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Heroines Run the Show: The Unpopular Girl and the Secret Task (TV)

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Alternative title:
Heroine Tarumono! Kiraware Heroine to Naisho no O-Shigoto (Japanese)
Heroines Run the Show
ヒロインたるもの!〜嫌われヒロインと内緒のお仕事〜 (Japanese)
Plot Summary: Hiyori Suzumi is a high school girl who becomes a manager-in-training for the high school idol unit LIP×LIP. Hiyori left her hometown to pursue her passion, track and field, by enrolling in Tokyo's Sakuragaoka High School. Looking for a part-time job in Tokyo, she ended up working as an apprentice manager for her classmates (and LIP×LIP members) Yūjirō Someya and Aizō Shibasaki.
User Ratings: 140 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (sub:6, raw:1)
 Excellent: 9 votes (sub:9)
 Very good: 37 votes (sub:32, dub:5)
 Good: 42 votes (sub:39, dub:2, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Decent: 29 votes (sub:24, dub:3, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 10 votes (sub:10)
 Not really good: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Weak: -
 Bad: -
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 246 users, rank: #3413 (of 9676)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.043 (Good), std. dev.: 1.4286, rank: #3555 (of 9804)
Weighted mean: 6.996 (Good), rank: #3778 (of 9804) (seen all: 7.25 / seen some: 5.90 / won't finish: 5.25)
Bayesian estimate: 7.037 (Good), rank: #3248 (of 7428)
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage: 2022-04-07
Opening Theme:
"Julietta" by LIP×LIP
Ending Theme:
"Tokyo Sunny Party" by Inori Minase, Ayane Sakura, & Saori Hayami
#2: "Kawaiku Naritai" by HoneyWorks feat. Inori Minase & Momo Asakura (ep 6)
#3: "Romeo" (ロメオ) by Kotarō Enomoto CV Natsuki Hanae, Ken Shibasaki CV Takuya Eguchi (ep 8)
#4: "Yume Fanfare" by Sora Amamiya & Shiina Natsukawa (ep 10)
#5: "Heroine Training Project" (ヒロイン育成計画; Heroine Ikusei Keikaku) by Hiyori Suzumi CV Inori Minase, Juri Hattori CV Ayane Sakura, Chizuru Nakamura CV Saori Hayami (ep 12)
Insert song:
"Romeo" (ロメオ) by LIP×LIP CV Kouki Uchiyama & Nobunaga Shimazaki (ep 12)
"Unbeatable" (やっぱ最強; Yappa Saikyou) by LIP×LIP CV Kouki Uchiyama & Nobunaga Shimazaki (ep 12)
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Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Director: Noriko Hashimoto
Series Composition: Yoshimi Narita
Script: Yoshimi Narita
Storyboard: Kotomi Deai (ED)
Unit Director: Kotomi Deai (ED)
Original creator: HoneyWorks
Character Design: Kaori Ishii
Art Director: Ryōsuke Obokata
Chief Animation Director: Kaori Ishii
Animation Director: Toshie Kawamura (ep 6)
Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
Director of Photography: Yomogiko Murano

Animation producer: Noritomo Yonai
Assistant Animation Director: Motoki Yagi (ep 6)
Color design: Tomoko Yamazaki
Editing: Gō Sadamatsu
Key Animation:
Chūji Nakajima (ep 11)
Kazunori Ozawa (OP; eps 3, 7)
Mamiko Nakanishi (eps 4-5, 10-11)
Masayoshi Tanaka (OP)
Motoki Yagi (ep 6)
Natsuho Iwaida (OP, ED; eps 1, 7-8, 12)
Shōhei Nishijima (ep 3)
Yukiko Miyamoto (ep 11)
Planning: Shunsuke Saito
Production: Shunsuke Saito
Theme Song Performance:
Ayane Sakura (ED)
Inori Minase (ED; ED 2)
Kōki Uchiyama (as LIP×LIP; OP)
Momo Asakura (ED 2)
Natsuki Hanae (ED 3)
Nobunaga Shimazaki (as LIP×LIP; OP)
Saori Hayami (ED)
Shiina Natsukawa (ED 4)
Sora Amamiya (ED 4)
Takuya Eguchi (ED 3)
3d Animation:
Studio BACU (8 episodes
eps 1-4, 6, 9-10, 12
)

T2 Studio (8 episodes
eps 1-4, 6, 9-10, 12
)

Animation Check: Tsumugi Akita Anime Lab (ep 6)
Animation Direction:
Lay-duce (eps 3-5, 7, 10)
Reboot (ep 12)
Animation Production: Lay-duce
Art Board Cooperation:
Geek Toys (ep 3)
GK Sales (ep 4)
HD Editing: TMS Photo (T.D.B.)
Key Animation:
Akatsuki (ep 8)
FAI (ep 8)
GK Sales (ep 11)
Lay-duce (eps 1-3, 8, 10)
Production GoodBook (eps 2, 9)
Reboot (ep 12)
Seigasha (eps 9-10)
Studio Hibari (ep 10)
Studio Massket (eps 5-7, 11)
Studio Neun (ep 9)
Photography: Raretrick
Production Cooperation: Geno Studio (ep 6)
Japanese cast
Ayane Sakura as Juri Hattori
Inori Minase as Hiyori Suzumi
Kōki Uchiyama as Yūjirō Someya (LIP×LIP)
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Aizō Shibasaki (LIP×LIP)
Saori Hayami as Chizuru Nakamura

