Bushiroad's Revue Starlight Franchise Gets 2 Manga
posted on by Karen Ressler
This year's January issue of Monthly Bushiroad magazine announced on Friday that Bushiroad and Nelke Planning's Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight franchise will get two manga that will run simultaneously beginning in the next issue on January 6. The magazine showed preview images for the two manga, one of which is a four-panel manga with super-deformed characters.
Bushiroad announced the franchise in April with a stage musical and television anime project. The musical Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight The LIVE, billed as a "2.5 dimension musical and live concert," ran in Tokyo from September 22-24. It featured the same cast as the planned anime.
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.