The winter 2019 anime series W’z is getting it home video releases handled by Frontier Works and they’re also handling the music distribution side of it. They’ve got the first CD out now and they’re continuing to bring out new samples of various tracks as they’re doing some additional promotion through iTunes with the two hours of material available here. It was released with a March 6th, 2019 street date and you can get a sample of it below through the ninth video for it.
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.