Ensemble Stars!! -Road to Show!!- Has A New Trailer

A new 30-second trailer has been released for the upcoming Ensemble Stars!! -Road to Show!!- movie, which is set to premiere on March 4, 2022.

The movie, which is the latest anime to be based on the Ensemble Stars! mobile game by Happy Elements, is set in New York and will revolve around the Idol Film Festival. The story will be connected to the game as well.

Returning staff from the 2019 Ensemble Stars! anime series include Masakazu Hishida as director, Iizuka Haruko as character designer and chief animation director, Eri Suzuki as color designer, Tomoya Kamijou as photography director, and Tatsuya Kato as music composer. Happy Elements is the original creator and original character designer, while David Production is the animation production company.

Asami Nakatani (Ensemble Stars! episode director et al.) is chief director on the new movie. Happy Elements’s Seitarou Kinou is the scriptwriter, while Miu Miyamoto (Pompo: The Cinéphile co-art director) is the art director.

The Ensemble Stars! mobile game was released in 2015. Aside from anime, it has inspired several manga and a novel series. 

Amazon describes the anime series as:

Yumenosaki Private Academy is a school that specializes in raising male idols. Hokuto Hidaka, Subaru Akehoshi, Makoto Yuuki, and Mao Isara form the unit Trickstar and work hard at their lessons every day in order to become top idols.

Source: BANDAI NAMCO Arts Channel

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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