Five I★CHU (アイ★チュウ) casts gathered at a stage event during AGF2019 on November 9. The event also revealed the opening movie of its spin-off game “I★CHU Étoile Stage” (アイ★チュウ Étoile Stage) and teaser video of its TV anime adaptation.
▲ From left: Minegishi Kei (play as Toya Honoki), Atsushi Tamaru (play as Akito Tobikura), Kazutomi Yamamoto (play as Momosuke Okawa), Ayumu Murase (play as Kokoro Hanabusa) and Kouhei Amasaki (play as Runa Kagurazaka) interacted with fans @ AGF2019
▲Principal Kuma certainly won some clapping with his adorable look
The casts of male group POP’N STAR, Kazutomi Yamamoto (山本和臣), Ayumu Murase (村瀨歩) and Kouhei Amasaki (神楽坂ルナ ), gathered on stage
▍I★CHU Étoile Stage Opening Movie
I★CHU Étoile Stage is an idol-raising game featuring brand-new and fully-voiced main story. Sharing the same universe with the otome smartphone game I★CHU, the game is slated to release in spring 2020.
The opening movie also previews its theme song “Magical LOVE Potion” (マジカル LOVE ポーション！), composed and written by record producer Tsunku (つんく♂). Pre-registration of the game is currently available here.
▍Anime Teaser Video
The anime is directed by Hitoshi Nanba, with Yoshimi Narita and Mina Ōsawa handling series composition and character design respectively. Studio Lay-duce is responsible for the animation.
The story of I★CHU is set in Étoile Vio School, a campus established by the El Dol organization with the goal of fostering aspiring young men and transforming them from amateurs into idols. The premiere date is not yet announced.