Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight

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Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight
少女☆歌劇 レヴュー・スタァライト
(Shōjo☆Kageki Revū Sutāraito)
Genre Music
Manga
Published by Bushiroad
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Bushiroad
Original run January 6, 2018 – present
Manga
Yonkoma Starlight
Published by Bushiroad
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Bushiroad
Original run January 6, 2018 – present
Manga
Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight Overture
Illustrated by Sora Goto
Published by ASCII Media Works
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Dengeki G's Comic
Original run January 30, 2018 – present
Anime television series
Directed by Tomohiro Furukawa
Produced by Akane Taketsugu
Yuuki Katayama
Teppei Nojima
Atsushi Iwazaki
Written by Tatsuto Higuchi
Music by Tatsuya Kato
Yoshiaki Fujisawa
Studio Kinema Citrus
Licensed by
Original network TBS, CBC, BS-TBS, MBS, RKB
English network
Original run July 12, 2018 – present
Episodes 12
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Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight (少女☆歌劇 レヴュー・スタァライト, Shōjo☆Kageki Revū Sutāraito, lit. Girls' Opera Revue Starlight) is a Japanese media franchise created in 2017 by Bushiroad and Nelke Planning. It primarily consists of a musical, performed between September 22 and 24, 2017 at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo[1] and a 12-episode anime television series that premiered on July 12, 2018. It has received three manga adaptations, all of which began serialization in January 2018.[2] A smartphone game titled Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight: Re LIVE, developed by Ateam, has also been announced.[3]

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, an underground "Revue Starlight" audition, orchestrated by a talking giraffe, pits the students against each other in stage battles in order to shine as the top star. Karen Aijō, upon being reunited by her childhood friend Hikari Kagura, comes across these auditions and battles to become the top star alongside Hikari.

Characters[edit]

Karen Aijō (愛城 華恋, Aijō Karen)
Voiced by: Momoyo Koyama[1] (Japanese); Brittney Karbowski[4] (English)
Stage weapon: Cutlass
Image color: Cherry Red
As a child, Karen was amazed by a stage play after she saw a "Revue Starlight" performance. She made a promise to Hikari that one day they will stand on the "Revue Starlight" stage. She doesn't like mornings, but enjoys practice at daytime. Karen is energetic and loud-mouthed, but very friendly.
Hikari Kagura (神楽 ひかり, Kagura Hikari)
Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori[1] (Japanese); Patricia Duran[4] (English)
Stage weapon: Pocket Knife
Image color: Velvet Blue
Karen's childhood friend who was also amazed by Revue Starlight. After returning from England, she later made a promise to Karen that one day they will stand on the stage. While she is very calm and mature for her age, Hikari had light rivalry with Mahiru due to their affection for Karen.
Maya Tendō (天堂 真矢, Tendō Maya)
Voiced by: Maho Tomita[1] (Japanese); Olivia Swasey[4] (English)
Stage weapon: Long Rapier
Image color: Pale Grey
Maya is a hardworking and talented stage actress who is a natural at acting. Despite her beauty and Prima Donna looks, Maya is a loner who doesn't have any friends. She has a rivalry with Claudine who aims to be number one.
Junna Hoshimi (星見 純那, Hoshimi Junna)
Voiced by: Hinata Satō[1] (Japanese); Shannon Emerick[4] (English)
Stage weapon: Bow and arrow
Image colors: Baby Blue
An honor student who is also the class rep. Despite her good academic scores, Junna chose to be a stage actress despite her parents' objections. She may sometimes overthink despite having good judgement. Junna is also very good friends with Nana.
Mahiru Tsuyuzaki (露崎 まひる, Tsuyuzaki Mahiru)
Voiced by: Haruki Iwata[1] (Japanese); Maggie Flecknoe[4] (English)
Stage weapon: Wand
Image color: Leaf Green
Mahiru is Karen's roommate who is very shy despite her great talent. She is always admiring Karen and dreams to become her stage partner. She is jealous towards Hikari due to them being childhood friends but always supports them.
Nana Daiba (大場 なな, Daiba Nana)
Voiced by: Moeka Koizumi[1] (Japanese); Luci Christian[4] (English)
Stage weapon: Katana
Image color: Sunny Yellow
Junna's best friend who is also a mother figure towards the girls. Not only talented at music and dance, but also production as well. Her nickname is Banana.
Claudine Saijō (西條クロディーヌ, Saijō Kurodīnu)
Voiced by: Aina Aiba[1] (Japanese); Christina Kelly[4] (English)
Stage weapon: Longsword
Image color: Tangerine Orange
Being born from a Japanese father and French mother, Claudine is a talented girl who has been acting since her childhood. Her wish is to take Maya's number one place.
Futaba Isurugi (石動 双葉, Isurugi Futaba)
Voiced by: Teru Ikuta[1] (Japanese); Chelsea McCurdy[4] (English)
Stage weapon: Axe or Scythe
Image color: Dark Purple
Despite her small stature, Futaba is very strong at stage combat. She is very kind, despite her sharp tongue and is always complaining. She is also Kaoruko's childhood friend who also is on the same stage with her despite being terrible at Japanese dance.
Kaoruko Hanayagi (花柳 香子, Hanayagi Kaoruko)
Voiced by: Ayasa Itō[1] (Japanese); Savanna Menzel[4] (English)
Stage weapon: Naginata or Spear
Image color: Mauve Pink
The granddaugther of a Japanese dance master. Kaoruko is Futaba's childhood friend and always relies on her. She is a high-class lady and also very calculating. Kaoruko is very friendly to everyone. Her trademark is her Kyoto dialect.
Rei Sakuragi (櫻木 麗, Sakuragi Rei)
Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka (Japanese); Joanne Bonasso[4] (English)
Giraffe
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese); Jay Hickman[4] (English)

