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Revue Starlight
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少女☆歌劇 レヴュースタァライト
(Shōjo☆Kageki Revyū Sutāraito)
GenreMusic
Created byBushiroad, Nelke Planning, Kinema Citrus
Manga
Butai Revue Starlight: Show Must Go On
Illustrated byTsubaki Ayasugi
Published byBushiroad
ImprintBushiroad Media
MagazineMonthly Bushiroad
DemographicShōnen
Original runJanuary 6, 2018 – present
Volumes2
Manga
Yonkoma Starlight
Illustrated byMakimaki Mawaru
Published byBushiroad
ImprintBushiroad Media
MagazineMonthly Bushiroad
DemographicShōnen
Original runJanuary 6, 2018 – present
Manga
Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight Overture
Written byKanata Nakamura
Illustrated bySora Goto
Published byASCII Media Works
ImprintDengeki Comic NEXT
MagazineDengeki G's Comic
DemographicSeinen
Original runJanuary 30, 2018 – present
Volumes2
Anime television series
Directed byTomohiro Furukawa
Takushi Koide (assistant)
Produced byAkane Taketsugu
Yūki Katayama
Teppei Nojima
Atsushi Iwazaki
Written byTatsuto Higuchi
Music byTatsuya Kato
Yoshiaki Fujisawa
StudioKinema Citrus
Licensed bySentai Filmworks
Original networkTBS, CBC, BS-TBS, MBS, RKB
Original run July 12, 2018 September 27, 2018
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Anime film
Revue Starlight: Rondo Rondo Rondo
Directed byTomohiro Furukawa
Produced byRevue Starlight Production Committee
Written byTatsuto Higuchi
Music byTatsuya Kato
Yoshiaki Fujisawa
StudioKinema Citrus
ReleasedAugust 7, 2020 (2020-08-07)
Runtime119 minutes
Anime film
Revue Starlight
Directed byTomohiro Furukawa
Produced byRevue Starlight Production Committee
Written byTatsuto Higuchi
Music byTatsuya Kato
Yoshiaki Fujisawa
StudioKinema Citrus
ReleasedJune 4, 2021 (2021-06-04)
Runtime120 minutes[1]
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Revue Starlight (少女☆歌劇 レヴュースタァライト, Shōjo Kageki Revyū Sutāraito, lit. Girls' Musical Revue Starlight) is a Japanese media franchise created in 2017 by Bushiroad, Nelke Planning and Kinema Citrus. It primarily consists of a musical, performed between September 22 and 24, 2017 at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo[2] and a 12-episode anime television series directed by Tomohiro Furukawa which aired between July and September 2018. It has received three manga adaptations, all of which began serialization in January 2018.[3] A smartphone game titled Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight: Re LIVE, developed by Ateam, launched in October 2018.[4] A compilation film Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight: Rondo Rondo Rondo was released on August 7, 2020. A brand-new film premiered on June 4, 2021.

Plot[edit]

At the Seisho Music Academy, the 99th Graduating Class is rehearsing for the annual production of the theatrical play, Starlight. Behind the scenes, however, underground auditions, orchestrated by a talking giraffe, pit the students against each other in stage battles, or "revues," in order to shine as the top star. Karen Aijō, upon being reunited with her childhood friend Hikari Kagura, comes across these auditions and battles to become the top star alongside Hikari.

Characters[edit]

Seisho Music Academy[edit]

An elite academy known for its long history of participating in stage performances, as well as a respected institution.

