The official website for the upcoming Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight film has uploaded the first four minutes of the film to YouTube, in anticipation of the June 4 film opening. The film has been postponed from its original opening date of May 21 to June 4 of this year due to Japan’s current coronavirus situation and the subsequent temporary closure of some theaters.
The upcoming film is a sequel to the compilation film titled Revue Starlight: Rondo Rondo Rondo, which aired in 2020. The two films are part of the Revue Starlight franchise launched by Bushiroad in 2017. The musical Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight The LIVE ran in Tokyo in September 2017, and the anime series aired in 2018. A mini anime titled Shōjo☆Konto All Starlight premiered in 2019. The Revue Starlight Re LIVE smartphone game by Ateam launched in April 2019 and featured a Steins;Gate collaboration in March of this year.
Returning staff from the anime series include: Tomohiro Furukawa as director, Takushi Koide as assistant director, Tatsuto Higuchi as scriptwriter, Hiroyuki Saita as character designer, Sachiko Yasuda (Episode 2 and 6 animation director) as one of the chief animation directors, Kentarō Akiyama and Kenji Fukuda as art directors, Chie Yoshimura as color designer, Kazuto Izumida as photography director, and Yoshiaki Fujisawa and Tatsuya Katō as music composers.
Other staff include Tomoko Sato (Revue Starlight: Rondo Rondo Rondo) as the movie’s other chief animation director and Kamiya Hisayasu (Planet With co-CG Animation Director) as 3DCG director. Kinema Citrus is in charge of the animation production.
HIDIVE describes the series as:
Childhood friends Karen and Hikari promised that they would one day become the next theatrical stars. Years later, the two finally have their chance during a mysterious audition, but they are not the only ones who have trained for this moment.