‘Kageki Shojo!!’ is a manga drama written by Kumiko Saiki that had an original run from 2012 to 2014 before starting again in 2015. It was originally published by Shueisha and later Hakusensha being picked up by Seven Seas Entertainment for a North America release.
An anime adaption was launched in July 2021 by Pine Jam and director Kazuhiro Yoneda. Funimation announced on their website that they had acquired the rights to produce an English dub that will be released on their streaming service.
“Can you rise to the top and take the stage? We’re excited to announce that the Kageki Shojo!! English dub is officially on its way to Funimation, and we’ve got info on the series cast and crew for you,” Funimation explains. “Episode 1 of the Kageki Shojo!! English dub will arrive on Funimation, which means your journey at the legendary Kouka School of Musical and Theatrical Arts is about to begin.”
They said, “The English cast for the series includes Siv Ryan as Sarasa Watanabe and Xanthe Huynh (March comes in like a lion, BNA: Brand New Animal) as Ai Narata.”
The show also stars Megan Shipman as Ayako Yamada, Corey Pettit as Sawa Sugimoto, AmaLee as Kaoru Hoshino, Monica Rial as Chika Sawada, and Natalie Rial as Chiaki Sawada.
The plot summary says, “Ever since she was a little girl, Sarasa has wanted to play the role of Oscar as part of the Kouka Acting Troupe, an all-female acting troupe similar to the Takarazuka Revue. But before she can do that, she has to attend two years at the Kouka School of Musical and Theatrical Arts. As Sarasa practices singing, dancing, and acting, she grows closer to the other girls in her year, including her roommate, the stoic former J-idol, Ai. Though Sarasa is great at making friends, her outspoken nature and grand ambitions earn her lots of enemies as well.
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