HoneyWorks’ Heroine Tarumono! Drops Trailer Ahead of April Debut
The anime Heroine Tarumono! Kiraware Heroine to Naisho no O-Shigoto (translated as To Become a Good Heroine! The Unpopular Girl and the Secret Job) released a new trailer that lets us know the show will debut on April 7. It also lets us hear the ending theme song “Tokyo Sunny Party,” which is performed by Inori Minase, Ayane Sakura, and Saori Hayami, who also play characters in the show.
The anime comes from the song “Heroine Tarumono!” from Vocaloid creator unit HoneyWorks. And you don’t hear it in this trailer, but the opening song will be “Julietta” and performed by LIP×LIP, the fictional band in the anime.
Inori Minase plays Hiyori Suzumi, Kouki Uchiyama plays Yūjirō Someya (LIP×LIP), Nobunaga Shimazaki plays Aizō Shibasaki (LIP×LIP), Ayane Sakura plays Juri Hattori, Saori Hayami plays Chizuru Nakamura, Junya Enoki plays Nagisa Shiranami, Momo Asakura plays Hina Setoguchi, Natsuki Hanae plays Kōtarō Enomoto, Takuya Eguchi plays Ken Shibasaki, Nao Tōyama plays Arise Takamizawa, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka plays Kodai Yamamoto, Sora Amamiya plays Sena Narumi, Shiina Natsukawa plays Mona Narumi, and Sōma Saitō plays YUI.
The anime is being made at Lay-duce, with Noriko Hashimoto as the director. The job of both writing and supervising the series scripts goes to d Yoshimi Narita, who previously worked on I★CHU: Halfway Through The Idol. The music is being composed by Moe Hyūga, who has also worked on LIP×LIP FILM×LIVE: Kono Sekai no Tanoshimikata, O Maidens in Your Savage Season, and Steins;Gate 0. The tasks of chief animation director and character designer both go to Kaori Ishii of O Maidens in Your Savage Season.
A manga adaptation began coming out in Japan in January, but so far there’s no word of it being licensed in North America. Are you interested in checking out this musical anime?
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