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'Selection Project' Idol Reality Show Project Gets TV Anime in 2021

posted on by Alex Mateo
Teaser reveals characters, staff for Doga Kobo anime

Kadokawa announced on Friday a new television anime titled Selection Project that will premiere in 2021 as part of its "Idol x Audition x Reality Show" multimedia project of the same name. The project's website posted a teaser promotional video, a key visual, and the main staff.

The video and key visual introduce the characters (from left to right in image above): Ao Yodogawa, Nodoka Yagi, Shiori Yamaga, Rena Hananoi, Suzune Miyama, Nagisa Imau, Uta Koizumi, Hiromi Hamaguri, and Mako Toma. The tagline in the video and visual reads, "Fight, to make your dreams come true."

The website also introduces the character Sumipanda.

Daisuke Hiramaki (Naruto Shippūden, New Game!) is directing the anime at Doga Kobo and Yūya Takahashi (Lupin III: Part IV) is supervising and writing the series scripts. Kanna Hirayama (Rent-A-Girlfriend) is designing the characters. Yōhei Kisara (Love Live! School idol project) is producing the music. Dandelion Animation Studio is handling the CG animation.

Kadokawa originally revealed the multimedia project in December 2019.

The multimedia project centers around the seventh annual "Selection Project," a national idol reality show that is held every summer. The Selection Project is the top gateway for girls who want to become idols, and the project follows the nine girls who have won regional qualifying rounds. The audience's votes determine which girls win or lose in the "audition battle."

Suzune Miyama wishes to be an idol like Akari Amazawa, an idol who got her start through the Selection Project reality show. Suzune had been stricken with illness since she was little, but she listened to Akari's music often in her hospital room. Akari's voice gave Suzune smiles and courage, which encouraged Suzune to want to inspire others in the same way. In her last summer of junior high, Suzune decides to enter the seventh Selection Project to make her dreams come true.

Sources: Selection Project anime's website, Kadokawa anime's YouTube channel

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