I-Chu is a Japanese mobile game developed by Liber Entertainment. The original game was released on June 26, 2015 on Android and July 3, 2015 for the iOS. It was followed up with the release of an updated mobile game, I-Chu Étoile Stage, on April 30, 2020, while the original game was discontinued in July 2020.
Along with the game, the franchise has released several CDs portrayed by the characters in the game, and the success of the game led to several adaptations for the franchise, including stage plays and an anime television series by Lay-duce, which will premiere in January 6, 2021.
An anime television series adaptation titled I-Chu: Halfway Through the Idol was announced in April 2019. The series is directed by Hitoshi Nanba and written by Yoshimi Narita, with Mina Ōsawa in charge of character designs, Twin Engine as producer, Lay-duce producing the animation, and Yoshiaki Dewa composing the music. The series is set to premiere on January 6, 2021.
The anime released a new preview.
Color Design: Reiko Iwasawa (Seikaisuru Kado, Release the Spyce)
Music: Yoshiaki Dewa (Amnesia, Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - The Animated Series)
Sound Production: Half HP Studio
Hitoshi Nanba (Golden Kamuy, Fate/Grand Order: First Order) is directing the anime at Lay-duce. Yoshimi Narita (Itsudatte Bokura no Koi wa 10 cm Datta., Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu.) is in charge of the series composition. Mina Oosawa (Given, Gakuen Babysitters) is designing the characters. Twin Engine is credited for production.
Source - Official Website
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