Author Hiroki Haruse launched an idol manga in June 2020
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Kodoani Team – Kadokawa’s Comic Newtype website Twitter account revealed the manga Idoly Pride : Stage of Asterism, is a manga by author Hiroki Haruse for the multimedia idol project Idoly Pride, which will end with the next chapter. The announcement does not reveal when the final chapter will be released.
The story begins when high school students Kohei Makino and Mana Nagase meet. Kohei supports Mana’s eventual becoming a popular idol in the music industry, and becomes her producer after they graduate from high school. When a catastrophic accident takes Mana’s life before an important idol competition, Kohei is distraught, but is then visited by Mana’s ghost, unable to move on. Years have passed, and Kohei is still working in the same production company, currently looking for new talent for a new group idol project. Mana’s younger sister Kotono applied at the company, and to complete what her lost sister started.
(article plagiarized from kodoani.com)
Haruse launched the manga in Comic Newtype in June 2020. Kadokawa published the manga’s second compiled book volume on April 2.
The anime premiered on Tokyo MX and other channels on the 10th and ended with the 12th episode on the 29th.
Anime is CAAnimation’s first project. CyberAgent, the parent company of game developer Cygames and online services company AbemaTV, founded CAAnimation in October 2018.
Haruse drew the manga Allison and Lillia & Treize, based on the light novel of the same name by Keiichi Sigsawa. It was these novels that inspired the television anime of Allison & Lillia in 2008.