Takarazuka hopefuls are on the way in Kageki Shojo!!, the upcoming anime adaptation of Kumiko Saiki‘s manga. The official Twitter account dropped a new short video today, confirming a July 3 release date:
The series will run on AT-X, TOKYO MX, and BS11, while being simulcast on ABEMA and d Anime Store.
The King Amusement Creative YouTube Channel has also released a character PV for Sarasa Watanabe (CV Sayaka Senbongi), the tall country girl with Takarazuka aspirations who appears as one of the series’s dual leads:
The manga series Kageki Shojo!! The Curtain Rises is licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment, who summarizes the series:
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.