Idoly Pride Anime Reveals Visual, Winter 2021 Premiere, New Character
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
AbemaTV's livestream for the Idoly Pride multimedia idol project revealed a key visual on Sunday for the anime part of the project. The livestream also revealed that the anime will premiere in winter 2021. The show will air on TV and will also stream on AbemaTV.
The official YouTube channel for the franchise also began streaming a commercial on Sunday.
The livestream also revealed a new idol in the franchise. Sayaka Kanda is voicing the new character Mana Nagase, who is the older sister to Kotono.
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
- Haruka Tomatsu as Rio Kanzaki
- Ayahi Takagaki as Aoi Igawa
- Minako Kotobuki as Ai Komiyama
- Aki Toyosaki as Kokoro Akazaki
The website also lists one more idol group 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.
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.
Sources: AbemaTV livestream
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