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Game 'A3!' Gets Anime Adaptation

by tsubasalover
Feb 3, 2019 5:18 AM | 39 Comments
During the "A3! BLOOMING LIVE 2019" event on Sunday, it was announced that Liber Entertainment Inc.'s smartphone game A3! has an anime adaptation in the works. The official website was also launched and announced the staff members.

Synopsis
"Director! Please help us bloom!"

In Tokyo, there is a place called Velude Way. It is a district notorious for its performers and theatrical groups. Izumi Tachibana, who was previously a stage actress, arrives with a letter that reads, "Full of debt! Zero customers! Only one actor!" It describes the current state of the once-popular theater group Mankai Company. Her task is to rebuild the company to its former glory as the new owner and chief director.

Staff
Director: Keisuke Shinohara (Black fox)
Original Character Design: Ryou Fujiwara (Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan manga art)
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Mariko Komatsu (Nanatsu no Taizai Movie: Tenkuu no Torawarebito supportive animation director)
Series Composition: Naoki Hayashi (Black Fox)
Producer: Infinite
Studio: P.A. Works x Studio 3Hz

Game Cast
Spring:
Sakuya Sakuma: Koudai Sakai (Hyakuren no Haou to Seiyaku no Valkyria)
Masumi Usui: Yuusuke Shirai (IDOLiSH7)
Tsuzuru Minagi: Koutarou Nishiyama (Gakuen Babysitters)
Itaru Chigasaki: Shintaro Asanuma (Seitokai Yakuindomo series)
Citron: Masashi Igarashi (King of Prism series)
Chikage Utsuki: Wataru Hatano (Tsukiuta. The Animation)

Summer:
Tenma Sumeragi: Takuya Eguchi (Tsukipro The Animation)
Yuki Rurikawa: Shunichi Toki (The iDOLM@STER SideM)
Muku Sakisaka: Yoshitaka Yamaya (Isshuukan Friends.)
Misumi Ikaruga: Daisuke Hirose (Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine series)
Kazunari Miyoshi: Ren Ozawa Uta no☆Prince♪ series stage)
Kumon Hyoudou: Tasuku Hatanaka (Mirai no Mirai)

Autumn:
Banri Settsu: Chiharu Sawashiro (Marginal#4: Kiss kara Tsukuru Big Bang)
Juuza Hyoudou: Shunsuke Takeuchi (Yume Oukoku to Nemureru 100-nin no Ouji-sama: Short Stories)
Taichi Nanao: Kento Hama (Touken Ranbu franchise)
Omi Fushimi: Kentarou Kumagai (Grancrest Senki)
Sakyou Furuichi: Yuichi Hose (Ensemble Stars!)
Azami Izumida: Seiya Konichi (B-PROJECT stage)

Winter:
Tsumugi Tsukioka: Atsushi Tamaru (Meganebu!)
Tasuku Takatou: Takuya Satou (Senjuushi)
Hisoka Mikage: Junta Terashima (The iDOLM@STER SideM: Wake Atte Mini!)
Homare Arisugawa: Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Yuri!!! on Ice)
Azuma Yukishiro: Tetsuya Kakihara (Code:Realize - Sousei no Himegimi)
Guy: Satoshi Hino (Toaru Majutsu no Index series)

A3! (Act! Addict! Actors!) is a smart phone game that was released by Liber Entertainment Inc. in January 2017. Since launch, the game has over 5.5 million downloads. The franchise has a total of 16 CDs, a two-volume manga by Yoshimi Muneyama that was serialized in Comic ZERO-SUM, and two stage plays. The first stage play that features the Spring & Summer groups took place between June to July and October to November of last year, and second stage play, that featured the Autumn & Winter groups, is currently taking place until March 24.

Teaser


Official site: https://www.a3-animation.jp/
Official Twitter: @mankai_anime

Source: Comic Natalie

A3! on MAL

20 of 39 Comments Recent Comments

i love the game and i have a feeling this adaptation is going to be so trash lol,, probably going to be a guilty pleasure for me

also masumi best boi

Jan 5, 8:48 AM by Kurisutinax

CAN WE GET BACKSTAGE STORIES AS SHORT SPECIALS?!?
PLEASE GIVE US THE CUTENESS OF BACKSTAGE STORIESSSSSS
(khmTenmaplayingwithakittypls)

Jan 4, 4:11 PM by Zoldyck_M

Radio show starting April 6
https://twitter.com/mankai_joqr

Mar 18, 2019 5:25 AM by tsubasalover

SO SO PROUD OF A3!!!!!!! Ive been playing it ever since the game released and THEY'VE GONE SO FAR! When reading the story I kept thinking about how wonderful it would be if it was an anime!!! I haven't really read the comments because I'm expecting tons of guys hating on it (sorry if I'm wrong! I haven't looked for reals because I don't want to dampen my mood atm because I'm really happy!) BUT. A3 is a really really good game, the story was excellent so I'm expecting (hoping for) a very good adaptation!