Karen Aijō (愛城 華恋, Aijō Karen)
Voiced by: Momoyo Koyama[2] (Japanese); Brittney Karbowski[5] (English)
The main protagonist of the series, who made a promise to Hikari twelve years ago that they will perform the play Starlight together; one that she never forgot. She is initially lazy and airheaded, but she starts working harder when Hikari comes back into her life to achieve their promise. She always loved the theater after seeing that performance with Hikari and works hard to make her dream come true. In the revues, she uses a spadroon.
Hikari Kagura (神楽 ひかり, Kagura Hikari)
Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori[2] (Japanese); Patricia Duran[5] (English)
Karen's childhood friend who was also amazed by Starlight. After losing some of her brilliance as a result of losing the Revue auditions in England, she transfers to Seisho Academy to get a second chance in the Japanese auditions, later making a promise to Karen that one day they will stand on the stage. She is concerned for Karen's participation in the auditions and initially objects to Karen's participation, but she agrees to try her best so that they can win together. She is terrible at studying and household chores. She fights using a rope dagger, though she originally used a sword during her time in England.
Mahiru Tsuyuzaki (露崎 まひる, Tsuyuzaki Mahiru)
Voiced by: Haruki Iwata[2] (Japanese); Maggie Flecknoe[5] (English)
Karen's best friend and roommate who is very shy despite her great talent. Throughout her childhood, Mahiru was praised for her talent on the stage and with a baton, winning many awards. However, after transferring to Seisho Academy, she realizes how inferior she is compared to others and began relying on Karen as a means of support. However, she began regaining her confidence after battling Karen in the "Revue of Jealousy" and realizes that she can shine with her own talents and merits. She fights using a mace.
Claudine Saijō (西條クロディーヌ, Saijō Kurodīnu)
Voiced by: Aina Aiba[2] (Japanese); Christina Kelly[5] (English)
Born to a Japanese father and French mother, she is a talented girl who has been acting since her childhood. Originally believing to be the best actor, she transfers to Seisho Academy expecting to be the "ace" of the class. She realizes how limited her skills are after meeting Maya whose skills exceed her own. Wishing to surpass Maya and become the top of the class, she develops a rivalry with her. She fights using a longsword.
Maya Tendō (天堂 真矢, Tendō Maya)
Voiced by: Maho Tomita[2] (Japanese); Olivia Swasey[5] (English)
A hardworking and talented stage actress who is top of the class. Born to a prima donna mother and stage actor father, she has spent most of her life on stage. She has a reserved personality, but gets along with the others well. She has a great respect for those who work hard and wish to be the best, the most notable person being Claudine. Due to this they have developed a rivalry with each other. She is often called "Maya-sama" by the others due to her position as the top of the class and her amazing abilities. She fights using a long rapier.
Junna Hoshimi (星見 純那, Hoshimi Junna)
Voiced by: Hinata Satō[2] (Japanese); Shannon Emerick[5] (English)
An honor student with high academic scores who is also the class representative. She chose to be a stage actress against her parents' wishes. Due to her inexperience on the stage, she fears that she will fall behind the others in the class and works extra hard in improving her performance. She sometimes overthinks despite having good judgement. She fights using a bow and arrow.
Nana Daiba (大場 なな, Daiba Nana)
Voiced by: Moeka Koizumi[2] (Japanese); Luci Christian[5] (English)
Junna's best friend who is also a mother figure towards the girls despite being the same age as them. She is not only talented at music and dance, but also production and scriptwriting as well. She is nicknamed "Banana" due to her name, her distinctive hairstyle, and her love of bananas. It is revealed that she has previously won the Revue auditions, using the power granted to her as Top Star to go back in time and reexperience the 99th Seisho Festival's production of Starlight countless times before Hikari transfers to Seisho, an event unprecedented in previous loops. She fights using a katana and a wakizashi.
Futaba Isurugi (石動 双葉, Isurugi Futaba)
Voiced by: Teru Ikuta[2] (Japanese); Chelsea McCurdy[5] (English)
A kind- hearted and strong combatant despite her short stature and sharp tongue. She is Kaoruko's childhood friend and is dubbed her "Number 1 fan" by Kaoruko. She has always been supporting Kaoruko and originally transferred to Seisho Academy to be with her despite her lack of experience in theater. Her ambition has grown exponentially from then as she wishes to have the lead role like the others in her class. She is roommates with Kaoruko and often takes her to school on her motorcycle. She fights using a halberd.
Kaoruko Hanayagi (花柳 香子, Hanayagi Kaoruko)
Voiced by: Ayasa Itō[2] (Japanese); Savanna Menzel[5] (English)
Futaba's childhood friend from Kyoto who was born into a privileged family. As the granddaughter of a Japanese dance master, she is a high-class lady who was famous as a child for these skills. Over the years, Kaoruko has grown dependent on Futaba, even requesting that Futaba enroll at Seisho with her. She is very calculating and self-centered, but she begins to work harder in order to honor the support Futaba has given her and is friendly with her classmates. She fights using a naginata.

