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Studio DEEN's Ongaku Shōjo Idol Short Gets TV Anime in July

posted on 2018-03-14 10:00 EDT by Egan Loo
Obscure idol unit aims for the top in anime preceded by Anime Mirai 2015 short

Ongaku Shōjo (Music Girls), the anime short that Studio DEEN produced for the Anime Mirai 2015 initiative, is spawning a television anime series this July.

The story follows the protagonist Hanako Yamadaki when she encounters the obscure, low-selling 11-member "C-list" idol unit Ongaku Shōjo. Their producer Ikehashi thinks the unit needs a new member. Together, Ongaku Shōjo and Hanako strive for the top of the music world.

The cast stars:

Seria Fukagawa as Hanako Yamadaki

Karin Takahashi as Sasame Mitsukuri

Miho Okazaki as Mirai Nishio

Yuko Ōno as Yukino Hinata

Miyuri Shimabukuro as Shoop Gushiken

Nako Eguchi as Roro Morooka

Lynn as Kotoko Kintoki

Yui Ogura as Haori Mukae

Sumire Uesaka as Kiri Mukae

Manami Numakura as Haru Chitose

Asami Seto as Eri Kumagai

Mai Fuchigami as Sarasa Ryūō

Yukio Nishimoto (Animal Yokocho, Najica Blitz Tactics, The Galaxy Railways) is directing the television anime at Studio DEEN. Deko Akao (After the Rain, Amanchu!, Arakawa Under the Bridge, Flying Witch, Noragami) is supervising and writing the series scripts. Momoka Komatsu is adapting the original character designs by Matsuri Santa for animation. King Records is producing the music.

Pine Records, "Japan's first virtual character label" and King Amusement Creative's real-life equivalent of the idols' in-story label, will release the unit's first single "On Stage Life" on June 6.

The original 2015 "Ongaku Shōjo" short begins when Eri, a girl who likes to stay indoors, meets a mysterious but enthusiastic transfer student named Haru. Eri used to love to sing and Haru loves Eri's singing. The story follows the two during one summer of their high school life as their love sometimes overlaps and sometimes passes by each other. Seto and Numakura are reprising their roles of Eri and Haru for the television anime.

Source: Comic Natalie


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