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Venus Project Idol Story Gets Summer TV Anime After Vita Game

posted on by Egan Loo
Ami Himesaki (LinQ), Rui Tanabe, Ruka Nemoto star in tie-in idol-training game

Software and 3D character studio Galat announced on Thursday that a television anime of its "new-sensation idol story" Venus Project will premiere this July. The multimedia project tells the story of idols living in Japan in the near future. In addition to the tentatively titled Venus Project television anime, there will be the previously announced PlayStation Vita game, web comic, real-life events, and other efforts linked to the current idols and idol voice actresses.

The story is set in Japan in the future, not too long from now. In this world, data devices and video technology have been progressing to new heights, and people are abuzz about a new form of entertainment — Formula Venus. In Formula Venus or "F-V," the chosen top idols battle in live performances with their willpower, skills, and all their experience gained.

The television series will actually be six anime episodes and six live-action variety episodes, each 30 minutes long. The anime's story will be set in the same world as the game's, but it will feature a new anime original protagonist, "an aspiring idol aiming to be Venus." The Venus Project booth at Anime Japan 2015 will announce more information about the anime at the Tokyo Big Sight venue from March 20 to March 22.

Before the anime premieres, the Venus Project card battle role-playing game will begin service on the PS Vita on April 21. The free-to-play idol-training game's voice cast will feature LinQ idol group member Ami Himesaki as Karen Takano (center in top image), voice actress/singer Rui Tanabe as Mitsuki Sarashina (right), idol Ruka Nemoto as Yū Kashima (left), former Onyanko Club idols Eri Nitta and Akiko Ikuina, and voice actress/singer Kanako Sakai. Also on April 21, the web comic will begin free distribution. A real-life event is planned for October, and there will also be radio programs (over-the-air and online) and other tie-in efforts.

Sources: Animate.tv, Dengeki Online

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