I mean it's about acting and plays! Honestly, it might be a little cheesy but it'll be so interesting watching them practice (especially since (some characters) acting are bad at the start so the voice actors have to act well to act like they're bad! (sorry if it doesn't make sense my mind probably isnt functioning properly now!)

Anyways looking forward to Masumi and Itaru so much! And Hisoka, Homare, Banri and Azuma and tbh so many people I want to see moving! I really hope they do well!

Feb 8, 2019 12:46 AM by Ritsu

mutsukii said:
Seiya said:


A lot of women watching this stuff do it. Why can't I?

I'm not attracted to real-life guys because they're too manly looking. I like to be able to enjoy looking at girly Anime guys.


like I said, theres 20+ guys in it and ONE female character. if you cant „enjoy looking at girly anime guys“ because of one female, then I feel sorry for you. also I dont see anyone fetishizing the guys to being gay for eachother in here, only you. in animes like free, i also saw lots of people liking gou for example or in knb momo and riko or alex, no one was whining about them being „in the way“ of their „gay ship“. youre what, 30? why are you acting like a 12 year old who got an iphone 6s instead of an iphone X?


Well, I never watched Free for the same reason. Instead, I bought a figure of Makoto to ogle at.

Calm down.

Feb 4, 2019 8:05 AM by Seiya

Seiya said:
mutsukii said:


maybe you shouldnt fetishize all guys, just sayin


A lot of women watching this stuff do it. Why can't I?

I'm not attracted to real-life guys because they're too manly looking. I like to be able to enjoy looking at girly Anime guys.


like I said, theres 20+ guys in it and ONE female character. if you cant „enjoy looking at girly anime guys“ because of one female, then I feel sorry for you. also I dont see anyone fetishizing the guys to being gay for eachother in here, only you. in animes like free, i also saw lots of people liking gou for example or in knb momo and riko or alex, no one was whining about them being „in the way“ of their „gay ship“. youre what, 30? why are you acting like a 12 year old who got an iphone 6s instead of an iphone X?

Feb 3, 2019 9:55 PM by mutsukii

Hakaminah said:
@mutsukii that guy isn't the only one who dislikes female lead in games with all male cast, tho I also dislike a male protag with all female cast. I generally dislike "romances" and if there's any hint of it, my enjoyment will drop. I want everyone to act as professionally as possible and even if they are actually dating in private life, I want none of that to be shown because that's just not something I cater to.

On topic, character art in that vid's ugly and designs aren't standing out to me at all so, as for now, I most likely won't pick it up.


there‘s a difference between disliking a female lead in an otherwise all male cast, because you think its due to professionalism and just because you want to have gay fantasies about anime guys. there will be drops of romance, especially from masumi since his first reasoning for joining the agency is due to him falling in love with izumi on first sight. HOWEVER he comes to genuinely love acting as acting and not just for izumi but for himself. if you dont like romance, then thats okay. youre not forced to like it or watch it. however whining (im talking about seiya, not you here) about there being a female lead because you want to have gay fantasies is just gross.

Feb 3, 2019 9:51 PM by mutsukii

@mutsukii that guy isn't the only one who dislikes female lead in games with all male cast, tho I also dislike a male protag with all female cast. I generally dislike "romances" and if there's any hint of it, my enjoyment will drop. I want everyone to act as professionally as possible and even if they are actually dating in private life, I want none of that to be shown because that's just not something I cater to.

On topic, character art in that vid's ugly and designs aren't standing out to me at all so, as for now, I most likely won't pick it up.

Feb 3, 2019 5:32 PM by Hakaminah

AAAAAAAAAAAAA I CAN FINALLY SEE MINAGI-SENSEI'S BUTAI IN ANIME VERSION AAAAAA AND IT'S PA WORKS X 3HZ TOO IM CRYING 😭😭😭😭

I really hope they'll stay true to the game storyline, and if the description on MAL is true then WE CAN SEE QUEEN IZUMI I'M------ 😭😭😭💕💕💕 yas for best heroine YAS!!

Tbh kinda wondering how much they'll adapt...

Also for people saying this is either gonna be reverse harem or fujobait, bah, don't worry. I dislike both of those and I love A3 to bits. Izumi's not your usual fem protag (if she's in the anime, WHICH I HOPE SHE WILL), and I don't think the mobage main and event story line has big fujo contents. It's just like any of your usual sports anime with big fujobase; the "BL" scenes can only be seen if you equip your "fujo glasses".

