B-Project Anime's 2nd Season Replaces Hisako Kanemoto With Asami Seto for Tsubasa
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the B-PROJECT anime revealed on Wednesday that Asami Seto will replace Hisako Kanemoto as Tsubasa Sumisora in the series' second season, B-PROJECT: Zecchō Emotion (Summit Emotion). The website also revealed the fourth visual for the season, which features the group KiLLER KiNG.
Kanemoto announced in May that she is taking a hiatus from her voice acting activities so she can study abroad. Kanemoto plans to return in March 2019. Yumiri Hanamori is replacing the Kanemoto as the voice of Nao Mejiro in the television anime of FuRyu's Pastel Memories smartphone game.
The B-PROJECT: Zecchō Emotion anime will premiere in January 2019.
Returning staff members include MAGES head Chiyomaru Shikura (Steins;Gate, Occultic;Nine), credited with planning and original work. The original illustrations are credited to Utako Yukihiro, and Takanori Nishikawa (T.M. Revolution) is the overall producer.
B-PROJECT is MAGES' fictional male idol project featuring character designs by Devils and Realist creator Utako Yukihiro. The anime's first season premiered in July 2016, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.
The anime's story follows Tsubasa, a new hire in the A&R department of the major recording company Gandala Music. Tsubasa is immediately assigned to oversee the idol unit "B-PROJECT," which is made up of three idol groups: Kitakore, THRIVE, and MooNs. This is Tsubasa's first job, and she gets involved in various incidents and accidents as she deals with this group of young men who each have their own differing personalities.
The franchise also includes a stage play that ran from July-August 2017, a live concert that ran in August 2017, and an album that launched in July 2017.