Cue! (video game)

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DeveloperLiber Entertainment
GenreSimulation game, Seinen
PlatformAndroid, iOS
  • JP: October 25, 2019
Anime television series
Directed byShin Katagai
Written byTatsuhiko Urahata
Music byRyousuke Nakanishi
StudioYumeta Company
Licensed byCrunchyroll
Original networkMBS (Animeism), TBS, BS-TBS, AT-X
Original run January 8, 2022 June 25, 2022
Episodes24 (List of episodes)

Cue! (stylized in all caps) is a Japanese mobile game produced by Liber Entertainment. It launched on iOS and Android systems on October 25, 2019. The game is a simulation game where players can train up-and-coming voice actors. An anime television series adaptation by Yumeta Company and Graphinica aired from January to June 2022 on the Animeism programming block.



Haruna Mutsuishi (六石 陽菜, Mutsuishi Haruna)
Voiced by: Yurina Uchiyama[1]
An up-and-coming voice actress and a high school student. She was inspired to become a voice actress after she saw a certain work.
Maika Takatori (鷹取 舞花, Takatori Maika)
Voiced by: Nene Hieda[1]
Shiho Kano (鹿野 志穂, Kano Shiho)
Voiced by: Kyōka Moriya[1]
Honoka Tsukii (月居 ほのか, Tsukii Honoka)
Voiced by: Yuna Ogata[1]
She is a university student and comes from a family that runs a shrine.


Yūki Tendō (天童 悠希, Tendō Yūki)
Voiced by: Ayaka Takamura[1]
An up-and-coming voice actress. Her family runs a restaurant, and she decided to pursue a voice acting career against their wishes.
Chisa Akagawa (赤川 千紗, Akagawa Chisa)
Voiced by: Satsuki Miyahara[1]
Airi Eniwa (恵庭 あいり, Eniwa Airi)
Voiced by: Mayu Iizuka[1]
Yuzuha Kujō (九条 柚葉, Kujō Yuzuha)
Voiced by: Manatsu Murakami[1]


Miharu Yomine (夜峰 美晴, Yomine Miharu)
Voiced by: Yukari Anzai[1]
A university student and a member of Wind. During the events of the series she accepts an offer to take up a short-term piano course in Vienna, Austria, but is still able to participate in group activities via the internet.
Aya Kamuro (神室 絢, Kamuro Aya)
Voiced by: Saki Matsuda[1]
Mahoro Miyaji (宮路 まほろ, Miyaji Mahoro)
Voiced by: Megumi Yamaguchi[1]
Riko Hinakura (日名倉 莉子, Hinakura Riko)
Voiced by: Arisa Tsuruno[1]


Rie Maruyama (丸山 利恵, Maruyama Rie)
Voiced by: Hina Tachibana[1]
An 18-year-old freeter who has a chūnibyō personality.
Satori Utsugi (宇津木 聡里, Utsugi Satori)
Voiced by: Ami Komine[1]
A 19-year-old university student who wants to follow in the footsteps of her voice actress mother.
Rinne Myōjin (明神 凛音, Myōjin Rinne)
Voiced by: Mai Satō[1]
Mei Tōmi (遠見 鳴, Tōmi Mei)
Voiced by: Rio Tsuchiya[1]
A 17-year-old up-and-coming voice actress who originally came from France.

Other characters[edit]

Rio Isuzu (五十鈴 りお, Isuzu Rio)
Voiced by: Aya Suzaki
She serves the manager for the voice actresses at the AiRBLUE agency.
Masaki Ōtori (鳳 真咲, Ōtori Masaki)
Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa
She serves as the president of AiRBLUE agency.



A mobile game by Liber Entertainment was released on October 25, 2019. The game temporarily ended service on April 30, 2021, in order to revise gameplay elements.[2] On July 23, 2022 it was announced that efforts to relaunch the game had been discontinued and that the activities of the AiRBLUE idol units would be suspended.[3]


An anime television series adaptation was announced on November 1, 2020.[4] It is produced by Yumeta Company and Graphinica and directed by Shin Katagai, with Tatsuhiko Urahata overseeing the series' scripts, Motohiro Taniguchi designing the characters, and Ryosuke Nakanishi composing the music. It aired from January 8 to June 25, 2022, on the Animeism programming block on MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS.[1][5][6][a]. The first opening theme is "Start Line", and the first ending theme is "Hajimari no Kane no Ne ga Narihibiku Sora".[7] The second opening theme is "Tomorrow's Diary", and the second ending theme is "Yumeda Yori."[8] All songs are performed by the group AiRBLUE. Crunchyroll licensed the series outside of Asia.[9]

