We already know that the “Singers of Death” Starmarie will be giving their voices to the world of Onigiri with their opening theme ‘Hime wa Rankiryū☆Goikkō-sama’, but this tale of youkai and their battle against the Kamikui is also two of the band members’ first turn as voice actors. Monya Nakane and Nozomi Kishita (pictured below) will join the stars Aina Suzuki of Love Live! Sunshine!!, Nurse Witch Komugi R’s Eriko Matsui, Love Live!’s Umi Sonoda, Izumi Kitta of WATAMOTE and Natsuko Hara of JK Meshi!, and Nakane, who voices Uzume, is “so honoured to be working among such talented actors!”
Just like Mimori as Ibaraki-dōji and Hara as Amaterasu, Kishita has the challenge of voicing a non-human character, but she’s taking it in her stride and simply enjoying the whole experience. “I was filled with such gratitude after our first recording session,” she said. “It still feels like I’m dreaming.” Her fellow actors’ characters – Suzuki’s Shizuka Gozen, Matsui’s Yoshitsune, Ibaraki-dōji, Kitta’s Kaguya, and Amaterasu – have all had their individual visuals released based on the show’s main visual below.
Also joining the cast of the show airing on April 7th, and directed by Takashi Yamamoto of Final Approach, are Yuki Nakashima, who voiced Usakame‘s Kinako Tanaka, as Veronica, beside Diabolik Lovers‘ Reiji Sakamaki, Katsuyuki Konishi as the Narrator. With the Beelzebub studio Pierrot Plus, Takamitsu Kouno of Utawarerumono: The False Faces is handling series composition alongside Takashi Aoshima of Himouto! Umaru-chan, with Ojisan to Marshmallow’s Atsushi Oka joining to collaborate on the scripts. And Yukiko Ibe, who worked on Nanatsuiro Drops with director Yamamoto, is chief animation director as well as being in charge of character design.
The single for Starmarie’s Onigiri OP song will go on sale in Japan on April 20th. In the meantime though, the band will set off on their FANTASY TRIP ~Part 2: Hoshimatsuri no Yoru~ tour, starting in Osaka on April 10th, following their sold-out TSUTAYA O-EAST Solo Show.