Rinmeikan Girls School[edit]

A school known for its emphasis on Japanese tradition. Its performance department used to be one of the best, but it now is on the verge of being shut down due to a decline in enrollment and performance. A group of stage girls there have decided to participate in the auditions in order to prevent its closure.

Tamao Tomoe (巴 珠緒, Tomoe Tamao)
Voiced by: Tomori Kusunoki
Kaoruko's childhood friend who greatly values tradition. She holds a unique fondness for the school and its performance department as her grandmother and mother both graduated from it. With the department facing closure, she fights ardently for its survival. She fights using a tachi.
Ichie Otonashi (音無 いちえ, Otonashi Ichie)
Voiced by: Azumi Waki
Although her surname means "silent", she's actually a frequent troublemaker. She isn't a deep thinker but is straightforward and friendly. While she can be clumsy, she is willing to work to become a better stage girl. She was an idol in junior high before her group got disbanded and still aspires to be one. She loves pulling pranks on everyone, especially Fumi. She fights using a Japanese war fan.

Fumi Yumeōji (夢大 路文, Yumeōji Fumi)

Voiced by: Reo Kurachi
A student who transfers from Siegfeld to Rinmeikan under enigmatic circumstances. Fumi is a serious, strong-headed, and determined person. Initially, she refuses to participate in Rinmeikan's Performance Department, but Tamao's kindness and her determination influences her to return to the stage. She works a part-time job to support herself and is obsessed with ponzu. She has a younger sister, Shiori, whom she is fond of but currently estranged from. She fights using a swordbreaker.

Rui Akikaze (秋風 塁, Akikaze Rui)

Voiced by: Risa Tsumugi
Tamao's underclassman since junior high. Although she frequently gets nervous and doubts herself, she's training as a stage girl because of her longtime admiration for Tamao and her desire to have a place where she can express herself. She is especially proficient in stage fighting. In addition to theater, she practices kendo and is noted to be fairly good at it. She fights using an odachi.
Yuyuko Tanaka (田中 ゆゆ子, Tanaka Yuyuko)
Voiced by: Iori Saeki
A frequent sleeper who even brings a pillow to the class. In spite of her sleeping hobby, she is actually a very smart and hardworking person. However, she doesn't like showing it directly and actively tries to hide how hard she works from others. She dreams to become a rakugo storyteller and loves Japanese traditional arts. She fights using kunai.

Frontier School of Arts[edit]

A relatively new school, Frontier has been frequently criticized for its flashy use of technology and lack of successful stage girl performances. The stage girls of the school is determined to change the image.

Aruru Otsuki (大月 あるる, Otsuki Aruru)
Voiced by: Megumi Han
A stage girl without any stage performance background. She's always full of happiness and never lets any sadness drown her down, believing her happiness and cheerful attitude makes her easier to improve performance. She inspires her friends to act to their full potential and sees them as family. She fights using two Colt Single Action Army handguns. Behind the happiness, however, Aruru has a traumatic past when she is abandoned by her parents when she was born, and lives throughout her childhood life in an orphanage without anything outside her only identity being written in a slip of paper before meeting Misora and her family's theatre troupe.
Misora Kanō (叶 美空, Kanō Misora)
Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu
Aruru's childhood friend who balances out her hyperactivity. Coming from a stage family background as her parents own a small theatre, she persuades the same option to become a stage girl, though her parents react with skepticism due to hardship. She has two younger sisters and two older sisters. She is also a food addict and often eats a shocking amount of food to keep up her stamina. She's good at basketball and other sports. She fights using a spear. She's totally unaware of Aruru's past despite being close to her as a child until later stories.

