Popular smartphone game A3! is getting an anime adaptation! The news was announced on 3 February 2019 at the ‘A3! Blooming Live 2019’, which was a concert featuring the cast of the game. The announcement has come with a teaser visual and trailer.
The game A3! takes place at an all-male theater company names Mankai Company which is on the verge of closing down. The player takes the role of the young female general director of the company and must prepare four troupes for the big stage. Each troupe is named after a season: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. After celebrating its second anniversary in January 2019, the game announced that it has surpassed a whopping 6 million downloads.
The teaser trailer shows the anime designs for the leaders of each of the four troupes: Spring’s Sakuya Sakuma, Summer’s Tenma Sumeragi, Autumn’s Banri Settsu, and Winter’s Tsumugi Tsukioka. Sakuya (voiced by Kodai Sakai) is also animated in the trailer and says ‘Director! Please make us bloom!’. The teaser visual shows Sakuya as he is practicing his lines while the Mankai Company mascot, a cockatoo called Kamekichi, flies around.
The trailer also revealed the main staff members for the anime. The series will be directed by Keisuke Shinohara. Mariko Komatsu is in charge of character design and animation director. Naoki Hayashi will take care of the series composition. Τhe series will be produced under P.A.WORKS x Studio 3Hz.
Original Character Design: Ryo Fujiwara
Director: Keisuke Shinohara
Character Design, Animation Director: Mariko Komatsu
Series Composition: Naoki Hayashi
Animation Production: P.A.WORKS x Studio 3Hz