Based on the mutimedia project developed by Pony Canyon and Comptiq, TV anime series Re:Stage! Dream Days♪ (Re:ステージ! ドリームデイズ♪) recently released its characters visuals and its second PV. The anime will premiere in July.
Re:Stage! Dream Days♪ revolves around several female junior high school idols who aim to become a top in Prism Stage, a nationwide tournament where many middle school idols compete and become top idols.
Mana Shikimiya (式宮舞菜), a girl who once dreamed of being an idol, but had decided to live a more ordinary life in junior high school. However, when Mana transferred to the Takao Middle School Campus of Homareboshi Academy and joined the Singing and Dancing Club, a club which is on the verge of being shut down, her dreams of being an idol rekindles.
Shin Katagai (片貝 慎) is directing the anime in Yumeta Company and Graphinica. Motohiro Taniguchi (谷口 元浩) is designing the characters based on original designs by Tsubasa Izumi (和泉つばす), who illustrated the franchise’s novels. The idol group KiRaRe will perform the series’ opening theme song “Sensei Sensation”
Re:Stage! (Re:ステージ!) is originally a Japanese multimedia franchise by Pony Canyon and Comptiq. It features character design and illustrations by artist Tsubasu Izumi, series composition and story by Team Yoree, and music by Kohta Yamamoto (山本 康太).
The mutli-media project has already spawned a novel serialized in Kadokawa’s Monthly Comptiq magazine, concerts, events, and music CDs. In addition to the anime, the project will hold a national tour next year with the main group KiRaRe as well as the other groups.
A mobile rhythm game developed by Hotarubi titled Re:Stage! Prism Step (Re:ステージ！プリズムステップ) was also released in 2017.
▍Idol Units, Characters and Casts
Mana Shikimiya (式宮 舞菜) – CV: Amane Makino (牧野天音)
Sayu Tsukisaki (月坂 紗由) – CV: Akari Kitō (鬼頭明里)
Mizuha Ichikishima (市杵島 瑞葉) – CV: Masumi Tazawa (田澤茉純)
Kae Hiiragi (柊 かえ) – CV: Meemu Tachibana (立花芽恵夢)
Kasumi Honjō (本城 香澄) – CV: Yuka Iwahashi (岩橋由佳)
Mii Hasegawa (長谷川 みい) – CV: Yuki Sorane (空見ゆき)
Yukari Itsumura (伊津村 紫) – CV: Ari Ozawa (小澤亜李)
Haruka Itsumura (伊津村 陽花) – CV: Yumiri Hanamori (花守ゆみり)
Aone Shikimiya (式宮 碧音) – CV: Minami Takahashi (高橋未奈美)
Ruka Ichijō (一条 瑠夏) – CV: Ayaka Suwa (諏訪彩花)
Misaki Sango (岬珊 瑚) – CV: Aimi Tanaka (田中あいみ)
Amaha Shiratori (白鳥 天葉) – CV: Natsumi Hioka (日岡なつみ)
Kanade Hokaze (帆風 奏) – CV: Rika Abe (阿部里果)
Nagisa Himura (緋村 那岐咲) – CV: Juri Nagatsuma (長妻樹里)
Mikuru Bandō (坂東 美久龍) – CV: Natsumi Yamada (山田奈都美)
Haku Nishidate (西館 ハク) – CV: Miki Satō (佐藤実季)
Akari Haeno (南風野 朱莉) – CV: Tomoyo Takayanagi (高柳知葉)
Kuroha Shirokita (城北 玄刃) – CV: Nozomi Nishida (西田望見)