'Phantom of the Idol' releases main PV, additional cast for July 2022 broadcast
The main PV features the encounter between lazy idol Yūya and aspirant ghost idol Asahi. Additional cast were also announced.
By: Nicole S. Castro on May 25, 2022 at 17:29 PHT
The main promotional video has been released for upcoming comedy anime Phantom of the Idol (Romaji: Kami Kuzu☆Idol), which will air on July 1, 2022.
The show will be animated by Studio Gokumi. It will be directed by Daisei Fukuoka.
Phantom of the Idol began as a Japanese comedy manga series by Hijiki Isoflavone. It has been serialized in Ichijinsha's shōjo manga magazine Monthly Comic Zero Sum since December 2017.
The series tells the story of boy idol duo Yūya Niyodo (CV: Fumiya Imai) and Kazuki Yoshino (CV: Shun Horie). While Kazuki is a highly popular and hardworking performer, Yūya is the total opposite and is always slacking off. But one day, he meets the ghost of a girl named Asahi Mogami (CV: Nao Tōyama). Asahi finds she is able to take over Yūya's body, thus giving her a new chance to perform.
The anime's main idol group ZINGS will sing the show's opening and ending theme songs. The opening is titled Let‘s ZING!, while the ending theme is Kimi Kira (Japanese: キミキラ).
Additional cast were also announced for the rival idol group Cgrass, namely:
Hikaru Setouchi (CV: Takuma Terashima)
Chihiro Misaki (CV: Takuya Satō)
Akira Uchihama (CV: Tatsuyuki Kobayashi)
Yukinari Nada (CV: Haruki Ishiya)
Homare Hakata (CV: Yōhei Azakami)
Previously Announced Cast
Hitomi Shinano (CV: Eri Kitamura)
Jiki Kasen (CV: Hitomi Ueda)
Tsugiko (CV: Yō Taichi)
Shigutaro (CV: Manaka Iwami)
Narrator (CV: Sei Ôhama)
Original work: Hijiki Isoflavone's "Phantom of the Idol" (serialized in Ichijinsha's Montly Comic Zero Sum)
Director: Daisei Fukuoka
Series composition/Screenplay: Yasuko Aoki
Character design: Saori Hosoda
Animation production: Studio Gokumi
Source: Phantom of the Idol official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.