Kadokawa Anime’s official channel began streaming the first promotional video for the boys-love anime Love Stage!! on Thursday. The video stars Tsubasa Yonaga (Free!’s Nagisa Hazuki) as Izumi Sena and Takuya Eguchi (Hamatora’s Mao) as Ryūma Ichijō. The video also reveals that SCREEN mode (Gingitsune ending theme) will perform the series’ opening theme “LΦvest.”
Text: The one he fell in love with was a man
Izumi: Impossible! It’s impossible for me to show up in a commercial in girls’ clothes! And anyway, I’m going to be a manga artist! I have no interest in the show biz world!
Ryoma: And then I fell in love with you.
Text: A sparkling love comedy!
Ryoma: These ten years, I just couldn’t forget about you.
The anime adapts of Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou’s boys-love manga series. The story revolves around Izumi Sena, a boy born into a family of ultra-famous entertainers. However, he is the only member of the family who is not in the entertainment industry, and he is a super otaku college student, too. He has been striving hard to become a manga creator, but he ends up starring in a television commercial. He eventually cross paths again with the very famous actor Ryūma, who becomes aware of his attraction towards Izumi.
Kenichi Kasai (Major, Bakuman., Nodame Cantabile) is directing the series at J.C. Staff. Michiko Yokote (xxxHOLiC, Squid Girl) is working on the series composition while Yoko Ito (key animator for Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Turn A Gundam) is in charge of character design. The show will premiere in July.