Venus Project TV Anime Stars Former SKE48 Member Sawako Hata
posted on by Kiara Valdez
The cast currently includes:
- Sawako Hata (former member of SKE48, AKB0048's Suzuko Kanzaki)
- Riho Iida (Love Live!'s Rin Hoshizora)
- Marika Hayase (Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD's Dancing)
Venus Project tells the story of idols living in Japan in the near future. 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."
Before the anime premieres this July, the free-to-play 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, voice actress/singer Rui Tanabe as Mitsuki Sarashina, idol Ruka Nemoto as Yū Kashima, 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.