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P.IDL Idols Sing for Toei's Popin Q Anime Film

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Dance-themed original anime premieres in Japan in winter

The official website of the Popin Q anime film announced on Monday that the idol unit P.IDL will perform the opening theme song "Teenage Blues" for the film. Daisuke "DAIS" Miyachi composed the song and also wrote the lyrics.

The project had used the song for promotions when Toei Animation announced the project last year.

The film will premiere in Japan next winter.

The cast for the main heroines is:

Asami Seto as Isumi Kominato

Shiori Izawa as Aoi Hioka

Tomoyo Kurosawa as Saki Tsukui

Ari Ozawa as Asahi Ōmichi

Atsumi Tanezaki as Konatsu Tomodate

The cast for the Popin race includes:

Marina Tanoue as Pokon
Kaori Ishihara as Lucia
Kaede Hondo as Daren
M.A.O as Tadona
Satomi Arai as Lupee

The story begins the day before the graduation ceremony. Five middle school girls each are preoccupied with their real everyday lives. These girls meet each other in a fantasy world after being sent there through a sudden occurrence. There, they learn about the impending crisis that this world is facing. The way to avert this crisis is for the five to collaborate and bring their five hearts together as one through dance. However, the five cannot come to love the world, and cannot tell their true feelings to one another, so their hearts are unable to unite. The time limit is fast approaching. Can the dance of the five girls save the world? And will they be able to graduate?

Naoki Miyahara (Dragon Ball Z, "Precure All-Star DX 3D Theater" short, Precure series dance sequences) is directing the film, and Kouhaku Kuroboshi (Kino's Journey, World Conquest Zvezda Plot) drafted the original character designs. Takayuki Uragami serves as character designer and chief animation director.

Toei Animation had previewed the project in two videos last April under the title "file(N):project PQ." The film is commemorating the 60th anniversary of Toei Animation.

Images © Toei Animation / project PQ Partners 2016

Source: Anime! Anime! (Yuma)

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