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ARP Backstage Pass TV Anime Casts Kazuhiko Inoue, Wataru Komada

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Anime about dance vocal group premieres in January 2020

The staff of ARP Backstage Pass, the television anime of the ARP (nominally an abbreviation for Artists Republic Production) dance vocal group, announced two cast members for the anime on Friday.

The two cast members are Kazuhiko Inoue as the chairman (bottom row left, in image above), and Wataru Komada as Haruomi Matsumoto (bottom row right).

The staff also released preview images of the characters:

Shinji

Daiya

Rage

Leon

Haruomi Matsumoto (left) with Shinji (right)

The anime will premiere in January 2020. The anime was originally slated to air this year. A special program on Tokyo MX on July 28 at 7:30 p.m. JST will reveal more information about the anime.

The show's theme song by ARP is titled "Burn it up."

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.

Source: The Mainchi Shimbun's Mantan Web via Nijimen


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