Idolish 7 Anime Project Includes Both TV Anime & Spinoff Series
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The official website for the anime of Idolish 7, Bandai Namco's fictional male idol group multimedia project, announced on Saturday that the project will have both a television series and a spinoff series. The website also presented a teaser visual for the television anime:
The previously announced cast includes:
- Toshiki Masuda as Iori Izumi
- Yusuke Shirai as Yamato Nikaidō
- Tsubasa Yonaga as Mitsuki Izumi
- KENN as Tamaki Yotsuba
- Atsushi Abe as Sōgo Ōsaka
- Takuya Eguchi as Nagi Rokuya
- Kensho Ono as Riku Nanase
- Wataru Hatano as Gaku Yaotome
- Sōma Saitō as Ten Kujō
- Takuya Satō as Ryūnosuke Tsunashi
The cast members reprise their roles from the game.
Makoto Bessho (Shangri-La, Armitage: Dual-Matrix) is directing the anime at Troyca. Ayumi Sekine (Makura no Danshi, Fate/Grand Order: First Order) is supervising the anime's scripts. Kazumi Fukagawa (Inari Kon Kon, GLASSLIP animation director) is adapting Arina Tanemura's original character designs for animation. Ei Aoki (Fate/Zero, Aldnoah.Zero) is credited as supervisor.
Bandai Namco Online made the Idolish 7 "dramatic rhythm action" iOS and Android game with music in collaboration with Lantis. The player assumes the role of Tsumugi Takanashi, a manager for a new idol group. She must train seven male singers — each with their own individual personalities — to turn them into the No. 1 idols. The game features full voicing of the dialogue by the cast.
The multimedia project celebrated its one-year anniversary with the release of its i7 album last August.
The project has included multiple manga adaptations. Arina Tanemura (Full Moon O Sagashite, Phantom Thief Jeanne), the project's original character designer, drew the Idolish 7 TRIGGER -before The Radiant Glory- manga with a story by Bunta Tsushimi, and the pair launched Idolish 7 MEZZO: Murasaki Ao no Hekireki in Hakusensha's LaLaDX magazine in October. Nokoshi Yamada launched another manga on Hakusensha's "Hana Lala online" site in July 2015. Tsushimi also launched the novelization on the Web Hakusensha Novels site at the end of July 2015.
Source: Comic Natalie