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Following up on the initial announcement of the release campaign, Avex Pictures has finished uploading the six individual character previews for the Phantom Of The Idol TV anime and are embedded below, listed in order of their initial release:


The preview for June 1 features the protagonist, Yuya Niyodo (CV: Fumiya Imai)



The preview for June 2 features Asahi Mogami (CV: Nao Toyama)



The preview for June 3rd features Kazuki Yoshino (CV: Shun Horie)



The preview for June 4 features Hikaru Setouchi (CV: Takuma Terashima)




The preview for June 5 features the Otaku group of Kasenjiki, Tsugiko and Shigutaro  (CV: Hitomi Ueda/Yō Taichi/Manaka Iwami)



The final preview for June 6 features the posessed idol version of Yuya Niyodo, Kami Niyodo (CV: Fumiya Imai)




Daiki Fukuoka (Yuki Yuna is a Hero) is attached to direct at Studio GOKUMI. The manga’s English edition publisher, Kodansha Comics describes its story as below:



Yuya, one half of the boy pop duo ZINGS, may be the laziest performer in the Japanese music industry. His partner is out there giving 110% every night (and, thankfully, he’s quite popular), but Yuya’s half-assed, sloppy dancing, and his frankly hostile attitude toward the audience, has the fans hating him and his agent looking for any excuse to cut him loose. The career of a pop idol just isn’t the path of easy leisure and adulation Yuya expected…


After a particularly lifeless concert appearance, Yuya meets a girl backstage. She’s dressed to the nines in a colorful outfit, she’s full of vim and vigor, and all she wants from life is to perform. There’s just one problem: She’s been dead for a year. This is the ghost of Asahi Mogami, the beloved singer whose time on the stage was tragically cut short, unless… If ghosts are real, is spirit possession really that much of a stretch? 


SOURCES: Avex Pictures on YouTube, Official Twitter
© Hijiki Isoflavone・Ichijinsha / Phantom of the Idol Production Committee