Gekidol Original TV Anime Reveals PV, Cast, Staff, January 2021 Premiere

The official website for the Gekidol stage play, anime, and idol project revealed that the anime in the project will premiere in January 2021. The website also revealed the main staff, cast, promotional video, and teaser visual.

The Gekidol Production Committee are credited with the original work and as series composition writers for the anime. Hoods Entertainment is producing the series. Shigeru Ueda (Märchen Mädchen) is directing the series, and Keiichirō Ōchi (Aikatsu! franchise script) is the chief writer. Kiyoshi Tateishi is adapting Asami Sekiya‘s character designs for animation and is also serving as chief animation director. Takuya Imakado is the mechanical designer. Prhythm/epx is composing the music.

TV anime "Gekidor" teaser visual

The anime stars:

  • Hikaru Akao as Seria Morino
  • Chihira Mochida as Airi Kagami
  • Ayaka Suwa as Izumi Hninazaki
  • Kana Hanazawa as Kaworu Sakakibara
  • M.A.O as Doll
  • Nozomi Yamamoto as Aki Asagi
  • Asami Takano as Aimi Fujita
  • Aya Akiyoshi as Waka Yamamoto
  • Amina Satō as Mayuri Nakamura
  • Kousuke Toriumi as Hirokazu Takezaki
  • Sarara Yashima as Makoto Higuchi
  • Kaori Mizuhashi as Tomoko Hinata

The in-anime play Alice in Deadly School is likewise also getting an anime project. The cast for that anime is:

  • M.A.O as Yū Sumio
  • Chihira Mochida as Shinako Hyakumura
  • Hikaru Akao as Sayaka Murasaki
  • Ayaka Suwa as Kiriko Tōnuma
  • Nozomi Yamamoto as Yumiya Akashima
  • Asami Takano as Kazuma Aoiki
  • Aya Akiyoshi as An Suiaki
  • Amina Satō as Tomoyo Takamori
  • Kaori Mizuhashi as Yonari Kaihara
  • Saki Ogasawara as Emi Kiichi
  • Sarara Yashima as Kaori Ikari
  • Rei Suzuya as Setsubun Shigemoto

The staff for Alice in Deadly School includes:

  • Planning, Producers: Keiichi SatōOsamu Nagai
  • Original Draft: Kaoru Asakusa (Alice in Project)
  • Planning Cooperation: Masahiro Suzuki (Alice in Project)
  • Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi
  • Script: Yumi Kageyama
  • Original Character Designs: Asami Sekiya
  • Character Designs: Kiyoshi Tateishi
  • Music: Prhythm/epx
  • Animation: Hoods Entertainment

The Gekidol project was first announced in December 2015 and featured merchandise at Comic Market 89 in 2016. The website had featured a teaser visual for the project, with the text “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. Theater + anime + idol = Gekidol.” The anime takes place five years after a mysterious disaster happened that erased major cities around the world. The anime centres on girls who want to be a part of the 3D-holographic “Theater Material System” theatrical productions.

Theatre company Alice in Project started holding stage plays based on plays that will appear within the anime’s story in spring 2016.

Sources: Gekidol anime’s websiteComic Natalie

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