It was just reported that Kageki Shojo!! will make its debut on Japanese TV on July 3. Two videos related to the anime were also released. One is an introduction to character Sarasa Watanabe and the other is a brief trailer.
More of the cast was also revealed: Kana Hanazawa plays Hijiri Nojima, Mikako Komatsu plays Risa Nakayama, Yuka Terasaki plays Akemi Takei, Junichi Suwabe plays Mamoru Ando, Kenji Nojima plays Taichi Narata, Kengo Takanashi plays Akiya Shirakawa, and Takehito Koyasu plays Kosaburo Shirakawa.
Seven Seas publishes the manga it’s based on, and gave this description for the story:
“Like the Takarazuka Revue, the young women who go to the arts academy Kouka Kageki High School 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.”
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.