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Uta no Prince-sama— Idol Romance Game Gets TV Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
A-1's anime of Broccoli's 2010 project for female gamers to air this summer

The March issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine is announcing on Thursday that a television anime adaptation of Broccoli's 2010 PSP romance game franchise Uta no Prince-sama— for female gamers has been green-lit. Uta no Prince-sama— Maji Love 1000% will premiere this summer, and the anime's website will open this month. In the slapstick romantic comedy, a girl goes to a school for the performing arts with boys who are budding idols.

Yuu Kou (Chrono Crusade, Loveless, Monochrome Factor) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures Inc. Tomoko Konparu (Kimi ni Todoke, NANA, Nodame Cantabile) is supervising the scripts, and Mitsue Mori is adapting Chinatsu Kurahana's original game character designs for animation. The cast of the anime is the same as the cast in the games:

Takuma Terashima as Otoya Ittoki
Kenichi Suzumura as Masato Hijirikawa
Kishô Taniyama as Natsuki Shinomiya
Mamoru Miyano as Tokiya Ichinose
Junichi Suwabe as Ren Jingūji
Hiro Shimono as Shō Kurusu

[Via 2channel]

Update: More background information added.

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