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Kotodama Shōjo Rap Girls Project Unveils Visual, Story

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Multimedia project includes planned anime, web radio shows, livestreams, CDs

The official website of Avex Pictures' "virtual project" titled Kotodama Shōjo (Word Soul Girls) unveiled a visual and the introductory story on Friday.

Avex Pictures describes the introductory story:

This is "Holy Hierarchy Academy," the world's best girls' high school that trains future stars. Here, the top dog students have all the control, and they possess a unique beverage: the Hierar Milk, extracted from the mythical bovine, the Hierar Beef. One swig from these divine drops bestows enough radiance and go-getter energy that nothing but the position of top dog will satisfy.

Getting it means winning in battle at the academy. This year will feature the highest form of competitive self-expression, the rap battle! This youth story is about four students at the bottom of the hierarchy who meet in a rap battle and climb to to the top!

The project will be a multimedia franchise centering on the youth story of the "Microphone Soul Spinners," a group of four girls who form a "virtual rap unit." Avex Pictures is planning an anime adaptation, CD singles, web radio programs, and live-streamed programs on the Showroom service. Avex Pictures is holding auditions for the cast.

Suzuhito Yasuda (Durarara!!, Yozakura Quartet, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) is drawing the original character designs, and Toshiya Ono (Gatchaman Crowds, Land of the Lustrous, The Promised Neverland) is in charge of story composition. KEN THE 390, a rap artist and judge in TV Asahi's Freestyle Dungeon program, will be the franchise's "ambassador."

The characters in "Microphone Soul Spinners" are named Shiika Yosano, Raimu Mukōda, Chieri Villeneuve, and Himawari Kawabata. The four are the lowest ranked in their school built to raise up star artists. The four meet in a rap battle, and decide to take down everyone above them in their journey to the top of the school hierarchy.

Sources: Kotodama Shōjo project's website, Animate Times


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