Seiji Mizushima Directs Bushiroad's D4DJ Anime at Sanzigen
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Bushiroad announced on Friday that anime director Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Un-Go) will direct the anime part of its D4DJ (Dig Delight Direct Drive DJ) multimedia project at SANZIGEN Animation Studio (BanG Dream! franchise, Monster Strike the Animation, BBK/BRNK). Mizushima and Sanzigen are preparing a promotional video for the in-franchise "Happy Around!" musical unit (four characters pictured front and center in the below image).
Bushiroad had acquired 8.2% of SANZIGEN Animation Studio in December.
Bushiroad is credited with the original work, and the company's founder and president Takaaki Kidani is executive producer. BanG Dream's Ko Nakamura is credited with the original story. Masahiro Nakayama is supervising producer, and Shigeru Saitō (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star) is music producer.
Following after BanG Dream! and Revue Starlight, D4DJ is Bushiroad's new DJ-theme mixed-media project. The project includes live DJ performances, anime, and games. The project incorporates new music as well as remixes of popular music.
Game developer Donuts is developing the D4DJ Groovy Mix rhythm game for mobile devices. The game will launch this fall.