The Kageki Shoujo!! manga from Kumiko Saiki saw its original shortened run picked up by Seven Seas Entertainment earlier last year for an omnibus release. The current manga, with just one exclamation mark, is underway and revealed in October 2020 that it’s getting a new TV anime adaptation in 2021 according to the latest Melody magazine.
The official site for it recently updated with a confirmed premiere date of July 3rd, 2021 through the familiar main networks. Now, a new 90-second full promo has dropped for the show where it dabbles with the cast at large and also gives us a taste of the opening theme song “Hoshi no Orchestra” by saji.
. The Japanese cast includes:
- Sayaka Senbongi as Sarasa Watanabe
- Yumiri Hanamori as Ai Narata
- Sumire Uesaka as Sawa Sugimoto
- Yō Taichi as Kaoru Hoshino
- Rico Sasaki as Ayako Yamada
- Risae Matsuda as Chika Sawada
- Satsumi Matsuda as Chiaki Sawada
- Hiroki Nanami as Sei Satomi
- Mikako Komatsu as Lisa Nakayama
- Junichi Suwabe as Mamoru Ando
The series is directed by Kazuhiro Yoneda based on the series composition by Tadashi Morishita. Takahiro Kishida is handling the character designs with PINE JAM handling the animation production.
The opening theme song is “Hoshi no Orchestra” performed by saji.
Plot Concept: Like the Takarazuka Revue, the young women who go to the arts academy Kouka Kageki High School play all the parts of musical theater, be they female or male. Narada Ai is a jaded former idol performing female roles—her roommate, playing male roles, is bright-eyed country girl Watanabe Sarasa. From the school to the stage to the rest of their lives, there is no challenge these young women can’t face with their passion for performance. Also known as Kageki Shoujo!! Season Zero in Japan, this recent re-release of the original two-volume series for the franchise is packaged in one updated and beautiful omnibus.
Previous promos and visuals: