Sentai Filmworks brought out their release of Love Stage with both streaming and a home video release previously. The twelve-episode series is getting a little extra attention now as HIDIVE has put out a cute little two-minute piece that invites you into the booth with Greg Ayres as he records for his character and shows you some different kind of love that can only come in the booth.
Then things get weird, as they tend to with HIDIVE.
Check out our review of the series.
This anime series was directed by Kenichi Kasai (Honey and Clover, Bakuman) with series composition by Michiko Yokote (Kobato, Princess Tutu), art direction by Hirotsugu Kakoi (Hatsukoi Limited, Kyousogiga) and animation production by J.C. Staff (Dream Eater Merry, The Familiar of Zero).
The English cast includes Greg Ayres as Izumi Sena, Adam Gibbs as Ryoma Ichijou, David Wald as Rei Sagara, Greg Cote as SHOGO, John Swasey as Seiya Sena, Monica Rial as Nagisa Sena / Lala-Lulu, Brittney Karbowski as Kasumi Shino / Gaga-Ruru, Tia Ballard as Kanna Sato / Shanti / Miho / Young Izumi, Christopher Sabat as Biscuit/Miss Terry, Josh Grelle as Takahiro Kuroi, James Belcher as Kojiro Ryuuzaki, Ian Sinclair as Kosuke Sotomura, Blake Shepard as Kurimu Kaneda, Andrew Love as Zenon Futoyama, Marcy Bannor as Ai Ichihara, Kregg Dailey as Tenma Hidaka, Jay Hickman as Miyabi Saotome, Katelyn Barr as Maho / Young Ryoma, and Margaret McDonald as Miho / Sugirin.
Plot concept: Daydreamer Izumi Sena is the black sheep of his family. With a model for a mother, a singer for a father, and a brother who fronts one of the most popular bands around, you’d think Izumi would be destined for stardom. Despite being born into a family of stars, Izumi has no desire to be in the spotlight, and his only dream is to become a world-class manga artist. But in an unexpected turn of events, Izumi finds himself not only pulled onto the set of a commercial, but forced to dress as a girl! In case the situation wasn’t awkward enough, Izumi stumbles into his costar, the handsome Ryoma Ichijo, and it’s love at first sight. Or, at least it is for Ryoma, who is so convinced by Izumi’s costume, that when the shoot is over, he makes it his life mission to track down the “actress” that sets his heart aflutter. But when Ryoma discovers Izumi’s secret, will it be sparks that fly or fists? And will Izumi be able to avoid his destiny as a superstar, or will he be sucked into the same fame-filled life as the rest of his family?