Lalafin Nonomiya (野々宮 ララフィン, Nonomiya Rarafin)

Voiced by: Miyu Tomita
She is a year older than Aruru and Misora, yet she appears to be very childish, cute, carefree and energetic girl with passion to rabbits. She's a former model and child actress. She is half-German on her mother's side, although she cannot speak any German. She's very dynamic and serious in stage girl performances, often working her acrobatic abilities into her scenes. She fights using a hammer.
Tsukasa Ebisu (恵比寿 つかさ, Ebisu Tsukasa)
Voiced by: Emiri Katō
One of the best stage girls at Frontier. She suffers an injury that forces her to withdraw from performing for a few months prior to the main series. However, thanks to Aruru and Misora's encouragement, she returns to the stage. She has a strict upbringing due to her wealthy family, thus very serious about working to improve stage skills, but she always cares about her friends. She fights using two axes.
Shizuha Kochō (胡蝶 静羽, Kochō Shizuha)
Voiced by: Mikoi Sasaki
Known as an acting genius on the levels of Maya, Claudine, and Akira. However, because of her skill, she's often pressured by adults around her to diminish herself in order to let other people shine brighter. Outside of acting, she is a renowned gamer and incredibly fond of computers. She fights using a scythe.

Siegfeld Institute of Music[edit]

A school with a reputation for being competitive and cutthroat but has produced a good amount successful stage girls and is said to be on par with Seisho. At the center of the school are the Edels, a group of five of the most talented students who receive titles named after precious metals and gems and are revered above the rest of the student body.

Akira Yukishiro (雪代 晶, Yukishiro Akira)
Voiced by: Hotaru Nomoto
As Frau Platin, Akira is the leader of the Edels. She is exceptionally talented in many areas in performance, but she can be uncompromising and miss the social dynamics around her. Maya Tendō has been her rival since junior high. She has high standards for her fellow Edels, but she looks out for them and helps guide them to their full potential. She fights using a jousting lance.
Michiru Ōtori (鳳 ミチル, Ōtori Michiru)
Voiced by: Yuka Ozaki
Frau Saphir and Akira's close childhood friend. Michiru presents a friendly, energetic, and outgoing personality. Her dream is to create the ultimate stage with Akira at the center, so she is interested in directing and producing in addition to acting. She's very perceptive of other people. She fights using a German greatsword.

Liu Mei Fan (リュウ・メイファン, Liu Meifan, 柳美帆[a])

Voiced by: Yume Takeuchi
The Frau Rubin from China who was a famous child actor back home. After watching a performance Akira was in, she was inspired to learn Japanese and enroll at Siegfeld in order to perform by her side. She is outgoing and passionate about everything she does. She enjoys gashapon and fortune telling. She fights using a serpent spear, based on the weapon Three Kingdoms General Zhang Fei wields.
Shiori Yumeōji (夢大 路栞, Yumeōji Shiori)
Voiced by: Hikaru Tono
Fumi's younger sister and the new Frau Jade. Shiori is fairly timid around those she doesn't know, but she is kind and has a lot of potential. As a child, Shiori was frail and only started going to an actual school recently out of a desire to become a stage girl. Despite Fumi's distance and mysterious departure, Shiori respects Fumi and wishes to restore their relationship. She fights using a saber.

Yachiyo Tsuruhime (鶴姫 やちよ, Tsuruhime Yachiyo)

Voiced by: Haruka Kudo
The elusive and mysterious Frau Perle. Yachiyo often teases the other Edels, provoking anger from the more serious ones like Akira and Mei Fan. She often gets swept up in her imagination. Despite her appearance, Yachiyo is an incredibly skilled stage girl and tailor. Like Michiru, she is very perceptive of people. She fights using a crossbow.

Seiran General Arts Institute[edit]

A school introduced in the stage play THE LIVE #2 Transition.

Koharu Yanagi (柳 小春, Yanagi Koharu)
Voiced by: Kanon Nanaki
The “genius of Seiran,” a stage girl whose reputation and capabilities are acknowledged even by Maya Tendō.
Suzu Minase (南風涼, Minase Suzu)
Voiced by: Minami Tsukui
A stage girl who attended the same middle school as Seisho’s Mahiru Tsuyuzaki. Suzu was the ace of the cheerleading squad just as Mahiru was the ace of the baton twirling team. Inspired by Mahiru's skills at a baton twirling meet, she requested to incorporate baton twirling into cheerleading routines. Her dream is to stand on the same stage as Mahiru and see the view from it together with her.
Hisame Honami (穂波氷雨, Honami Hisame)
Voiced by: Yoko Kadoyama
A stage girl who attended the same middle school as Seisho’s Nana Daiba. She has a beautiful singing voice and was part of the chorus club in middle school. She wanted to put on a play with Nana, but she felt that she was not good enough and didn't show up at the performance so that she wouldn't bring down Nana.
Kyōko Yakumo (八雲響子, Yakumo Kyōko)
Voiced by: Yuka Kobayashi
Seiran's club teacher.

