On April 16, 2021, new details about the upcoming Kageki-Shoujo anime is posted on its official Twitter account. The series’ cast and the key visual are also revealed together with a new promotional video. In case you missed it, the adaptation was announced in the December 2020 issue of Shueisha’s Melody Magazine, but the cast and key visual were not yet revealed that time. You can check out the promo video for the Kageki-shoujo anime below!
The voice cast is also announced along with the release of its key visual:
Sayaka Senbongi as Sarasa Watanabe
Sumire Uesaka as Sawa Sugimoto
Rico Sasaki as Ayako Yamada
Satsumi Matsuda as Chiaki Sawada
Yumiri Hanamori as Ai Narata
You Taichi as Kaoru Hoshino
Risae Matsuda as Chika Sawada
Hiroki Nanami as Sei Satomi
The anime is set to premiere on this July.
What is Kageki-shoujo?
Kageki-shojo was a Japanese manga series written by Kumiko Saiki. It is serialized from 2012 to 2014 with a total of 2 volumes under the title, “Kageki Shoujo!,” with a single exclamation point on its end. It was published in Shueisha’s Jump Kai Magazine.
Later on, Saiki released a sequel of the manga in 2015 titled “Kageki Shoujo!!,” with an extra exclamation point. This time, it was published on Hakusensha’s Melody magazine. As of now, the manga is being published and currently has 10 volumes in total.
Like the Takarazuka Revue, the young women who go to the Kouka School of Musical and Theatrical Arts 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.
(Synopsis from Seven Seas Entertainment)
Source: Kageki-shoujo anime official Twitter