Kageki Shoujo!! Gets “Climax” Trailer Ahead of New Arc

The currently ongoing Kageki Shoujo!! anime has received a new “Climax” trailer as it prepares to enter its “Bunkasai Audition Arc” (“Cultural Festival Arc”). 

10 episodes of the anime have aired so far. The Blu-ray listing for the anime lists a total of 13 episodes.

Kageki Shoujo!! is based on the ongoing manga and its prequel, Kageki Shojo!! The Curtain Rises (Kageki Shoujo!! Season Zero in Japan), by Kumiko Saiki. Kageki Shoujo!! began in 2015 and has 11 tankōbon volumes as of July 2021, while Kageki Shojo!! The Curtain Rises ran from 2012 to 2014 and was collected into two tankōbon volumes.

Seven Seas Entertainment describes the story as:

Like the Takarazuka Revue, the young women who go to the arts academy Kouka Kageki High School play all the parts of musical theater, be they female or male. Narada Ai is a jaded former idol performing female roles—her roommate, playing male roles, is bright-eyed country girl Watanabe Sarasa. From the school to the stage to the rest of their lives, there is no challenge these young women can’t face with their passion for performance.

The anime’s staff includes Kazuhiro Yoneda (Gleipnir, Yona of the Dawn) as the director, Tadashi Morishita (Yona of the Dawn scriptwriter) as the series composer, Takahiro Kishida (Gleipnir) as the character designer, Hiromichi Tanigawa (Magic of Stella) as art director, Yasuji Sakagami (Gleipnir) as color designer, Yasuhiro Asagi (Gleipnir) as director of photography, and Tsuneyoshi Saito (PriPara the Movie: Everyone Shine! Kirarin Star Live!) as the music composer. 

The staff also includes Eriko Īda (Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru co-sub character designer), Akira Takada (Moriarty the Patriot second cour small arms designer), and Takao Maki (Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle co-sub character designer) as the sub character designers. Additionally, Hiroshi Imaoka (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation animation director), Takada, Tomoko Fukunaga (Glepinir animation director, chief animation director, and assistant chief animation director), and Maki are the chief animation directors. PINE JAM is the animation production company.

Meanwhile, the cast includes Sayaka Senbongi as Sarasa Watanabe, Yumiri Hanamori as Ai Narata, Sumire Uesaka as Sawa Sugimoto, Yō Taichi as Kaoru Hoshino, Rico Sasaki as Ayako Yamada, Risae Matsuda as Chika Sawada, Satsumi Matsuda as Chiaki Sawada, Hiroki Nanami as Sei Satomi, Kana Hanazawa as Hijiri Nojima, Mikako Komatsu as Risa Nakayama, Yuka Terasaki as Akemi Takei, Junichi Suwabe as Mamoru Ando, Kenji Nojima as Taichi Narata, Kengo Takanashi as Akiya Shirakawa, and Takehito Koyasu as Kōsaburō Shirakawa.


After several years of writing for local video game sites, Melvyn currently dedicates his focus to writing news content and the occasional review for Anime Trending. When he's not gaming, painting miniatures, or watching anime, he can be found self-learning Japanese.
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