Mobile developer Happy Elements have announced a brand new anime about virtual reality idols airing this October: Idol Memories. The anime’s official website launched and has revealed the first visual, cast, staff and promotional video.
The anime itself will be taking place in the near future where idols have become popular in virtual reality. It will be airing on TV Tokyo this October throughout the Fall/Autumn 2016 anime season. The episodes will feature approx. 15 minutes of anime and 15 minutes of live idol footage. Here is the series’ synopsis:
In the near future where Idols are active in the space of virtual reality, two units from the Shiritsu Kanon Gakuen, which are currently ranking down, are aiming for the top of idol league! Who will be getting the honorable tiara?
The main cast of the anime was revealed and includes:
- Moe Toyota (Sapphire Kawashima in Hibike! Euphonium) will lead the cast to voice Vivi Lin, a member of StarRing
- Marika Hayase (Miu Nureha in Venus Project: Climax) voices Sena Hattori, a member of StarRing
- Yuu Kimura (Debut Role) as Kokona Hayakawa, a member of StarRing
- Mayu Sagara (Debut Role) voicing as Miku Kajiwara, the leader of Shadow
- Ruriko Aoki (Riina Tada from The [email protected]: Cinderella Girls) voicing the role of Yucho La, a member of Shadow
- Riko Kohara (Riko in Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation) as Nanami Hoshi, a member of Shadow
The production staff will include:
- Director: Katsuya Kikuchi (Sengoku Paradise Kiwami)
- Scriptwriter: Hiroshi Oonogi (Macross Zero, Shugo Chara!)
- Anime Character Designer and Chief Art Director: Rena Okuyama (Sengoku Paradise Kiwami, Mushibugyo Animation Director)
- Sound Director: Chikako Yokoda (Dog Days’, K: Return of Kings)
- Animation Studio: Seven Arcs Pictures (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha, Trinity Seven)
Here is the anime’s teaser promotional video that introduces the main idols:
The Idol Memories anime will air this October on TV Tokyo, during the Fall/Autumn 2016 anime season. The episodes will be composed of half animation and half live action performances. Further information will be revealed at a later date.
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