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81 Produce, Shin-Ei Animation Unveil 'Idolls!' TV Anime for Winter 2021

by DatRandomDude
Sep 28, 3:59 PM | 12 Comments

Voice acting agency 81 Produce and animation studio Shin-Ei Animation announced a television anime Idolls! (Idol Survival) on Monday. The companies also opened an official website, revealing the main staff and cast. The anime is scheduled to premiere on BS Asahi in January 2021.

Cast
Aina: Aina Rutou
Ami: Ami Mizuno
Shiori: Shiori Hanaoka
Ruka: Ruka Yashiro

Staff
Director: Shouta Nakano
Series Composition: Takeshi Miyamoto (Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai Deshou!)
Original Character Design: Keiji Watari (O/A manga)
3DCG Design: Masashi Kubota
Original Work, Studio: Shin-Ei Animation
Production Cooperation: RAY
Casting: 81 Produce

The cast were chosen from the YouTube program What Sei You, which split 84 voice actors into ten teams. Shin-Ei Animation and 81 Produce jointly launched the project last May. A special program featuring the four cast members will stream on YouTube and Niconico on October 3.

The animation will be done utilizing motion capture technology while simultaneously producing voice recordings with the aim to incorporate more realistic acting and natural reactions.

Official site: https://wsy-idolls.com/
Official Twitter: @wsy_idolls

Source: Web Newtype

Idolls! on MAL

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Seriously, does anyone want idol shows to be scorned like isekai or harems as well?

Hoppy said:
jc9622 said:
"The animation will be done utilizing motion capture technology while simultaneously producing voice recordings with the aim to incorporate more realistic acting and natural reactions."


Aaaaaaaand there goes my hype levels. Down to the idol hell it goes, where my wasted time on "Love Live School Idol Festival" game is also located.


Big skip, experiments like these often yield horrors like the Aku no Hana anime.


Are you talking about "the same" adaptation?

Sep 30, 1:32 AM by RobertBobert

jc9622 said:
"The animation will be done utilizing motion capture technology while simultaneously producing voice recordings with the aim to incorporate more realistic acting and natural reactions."


Aaaaaaaand there goes my hype levels. Down to the idol hell it goes, where my wasted time on "Love Live School Idol Festival" game is also located.


Big skip, experiments like these often yield horrors like the Aku no Hana anime.

Sep 29, 8:01 PM by Hoppy

im not a big fan of the character designs ay

Sep 29, 8:06 AM by yaruka

It will be most likely the same thing as 22/7.
Idol anime with shoehorned idols and horrible voice acting.

Sep 29, 2:58 AM by Piromysl

Ah yes more idol shows, fine I guess.

Sep 29, 1:11 AM by MegamiRem

What's this I hear? Another generic cookie cutter idol anime in an industry oversaturated with that crap? Another happy friendship idol anime that is designed to distract people from the reality that the Japanese idol industry is unbelievably disgusting and exploitive of dense young girls that fall for this crap and sign away their life and safety? WONDERFUL!!!

And it sounds like they're going to use Rotoscoping to animate it, which undoubtedly means it's going to look horrifying. Now the question is will it be horrifyingly creepy on the level of Flowers of Evil and Kowabon or horrifyingly bad on the level of Sing to Me Yesterday and Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken.

Sep 28, 11:33 PM by Lolicon

I sense another Naria Girls......

Sep 28, 9:15 PM by Antagonized

oh god, is this like one of those series of CGI characters standing in front of a 2d background doing improve.


not really my thing

Sep 28, 6:28 PM by NG_Chloe

Based idol anime incomi-

>The animation will be done utilizing motion capture technology while simultaneously producing voice recordings with the aim to incorporate more realistic acting and natural reactions.




Lemme... try and not judge a book by its cover here though.

Hey, I love me some idol anime, like I really fucking do. I just want to see new things be done with it. Genre subversions or something? Is that too much to ask for? Once again, I'll try and not judge a book by its cover, but fucking mocrap-ahem, mocap, already killed my hype levels.
I even feel that way about the new Love Live. It's just another. Fucking. SAVE DA SCHOOL/CLUB/etc story. Love Live 4 has already been revealed and will probably premiere next year and is probably doomed to be a "save the X thing" scenario.

Don't get me wrong again. I'm gonna watch it, and I'm most likely gonna enjoy it, but clearly Sunrise is afraid of experimenting. Gekidol, WIXOSS, Idoly Pride, Gekidol, WIXOSS, Idol Brave Witches and Show By Rock 4 are all coming next year. Love Live 4 and Idolmaster Million Live should be, as well. I'm absolutely depending on one of these to be my savior and be some new inventive idol anime.
Hey, Sunrise. You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Love Live 3 (out of 10,000 sequels to come; probably the next Gundam or PreCure) and BorutoYasha are coming this October 2020. You're in the Big Three of Anime Studios for a reason, you merchandising JUGGERNAUT. Muahahahahaha!!

Sep 28, 5:54 PM by ChartTopper60

Wow, that's a lot of music and idol shows for one season, Winter 2021..^^'>

Sep 28, 5:41 PM by Klefki_of_Awsome

Thought Idol shows were starting to die out, but maybe I was just blinding myself to their existence in a subconscious attempt trick myself into forgetting about them.

Sep 28, 4:23 PM by DrHizzle

"The animation will be done utilizing motion capture technology while simultaneously producing voice recordings with the aim to incorporate more realistic acting and natural reactions."


Aaaaaaaand there goes my hype levels. Down to the idol hell it goes, where my wasted time on "Love Live School Idol Festival" game is also located.

Sep 28, 4:07 PM by jc9622

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