Venus Project Unveils Additional Cast, New Visual, Premiere Date
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The additional cast announced for the anime includes:
Romi Park as Asuka Akagami*
Rumi Shishido as Hoshi Kokujō*
Masami Iwasaki as Captain
Ami Koshimizu as First Lieutenant
Hiroshi Shimozaki as Driver
Atsushi Kousaka as Live reporter
Ryouta Akazawa as Kanetake*
The previously announced main cast includes:
- Sawako Hata (former member of SKE48, AKB0048's Suzuko Kanzaki) as Eriko Hara*
- Riho Iida (Love Live!'s Rin Hoshizora) as Ruka Sovagasky*
- Marika Hayase (Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD's Dancing) as Miu Nureha*
(*Note: The official website has not yet revealed the official romanized readings for these character names)
The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on July 5 at 10:00 p.m.
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 PS Vita 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.
A web-comic launched on April 21. A live event is planned for October, and there will also be radio programs (over-the-air and online) and other tie-in efforts.
Source: Dengeki Online