UniteUp! Previews LEGIT Idol Unit in New PV Trailer

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A new PV trailer has been released for the UniteUp! anime TV series, which previews the 3-member idol unit LEGIT. A recap episode 8.5 will air on March 18, 2023. The anime series first premiered on January 7, 2023. 

The trailer highlights the members of the unit LEGIT during their performances and daily interactions. It also features their past history with each other. LEGIT consists of Magura Sukegawa as Daiki Takao, Shinnosuke Morikage as Eishirou Nijou, and Ryuuichirou Sakata as Fuuga Tougou. 

The anime features an ensemble voice cast from various male idol units. The main voice cast for the Protostar unit includes Kikunosuke Toya as Akira Kiyose, Ryoutarou Yamaguchi as Banri Naoe, and Amon Hirai as Chihiro Isuzugawa.

UniteUp! is directed by Shinichirou Ushijima (I Want To Eat Your Pancreas) with Rino Yamazaki (Akebi’s Sailor Uniform) as series screenwriter and Majiro (Macross Delta co-character designer) as character designer. CloverWorks is in charge of the animation production for the series.  

Other staff members include Hiromi Ishigami (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie Part 2 action animation director) as action director, Masakazu Miyake (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) as art director, Kazuko Nakashima (Wonder Egg Priority) as color designer, Yukiko Nagase (The Idolmaster SideM) as photography director, and Yuuki Hayashi (Arknights -Prelude to Dawn-) as music composer.

Sony Music Entertainment Japan first announced the production of an anime series for its mixed-media project at Aniplex Online Fest 2022. The “next dimensional idol project” was initially launched in December 2021, which featured various artists with “hidden talents.” 

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Aniplex of America licensed UniteUp! in North America and describes the story as: 

Akira Kiyose, a high schooler who loves to sing, gets recruited by a talent agency called sMiLea Production. Akira learns that the legendary idols “Anela”, who shocked the world with their sudden retirement, are behind the agency developing talent. Together with Banri Naoe and Chihiro Isuzugawa, also recruited by the agency, they form an idol group as they chase their dream towards super stardom alongside other idol groups “LEGIT” and “JAXX/JAXX”.

Source: UniteUp! Official Anime Twitter 

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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