22/7 (TV series)

22/7 (Japanese: ナナブンノニジュウニ, Hepburn: Nanabun no Nijyūni) is a Japanese anime series created as part of the multimedia project between Yasushi Akimoto, Aniplex, and Sony Music Records. The series features the Japanese idol girl group of the same name. The series is animated by A-1 Pictures and is scheduled to air in January 11, 2020. A preview for episodes 1 and 2 is scheduled for a special screening on January 4, 2020, also featuring the cast.[1]

22/7
Anime key visual featuring the main characters.
ナナブンノニジュウニ
(Nanabun no Nijyūni)
GenreIdol, Music
Anime television series
Directed byTakao Abo
Written by
  • Chiaki Nagai
  • Reiji Miyajima
Music byMasato Nakayama
StudioA-1 Pictures
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, GTV, GYT, BS11, ABC, Metele, CS Nippon, AbemaTV
Original run January 11, 2020 scheduled

Characters

Character Voice cast[2]
Miyako Kōno Mizuha Kuraoka
Nicole Saitō Mei Hanakawa
Reika Satō Chiharu Hokaze
Miu Takigawa Nagomi Saijō
Ayaka Tachikawa Reina Miyase
Jun Toda Ruri Umino
Sakura Fujima Sally Amaki
Akane Maruyama Kanae Shirozawa

Production and release

An anime television series adaptation was announced in 2017.[3] The series is animated by A-1 Pictures and directed by Takao Abo, with Chiaki Nagai and Reiji Miyajima handling series composition, and Majiro designing the characters.[4] It will premiere in January 11, 2020 on Tokyo MX, GTV, GYT, BS11, ABC, Metele, and CS Nippon. AbemaTV will be the first service to stream the anime in Japan. [5][6] The opening theme song is "Muzui", and the ending theme song is "Sora no Emerald", both performed by 22/7.[7]

On December 11, 2019, it was announced that Mei Hanakawa would leave the group by the end of the year due to health issues, as the doctor determined that it would be difficult to recover her health if she maintained her performing career due to how her physical constitution is.[8]

References

  1. "Digital Idol Anime 22/7 to Air From Jan. 11! | Tokyo Otaku Mode News". otakumode.com. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  2. "ARTIST". 22/7 – ナナブンノニジュウニ (in Japanese). Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  3. "秋元康氏プロデュースアイドル「22/7」涙の初ライブ 9・20メジャーデビュー&アニメ化決定" (in Japanese). Oricon. July 22, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  4. Sherman, Jennifer (July 22, 2019). "22/7 Idol Project's TV Anime Premieres in January 2020". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  5. Sherman, Jennifer (September 20, 2019). "22/7 Idol Project's TV Anime Reveals Staff, Video, Visual". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  6. Loo, Egan (November 30, 2019). "22/7 Idol Project's TV Anime Reveals January 11 Debut, Episode 1's Story, New Visual". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 30, 2019.
  7. Mateo, Alex (November 20, 2019). "22/7 Idol Project's TV Anime Reveals Opening, Ending Theme Songs". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  8. Egan Loo (2019-12-11). "22/7 Idol Mei Hanakawa to Leave Group Before Anime's Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-12-11.
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