ARP Backstage Pass TV Anime Reveals Visual, More Cast, January 13 Premiere

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Main staff also revealed for anime about dance vocal group

The official website for ARP Backstage Pass, the television anime of the ARP (nominally an abbreviation for Artists Republic Production) dance vocal group, revealed two more cast members and a visual on Friday for the show. The site also revealed that the show will premiere on Tokyo MX1 on January 13 at 11:00 p.m., before airing later that evening on BS11.

The new cast includes:

Daisuke Namikawa as Eiji Kanō, Shinji's father

Takuya Eguchi as the chairman's secretary

ASMIK Ace is also streaming a new short music video for Shinji's song "The World is Mine."

The show's characters include:





The voice actors for the four main characters are credited under the same names as the characters themselves. Additionally, Kazuhiko Inoue will play the chairman, and Wataru Komada will play Haruomi Matsumoto.

Tetsuya Endo (Hikaru no Go, Saiyuki Reload) is directing the anime at Dynamo Pictures. The show's theme song by ARP is titled "Burn it up."

ARP's executive producer Akari Uchida once produced Konami's LovePlus and Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side game franchises before leaving Konami in 2015.

The ARP group holds live performances — featuring singing, dancing, and interactive talking with the audience — in real-time using the latest augmented-reality technology. The ikemen (handsome) group members include their de facto leader Shinji, the talented dancer León, and the members of the Rebel Cross duo (designer Daiya and composer/writer Rage). ARP mainly holds concerts in the winter and summer under a talent contract with Avex.

Update: Embedded short music video. Source: ASMIK Ace's YouTube channel

Sources: ARP Backstage Pass anime's website, MoCa News

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