Following up on the teaser from February, we finally have a release date for the upcoming Kageki Shojo!! TV anime, based on the manga by Kumiko Saiki. The series is set to premiere in Japan this July, and a new trailer and key visual are here along with the news.
Cast members include Sayaka Senbongi (Mumei in Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) as Sarasa Watanabe, along with performances by Sumire Uesaka, Rico Sasaki, Satsumi Matsuda, Yumiri Hanamori, Yo Taichi, Risae Matsuda, and Hiroki Nanami.
Kazuhiro Yoneda (Hozuki’s Coolheadedness second season, Gleipnir) serves as director, alongside series composition writer Tadashi Morishita (Detective Conan, Yona of the Dawn) and anime character designer Takahiro Kishida (Durarara!!, Haikyu!!). Tsuneyoshi Saito (Fafner in the Azure, PriPara) provides the soundtrack, PINE JAM (Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara) works on anime production.
Seven Seas Entertainment publishes the manga in English as Kageki Shojo!! The Curtain Rises. Here’s the synopsis:
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. Also known as Kageki Shoujo!! Season Zero in Japan, this recent re-release of the original two-volume series for the franchise is packaged in one updated and beautiful omnibus.