The upcoming Phantom of the Idol anime adaptation revealed a new trailer and a key visual ahead of the July 2022 premiere. The main cast has also been revealed, along with staff information.
The anime adaptation was announced in November of 2021. The main cast includes:
- Nao Toyama as Asahi Mogami
- Fumiya Imai as Yuya Niyodo
- Shun Horie as Kazuki Yoshino
- Eri Kitamura as Hitomi Shinano
- Manaka Iwami as Shigutaro
- Yo Taichi as Tsugiko
- Hitomi Ueda as Kasenjiki
Two versions of the key visual are available: one without Asashi and one with her in the background.
Studio Gokumi is animating the series which is based on Hijiki Isoflavone’s manga (known as Kami Kuzu Idol). Daiki Fukuoka (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Hero Chapter) is directing the anime, with Saori Hosoda’s character designs. Yasuko Aoki is doing the series composition, while also writing the screenplay. myu is in charge of the music.
Kodansha licensed the manga in English and the expected release date for the first volume is May 24, 2022. The manga is available for pre-order, along with a synopsis:
Yuya, one half of the boy pop duo ZINGS, may be the laziest performer in the Japanese music industry. His partner is out there giving 110% every night, but Yuya’s sloppy dancing and his frankly hostile attitude toward the audience has the fans hating him and his agent looking for any excuse to cut him loose. The career of a pop idol just isn’t the path of easy leisure Yuya expected…
After a particularly lifeless concert appearance, Yuya meets a girl backstage. All she wants from life is to perform. There’s just one problem: She’s been dead for a year.