Happy Elements announced that its Ensemble Stars! mobile game franchise is getting a new theatrical anime titled Ensemble Stars!! Road to Show!! The anime will open in Japanese theatres on March 4, 2022.
The film will take place in New York and will feature the characters visiting New York to attend an Idol Film Festival. Two key visuals showcasing the idols in New York are revealed.
The film’s story will be linked to the in-game event held in Ensemble Stars!! Basic and Ensemble Stars!! Music. The anime will feature 10 idols as main characters, while the other idols will also make appearances.
The 10 main cast include; Showtaro Morikubo as Makoto Yuuki, Yuuki Kaji as Mao Isara, Kōhei Amasaki as Aira Shiratori, Chiharu Shigematsu as Mayoi Asena, Junichi Suwabe as Nagisa Ran, Sōma Saitō as Hinata Aoi, Tasuku Kaito as Kohaku Ōkawa, Toshiki Masuda as Rei Sakuma, Masami Ito as Izumi Sena, and Daiki Yamashita as Ritsu Sakuma.
Ensemble Stars!! anime director Masakazu Hishida is returning to direct the film at david production, and Asami Nakatani is the chief director. Seitarō Kino from Happy Elements is writing the screenplay, and Happy Elements is again credited with the original character design.