Royal Academy of Theatrical Actors[edit]

The prestigious British performing arts academy located in London, England, where Hikari Kagura used to study before she lost the final revue.

Judy Knightley (ジュディ・ナイトレイ, Judi Naitorei)
A British stage girl who has an outstanding performance. She was largely unknown until she encountered Hikari in the final revue, and won the revue. This event has a traumatizing effect on Hikari, causing her to return to Japan.
Rosalie Addams (ロザリー・アダムス, Rozarī Adamusu)
Elizabeth Blethyn (エリザベス・ブレシン, Erizabesu Bureshin)
Aishwarya Shetty (アイシュワリヤー・シェティ, Aishuwariyā Sheti)

Other[edit]

Giraffe (キリン, Kirin)
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese); Jay Hickman[5] (English)
A mysterious talking giraffe who watches over the Revue Starlight auditions, granting the winner the ability to stand on any stage they wish.

Elle Nishino (西野 える, Nishino Eru)

Voiced by: Kaoru Sakura
A woman who organizes the revues in Re LIVE.

Chitose Tsuruhime (鶴姫 千歳, Tsuruhime Chitose)

The 58th student council president of Siegfeld and Yachiyo's older sister who disappeared under mysterious circumstances. It is revealed in Re LIVE that Yachiyo has been trying to find her.

Media[edit]

Stage plays[edit]

The series began as a stage play performed at the AiiA 2.5 Theater in Tokyo.[2] The first performances, titled Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight: The LIVE #1 were held from September 22 to 24, 2017, and a re-run titled Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight: The LIVE #1 revival took place from January 6 to 8, 2018.[7] A new stage play titled Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight: The LIVE #2 Transition was performed at The Galaxy Theatre in Shinagawa from October 13 to 21, 2018,[8] and a re-run titled Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight: The LIVE #2 Revival was performed at the Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba from July 12 to 15, 2019.[9]

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation of the musical drawn by Tsubaki Ayasugi, titled Butai Revue Starlight: Show Must Go On (舞台 レヴュースタァライト SHOW MUST GO ON), and a 4-panel manga series by Makimaki Mawaru, Yonkoma Starlight (よんこま すたぁらいと), both began serialization in Bushiroad's Monthly Bushiroad magazine from January 6, 2018.[10] A third manga written by Kanata Nakamura and illustrated by Sora Goto, Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight Overture (少女☆歌劇 レヴュースタァライト オーバーチュア), began serialization in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Comic magazine from January 30, 2018.[11]

Anime[edit]

A 12-episode anime television series produced by Bushiroad, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Pony Canyon, Overlap, Nelke Planning and Kinema Citrus aired in Japan between July 12 and September 27, 2018.[12] The series is directed by Tomohiro Furukawa, with Tatsuto Higuchi handling series composition and writing the scripts, Hiroyuki Saita designing the characters and Yoshiaki Fujisawa and Tatsuya Kato composing the music.[13] The series was released on three Blu-ray Disc/DVD volumes, each containing additional original video animation shorts, between October 24, 2018 and February 27, 2019.[14][15] The opening theme is "Hoshi no Dialogue" (星のダイアローグ, Star Dialogue), while the ending theme is "Fly Me to the Star", both performed by Starlight 99-gumi, the series' voice actors. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the anime and is streaming the series on Hidive with English, Portuguese and Spanish subtitles, and is also dubbed in English.[16] MVM Entertainment acquired the distribution rights for the UK and Ireland via Sentai Filmworks.[17] A spin-off comedy series, titled Shōjo Konto All-Starlight (少女☆寸劇 オールスタァライト), was announced on March 31, 2019.[18]

