Idolish 7 TV Anime Reveals January 2018 Debut, Opening Scene, More of Voice Cast
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The "Idolish 7 Fan Kansha-sai vol. 2 ~Kimi to Motto to Ai o Kataranai to~~" event announced on Sunday that the Idolish 7 television anime will premiere next January. The event also unveiled more of the voice cast, the opening scene from the first television episode, and a new key visual:
Satomi Satou plays the in-story Idolish 7 group's manager Tsumugi Takanashi. (The character has no voice in the original game.) Susumu Chiba plays her father and the head of Idolish 7's agency, Otoharu Takanashi. Kazuyuki Okitsu plays Banri Ōgami who works at the agency. Katsuyuki Konishi pays Sōsuke Yaotome, the head of the idol group Trigger's agency, and Yoshihisa Kawahara plays Kaoru Anesagi, Trigger's manager.
An advance screening will preview the first two episodes on November 2. The full music video for Trigger's "Daybreak Interlude" also began streaming on Sunday.
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
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.
In addition to the television anime, there will also be a spinoff series.
The multimedia project celebrated its one-year anniversary with the release of its i7 album in August 2016.
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