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Original anime by Idols Selection Project reveals its cast

On the official site for the animated adaptation of Kadokawa’s multimedia project SELECTION PROJECT, the main voice cast for the production was revealed, including:

  • Yuka Iwahashi as Ao Yodogawa.
  • Hina Yoomiya as Nodoka Yagi.
  • Miharu Hanai as Shiori Yamaga.
  • Saku Mizuno as Rena Hananoi.
  • Hinaki Yano as Suzune Miyama.
  • Ruri Arai as Nagisa Imau.
  • Mizuna Shirakawa as Uta Koizumi.
  • Nozomi Nagumo as Hiromi Hamaguri.
  • Shino Shimoji as Mako Toma.

Kadokawa originally announced the multimedia project in December 2019, but it wasn’t until mid-December 2020 that he revealed production plans for an animated adaptation that will feature an original story.

Production team

Daisuke Hiramaki (Naruto Shippūden, New Game!) Is directing the anime at Doga Kobo Studios.
Yuuya Takahashi (Lupine III: Part IV) is in charge of writing and supervising the series scripts.
Kanna Hirayama (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) is in charge of character design.
Youhei Kisara (Love Live! School Idol Project) is in charge of producing the soundtrack.

Selection Project Synopsis

The multimedia project focuses on the seventh “Selection Project,” an annual idol reality show from Japan that takes place every summer. The Selection Project is the main gateway for any girl looking to become an idol, and the project follows nine girls who have won in the regional qualifying rounds. Audience votes determine which girls win or lose in these “audition battles.”

Suzune Miyama wishes to be an idol like Akari Amenazawa, an idol who debuted through a reality show. Suzune had been ill since she was little, but she listened to Akari’s music often when she went out for a walk. Akari’s voice gave Suzune smiles and courage, which encouraged her to do the same for others. In her last summer of high school, Suzune decides to enter as a participant in the seventh Selection Project, to make her dreams come true.


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