Shōnen Hollywood

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Shōnen Hollywood
少年ハリウッド
(Shōnen Hariuddo)
Genre Comedy, Music, Idol anime
Novel
Written by Ikuyo Hashiguchi
Published by Shogakukan
Imprint Shogakukan Bunko
Published July 2012
Anime television series
Shōnen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49-
Directed by Toshimasa Kuroyanagi
Written by Ikuyo Hashiguchi
Music by Tetsuji Hayashi
Studio Zexcs
Licensed by
Original network AT-X, Tokyo MX, TVS, CTC, tvk, KBS, SUN, TVA, BS11
English network
Original run July 5, 2014September 27, 2014
Episodes 13
Anime television series
Shōnen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 50-
Directed by Toshimasa Kuroyanagi
Written by Ikuyo Hashiguchi
Music by Tetsuji Hayashi
Studio Zexcs
Licensed by
Original network AT-X, Tokyo MX, TVS, CTC, tvk, KBS, SUN, TVA, BS11
English network
Original run January 10, 2015April 4, 2015
Episodes 13
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Shōnen Hollywood (少年ハリウッド, Shōnen Hariuddo) is a Japanese media franchise created by Ikuyo Hashiguchi. It consists of an idol project, a novel by Hashiguchi that was published by Shogakukan in 2012 and an anime television series by Zexcs that aired between July 5, 2014 and September 27, 2014.[1] Funimation has licensed the series for streaming and home video release in North America.[2] Crunchyroll simulcast the series for territories outside of North America since July 5, 2014. A second season has been announced for 2015.[3]

Plot[edit]

Novel[edit]

Thirty-two-year-old Kōji Sakuragi sees an ad that is scouting for young male singers to be a part of a new group named Shōnen Hollywood. Having once dreamed of being an idol himself, Kōji changes his name to Tsuyoshi Hiiragi and lies about being seventeen in order to get in and study at a well-known theatre in Shinjuku called Hollywood Tokyo, where the group will grow and develop their talents.

Shōnen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49-[edit]

The anime takes place 15 years after the events of the novel.

Characters[edit]

Shōnen Hollywood members[edit]

Kakeru Kazami (風見颯)
Voiced by: Ryōta Ōsaka

Kakeru lived a "normal life" up until the director of Hollywood Tokyo came and scouted him. He is usually not assertive, accepting anything that comes before him. Later on, it is revealed that he cannot sing well; a problem which is eventually solved with the help of the other Shounen Hollywood members. His Hollywood color is red.

Ikuma Amaki (甘木生馬)
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara

Makki is an ex-yankee who didn't finish his high school. Due to this, he has problems in reading kanji. He is now the center of the idol group. Later on, it is revealed that the reason he left high school was because he got into a fight with his fellow yankees. His Hollywood color is green.

Kira Saeki (佐伯希星)
Voiced by: Daiki Yamashita

Kira is a former child star actor with famous parents. Even though he is the youngest member of the group, he has the most professional experience. He is very serious about his work; even saying that his dream is to find a job where he can perform in front of people, even when he's middle-aged. His Hollywood color is blue.

Daiki Tomii (富井大樹)
Voiced by: Shouta Aoi

Tommy is a big fan of the previous Shounen Hollywood idol group and joined the idol industry because of that. The brightest member of the group, he serves as their good luck charm. Later on, it is revealed that he grew up in an orphanage. He has idolized the previous generation's Tommy after the latter visited his orphanage.

Shun Maiyama (舞山春)
Voiced by: Kensho Ono

Shun is a musician who joined Shounen Hollywood aiming to be an international star. Even though he loves teasing and is very prideful, he is actually serious when it comes to music.

Others[edit]

Kyōichi "Tessy" Teshigawa (勅使河原恭一)
Voiced by: Masashi Nitta
President (シャチョウ, Shachō)
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa
Ran Kazehara (風原乱)
Voiced by: Shintarō Asanuma
Daichi Hirosawa (広澤大地)
Voiced by: Sōichirō Hoshi
Kō Ōsaki (大咲香)
Voiced by: Yuto Suzuki
Shima "Seama" Hayamizu (早水海馬)
Voiced by: Kōsuke Toriumi
Minoru Tomii (富井実)
Voiced by: Daisuke Sakaguchi
Ryūnosuke "Ryū" Date (伊達竜之介)
Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio
Tsuyoto Hiiragi (柊剛人)
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ZEXCS Makes TV Anime of Idol Project Shōnen Hollywood". Anime News Network. March 14, 2014. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Funimation Licenses Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49-". Anime News Network. 2014-07-02. 
  3. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Shonen Hollywood Outside North America". Anime News Network. 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 

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