Kadokawa's Training Simulation Game App Starly Girls Gets Anime
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Japan's Kadokawa Games and Shanghai-based Alpha Games announced on Friday that the two companies are forming a production committtee to make an anime of Kadokawa Games' Starly Girls -Episode Starsia- smartphone game. Friday's "Alpha Games Beijing Presentation" event revealed that Osamu Yamasaki (Toward the Terra, ItaKiss, Hakuōki) is directing the anime for distribution slated in 2018. (The announcement used the Japanese term "haishin" which is usually used for online distribution.)
In the "starly girls x G Gear x space next-generation training simulation" game, the player assumes the role of the captain of the super-gravity-cruising ship Asterism. With the vice captain and the Hoshimusu ("Starly Girls"), the player controls the special mobile weapon G Gear (Gravity Gear), "defies the fate of the cosmos, and restores the twinkling of the stars."
The game's cast includes:
Sumire Uesaka as Sirius
Aya Suzaki as Vega
Saori Hayami as Terra
Ayana Taketatsu as Sargas
Mikako Komatsu as Antares
MAO as Acrux
Saori Ōnishi as Fomalhaut
Ayane Sakura as Hyakutake
Asami Seto as And[o]romeda
Maaya Uchida as Aldebaran
Haruka Yoshimura as Coo She
Kikuko Inoue as Tower (not pictured)
Megumi Ogata as Death (not pictured)
Kadokawa Games is credited with the original concept and production of the anime, while Alpha Games will distribute the anime in China. The game itself is a joint production with the international game company Aeria Games. SNSplus distributes and manages the game in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and Southeast Asia. Yoshimi Yasuda is the director of the game, and he is credited with the original story with Kō Kōdo. The game began accepting applicants for a closed beta test in Japan on Friday.
Naoto Sakai is producing the anime, which will have 12 22-minute episodes.
Source: Animate Times