A second promo was released yesterday on the official website for the Sekkō Boys, who are tired of life as statues and longing to become icons once more (and what better way to achieve it than by forming a literal idol band).
Led by the warrior saint Giorgio – and backed up by Hermes the fleet-footed trickster, Mars who in a twist of objectives is fervent in finding love, and perhaps the first celeb through sheer wealth, the patron of artists Medici – the group hope to make it back to stardom in the arena of entertainment, with the help of their manager just out of college, Miki Ishimoto.
Starring as the living statues are Tomokazu Sugita (Gintama’s Gintoki) as Saint Giorgio, Shinnosuke Tachibana (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches’ Shinichi Tamaki) as Medici, Jun Fukuyama (Code Geass’ Lelouch) as Hermes, and Daisuke Ono (Black Butler’s Sebastian) as Mars. And those also starring beside them are:
Shiho Kokido (Go! Princess Precure‘s Aroma) as the Sekkō Boys’ manager Miki Ishimoto
Yui Makino as the idol Mira Hanayashiki
Takaya Kuroda as Hanzō Horibe, president of the Holbein Entertainment agency where Ishimoto gets her job as a manager
Rena Maeda as Kinue Yamashita, Mira Hanayashiki’s manager
Takahiro Sakurai as Hironori Yanagisawa, a manager who is Kishimoto’s senpai in their career.
Tomoki Takuno at LIDEN FILMS and Fumiaki Usui, both of Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, are director and assistant director respectively, with Michiko Yokote, also of Yamada-kun, acting as supervisor and scriptwriter. The original concept was put forward by character goods maker Zargiani Works, media company Kadokawa, and art supplier Holbein Artist Materials. The ‘Sekkō Boys’ are credited as the theme song performers for the anime, which will premiere on Tokyo MX’s Ultra Super Anime Time slot on January 8th.