Phantom of the Idol releases a new look at the series.

Phantom of the Idol is an anime series by Studio Gokumi adapted from mangas. The series starts on July 1st on TV Tokyo, BS11 and AT-X in Japan. While Crunchyroll will stream the series internationally. As we get closer to the release of the series, several previews were released featuring each of the main characters.

The first preview focuses on Yuya Niyodo (CV: Fumiya Imai):

The second preview is about Asahi Mogami (CV: Nao Toyama):

The third preview features  Kazuki Yoshino (CV: Shun Horie):

The fourth preview is about Hikaru Setouchi (CV: Takuma Terashima):

The fifth preview features the group of Otaku – Kasenjiki, Tsugiko and Shigutaro (CV: Hitomi Ueda/Yō Taichi/Manaka Iwami):

And the final preview focuses on the posessed idol version of Yuya Niyodo, Kami Niyodo (CV: Fumiya Imai):

There is also a proper teaser trailer of the series:

All these teasers give us a good look at the series and also a preview of the opening theme ‘Let’s Zing’ by the group Zing. Zing is the pop group of the series. Fumiya Imai and Shun Horie will be singing the songs as their respective characters.

Daiki Fukuoka serves as the director, Yasuko Aoki is the lead writer, Saori Hosoda serves as the character designer and Myu is composing the score.

Kodansha Comics, the English publisher of the manga describes the series as follows:

Yuya, 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 Yuya’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 Yuya expected…

After a particularly lifeless concert appearance, Yuya 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? 

Catch our reviews of this series this Summer.

SOURCE: Official Site


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