ARP TV Anime Based on Augmented-Reality Ikemen Dance Vocal Group Premieres in 2019

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Group features executive producer who previously produced LovePlus, Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side franchises

A poster at the Animate Girls Festival 2018 event revealed on Sunday that the anime adaptation of the ARP (nominally an abbreviation for Artists Republic Production) dance vocal group will air on television and will premiere in 2019.

The ARP group holds live performances — featuring singing, dancing, and interactive talking with the audience — in real-time using the latest augmented-reality technology. The ikemen (handsome) group members include their de facto leader Shinji, the talented dancer León, and the members of the Rebel Cross duo (designer Daiya and composer/writer Rage).

ARP's executive producer Akari Uchida once produced Konami's LovePlus and Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side game franchises before leaving Konami in 2015.

ARP mainly holds concerts in the winter and summer under a talent contract with Avex.

The TV Asahi program Break Out also featured the group in its monthly segment "Freak Scene" in September. The group will release a new album in December, and the next live event, "Kick A'Live 2," is scheduled for January 5 and 6 at Kanagawa's Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium.

Source: ARP booth at Animate Girls Festival 2018

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