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Idol Incidents Anime Reveals January 8 Premiere, Crunchyroll Streaming in America & Europe

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MAGES' anime features idol Diet members working to make Japanese citizens smile

The official website for MAGES' Idol Incidents (Idol Jihen) television anime series lists Crunchyroll as streaming the anime in Europe and America. bilibili is listed as streaming the anime in Asia.

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX and Tochigi TV on January 8, and will also air on the BS Fuji, Sun TV, and Gunma TV channels. The anime will stream in Japan on the d Anime Store.

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:

Yashima and Fuchigami sing the ending theme song "Respect" under the unit name "with." Other cast members in the series include:

5pb. Games and MAGES had announced the project as a social smartphone game in 2014 with a slated release in fall 2014. The game launched in Japan on October 21.

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.


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