The official website for the anime of writer Rakuda and illustrator Buriki‘s Shine Post light novel series announced five more cast members for the anime on Monday. The new cast members play the members of the in-story idol group HY:RAIN, who are the greatest rivals of the TiNgS idol group in the story.
Yū Serizawa as Ren Kurogane, HY:RAIN’s leader. She is in the same high school as Haru, which makes their relationship increasingly complicated.
Kurumi Takase as Aoba Karabayashi, the older of the Karabayashi sisters, and whose collected demeanor lends herself to being an older sister figure to the group in general.
Miyu Kubota as Itoha Karabayashi, the younger of the Karabayashi sisters, and the most competitive HY:RAIN member.
Tomoyo Takayanagi as Nanoha Hiumi, whose reticence hides a string drive to be an idol.
Arisa Kōri as Yawara Naekawa, the oldest in HY:RAIN alongside Aoba, and whose competitive gymnast past lends her an advantage in dance maneuvers.
The anime’s previously announced cast includes:
The anime will premiere this summer.
The anime will be part of the Shine Post multimedia idol project, which will also include a game by Akihiro Ishihara (The [email protected], Love Plus, Uma Musume Pretty Derby), a manga in Kadokawa‘s Monthly Comic Alive magazine, and concerts.
Kei Oikawa (Uma Musume Pretty Derby) is directing the anime at Studio KAI. SPP is in charge of the series scripts. Tatsuto Higuchi (Revue Starlight) is writing the scripts with Rakuda, who is also credited as the author of the original novel series and for conceiving the world view. Yoshihiro Nagata (Macross Delta) is designing the anime characters based on Buriki‘s original character designs. Yōhei Kisara (Love Live! School idol project) of Stray Cats is producing the music.
Rakuda and Buriki launched the Shine Post: Nee Shitteta? Watashi o Zettai Idol ni Suru Tame no, Goku Futsū de Atarimae na, to Bikkiri no Mahou (Shine Post: Did You Know? The Most Ordinary, Natural, and Unique Magic to Make Me an Absolute Idol) light novel on October 8. The two previously collaborated on the Ore wo Suki na no wa Omae Dake ka yo light novel series that also inspired a television anime.
Sources: Shine Post anime’s website, Comic Natalie