Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: January 18, 2022 at 11:37 PHT (GMT+8)
Japanese game franchise Ensemble Stars!! has released an announcement teaser for an upcoming anime film titled Ensemble Stars!! Road to Show!!, scheduled to premiere on Mar. 4, 2022.
The teaser introduces the cast on their way to New York City for the Idol Film Festival (IFF). The theme song is Life is so Dramatic!!, sung by the main cast.
An accompanying key visual was also released, featuring the main cast in suits for the IFF.
Showtaro Morikubo (森久保祥太郎) as Makoto Yūki
Yuki Kaji (梶裕貴) as Mao Isara
Kōhei Amasaki (天崎滉平) as Aira Shiratori
Chiharu Shigematsu (重松千晴) as Mayoi Ayase
Junichi Suwabe (諏訪部順一) as Nagisa Ran
Sōma Saitō (斉藤壮馬) as Yuta Aoi
Tasuku Kaito (海渡翼) as Kohaku Oukawa
Toshiki Masuda (増田俊樹) as Rei Sakuma
Masami Itō (伊藤マサミ) as Izumi Sena
Daiki Yamashita (山下大輝) as Ritsu Sakuma
Source material: Happy Elements
Director: Masakazu Hishida
Chief Director: Asami Nakatani
Special Skills Director: Kenta Mimuro
Screenplay: Seitaro Kino (Happy Elements)
Character draft: Happy Elements
Animation character design / Animation director: Haruko Iizuka
Animation character design (TV series): Tomoyuki Shitaya, Eri Osada
Art Director: Misho Miyamoto
Color design: Eri Suzuki
Cinematography: Tomoya Kamijou
Editing: Mai Hasegawa
Music Producer: Satoru Kuwabara
Music: Tatsuya Kato
Sound Director: Takatoshi Hamano
Animation production: david production
Ensemble Stars! (あんさんぶるスターズ！) is a Japanese game franchise developed by Cascalia Studio and published by Happy Elements K.K., the Japanese division of the Chinese company Happy Elements. It is a spin-off of the 2012 game Ensemble Girls!
On March 9, 2020, Ensemble Stars! was rebranded and relaunched under the title Ensemble Stars!! (あんさんぶるスターズ！！), with the original app split into two games catering to different gameplay styles: Ensemble Stars!! Basic, the original game; and Ensemble Stars!! Music, a rhythm game.
The success of the game led to several stage plays and manga adaptations. An anime television series by David Production aired from July 7 to December 22, 2019.