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Universal Pictures Adds ‘Starmyu’ UK Anime Rights

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High School Star Musical ImageThe High School Star Musical anime series, better known as Starmyu, is getting itself some distribution overseas with a Universal Pictures pickup in the UK now announced. While details are slim at the moment, it looks like it’s going to get getting a Collector’s Edition treatment from the distributor but it won’t be as lavish as some of the other sets, which will also mean a lower price point. The set is being scheduled for a January 2017 debut that will coincide well with the arrival of the second TV season that’s currently in production alongside the two OVA releases.

The project is from an original plan by Rin Hinata and was animated at C-Station. Shunsuke Tada directed the project based on scripts by Sayaka Harara and character designs by Asami Watanabe.

The previously announced cast so far includes Natsuki Hanae as Yuuta Hoshiya,Kensho Ono as Tooru Nayuki, Arthur Lounsbery as Kaito Tsukikage, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Shou Taigeiji, Tomoaki Maeno as Yuu Kuga, Junichi Suwabe as Itsuki Ootori, Daisuke Hirakawa as Tsubasa Hiiragi, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Rui Tatsumi, Yūma Uchida as Eigo Sawatari, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Seishirō Inumine, KENN as Izumi Toraishi, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Akira Ugawa, Showtaro Morikubo as Kyōji Akatsuki, Kousuke Toriumi as Christian Leon Yuzuriha, Wataru Hatano as Sakuya Sazanami and Takehito Koyasu as Haruto Tsukigami.

Plot concept: The story involves a group of high school students at Ayana Academy, a school with music as its main focus. A trio of students are called Hanasakura-kai, designating the most talented from the music department. To get in, individuals must enter through a Star Frame class. The series tells the story of Yuuta Hoshiya*, Tooru Nayuki, Kaito Tsukikage, Shou Tengeiji, and Shuu Kuga as they aim for a position in the musical department after being spotted by Ootori, one of the Hanasakura-kai members.

Starmyu Japanese Volume 1

High School Star Musical Japanese Volume 5 Cover

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High School Star Musical Japanese Volume 4 Cover

High School Star Musical Japanese Volume 3 Cover

High School Star Musical Japanese Volume 2 Cover

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