With a well-received first season of Idolish7 and then a spinoff series with Vibrato, we learned in July 2019 that a second season is in the works and that it was planned for the spring 2020 season in April. The series, named IDOLiSH7: Second BEAT!, took a while to get done in full because of pandemic delays. Then, we learned at the end of December 2020 that a third series is coming but it looks like this could be a much bigger season.
The season is being split in two with the first season set for 2021 while the second would debut in 2022. Now, the official site has updated with the first promotional video for the new work. It looks like it’s highlighting some characters that haven’t been in the main seasons yet, which will give fans of the original game a lot to get excited about.
The first season was directed by Makoto Bessho with the 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!