Idol Incidents Anime Reveals January 8 Premiere, Crunchyroll Streaming in America & Europe
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Daisuke Yoshida (chief animation director for F-Zero Falcon Densetsu, Sōten Kōro) is directing the series at animation studios MAPPA and VOLN. Naoya Takayama (Chihayafuru, Supernatural: The Anime Series) is overseeing the scripts, Sumino Kawashima (Chihayafuru, Kure-nai) and Soutarou Hayashi (Photo Kano, Kure-nai) are writing the scripts, and Mai Ishii (animation director for Hunter × Hunter, Inazuma Eleven) is serving as character designer and chief animation director. Original character designers include CUTEG, Tiv, Mottsun*, Akemi Mikoto, Yōsai Kūchū, and Mamu Mitsumomo. Tiv created the original animation character designs. Tsunku♂ is producing the opening and ending theme songs.
Smile♥X, a group formed from nine different members of each political party in the show, sings the opening theme song "Utae! Ai no Kōyaku" (Sing! Pledge of Love) . The voice actresses and characters of the group Smile♥X are:
- Sarara Yashima as Natsuki Hoshina
- Mai Fuchigami as Shizuka Onimaru
- Reina Ueda as Sachie Kondō
- Lynn as Mizuki Fudō
- Yurika Kubo as Sakurako Iizuka
- Sayaka Nakaya as Ume Momoi
- Yuri Yoshida as Kuruha Amō
- Chinatsu Akasaki as Mika Kozuru
- Nozomi Yamamoto as Ringosama Yami
Yashima and Fuchigami sing the ending theme song "Respect" under the unit name "with." Other cast members in the series include:
The anime takes place in a parallel-world Japan, where idols stand up against a corrupt government as "idol Diet members," and then work to bring back the smiles of the Japanese people through song and dance. The idol Diet members belong to seven different political parties, including the Heroine Party, the SOS Party, the Subculture New Party, the Bishōjo Party, the Wakaba Party, the Starlight Party, and the Sanrai Party.