Kageki Shoujo!! Manga Listed With TV Anime in 2021
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Retailer Rakuten's listing for the December issue of Shueisha's Melody magazine includes a cover image that states Kumiko Saiki's Kageki Shoujo!! manga is getting a television anime adaptation in 2021. The issue will ship on Wednesday.
Saiki serialized the original manga under the title Kageki Shoujo! (with one exclamation mark) in Shueisha's Jump Kai magazine from 2012 to 2014, and ended the original serialization after the magazine ceased publication in October 2014.
Saiki then launched the ongoing sequel manga under the title Kageki Shoujo!! (with two exclamation marks) in Melody in 2015. Shueisha published the ninth volume of the sequel on March 5. The manga was nominated for Best Shōjo Manga in Kodansha's 44th annual Manga Awards this year, but it did not win.
Shueisha published the original manga in two volumes, but re-released the series in one compiled volume in March 2019 with the title Kageki Shoujo!! Season Zero. This is the volume that Seven Seas Entertainment will release in English. The publisher will release the manga under the title Kageki Shoujo!! The Curtain Rises on November 24, and it describes the story:
Like the Takarazuka Revue, the young women who go to the arts academy Kouka Kageki High School play all the parts of musical theater, be they female or male. Narada Ai is a jaded former idol performing female roles—her roommate, playing male roles, is bright-eyed country girl Watanabe Sarasa. From the school to the stage to the rest of their lives, there is no challenge these young women can't face with their passion for performance.