A3! Male Actor-Training Game Launches in English
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
CYBIRD released Liber Entertainment's A3! male actor-training smartphone game for iOS and Android devices in English on Wednesday. The release is available worldwide outside of Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, and China. The English version features the same voice cast and music from the Japanese release.
CYBIRD announced in June 2018 that the game would get an English release.
The A3! game debuted for smartphones in January 2017, reaching two million downloads within a month of its debut. The game had five million downloads as of March 2018, and it has since surpassed 6.5 million downloads. The app ranked #2 in iOS game sales in Japan two times on January 9 and January 10, 2018.
The game features four male actor groups, each themed after a particular season. Players take the role of the producer, and are responsible for training the performance skills of their group.
The game is inspiring an anime adaptation that will air on television in two halves — "Season Spring & Summer" will run from January to March 2020, and "Season Autumn & Winter" will run from July to September 2020. The game's voice cast are reprising their roles in the anime. Keisuke Shinohara (Black Fox) is directing the anime at P.A.WORKS and Studio 3Hz. Mariko Komatsu is adapting the original character designs by Ryō Fujiwara and serving as chief animation director. Naoki Hayashi (Black Fox) is in charge of the series scripts. Infinite is producing.
The game inspired a stage play that debuted at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo last summer, and also ran in Kyoto before ending its run at The Galaxy Theatre last November. Another stage play titled Mankai Stage A3! ~Autumn & Winter 2019~ ran at the Nippon Seinenkan Hall in Tokyo from January 31 to February 11, at the Shimonoseki Community Hall in Yamaguchi on February 23 and 24, at the Umeda Arts Theater in Osaka from February 27 to March 3, and at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo from March 15 to March 24.
Source: Press release