With a well-received first season of Idolish7 and then a spinoff series with Vibrato, we learned in July 2019 that a second season was in the works. The series, named IDOLiSH7: Second BEAT!, is set for fifteen episodes, will land on April 5th, 2020, and now has a new promotional video out that highlights the opening theme song as performed by the group themselves.
The first season was directed by Makoto Bessho with series composition by Ayumi Sekine. Kazumi Fukagawa is on board to handle the character adaptations into anime form while TROYCA will be handling the animation production itself.
The Japanese cast includes Toshiki Masuda as Iori Izumi, Yuusuke Shirai as Yamato Nikaidou, Tsubasa Yonaga as Mitsuki Izumi, KENN as Tamaki Yotsuba, Atsushi Abe as Sougo Ousaka, Takuya Eguchi as Nagi Rokuya, Kensho Ono as Riku Nanase, Wataru Hatano as Gaku Yaotome, Soma Saito as Tenn Kujo, Takuya Satou as Ryuunosuke Tsunashi, Soichiro Hoshi as Momo, and Shinnosuke Tachibana as Yuki.
Plot Concept: A group of aspiring idols gather at Takanashi Productions and are entrusted with the company’s future. The seven men who have just met represent a variety of totally different personalities. However, they each have their own charm and possess unknown potential as idols. Forming a group, they take their first step together as “IDOLiSH7.” Their brilliantly shining dancing forms onstage eventually begin captivating the hearts of the people. In the glorious but sometimes harsh world of idols, they aim for the top with dreams in their hearts!