The idol group from the U149 series performed the opening theme song “Shine In The Sky☆”
Kodoani.com – Official website for the television anime adaptation of the manga the IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls U149 of Kyowno revealed a new promotional video and visuals for the anime on Wednesday. The video reveals and accompanies the movie’s opening theme song “Shine In The Sky☆” performed by idol group U149 in the main story, and also reveals the anime’s April 5 premiere date.
【解禁情報②】本日公開された最新PVにて、オープニングテーマ『Shine In The Sky☆』が解禁されました♪
2023年4月からの放送をお楽しみに????テレビ東京：4月5日（水）24:00～BS11：4月10日（月）23:30～#U149 pic.twitter.com/ DqWTKbmRr0
— TVアニメ「アイドルマスター U149」公式 (@u149_anime) February 15, 2023
The anime will premiere on TV Tokyo on April 5 and on BS11 on April 10.
The actors are:
Amina Satō as Arisu Tachibana
Haruka Terui as Momoka Sakurai
Tomoyo Kurosawa as Miria Akagi
Hana Tamegai as Risa Matoba
Makoto Koichi as Haru Yūki
Asaka Imai as Chie Sasaki
Natsumi Haruse as Kaoru Ryuzaki
Misaki Kuno as Nina Ichihara
???? voiced Koharu Koga (performer not listed)
Yūki Yonai as Producer
Manabu Okamoto is directing the anime at Cygames Pictures with assistant director Hiroyuki Takashima. Oki Murayama is supervising and writing the series scripts. Norie Igawa designed the anime characters.
Other employees include:
Concept art: Kinichi Okubo
Design work: Takeshi Noda, Keiko Odasaki, Noriko Nakamura, Takahiro Watabe, Michiko Makita
Art setting: Yoshihiro Sono, Takeyuki Takahashi, Kazushige Kanehira
Art Director: Kazuhiro Inoue
Main Color Artist: Makiko Doi
3D CG: Hirotsugu Ishikawa, Masamune Sakaki
General Director of Photography: Yoshihiro Sekiya
Editor: Akinori Mishima
Sound Director: Manabu Okamoto
Music: Nippon Columbia
The manga revolves around girls under 149 cm (about 4 feet 11 inches) who aspire to be idols despite having no producer or gig. However, perhaps with a great dress, a great stage, and a great prince… The new Cinderella Story follows these little idols and their little rookie producer.
Kyowno launched the manga on Cygames’ Cycomi service in 2016, and Cygames published the fourth volume in October 2018.
The IDOLM@STER franchise started as an arcade game in 2005, with players tasked with producing idols in a fledgling idol company, managing practice schedules, concerts, CD releases and break time. The game was first ported to Xbox 360 in 2007 and got a sequel in 2011, completing the franchise’s first 13 characters. Subsequent spin-offs include the social game The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, which introduces the story of a larger set of all-new characters in the story of the multimedia corporation; The IDOLM@STER: Million Live! , including 13 original characters along with new characters; The Idolm@ster SideM, which focuses on male idols, all with “unique reasons” for becoming idols; and The IDOLM@STER Shiny Colors, a mobile game and the latest brand new entry in the franchise, with new female idols and a return of game functions from the first two games.
The first anime adaptation for the franchise was 2007’s Idolmaster: Xenoglossia, a mecha spinoff anime. A-1 Pictures and Nishigori adapted the first two games in the 2011 anime The IDOLM@STER, and produced the 2014 animated film THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukōgawa e!. The studio and some of the original staff have returned for both the 2015 The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls anime and the 2017 The Idolm@ster SideM anime. The IDOLM@STER : Million Live! There’s also an upcoming TV anime.
The first mobile social game for The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls launched in 2011 and ended in March 2022. However, the rhythm game The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage was out. for iOS and Android devices in 2015 and continuing.
IDOLM @STER Cinderella Girls also received a 10th anniversary “anniversary animation” featuring 190 idols in total this summer. Cygames Pictures did the video animation.