All 8 Character Designs Revealed for Yasushi Akimoto-Produced 2D Digital Idol Group

The 2D digital idol group is produced by Yasushi Akimoto.

 

Character designs have been revealed for all eight members of a 2D digital idol group produced by Yasushi Akimoto.

Yasushi Akimoto is best known as the producer of AKB48 and its subgroups, as well as their official “rival” acts, Nogizaka46 and Keyakizaka46. The digital idol group was started by Aniplex in conjunction with Sony Music Records, the label to which Nogizaka46 and Keyakizaka46 are signed.

The idols’ character designs were created by some of the biggest names in the anime industry, with each artist responsible for designing one member. Auditions are currently being organized to find the voices of each character.

The character designers include Mieko Hosoi (“Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash”, “Nerawareta Gakuen”, “Aiura”), Kurehito Misaki (“Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend”), Hirokazu Koyama of Type-Moon (“Fate/Grand Order”, “Mahotsukai no Yoru”), Yukiko Horiguchi (“K-On!”, “Tamako Market”), Koharu Sakura and Tometa Ohara of QP:flapper (“Girl Friend Beta”), Masayoshi Tanaka (“Anohana”, “The Anthem of the Heart”, “Your Name”), and Kantoku (“The ‘Hentai’ Prince and the Stony Cat.”).

Regarding the idol group’s formation, Yasushi Akimoto stated, “What if there were girls that looked like this? What if there were idols that talked like this? What if there were idols that got into this kind of trouble? Together with some amazing character designers, we’re going to take advantage of the nature of fiction to create a new era of idols.”

Miyako Kono (Character design: Mieko Hosoi)

Nikoru Saito (Character design: Kurehito Misaki)

Reika Sato (Character design: Hirokazu Koyama of Type-Moon)

Miu Takigawa (Character design: Yukiko Horiguchi)

 

Ayaka Tachikawa (Character design: Koharu Sakura of QP:flapper)

 

 Jun Toda (Character design: Masayoshi Tanaka

Sakura Fujima (Character design: Kantoku)

Akane Maruyama (Character design: Tometa Ohara of QP:flapper)

 

Link:

Digital Idol Group

http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/sd/digital-idol-audition/

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