The winter 2019 anime series W’z is underway and promotion for it is getting out there a bit more. The third episode is due out on January 19th, 2019 and Frontier Works has brought out the first preview for the episode through the official site. HIDIVE is streaming the series with availability set to viewers in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain, and Portugal.
The series will have Katsumi Fukuhara as the leading character Yukiya who is a 14-year-old student that’s into DJing as well as Toshiki Masuda as Midori, a 19-year-old man who became a company director a young age.
The rest of the Japanese cast includes Yōko Hikasa as Yukine, Katsumi Fukuhara as Yukiya/Y’s, Toshiki Masuda as Midori, Shunsuke Takeuchi as Seba, Takuya Eguchi as Gai, Yoshinosuke Yamagami as Masataka, Daisuke Namikawa as Fumiyuki, Jun Fukuyama as Reijirō, Akane Fujita as Haruka, Inori Minase as Senri, Atsumi Tanezaki as Hana, and Minami Takahashi as Tamari.
The original announcement brought a list of a wide range of musical artists that will participate, which means there’ll be a lot of music-oriented merchandise with it. That list includes acro jazz laboratories, Afro Soma, A June & J Beat X OCTOBER, Asuka Mochizuki, Avens, CM Smooth, DJ Chika a.K.a. INHERIT, DJ Juice, DJ Ryow a.K.a. Smooth Current, GEMINI, Hiroki Mizukami, Incise, Jay Lee, Kenichiro Nishihara, Kondor, Leehahn, LEMS, Marcus D, MIC B A.K.A. 73 PIKE SET, Nomak, Robert de Boron, Ryosuke Kojima, re:plus, Sam Ock, SoulChef, Still Caravan, and 216Project.
Plot Concept: The story deals with Yukiya, who is “probably” 14 years old. He spends his time DJ-ing alone. Due to his father’s influence, he’s listened to house music since he was young, and he uploads videos online. He wants to convey something to someone. He wants to be recognized, and become important. But getting hurt is scary. One day, while trying to get more views, he does something that can’t be undone. And he sees a live broadcast from “that world.” Yukiya believes he can’t do anything alone, but that he could accomplish something if he were doing it together with someone else.