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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Phantom of the Idol Anime

phantom of the idol

Sentai Filmworks is getting musical this summer with the addition of the paranormal comedy series Phantom of the Idol. The anime is set to premiere exclusively on HIDIVE this July, with a home video release to follow at a later date.

Daiki Fukuoka (Yuki Yuna is a Hero: The Washio Sumi Chapter) directs the series, with myu (Utawarerumono) handling music for the Studio Gokumi (Yuki Yuna is a Hero) production. 


Most idols are fueled by their love of performing before adoring fans. Yuya, however, is fueled by his love of an easy paycheck! Yuya is one half of the idol duo ZINGS, but his supreme laziness (not to mention his disdain for idol fans in general) has him on the brink of getting blacklisted from the business. In a chance backstage encounter, he meets the spectral Asahi, a mysterious former idol who’s eager to stage her own comeback by any means necessary… including assuming complete control of Yuya’s willing body and aiming to become the best idol in the world together! Is their zany partnership a match a made in heaven, or is it pure idol hell? 

Source: Sentai Filmworks