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Idoly Pride Project's 2 Animated Music Videos Streamed

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime part of multimedia project premieres in January 2021

The official YouTube channel for the Idoly Pride multimedia idol project began streaming two animated music videos for the project on Sunday. The Twitter account for the anime also revealed that the anime part of the project will premiere in January 2021, and will air on TV and stream on Abema.

The first song is "Sayonara kara Hajimaru Monogatari" (The Story of Starting from Goodbye) by the in-franchise idol group Hoshimi Production. The second song is "First Step" by the character Mana Nagase (voiced by Sayaka Kanda).

The project's cast includes:

Hoshimi Production

  • 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



Sayaka Kanda is voicing the new character Mana Nagase, who is the older sister to Kotono.

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. A manga titled Idoly Pride: Stage of Asterism launched on Kadokawa's Comic Newtype website on June 10.

The anime is CAAnimation's first project. CyberAgent, the parent company of game developer Cygames and streaming service company AbemaTV, founded the CAAnimation label in October 2018.

Sources: Idoly Pride franchise's YouTube channel and Twitter account via Nijipoi, Otakomu

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