KLab and Kadokawa multimedia franchise “Lapis Re:LiGHTs” reveals the first PV and characters for its anime adaptation, which is expected to premiere in 2020.
The project takes place in a fantasy world where girls study to become idols, combining the powers of music and magic. The cast includes seven idol units, focusing upon the central five-girl team LiGHTs.
The franchise also includes plans for a smartphone RPG, novels, live events, and a manga by artist Hiroichi (ヒロイチ) and Shingo Nagai (永井 真吾).
The story is set in the city of Māmukesuteru (マームケステル), which is energized by the magic sand “Kisa” (輝砂) and its crystals “Kiseki” (輝石). The girls who can unleash magic and melody via “Kisa” and “Kiseki” are known as the “Witch”. They give hope to the crowds by singing and defeating the monsters.
Dreamt to become a great “Witch”, Tiara arrives at Flora Girls College, a magic academy who trains and nurtures the young “Witch”, and the story thus begins.
▍Staff and Production
The series is directed by Hiroyuki Hata (畑博之) at Yokohama Animation Lab along with Taro Ikegami (池上たろう) as the chief animation director and character designer. The scripts of the series are overseen by Kasumi Tsuchida (土田霞) and Hajime Asano (あさのハジメ). The music is composed by Satoshi (宝野聡史).
“Lapis Re:LiGHTs Stars” will perform the opening theme song “Watashi-tachi no Startrail” (私たちのSTARTRAIL).
▍Characters and Cast
*The anime’s character designs are different from the game
■ Tiara – CV: Yukari Anzai (安齋由香里)
■ Rosetta – CV: Risa Kubota (久保田梨沙)
■ Lavie – CV: Live Mukai (向井莉生)
■ Ashley – CV: Iori Saeki (佐伯伊織)
■ Lynette – CV: Mizuki Yamamoto (山本瑞稀)
■ Emilia – CV: Hazuki Hoshino (星乃葉月)
■ Alpha – CV: Tomomi Mineuchi (嶺内ともみ)
■ Salsa – CV: Yū Sasahara ( 篠原侑)
■ Garnet – CV: Yōko Nakayama (中山瑶子)
Konogana Wa Otome (この花は乙女)
■ Nadeshiko – CV: Rina Honizumi (本泉莉奈)
■ Tsubaki – CV: Arisa Suzuki (鈴木亜理沙)
■ Kaede – CV: Yūko Ōno (大野柚布子)
Sugar Pockets (シュガーポケッツ)
■ Ratura – CV: Yūkimi Hayase (早瀬雪未)
■ Champe – CV: Seka Hirose (広瀬世華)
■ Maryberry – CV: Hikaru Akao ( 赤尾ひかる)
■ Angelica – CV: Yuka Amemiya (雨宮夕夏)
■ Lucifer – CV: Risae Matsuda (松田利冴)
■ Yue – CV: Yū Sakuragi (桜木夕)
■ Mille Feuille – CV: Saeko Oku (奥紗瑛子)
■ Fiona – CV: Haruka Itou (伊藤はるか)
■ Eliza – CV: Kana Hanazawa (花澤香菜)
■ Chloe – CV: Yoshino Nanjō (南條愛乃)
■ Angers – CV: Yuka Amemiya ( 雨宮夕夏)
■ Camilla – CV: Sumire Uesaka (上坂すみれ)
■ Yuzuriha – CV: Ayane Sakura (佐倉綾音)