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Musical and TV Anime Project 'Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight' Announced

by tsubasalover
Apr 30, 2017 2:23 AM | 23 Comments
Bushiroad and Nelke Planning have launched a large-scale project of "new feeling of live entertainment" titled Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight (Girls☆Musical Revue Starlight). The project will get both a TV anime and a musical. The main cast members consisting of seiyuu, stage actress, and idols, will partake in both formats. The five musical live performances will take place between September 22-24 at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo.

Synopsis:
Starlight—this is "Revue" of song and dance that's loved worldwide.
Karen and Hikari, who caught their hearts by the stage, made promise to each other when they were young.
"Let's stand on that stage together one day, for sure!"
Time passes, and now Karen Aijou is 16 years old, who continues her lessons enthusiastically to keep her promise.
The one who transferred to her school is Hikari Kagura, who was separated when they were young.
The destiny starts to move with the reunion, and a mysterious audition starts.
"Do you want to be a top star?"
The person who passed the audition gets to be the lone top star that can get to shine.
The only one that can get it is the "Revue" who stands above the battle royal stage.
Karen and Hikari, as well as the chosen stage girls, participate to a mysterious Revue to make their dreams come true.
Shining dream. Burning passion. Dreams that cannot give up to others.
"Even if I have to fight against her!—"
Revue Starlight that mixes comedy and tragedy—starts now!

Cast
Karen Aijou: Momoyo Koyama (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon musical)
Hikari Kaguya: Suzuko Mimori (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes)
Maya Tendou: Maho Tomita (Galaxy Angel Rune ending theme performer)
Junna Hoshimi: Hinata Satou (KutsuDaru.)
Mahiru Tsuyuzaki: Haruki Iwata
Nana Daiba: Moeka Koizumi
Christine Saijou: Aina Aiba (Kemono Friends)
Futaba Isuruzaki: Teru Ikuta
Kaoruko Hanayagi: Ayasa Itou (BanG Dream!)

Staff
Director: Tomohiro Furukawa (Yuri Kuma Arashi assistant director)
Series Composition: Tatsuto Higuchi (Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo)
Character Design: Hiroyuki Saita (Kuma Miko)
Studio: Kinema Citrus

Trailer


Official site: http://revuestarlight.com/

Source: animate Times

Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight on MAL

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Creamie said:
Oh my goodness, I love musicals! I just got home from one too
An anime about musical theatre!!
There are anime about theatre, even 2 airing this season, Hinako Note and Kabuki-bu. But not one about musicals until now..!

Seeing an all-girl ensemble, and dressed as gentlemen with swords, seems inspired by the Takarazuka Revue! I'm getting strong Ikuhara vibes (Utena and Sailormoon)
And perhaps yuri vibes too...... Well they definitely go together!

Could be a potential classic...? Even if not, it does look very enjoyable. The sakuga animation at the end of the PV is gorgeous. Cutie girls and actually good music.


Oh, you're right. Until now I can not get rid of the impression that the synopsis is intentionally written as a kind of story about the enamored girls.

Dec 26, 2017 1:03 AM by RobertBobert

I saw the musical last Friday (first show). First part was a musical, then there was a short live after the intermission.

It has potential.
Reminded me of a mix of Love Live, Aikatsu, AKB0048 and something else I'm having a hard time remembering the name of. ^^;;

The anime starts in January, and they are also advertising another musical as well (20-22 Jan), although it's at AiiA, since it isn't a 2.5D show, they don't have international ticket sales or subtitle glasses that the 2.5D shows at AiiA get :(.

Sep 24, 2017 8:24 PM by Himeno

Idol animu ain't my thing, but Ikuhara's apprentice directing? I'm expecting lesbians, so I'm in!

May 1, 2017 6:37 PM by GaoGaoTama

tsubasalover said:

Ohhh they look neato :o

May 1, 2017 3:59 AM by Wasshio

May 1, 2017 1:57 AM by tsubasalover

So Love Live, but musical theater? I'm in.

I see this going in one of two directions. The musicals will be pushed to the side and the focus will be on girls' friend drama and practicing, or the musicals will actually be prominent. I'll probably be fine with either since I liked the way Love Live handled things, but I'd love to see the later happen. I've been wanting a musical anime for awhile, one in the style of Disney where the characters break out into song despite it making no logical sense, but that just doesn't seem to be Japan's style, so this may be the closest I'll get.

Apr 30, 2017 3:16 PM by Spagem

Meh. More girly idol trash. Pass.

Apr 30, 2017 2:12 PM by Kaymyu

i see cute girls sign me the fuck up

Apr 30, 2017 1:52 PM by chinesecartoonz

I hate musicals, but this looks fairly fun and cute. With great animation to boot.

Apr 30, 2017 1:13 PM by Calal-Chan

Oh my goodness, I love musicals! I just got home from one too
An anime about musical theatre!!
There are anime about theatre, even 2 airing this season, Hinako Note and Kabuki-bu. But not one about musicals until now..!

Seeing an all-girl ensemble, and dressed as gentlemen with swords, seems inspired by the Takarazuka Revue! I'm getting strong Ikuhara vibes (Utena and Sailormoon)
And perhaps yuri vibes too...... Well they definitely go together!

Could be a potential classic...? Even if not, it does look very enjoyable. The sakuga animation at the end of the PV is gorgeous. Cutie girls and actually good music.

Apr 30, 2017 11:09 AM by Creamie

Tragedy in my idol? awful.

Apr 30, 2017 9:56 AM by ichii_1

This might turn out to be a hit, I like the concept for sure, however, this is being made by the same company who did BanG Dream, so it has a good chance of failing spectacularly as well.

Apr 30, 2017 9:13 AM by Hoppy

Well, I'll be watching it. Should be fun.

Apr 30, 2017 6:10 AM by Lelouch0202

It doesn't look that bad

Apr 30, 2017 6:04 AM by Xenocrisi

Anything associated with Bushiroad is a pass for me tbh.

Apr 30, 2017 5:03 AM by AntwanMantilla

Bushiroad is getting all out on music department. And Arisa is here too.

Apr 30, 2017 4:25 AM by NeoAnkara

Cool. Something not to look forward to, very nice.

Apr 30, 2017 4:18 AM by Robiiii

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