Media[edit]

Anime[edit]

A 12-episode anime television series by Kinema Citrus began airing on July 12, 2018.[5][6][7] Sentai Filmworks have licensed the anime and will stream it on HIDIVE.[8]

No. Title[a] Original air date
1 "Stage Girls"
"Butai Shōjo" (舞台少女) 
July 12, 2018
At Seisho Music Academy, Karen Aijō, a member of 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 audition hall, 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"
"Unmei no Butai" (運命の舞台) 
July 19, 2018
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 Revue Starlight auditions, as other members of the class participate in their own. Although Junna is once again defeated, she is humbled by Karen's word and the two become friends. 
3 "Top Star"
"Toppu Sutā" (トップ スタア) 
July 26, 2018
Hikari tries to keep Karen away from the Revue Starlight 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 Tendou, ultimately proving no match for her. 
4 "Promise Tower"
"Yakusoku Tawā" (約束タワー) 
August 2, 2018
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 "Is Sparkle Even Possible"
"Kirameki no Ari ka" (キラめきのありか) 
August 9, 2018
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"
"Futari no Hanamichi" (ふたりの花道) 

Note[edit]

  1. ^ All English titles are taken from HIDIVE.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Bushiroad Reveals Revue Starlight Franchise With Stage Musical, TV Anime Projects". Anime News Network. April 30, 2017. Retrieved May 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Shōjo☆ Kageki Revue Starlight Franchise Gets 3rd Manga Adaptation". Anime News Network. January 7, 2018. Retrieved August 5, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Shojo Kageki Revue Starlight Franchise Gets Smartphone Game". Anime News Network. June 24, 2018. Retrieved August 5, 2018. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Revue Starlight official dubcast edition cast list". HIDIVE. August 4, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Revue Starlight TV Anime Reveals Teaser Video, Visual, Summer Premiere". Anime News Network. January 8, 2018. Retrieved January 9, 2018. 
  6. ^ Loo, Egan (April 30, 2018). "Revue Starlight TV Anime Reveals Additional Staff, July 12 Debut". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 30, 2018. 
  7. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (July 13, 2018). "Revue Starlight Anime's BD Releases Include Unaired Shorts". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 13, 2018. 
  8. ^ 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. 

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