Uta no Prince-sama anime special previewed in new trailer

Key visual for the upcoming Uta no Prince-sama anime special.
Key visual for the upcoming Uta no Prince-sama anime special. Pic credit: @natalie.mu and A-1 Pictures

Gekijo-ban Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love STARISH Tours – the upcoming film in the Uta no Prince-sama franchise released a trailer for the new TV anime special titled Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love STARISH Tours: Tabi no Hajimari (The Start of a Journey). The anime special is set to premiere in Japan at 8:00 PM on Tokyo MX and BS11 channels on July 31, 2022. The movie will open in Japanese theaters on September 2, 2022.

Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 1000% TV anime is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and the franchise received a one-hour special and film to celebrate. The special will give a “behind-the-scenes” glance at the daily lives of the characters. In the timeline, the story happens after the Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love Kingdom series and before the film.

You can watch the trailer on King Amusement Creative’s official YouTube channel here:

The official trailer for the upcoming anime special Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love STARISH Tours: Tabi no Hajimari (The Start of a Journey).

In the trailer, the members of STARISH have determined expressions on their faces as they admire the starry night sky overhead.

What is the plot of Uta no Prince-sama?

The story centers on a young woman named Nanami Haruka, who dreams of being an idol. She decides to attend an idol training school that happens to be filled with bishounen (handsome men). The school normally pairs each aspiring songwriter with 1 aspiring idol, but Haruka ends up being paired with 3 idols! What’s a girl to do when she’s not allowed to date any of her beautiful co-workers?

Key visual for the Uta no Prince-sama franchise.
Key visual for the Uta no Prince-sama franchise. Pic credit: @hourlyrens/Twitter

Who are the members of the production team?

Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love STARISH Tours: Tabi no Hajimari production team members include:

  • Director – Chika Nagaoka (Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love Kingdom)
  • Scriptwriter – Chiaki Nagai (Uta no Prince-sama Legend Star)
  • Character designer and chief animation director – Maki Fujioka
  • Music – Elements Garden
  • Animation – A-1 Pictures

Who are the cast members?

Uta no Prince-sama cast members include:

  • Miyuki Sawashiro – Haruka Namami
  • Takuma Terashima – Otoya Ittoki (STARISH)
  • Mamoru Miyano – Tokiya Ichinose (STARISH)
  • Junichi Suwabe – Ren Jinguji (STARISH)
  • Kenichi Suzumura – Masato Hijirikawa (STARISH)
  • Kisho Taniyama – Natsuki Shinomiya (STARISH)
  • Hiro Shimono – Syo Kurusu (STARISH)
  • Kohsuke Toriumi – Cecil Aijima (STARISH)

Where can I read, watch or play Uta no Prince-sama?

Uta no Prince-sama is a Japanese multimedia franchise by Broccoli. On June 24, 2010, the original dating simulation game for female players of the same name was released on PlayStation Portable. The game inspired multiple sequels and rhythm game spin-offs. The series has also been adapted into several manga series appearing in Sylph magazine, and anime adaptations.

The first anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures, Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000%, started airing in 2011 and the story centered on Haruka and her adventures with the handsome idols. The following seasons revolve around the 7 idols that formed the group STARISH together. There were three sequels and two films.

In 2019, an animated film titled Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love Kingdom was released. In 2022, an animated film titled Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love STARISH Tours is set to premiere in September. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the previous four television anime seasons and the film. Crunchyroll is currently streaming the second, third, and fourth seasons of Uta no Prince-sama. Season 1 is currently available for streaming on HIDIVE.

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