Revue Starlight Anime Gets New Film, Early Summer 2020 Compilation Film
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The "Revue Starlight 3rd StarLive 'Starry Diamond'" concert announced with a teaser promotional video on Sunday that production on two Revue Starlight anime films has been green-lit. There will be a brand-new anime film, and a separate "reproduction" compilation film will open early next summer.
Sentai Filmworks licensed the franchise's earlier television anime, and it describes the story:
After receiving a mysterious invitation to audition for a coveted spot with, Starlight, a popular musical revue troupe, star-struck contestants begin honing their talents and competing against each other for a chance of a lifetime. Among the hopefuls are childhood friends, Karen and Hikari, who once promised each other that they would take the stage together. With each contender working tirelessly hard to win, it's the girls' passionate dedication to their lifelong dream that'll truly transform their performances as the curtains rise.
Bushiroad announced the franchise in April 2017 with a stage musical and television anime project. The musical Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight The LIVE, billed as a "2.5 dimension musical and live concert," ran in Tokyo in September 2017. The 12-episode television anime series premiered on July 12, 2018. Sentai Filmworks streamed the series on HIDIVE with English subtitles and an English dub. The franchise is also inspiring a new mini anime titled Shōjo☆Konto All Starlight (Girl Comedy Skit All Starlight).
Sora Goto and Kanata Nakamura launched Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight Overture, the first manga for the franchise, in Kadokawa's Dengeki G's Comic magazine in January 2018, and ended it in October. The franchise also includes the Butai Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight ―The LIVE― SHOW MUST GO ON and Yonkoma Starlight manga.