No. Title[b] Directed by Original air date
1"Stage Girls"
Transcription: "Butai shōjo" (Japanese: 舞台少女)
Shinya Iino
Tomohiro Furukawa
July 12, 2018 (2018-07-12)
At Seisho Music Academy, Karen Aijō, a student from the 99th graduating class, is surprised when her childhood friend, Hikari Kagura, transfers into her class. One night, Karen follows Hikari as she sneaks out and winds up in an underground theater, where a talking giraffe is hosting a "Revue Starlight" audition between Hikari and classmate Junna Hoshimi. Noticing Hikari struggling, Karen dives in and joins the battle, managing to defeat Junna.
2"The Stage of Fate"
Transcription: "Unmei no butai" (Japanese: 運命の舞台)
Akane TsukamotoJuly 19, 2018 (2018-07-19)
As Karen tries to learn about what happened the previous night from Hikari, Junna is upset over Karen's sudden intrusion. Later on, Karen once again faces off against Junna in the auditions as other members of the class participate in their own. Although Junna is once again defeated, she is humbled by Karen's words and the two become friends.
3"Top Star"
Transcription: "Toppu sutā" (Japanese: トップスタァ)
Taku Yamada
Takushi Koide
July 26, 2018 (2018-07-26)
Hikari tries to keep Karen away from the auditions, locking her up in a shed to try and keep her still. However, Karen escapes and ends up facing against the top student, Maya Tendo, ultimately proving no match for her.
4"Promise Tower"
Transcription: "Yakusoku tawā" (Japanese: 約束タワー)
Masayuki KojimaAugust 2, 2018 (2018-08-02)
Hikari suddenly goes off somewhere, prompting Karen to search all over the city for her. Along the way, Karen learns that Hikari is upset over her losing to Maya. Upon finally finding her, Karen makes a promise with Hikari to become the Top Star alongside her.
5"Where the Light Is"
Transcription: "Kirameki no arika" (Japanese: キラめきのありか)
Yoshiko MikamiAugust 9, 2018 (2018-08-09)
Karen's roommate, Mahiru Tsuyuzaki, has become increasingly frustrated with Karen favoring Hikari over her. During the auditions, Mahiru faces off against Karen, letting out her pent-up frustrations over feeling worthless without her. However, Karen convinces Mahiru that there is plenty good about herself, managing to win the audition.
6"Stage Left for Two"
Transcription: "Futari no hanamichi" (Japanese: ふたりの花道)
Kazuki YokouchiAugust 16, 2018 (2018-08-16)
Already annoyed over not being selected for lead role auditions for the school's production of Starlight, Kaoruko Hanayagi becomes further upset when she discovers her close friend Futaba Isurugi has been secretly taking tap dancing lessons from Claudine Saijō, leading the two to have a fight. Kaoruko contemplates heading back to Kyoto, but Futaba catches up to her before she leaves, with the two deciding to settle their score in the auditions. Recognising all the effort Futaba has put herself through, Kaoruko becomes determined to try harder and manages to win the audition.
7"Daiba Nana"
(Japanese: 大場なな)
Akane TsukamotoAugust 23, 2018 (2018-08-23)
In her second year, Nana Daiba nostalgically remembers the 99th Seisho Festival's production of Starlight the previous year, lamenting that the next one won't be the same. She is eventually approached by the mysterious giraffe, who persuades her to take part in the Revue auditions by offering her the chance to stand on any stage she wishes. Managing to win the auditions, Nana is sent one year back in time to relive the same production, repeating the process to experience the joy over and over again. Upon reaching the present timeline, Nana is surprised when, after countless repeats, Hikari transfers into the class, as she had never appeared in previous timelines.
8"Toward the Light"
Transcription: "Hikari, sasu hō e" (Japanese: ひかり、さす方へ)
Fumiaki KōtaAugust 30, 2018 (2018-08-30)
