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  • Idols galore at the Ensemble Stars! stage

    Ensemble stars! THE ANIMATION Ni-chan☆shinobi no houkago RADIO” Public Recording

    The Ensemble stars radio public recording was very first red stage of the Anime Japan 2017! The guests who appeared were the voice actors from the from the groups Trickstar, Knights, and Akatsuki, with the MCs being from Rabits and from Ryuuseitai.


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    Cast appearance: Yuki Yonai (Nazuna Nito), Anju Nitta (Shinobu Sengoku), Tetsuya Kakihara (Subaru Akehoshi), Shintaro Asanuma (Leo Tsukinaga), Masami Ito (Izumi Sena), Ryo Kitamura (Arashi Narukami), Reio Tsuchida (Tsukasa Suou), Daiki Yamashita (Ritsu Sakuma), Yuichiro Umehara (Keito Hasumi), Shinichiro Kamio (Kuro Kiryu), Keisuke Kaminaga (Souma Kanzaki)

    First up from Trickstar, was Tetsuya Kakihara.

    After introducing himself, he did an apt impression of group member Shoutaro Morikubo (voice actor of Makoto Yuki) since he was not able to attend. Sadly, he was the only representative from Trickstar, but he came with a ‘friend’ in the form of a Shiba Inu plushie!

    The members from Knights appeared in full force, all dressed smartly in black.

    Akatsuki came next, and it was actually the first time that the whole team to appeared together. The cast members played some games on stage, the first one being a posing game!

    The group members would have to be in sync with their poses, and the group with the most people with the same poses would win! As Knights had five members, they formed a team and were pit against the rest of the cast members present.

    The first challenge was for Knights, and the pose was ‘idol cats’. All of them had different, but albeit cute, poses for cats, and  were awarded three points for their poses. The challenge for the other team was “idol dog”, and there were some interesting poses like a dog peeing position.

    All of them chose poses with very awkward positions, and thus the judges teased them by making them hold the pose for longer than usual. The cast members were all trembling in their poses by the end of it. As all the poses were rather epic, the hosts could not decide which one to crown the winning team, and asked the audience to clap, and the team with the loudest clap would be crowned the winning team. Team “Trickstar+Akatsuki” had the loudest claps, and were crowned the winner!

    Team “Trickstar+Akatsuki” had the loudest claps, and were crowned the winner!

    Ending,

    Unfortunately, it was time for the programme to end, and the guests were asked to say a few words of thanks.

    Shintaro Asanuma thanked everyone for coming out so early this morning and added that the listeners were probably glad that Tetsuya Kakihara and Yuichiro Umehara (the more popular seiyuu) were present today. He also mentioned, specifically to those listening to the radio show, that everyone on stage was actually naked, and left that to their imagination.

    Ryo Kitamura was probably still in the mood for posing, as he walked around the stage doing different poses, giving his closing speech. The other voice actors took his lead and started doing different poses as well.

    Yamashita Daiki even laid down on the stage while thanking everyone for coming. Yuichiro Umehara said that he was glad that the whole Akatsuki was present for this stage and that he looks forward to singing with Akatsuki from now, all while doing a “dog” pose.

    Shinichiro Kamio teased the listeners by saying that everyone on stage was so cold as they were all naked.

    Tetsuya Kakihara hoped that Trickstar would one day be able to appear together as a group, and expressed that he was glad to have the chance to collaborate with not only seiyuu but also stage actors in the Ensemble Stars game.

    Some important announcements were also made during the stage event. The Ensemble Stars Only Shop would be opening at four Animate stores in Japan! The details are as follows:

    Animate Ikebukuro: 22 April to 14 May

    Animate Tenouji: 20 May to 4 June

    Animate Fukuoka Tenjin: 10-25 June

    Animate Yokohama: 1-17 July

    For all Ensemble Stars fans who will be in Japan during these dates, please check out the lovely goods!

    I’m sure that many fans have been waiting for this, a 3rd unit song series has been scheduled to be recorded, and will be released on 9 August this year! Do look forward to it!


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