Idoly Pride Multimedia Project Gets TV Anime
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the Idoly Pride multimedia project revealed on Monday that the franchise is getting a television anime by CyberAgent's CAAnimation label. The website also began streaming the first promotional video for the project.
The staff will reveal more information about the television anime in March. English text on the project's promotional materials reads, "No one starts from the spotlight. They all start as nobody. Only way there is to prove that she is a true idol." The multimedia project will include anime, video games, music, and several other forms of entertainment.
The project's cast includes:
- Mirai Tachibana as Kotono Nagase
- Mai Sugano as Sakura Kawasaki
- Moeko Yūki as Rei Ichinose
- Kokona Natsume as Nagisa Ibuki
- Nao Sasaki as Haruko Saeki
- Koharu Miyazawa as Saki Shiraishi
- Kanon Takao as Chisa Shiraishi
- Kanata Aikawa as Suzu Narumiya
- Moka Hinata as Mei Hayasaka
- Yukina Shutō as Shizuku Hyōdō
The website also lists two more idol groups for the project.
Yū Kinome (episode director for Classroom of the Elite, Scum's Wish, School-Live!) is directing the anime at CAAnimation. Tatsuya Takahaashi (Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko, The [email protected] Cinderella Girls) is in charge of series composition, and Sumie Kinoshita (Forest of Piano, The Mystic Archives of Dantalian) is designing the characters. Lerche (School-Live!, Scum's Wish, Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World) is also credited for animation production.
CyberAgent subsidiary QualiArts, Straight Edge, and Music Ray'n are collaborating on the multimedia project. QP:flapper (Girlish Number, Girl Friend BETA) is providing the original character designs. Yoshiki Minazumi (name romanization not confirmed) of QualiArts, Kaoru Adachi (Love Live! School idol project producer) of Straight Edge, and Jukki Hanada (Love Live! School idol project, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! scripts) of SATZ are credited with the original concept. Music Ray'n and QualiArts are credited for the music.
As revealed in June, the anime is CAAnimation's first project. At that time, the studio said it was partnering with video content company Avex Pictures, music creator group Elements Garden (Uta no Prince Sama, Senki Zesshō Symphogear franchises), anime studio Doga Kobo (Himouto! Umaruchan, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, The Helpful Fox Senko-san), and game developer Wonder Planet (Jump Puchi Heroes, Crash Fever smartphone games) to release the project in 2020.
CyberAgent, the parent company of game developer Cygames and streaming service company AbemaTV, founded the CAAnimation label in October 2018. CAAnimation focuses on producing original anime, as well as producing possible game adaptations (developed by other CyberAgent subsidiary companies) of those original anime projects. The company is coordinating with AbemaTV for its original anime content.