Updated: May 25
The music comedy manga by Hijiki Isoflavone is scheduled to air in Summer 2022.
By: Nicole S. Castro on March 20, 2022 at 15:37 PHT
A teaser video has been released for upcoming comedy anime Phantom of the Idol, scheduled to air in Summer 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 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 theme song will be sung by main idol group ZINGS, namely the voice actors for Yūya and Kazuki.
Hitomi Shinano (CV: Eri Kitamura 喜多村英梨)
Jiki Kasen (CV: Hitomi Ueda 上田瞳)
Tsugiko (CV: Yō Taichi 大地葉)
Shigutaro (CV: Manaka Iwami 石見舞菜香)
Narrator (CV: Sei Ôhama 速水奨)
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
Yuuya, one half of the boy pop duo ZINGS, may be the laziest performer in the Japanese music industry. His partner is out there giving 110% every night (and, thankfully, he's quite popular), but Yuuya's half-assed, sloppy dancing, and his frankly hostile attitude toward the audience, has the fans hating him and his agent looking for any excuse to cut him loose. The career of a pop idol just isn't the path of easy leisure and adulation Yuuya expected...
After a particularly lifeless concert appearance, Yuuya meets a girl backstage. She's dressed to the nines in a colorful outfit, she's full of vim and vigor, and all she wants from life is to perform. There's just one problem: She's been dead for a year. This is the ghost of Asahi Mogami, the beloved singer whose time on the stage was tragically cut short, unless... If ghosts are real, is spirit possession really that much of a stretch? (from MyAnimeList)
About Phantom of the Idol
Phantom of the Idol (Japanese: 神クズ☆アイドル, Romaji: Kami Kuzu Aidoru) is 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 manga is licensed in North America by Kodansha USA.
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.