I★CHU Idol Anime Reveals Promo Video, Visuals, More Staff, January Premiere

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The official website for I★CHU: Halfway Through The Idol, the television anime of Liber Entertainment Inc.'s I★CHU smartphone game, revealed on Friday a promotional video, key visual, visuals of characters in idol costumes, additional staff, and January 2021 premiere.

The newly announced staff includes Reiko Iwasawa (Code Geass), who is credited as the color key artist, and Yoshiaki Dewa (Gamers!), who is composing the music. Half HP Studio is handling sound production.

The cast members, all returning from the game, include:
(left to right in images below, with costumed character images above regular cast images)

Pop'N Star

Kazutomi Yamamoto as Momosuke Oikawa Ayumu Murase as Kokoro Hanabusa Kōhei Amasaki as Runa Kagurazaka

RE:BERSERK

Yoshiyuki Shimozuma as Ban Jumonji Hiro Shimono as Eva Armstrong Tetsuya Kakihara as Mio Yamanobe

Lancelot

Yūma Uchida as Futami Akabane Tomoaki Maeno as Issei Todoroki Yusuke Shirai as Takamichi Sanzenin

Tenjō Tenge

Ryohei Kimura as Aoi Kakitsubata Kei Minegishi as Toya Honoki Yūki Ono as Tsubaki Rindo Sōma Saitō as Tatsumi Madarao

F∞F

Yūichi Iguchi as Kanata Minato KENN as Seiya Aido Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Akira Mitsurugi

Twinkle Bell

Takashi Kondo as Mitsuki Kururugi Showtaro Morikubo as Satsuki Kururugi

I♥B

Yuichiro Umehara as Lucas Toshiki Masuda as Leon Natsuki Hanae as Noah Junya Enoki as Li Chaoyang Naoya Nakanishi as Rabi

ArS

Katsufumi Yachi as Shiki Amabe Atsushi Tamaru as Akio Tobikura Hiroyuki Kagura as Kyosuke Momoi Kenji Roa as Torahiko Kusakabe Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Hikaru Orihara Daisuke Hirakawa as Raku Wakaoji

Other cast members include Akio Ohtsuka as Principal Bear and Megumi Toyoguchi as the producer Yuzuki Asahina.

Hitoshi Nanba (Golden Kamuy both seasons, Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart.) is directing the series at Lay-duce. Yoshimi Narita (Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart., DAKAICHI -I'm being harassed by the sexiest man of the year-) is the series script supervisor. Mina Ōsawa (Given, School Babysitters) is designing the characters. Liber Entertainment Inc. is credited with the original work, Ailedore Public Relations Department is credited as manufacturer, and Twin Engine is producing the series.

Liber Entertainment Inc. released the original "love rhythm adventure" game for iOS and Android in summer 2015. The game features 42 voice actors in the main story, performing original songs. In the game's story, a famous talent agency called Ailedore has created an academy called Etoile Vio School to train budding idols. Players play as both a teacher and producer for the students.

The original game ended its online service on July 6. However, Liber Entertainment updated the game on the same day to work offline. This offline version will be available until December 13, although players cannot purchase in-game Discs or obtain Scouts in it.

A new app titled I★CHU Étoile Stage launched on April 30, after a delay from fall 2019.

Sources: :I★CHU Halfway Through The Idol anime's website, 4Gamer (Saga-san)

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