The idol x audition x reality show multimedia project “Selection Project” reveals a new promotional video for its upcoming TV anime series. The anime is also confirmed to premiere in October 2021.
“Selection Project” is a multimedia project that centers around the seventh annual “Selection Project” a national idol reality show held every year during the summer. The reality show is the top gateway for girls who aspire to become idols to step into the idol industry.
A new character Seira Kurusu (CV: Saori Ōnishi) is also revealed. Seira is a candidate from Northern Kanto. She has an American mother, who was a model, and a Japanese father. She is bright and optimistic and will not be influenced by the opinions of others.
The manga adaptation of “Selection Project” will start serializing in Manga UP! magazine on July 11.
The character visuals for the nine main characters are also revealed.
Suzune Miyama is a girl who wishes to become an idol like Akari Amazawa, the winner of the first Selection Project. At a young age, Suzune was stricken with illness and often listened to Akari’s music in her hospital room. Akari’s music gave Suzune courage. Suzune wishes to give others courage the same way Akari’s voice did through her music and decides to enter the seventh Selection project to pursue her dreams.
▍Staff and Production
Original Work: SELECTION PROJECT
Director: Daisuke Hiramaki
Series Composition & Script: Yūya Takashi
Character Design: Kanna Hirayama
Chief Animation Director: Marumi Sugita (Production I.G Niigata), Mai Matsuura
Prop Design: Takuya Miyahara
Art Director: Yuta Sakashita (Studio Easter)
Art Setting: Yuta Fujii (Studio Easter)
Color Design: Kei Ishiguro
Director of Photography: Takehiro Go
Editing: Kentarou Tsubone
Music Producer: Yōhei Kisara (Stray Cats)
Music: Takurō Iga
Sound Director: Takeshi Takadera
Sound Effects: Kiyotaka Kawada
CG Production: Dandelion
Animation: Doga Kobo
■ Suzune Miyama- CV: Hinaki Yano
■ Rena Hananoi – CV: Saku Mizuno
■ Hiromi Hamaguri – CV: Nozomi Nagumi
■ Nagisa Imau – CV: Ruri Arai
■ Nodoka Yagi – CV: Hina Yōmiya
■ Ao Yodogawa – CV: Yuka Iwahashi
■ Uta Koizumi – CV: Mizuna Shirakawa
■ Shiori Yamaga – CV: Miharu Hanai
■ Mako Toma – CV: Shino Shimoji
■ Seira Kurusu – CV: Saori Ōnishi
■ Sumipanda – CV: Daisuke Ono
■ Akari Amasawa – CV: Saori Hayami