Edit: I CANT WAIT TO INCLUDE TSUZURUN ON MY FAV LIST. MAL CMON AND MAKE HIM AVAILABLE ALREADYYYY!!!!!

Feb 3, 2019 3:42 PM by Mugipyon

I'm overwhelmed. I'm shaking. Best news! Finally it's happening. PV looks so good. No butchered art like in Dynamic Chord. I can breathe again. I'm alive. Yes!

Seiya said:
I didn't watch Dream Festival for the storyline. I watched it because the guys are hot. Nobody really cares about the storyline in this sort of Anime. It's just eye candy.

Please stop.
What are you doing here whining about female managers/protagonists? I'm shooked you sound like my ultimate enemy. What made Dream Festival! is everything and not only the boys. I personally think it had a better story more than SideM or Tsukiuta could offer.

Feb 3, 2019 2:04 PM by Shadow-Chan

Ahhh I’m really excited for this!! I get to see my best boys Mukkun & Taichi animated. I really hope Izumi is in it because the story wouldn’t make sense without her.

Feb 3, 2019 12:43 PM by shoutai

mutsukii said:
Seiya said:


I didn't watch Dream Festival for the storyline. I watched it because the guys are hot. Nobody really cares about the storyline in this sort of Anime. It's just eye candy.


maybe you shouldnt fetishize all guys, just sayin


A lot of women watching this stuff do it. Why can't I?

I'm not attracted to real-life guys because they're too manly looking. I like to be able to enjoy looking at girly Anime guys.

Feb 3, 2019 12:40 PM by Seiya

Seiya said:
mutsukii said:


its not centered around hot guys, its centered around acting.
and hot guys are not supposed to be gay
hot guys are supposed to be whatever the fuck they want and in this case theyre supposed to be in an agency with a female director, get over it.


I didn't watch Dream Festival for the storyline. I watched it because the guys are hot. Nobody really cares about the storyline in this sort of Anime. It's just eye candy.


maybe you shouldnt fetishize all guys, just sayin

Feb 3, 2019 12:38 PM by mutsukii

mutsukii said:
Seiya said:


Don't call me "dude." I find that offensive.

And no, I'm not trolling. I don't mind female characters in other things, but not in something centered around hot guys. Hot guys are supposed to be gay.


its not centered around hot guys, its centered around acting.
and hot guys are not supposed to be gay
hot guys are supposed to be whatever the fuck they want and in this case theyre supposed to be in an agency with a female director, get over it.


I didn't watch Dream Festival for the storyline. I watched it because the guys are hot. Nobody really cares about the storyline in this sort of Anime. It's just eye candy.

Feb 3, 2019 12:31 PM by Seiya

Seiya said:
mutsukii said:


like I already said, she‘s not in the way. she is literally the reason the boys even know eachother, the reason these boys even are together. she literally is the reason that 90% of the guys are acting in HER agency. also she is not in the way due to her being treated as a FRIEND by nearly all of them except maybe TWO guys. gals and girls can be friends, so i still dont understand how you would think she is in the way, my dude. really hope ensemble stars is gonna adapt anzu as the protagonist so you cant watch that one either then. because its gonna be 30+ dudes and 1 girl. :/
ps i know this is probz a troll due to your favs being mainly grills, however theres people who do think that simple minded way so leggo


Don't call me "dude." I find that offensive.

And no, I'm not trolling. I don't mind female characters in other things, but not in something centered around hot guys. Hot guys are supposed to be gay.


its not centered around hot guys, its centered around acting.
and hot guys are not supposed to be gay
hot guys are supposed to be whatever the fuck they want and in this case theyre supposed to be in an agency with a female director, get over it.

Feb 3, 2019 12:29 PM by mutsukii

DUDE I WAS PRAYING FOR A3! TO GET AN ANIME AND IT'S REALLY HAPPENING 😭😭😭 MY WISH CAME TRUE 🅱️OI AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YALL DON'T KNOW HOW HAPPY I AM 😭😭😭 I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MY BABY MISUMI ANIMATED 🔺️ SANKAKU SANKAKU 🔻

Feb 3, 2019 11:56 AM by GrimmjowXBanXLaw

Wow, this is really exciting! I have Ensemble Stars and now A3! to look forward to.

Feb 3, 2019 11:06 AM by Chouninatte

my fav mobage is gonna be animated. yay !!
i hope it will be in good hands
i hope izumi chan gets to be in the anime. my precious director

to anybody wondering nope its not an otome game ; but there are otome elements towards the director >////<

Feb 3, 2019 10:46 AM by Kaio_chiii

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