Phantom of the Idol TV Anime Gets New “Unmotivated” Key Visual

Letting your unmotivated lead singer redesign the website has disastrous results, as a new key visual, new audio drama, and a limited-time official website revamp have all been revealed for idol ghost (known in Japan as Idol Kami-kuzu), an upcoming television anime based on Hijiki’s supernatural comic manga Isoflavone about a listless male singer who becomes more driven when possessed by the ghost of a deceased idol singer.

In the voice drama (below), Hitomi Shinano (CV: Eri Kitamura) berates her subordinate Yuya Niyodo (CV: Fumiya Imai) for his lack of motivation and orders him to work on his social media skills and redo the group’s website. The new key visual (below) is drawn in-character by voice actor Fumiya Imai as Yuya Niyodo and with the redesigned website represents the results of Yuya’s efforts.

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The original Phantom of the Idol manga is serialized by Ichijinsha in their Monthly Comic Zero Sum manga mangaz. A English language version of idol ghost manga is in development by Kodansha Comics, which describes the story of the series as follows:

Yuya, one half of male pop duo ZINGS, is perhaps the laziest performer in the Japanese music industry. His partner gives 110% every night, but Yuya’s sloppy dancing and downright hostile attitude towards the public makes fans hate him and his agent looks for an excuse to release him. The career of a pop idol just isn’t the easy leisure path Yuya expected…

After a particularly lackluster concert appearance, Yuya meets a girl backstage. All she expects from life is to perform. There’s just one problem: she’s been dead for a year.

A hand-drawn doodle of ZINGS idols playing as depicted in character Yuya Niyodo (CV: Fumiya Imai).  The artwork is amateurish and childlike, and the title and copyright information is also all handwritten.

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the idol ghost The television anime is directed by Daisei Fukuoka and features animation production by Studio Gokumi. The series is set to air in Japan from July 2022.



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