Revue Starlight Released Monday
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Sentai Filmworks, which released the film in America, described the story:
"After receiving a mysterious invitation to audition for a coveted spot with Starlight, a popular musical revue troupe, star-struck contestants begin honing their talents and competing against each other for a chance of a lifetime. Among the hopefuls are childhood friends, Karen and Hikari, who once promised each other that they would take the stage together. With each contender working tirelessly hard to win, it's the girls' passionate dedication to their lifelong dream that'll truly transform their performances as the curtains rise."
Tomohiro Furukawa (unit director for Yuri Kuma Arashi, Brothers Conflict) directed the anime at Kinema Citrus. Tatsuto Higuchi (CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon, Schwarzes Marken) was in charge of the the series scripts, and Hiroyuki Saita (Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear, My mental choices are completely interfering with my school romantic comedy) designed the characters.
Anime Limited will release the third part of Revolutionary Girl Utena, carrying episodes 25 to 39, "The Apocalypse Saga", as well as Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie. The set will contain a poster and five art cards. Anime Limited describes the story:
"A new group of duelists has emerged from the shadows. These new challengers wear black rose signets and also seek revolution, but their methods are different than those of Ohtori's Student Council. They don't wish to possess Rose Bride. They want to kill her.""Hachimitsu Academy, a prestigious, historically all-girls school, has finally become co-ed. Average teen, Kiyoshi, is one of five boys to enroll. What he doesn't know is that the school is clandestinely ruled by an Underground Student Council of ruthless, cruel, totally hot female students! And when the boys get caught peeping, they're sent to the school's prison, which is run by the brutally seductive warden, who also happens to be the VP of the Underground Student Council. After the boys are forced endure manual labor, whips, and chains, they'll be left wishing they were locked up with actual criminals."
Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer, Shirobako) helmed the project at J.C. Staff, working off of scripts supervised by Michiko Yokote (Valkyria Chronicles, Shirobako). Junichirō Taniguchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica films, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun) designed the characters, and was also chief animation director.