Studying at a theater school in London, Hikari has been keeping in contact with Karen via letter. She is soon summoned by the giraffe and takes part in London's Revue auditions, but is unable to become the Top Star. As Hikari finds herself struggling following her loss, she eventually deduces that those who lose the auditions lose their brilliance on stage. Given the chance to take part in Japan's Revue auditions, Hikari transfers to Seisho Music Academy, leading to the present where she battles against Nana. Determined to fulfil her promise with Karen, Hikari's weapon, which had previously shrunk due to her lost brilliance, takes on a new form, allowing her to defeat Nana. However, Nana warns Hikari that Starlight is written as a tragedy, and Hikari will inevitably have to battle against Karen.
9"On the Night of the Star Festival"
Transcription: "Hoshi matsuri no yoru ni" (Japanese: 星祭りの夜に)
Taku YamadaSeptember 6, 2018 (2018-09-06)
While Karen and Hikari read the original story of Starlight together, Junna learns from Nana about how she had been repeating time to relive the 99th festival's Starlight, refusing to accept anything different. Realising that Karen is the one who has changed her repeat performance as opposed to Hikari, Nana faces off against her in the auditions. With Karen's vow of constantly evolving instead of repeating the same thing, Nana loses the audition, along with her chances of another repeat performance. As Junna gives Nana some comfort, encouraging her to look ahead to a future with new possibilities, the giraffe prepares for the final day of auditions.
10"Nevertheless, The Show Must Go On"
Transcription: "Saredo butai wa tsuzuku" (Japanese: されど舞台はつづく The Show Must Go On)
Kazuki Yokouchi
Akane Tsukamoto
Takushi Koide
September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)
As everyone prepares for the final day of the auditions, Karen and Hikari spend the day together in Tokyo while Maya and Claudine recall how their rivalry and friendship began. With only four potential winners remaining, the giraffe announces that the final audition will be a duet battle, with Karen and Hikari facing off against Maya and Claudine. Though initially overwhelmed by Maya and Claudine's teamwork, Karen and Hikari manage to work together to defeat them. However, the giraffe suddenly declares one final audition, in which Hikari turns against Karen to claim victory.
11"We Are..."
Transcription: "Watashi-tachi wa" (Japanese: わたしたちは)
Yoshiko Mikami
Ryūtarō Suzuki
September 20, 2018 (2018-09-20)
The auditions end with Hikari refusing to use everyone's brilliance as fuel for the giraffe's "fated stage", after which she mysteriously transfers out of Seisho Academy. As months pass by without any contact from Hikari, Karen eventually realizes that Hikari paid the price that everyone else would've had to pay for losing, losing everything as a result. Translating the book of Starlight that was left behind by Hikari, Karen discovers that the story goes beyond what was in the play, prompting her to return to the underground theater, where Hikari is imprisoned.
12"Revue Starlight"
Transcription: "Revyū sutāraito" (Japanese: レヴュースタァライト)
Tomohiro Furukawa
Takushi Koide
September 27, 2018 (2018-09-27)
Karen returns to the underground theater and arrives at a desert area, where she finds an imprisoned Hikari stuck in an endless loop of trying to climb up a tower to reach a star only to get knocked down again. Determined to bring Hikari out of this stage that she chose for herself, Karen faces off against her in one final revue. Despite being beaten, Karen's desire to return home with Hikari allows her to come back for an encore performance and defeat Hikari, bringing her back to her senses. With everyone reunited, the 99th graduating class of Seisho Music Academy finally put on their performance of Starlight, bringing it to its true conclusion.

