Samurai Commanders Become Idol Producers in Three-Way 'Battle Royale' Idol Project
posted on by Kim Morrissy
The "Idol Bu Show" project launched on Tuesday and announced its first event for October 26. The concept behind the project is a "battle royale" between three idol units, each one led by a Sengoku-era commander who has been reincarnated as a producer. The winner of the battle royale will be determined by sales numbers and voting at each live performance. The group that wins will hold a grand live performance to adopt the name of "the greatest under the heavens."
The first unit is called "No Princess" and is led by Saitō Dōsan's reincarnation, who will be called "Shigemichi Saitō." Saitō Dōsan was known as the Viper of Mino and the father-in-law of Oda Nobunaga. The actual music production will be handled by Shigeru Saitō, music producer of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Sound! Euphonium, and other series.
The second unit is called "Lunatic Eyes" and is led by Date Masamune's reincarnation, who will be called "Muneto Date." Date is famous for being a one-eyed warrior and the lord of Sendai. The actual music production will be handled by Akihiro Tomita, who handles music production for artists such as Maon Kurosaki and ClariS.
The third unit is called "X-UC" and is led by Sanada Yukimura's reincarnation, who will be called "Kōnosuke Sanada." Sanada Yukimura was a famed warrior who is best known for defending Osaka castle against the Tokugawa in 1614. The actual music production will be handled by Yōhei Kisara, a music producer on Love Live! School idol project.
The idol units feature the talents of Sachika Misawa, Miho Okasaki, Nanaka Suwa, Moe Toyota, Yuki Nakashima, Erika Ishitobi, and others. The key visual and character designs were drawn by The Price of Smiles and Urawa no Usagi-chan character designer NOB-C. Revue Starlight stage play and insert song lyrics writer Kanata Nakamura is handling the story of the idols.
Registration for the first event will run from September 25 to October 3. Details on how to register are on the project's website.
Source: Anime! Anime!