22/7 Idol Project's TV Anime Reveals Staff, Video, Visual
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Takao Abo (The Rising of The Shield Hero, Norn9) is directing the series at A-1 Pictures. Chiaki Nagai (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls, Utano☆Princesama Legend Star) and Reiji Miyajima (Rent-A-Girlfriend, Mononote - Edo Shinobi Kagyō (manga) are in charge of series composition. Majiro (Macross Delta, Barakamon) is handling character designs and serving as chief animation director. Akira Takata (Durarara!!, After the Rain) and Satomi Tamura (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl) are also chief animation directors.
Additional staff members include:
- Prop Design: Mayuko Yamamoto
- Assistant Director: Satsuki Takahashi
- Art Director: Hotaka Okamoto (KUSANAGI)
- Color design: Naomi Nakano
- CG Director: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Shirogumi)
- Sound Director: Akiko Fujita
The cast includes:
- Nagomi Saijō as Miu Takigawa
- Sally Amaki as Sakura Fujima
- Mizuha Kuraoka as Miyako Kōno
- Chiharu Hokaze as Reika Satō
- Ruri Umino as Jun Toda
- Kanae Shirosawa as Akane Maruyama
- Reina Miyase as Ayaka Tachikawa
- Mei Hanakawa as Nicole Saitō
The anime will premiere in January 2020.
AKB48 founder and producer Yasushi Akimoto is producing the "dimension-crossing" idol group. The group based on the concept of "idols who cross dimensions" has eight anime idol characters, with their respective voice actresses performing as idols in the real world. A different character designer is handling each member's anime design. Sony Music Records and Aniplex received 10,325 applications for the idol group and held five rounds of auditions.