News Bushiroad Reveals Revue Starlight Franchise With Stage Musical, TV Anime Projects
posted on 2017-04-30 06:59 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Bushiroad opened a website on Sunday to reveal its newest project, Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight. The project has both a musical and a television anime in the works. Nelke Planning is collaborating with Bushiroad on the project.
The project stars:
Momoyo Koyama as Karen Aijō
Suzuko Mimori as Hikari Kagura
Maho Tomita as Maya Tendō
Hinata Satō as Junna Hoshimi
Haruki Iwata as Mahiru Tsuyuzaki
Moeka Koizumi as Nana Daiba
Teru Ikuta as Futaba Isuruzaki
Ayasa Itō as Kaoruko Hanayagi
Tomohiro Furukawa (unit director for Yuri Kuma Arashi, Brothers Conflict) is directing the anime at Kinema Citrus. Tatsuto Higuchi (CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon, Schwarzes Marken) is handling the series composition, and Hiroyuki Saita (Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear, My mental choices are completely interfering with my school romantic comedy) is designing the characters.
The franchise centers on "Starlight" — the song and dance revue troupe loved throughout the world. Karen and Hikari make a promise with each other when they're young that one day they'll stand on that stage together. Time passes, and now the girls are 16 years old. Karen is very enthusiastic about the lessons she takes every day, holding her promise close to her heart. Hikari has transferred schools and is now away from Karen. But the cogs of fate turn, and the two are destined to meet again. The girls and other "Stage Girls" will compete in a mysterious audition process to gain acceptance into the revue.
The "2.5 dimension musical and live concert" will star the same cast as the anime. The musical will have five performances between September 22-24 at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo.
Source: Animate Times