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Voice Actress Unit Sphere Stars in Live-Action Series in October

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Omnibus series written by 5 playwrights with different directors

Tokyo MX announced on Thursday that the four-member voice actress and idol group Sphere is starring in a new live-action television series titled Gekidan Sphere (Sphere Theater Troupe) that will premiere on Tokyo MX on October 16. The collaboration between five playwrights (including Ossans Love writer Kōji Tokuo) and Sphere is an omnibus series exploring various genres. Each episode has two halves with a different director, and a new episode will debut every two weeks.

The series will be Sphere's first entirely live-action fiction series (as opposed to the 2011 variety show Sphere Club), and the group will also perform the series' theme song.

Sphere is made up of voice actresses Minako Kotobuki, Ayahi Takagaki, Haruka Tomatsu, and Aki Toyosaki. They performed themes for Hatsukoi Limited, Sora no Manimani, Demon King Daimao, Cat Planet Cuties, Zakuro, Hanasaku Iroha - Blossoms for Tomorrow, Squid Girl, Natsu-iro Kiseki, the third season of Bakuman., Arata The Legend, I couldn't become a hero, so I reluctantly decided to get a job., Nanana's Buried Treasure, Yatterman Night, Ultimate Otaku Teacher, Matoi the Sacred Slayer, and Two Car.

The group recently returned from a hiatus since 2017 with their new single "best friends," which debuted on June 19. The song was used as the fourth ending theme song for the Zoids Wild anime.

Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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