Phantom of the Idol to Haunt HiDive This Summer

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Phantom of the Idol is coming to HiDive as part of its Summer 2022 anime slate, Sentai has announced. The supernatural idol show is set to premiere in Japan on July 1.

Phantom of the Idol is based on the manga by Hijiki Isoflavone, which began in 2017 and has five tankoubon volumes as of January 2022. Sentai provides the following description:

Most idols are fueled by their love of performing before adoring fans. Yuya, however, is fueled by his love of an easy paycheck! Yuya is one half of the idol duo ZINGS, but his supreme laziness (not to mention his disdain for idol fans in general) has him on the brink of getting blacklisted from the business. In a chance backstage encounter, he meets the spectral Asahi, a mysterious former idol who’s eager to stage her own comeback by any means necessary… including assuming complete control of Yuya’s willing body and aiming to become the best idol in the world together! Is their zany partnership a match a made in heaven, or is it pure idol hell? 

The main staff includes Daiki Fukuoka (Radiant series director) as director, Yasuko Aoki (Radiant scriptwriter) as series composer and scriptwriter, Saori Hosoda (Mieruko-chan chief animation director) as character designer, and myu (Red Data Girl co-music composer) as music composer. Studio Gokumi is the animation production company.

Meanwhile, the main cast includes Fumiya Imai as Yuya Niyodo, Nao Touyama as Asahi Mogami, and Shun Horie as Kazuki Yoshino.

The Ichijinsha-published manga is serialized in Comic Zero-Sum and published under the Zero Sum Comics label. Kodansha publishes the manga in English.

Source: Sentai Filmworks

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