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AsianCrush to Simulcast Music Girls Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
12-episode anime to stream from July-September

Digital Media Rights' AsianCrush streaming website announced on Tuesday that it will simulcast the Music Girls (Ongaku Shōjo) television anime series. The series will premiere on July 6 and end on September 22 after 12 episodes. After the finale, the full series will be available on Amazon Prime's streaming service and for download on Amazon.

AsianCrush's first simulcast was Pop Team Epic. The service licensed both Pop Team Epic and Music Girls from King Records.

The anime is based on the anime short that Studio DEEN produced for the Anime Mirai 2015 project. 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.

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.

Yui Ogura will perform the opening theme song "Eien Shōnen." The show's cast, under the unit name "Ongaku Shōjo," will perform the ending theme song "Shining Peace." 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: Press release

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