Kumiko Saiki’s “Kageki Shoujo!!” (かげきしょうじょ!!) manga is confirmed to inspire a TV anime adaptation for 2021. The series follows a Takarazuka Revue-like school, which recruits young women to play both male and female roles in musicals.
The anime will follow the story of “Kageki Shoujo!! Season Zero”. “Hozuki’s Coolheadedness” director Kazuhiro Yoneda is directing the anime at PINE JAM, while “Yona of the Dawn” writer Tadashi Morishita is in charge of series composition.
▍About the Series
Created by Kumiko Saiki, “Kageki Shoujo!” was first serialized in Shueisha’s Jump Kai magazine from 2012 to 2014 and was collected in two tankōbon volumes. A sequel manga by Saiki titled “Kageki Shoujo!!” (かげきしょうじょ！！) has been serialized in Hakusensha’s Melody magazine since 2015.
The story centers on the Kouka Kageki High School, which trains young women to play all the parts of musical theater, be they female or male. Narada Ai is a jaded former idol performing female roles—her roommate, playing male roles, is bright-eyed country girl Watanabe Sarasa. From the school to the stage to the rest of their lives, there is no challenge these young women can’t face with their passion for performance.