The anime adaptation of Liber Entertainment’s rhythm game “I★CHU” (アイ★チュウ) revealed the cast and character designs for the third year students during the “I★CHU Étoile Stage Étoile SHOW” live stream on 31st March.
It was also announced that the new smartphone title “I★CHU Étoile Stage” (アイ★チュウ Étoile Stage) will be released this April.
▍Anime Teaser Video
“Étoile Vio-school”, an academy that aims to train successful students, welcomes a group of young students to their new semester. This is a tough beginning for those who want to be idols. But through overcoming different challenges and interacting with different people, these young idols get closer to their goal and start to ponder over the question, “What is an idol?”
As they struggle to search for the answer, the hotblooded youth story begins…
▍Characters and Cast
(From Left to Right)
■ Kanata Minato (湊奏多) – CV: Yūichi Iguchi (井口祐一)
■ Seiya Aido (愛童星夜) – CV: KENN
■ Akira Mitsurugi (御剣晃) – CV: Toshiyuki Toyonaga (豊永 利行)
■ Satsuki Kururugi (枢木皐月) – CV: Showtaro Morikubo (森久保 祥太郎)
■ Matsuki Kururugi (枢木睦月) – CV: Takashi Kondō (近藤隆)
■ Lucas – CV: Yūichirō Umehara (梅原裕一郎)
■ Leon – CV: Toshiki Masuda (増田俊樹)
■ Noah – CV: Natsuki Hanae (花江夏樹)
■ Li Chaoyang (黎朝陽) – CV: Junya Enoki (榎木淳弥)
■ Rabi – CV: Naoya Nakanishi (中西尚也)
■ Shiki Amabe (海部子規) – CV: Katsufumi Yachi (谷地克文)
■ Akio Tobikura (鳶倉アキヲ) – CV: Atsushi Tamaru (田丸篤志)
■ Kyosuke Momoi (桃井恭介) – CV: Hiroyuki Kagura (花倉洸幸)
■ Torahiko Kusakabe (日下部虎彦) – CV: Yoji Ikuta (生田鷹司)
■ Hikaru Orihara (折原輝) – CV: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (松岡禎丞)
■ Raku Wakaoji (若王子楽) – CV: Daisuke Hirakawa (平川大輔)
Headmaster and Teacher
■ Headmaster Kuma – CV: Akio Ōtsuka (大塚明夫)
■ Yuzuki Asahina / Producer of the game (朝比奈柚希) – CV: Megumi Toyoguchi (豊口 めぐみ)
“I★CHU Étoile Stage” is an idol-raising game featuring a 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 April 2020. Illustrator Yutaka (煮たか), who also designed for “Touken Ranbu” and “FGO”, is the character designer.
Players will play as the teacher / producer of the academy and help to nurture these idol eggs into mature idols.
▍ Game Opening Movie