Episode list[edit]

No.Title [10][11]Directed by [b]Written by [b]Storyboarded by [b]Original air date [12]
1"The Beginning of the Beginning"
Transcription: "Hajimari no Hajimari" (Japanese: はじまりのはじまり)
Shin Katagai
Takushi Shikatani
Tatsuhiko UrahataShin KatagaiJanuary 8, 2022 (2022-01-08)[c]
2"Their Respective Colors"
Transcription: "Sorezore no Iro" (Japanese: それぞれの色)
Rin TeraokaTatsuhiko UrahataRoyden BJanuary 15, 2022 (2022-01-15)
3"This Meeting Is Destiny"
Transcription: "Kono Deai wa Unmei" (Japanese: この出会いは運命)
Yoshifumi SuedaTatsuhiko UrahataYoshifumi SuedaJanuary 22, 2022 (2022-01-22)[d]
4"Lucky Color?"
Transcription: "Rakkī Karā?" (Japanese: ラッキーカラー?)
Masakazu SunagawaYoriko TomitaShigeru KimiyaJanuary 29, 2022 (2022-01-29)
5"Starting Line"
Transcription: "Sutāto Rain" (Japanese: スタートライン)
Yumeta Company Direction DepartmentTatsuhiko UrahataMasatoshi HakataFebruary 5, 2022 (2022-02-05)[e]
6"Ride the Headwind"
Transcription: "Mukaikaze o Tsukamaete" (Japanese: 向かい風を捕まえて)
Kōjin OchiTatsuhiko UrahataKōjin OchiFebruary 12, 2022 (2022-02-12)[e]
7"Moon and Sun"
Transcription: "Tsuki to Taiyō" (Japanese: 月と太陽)
Masakazu SunagawaTatsuhiko Urahata
Yoriko Tomita
Masakazu SunagawaFebruary 19, 2022 (2022-02-19)[e]
8"100 Percent"
Transcription: "Hyaku Pāsento" (Japanese: 100ぱーせんと)
Rin TeraokaTatsuhiko UrahataHidetoshi YoshidaFebruary 26, 2022 (2022-02-26)
9"We Can Fly!!!!"Shunji YoshidaShin KatagaiKatsuyuki KoderaMarch 5, 2022 (2022-03-05)
10"Are You Free After This?"
Transcription: "Kono Ato, Aitemasu ka?" (Japanese: この後、空いてますか?)
Yoshiki KitaiTatsuhiko UrahataYoshiki KitaiMarch 12, 2022 (2022-03-12)
11"Take Flight, Little Birds!"
Transcription: "Tobitate Kotori-tachi!" (Japanese: 飛び立て小鳥たち!)
Daisuke NishimuraShin KatagaiKōjin OchiMarch 19, 2022 (2022-03-19)
12"Fledgling Voice Actresses"
Transcription: "Seiyū no Tamago" (Japanese: 声優のタマゴ)
Tarō KuboTatsuhiko UrahataHiroyuki HataMarch 26, 2022 (2022-03-26)
Special"Sing about everything"N/AN/AN/AApril 2, 2022 (2022-04-02)
13"Season 2 Confirmed!?"
Transcription: "Niki Seisaku Kettei!?" (Japanese: 2期制作決定!?)
Yasutaka YamamotoTatsuhiko UrahataYasutaka YamamotoApril 9, 2022 (2022-04-09)
14"The Work of Fate"
Transcription: "Unmei no Shigoto" (Japanese: 運命の仕事)
Takashi AndōTatsuhiko UrahataRoyden BApril 16, 2022 (2022-04-16)[d]
15"Actually, I Won't Take This Job"
Transcription: "Yappari Kono Shigoto, Okotowari Shimasu" (Japanese: やっぱりこの仕事、お断りします)
Akira ManoKasumi TsuchidaDaisuke Nishimura
Shin Katagai
April 23, 2022 (2022-04-23)
16"To Me, Now That I'm 20"
Transcription: "Hatachi ni Natta Watashi e" (Japanese: 二十歳になった私へ)
Takayuki HamanaTatsuhiko UrahataDaisuke Nishimura
Shin Katagai
April 30, 2022 (2022-04-30)
17"Thunder Woman!"
Transcription: "Sandā Ūman!" (Japanese: サンダーウーマン!)
Misuzu HoshinoTatsuhiko UrahataDaisuke NishimuraMay 7, 2022 (2022-05-07)
Transcription: "Hikari" (Japanese: )
Hiromichi MatanoKasumi TsuchidaHiroyuki HataMay 14, 2022 (2022-05-14)
19"The Three Little Pigs"
Transcription: "Sanbiki no Kobuta" (Japanese: 3びきのこぶた)
Naoki MurataKasumi TsuchidaTatsuji Yamazaki
Moe Katō
May 21, 2022 (2022-05-21)
20"The Voice"Jang Hee Kyu
Daisuke Nishimura
Tatsuhiko UrahataRoyden BMay 28, 2022 (2022-05-28)
21"The Bird That Can't Fly"
Transcription: "Tobenai Kotori" (Japanese: 飛べない小鳥)
Akira ShimizuKasumi TsuchidaHiroyuki HataJune 4, 2022 (2022-06-04)
22"Forever Friends"Moe KatōShin KatagaiMoe KatōJune 11, 2022 (2022-06-11)
23"Final Episode"
Transcription: "Saishūkai" (Japanese: 最終回)
Hibari KuriharaTatsuhiko UrahataHiroyuki HataJune 18, 2022 (2022-06-18)
24"The End of the Beginning"
Transcription: "Hajimari no Owari" (Japanese: はじまりのおわり)
Daisuke NishimuraTatsuhiko Urahata
Shin Katagai
Daisuke NishimuraJune 25, 2022 (2022-06-25)


