically music. The academy has a group of the three students with the highest grades in the musical department, and they are known as the Kao Kai (Cherry Blossom Flower Association). This organization stands at the top of the pecking order within the academy.
The shortcut to entering the musical department is to enter the Star Frame class, which is directly taught by the members, and to be recognized by them. Unfortunately, due to their own problems, students Tōru, Kaito, Shō, Shū, and Yūta are all struggling to even remain candidates for the musical department. By a stroke of luck, however, the five are spotted by Kao Kai member Ōtori, and they pique his interest.
Shunsuke Tada (Kuroko's Basketball, Prince of Tennis) is directing at C-Station (Dragonar Academy), and Sayaka Harada is in charge of the series scripts. Asami Watanabe is designing the characters. Tadako (Arashi's "Love so sweet," "Monster") is responsible for the dance sequences.
Gero (Brothers Conflict, Tokyo Ravens theme songs) will perform the opening theme song "Dreamer," and Gero's single CD with the opening song will ship on October 21. Voice actors Natsuki Hanae, Kensho Ono, Arthur Lounsbery, Yoshimasa Hosoya, and Tomoaki Maeno will perform the ending theme song "Seishun Countdown" as the unit "Team Ōtori."
Source: MoCa News