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Ensemble Stars! Anime Gets Main Staff & Cast


Earlier today, the official Ensemble Stars! anime website updated with a new key visual, as well as the main staff attached to the project. We break the details down below.

Key Visual

The image features the members of the main idol groups, posing in front of a white background.

Staff

Junpaku Yagurashita will direct the project at David Production, with Yasufumi Soejima serving as series director. The team of Haruko Iizuka, Tomoyuki Shitaya, and Eri Nagata are providing character designs, while Shinichi Inotsume (Gangsta., Persona 5 the Animation) takes charge of series composition.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Original Concept: Happy Elements
  • Series Composition: Akira
  • Original Character Designs: Happy Elements
  • Art Director: Saho Yamane
  • Color Design: Eri Suzuki
  • 3D Supervision: Daisuke Kusaka
  • Cinematographer: Tomoya Kamijō
  • Editor: Mai Hasegawa
  • Music Director: Satoru Kuwabara
  • Music: Tatsuya Katō
  • Sound Director: Takatoshi Hamano

Key Visual

The image features all of the idol groups, posing against a white background.

Ensemble Stars Anime Visual 0

Cast

The series will star the following:

Trickstar

  • Hokuto Kōritaka: Tomoaki Maeno
  • Subaru Myōjō: Tetsuya Kakihara
  • Makoto Yuuki: Shotaro Morikubo
  • Mao Kisara: Yuuki Kaji

fine

  • Eichi Tenshōin: Hikaru Midorikawa
  • Wataru Hibiki: Takuya Eguchi
  • Tori Himemiya: Ayumu Murase
  • Yuzuru Fushimi: Koutaro Hashimoto

Red Moon

  • Takahito Hasumi: Yuichiro Umehara
  • Kuro Kiryu: Shin’ichirō Kamio
  • Sōma Kanzaki: Keisuke Kaminaga

UNDEAD

  • Rei Sakuma: Toshiki Masuda
  • Kaoru Hakaze: Kei Hosogai
  • Kouga Ogami: Tomoki Ono
  • Adonis Otogari: Wataru Hatano

Knights

  • Reo Tsukinaga: Shintaro Asanuma
  • Izumi Sena: Sami Itami
  • Ritsu Sakuma: Daiki Yamashita
  • Arashi Narukami: Ryo Kitamura
  • Tsukasa Shuo: Reiō Tsuchida

Meteor Party

  • Chiaki Morisawa: Yuichi Jose
  • Shinkai Souta: Kōtarō Nishiyama
  • Tetsuko Nagumo: Yoshiki Nakajima
  • Midori Takamine: Takumi Watanabe
  • Shinobu Sengoku: Anju Nitta

Ra*bits

  • Nazuna Hito: Yūki Yonai
  • Hikaru Tenma: Junya Ikeda
  • Tomoya Mashiro: Shunya Hiruma
  • Hajime Shino: Tomoya Kosaka

2wink

  • Aoi Hinata: Sōma Saito
  • Yūta Aoi: Sōma Saito

Valkyrie

  • Itsuki Takashi: Hiroki Takahashi
  • Mika Kagehira: Jun Oosuka

Switch

  • Natsume Sakasaki: Kenji Nojima
  • Tsumugi Aoba: Kaito Ishikawa
  • Sora Harukawa: Kazutomi Yamamoto

MaM

  • Madara Nikejima: Kousuke Toriumi

Adam

  • Nagisa Ran: Junichi Suwabe
  • Ibara Nanashi: Ryota Ohsaka

Eve

  • Hiyori Tomoe: Natsuki Hanae
  • Jun Sazanami: Yuuma Uchida

Teachers

  • Jin Sagami: Tomoyasu Hishiba
  • Akiomi Kunugi: Wataru Komada

Visuals for the groups were also revealed, which you can check out below.

Ensemble Stars will air on July 7. TOKYO MX will air the series at 22:30 (10:30PM JST), while Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, and BS11 are also confirmed to carry the show.

Ensemble Stars Anime VisualThe series was first announced in 2015, with GENCO attached as the studio. The show was originally slated for a 2017 première, though it was delayed due to what both companies described as “various circumstances.”

The Ensemble Stars smartphone game launched on Google Play on April 28, 2015. The iPhone release came three days later, on May 1, 2015. The title has since received four stage musicals, a manga series, light novels, and music CDs.

Source: Comic Natalie

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