  1. ^ MBS lists the series premiere at 25:55 on January 7, 2022, which is effectively 1:55 a.m. JST on January 8.
  2. ^ a b c Information is taken from the ending credits of each episode.
  3. ^ This episode aired at 2:25 a.m. JST, 30 minutes after the original air time.
  4. ^ a b This episode aired at 2:10 a.m. JST, 15 minutes after the original air time.
  5. ^ a b c This episode aired at 2:05 a.m. JST, 10 minutes after the original air time.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "CUE! Voice Actress Anime Reveals 1st Promo Video, January 2022 Debut". Anime News Network. August 15, 2021. Retrieved August 15, 2021.
  2. ^ "CUE! Idol-Training Game Temporarily Ends Service to Improve Game". Anime News Network. February 27, 2021. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  3. ^ "『CUE!』と「AiRBLUE」についてお知らせ" (in Japanese). Liber Entertainment. July 23, 2022. Retrieved July 23, 2022.
  4. ^ "Liber's Cue! Idol-Training Game Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. November 1, 2020. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  5. ^ アニメ「CUE!」陽菜たちの声優活動の様子が描かれた新キービジュアル2種公開 (in Japanese). Natalie. October 25, 2021. Retrieved October 25, 2021.
  6. ^ Hazra, Adriana (November 21, 2021). "CUE! Anime Reveals Promo Video, Visual, January 7 Debut". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 21, 2021.
  7. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (December 25, 2021). "CUE! Anime's 6th Promo Video Previews Opening Theme Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 25, 2021.
  8. ^ Mateo, Alex (February 14, 2022). "AiRBLUE Perform CUE! Anime's 2nd Opening/Ending Theme Songs". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  9. ^ Cardine, Kyle (December 21, 2021). "Crunchyroll Announces Winter 2022 Lineup!". Crunchyroll. Retrieved December 21, 2021.
  10. ^ "Sutōrī | Anime "Kyū!" Kōshiki Saito" STORY | アニメ「CUE!」公式サイト [Story | Anime "CUE!" Official Website]. (in Japanese). Archived from the original on January 7, 2022. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
  11. ^ "CUE! - Watch on Crunchyroll". Crunchyroll. Archived from the original on January 7, 2022. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
  12. ^ "On'ea | Anime "Kyū!" Kōshiki Saito" ONAIR | アニメ「CUE!」公式サイト [On Air | Anime "CUE!" Official Website]. (in Japanese). Archived from the original on November 23, 2021. Retrieved November 23, 2021.

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