Jun Fukuyama as IV (Full Throttle4)
Momo Asakura as Hina Setoguchi
Natsuki Hanae as Kotarō Enomoto
Sōma Saitō as YUI (Full Throttle4)
Takuya Eguchi as Ken Shibasaki
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kōdai Yamamoto
Yūma Uchida as RIO (Full Throttle4)

Ai Kayano as Mayu Uchida
Anna Mugiho as
Cat (ep 12)
Editor (ep 11)
Female Student A (ep 9)
Hiyori's Mother (eps 1, 5)
Reporter B (ep 10)
Suzuki (ep 4)
Chado Horii as Skirt Chaser (ep 6)
Chikako Sugimura as
Audience B (ep 7)
Broadcast Committee Member (ep 8)
Suzuki (ep 2)
Emiko Takeuchi as
Naho Suzumi (eps 1, 5)
Ueda (ep 4)
Fumiya Tanaka as Photographer (ep 2)
Haruka Jin'ya as
Cameraman (ep 11)
Male Student A (ep 9)
Reporter A (ep 10)
Hayato Kaneko as Cheer Squad Leader (ep 8)
Hikaru Midorikawa as Saku Akechi (eps 1-3, 9-12)
Hinata Tadokoro as Cosmetician A (ep 6)
Hiroaki Hirata as Tamagorō Someya (ep 10)
Junya Enoki as Nagisa Shiranami
Kenta Zaima as Reporter B (ep 4)
Kikunosuke Toya as
Customer (ep 11)
Male Student (ep 12)
Miyazawa (eps 8-9)
Kōtarō Nishiyama as Third-Year Student B (ep 8)
Mari Uchiyama as
Announcer (ep 10)
Female Student B (ep 9)
Marina Yamada as
Saho Suzumi (eps 1, 5)
Tsuji (eps 2, 8-9)
Masayuki Satō as Hasegawa (eps 8-9)
Mayuko Kazama as AD (ep 3)
Miyuki Sawashiro as Rei Tamura
Nami Miyaki as
Audience B (ep 12)
Classmate (ep 8)
Staff (ep 11)
Nanako Mori as Editing Writer (ep 3)
Nao Tōyama as Arisa Takamizawa
Reina Aoyama as
Audience A (ep 12)
Minoru Suzumi (eps 1, 5)
Takeuchi (eps 4, 8-9)
Riho Sugiyama as Cosmetician B (ep 6)
Saki Kobari as
Audience A (ep 7)
Dance Teacher (ep 9)
Female Student (ep 1)
Hirano (ep 8)
Maid (ep 11)
Staff (ep 10)
Shiina Natsukawa as Mona Narumi
Shintarō Ōhata as
Hiyori's Father (eps 1, 5)
Staff (ep 4)
Shinya Takahashi as
Advisor (ep 1)
Director (ep 5)
Reporter A (ep 4)
Shō Okumura as Third-Year Student A (ep 8)
Shunichi Toki as Kōichirō Someya (eps 10, 12)
Sora Amamiya as Sena Narumi
Takaaki Uchino as
Director (ep 11)
Referee (ep 9)
Tetsuya Kakihara as MEGU (Full Throttle4)
Toshiki Masuda as DAI (Full Throttle4)
Yū Serizawa as Yumeru (ep 3)
Yūko Mori as Female Student (eps 10, 12)
Yurie Kozakai as Negishi (eps 4, 9)
Yūsuke Kondō as
Field Day Commitee Member (ep 8)
Store Manager (ep 1)
Yuuki Tamai as Director (ep 3)
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Cris George
ADR Script: Ben Phillips

ADR Mix Engineer: William Dewell
ADR Prep: John Van Doren
ADR Script Supervisor: Bonny Clinkenbeard
Lead ADR Engineer: Helena Walstrom
Aaron Campbell as Aizo Shibasaki (LIPxLIP)
Kyle Igneczi as Yujiro Someya (LIPxLIP)
Megan Shipman as Chizuru Nakamura
Morgan Lauré as Juri Hattori
Sarah Wiedenheft as Hiyori Suzumi

Anthony Bowling as Kodai Yamamoto
Bryson Baugus as YUI
Dallas Reid as Kotaro Enomoto
Jill Harris as Hina Setoguchi
Josh Bangle as RIO
Ricco Fajardo as Ken Shibasaki

Colleen Clinkenbeard as Rei Tamura
Derick Snow as Kōichirō Someya (eps 10, 12)
Helena Walstrom as Ryokai Saho
Jad Saxton as Sora
Kelsey Maher as
Fan Girl (ep 9)
Female Student (ep 1)
Leah Clark as Mayu Uchida
Lindsay Seidel as Naho Ryoumi
Natalie Van Sistine as Hiyori's Mother (eps 1, 5)
Sarah Roach as Takeuchi (eps 4, 8-9)

English companies
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll

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