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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Revue Starlight Anime, Plans HIDIVE Stream With Subtitles, English Dub

posted on by Karen Ressler
1st episode premieres on July 14

Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the Revue Starlight anime for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Latin American countries, and other select territories.

HIDIVE announced that it will simulcast the series, and offer an English dubcast within a few weeks of the simulcast premiere. The simulcast will be available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Ireland, Latin America and other select territories. The first episode will premiere on July 14 at 9:00 a.m. EDT.

Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

After receiving a mysterious invitation to audition for a coveted spot with, Starlight, a popular musical revue troupe, star-struck contestants begin honing their talents and competing against each other for a chance of a lifetime. Among the hopefuls are childhood friends, Karen and Hikari, who once promised each other that they would take the stage together. With each contender working tirelessly hard to win, it's the girls' passionate dedication to their lifelong dream that'll truly transform their performances as the curtains rise.

The series will premiere in Japan on TBS on July 12 at 25:28 (effectively, July 13 at 1:28 a.m.), and then will run on the CBC, BS-TBS, MBS, and RKB channels.

Tomohiro Furukawa (unit director for Yuri Kuma Arashi, Brothers Conflict) is directing the anime at Kinema Citrus. Tatsuto Higuchi (CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon, Schwarzes Marken) is in charge of the the series scripts, and Hiroyuki Saita (Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear, My mental choices are completely interfering with my school romantic comedy) is designing the characters.

The nine main characters of the anime (as voiced by their respective cast members) are singing the opening theme song "Hoshi no Dialogue" (Stellar Dialogue) and the ending theme song "Fly Me to the Star" under the unit name "Starlight Kukugumi" (Starlight Group 99).

Ateam is developing the Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight -Re LIVE- smartphone game for the franchise. The franchise also includes a series of stage plays.

Source: Press releases

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