Singer Daigo Plays Character Based on Himself in Love Stage!! Anime
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The official website for the anime of Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou's Love Stage!! boys-love manga announced additional cast members on Thursday. Singer Daigo will play Shōgo Sena, Izumi's elder brother. Shōgo is the vocalist for the super popular band Crusherz, and has a serious brother complex for Izumi.
Daigo commented on the opportunity, laughing: "I've finally stepped into this world, too! I'm the only one who can do this." Daigo is the blood-related younger brother to original manga creator Eiki Eiki. The model for the character was based off of Daigo, and the name of the band Crusherz was taken from his former band, "Breakerz."
The rest of the new cast includes:
Previously announced cast members include:
The anime adapts of Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou's boys-love manga series. The story revolves around Izumi Sena, a boy born into a family of ultra-famous entertainers. However, he is the only member of the family who is not in the entertainment industry, and he is a super otaku college student, too. He has been striving hard to become a manga creator, but he ends up starring in a television commercial. He eventually cross paths again with the very famous actor Ryūma, who becomes aware of his attraction towards Izumi.
Kenichi Kasai (Major, Bakuman., Nodame Cantabile) is directing the series at J.C. Staff. Michiko Yokote (XXXHOLiC, Squid Girl) is working on the series composition while Yoko Ito (key animator for Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Turn A Gundam) is in charge of character design. The show will premiere in July.