TV anime adaptation of mobile game “A3!” revealed a PV and key visual. It is also announced that the series will be divided into two seasons, SEASON SPRING ＆ SUMMER and SEASON AUTUMN ＆ WINTER, premiered in January and July, 2020.
“A3!” is originally an actor nurturing smartphone game, where player is the director of a nearly collapsed theater group named “Mankai Company”. Hoping to pay the debts of your missing father’s company, you recruit a wide range of theater actors, who are divided into four seasonally-named acting troupes.
The game has gained massive popularity in Japan for its hot-blooded and touching story documenting the struggles and friendship of the young actors.
The PV focuses on the members of the Spring Troupe, which specializes in performing fairy tales and classic remake. The video gives a sneak peak on the anime untitled OP, performed by the Spring Troupe members and created by singer songwriter Masayoshi Ōishi (大石昌良).
▍Characters and Cast
The Spring Troupe members and cast include:
■ Sakuma Sakuya (佐久間咲也) – CV: Koudai Sakai (酒井広大)
■ Usui Masumi (碓氷真澄) – CV: Yuusuke Shirai (白井悠介)
■ Minagi Tsuzuru (皆木綴) – CV: Koutarou Nishiyama (西山宏太朗)
■ Chigasaki Itaru (茅ヶ崎至) – CV: Shintaro Asanuma (浅沼晋太郎)
■ Citron (シトロン) – CV: Masashi Igarashi (五十嵐雅)
The cast of heroine, Tachibana Izumi (立花いづみ), will be voiced by Kaori Nazuka (名塚佳織).
The series will be directed by anime movie Black Fox director Keisuke Shinorhara (篠原啓輔) and animed by P.A.WORKS x Studio 3Hz, based on the original characters of illustrator Ryo Fujiwara (冨士原 良). Nakazono Manato (中園真登) is the vice director and Hayashi Naoki (ハヤシナオキ) is responsible for the series composition.
The first season, which focuses on the Spring and Summer Troupe, will air from January to March of 2020. The second, which focuses on the Fall and Winter Troupe, will air from July to September of 2020.