Ensemble Stars! TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals July Premiere
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The Ensemble Stars! Starry Stage 2nd ~in Nippon Budōkan~ concert event debuted the first promotional video from the television anime of Happy Elements' Ensemble Stars! smartphone game franchise on Sunday. The video announced that the anime will premiere this July.
As previously announced, the studio David Production (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) is producing the animation. Novelist Akira ([email protected]), who wrote the original scenario for the game, is in charge of the series scripts for the anime. Satoru Kuwabara (Arte Refact) is producing the music, and Tatsuya Katō (APDREAM, Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya) is composing the music. The cast from the game is returning for the anime.
Happy Elements had confirmed the adaptation in 2015, and GENCO and Happy Elements had originally planned to release it in 2017. However, GENCO and Happy Elements announced in February 2017 that they were postponing the planned adaptation due to "various circumstances." GENCO is not currently listed in the anime's staff credits with David Production.
The "idol-training produce game" takes place at a private boys' idol-training school with a history of turning out many great talents in show business. The protagonist is the school's lone female student who transfers to the school because of a special situation, and enters the school's producer department. The game features eight different idol units and has a cast of more than 30 male voice actors.
The game's fourth stage musical adaptation ran in Osaka from January 19-21 of last year, and in Tokyo from January 25 to February 5. The first stage play, which debuted in June 2016, received VR software for PlayStation VR in October 2016.
The franchise also includes a manga, novels, and CDs. A new rhythm game will launch in the second half of 2019 under the title Ensemble Stars!! (with two exclamation points).
Source: Comic Natalie