Films[edit]

On November 3, 2019, during the "Revue Starlight 3rd StarLive 'Starry Diamond'" concert, it was announced that the series would receive two new films. The first is a compilation film titled Rondo Rondo Rondo that was slated to premiere on May 29, 2020, but was delayed to August 7, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[19][20][21] The second is a brand-new anime film, entitled after the series itself, was planned to premiere on May 21, 2021,[22][23][24] but was delayed to June 4, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the extension of Japan's state of emergency period.[25]

Game[edit]

A Japan-only smartphone game titled Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight -Re LIVE- developed by Ateam and Bushiroad[26] was released for Android devices on October 22, 2018, and an iOS version was released on October 28. This game features a new story that differs from the anime series, and features 24 characters from 4 different acting schools, including the nine main characters from the anime, and features gacha gameplay elements.[27] A worldwide version of the game, localized into English, Korean, and Traditional Chinese, was released on April 22, 2019.[28]

Note[edit]

  1. ^ It is an official translation in the traditional Chinese version of Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight -Re LIVE-.[6] The Japanese version shows katakana only.
  2. ^ All English titles are taken from Hidive.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "高崎|劇場版 少女☆歌劇 レヴュースタァライト|イオンシネマ".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Bushiroad Reveals Revue Starlight Franchise With Stage Musical, TV Anime Projects". Anime News Network. April 30, 2017. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "Shōjo☆ Kageki Revue Starlight Franchise Gets 3rd Manga Adaptation". Anime News Network. January 7, 2018. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "Shojo Kageki Revue Starlight Franchise Gets Smartphone Game". Anime News Network. June 24, 2018. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Revue Starlight official dubcast edition cast list". Hidive. August 4, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  6. ^ "柳 美帆 | 角色". 少女☆歌劇Revue Starlight Re LIVE 官方網站. Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  7. ^ "舞台 | 少女☆歌劇 レヴュースタァライト" (in Japanese). Bushiroad. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  8. ^ "少女☆歌劇 レヴュースタァライト -The LIVE-#2 Transition" (in Japanese). Bushiroad. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  9. ^ "少女☆歌劇 レヴュースタァライト -The LIVE-#2 revival" (in Japanese). Bushiroad. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  10. ^ "Bushiroad's Revue Starlight Franchise Gets 2 Manga". Anime News Network. December 7, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  11. ^ "Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight Franchise Gets 3rd Manga Adaptation". Anime News Network. January 7, 2018. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  12. ^ "Revue Starlight TV Anime Reveals Additional Staff, July 12 Debut". Anime News Network. April 30, 2018. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  13. ^ "Revue Starlight TV Anime Reveals Teaser Video, Visual, Summer Premiere". Anime News Network. January 8, 2018. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  14. ^ Loo, Egan (April 30, 2018). "Revue Starlight TV Anime Reveals Additional Staff, July 12 Debut". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  15. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (July 13, 2018). "Revue Starlight Anime's BD Releases Include Unaired Shorts". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  16. ^ Ressler, Karen (July 5, 2018). "Sentai Filmworks Licenses Revue Starlight Anime, Plans HIDIVE Stream With Subtitles, English Dub". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  17. ^ "MVM Licenses Anohana, Domestic Girlfriend, Rascal Bunny Girl Senpai, Revue Starlight & More". Anime UK News. May 25, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  18. ^ "Revue Starlight Franchise Gets Mini Comedy Skit Anime". Anime News Network. March 31, 2019. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  19. ^ "Revue Starlight Compilation Film to Open on May 29". Anime News Network. January 22, 2020. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  20. ^ "Revue Starlight Compilation Film Postponed Due to COVID-19". Anime News Network. May 12, 2020. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  21. ^ "Revue Starlight Compilation Film Opens on August 7 After COVID-19 Delay". Anime News Network. July 12, 2020. Retrieved July 12, 2020.
  22. ^ "Revue Starlight Anime Gets New Film, Early Summer 2020 Compilation Film". Anime News Network. November 3, 2019. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  23. ^ "New Revue Starlight Film's Teaser Video Reveals 2021 Opening". Anime News Network. August 10, 2020. Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  24. ^ "New Revue Starlight Anime Film Reveals Visual, May 21 Debut". Anime News Network. December 6, 2020. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  25. ^ "「劇場版 少女☆歌劇 レヴュースタァライト」 公開日変更のお知らせ | NEWS|劇場版 少女☆歌劇 レヴュースタァライト". cinema.revuestarlight.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  26. ^ "Shojo Kageki Revue Starlight Franchise Gets Smartphone Game". Anime News Network. June 24, 2018. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  27. ^ "舞台少女たちの新たなレヴューが、ここに開演!Android版をGoogle Playにて配信開始!". Project Revue Starlight. October 22, 2018. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  28. ^ "'Revue Starlight Re LIVE' Is Getting a Global Release Next Week as the Game Adaptation of the Popular Revue Starlight Franchise in Japan". TouchArcade. 2019-04-18. Retrieved 2019-04-20.

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